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Airbus awaits key decision - EUbusiness Week 478


19-02-2010

EUbusiness Week 478 top stories: Europe corners strike-hit Greece on debts; EU renews sanctions on Zimbabwe another year; Microsoft-Yahoo! deal gets green light from regulators; Brussels to propose bluefin tuna fishing ban; Tough times for car-makers as cash-for-clunkers ends; Italians, Germans buy most fake medicines: research

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EUbusiness Week - Issue 478
18 February 2010
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This Week's Top Stories
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1. Europe corners strike-hit Greece on debts
2. EU renews sanctions on Zimbabwe another year
3. Microsoft-Yahoo! deal gets green light from regulators
4. Brussels to propose bluefin tuna fishing ban
5. Tough times for carmakers as cash-for-clunkers ends
6. Italians, Germans buy most fake medicines: research

Publisher's Note
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Airbus and seven European countries appear close to a deal
on its troubled A400M military transport project. The seven,
who have ordered 180 of the planes - designed to replace
Europe's ageing fleet of transport planes - for EUR 20bn,
have been asked to cover cost overruns of around EUR 5.2bn.

Airbus parent company EADS has threatened to pull the plug
on the project and is looking for renewed commitment from
its partners. With Airbus employing some 52,000 workers,
of which 10,000 work on the A400M, a great deal is at
stake for the European aerospace sector.
http://www.eubusiness.com/news-eu/aerospace-defence.2pf

Regards,

Nick Prag
Publisher, EUbusiness

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1. Europe corners strike-hit Greece on debts
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Europe cornered Greece on Tuesday into preparing drastic
new action to rein in its bulging deficit and debts while
Athens was immediately hit by a new wave of strikes.
http://www.eubusiness.com/news-eu/finance-economy.2qe
EC wants to step up economic surveillance
http://www.eubusiness.com/news-eu/eurozone-economy.2om

2. EU renews sanctions on Zimbabwe another year
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EU leaders have renewed sanctions against Zimbabwe for
another year, citing a lack of progress in implementing
the country's power-sharing agreement.
http://www.eubusiness.com/news-eu/zimbabwe-sanctions.2q4

3. Microsoft-Yahoo! deal gets green light from regulators
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Microsoft and Yahoo! says that US and European regulators
have cleared the way for them to blaze on with a planned
tie-up aimed at taking on Internet search king Google.
http://www.eubusiness.com/news-eu/us-competition-it.2rw

4. Brussels to propose bluefin tuna fishing ban
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Brussels will on Monday propose that the EU Member States
ban commercial bluefin tuna fishing by classifying the
species as being under threat of extinction, sources say.
http://www.eubusiness.com/news-eu/environment-fish.2rv

5. Tough times for carmakers as cash-for-clunkers ends
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The withdrawal of cash-for-clunkers schemes, which buoyed
car sales through deep recession last year, marks a rude
awakening for an industry crucial to the health of the
European economy.
http://www.eubusiness.com/news-eu/economy-auto-sector.2re

6. Italians, Germans buy most fake medicines: research
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The market in counterfeit medicines in Europe is worth an
estimated 10.5 billion euros a year, according to research
commissioned by pharmaceutical giant Pfizer out on Tuesday.
http://www.eubusiness.com/news-eu/pharma-counterfeit.2pt

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Inside the EU Institutions
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Council Watch
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Croatia: Croatia's new President Ivo Josipovic vowed to lead
an untiring fight against corruption and usher his country
into the European Union in his inaugural speech Thursday.
http://www.eubusiness.com/news-eu/croatia-politics.2rg
EU chooses Portuguese ECB deputy chief
http://www.eubusiness.com/news-eu/finance-economy-ecb.2qf
Spain discusses human rights with Cuba
http://www.eubusiness.com/news-eu/spain-cuba.2rx
Macedonian PM offers Greece talks over name
http://www.eubusiness.com/news-eu/macedonia-greece.2p8
http://www.eubusiness.com/European_Council

Commission Watch
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Greek data: EU budget watchdogs have agreed new rules for
reporting financial figures in a bid to clamp down on the
sort of dodgy data unearthed during Greece's debt crisis.
http://www.eubusiness.com/news-eu/finance-economy.2pi
Barroso biggest spender in Commission: report
http://www.eubusiness.com/news-eu/commission-politics.2p2
EU chief urges 'rethink' on climate dealings with China, US
http://www.eubusiness.com/news-eu/climate-warming.2rn
http://www.eubusiness.com/Commission

Euro-Parliament Watch
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Greek socialists demand debt statistics inquiry
http://www.eubusiness.com/news-eu/greece-parliament.2r3

External Parliamentary Activities Week: the week was set
aside for MEPs to work in their constituencies or to take
part in working visits of parliamentary delegations. These
include interparliamentary meetings in Israel, Mauritania,
Moldova and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.
http://www.eubusiness.com/Europarl

EU diary
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18-19 Feb, Informal meeting of Regional Policy ministers
22 Feb, European Summit of Local Governments
22 Feb, Foreign Affairs Council
22-23 Feb, Agriculture and Fisheries Council
24-25 Feb, Informal Defence Ministers meeting
25-26 Feb, Council of Justice and Home Affairs

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Long-term diary: http://www.eubusiness.com/events/eu-diary

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Analysis
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Greece: a grab on Greek budgetary sovereignty this week
marks a watershed for cross-border European economic
governance, but experts remain divided on how quickly
Brussels will be able to flex its muscles.
http://www.eubusiness.com/news-eu/economy-greece.2rr
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Policy Forum
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The Understanding China training programme 2010 launched!
http://www.eubusiness.com/china/eurochambres.10-02-18

EU stalling on aid promises, binding targets needed, says
CONCORD as OECD announces global 2010 aid forecast
http://www.eubusiness.com/development/concorde.10-02-18
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Events
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23 April, The Hague: New Conflict of Laws Rules for
Contractual Obligations in Europe: Trends and Perspectives
http://www.eubusiness.com/eulaw/asser.10-02-10

23 May, Seville: SETAC Europe Conference on science and
technology for environmental protection
http://www.eubusiness.com/environ/setac.10-02-11
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Jobs
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Programme Associate, European Climate Foundation
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Country Officers, Financial Mechanism Office
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Briefing
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Safety of sunbeds
http://www.eubusiness.com/health/sunbeds.10
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Publications
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Results of the ECB's survey on the access to finance of
SMEs in the euro area - second half of 2009
http://www.eubusiness.com/sme/finance-ecb.10-02-16
More publications: http://www.eubusiness.com/EUbooks

Other news on EUbusiness this week
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Consumer confidence slips across EU 18-Feb
http://www.eubusiness.com/news-eu/eurozone-consumer.2ri
EU opens anti-dumping probe into Chinese paper 18-Feb
http://www.eubusiness.com/news-eu/china-paper-trade.2rd
Global cyberattacks hit firms, governments: report 18-Feb
http://www.eubusiness.com/news-eu/us-china-it-crime.2r8
EU keeps in-flight liquid restrictions 3 more years 17-Feb
http://www.eubusiness.com/news-eu/air-transport.2r4
Eurozone switches into trade surplus in 2009 17-Feb
http://www.eubusiness.com/news-eu/eurozone-economy.2qr
Danube countries agree to protect 'Amazon of Europe' 16-Feb
http://www.eubusiness.com/news-eu/environment-danube.2q8
New European car sales up 12.9 per cent in January 16-Feb
http://www.eubusiness.com/news-eu/economy-auto-sales.2px

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