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This story about EU plans for energy saving buildings was published by EurActiv on 9th September 2010. Buildings will be at the centre of the EU’s new energy savings plan, which the European Commission plans to present by the end of the year, the EU energy commissioner has said. Commissioner Günther Oettinger told journalists after… » read more

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This story about the rejection of the EU bank rescue plan was published by EurActiv on 8th September 2010. EU economy ministers and the European Commission differ on how to rescue defaulting banks in the future, as ministers in favour of a bank levy yesterday (7 September) rejected the idea of putting the fiscal proceeds… » read more

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This story about the failure of Belgian coalition talks was published by EurActiv on 6th September 2010. Belgium was again plunged into political crisis over the weekend as French-speaking Socialist leader Elio Di Rupo resigned from his mediator role as prime-minister-in-waiting. Leading politicians are now openly talking about the prospect of breaking up the country.… » read more

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This story about EU banking watchdogs was published by EurActiv on 3rd September 2010. EU negotiators reached agreement yesterday (2 September) on a package of measures to beef up supervision of the bloc’s banks, giving new EU watchdogs a mandate to overrule national authorities and ban risky financial products that were widely blamed for the… » read more

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This story about the planned EU budget review was published by EurActiv on 2nd September 2010. On his first visit to Brussels, Polish President Bronis?aw Komorowski stressed his continued backing for European assistance to poorer regions and farmers ahead of EU budget talks later this year. European Commission President José Manuel Barroso replied that the… » read more

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This story about French accusations of Romania dumping its Roma was published by EurActiv on 1st September 2010. Romania should not interpret freedom of movement in the EU as a right to get rid of its Roma at the expense of other countries, Pierre Lellouche, the French state secretary for European affairs, told the press… » read more

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This story about European Commission plans for a communications revolution was published by EurActiv on 30th August 2010. The European Commission’s communication strategy is undergoing structural change in a re-branding centred on President José Manuel Barroso, increased centralisation of public communications, a new organisational chart and a key reshuffle of top officials, a person close… » read more

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This story about the anti-fraud commissioner investigating cigarette smuggling was published by EurActiv on 30th August 2010. Cigarette smuggling and fake designer goods will top the agenda when Europe’s Anti-Fraud Commissioner Algirdas Šemeta meets Chinese officials in Shanghai this week. The commissioner told EurActiv the EU has an “enormous problem” with illegal goods entering the… » read more

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This story about Europeans losing faith in the EU was published by EurActiv on 27th August 2010. Just 42% of Europeans say they trust the European Union, according to a new opinion poll, down six percentage points in just six months. The survey also found that fewer than half of Europe’s citizens see their country’s… » read more

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This story about the speaking rights of Catherine Ashton at the UN was published by EurActiv on 26th August 2010. European Council and Commission representatives yesterday (24 August) confirmed reports that the United Nations is to grant the EU the right to speak in the body’s General Assembly ahead of its 64th session, which starts… » read more

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