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Lisbon Treaty MEP blasts EU court's Article 50 opinion

An MEP who helped draft Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty has lambasted Tuesday's opinion from the EU court that a country can unilaterally withdraw its application to leave the EU. Jo Leinen, a German MEP and member of the constitutional convention, said: "The advocate general's assessment is misguided. Article 50 of the EU Treaty is not intended to allow a member state to take the European Union hostage".

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Fidesz MEP oversees FOI appeals on disgraced Fidesz MEP

Disgraced former Fidesz MEP József Szájer is entitled to a transitional allowance. The European Parliament won't say if he took one. An appeal on a freedom of information request is delayed - while appeals are overseen by another Fidesz MEP.

Belgium outlines summer Covid relaxation plans

Belgian prime minister Alexander De Croo announced that from 9 June restaurants, cinemas, theatres and fitness centres will be able to open their doors again. Indoor and outdoor events will steadily be able to host more people.

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