The European Commission could be preparing to pay the cost of EU citizens’ applications to remain living in the UK after Brexit, according to reports. The Guardian newspaper says Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker has discussed using the EU budget to fund the £72 application fee for “settled status” in Britain after the UK leaves.
An influential European Parliament committee has backed a plan that would shrink the size of the elected body– and also potentially see some MEPs elected by voters across Europe instead of one designated country. Britain currently elects 73 MEPs to the 751-member parliament, and the country’s impending departure from the bloc has left Brussels wondering what should be done with the seats after Brexit.
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If the proposals are enacted to cut MEP numbers to 705 then the European Parliament will no longer be the second biggest legislative lower house after China's National People’s Congress – it’ll be the third after the German Bundestag
@cromulentjosh@Kirsty_Maj0r however if i was going to fix anything about brussels’ bins i would introduce them to wheelie bins, just from a public health point of view. if the bin workers went on strike for a week the black death would probably descend on the city
@cromulentjosh@Kirsty_Maj0r I think it’s a pretty badly designed system tbh, why can’t they just do the sorting at the recycling depot. you almost never see any bags outside people’s houses except the white bags, fuck-all must be recycled here
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