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1 Welcome Croeso Cardiff EDC News June-July 2012

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 Follow Cardiff EDC on Facebook

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5 European Capitals of Culture 2012 Guimarães (Portugal) and Maribor (Slovenia)

6 Cyprus holds the EU Presidency for the period July-December 2012

7 Forthcoming talks and events in Cardiff with a European theme

8 Details of 2012 language courses now available French, German, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish plus Croat, Polish, Russian and Turkish

9 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

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

11 Click on image to download report

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13 In the News… Wednesday 6 June 2012 Commission adopts Renewable Energy Communication The Communication analyses the state of play of the renewable energy market in Europe. It will take stock of the progress made and call for better reform of support schemes and the use of cooperation mechanisms in the Directive.

14 In the News… 1 July 2012 New roaming rules enter into force On 1 July 2012 the new Roaming Regulation will enter into force bringing significant reductions to the cost of using mobile phones whilst travelling in another EU country. For the first time price caps will be introduced for downloading data from the internet using a mobile connection. Prices for voice and text calls will also be reduced.

15 European Citizens Initiative Launched 1 April 2012

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

17 112 is the common telephone number to ring in ALL EU Member States to get through to the Emergency Services

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

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20 April 2008 – March 2013 is now freely available to libraries, schools and public bodies in Wales Please ask for details

21 Sign up to receive information at

22 New website from the EU bringing together information for children about the EU

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

24 EU citizenship resources available…

25 CITZALIA A virtual role-playing game and social networking forum to boost citizens' understanding of how the EU works Two new educational games from the European Central Bank

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28 Fraternité2020 Their goal is to make European exchange programmes like Erasmus or the European Voluntary Service (EVS) more attractive in order to enable more European citizens to spend time in another country

29 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 Elections in Europe June – July 2012 France Legislative Election 10 & 17 June 2012 Greece Parliamentary Election 17 June 2012 Iceland Presidential Election 30 June 2012

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