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This story about a 2011 budget proposal was published by EurActiv on 23rd November 2010. The European Commission will today (23 November) discuss a new proposal by Budget Commissioner Janusz Lewandowski aimed at breaking the deadlock over the EU’s 2011 budget, which was rejected two weeks ago. EurActiv got hold of the draft text. The… » read more

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This story about a financial bailout for Ireland was published by EurActiv on 22nd November 2010. European Union finance ministers yesterday (21 November) agreed a request from Ireland to help it deal with its crippling debt problem. The plan, to be finalised this week, is estimated to be worth 80-90 billion euros and will be… » read more

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This story about EU farm policy was published on 19th November 2010. The European Commission yesterday (18 November) unveiled its blueprint for reforming the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), proposing to increase subsidies to smaller East European farmers and to link direct payments to environmental and food security goals. The EU executive says payments to… » read more

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This story about a possible bailout for Irish banks was published by EurActiv on 17th November 2010. Ireland has started talks with EU authorities and the IMF over a rescue plan focusing on the restructuring of its banking sector, the bloc’s finance ministers said yesterday (16 November), hoping to calm fears of a contagion to… » read more

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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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