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1 Welcome Croeso Cardiff EDC News March 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 Wednesday 3 March 2010 at 17:00 Cardiff Law School, Museum Avenue – Room 1.28 Speaker: Professor Carol Harlow (London School of Economics) The EU and the UN: The post-Kadi developments

5 Seminar: Thursday 18 March 2010 at 17:00 Cardiff Law School, Museum Avenue Professor Hans Micklitz ( Professor of Economic Law at the European University Institute) European Regulatory Private Law: A Plea for a New Way of Thinking

6 Language Courses available Spring 2010 Croatian - French – German – Greek – Irish – Italian – Polish – Portuguese – Russian – Spanish – Turkish

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

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

9 EU activities in March 2010 … 1-2 March 2010:Brussels Tax Forum: Tax PoliciesBrussels Tax Forum for a Post-Crisis World 3 March 2010:Launch of Europe 2020 – the EUs new economic strategy 3 March 2010:Galileo Application DaysGalileo Application Days 9 March 2010:Launch of the European Heritage Label March 2010:Bologna Ministerial Anniversary Conference in Budapest-Vienna 11 March 2010:Launch of new selection procedureselection procedure for EU officials

10 3 March 2010 Launch of Europe 2020 The EUs new Economic Strategy

11 11-12 March 2010 Bologna Ministerial Anniversary Conference 2010 in Vienna / Budapest The Bologna Declaration has reformed the structures of European higher education systems over the past ten years in a major way and has played a significant role in strengthening the competitiveness and attractiveness of European higher education

12 Elections / Referendums in March 2010 in Europe Iceland Referendum on terms of payment to UK and Netherlands re. Icesave 6 March 2010 Switzerland Referendums on three issues 7 March 2010

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14 112 is the common telephone number to ring in ALL EU Member States to get through to the Emergency Services

15 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%

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

17 Treaty of Lisbon came into force on 1 December 2009

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

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22 Welcome to the Youtube space of the European Union

23 Have your say… Debate Europe website

24 New look and feel to top level EUROPA pages on the web September 2009-

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

26 Find out what is happening… Give your opinions …

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

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