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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
Forthcoming talks, lectures and seminars on European themes in Cardiff All welcome
Europe Day Quiz Monday 10 May 2010 @ 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.
http://choices1.cf.ac.uk/choices/languages.php 1 or 2 week courses in June & July 2010
In the News… Essen (Germany), Istanbul (Turkey) and Pécs (Hungary) are the European Capitals of Culture 2010
In the News… Spain holds the EU Presidency for the period January–June 2010 Website: http://www.eu2010.eshttp://www.eu2010.es
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
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.
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
12 May 2010 European Neighbourhood Policy The European Commission publishes a stock-taking of the European Neighbourhood Policy from 2004 to 2009
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]
Brussels, 25-26 May 2010 Conference: The European Union after the Treaty of Lisbon
Elections / Referendums in Europe May 2010 United Kingdom Parliamentary Election 6 May 2010 Czech Republic Parliamentary Election 28 April 2010 (1 st Round)