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Dutch MEPs seek to shed light on €4,416 expenses

MEPs' expense allowances, worth €4,416 a month, should be open to public scrutiny, according to a new motion to be introduced in the European Parliament (EP) by two Dutch deputies, liberal Gerben-Jan Gerbrandy and socialist Dennis de Jong. "This is public spending and so it should be publicly accounted for," Gerbrandy said. The EP previously voted down the idea. The EU court blocked journalists from greater information on the issue.

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EU migration pact to deter asylum

The EU commission's newest pact on migration and asylum seeks to deter people from claiming asylum by speeding up procedures and sending most of them back home.

EU countries stuck on rule of law-budget link

Divisions among EU governments remain between those who want to suspend EU funds if rule of law is not respected, and those who want to narrow down conditionality.

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