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Von der Leyen to meet French and Hungarian candidates Monday

European Commission president-elect Ursula von der Leyen will meet the new candidates for commissioners from France, Thierry Breton, and Hungary, Oliver Varhelyi, on Monday, a commission spokeswoman said Friday. Earlier on, candidates from France, Hungary, and Romania were rejected by the European Parliament. The new Romanian government is sill yet to nominate a new candidate. The von der Leyen commission will take office with at least one month delay.

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Commission chief under fire for Croatia campaign video

EU Commission president Ursula von der Leyen recorded a video in support of Croatia's ruling party, which the EU executive said was in her "personal capacity" - and admits it was a "mistake" that this was not made clear.

Parliament vaping booths 'too confidential' to discuss

The European Parliament is refusing to disclose documents on an internal debate on whether to set up e-cigarette smoking booths at its premises in Strasbourg and Brussels, posing questions on how it handles transparency on relatively minor issues.

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