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29-01-2010

EUbusiness Week 475 top stories: Europe expresses dismay at wait for WTO Boeing ruling; EU, India discuss free trade pact as deadline looms; Euro economic confidence holds up in January; Hungarian PM aims to join euro 'within four years'; African coalition urges EU to block new ivory sales; Poland's 1.7 pct GDP tops European Union in 2009

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EUbusiness Week - Issue 475
29 January 2010
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Your way through the EU information maze
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This Week's Top Stories
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1. Europe expresses dismay at wait for WTO Boeing ruling
2. EU, India discuss free trade pact as deadline looms
3. Euro economic confidence holds up in January
4. Hungarian PM aims to join euro 'within four years'
5. African coalition urges EU to block new ivory sales
6. Poland's 1.7 pct GDP tops European Union in 2009

Publisher's Note
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Micro-companies could be exempted from having to draw up
annual accounts under an amendment to EU accounting rules
approved by the European Parliament's Legal Affairs
Committee this week.

As around 5.4 of the 7.2 million companies subject to EU
reporting rules are micro-entities - i.e. firms with less
than 10 employees, the vote could substantially reduce
administrative burdens on SMEs. If all countries exempted
small firms without imposing additional requirements, the
proposal could save an estimated EUR 6.3 billion.
http://www.eubusiness.com/sme/esba-10-01-28

Regards,

Nick Prag
Publisher, EUbusiness

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1. Europe expresses dismay at wait for WTO Boeing ruling
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Europe has expressed dismay at a "widening" time lag before
the World Trade Organisation rules on a European Commission
complaint against US state aid to aircraft maker Boeing.
http://www.eubusiness.com/news-eu/wto-trade-dispute.2er

2. EU, India discuss free trade pact as deadline looms
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Negotiators for the EU and India began three days of
discussions Wednesday in New Delhi in a push to conclude
a free trade agreement by the end of 2010.
http://www.eubusiness.com/news-eu/india-trade-fta.2ft

3. Euro economic confidence holds up in January
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Confidence in Europe's economic future rose for a 10th
successive month in January, despite data indicating a
slowing of a fragile post-recession rebound.
http://www.eubusiness.com/news-eu/economy-finance.2fz

4. Hungarian PM aims to join euro 'within four years'
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Hungary could join the eurozone within the next four years,
the country's prime minister, Gordon Bajnai, was quoted
as saying on Thursday.
http://www.eubusiness.com/news-eu/hungary-eurozone.2fy

5. African coalition urges EU to block new ivory sales
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African nations have urged European governments to resist
calls for a new round of legal ivory sales and protect
the world's elephant population.
http://www.eubusiness.com/news-eu/africa-animal-ivory.2ev

6. Poland's 1.7 pct GDP tops European Union in 2009
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Poland's economic growth slowed to 1.7 per cent in 2009,
official data shows, but the country was the only EU member
to have sustained momentum during a year of global crisis.
http://www.eubusiness.com/news-eu/poland-economy.2g9

EU LAW
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Stock exchange law: European regulators are taking Belgium
to court over a failure to prove that public money is not
subsidising commercial financial trading.
http://www.eubusiness.com/news-eu/finance-markets.2g1
Irish, German firms take EADS to Dutch court
http://www.eubusiness.com/news-eu/aerospace-defence.2gh
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Inside the EU Institutions
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Council Watch
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Employment: employment ministers have pledged to maintain
economic stimulus measures as long as the EU's jobless rate,
expected to surpass 10 per cent this year, is on the rise.
http://www.eubusiness.com/news-eu/economy-finance.2gb
Eurozone members mull Greek rescue: report
http://www.eubusiness.com/news-eu/greece-finance.2g5
Jordanian formally takes over Mediterranean Union
http://www.eubusiness.com/news-eu/mediterranean.2fa
Haiti quake prompts Brussels to revive EU aid force idea
http://www.eubusiness.com/news-eu/haiti-quake-aid.2fs
http://www.eubusiness.com/European_Council

Commission Watch
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Deficits: Europe's budgetary watchdog on Wednesday issued
deadlines for Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania and Malta to fix
overblown national budgets.
http://www.eubusiness.com/news-eu/budget-deficit.2fh
Commissioner slams airport body scanners
http://www.eubusiness.com/news-eu/us-attacks-travel.2gj
New farming chief rejects 'French influence'
http://www.eubusiness.com/news-eu/commission-romania.2ea
http://www.eubusiness.com/Commission

Euro-Parliament Watch
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In committee this week, the Economic and Monetary Affairs
Committee quizzed the experts on a supervisory package of
the financial system; the Fisheries Committee set out its
fisheries policy reform priorities; the Civil Liberties
Committee said it was not yet convinced on body scanners;
and the Employment and Social Affairs Committee backed an
agreement between European social partners to help prevent
needle-stick injuries in hospitals.
http://www.eubusiness.com/Europarl

EU diary
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3 Feb, European Summit of Women Ministers
7-8 Feb, Competitiveness Ministers' Informal
11 Feb, Extraordinary European Council meeting
12 Feb, Transport Ministers' Informal

The Week Ahead: http://www.eubusiness.com/events/EUcalendar
Long-term diary: http://www.eubusiness.com/events/eu-diary

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Other news on EUbusiness this week
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US, EU deficits not sustainable: Trichet 28-Jan
http://www.eubusiness.com/news-eu/world-economy.2gk
EADS wants another six billion euros for A400M 28-Jan
http://www.eubusiness.com/news-eu/finance-economy.2g4
China urges EU to lift arms embargo 28-Jan
http://www.eubusiness.com/news-eu/china-arms-embargo.2fx
Brussels drops probe into Ryanair Slovakia aid 27-Jan
http://www.eubusiness.com/news-eu/ireland-slovakia.2fr
Europe to release 0.5m tonnes of excess sugar 27-Jan
http://www.eubusiness.com/news-eu/farm-food-sugar.2fo
EU probes Greece over suspect farm payments 27-Jan
http://www.eubusiness.com/news-eu/greece-farm.2fm
BHP, Rio to work with EU probe 26-Jan
http://www.eubusiness.com/news-eu/competition-britain.2f1

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