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1 Welcome Croeso Cardiff EDC News June 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 Sign up to receive information at:

5 1 or 2 week courses in June & July 2010

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

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

8 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

9 1-4 June 2010 Biodiversity is the theme of the 2010 Green Week

10 10 June 2010 Annual report on quality of bathing water in European waters

11 10 June 2010 European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage EUROPA NOSTRA Awards 2010

12 30 June 2010 European Commission unveils its European Tourism policy

13 Elections in Europe June 2010 Netherlands Parliamentary Election 9 June 2010 Belgium Parliamentary Election 13 June 2010

14 Elections in Europe June 2010 Slovakia Parliamentary Election 12 June 2010 Poland Presidential Election 20 June 2010 [First Round]

15 Referendums in Europe June 2010 Slovenia Referendum on Croatia-Slovenia Border Dispute 6 June 2010

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

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

19 Treaty of Lisbon came into force on 1 December 2009

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

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

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24 Welcome to the Youtube space of the European Union

25 Have your say… Debate Europe 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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