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Ticker Scottish court: UK parliament suspension 'unlawful'
By EUobserver 

11. Sep 2019, 12:27
A Scottish court has ruled that prime minister Boris Johnson's suspension of parliament was "unlawful". The case was brought by campaigners, backed by 75 MPs and peers from the House of Lords. Johnson prorogued parliament this week, until 14 October. Labour's Brexit spokesman, Kier Starmer, said the PM should immediately recall parliament. Downing Street said it was "disappointed" and would appeal to the UK Supreme Court.

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EU leaders struggling to break budget deadlock Today, 18:56
Cuts to innovation, space, neighbourhood and other programme-spending push down the latest budget proposal on the table of EU leaders. Rebates could stay on, to win the support of the net-payers for a deal.

German ex-commissioner Oettinger lands Orban job Today, 17:42
Hungary's PM Viktor Orban appointed controversial former commissioner Guenther Oettinger to a government council in a way that might break EU rules. Oettinger claims he did not know about the appointment.

Insight How big is Germany's far-right problem? Today, 16:55
The Hanau shooting was a national wake-up call to the scale of far-right extremism in Germany, from violent individuals to political hate speech.

Focus Plastic and carbon proposals to help plug Brexit budget gap Today, 07:09
Individual contributions of member states to the next EU budget could soon depend on the amount of plastic not recycled. There could also be revenues from a possible carbon border tax on imports into the EU.

Sassoli repeats EU budget rejection warning Today, 07:09
European Parliament president David Sassoli says the proposals put forward on the next long-term EU budget are unacceptable.

Opinion Why Miroslav Lajčák is the wrong choice for EU envoy Today, 07:08
The EU could blow up the Kosovo-Serbia negotiations' reset. Should Miroslav Lajčák indeed be appointed, the two senior EU diplomats dealing with Kosovo would both come from the small minority of member states that do not recognise Kosovo.

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