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6th Jul 2020

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Court of Justice advocate general dies

Yves Bot, one of the 11 advocates general at the Court of Justice of the EU, has died, the Luxembourg-based court announced on Tuesday. Advocates general give the court advice, which they often accept. Bot (born 1947) said last January that a dispute settlement in the EU-Canada free trade deal was in line with EU law and that Poland broke EU law by logging in a primeval forest.

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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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