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This story about the potential for double taxes on EU banks was published by EurActiv on 7th December 2010. A report to be discussed by the EU’s finance ministers today (7 December) paints a bleak picture of the potentially high costs and distortions bank levies could cause in the bloc’s financial sector. At today’s meeting… » read more

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This story about pensions in Hungary and Bulgaria was published by EurActiv on 6th December 2010. Struggling with budgetary pressure at home, Hungary and Bulgaria have nationalised their pre-funded pension schemes and excluded the cost of reform from public debt figures, opening a row with the European Commission. The EurActiv network reports. In November, Hungary… » read more

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This story about the deadlock in talks about the reunification of Cyprus was published by EurActiv on 3rd December 2010. As UN-mediated talks on the reunification of Cyprus stagnate, representatives from both sides of the divided island accused each other of bad faith during separate visits to Brussels. The reunification talks, which are now entangled… » read more

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This story about food labelling was published by EurActiv on 2nd December 2010. Member states are nearing a deal on new food labelling rules that would leave wiggle room for industry to use their own labelling schemes and choose whether to show nutritional information on the front or back of a product’s packaging. The 27… » read more

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This story about the relationship between food ads and child obesity was published by EurActiv on 30th November 2010. While the food industry has taken a series of initiatives to restrict advertising of unhealthy products to children, consumer groups are not convinced and call for the development of stricter criteria. EurActiv hears arguments from both… » read more

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This story about a funding plan for ITER was published by EurActiv on 26th Novermber 2010. Faced with a deadlock over the EU’s 2011 budget, the European Commission will present today (26 November) “an alternative approach” to fund the bloc’s multi-billion euro ITER project for nuclear fusion. In a working paper, the European Commission admits… » read more

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This story about EU plans to limit CO2 offsets was published by EurActiv on 25th November 2010. As the UN climate summit in Cancún draws nearer, the EU is preparing a proposal to rein in the use of international carbon credits under its cap-and-trade system. The European Commission is putting the finishing touches to a… » read more

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