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Hope for Generation Erasmus - EUbusiness Week newsletter 674


EUbusiness Week 674 top stories: EU boosts security after jihadist threat report; Russia wants to 'protect Russian cyberspace' from West; Britain's blockbuster nuclear deal to get EU nod; Google to face charges if it doesn't improve settlement; EU warns Germany as car coolant row heats up; Deadly 'bath salts' legal high banned across EU

Publisher's Note

Graduates with international experience fare much better on the jobs market, according to a study on the impact of the EU's Erasmus student exchange programme, which has now been going since 1987. The study shows that studying and training abroad makes a real difference to employment prospects.

It does no harm to other prospects either, apparently. The scheme has led to the birth of one million babies since its launch, with 27 per cent of people who took part meeting their current life partner during their stay abroad. So it really can change your life.
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Nick Prag
Publisher, EUbusiness


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1. EU boosts security after jihadist threat report

The European Union boosted security at its Brussels headquarters on Monday even as authorities downplayed reports that jihadists arrested after returning from Syria were planning to target the building.
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2. Russia wants to 'protect Russian cyberspace' from West

Russia is mulling measures to protect its cyberspace from the "unpredictable" West, President Vladimir Putin's spokesman said, as experts warned the Kremlin may be considering disconnecting the country from the global web.
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3. Britain's blockbuster nuclear deal to get EU nod

The EU will recommend approval of Britain's ambitious plan to build its first nuclear plant in a generation, with backing from French and Chinese energy giants, after ruling that it met state aid rules, said a spokesman.
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4. Google fires back at Rupert Murdoch in Europe

Google has fired back at media mogul Rupert Murdoch, disputing a News Corp. complaint in Europe that the Internet titan has veered from the path of doing no evil.
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5. EU warns Germany as car coolant row heats up

The EU is warning Germany it risks court action for breaching environment rules unless it forces luxury automaker Daimler to use a new air-conditioning coolant deemed less likely to cause climate change.
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6. Deadly 'bath salts' legal high banned across EU

The Union has banned the party drug nicknamed "bath salts" and other so-called legal highs that have been linked to nearly 150 deaths.
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Hinkley Point: Austria will launch a legal challenge if the Commission approves Britain's ambitious plan to build its first new nuclear plant in a generation, Vienna's environment minister said on Wednesday.
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EU court strikes down sanctions against Kadhafi cousin
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Inside the EU Institutions

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Germany: upstart anti-euro party Alternative for Germany has become the biggest opposition force against Chancellor Angela Merkel's government, a poll indicated Tuesday.
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EU hails Scotland vote as boost for 'united' Europe
Orban names ex-spokesman as Hungary foreign minister
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Commission Watch

Canada: changes cannot be made to a trade deal between the EU and Canada without killing it off completely, Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht warns to a German newspaper.
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Russia warned not to use gas as weapon in Ukraine crisis
World facing most crises since WWII: EU aid chief
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Parliament Watch

Sakharov prize: a Congolese doctor renowned for his fearless work with rape victims and Ukraine's pro-Western protesters were among those nominated on Friday for the Parliament's prestigious Sakharov human rights prize.
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Eurosceptic Farage urges golfers to 'swing for Europe'
This week, EP committees and political groups continued to prepare for the hearings of commissioners-designate taking place from 29 September to 7 October; and the Trade Committee discussed the economic consequences of Russia's ban on imports of farm produce, raw materials and food from the EU.
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EU diary

29 Sep: International Right to Know Day
29 Sep-7 Oct: public hearings of commissioners-candidate
1-3 Oct: New policies for protection of ageing consumers
1-5 Oct: Nuclear detection for enhanced border security
2-3 Oct: Stairway to Excellence (S2E) launch conference
2-3 Oct: Roma inclusion on the ground
2-3 Oct: Universities, business & co. Together we can
3 Oct: Best practices on transparency of media ownership
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