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30th Nov 2020

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MEPs delay vote on greater transparency

The European Parliament's constitutional affairs committee decided on Wednesday to postpone a vote about its internal rules, including on meeting lobbyists. It followed distribution on Tuesday of a long-overdue legal opinion. "Many colleagues haven't had time to read it," said the committee's chairwoman Danuta Huebner. The three largest groups, the European People's Party, the Socialists & Democrats and European Conservatives and Reformists supported the postponement.

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