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6th Jul 2020

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EU climate law announcement postponed to 4 March

The presentation of the first EU-wide climate law, expected at the end of the month, has been postponed to 4 March, according to a document of the European Commission published on Wednesday. This proposal aims to set binding rules to ensure the 2050 goal of climate-neutrality is irreversible. This legislation needs to be approved by the European Parliament and member states before entering into force.

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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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