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Second French EU nominee also under fire from MEPs

Thierry Breton, France's EU nominee for single market commissioner, could have a conflict of interest because the French tech firm of which he is CEO and shareholder, Atos, receives EU subsidies, French opposition MEPs have said. French president Emmanuel Macron had "clearly learnt nothing" from the European Parliament's shock rejection of his first choice for the job, French left-wing MEP Manon Aubry said. French Green MEPs also joined the attack.

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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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