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11th Aug 2020

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EU Council finally appoints 22 European prosecutors

The European Council on Monday appointed the 22 prosecutors of the European Public Prosecutor's Office (EPPO), who will work together under new European chief prosecutor Laura Codruţa Kövesi. The decision suffered a delay because of Malta's difficulties in appointing three candidates meeting the conditions of experience and independence set by this body. The EPPO is responsible for prosecuting and bringing to judgment crimes against the financial interests of the EU.

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Minsk violence prompts talk of EU sanctions

Images of bloody injuries after police attacked protesters with batons and stun grenades marked Belarus' latest sham election, posing questions on EU sanctions.

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Schrems privacy ruling risks EU's ties to digital world

With more and more trade moving to the digital realm, Europe can ill-afford to cut itself off. Meanwhile, China continues to advance a vision for an internet that is fractured along national boundaries and controlled by governments.

EU wary of violence in Belarus election

EU states have voiced fear of violence during Belarus elections on Sunday, as president Aleksander Lukashenko seeks to maintain his third decade in power.

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