15th Apr 2024


Commission confirms: no Katainen lobbying minutes

The European Commission has told EUobserver that after a "renewed, thorough search" for minutes or any other records of seven meetings commission vice-president Jyrki Katainen held with lobbyists, it found no such documents. Last month, the lack of written records came to light after EUobserver filed an access to documents request - despite Katainen having claimed that when meeting lobbyists, one of his cabinet members "always" takes notes.

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EU special summit, MEPs prep work, social agenda This WEEK

EU leaders gather in Brussels for a special two-day summit this week, while MEPs will prepare for the last plenary session of the legislature. In Italy, G7 foreign affairs ministers will convene from Wednesday to Friday.

UK-EU deal on Gibraltar only 'weeks away'

EU and UK negotiators said that a new post-Brexit settlement for Gibraltar was just weeks away from completion following four-way talks in Brussels on Friday (12 April).

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