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1 Welcome Croeso Cardiff EDC News October 2013

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

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5 European Capitals of Culture 2013 Marseille (France) and Košice (Slovakia)

6 Lithuania holds the EU Presidency for the period July-December 2013

7 Cardiff EDC is on Facebook

8 Cardiff EDC Internship Programme Join us as a part time or full time intern at the Cardiff EDC for the academic year Part time interns work with us for three hours a week and also participate in Cardiff EDC events Enjoyable and Instructive Further information or

9 Thursday 24 October 2013 at 6.00pm ERASMUS Welcome Reception Forthcoming event Further details

10 Forthcoming event Thursday 28 November 2013 at 6.00pm What Europe means to me Young Europeans speak from the head and the heart about what Europe means to them in 2013 Organised jointly by the Cardiff EDC and the CELAG Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence at Cardiff University Moderator: Dr Jo Hunt, Cardiff Law School Buffet provided Free entry but booking essential:

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

12 Click on image to download document Further information

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15 Click on image for full details New publications received by the EDC This is just a selection of new titles …

16 Forthcoming talks and events in Cardiff with a European theme …

17 The German Federal Elections of September 2013 and the Future of Europe Speaker: Professor Kenneth Dyson (Cardiff School of European Languages, Translation and Politics) Date: Wednesday 2 October 2013 Time: 5.00pm Venue: Room 2.18, Park Place, Cardiff (no registration required)

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19 Details of language courses now available French, German, Greek, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish and Swedish plus Croatian, Russian andTurkish

20 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

21 In the News … Wednesday 2 October Fit for growth: making EU law simpler, lighter and cheaper The European Commission is simplifying – and even withdrawing – EU rules and regulations. The aim is to make life easier for businesses and citizens and foster economic growth.

22 In the News … Wednesday 2 October Free movement of professionals European Commission adopts a Communication on evaluating national regulations on access to professions.

23 In the News … Wednesday 2 October Strengthening the social dimension of Economic and Monetary Union The European Commission adopts a Communication which will be a further contribution to the debate on deeper integration within the EMU, and will suggest ways to reinforce existing rules on economic governance to better anticipate and address employment and social policy challenges.

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

25 European Citizens Initiative Launched 1 April 2012

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28 Find out what is happening … Give your opinions and participate...

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

32 European Parliament Election 2014 The next European Parliament election will be held in the UK on 22 May 2014

33 Elections in Europe October 2013 Luxembourg Parliamentary Election 20 October 2013 Czech Republic Parliamentary Election October 2013

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

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36 is freely available to all libraries, schools and public bodies in Wales Please ask for details

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