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14th Jul 2020

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Report: Minorities missing from EU parliament

Ethnic and racial minorities make up at least 10 percent of the EU's population but hold just five percent of seats in the new European Parliament, the European Network Against Racism has found. Representation of Europe's biggest minority, the six-million strong Roma, has dropped, Reuters reported. The total percentage of new minority lawmakers will also fall to four percent, when UK lawmakers leave the EU parliament after Brexit.

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EU 'in-person' summit plus key data privacy ruling This WEEK

EU leaders will meet in Brussels on Friday and Saturday to discuss in person the EU's long-term budget and recovery plan to respond to the crisis. Meanwhile, the future of the EU-US Privacy Shield might depend on this week's ruling.

Michel lays out compromise budget plan for summit

Ahead of expected tense discussions next weekend among EU leaders, European Council president Charles Michel tries to find common ground: the recovery package's size, and grants, would stay - but controls would be tougher.

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