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6th Jul 2020

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Warning on 'Uber-isation' of European cocaine trade

Cocaine dealers in Europe are increasingly using social media in what the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drugs Addiction, an EU agency in Lisbon, has called "Uber-isation" of the trade. Dealers had created "cocaine call centres" across the EU on the model of the US taxi-type firm Uber, the agency said in its annual report out Thursday, amid record seizures of increasingly pure qualities of the drug.

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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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