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This story about an EMF was published by EurActiv on 9th March 2010. German Chancellor Angela Merkel gave her backing on Monday (8 March) to a proposed European Monetary Fund to rescue ailing eurozone member countries but warned this would mean changing the European Union treaty. Germany’s Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble threw his support behind… » read more

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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 Europe 2020 was published by EurActiv on 4th March 2010. A Brussels gathering of EU politicians and policy experts yesterday (3 March) argued that the long-term ambitions of the European Commission’s ‘Europe 2020’ strategy for economic renewal will prove ineffective if they are not rooted in the ‘now’, with concrete proposals for… » read more

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This story about a genetically-modified potato was published by EurActiv on 3rd March 2010. In a controversial move, the European Commission yesterday (2 March) gave the green light for the first genetically-modified potato to be cultivated in the European Union. The EU executive authorised the cultivation in the EU of Amflora, a genetically-modified potato developed… » read more

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This story about Europe as an Innovation Union was published by EurActiv on 2nd March 2010. The EU’s new growth strategy, due to be rubber-stamped by the new Barroso Commission on Wednesday (3 March), includes a blueprint for transforming Europe into an ‘Innovation Union’ by 2020. A leaked draft of the ‘Europe 2020’ strategy ties… » read more

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This article about an EU carbon tariff was published on 1st March 2010. EU ministers are set to give renewed consideration to French calls for a “carbon inclusion mechanism” in an attempt to curb unfair competition from countries like China, which have weaker climate protection laws. But opinion is still divided on the issue of… » read more

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