The Commission has already started using French and German more often in its external communications, as a symbolic move after Britain voted to leave the EU.
The European Commission will propose measures that could reduce EU small states’ veto powers, a move meant to overcome resistance to tax reforms as the bloc aims to increase levies on digital multinationals.
Lobbyists for Monsanto remain barred from the European parliament after the US agrochemical giant refused to attend a public hearing.
French President Emmanuel Macron has called for the EU to co-operate more closely on defence, immigration, tax and social policy, and for the single currency bloc to have its own budget.
The European Union gave the ultimatum to social media companies last year, including Google, Facebook and Twitter, to remove hate speech from their platforms.
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