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This story about EU telecoms ministers was published by EurActiv on 28th May 2010. A code of rights will be discussed at the next EU Telecoms Council scheduled for Monday (31 May), as ministers will consider introducing pan-European rules to protect users of electronic communications from expensive bills. But no formal debate will take place… » read more

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This story about EU climate goals was published by EurActiv on 27th May 2010. The EU’s climate chief unveiled a new communication arguing that increasing the EU’s 2020 climate goal to a 30% emission reduction from 1990 levels would be both affordable and technically feasible. The European Commission estimates that as a result of the… » read more

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Late on the morning of the third day of the European Economic and Social Committee conference in Florence, President Barroso arrived. The previous two days of presentations and debate had been building recommendations to be handed to the European institutions. These recommendations will hopefully be used to provide guidance on how to structure a genuine… » read more

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This story about a potential bank levy was published by EurActiv on 26th May 2010. To prevent taxpayers from footing the bill for bailing out collapsing banks, the European Commission will propose today (26 May) that banks set up “preventive” funds, primarily financed from their liabilities and possibly their profits. The Commission’s proposal is based… » read more

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Day 2 of the Biennale Firenze saw the event split into three simultaneous workshops. Each of these workshops brought together experts from civil society to discuss the role of education as a means of social inclusion. Specifically, they focused on social engagement, access to the labour market and the exercise of rights. By bringing together… » read more

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The first day of the Biennial Conference held by the European Economic and Social Committee in Florence, Italy, produced some opinions that are vital to the future of the European Union. The conference is titled “Education To Combat Social Exclusion” and hopes to produce a report by the third day to be handed to European… » read more

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This story about the 5 year plan for the European digital economy was published by EurActiv on 19th May 2010. European Commission Vice-President Neelie Kroes today (19 May) unveiled her strategy to create a “virtuous and self-replicating digital economy”. The five-year plan concentrates on infrastructure for high-speed Internet and fostering a borderless market for online… » read more

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