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This story about the Irish debt crisis was published by EurActiv on 16th November 2010. Eurozone finance ministers will try to find a way to end Ireland’s debt crisis today (16 November), with Dublin resisting pressure to seek a state bailout as the governing majority faces a crucial by-election in mid-November. The Irish government says… » read more

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EU budget talks collapse

This story about EU budget talks was published by EurActiv on 12th November 2010. EU finance ministers failed to reach a compromise with the European Parliament over the 2011 budget yesterday night (11 November). If they fail to find a mutually acceptable solution by Monday, the 2010 budget will roll over to 2011, raising questions… » read more

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This story about Irish austerity measures was published by EurActiv on 10th November 2010. EU Economic and Financial Affairs Commissioner Olli Rehn failed to forge a consensus on an austerity budget between Ireland’s shaky government and opposition yesterday (9 November) as investors weighed the risk of a second eurozone state requiring help with crushing debts.… » read more

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This story about EU patents was published by EurActiv on 9th November 2010. The Belgian Presidency has proposed a new compromise text – seen by EurActiv – to break a long-standing deadlock over EU patents which could lead to an historic deal at an extraordinary Competitiveness Council next Wednesday (10 November). The new proposal, which… » read more

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This story about the EU energy strategy for 2020 was published by EurActiv on 8th November 2010. The European Commission will present on Wednesday (10 November) its energy strategy for the coming decade, calling for investment of around €1 trillion to secure the bloc’s energy needs in a sustainable way. The new strategy will set… » read more

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This story about EU data privacy rules for internet companies was published by EurActiv on 4th November 2010. Web firms will have to seek Internet users’ explicit consent before downloading their personal data and must make it possible for private information to be deleted for good from the web, according to a European Commission strategy… » read more

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This story about EU environmental laws was published by EurActiv on 3rd November 2010. The European Commission is preparing an EU strategy to improve implementation of the bloc’s environmental rules, with plans including stricter inspections on the ground and a greater role for national judges in promoting compliance. The initiative is listed in the annex… » read more

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This story about the EU’s new transport strategy was published by EurActiv on 2nd November 2010. The European Commission wants to make transport users pay for emissions, noise and other harm they cause as part of proposals laid down in a draft White Paper on Transport, seen by EurActiv. The draft policy paper, which lays… » read more

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