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Europe sets out 2020 vision - EUbusiness Week 480


05-03-2010

EUbusiness Week 480 top stories: Greece can 'count on' Euro 'solidarity'; Fury as Brussels authorises GM potatoes; Europe's economic recovery stalls; EU launches whistle blowers site; European integration a 'priority': new Ukraine president; British rhubarb joins champagne under EU protection

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EUbusiness Week - Issue 480
5 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. Greece can 'count on' Euro 'solidarity'
2. Fury as Brussels authorises GM potatoes
3. Europe's economic recovery stalls
4. EU launches whistle blowers site
5. European integration a 'priority': new Ukraine president
6. British rhubarb joins champagne under EU protection

Publisher's Note
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Europe this week outlined a new economic strategy for the
next decade. The Europe 2020 plan envisions new investment
in research and innovation, green energy and education - all
part of an overall bid to boost employment and accelerate
growth in the face of ever tougher global competition.

The new targets offer a sound business plan to enhance the
EU's growth and competitiveness in years to come. However,
as Eurochambres points out, they will prove meaningless if
Member States do not pursue them rigorously through their
domestic agendas. As with the plan's predecessor, the Lisbon
Strategy, its success will depend on political commitment.
http://www.eubusiness.com/news-eu/economy-2020.3gp

Regards,

Nick Prag
Publisher, EUbusiness

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1. Greece can 'count on' Euro 'solidarity'
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The European Commission, whose task it is to police Greek
action to avoid bankruptcy, has assured that the country
can count on the "solidarity" of its European peers --
leaving analysts anticipating a financial bailout.
http://www.eubusiness.com/news-eu/eurozone-greece.3gh
Key dates in Greece's debt crisis
http://www.eubusiness.com/news-eu/greece-finance.3ga

2. Fury as Brussels authorises GM potatoes
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The Commission on Tuesday approved the cultivation of
genetically-modified potatoes, prompting an angry response
from environmental campaign groups and two Member States.
http://www.eubusiness.com/news-eu/farm-gmo-product.3f5
'Battle' on GM foods can't be won: EP president
http://www.eubusiness.com/news-eu/parliament-gmo-farm.3gn

3. Europe's economic recovery stalls
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Europe's economic recovery has stalled, new data shows, with
heavyweight Germany grinding to a standstill in the fourth
quarter of 2009 despite gains for France and Poland.
http://www.eubusiness.com/news-eu/eurozone-economy.3h1

4. EU launches whistle blowers site
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The European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) on Monday launched a
new anonymous online tip-off system for "vigilant citizens"
to report corruption cases.
http://www.eubusiness.com/news-eu/fraud-internet.3f1

5. European integration a 'priority': new Ukraine president
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EU integration is a priority for Ukraine's foreign policy,
the country's new president said in Brussels Monday, seeking
to reassure Europe by tempering his pro-Russia image.
http://www.eubusiness.com/news-eu/ukraine-diplomacy.370

6. British rhubarb joins champagne under EU protection
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A variety of British vegetable grown in darkness and
harvested by candlelight has joined French champagne and
Italian Parma ham in having its name protected by the EU.
http://www.eubusiness.com/news-eu/britain-food.35p

EUROPEAN CASE LAW
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China: the ECJ's General Court has ruled that a decision to
impose anti-dumping measures on shoes from China and Vietnam
was sound, a court statement in Brussels said on Thursday.
http://www.eubusiness.com/news-eu/vietnam-china-trade.3h8
Italy slammed by EU court over Naples garbage
http://www.eubusiness.com/news-eu/court-italy-waste.3h2
Court clarifies residency terms for the carers of children
of migrant workers
http://www.eubusiness.com/eulaw/EUFreedoms.02
New: Key EU Legal Terms
http://www.eubusiness.com/eulaw/key-eu-terms
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Inside the EU Institutions
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Council Watch
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Ashton: embattled European foreign affairs chief Catherine
Ashton was warned Thursday by her own government that a
Brussels turf war is diluting the powerful new diplomatic
corps she officially leads.
http://www.eubusiness.com/news-eu/diplomacy-britain.3h6
Eurozone should have a seat at the IMF: Van Rompuy
http://www.eubusiness.com/news-eu/imf-economy.361
US, EU call for new nuclear sanctions against Iran
http://www.eubusiness.com/news-eu/iaea-nuclear-iran.3gf
http://www.eubusiness.com/European_Council

Commission Watch
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Banks: Europe's new financial sector overlord on Monday
sought to reassure London's bankers that new regulation
introduced in the wake of the economic crisis would be
both "smart" and "proportionate".
http://www.eubusiness.com/news-eu/britain-finance.3f2
Rehn on whirlwind visit to debt-hit Greece
http://www.eubusiness.com/news-eu/greece-economy-rehn.36v
http://www.eubusiness.com/Commission

Euro-Parliament Watch
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Greece: European Socialists have called for the creation of
a fund, managed by the European Investment Bank, to help
Greece and others ward off speculators as they tackle
budget crises.
http://www.eubusiness.com/news-eu/parliament-greece.3fk
British MEP fined for EU chief 'damp rag' insult
http://www.eubusiness.com/news-eu/parliament-ukip.3fm

The day after the Commission unveiled its proposal, doubts
as to how the Europe 2020 economic strategy can be made to
work were raised by Employment and Social Affairs Committee.
Also this week, the Development Committee said Member States
must bring in a financial transactions tax and a temporary
debt moratorium to help developing countries cope with the
effects of the global financial crisis; and the Transport
Committee said aviation security measures that go beyond
common EU requirements should be paid for by Member
States, not by passengers.
http://www.eubusiness.com/Europarl

EU diary
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6-7 Mar, EU-Morocco Summit
8-9 Mar, Employment, Social, Health and Consumers Council
8-11 Mar, European Parliament plenary
11-12 Mar, Transport, Telecommunications and Energy Council

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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What the EU should do about CCS: large-scale demonstration
will require public money, and widespread and rapid
deployment will require regulation, ideally at
European level - Climate Answers
http://www.eubusiness.com/Members/climateanswers/10-03-03
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Policy Forum
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ECJ: AG refers the question of the consistency of the
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http://www.eubusiness.com/eulaw/egba.10-03-04
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Events
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23 May, Seville: SETAC Europe Conference on science and
technology for environmental protection
http://www.eubusiness.com/environ/setac.10-02-11

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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Consultant (Scientist) to work on EU-FP7 project "QWeCI",
European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts
http://www.eubusiness.com/development/ecmwf.10-03-02

Officer, Legal & Contracting Unit, European Defence Agency
http://www.eubusiness.com/defence/eda.10-03-02
More jobs: http://www.eubusiness.com/jobs

Briefing
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Europe 2020: new economic strategy
http://www.eubusiness.com/finance/europ2020.01

Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs)
http://www.eubusiness.com/environ/gmo-potato.01
More briefings: http://www.eubusiness.com/guides

Other news on EUbusiness this week
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EU expects free trade deal with India by October 4-Mar
http://www.eubusiness.com/news-eu/india-fta.3h9
Turkey ratifies Nabucco pipeline deal 4-Mar
http://www.eubusiness.com/news-eu/turkey-energy-gas.3hd
Romania ready to join Euro passport free zone 4-Mar
http://www.eubusiness.com/news-eu/romania-borders.3h5
Italian president calls for European monetary fund 3-Mar
http://www.eubusiness.com/news-eu/italy-economy.3gm
EU eyes Singapore as step to Asian trade pacts 3-Mar
http://www.eubusiness.com/news-eu/singapore-trade.3g9
Microsoft gives EU Net users access to rival browsers 3-Mar
http://www.eubusiness.com/news-eu/internet-microsoft.3fe
EU clears giant mobile phone merger in Britain 2-Mar
http://www.eubusiness.com/news-eu/britain-telecom.3et

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