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1 Welcome Croeso Cardiff EDC News March 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

4 Forthcoming talks and events in Cardiff with a European theme

5 Further information (Booking essential) Karen Owen

6 Further information Jenny Hulin

7 Further information Rachel De Benedictis Tel:

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

12 In the News… Hungary holds the EU Presidency for the period January – June 2011 Website:

13 In the News… 8 March 2011 European Commission & EEAS adopt Communication: Partnership for Democracy and Shared Prosperity with the Southern Mediterranean Plus Extraordinary European CouncilExtraordinary European Council Brussels, 11 March 2011

14 In the News… 8 March 2011 The European Commission is looking at cost-efficient ways to make the European economy more climate-friendly and less energy-consuming. By 2050, Europe could cut most of its greenhouse gas emissions. Clean technologies are the future for Europe's economy. Launch of Road Map on 8 March 2011.

15 In the News… 8 March 2011 Energy Efficiency Plan 2011 launched European Commission adopts a plan for saving more energy through specific measures. Energy efficiency is a key tool for strengthening Europe's competitiveness and reduces energy dependence, while decreasing the level of emissions.

16 In the News… 16 March 2011 European Personnel Selection Office launches 2011 'AD' selection procedure for EU Officials On 16 March 2011, the European Personnel Selection Office (EPSO) will launch the latest of the new improved EU Careers selection procedures to identify 'AD' Administrator EU Officials. This year, for the first time, students in their final year of undergraduate study can apply, and the first phase 'reasoning tests' can be taken in any of the 23 EU languages.EPSO

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

18 112 is the common telephone number to ring in ALL EU Member States to get through to the Emergency Services

19 Recently published reports on topics relating to Wales and Europe…

20 Click on the image to link to the report

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26 Looking for information on these subjects or anything else connected with Europe? Please ask EDC staff or use

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28 April 2008 – March 2011 is now freely available to libraries, schools and public bodies in Wales Please ask for details

29 Sign up to receive information at:

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

31 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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33 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

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

35 Welcome to the Youtube space of the European Union

36 Find out what is happening… Give your opinions…

37 EU Citizenship resources available… Further information

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

39 Elections in Europe March 2011 Estonia Parliamentary Election 6 March 2011 Wales Referendum 3 March 2011 A referendum to determine the law-making powers of the National Assembly for Wales

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