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This story about the coming Belgian Presidency of the EU was published by EurActiv on 29th June 2010. Belgium takes the EU’s rotating presidency on Thursday (1 July) with no less than its national unity at stake as ongoing government coalition talks seek to achieve a make or break internal reform. But unsolved internal problems… » read more

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This interview about an EU carbon tax with Connie Hedegaard was published by EurActiv on 28th June 2010. ‘Don’t tax what you earn, tax what you burn’. In an interview with EurActiv, EU Climate Action Commissioner Connie Hedegaard throws her weight behind an EU carbon tax and speaks about Europe’s efforts to stay ahead of… » read more

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All Change For EUREKA

Germany has hosted the most recent rotating Chair of the EUREKA Network and Berlin has today been the venue of the Ministerial Conference. This rotating chair moves onwards now to Israel and there is a clear change in the air. The goals of EU 2020 place innovation and the creation of a true knowledge economy… » read more

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This story about the aims of the Belgian presidency on EU enlargement policy was published on 23rd June 2010 by EurActiv. The upcoming Belgian EU Presidency has not specifically cited enlargement among its top priorities but is widely expected to help Croatia and Iceland reach important milestones in their accession bids over the next six… » read more

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This story about innovation as a Belgian presidency focus was published by EurActiv on 22nd June 2010. The incoming Belgian EU Presidency plans to devote the autumn European summit to innovation policy, but a long-awaited report by President Van Rompuy on economic governance is set to overshadow long-term strategies. EU leaders are due to debate… » read more

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This story about the Belgian Presidency of the EU was published by EurActiv on 21st June 2010. Belgium will take on the six-month rotating presidency of the European Union with a caretaker government in charge, following national elections which saw Flemish separatist leader Bart De Wever top the polls. Coalition talks in Belgium kicked-off in… » read more

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This story about potential sanctions for budget offenders was published by EurActiv on 17th June 2010. Imposing tougher sanctions on countries with debt problems, such as Greece, would exacerbate the economic crisis and disadvantage Eastern European countries, diplomats said ahead of a summit today (17 June) on strengthening EU budget discipline rules. EU leaders will… » read more

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This interview with author Jeremy Rifkin was published on 16th June 2010 by EurActiv. Despite the economic crisis and the struggle to save the euro, the European dream is not dead yet: what Europe needs is an “economic vision and game plan that would create a seamless, distributive energy grid” to build a third industrial… » read more

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