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7th Jul 2020

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Poll: EPP-S&D rule of European Parliament challenged

The European Parliament's two largest parties are set to lose, for the first time, their joint control of the assembly after May's elections, the European Parliament's latest poll predicted. The centre-right EPP alliance would remain the largest party, winning 188 seats, and the centre-left S&D group would remain second with 142 seats. That is however not enough support to control the 705-member parliament without involving a third party.

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Agenda

Budget talks shift gear This WEEK

European Council president Charles Michel is expected to present his compromise proposal on the EU's long-term budget and the recovery fund to national capitals in the second half of the week.

Facial-recognition moratorium back on EU agenda

Members of the committee on civil liberties widely supported a moratorium on facial recognition for law enforcement purposes, just after the EU data watchdog backed earlier this week the ban on this technology in public spaces.

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