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Setback for Turkey's EU hopes - EUbusiness Week 462


16-10-2009

EUbusiness Week 462 top stories: EU angers car makers with South Korea free trade deal; EU auditors warn of risks linked to end of milk quotas; EC to simplify cross-border challenges to wills; EU warns against complacency over swine flu; Chinese shoe tariff extension proposed in EU; EU and Greenpeace row over safety of GM food

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EUbusiness Week - Issue 462
16 October 2009
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This Week's Top Stories
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1. EU, South Korea ink trade deal despite car anger
2. EU auditors warn of risks linked to end of milk quotas
3. EC to simplify cross-border challenges to wills
4. EU warns against complacency over swine flu
5. Chinese shoe tariff extension proposed in EU
6. EU and Greenpeace row over safety of GM food

Publisher's Note
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Turkey's hopes of joining the European Union received a set-
back Wednesday when the Commission published its annual
report on countries wanting to join. Praised for a deal with
Armenia over the World War I 'genocide' row - about which
EUbusiness received many comments in the past - Turkey was
criticised over its rights record and pressure on the media.

Happy scenes in Macedonia, however, as the report called for
negotiations to start with the country. Hopefully the start
of talks will be a strong encouragement to finally settle
the festering name issue with Greece - an issue which has
elicited even more discussion on our site.
http://www.eubusiness.com/news-eu/enlarge-turkey.y9
http://www.eubusiness.com/Turkey

Regards,

Nick Prag
Publisher, EUbusiness

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1. EU, South Korea ink trade deal despite car anger
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Europe has inked a free-trade deal with South Korea,
ignoring anger from car makers echoing US caution running
all the way up to President Barack Obama.
http://www.eubusiness.com/news-eu/skorea-trade-deal.z3

2. EU auditors warn of risks linked to end of milk quotas
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EU auditors on Thursday gave a boost to beleaguered dairy
farmers by recommending that the milk sector remain under
supervision as the EU works towards an end to the long-
established quota system.
http://www.eubusiness.com/news-eu/farm-milk-price.z1

3. EC to simplify cross-border challenges to wills
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Hundreds of thousands of EU residents left money by
relatives in another member country every year will be
able to stake an internationally-recognised claim, under
proposals outlined on Wednesday.
http://www.eubusiness.com/news-eu/property-law-wills.ym

4. EU warns against complacency over swine flu
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The European Union is warning against complacency over the
spread of swine flu and urges people to get vaccinated even
though the virus has not hit as hard as first feared.
http://www.eubusiness.com/news-eu/health-flu.xc

5. Chinese shoe tariff extension proposed in EU
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The Commission has proposed to extend penalty taxes on
Chinese and Vietnamese shoe imports by another 15 months,
according to a Commission document seen by AFP.
http://www.eubusiness.com/news-eu/china-vietnam-trade.xl

6. EU and Greenpeace row over safety of GM food
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The Commission stressed Thursday that health and
environmental factors were foremost in approving geneti-
cally modified foodstuffs, while protesting farmers and
environmentalists called for an outright ban.
http://www.eubusiness.com/news-eu/farm-environment-gmo.z4

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Inside the EU Institutions
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Council Watch
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Treaty: the Czech Republic's highest court said Tuesday it
would hold a hearing on a complaint filed by a group of
lawmakers against the Lisbon treaty on October 27.
http://www.eubusiness.com/news-eu/treaty-czech-court.xq
New German government 'open to Turkish EU bid'
http://www.eubusiness.com/news-eu/germany-politics.z5
Blair for EU president? Britain divided
http://www.eubusiness.com/news-eu/britain-politics.x2
Syria raises doubts about signing EU partnership
http://www.eubusiness.com/news-eu/mideast-syria-spain.yu
http://www.eubusiness.com/European_Council

Commission Watch
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Kosovo: the Commission proposed Wednesday to launch a
process aimed at allowing people in Kosovo to travel to the
EU without visas and lay foundations for a trade agreement.
http://www.eubusiness.com/news-eu/kosovo-travel-visas.ya
Barroso warns Czech leader not to erect treaty 'obstacles'
http://www.eubusiness.com/news-eu/treaty-czech-barroso.xs
Budget chief Almunia urges Latvia to stick to bailout deal
http://www.eubusiness.com/news-eu/latvia-finance-imf.xy
Romania proposes former farm minister as Commissioner
http://www.eubusiness.com/news-eu/romania-commissioner.xa
http://www.eubusiness.com/Commission

Euro-Parliament Watch
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This week MEPs quizzed Enlargement Commissioner Olli Rehn
on the launch of membership talks with the former Yugoslav
republic of Macedonia; and the EP's annual journalism prize,
for work that promotes better understanding of EU
institutions or policies, went to Ines Possemeyer (written
press, Germany), Szlanko Balint (internet, Hungary),
Zbigniew Plesner (radio, Poland) and Elke Sasser and
Kristian Kaehler (TV, Germany).
http://www.eubusiness.com/Europarl

EU diary
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19-20 Oct, Agriculture and Fisheries Council
20 Oct, Economic and Financial Affairs Council
21 Oct, Environment Council
23 Oct, Justice and Home Affairs Council
26-27 Oct, General Affairs and External Relations Council
29-30 Oct, European Council

The Week Ahead: http://www.eubusiness.com/events/EUcalendar
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How to Preserve Trust in Anti-trust: with the basic
premises of competition policy under attack, it is more
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Policy Forum
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Korea trade deal goes against interest of major European
industries and their workforce
http://www.eubusiness.com/Trade/acea-press.09-10-15

Giuffre Editore partnering with Caselex
http://www.eubusiness.com/Members/caselex/press.2009-10-05
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Briefing
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Integrated Maritime Policy for the EU - EC priorities
http://www.eubusiness.com/Transport/eu-maritime-policy.09

Management instruments applied to milk market: ECA report
http://www.eubusiness.com/Agri/milk-market-eca.09

EU Funding in Turkey
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Starting a business in Turkey
http://www.eubusiness.com/Turkey/business
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Other news on EUbusiness this week
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EU declares Scotland free of TB in cows 15-Oct
http://www.eubusiness.com/news-eu/britain-scotland.z6
Eurozone prices drip downwards in September 15-Oct
http://www.eubusiness.com/news-eu/eurozone-economy.yz
New car sales up 6.3 per cent across Europe 15-Oct
http://www.eubusiness.com/news-eu/auto-sector-sales.yw
Ageing Europe's pensions bill to dwarf crisis debts 15-Oct
http://www.eubusiness.com/news-eu/budget-deficit.yr
Europe must stimulate industry after crisis: EADS 14-Oct
http://www.eubusiness.com/news-eu/france-industry-eads.y5
Bailed-out RBS eyes plans to offload branches: report 14-Oct
http://www.eubusiness.com/news-eu/britain-banking-rbs.y1
China asks WTO to rule on EU fasteners dispute 12-Oct
http://www.eubusiness.com/news-eu/wto-trade-dispute.xd

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