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ECB chief slams Cyprus rescue efforts - EUbusiness Week newsletter 612


04-04-2013

EUbusiness Week 612 top stories: ECB chief slams Cyprus rescue efforts as strike hits; US seeks public comment on proposed EU trade deal; Turkey eyes end of Cyprus dispute amid push for EU entry; Six European countries move against Google over privacy; Italy asks EU to halt GM maize cultivation; Germany seeks skilled workers from southern Europe

This Week's Top Stories

1. ECB chief slams Cyprus rescue efforts as strike hits
2. US seeks public comment on proposed EU trade deal
3. Turkey eyes end of Cyprus dispute amid push for EU entry
4. Six European countries move against Google over privacy
5. Italy asks EU to halt GM maize cultivation
6. Germany seeks skilled workers from southern Europe

Publisher's Note

Another reduced update this week, as the EU gradually winds itself back up after the Easter break. Here are the latest developments from Brussels.

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Nick Prag
Publisher, EUbusiness

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1. ECB chief slams Cyprus rescue efforts as strike hits

The European Central Bank chief hit out on Thursday at what he said was a poorly managed bailout for eurozone Cyprus, as protests at the crippling costs for the island raged on.
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Cyprus crisis could derail Greek recovery: industry lobby

2. US seeks public comment on proposed EU trade deal

The United States put its proposed trade partnership with the European Union to the public on Monday, marking another step toward creating the world's largest free-trade area.
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US says EU rules on biotech crops 'unnecessary'

3. Turkey eyes end of Cyprus dispute amid push for EU entry

Turkey has decided the political climate is now ripe to end the dispute over the decades-old division of Cyprus, as part of Ankara's renewed push to join the European Union.
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4. Six European countries move against Google over privacy

Six European countries, including France and Britain, have launched joint action against Google to get the US Internet giant to scale back on new monitoring powers that watchdogs believe violate EU privacy protection rules.
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5. Italy asks EU to halt GM maize cultivation

The Italian government has asked the Commission not to renew authorisation of a key genetically-modified corn, according to a letter seen by AFP.
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6. Germany seeks skilled workers from southern Europe

The head of Germany's employment agency invited doctors and engineers from southern Europe to look for work in the continent's largest economy, in an interview last weekend.
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Romania: Romanian Prime Minister Victor Ponta on Wednesday nominated candidates for the key posts of prosecutor general and head of the anti-graft prosecutor's office, a move criticised as lacking transparency.
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Croatia: Slovenia's parliament has ratified Croatia's EU accession treaty, easing the way for it to join the bloc after years of hold-ups over bilateral disputes.
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Georgiades: young economist takes Cyprus finance hot seat
New Czech president hoists European flag for first time
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Commission Watch

Tax fraud: EU states must tackle tax fraud which costs their cash-strapped governments some one trillion euros a year, the Commission said on Thursday amid growing uproar.
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Serbia, Kosovo blame each other for talks failure
Barroso undecided on record third term
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Parliament Watch

Lobbyists: an Austrian Euro-MP laid down the gauntlet Thursday by publishing a two-year diary of freebies offered by lobbyists he says shows a need for regulation and reform.
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The week was set aside for MEPs to work in their constituencies or to make delegation visits.
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29 Apr, Launch EU Strategy on adaptation to climate change
1 May, European Solar Days
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