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First annual rule of law report expected this year, Reynders said

The European Commission will aim to publish its first annual rule of law report in all 27 member states later in the year during the German EU presidency, justice commissioner Didier Reynders told MEPs on Tuesday. The report would focus on the independence of judiciary, corruption, and media pluralism and could feed into budget conditionality, as part of the EU executive's efforts to check rule of law backsliding.

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MEPs push for greater powers for workers' councils

European Works Councils can play a key role for workers and their unions to bargain effectively — but what are they, why have they been neutered, and why is big business objecting to greater powers?

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