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Training in EU law - EUbusiness Week newsletter 542


16-09-2011

EUbusiness Week 542 top stories: World's central banks help lenders as EU growth stalls; EU, South Africa seek to move past disputes; EU to maintain safety checks on food from Japan; Veteran artists win 70-year copyright; Google to let hotspots mask location data; Europe's children 'still unsafe in online world'

This Week's Top Stories

1. World's central banks help lenders as EU growth stalls
2. EU, South Africa seek to move past disputes
3. EU to maintain safety checks on food from Japan
4. Veteran artists win 70-year copyright
5. Google to let hotspots mask location data
6. Europe's children 'still unsafe in online world'

Publisher's Note

700,000 legal professionals trained in EU law by 2020: this is the aim of a new EC initiative which sets targets for increasing the number of judges, prosecutors, lawyers and other legal practitioners trained in European law.

The policy paper sets out ways in which national authorities should better integrate EU law into their training programmes - helping equip the 1.4 million legal practitioners operating in the EU to apply European law at national level.

Businesses trading in Europe's single market want prompt and predictable decisions from the judiciary. Clearly judges and lawyers delivering such justice need to know the rules if they are to apply them effectively.
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Regards,

Nick Prag
Publisher, EUbusiness

VULCANUS IN EUROPE

Strengthen your working team & open your doors to Japan, through hosting a Japanese trainee -- The EU-Japan Centre is recruiting European companies willing to host Japanese engineering students for an 8-month placement.
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1. World's central banks help lenders as EU growth stalls

The eurozone's runaway debt crisis is dragging down growth, the EU warned as finance ministers headed to key talks and central banks rode to the rescue of the cash-starved lenders.
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EU takes step to punish deficit sinners

2. EU, South Africa seek to move past disputes

Leaders of the EU and South Africa on Thursday ended summit talks that sought to bridge differences over Libya and Zimbabwe and reaffirmed their goal of reaching a regional trade deal.
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3. EU to maintain safety checks on food from Japan

The European Union will extend until year's end checks on potential radioactive contamination in food imports from certain regions of Japan.
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4. Veteran artists win 70-year copyright

As Mick Jagger and Paul McCartney prove they can rock the crowds well into their golden years, the European Union is offering veteran musicians a cash windfall by extending copyright from 50 to 70 years.
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5. Google to let hotspots mask location data

Google is out to appease European officials by letting the owners of Wi-Fi hotspots opt-out of sharing data that helps pinpoint the locations of smartphones.
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6. Europe's children 'still unsafe in online world'

Member States are not doing enough to protect children in the digital world and need to upgrade hotline systems, social networking awareness and age-rating, says the Commission.
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EUROPEAN CASE LAW

Pilots: airline pilots should be allowed to continue flying after the age of 60, says Europe's highest court, condemning an age limit imposed by Lufthansa as discriminatory.
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Court rejects Inuit challenge of seal trade bans
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Official Journal latest issues
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Inside the EU Institutions

Council Watch

Portugal: Portugal unveiled plans for a slimmed-down central administration with the axing of 27% of directors' posts, as creditors met to ensure its bailout rules were being met.
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Finland insists on collateral from Greece
Britain finds more friends against EU spending
EU set to adopt new Syrian sanctions
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Commission Watch

Farm trade: the Union could double or even triple the funds allocated for marketing its farm produce round the world, Agriculture Commissioner Dacian Ciolos said on Tuesday.
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EU says to speed up billions in aid for Greek economy
EC chief sees little progress in 'repressive' Fiji
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Euro-Parliament Watch

Frontex: Parliament voted Tuesday to beef up the EU's border control agency to help it react faster to trouble at the bloc's external frontiers amid heated debate about immigration in Europe.
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Euro-MPs rap Berlusconi on timing of EU talks
Parliament calls for Syrian president to go
Also in their plenary session, MEPs called for EU-wide sanctions against corruption, and urged Member States to make a clear political commitment to enforcing rules to curb it.
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RESOURCES

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