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6th Jul 2020

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Labour beat Farage's Brexit party in UK byelection

The Labour party narrowly beat Nigel Farage's new Brexit Party at a byelection in the British city of Peterborough on Thursday. After coming top in last month's European elections, Farage had hoped to make a breakthrough with an MP in the Westminster parliament, but Labour scored 10,484 votes to his party's 9,801 votes, a margin of 683. The Conservatives were beaten into third place with 7,243 votes.

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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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