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1 Welcome Croeso Cardiff EDC News November 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 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:

10 Forthcoming event Thursday 13 February 2014 at 6.00pm Careers in the EU Interested in a career in the EU? Find out about the procedures to get a job or traineeship with the EU and hear from people who are working or have worked for the EU Organised jointly by the Cardiff EDC and Charles Whitmore, EPSO Ambassador to Cardiff University, Buffet provided Free entry but booking essential:

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

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13 Click on image to download article Grahame Guilford

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

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

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

22 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

23 In the News … 4 November 2013 European Commission proposes new measures to reduce use of plastic bags

24 In the News … 5 November 2013 Autumn European Economic Forecast European Commission publishes its annual autumn economic forecast covering the period

25 In the News … 5 November 2013 European Court of Auditors: Annual Report 2012 The ECA publishes its 36th Annual Report on the implementation of the EU budget, which will cover the 2012 financial year

26 In the News … 13 November 2013 European Commission adopts a new Communication on state aid for cinema

27 In the News … Mid-November 2013 European Commission publishes annual economic priorities for the EU and views on euro area draft budgets

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

29 European Citizens Initiative Launched 1 April 2012

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

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

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

38 Elections in Europe November 2013 Switzerland 24 November 2013 Referendum Referendum

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

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

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