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1 Welcome Croeso EDC News, May 2009

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 Language Courses available Spring 2009 French – German – Greek – Irish – Italian – Polish – Portuguese – Russian – Spanish – Turkish Further information:

4 + Short Language Courses available June 2009 to prepare you for a summer holiday: French – German – Italian – Portuguese – Spanish Further information:

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

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7 Europe Day Quiz Thursday 7 May :00pm Free Buffet Prizes To mark Europe Day 2009 the European Documentation Centre is organising a light-hearted EURO-QUIZ to test your knowledge of all things European – the people and countries of Europe, food and drink, history, sport and the arts (and even a few questions about the European Union). There is no cost to take part, and a free buffet with wine and soft drinks will be provided. During the evening we will be taking a collection for charity. To register your team please send an to by Thursday 30 April 2009

8 In the News… Cardiff has been chosen to represent the UK as a European City of Sport for During its term Cardiff will host the UK School Games

9 In the News… Vilnius (Lithuania) and Linz (Austria) European Capitals of Culture 2009

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11 Linz

12 In the News… The Czech Republic holds the EU Presidency for the period January-June 2009 Europe without Barriers

13 In the News… Sweden holds the EU Presidency for the period July-December 2009

14 Elections in May 2009 in Europe Lithuania: Presidential [1 st Round] 17 May 2009 Switzerland: Referendum 17 May 2009 Germany: Presidential 23 May 2009

15 In the News… 1 May th Anniversary of the enlargement of the European Union, uniting eastern and western Europe

16 EVE EVE is the new electronic platform for the dissemination and exploitation of results of projects supported by programmes implemented by the European Commissions Education and Culture Directorate-General

17 Spring Day 2009 Spring Day for Europe is an annual campaign that is open to all schools in Europe and elsewhere in the world. Teachers are encouraged to book one or many days in their calendar to involve their students in activities that focus on debate, interaction and reflection on European themes. Spring Day enables young citizens to express their views and make their voices heard in Europe.

18 Council of Europe is Sixty, May 2009

19 European Court of Human Rights is 50 in May 2009

20 112 is the common telephone number to ring in ALL EU Member States to get through to the Emergency Services

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

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23 April 2009 – March 2010 is now freely available to libraries, schools and public bodies in Wales Please ask for details

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25 Welcome to the Youtube space of the European Union

26 Have your say… Debate Europe website

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28 Elections to the European Parliament June 2009 Political Parties with Candidates in Wales

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31 The European Commission and MTV launched on 8 April 2009 an EU-wide initiative called Can you hear me Europe which is aimed at prompting young people to make their voices heard by voting in theEuropean Parliament elections in 2009

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