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26-03-2010

EUbusiness Week 483 top stories: Eurozone bags Greek rescue deal to involve IMF; EU, US move to allow foreign ownership of airlines; Boeing, Airbus claim victory over WTO ruling; Europe to expand list of harmful chemicals; EU begins review of Working Time Directive; EU criticises Bulgaria, Romania over corruption

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EUbusiness Week - Issue 483
26 March 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. Eurozone bags Greek rescue deal to involve IMF
2. EU, US move to allow foreign ownership of airlines
3. Boeing, Airbus claim victory over WTO ruling
4. Europe to expand list of harmful chemicals
5. EU begins review of Working Time Directive
6. EU criticises Bulgaria, Romania over corruption

Publisher's Note
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Five years after the European Company Statute (SE) entered
into force, the European Commission has launched a public
consultation with a view to making it work better.

While the SE (Societas Europeae) has proved popular in some
Member States, in others it has not taken off at all. A 2009
study provides some clues: set-up costs, complexity and
uncertainty, as well as employee involvement issues have
largely offset the attractions of moving a registered
office and promoting a European image.

Commissioner Michel Barnier, however, says the SE can
"substantially reduce costs for businesses operating across
borders", and is encouraging all interested parties to give
their views. Responses by 23 May.
http://www.eubusiness.com/eu-companies/company-statute.02

Regards,

Nick Prag
Publisher, EUbusiness

ADMINISTRATIVE/PROJECT OFFICER, EuroACE
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The European Alliance of Companies for Energy Efficiency in
Buildings (EuroACE) is recruiting an Administrative/Project
Officer to provide organisational and administrative
assistance to the Secretary General on all tasks
related to the daily management of the secretariat.
http://www.eubusiness.com/energy/euroace.10-03-23
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1. Eurozone bags Greek rescue deal to involve IMF
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Eurozone countries late on Thursday agreed a deal to involve
the IMF in a rescue package for Greece's ailing economy, as
European leaders sought to re-boot the euro currency.
http://www.eubusiness.com/news-eu/summit-economy.3vf
Greek PM hails 'very satisfactory' rescue plan
http://www.eubusiness.com/news-eu/summit-greece-agree.3v7
ECB chief slams IMF aid for Greece as 'very, very bad'
http://www.eubusiness.com/news-eu/summit-economy-ecb.3uw

2. EU, US move to allow foreign ownership of airlines
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The European Union and the United States have taken a "major
step forward" in aviation liberalisation, paving the way for
foreign ownership of their airlines after lengthy talks.
http://www.eubusiness.com/news-eu/us-transport.3ux

3. Boeing, Airbus claim victory over WTO ruling
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US aerospace giant Boeing and its European rival Airbus both
claimed victory on Tuesday over a landmark World Trade
Organisation ruling on their dispute over state subsidies.
http://www.eubusiness.com/news-eu/wto-trade-dispute.3sp

4. Europe to expand list of harmful chemicals
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Europe will expand its list of potentially highly dangerous
chemicals to 135 from a current 29 by the year 2012, say
the Commissioners for the environment and for industry.
http://www.eubusiness.com/news-eu/chemical-substances.3ur

5. EU begins review of Working Time Directive
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The Commission has begun a consultation process on options
for reviewing EU rules on working time, with a view to to
"finding a balanced solution that addresses the real needs
of workers, businesses and consumers in the 21st century."
http://www.eubusiness.com/employment/wtd-review.03

6. EU criticises Bulgaria, Romania over corruption
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The Commission criticised Bulgaria and Romania Tuesday for a
lack of progress in fighting corruption and organised crime,
urging the EU's two newest members to prioritise the issues.
http://www.eubusiness.com/news-eu/bulgaria-romania.3rz

EUROPEAN CASE LAW
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Divorce: couples who divorce but hail from different
European countries may find a legal maze simplified and
bills potentially falling, if new laws pass as proposed.
http://www.eubusiness.com/news-eu/justice-divorce.3ti
Google not guilty in Louis Vuitton case
http://www.eubusiness.com/news-eu/us-internet-company.3rm
Football clubs eligible for compensation, Court rules
http://www.eubusiness.com/eulaw/football.01
Pepsi Co lose trademark for design
http://www.eubusiness.com/eulaw/communitydesign.01
http://www.eubusiness.com/eulaw
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from national and European Courts. Free 30 day license for
EUbusiness readers - thereafter at a special introductory
discount of 20 per cent
http://www.eubusiness.com/caselex-30
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Inside the EU Institutions
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Council Watch
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Foreign affairs: EU foreign affairs chief Catherine Ashton
has unveiled her plans for a giant new diplomatic service to
represent Europe around the world, to a chorus of criticism.
http://www.eubusiness.com/news-eu/diplomacy.3up
EU ministers vow to act against Iranian media censorship
http://www.eubusiness.com/news-eu/iran-media.3qo
Israel's Netanyahu calls off meet with EU leaders
http://www.eubusiness.com/news-eu/mideast-conflict.3r1
Cold War defence alliance to wind down
http://www.eubusiness.com/news-eu/europe-defence.3te
http://www.eubusiness.com/European_Council

Commission Watch
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ACP agreement: negotiators have avoided disputes over gay
and illegal immigrant rights between European and African,
Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) nations to revise the 2000
Cotonou development Agreement.
http://www.eubusiness.com/news-eu/acp-rights-trade.3pq
EU may seek to settle US aerospace aid dispute
http://www.eubusiness.com/news-eu/wto-trade-dispute.3sd
Commission urges Libya to free Swiss national
http://www.eubusiness.com/news-eu/switzerland-libya.3un
http://www.eubusiness.com/Commission

Euro-Parliament Watch
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Transaction tax: the EU should bring in a financial
transactions tax and consider a temporary debt moratorium
for developing countries, MEPs said this week.
http://www.eubusiness.com/development/transaction-tax.01
Euro-MPs take aim at Ashton's plans for diplomatic corps
http://www.eubusiness.com/news-eu/diplomacy.3sg
EP boost for organ transplants
http://www.eubusiness.com/health/organ-transplants
Labelling of farm produce should be compulsory: Euro-MPs
http://www.eubusiness.com/food/food-quality.02

In plenary, Parliament also approved the appointment of 10
members of Court of Auditors; and said border patrols had a
moral duty to rescue migrants in distress at sea.
http://www.eubusiness.com/Europarl

EU diary
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25-26 Mar, European Council
29-30 Mar, Agriculture and Fisheries Council
31 Mar, Informal Meeting of Culture Ministers
1 Apr, EU-ACP Parliamentary Assembly

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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Budget rules: the hard line taken by Germany over the Greek
debt crisis now engulfing and undermining the eurozone is a
reminder, and a result, of a hard-fought compromise over
budget deficit rules in 1996.
http://www.eubusiness.com/news-eu/summit-economy-pact.3uj
'Transplant tourism' causing international concern
http://www.eubusiness.com/news-eu/health-who.3ts
EU turf war erupts over control of development aid
http://www.eubusiness.com/news-eu/diplomacy.3qi
http://www.eubusiness.com/features

Policy Forum
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Working time: protection against long and irregular working
hours must continue to be the main goal of the Working Time
Directive.
http://www.eubusiness.com/employment/etuc.10-03-24
Business confidence on rise but upswing not near: SME survey
http://www.eubusiness.com/sme/ueapme.10-03-23
More press: http://www.eubusiness.com/press

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Events
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1 Jul, Olten, Switzerland: Technologies for e-government
http://www.eubusiness.com/internet/MeTTeG.10

6 Jul, Heidelberg: Eighth International Network Conference
http://www.eubusiness.com/research/inc-2010
More events: http://www.eubusiness.com/events

Jobs
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Climate Justice and Energy Campaigner, Friends of the Earth
http://www.eubusiness.com/environ/foee.10-03-22

Accreditation technical officers, European GNSS Supervisory
Authority
http://www.eubusiness.com/transport/galileo.gsa.10-03-21
More jobs: http://www.eubusiness.com/jobs

Briefing
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Legal tender of the euro: Commission recommendation
http://www.eubusiness.com/euro/legal-tender.10

Use of mobile phones on ships in European waters
http://www.eubusiness.com/telecoms/mobile-ships.01

Cords and drawstrings in children's clothing
http://www.eubusiness.com/consumer/cords-drawstrings.01
More briefings: http://www.eubusiness.com/guides

Publications
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More women in senior positions - key to economic stability
http://www.eubusiness.com/employment/women-senior.10

Data Protection: A Practical Guide to UK and EU Law
http://www.eubusiness.com/internet/data-protection-law
More publications: http://www.eubusiness.com/EUbooks

Other news on EUbusiness this week
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Europeans opposed to Greek bailout: poll 25-Mar
http://www.eubusiness.com/news-eu/summit-economy-poll.3ut
New EU-US negotiations on bank data transfers 24-Mar
http://www.eubusiness.com/terrorism/us-bank-data.03
Serb, Croat leaders pledge to improve ties 24-Mar
http://www.eubusiness.com/news-eu/serbia-croatia.3tj
Eurozone business activity shoots up in March 24-Mar
http://www.eubusiness.com/news-eu/eurozone-economy.3sx
Ryanair says Air France stifling regional airports 23-Mar
http://www.eubusiness.com/news-eu/france-ireland-air.3sn
Innovation scoreboard calls for performance pick-up 21-Mar
http://www.eubusiness.com/research/innovation.score.09
EU grants Serbia aid package 21-Mar
http://www.eubusiness.com/news-eu/serbia-aid.3qd

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