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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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The following article about the Spanish Presidency of the EU was published by EurActiv on 28th January 2010. Dismayed by the lack of a social dimension to the European Commission’s draft ‘2020 Strategy’, centre-left MEPs and trade unions told EurActiv that the Spanish EU Presidency was their best hope of securing a genuine social commitment… » read more

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The following article about European Commissioner confirmation hearings was published by EurActiv on 14th January 2010. Put in a difficult position by Rumiana Jeleva’s weak performance at her parliamentary hearing earlier this week, the centre-right European People’s Party (EPP) is threatening to counter-attack by asking for a socialist head to roll. The EPP group said… » read more

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The following article was published on 11th January 2010 by EurActiv.com. As a result of the financial and economic crises, László Andor, Hungary’s commissioner-designate for employment and social affairs, expects to become a heavyweight in the Barroso II executive. EurActiv Hungary reports. “Employment and social issues will be key areas of EU policy, both in… » read more

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The following interview was published by EurActiv.com on 3rd December 2009. Jacques Delors, considered as one of the ‘fathers of Europe’, called on governments to organise a debate about a report on the future of Europe prepared by the group of ‘wise men’ chaired by former Spanish Prime Minister Felipe González. Delors, who spoke to… » read more

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The European Commission’s plans for a new ten-year strategy to replace the Lisbon Agenda for growth and jobs, due to be unveiled today (24 November), risk being agreed behind closed doors between member states without proper consultation of civil society. EurActiv reports today that the Social Platform of European NGOs, in an open letter to… » read more

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The following story was published by EurActiv.com on Thursday 29th October 2009. Leading politicians of the European left appear to have dealt a fatal blow to Tony Blair’s chances of becoming the first permanent president of the European Union, confirming to EurActiv that they want the new position of EU foreign minister instead. Spanish Prime… » read more

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A good place to start would be cutting red tape Christophe Leclercq, Founder and Publisher of EurActiv.com, and Rick Zedník, CEO published the following opinion piece on SME Policies in the Wall Street Journal dated 10th September, “ Mr Barroso, Take Down Small Business Walls“. The article covers a range of issues met by SME… » read more

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