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EU must speak with one voice - EUbusiness Week 484


01-04-2010

EUbusiness Week 484 top stories: Eurozone unity urged as jobless, inflation soar; EU urges Germany to stimulate domestic demand; EU bans Philippines, Sudan airlines over safety concerns; New EU system to take on excise fraud; EU subsidies 'have encouraged overfishing'; Europeans want to keep subsidising farmers: poll

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EUbusiness Week - Issue 484
1 April 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 unity urged as jobless, inflation soar
2. EU urges Germany to stimulate domestic demand
3. EU bans Philippines, Sudan airlines over safety concerns
4. New EU system to take on excise fraud
5. EU subsidies 'have encouraged overfishing'
6. Europeans want to keep subsidising farmers: poll

Publisher's Note
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Europe received two cautions from outside bodies this week:
first, a warning from the head of the IMF Dominique Strauss-
Kahn that Europe is in danger of being relegated to the
second division of world economic powers - with the United
States and Asia bouncing quicker out of the global downturn.
The EU needs to act swiftly, he added, and competitiveness,
innovation and better policy coordination are the key.
http://www.eubusiness.com/news-eu/imf-us-asia-romania.3xv

Second, WTO chief Pascal Lamy urged the EU to speak with one
voice at June's G20 summit in Toronto, focusing on concerns
that the new Lisbon institutional set-up is not working. "If
one European takes the floor, and then another... nobody
listens." Europe, he says, is more effective when it speaks
with one voice. Few could argue with that.
http://www.eubusiness.com/news-eu/economy-finance-g20.3x2

You are receiving an early newswire this week as it is Good
Friday tomorrow. There will be no wire next week.
With all good wishes for Easter.

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 unity urged as jobless, inflation soar
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Unemployment in the eurozone has hit record highs and
inflation spiked, official figures show, as calls grow for
stronger "economic governance" in the under-pressure bloc.
http://www.eubusiness.com/news-eu/eurozone-economy.3y3
Euro economic sentiment back rising in March
http://www.eubusiness.com/news-eu/eurozone-economy.3xb

2. EU urges Germany to stimulate domestic demand
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The Commission has called on Germany to stimulate demand in
its domestic private sector, amid concern that Europe's
biggest economy is too driven by its trade surpluses.
http://www.eubusiness.com/news-eu/germany-economy.3yh

3. EU bans Philippines, Sudan airlines over safety concerns
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The Union has banned all airlines in the Philippines and
Sudan from flying into the EU for "serious and persistent
non-compliance" with the bloc's air safety rules.
http://www.eubusiness.com/news-eu/aviation-safety.3xw

4. New EU system to take on excise fraud
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A new electronic system for monitoring the movement of
excise goods within the EU became operational on 1 April.
The Excise Movement and Control System should make intra-EC
trade in excise goods cheaper and simpler for operators and
make it easier for Member States to tackle excise fraud.
http://www.eubusiness.com/news-eu/excise-goods-control

5. EU subsidies 'have encouraged overfishing'
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EU fisheries subsidies have encouraged overfishing over the
years and helped maintain an over-capacity in the industry,
according to a study published on Wednesday.
http://www.eubusiness.com/news-eu/fish-environment.3y7

6. Europeans want to keep subsidising farmers: poll
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Most Europeans want to maintain, or even increase, the EU
subsidies paid out to their farmers, an official opinion
poll published on Tuesday shows.
http://www.eubusiness.com/news-eu/farm-poll.3y2

EUROPEAN CASE LAW
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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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Womens' equality: Spanish PM Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero
says women's equality should be a part of the new 10-year
plan to make the EU's economy more competitive.
http://www.eubusiness.com/news-eu/spain-women-economy.3x4
European Cold War defence alliance dissolved
http://www.eubusiness.com/news-eu/europe-defence-weu.3yk
EU-Cuba meeting postponed: presidency
http://www.eubusiness.com/news-eu/cuba-spain-rights.3y0
EU president to publish anthology of haiku poems
http://www.eubusiness.com/news-eu/vanrompuy-art.3xy
http://www.eubusiness.com/European_Council

Commission Watch
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Citizens' initiative: the Commission on Wednesday outlined
how Europe's citizens will be able to more actively
participate in decision-making, too often seen as
the result of closed-door horse-trading in Brussels.
http://www.eubusiness.com/news-eu/politics-democracy.3yr
http://www.eubusiness.com/Commission

Euro-Parliament Watch
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Moscow bombings: Parliament president Jerzy Buzek condemned
Monday's deadly suicide bombings on the Moscow metro system,
offering full support in the investigations.
http://www.eubusiness.com/news-eu/russia-attacks.3xa

This week, world governance was the focus of a public
hearing by the EP's Special Committee on the Financial,
Economic and Social Crisis; while the ACP-EU Assembly
called for tougher EU sanctions against Madagascar.
http://www.eubusiness.com/Europarl

EU diary
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7 Apr: European Parliament Plenary Session
9 Apr: EU-US Justice and Home Affairs Ministerial Meeting
15 Apr: Informal Budgetary Committee
15 Apr: Ministerial Conference on Integration of Immigrants
16-18 Apr: Informal finance ministers' meeting

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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Climate change: Norway is significant on climate change and
has played a major role in climate policy for many years.
http://www.eubusiness.com/Members/climateanswers/10-03-24
http://www.eubusiness.com/features

Policy Forum
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Responding to the Commission's preliminary Second Stage Open
Skies agreement between the US and the European Union, IACA
and its members are frustrated and disappointed by the
failure to agree a balanced deal for all airlines.
http://www.eubusiness.com/airlines/iaca.10-03-26
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Publications
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Court of Auditors' Annual Activity Report 2009
http://www.eubusiness.com/institutions/court-auditors.09

Europeans, Agriculture and the Common Agricultural Policy
http://www.eubusiness.com/agri/eurobarometer.cap.36

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

Events
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1 Jun, Vienna: Information Retrieval Facility Symposium
http://www.eubusiness.com/internet/information-retrieval.10

16 Jun, Potsdam: Green Ventures 2010
http://www.eubusiness.com/environ/green-ventures.10
More events: http://www.eubusiness.com/events

Jobs
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Program manager, Partners for Democratic Change Inter'l
http://www.eubusiness.com/institutions/pdci.10-03-31

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

Briefing
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Strategic reports on cohesion policy 2007-2013
http://www.eubusiness.com/finance/cohesion-eu.10

Proposal for a directive on trafficking in human beings
http://www.eubusiness.com/human-rights/human-trafficking.01

The European Citizens' Initiative
http://www.eubusiness.com/living-in-eu/eci.01
More briefings: http://www.eubusiness.com/guides

Other news on EUbusiness this week
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EU probes Indian subsidies to its steel industry 1-Apr
http://www.eubusiness.com/news-eu/india-steel.3z1
Euro manufacturing defies March forecast 1-Apr
http://www.eubusiness.com/news-eu/eurozone-economy.3z0
Tender: Eurostars programme for innovative SMEs 1-Apr
http://www.eubusiness.com/sme/eurostars.call.1
New EU visa code from 5 April 31-Mar
http://www.eubusiness.com/news-eu/eu-visa-code.02
EC greenlights aid for UK farmers 30-Mar
http://www.eubusiness.com/news-eu/state-aid-uk.02
Germany agrees tax on banks as crisis buffer 31-Mar
http://www.eubusiness.com/news-eu/germany-france-tax.3y9
EC approves acquisition of Samsung Digital Imaging 30-Mar
http://www.eubusiness.com/competition/mergers-samsung

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