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Romania to propose MEP as new commissioner

Romania's new centrist government will propose MEP Siegfried Muresan as its commissioner in the new EU executive, ruling National Liberal Party officials said Tuesday. Muresan has been a European lawmaker since 2014, and hails from the centre-right European People's Party (EPP). He has been an EPP spokesperson and vice-chair for the group in parliament. The official nomnation letter will be sent to Brussels on TUesday or Wednesday, Reuters reported.

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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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