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1 Welcome Croeso Cardiff EDC News May 2010

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 Forthcoming talks, lectures and seminars on European themes in Cardiff All welcome

4 Europe Day – 9 May 2010

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6 Europe Day Quiz Monday 10 May 7:00pm Free Buffet To mark Europe Day 2010 the European Documentation Centre is organising a light-hearted EURO-QUIZ to test your knowledge of all things European – current affairs, the people and countries of Europe, food and drink, history, sport and the arts (and a few questions about the European Union). There is no cost to take part, and a buffet with wine and soft drinks will be provided. During the evening we will be taking a collection for charity.

7 1 or 2 week courses in June & July 2010

8 In the News… Essen (Germany), Istanbul (Turkey) and Pécs (Hungary) are the European Capitals of Culture 2010

9 In the News… Spain holds the EU Presidency for the period January–June 2010 Website:

10 The EU in the News… European Citizens Initiative The Lisbon Treaty introduces a new form of public participation in European Union policy shaping, the European citizens initiative, which enables one million citizens who are nationals of a significant number of Member States to call directly on the European Commission to bring forward an initiative of interest to them in an area of EU competence In March 2010 the Commission launched a consultation in preparation to launch the ECI

11 4-5 May 2010 European University-Business Forum The forum is an opportunity to network, showcase successful partnerships and discuss new forms of co-operation. Participants discuss how universities and businesses, in particular SMEs, can join forces to contribute to smart, sustainable and inclusive growth. The forum explores how co-operation can be linked to regional development, innovation and the quality of education.

12 5 May 2010 Spring Economic Forecasts The European Commission publishes its spring economic forecasts for 2010 for Gross Domestic Product (GDP), inflation, employment and public finances among other indicators for all 27 European Union countries

13 12 May 2010 European Neighbourhood Policy The European Commission publishes a stock-taking of the European Neighbourhood Policy from 2004 to 2009

14 12 May 2010 Convergence Reports 2010 Convergence Reports 2010 assess progress made towards adoption of the euro by the nine EU countries 'with derogation' [Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Hungary, Poland, Romania and Sweden]

15 Brussels, May 2010 Conference: The European Union after the Treaty of Lisbon

16 Elections / Referendums in Europe May 2010 United Kingdom Parliamentary Election 6 May 2010 Czech Republic Parliamentary Election 28 April 2010 (1 st Round)

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

19 In the News… EU Roaming Regulation Entered into force on 1 July 2009 Cuts roaming costs for SMS, calls and data downloads up to 60%

20 Which role shall sport play in Europe? Article 165 of the Treaty of Lisbon gives the EU soft powers on sports policy

21 Treaty of Lisbon came into force on 1 December 2009

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

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24 April 2009 – March 2011 is now freely available to libraries, schools and public bodies in Wales Please ask for details

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26 Welcome to the Youtube space of the European Union

27 Have your say… Debate Europe website

28 EU Bookshop Digital Library From October 2009 all EU publications can be downloaded free from the EU Bookshop website

29 Find out what is happening… Give your opinions …

30 Welsh Members of the European Parliament Jill Evans Kay Swinburne Derek Vaughan John Bufton

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