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Welcome Croeso Cardiff EDC News June-July 2013
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
European Capitals of Culture 2013 Marseille (France) and Košice (Slovakia)
Ireland holds the EU Presidency for the period January-June 2013
Lithuania holds the EU Presidency for the period July-December 2013
Cardiff EDC is on Facebook
Monday 16 September 2013 at 6.00pm Visit by members of the Consular Association in Wales and the President and Vice Chancellor of Cardiff University, Professor Colin Riordan, to the Cardiff EDC to hear about the international strategy of Cardiff University and the work of the Cardiff EDC Forthcoming event at Cardiff EDC Further details
Recently published reports on topics relating to Wales and Europe …
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Forthcoming talks and events in Cardiff with a European theme …
Details of language courses now available French, German, Greek, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish and Swedish plus Croatian, Russian andTurkish
Cardiff is named European Capital for Sport Cardiff has been successful in securing the prestigious title of European Capital of Sport The announcement was made by officials from the European Capitals of Sports Association (ACES) at an event held in Valencia this week. It was recognised that Cardiff has firmly established itself as a leading city for sport, offering state of the art stadiums and facilities including the Millennium Stadium, SWALEC Stadium and Cardiff International Sport Stadium. Leader of the Council, Cllr Rodney Berman said: "There is no denying the city already has a fantastic sporting pedigree. Ther e is no den ying the city alre ady has a fant astic spor ting pedi gree. Cardiff has been named European Capital of Sport 2014
In the News… 11 June 2013 European Single Sky 2 – Making better use of European Airspace European Commission presents proposals to speed up the reform of Europe's air traffic control system
In the News… 11 June 2013 Action Plan to galvanise the EUs steel industry Action plan aims to help the steel sector confront current challenges and foster innovation, growth & employment
In the News… 13 June 2013 Commission presents proposal for a 112 eCall facility for cars The eCall system automatically connects car occupants to emergency services after a severe accident and speeds up the arrival of emergency teams by giving the location of the vehicle.
In the News… 18 June 2013 Improving quality in teaching and learning in Europe's universities High level group on the modernisation of higher education publishes a report on improving the quality in teaching and learning in Europe's HE institutions.
In the News… 19 June 2013 Commission adopts new Regional Aid Guidelines Guidelines set out the criteria under which areas such as Wales could qualify for regional aid due to their disadvantaged socio- economic situation compared to the EU and national average
In the News… 19 June 2013 Commission adopts Communication on youth unemployment The Communication sets out the steps that need to be taken urgently to help young people to get back to work, into further education or into training.
In the News… June 2013 Sustainable Energy Week 2013 The main theme is 'Financing and Sustainable Energy'
In the News… 25 June 2013 Education at a Glance 2013 presented by OECD and the Commission The report provides key information and data on education and training in OECD and partner countries, including 21 EU Member States. The report enables decision-makers to compare education and training systems, and to draw lessons for future policy.
In the News… 26 June 2013 [provisional] Political agreement on reform of the CAP It is hoped that the European Commission, the Council and the European Parliament will reach a political agreement on the reform of the Common Agriculture Policy (CAP). Political agreement signifies an end to the political negotiations.
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Information for citizens …
European Citizens Initiative Launched 1 April 2012
A new electronic one-stop-shop for access to justice information throughout the EU https://e-justice.europa.eu/
New website from the EU bringing together information for children about the EU
Fraternité2020 Their goal is to make European exchange programmes like Erasmus or the European Voluntary Service (EVS) more attractive in order to enable more European citizens to spend time in another country
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Welsh Members of the European Parliament Jill Evans Kay Swinburne Derek Vaughan John Bufton Click on image to connect to MEPs website
Elections in Europe June 2013 Switzerland Referendum 9 June 2013 Albania Parliamentary Election 23 June 2013
Elections in Europe July 2013 Northern Cyprus Parliamentary Election 28 July 2013
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