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6th Jul 2020

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Commission will not probe Borrell over Catalan tweet

Catalan MEP Diana Riba (Greens) has accused Spain's foreign minister Josep Borrell of "serious negligence" for tweeting a classified document from the British Sirene office, concerning the European arrest warrant issued against the former Catalan minister Clara Ponsatí, and asked the commission to investigate it. However, a spokesperson of the EU's executive body said that it is "up to the national authorities to look into this matter".

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Agenda

Budget talks shift gear This WEEK

European Council president Charles Michel is expected to present his compromise proposal on the EU's long-term budget and the recovery fund to national capitals in the second half of the week.

Facial-recognition moratorium back on EU agenda

Members of the committee on civil liberties widely supported a moratorium on facial recognition for law enforcement purposes, just after the EU data watchdog backed earlier this week the ban on this technology in public spaces.

EU parliament chairs explain missing lobbyist meetings

MEPs in January 2019 agreed to a rule change in a bid for greater transparency. The rules included requiring committee chairs to publish their meetings with registered lobbyists. EUobserver spoke to six chairs, who haven't done so yet.

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