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6th Jul 2020

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EU commission presents 43 new proposals

The European Commission on Wednesday unveiled 43 new proposals spanning everything from climate change, and digitisation to migration. The proposals are part of its so-called 2020 work programme. "For the first time, we have integrated insights on long-term trends that are shaping our economies and societies," said Maros Šefčovič, vice-president in charge of interinstitutional relations and foresight.

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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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