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The European Commission’s high-level groups are “skewed” in favour of business interests and fail to guarantee equitable consultation of all stakeholders, allege Friends of the Earth in a new report to be published tomorrow (12 February). The NGO is calling for a moratorium on the creation of new such groups until more “transparent mechanisms” have… » read more

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Just under a year ahead of the appointment of the next EU executive, word is already out regarding the redistribution of portfolios and replacement of some commissioners, nominated by the 27 member states. The appointment of the future Belgian commissioner appears to be part of a deal to form a new government in the country.… » read more

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The leaders of the world’s twenty wealthiest nations have unveiled a five-point action plan to reform global financial markets after the credit crunch started to hit the real economy, plunging most of Europe and the United States into recession. Meeting at a summit in Washington over the weekend (15 November), world leaders agreed that additional… » read more

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EU finance ministers failed to endorse significant measures to tackle recession and conflicting positions emerged on global economic governance during their meeting in Brussels yesterday (4 November), which was dominated by internal divisions. Amid gloomy economic forecastsPdf external , the prolonged credit crunch and an expected fall in consumption and investment, no concrete EU-level action… » 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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