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EU Council Recommends UK Take Action On Deficit

Tuesday, 29 July 2008, 1:34 am | European Union

The Council Of The EU today adopted, under Article 104(6) of the Treaty, a decision on the existence of an excessive government deficit in the United Kingdom and a recommendation, under Article 104(7), on action to be taken for its correction. More >>

Organic Farming: EU Launches Food & Farming Promo

Monday, 28 July 2008, 9:17 am | European Union

Under the slogan: "Organic farming. Good for nature, good for you", the European Union promotional campaign aims to inform consumers about the meaning and benefits of organic farming and food production. Consumer demand for organic products is growing. More >>

1st EU-S. Africa Summit: Strengthened Partnership

Sunday, 27 July 2008, 2:38 pm | European Union

The very first summit between EU and South Africa is being held today in Bordeaux, France. With this summit, EU-South Africa relations are visibly put on a higher level - making South Africa a true strategic partner. "This is an historic day for EU-Africa". More >>

Global Food Price Rise: EU Proposes €1b Facility

Saturday, 19 July 2008, 2:47 am | European Union

"The impact of high food prices is particularly severe for the world's poorest populations. It may put at risk our progress towards the Millennium Development Goals and exacerbate tensions in poor countries, namely in Africa." - José Manuel Barroso. More >>

European Union Cracks Down On Ring-tone Scams

Friday, 18 July 2008, 1:00 pm | European Union

EU Consumer Commissioner announced results of an EU-wide investigation into websites offering mobile phone services such as ring-tones & wallpapers. The enquiry found 80% of sites need to be further investigated for suspected breaches of consumer rules. More >>

Declaration: EMPA As Parliamentary Wing Of UfM

Wednesday, 16 July 2008, 11:47 pm | European Union

The EMPA adopted a declaration positioning EMPA as the parliamentary wing of the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM). The EMPA calls for the Euro-Mediterranean dialogue among peoples to be strengthened, to create peace, stability and shared prosperity. More >>

EU To End Roaming Rip-Offs For SMS Text Messages

Wednesday, 16 July 2008, 8:34 pm | European Union

The 2.5 billion text messages sent every year by roaming customers in the EU cost over 10 times more than domestic short messages (SMS). The EU will also seek to put an end to "bill shocks" that can hit roaming customers using a mobile Internet connection. More >>

Polish Politician Bronislaw Geremek Dies In Crash

Tuesday, 15 July 2008, 10:07 pm | European Union

Professor Bronislaw Geremek MEP, a major figure in the contemporary history of his native Poland and of Europe, died 13 July, aged 76. He died in a car crash in western Poland en-route to Brussels where he was due to participate in a series of meetings. More >>

Sunscreen Products: What Matters For Consumers?

Tuesday, 15 July 2008, 6:10 am | European Union

Sunscreen products cannot deliver total protection from UV radiation. Even the high SPFs do let some of the UV radiation through. This holds also true for products claiming to be a "sun block" or to offer "total protection". More >>

EU & Multilingualism: How Languages Help Business

Monday, 14 July 2008, 10:26 am | European Union

The EU Business Forum report makes the case for multilingualism in European companies, proving how linguistic diversity and investing in language and intercultural skills can be turned into a real asset for prosperity and a benefit for all. More >>

About The G8 Summit In Japan From 7-9 July 2008

Sunday, 6 July 2008, 11:58 am | European Union

The G8 is an annual meeting for discussion and co-operation created by the world's major industrialised countries. The G8 is neither an institution nor an international organisation and has no legal basis. The G8 takes no binding decisions. More >>

Barroso To Represent EU At G8 Summit, Hokkaido

Saturday, 5 July 2008, 9:22 am | European Union

President Barroso at the G8 summit in Japan (7-9 July 2008): leadership to address pressing global challenges More >>

What Should Schools Be Like In The 21st Century?

Friday, 4 July 2008, 6:14 am | European Union

"Improving Competences for the 21st Century: An Agenda for European Cooperation on Schools", presented today, says that change, sometimes radical, will be needed if Europe's schools are to equip young people fully for life in this century. More >>

Galileo: Procurement For EU Nav Satellites Starts

Wednesday, 2 July 2008, 6:39 am | European Union

The objective for Galileo is the deployment, by 2013, of an EU navigation system providing five main services, namely the Open Service, the Safety of Life Service, the Commercial Service, the Public Regulated Service, and the Search and Rescue Service. More >>

Fund For Societies Affected By Human Rights Abuses

Wednesday, 2 July 2008, 6:31 am | European Union

"Transitional justice and ad-hoc tribunals have become central elements for peace building and post-conflict resolution as can be seen in Ruanda, Sierra Leone or Cambodia. Hence, they have been integrated into our broader EU crisis management responses." More >>

43 Asian & EU Countries Discuss Fair Globalisation

Tuesday, 1 July 2008, 2:26 pm | European Union

Some 150 workers' and employers' representatives from 43 countries in Europe and Asia will today meet for the first time to discuss the social dimension of globalisation at the inaugural Asia-Europe (ASEM) Social Partners Forum in Brussels. More >>

Javier Solana On The Run-Off Election In Zimbabwe

Sunday, 29 June 2008, 4:35 pm | European Union

"I trust that the relevant African authorities (the SADC and the African Union) will draw the necessary conclusions, in the interests not only of Zimbabwe but of the whole of Africa. The outcome of this election cannot be regarded as legitimate." More >>

Data Protection Essential For Kids Online Safety

Tuesday, 24 June 2008, 8:01 am | European Union

The protection of children's data is an essential first step in guaranteeing more safety and prevention of abuse on the Internet. Data protection considerations should also apply to all persons who are connected in some way with the information. More >>

EU Energy Commissioner At Jeddah Energy Meeting

Monday, 23 June 2008, 12:09 am | European Union

"The very high oil price ... which is a result of increasing demand and speculation regarding worries for the future rather than any lack of oil today, are neither in the interests of supplying nor of consuming countries." - EU Energy Commissioner. More >>

EU Decides To Lift Diplomatic Measures On Cuba

Sunday, 22 June 2008, 10:10 am | European Union

"This decision clears the way for a more open and frank dialogue between Brussels and Havana on a range of issues including human rights, the environment, science and technology. We can now look forward to improving and deepening cooperation." More >>