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This story about the EU 2020 climate targets was published by EurActiv on 16th April 2010. Yvo de Boer, executive secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), said the EU has failed to convince the developing world that it is serious about global warming. Speaking in an unusually candid manner during… » read more

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On 14th April, the British Chamber of Commerce in Belgium hosted a roundtable event at the European Parliament titled, “Britain and the EU – Odd man out – or odd man in?” We were able to speak to the keynote speaker at the event, Sir Stephen Wall, the former UK Permanent Representative to the EU,… » read more

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This story about possible regional aid budget cuts was published by EurActiv on 15th April 2010. The European Commission is considering cutting its 50 billion euro annual package of regional aid for countries which repeatedly infringe the EU’s budget rulebook in a bid to discourage other member states from following in the footsteps of debt-stricken… » read more

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This article about a proposed Erasmus for tourists scheme was published by EurActiv on 14th April 2010. EU ministers in charge of tourism will meet in Madrid tomorrow (15 April) to launch a programme aimed at encouraging tourists to take holidays all year round and maintaining tourism jobs off-season, according to a draft text obtained… » read more

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This post about the future of EU farm policy was published by EurActiv on 13th April 2010. In his first exchange of views with the European Parliament on the reform of the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), Agriculture Commissioner Dacian Ciolo? highlighted farmers’ potential to deliver the bloc’s new economic strategy for 2020. The reformed… » read more

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This story about Turkey’s accession bid to join the EU was published by EurActiv on 8th April. With Turkey as a member, the European Union would become “the most important peace project in world history,” Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdo?an claimed during an official visit to France yesterday (7 April). EurActiv France and EurActiv… » read more

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This story about Gas pipelines in Ukraine was published by EurActiv on 7th April. Russian Ambassador to the EU Vladimir Chizhov told EurActiv yesterday (6 April) that his country welcomed recent proposals by the new government in Kiev for a “three-sided” plan to modernise Ukraine’s gas pipeline network, with Moscow’s involvement. “We envisage a three-sided… » read more

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This story about a forthcoming UK general election was published by EurActiv on 6th April 2010. Prime Minister Gordon Brown will this morning announce a 6 May parliamentary election in the UK, which could bring down the curtain on 13 years of rule by his Labour Party. Brown will meet the Queen at Buckingham Palace… » read more

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