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1 Welcome Croeso Cardiff EDC News August 2011

2 helping you find out about the European Union and the countries of Europe promoting debate about the EU and European issues encouraging you to ask questions, give your opinions and make suggestions to the EU

3 Details of language courses now available French, German, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish plus Croat, Greek, Polish, Russian and Turkish Jamie Pearce

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7 Cardiff is named European Capital for Sport Cardiff has been successful in securing the prestigious title of European Capital of Sport The announcement was made by officials from the European Capitals of Sports Association (ACES) at an event held in Valencia this week. It was recognised that Cardiff has firmly established itself as a leading city for sport, offering state of the art stadiums and facilities including the Millennium Stadium, SWALEC Stadium and Cardiff International Sport Stadium. Leader of the Council, Cllr Rodney Berman said: "There is no denying the city already has a fantastic sporting pedigree. Ther e is no den ying the city alre ady has a fant astic spor ting pedi gree. Cardiff has been named European Capital of Sport 2014

8 In the News… Turku (Finland) and Tallinn (Estonia) European Capitals of Culture 2011

9 In the News… Poland holds the EU Presidency for the period July – December 2011 Website:

10 Travelling around Europe? Find out your rights… Rail – Air – People with reduced mobility…

11 112 is the common telephone number to ring in ALL EU Member States to get through to the Emergency Services

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13 April 2008 – March 2012 is now freely available to libraries, schools and public bodies in Wales Please ask for details

14 Sign up to receive information at:

15 A new electronic one-stop-shop for access to justice information throughout the EU https://e-justice.europa.eu/

16 New: The UK European Consumer Centre for Services provides general information on consumer laws and rights when buying a service in another EU member state, as well as contact details for organisations that could provide practical assistance in the case of a dispute.

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18 Look out for the launch of… CITZALIA a new virtual role-playing game and social networking forum to boost citizens' understanding of how the EU works

19 Try out two new educational games from the European Central Bank CONOMIA + INFLATION ISLAND

20 Welcome to the Youtube space of the European Union

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22 Find out what is happening… Give your opinions…

23 EU Citizenship resources available… Further information

24 Welsh Members of the European Parliament Jill Evans Kay Swinburne Derek Vaughan John Bufton Click on image to connect to MEPs website

25 August is the traditional month for the EU to go on holiday Cardiff EDC News offers you some pictures of places you might like to visit

26 Vorarlberg: Austria

27 Bruges: Belgium

28 Rhodope Mountains: Bulgaria

29 Drouseia: Cyprus

30 Prague: Czech Republic

31 Copenhagen: Denmark

32 Tallinn: Estonia

33 Lapland: Finland

34 Chamonix: France

35 Berlin: Germany

36 Santorini: Greece

37 Budapest: Hungary

38 Rock of Cashel: Ireland

39 Montepulciano: Italy

40 Riga: Latvia

41 Trakai Castle: Lithuania

42 Luxembourg

43 St. Julians Bay: Malta

44 Amsterdam: Netherlands

45 Cracow: Poland

46 Sintra: Portugal

47 Sighisoara: Romania

48 Kosice: Slovakia

49 Lake Bled: Slovenia

50 Seville: Spain

51 Vastergotland: Sweden

52 Anglesey (Wales): United Kingdom

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