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This story about the new EU diplomatic service was published by EurActiv on 5th March 2010. The birth of the European External Action Service, one of the most anticipated innovations of the Lisbon Treaty, will be a difficult one, admitted a top European Commission official yesterday (4 March). João Vale de Almeida, director-general at the… » read more

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This article about the collapse of the Dutch government was published by EurActiv on 22nd February 2010. The Dutch coalition government collapsed on Saturday (20 February) after the two largest parties disagreed over whether to withdraw the Netherlands’ 2,000 troops from Afghanistan as planned this year. A general election is widely expected to be held… » read more

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This story about the EU and UNESCO was published on 18th February 2010 by EurActiv. UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova yesterday (17 February) broke new ground with the EU for enhanced cooperation with the United Nations’ educational, scientific and cultural organisation. Her compatriot Kristalina Georgieva, the EU commissioner for humanitarian aid, outlined joint action to help… » read more

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I recently spent several days in Ukraine, both out of personal interest for the country and also to assess on behalf of EurActiv the fit of the country with European integration, EU enlargement or not. EurActiv articles are seldom drafted by the publisher, this being an exception under the guidance of our Senior Editor dealing… » read more

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The following was published in full on EurActiv.com. A Russian oil and gas company considered close to Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has won participation in Hungary’s MOL petrochemical group, with the aim of taking over this key member of the Nabucco gas pipeline consortium, experts told EurActiv. Speaking to EurActiv on condition of anonymity, international… » read more

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No matter who becomes the next US president, Eastern European countries are afraid that the privileged relations they have enjoyed under the Bush administration could be lost. EurActiv’s network in Central Europe and Turkey contributed to this report. The sentiment in Eastern European capitals is that the next US President will prioritise repairing relations with… » read more

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