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This story about the deadline for the French report to the EU about the Roma issue was published by EurActiv on 13th October 2010. As it appears that France will miss the 15 October deadline given by the European Commission to prove its lack of wrongdoing in handling the Roma expulsions, the EU executive will… » read more

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This story about an EU patent deal was published by EurActiv on 12th October 2010. A final deal on the EU patent was still being held hostage by divergent national interests yesterday (11 October) at a Competitiveness Council held in Luxembourg. EU ministers remain split between a group of countries led by France and Germany… » read more

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This story about a proposed compromise to bring about an EU patent deal, was published by EurActiv on 11th October 2010. The Belgian EU Presidency will try to narrow the distance between national delegations on the long-standing issue of languages and translations during a meeting of EU ministers starting today (11 October) in Luxembourg. In… » read more

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This story about visa-free travel for Albanians and Bosnians was published by EurActiv on 8th October 2010. The European Parliament yesterday (7 October) backed visa-free travel to Europe’s Schengen area for Albanian and Bosnian citizens, setting the EU assembly on a collision course with France, which opposes the proposal following its controversial crackdown on illegal… » read more

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This story about an EU innovation blueprint was published by EurActiv on 6th October 2010. Patent reform and new sources of finance are at the heart of the EU’s new innovation strategy, published today (6 October) by the European Commission. The EU has also announced the first ‘Innovation Partnership’, which will begin next year and… » read more

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This story about Commission President Barroso’s Open Days speech was published by EurActiv on 5th October 2010. European Commission President José Manuel Barroso yesterday (4 October) told regional and local leaders that they need to get more involved in the debate on the future of EU regional policy. Barroso was scheduled to make a “live”… » read more

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This story about green patents developed in the EU was published by EurActiv on 1st October 2010. While moves to develop an EU patent have intensified with the Belgian presidency, which believes it can reach a consensus by the end of the year, a new study shows that three European countries are among the six… » read more

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