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This story about EU data privacy rules for internet companies was published by EurActiv on 4th November 2010. Web firms will have to seek Internet users’ explicit consent before downloading their personal data and must make it possible for private information to be deleted for good from the web, according to a European Commission strategy… » read more

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This story about EU environmental laws was published by EurActiv on 3rd November 2010. The European Commission is preparing an EU strategy to improve implementation of the bloc’s environmental rules, with plans including stricter inspections on the ground and a greater role for national judges in promoting compliance. The initiative is listed in the annex… » read more

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This story about the EU’s new transport strategy was published by EurActiv on 2nd November 2010. The European Commission wants to make transport users pay for emissions, noise and other harm they cause as part of proposals laid down in a draft White Paper on Transport, seen by EurActiv. The draft policy paper, which lays… » read more

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This story about the possibility of changing EU treaties to create tougher rules for euro zone countries was published by EurActiv on 28th October 2010. European Commission Vice-President Viviane Reding is leading a growing chorus of opposition to plans for tougher euro zone rules, describing Franco-German plans to reopen the EU Treaties as “irresponsible” ahead… » read more

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This story about a possible EU Treaty change was published by EurActiv on 26th October 2010. Germany and France face an uphill battle to secure backing for a change to the European Union’s fundamental treaty, EU foreign ministers indicated yesterday (25 October) after lengthy talks. Preparing the ground for an EU leaders’ summit in Brussels… » read more

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This story about IMF reform was published by EurActiv on 25th October 2010. The G20 sealed an accord branded as “historic” on Saturday (24 October) to reform the International Monetary Fund, in a grand bargain that will see Europe give up two seats on the Fund’s Executive Board in return for greater responsibility from emerging… » read more

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This story about the EU bail-out plan was published by EurActiv on 22nd October 2010. EU Budget Commissioner Janusz Lewandowski warned yesterday (21 October) about the dangers of setting up a permanent mechanism to bail out bankrupt member states, as requested by France and Germany, saying it could threaten the EU’s spending power. “The question… » read more

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This story about cross-border bank insolvencies was published by EurActiv on 19th October 2010. Failing cross-border banks might see themselves under the thumb of pan-European resolution authorities, if an EU proposal on crisis management, due for publication tomorrow (20 October), becomes a reality. European Union policymakers want large cross-border banks to comply with EU rules… » read more

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