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The Brief from Brussels: EP presidency battle heats up and power plan revealed


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The Brief from Brussels: EP presidency battle heats up and power plan revealed

This is the Brief from Brussels, a round-up of the top stories from Europe’s de facto political capital.

In this episode: Socialist group leader, Italian Gianni Pittella, throws his hat into the ring for the European Parliament presidency, threatening to shake up the political balance; and the European Commission unveils a power plan that aims to cut energy use by almost a third.

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