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6th Jul 2020

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Farage could face EU fine over undeclared money

British Brexit Party MEP Nigel Farage could face European Parliament (EP) sanctions, including fines, after refusing to attend a special hearing on alleged financial irregularities on Wednesday. The EP called him in after media reports he had received hundreds of thousands of pounds from British pro-Brexit businessman Arron Banks but had failed to declare it in his EP disclosure. "What is this but an EU kangaroo court?" Farage said.

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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.

EU parliament chairs explain missing lobbyist meetings

MEPs in January 2019 agreed to a rule change in a bid for greater transparency. The rules included requiring committee chairs to publish their meetings with registered lobbyists. EUobserver spoke to six chairs, who haven't done so yet.

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