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Former top EU official takes job at law firm

Former European Commission secretary-general Alexander Italianer has been hired by US law firm Arnold & Porter, the company announced on Thursday, saying Italianer, a former director-general for competition, "brings extraordinary insight into the key issues facing today's global economy and an unparalleled knowledge of the workings of the European Commission". The firm specified Italianer's new job was in accordance with commission rules, which required Italianer to ask authorisation.

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EU ends silence on Hong Kong protests

The EU, in league with Canada, has spoken out on the Hong Kong protests after months of silence in what one expert called "a clear expression of support for the protesters".

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Selmayr did not keep formal records of lobby meetings

The German former secretary-general of the European Commission held some 21 meetings which were registered in the lobby register. But no documents appeared to exist summarising what was said.

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