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6th Jul 2020

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Spanish and Catalan leaders to meet for first time in a year

Spanish prime minister, Pedro Sánchez, and the leader of the Catalan government, Quim Torra, are expected to meet on Thursday for the first time in over a year, although a more formal "bilateral negotiation table" was postponed after Torra called a snap election. Torra expects to be able to agree with the Spanish PM on the format, timing and content of the negotiation table mandate.

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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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