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14th Jul 2020

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Trial of jailed Catalan separatists ends

Thousands took to the streets of Barcelona on Wednesday to show support for the Catalan "political prisoners" whose trial ended after four months in Madrid. The jailed leaders denied the charges, arguing that Catalonia's 2017 secession bid had been non-violent. The nine defendants charged with rebellion, including former Catalan vice president Oriol Junqueras, who was elected to the EU parliament last month, could face 25 years in jail if convicted.

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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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