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6th Jul 2020

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Migrant border-crossing detections lowest since 2013

The EU's border and coastguard agency Frontex on Wednesday said the number of irregular border crossings by migrants detected on the European Union's external borders fell to its lowest level since 2013. The agency said preliminary 2019 data showed a six percent fall in irregular border crossings along the EU's external borders to just over 139,000. "This is 92 percent below the record number set in 2015," it said.

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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.

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