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Cloned meat on EU menu? - EUbusiness Week 488


07-05-2010

EUbusiness Week 488 top stories: Euro leaders gather at 'crossroads' summit; Trade talks with India will not hit generic drugs: EU; Sugar companies big winners from CAP subsidies; EON opens access to German gas market, avoids EU fine; Italy putting lives at risk with emergency call flaws: EU; France, Germany top EU asylum table

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EUbusiness Week - Issue 488
7 May 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. Euro leaders gather at 'crossroads' summit
2. Trade talks with India will not hit generic drugs: EU
3. Sugar companies big winners from CAP subsidies
4. EON opens access to German gas market, avoids EU fine
5. Italy putting lives at risk with emergency call flaws: EU
6. France, Germany top EU asylum table

Publisher's Note
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The European Parliament's environment committee has rejected
a proposal to allow food from cloned animals and their
offspring onto the European market. The legislation would
authorise the sale of "novel foods" using algae or plankton,
nanotechnology, with genetically modified crops or cloned
animals, such as sheep.

However, research organisation Testbiotech says such
material is already on the market, warning of animal welfare
and segregation problems. The market needs "transparency for
consumers and farmers", they say. MEPs have now called on
the Commission to draw up a separate text to deal with the
subject of cloned animals and keep it out of the larger
legislation on non-standard foods.
http://www.eubusiness.com/news-eu/farm-food-clone.4gb
Press: http://www.eubusiness.com/agri/testbiotech.10-05-04

Regards,

Nick Prag
Publisher, EUbusiness

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1. Euro leaders gather at 'crossroads' summit
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Euro leaders gather Friday for a "crossroads" summit amid
fears that the currency itself could collapse unless Franco-
German moves to police the region's public finances succeed.
http://www.eubusiness.com/news-eu/greece-finance.4hc
European banks face Greece 'contagion' risk: Moody's
http://www.eubusiness.com/news-eu/greece-finance-debt.4hf

2. Trade talks with India will not hit generic drugs: EU
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The EU has insisted that a free trade deal being negotiated
between the bloc and India will not hurt the South Asian
nation's exports of "life-saving" generic drugs.
http://www.eubusiness.com/news-eu/india-trade-pharma.4fi

3. Sugar companies big winners from CAP subsidies
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Sugar companies were among the largest beneficiaries last
year of Europe's Common Agricultural Policy payments,
according to statistics made public by most Member States.
http://www.eubusiness.com/news-eu/agriculture-economy.4e8

4. EON opens access to German gas market, avoids EU fine
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German energy giant E.ON has ended a potentially costly
competition probe by offering to "effectively open up access
to the German gas market," says the EU anti-trust watchdog.
http://www.eubusiness.com/news-eu/competition-sector.4g9

5. Italy putting lives at risk with emergency call flaws: EU
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The Commission has accused Italy of putting lives at risk by
failing to properly instal a Europe-wide emergency call
system, seeking court fines to punish authorities in Rome.
http://www.eubusiness.com/news-eu/italy-telecoms.4gq

6. France, Germany top EU asylum table
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Over 260,000 asylum seekers registered in EU Member States
last year, with the highest number in France and the
applicants coming notably from Afghanistan, Russia,
Somalia and Iraq, official statistics show.
http://www.eubusiness.com/news-eu/immigration-asylum.4fy

EUROPEAN CASE LAW
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Air baggage: Airline passengers can claim no more than EUR
1,134 for lost or damaged baggage, even if the loss causes
emotional trauma, the European Court of Justice has ruled.
http://www.eubusiness.com/news-eu/court-aviation.4hi
Incentive-driven drug prescription 'is lawful': ECJ
http://www.eubusiness.com/eulaw/drugs.01
ECJ greenlights fines of EUR 23m on thread cartel
http://www.eubusiness.com/eulaw/competition.thread.01
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Inside the EU Institutions
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Council Watch
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Single sky: transport ministers on Tuesday called for
accelerated moves toward creating a single European sky
for air traffic control as a new cloud of volcanic ash
threatened more travel chaos.
http://www.eubusiness.com/news-eu/iceland-volcano.4g7
EU hopes to complete fisheries reform by end of 2011
http://www.eubusiness.com/news-eu/fish-environment.4gv
Sarkozy says Britain's Cameron would warm to Europe
http://www.eubusiness.com/news-eu/britain-vote-france.4h4
South American nations to boycott EU-LatAm summit
http://www.eubusiness.com/news-eu/latam-summit-unasur.4gy
http://www.eubusiness.com/European_Council

Commission Watch
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Spring forecasts: the "threat" from markets circling Spain
and Portugal the way they did Greece is real, the EU warned
on Wednesday, even as new forecasts showed Europe's
economic recovery gathering speed this year.
http://www.eubusiness.com/news-eu/eurozone-greece.4gh
Panel of experts recommends budgetary coordination
http://www.eubusiness.com/news-eu/greece-finance.4hy
EU officials deny Ashton considering quitting
http://www.eubusiness.com/news-eu/britain-vote-ashton.4fr
http://www.eubusiness.com/Commission

Euro-Parliament Watch
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Data transfer: US Vice President Joe Biden attempted on
Thursday to convince reluctant MEPs to agree to a bank
data exchange scheme in order to counter terror ploys.
http://www.eubusiness.com/news-eu/us-attacks-banking.4hw
EU leaders 'mad' to think Greece can enact cuts
http://www.eubusiness.com/news-eu/greece-finance.4h1
Outspoken British election candidate survives plane crash
http://www.eubusiness.com/news-eu/britain-vote-farage.4ha
Euro-MPs urge tightening of animal welfare rules
http://www.eubusiness.com/news-eu/animal-welfare.505
Combustion plants need more time to comply with limits
http://www.eubusiness.com/news-eu/industrial-emissions.405
http://www.eubusiness.com/Europarl

EU diary
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7 May, Meeting of Eurozone Heads of State or Government
10-11 May, Foreign Affairs and Development Council
10-11 May, Education, Youth and Culture Council
17 May, Agriculture and Fisheries Council
17 May, Eurogroup meeting
17-20 May, European Parliament Plenary Session
18 May, Council of Economy and Finances (ECOFIN)

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

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Analysis
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Energy: too much of the general political and media
discussion is about making new buildings efficient. This
is nowhere near enough, as most of the buildings that
will be standing in 2050 have already been built.
http://www.eubusiness.com/Members/climateanswers/10-05-05
EU doesn't fear Conservatives, frets over coalition
http://www.eubusiness.com/news-eu/britain-vote.4fv
http://www.eubusiness.com/features

Policy Forum
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CEA urges further work on Solvency II implementing measures
http://www.eubusiness.com/finance/cea.10-05-04
SMEs poised to profit from RFID technology
http://www.eubusiness.com/sme/ueapme.10-05-05
CBI response to industrial emissions directive vote
http://www.eubusiness.com/energy/cbi.10-05-04
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1 Jun, Geneva: Clean technology - European partnering event
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Briefing
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ITER & Fusion Research - update briefing
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Europeana - Europe's digital library
http://www.eubusiness.com/culture/europeana-guide.10-05-06

EU's modernised social security
http://www.eubusiness.com/employment/social-security.205
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European Economic Forecast - Spring 2010
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Links
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ITER status and possible way forward
http://www.eubusiness.com/research/iter-communication

Information on beneficiaries of CAP payments
http://www.eubusiness.com/agri/cap-beneficiaries

eCall: Time saved = lives saved
http://www.eubusiness.com/transport/eCall
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Other news on EUbusiness this week
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Crisis further setback to euro adoption in CEE: Fitch 6-May
http://www.eubusiness.com/news-eu/ceeurope-economy.4hp
Ash could affect transatlantic flights: Eurocontrol 6-May
http://www.eubusiness.com/news-eu/iceland-volcano.4hz
Sweden told to comply with EU cosmetics rules 5-May
http://www.eubusiness.com/news-eu/sweden-cosmetics.505
EC action makes setting up business in Ireland easier 5-May
http://www.eubusiness.com/news-eu/business-ireland.505
Green Italian mayor bans work cars 4-May
http://www.eubusiness.com/news-eu/italy-environment.4g5
EU proposes rules for fishery imports from Greenland 3-May
http://www.eubusiness.com/news-eu/greenland-fishery.305
Euro ratings agency idea gains ground 3-May
http://www.eubusiness.com/news-eu/greece-finance.4fo
Euro manufacturing output rising fast: survey 3-May
http://www.eubusiness.com/news-eu/eurozone-economy.4f7

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