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This story about gender quotas on company boards was published by EurActiv on 15th July 2010. The European Commission is considering introducing quotas to tackle gender imbalances in the decision-making bodies of private companies, where only 10% of members are women. “Equality in decision-making is not yet a fact,” EU Fundamental Rights Commissioner Viviane Reding… » read more

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This story about a voluntary banking rescue fund was published by EurActiv on 13th July 2010. European Banking Federation President Alessandro Profumo yesterday (12 July) offered to set up a voluntary €20 billion rescue fund for failing banks funded by the top 20 EU credit institutions. Although the move follows Brussels’ push in this direction,… » read more

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This story about coalition talks in Belgium was published by EurActiv on 9th July 2010. King Albert II has appointed the leader of the French-speaking socialist party, Elio Di Rupo, to lead talks on forming a new government in Belgium after his Dutch-speaking rival Bart De Wever ended an exploratory mission yesterday (8 July). De… » read more

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This story about a renewables feed-in tariff was published by EurActiv on 9th July 2010. Speaking in Brussels yesterday (8 July), European Energy Commissioner Günther Oettinger said the EU would need a harmonised feed-in tariff to boost investment in solar power and other renewable energies. His comments came as the parliament in his native Germany… » read more

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This story about a possible EU ban on cloning for food was published by EurActiv on 8th July 2010. The European Parliament reiterated its opposition to meat and milk produced from cloned animals yesterday (7 July), piling pressure on the European Commission to ban food produced in this way. Voting on Wednesday, the Parliament reaffirmed… » read more

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This story about an EU diplomatic service was published by EurActiv on 7th July 2010. The European External Action Service (EEAS) is to become official after the summer recess and start recruiting in autumn, it became clear after a key European Parliament committee gave its green light yesterday (6 July) to the EU’s diplomatic service.… » read more

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This story about patent translation was published by EurActiv on 2nd July 2010. The move is designed to make translation costs 20 times cheaper and promises to bring to a close a long-running language dispute which has scuppered efforts to streamline Europe’s expensive patent system. However, the decision to examine and grant patents in the… » read more

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