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1 Welcome Croeso Cardiff EDC News April-May 2013

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



5 European Capitals of Culture 2013 Marseille (France) and Košice (Slovakia)

6 Ireland holds the EU Presidency for the period January-June 2013

7 Cardiff EDC is on Facebook

8 Cardiff EDC event Thursday 18 April 2013 @ 6:00pm Wales and the European Union: Past, Present and Future Speaker: Richard Wyn Jones, Director of the Wales Governance Centre Response: David Hughes, Head of the European Commission Office in Wales Followed by an open discussion. Organised jointly by the Cardiff EDC and the CELAG Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence at Cardiff University Free buffet, wine and soft drinks Booking essential:

9 Digwyddiad CDE Caerdydd Dydd Iau, 18 Ebrill 2013 @ 6:00 y nôs Cymru ar Undeb Ewropeaidd: Y gorffenol, presennol ar dyfodol Siaradwr: Richard Wyn Jones, cyfarwyddwr Canolfan Llywodraethiant Cymru, dilynwyd gan David Hughes, pennaeth y Swyddfa'r Comisiwn Ewropeaidd yng Nghymru Ar ôl y darlith bydd yna sgwrs agored [yn Saesneg] Lleoliad: CDE Caerdydd, Guest Building, Colum Drive, Caerdydd CF10 3EU Trefnwyd y ddigwyddiad ar y cyd gan CDE Caerdydd ar Canolfan Rhagoriaeth Jean Monnet (Canolfan y Gyfraith a Lywodraethiant Ewropeaidd) o Brifysgol Caerdydd Bwffe rhad ac ddim gyda gwin a ddiodydd meddal Bwcio:

10 Thursday 9 May 2013 at 6.00pm Europe Day Quiz Forthcoming event at Cardiff EDC Further details

11 Recently published reports on topics relating to Wales and Europe …

12 Click on image to download report

13 Click on image to download document Further information

14 Click on image to download article

15 Forthcoming talks and events in Cardiff with a European theme …





20 To book:

21 Further details:

22 Details of 2012-13 language courses now available French, German, Greek, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish and Swedish plus Croatian, Russian andTurkish

23 Cardiff is named European Capital for Sport Cardiff has been successful in securing the prestigious title of European Capital of Sport 2014. 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

24 In the News… 26 April 2013 Free movement of workers The European Commission adopt a Directive to facilitate the free movement of workers in the EU. The initiative aims to enhance labour mobility in the EU by preventing discrimination and reducing the incidence of unfair practices migrant workers face in Europe.

25 In the News… 10 April 2013 Trade Defence Instruments (TDI) Trade Defence Instruments (TDI) are the legal means by which European companies can respond to unfair trade practices in third countries, such as dumping or subsidies, to restore a level playing field for their business. The EU system of trade defences is to be reviewed.. This proposal aims to review and improve in a pragmatic and balanced way the EU's Trade Defence Instruments for the benefit of all stakeholders – from producers, importers, to small, medium and large companies and, of course, consumers. The overall ambition is to make these instruments more efficient, transparent and user-friendly.

26 In the News… 15 April 2013 Tackling human trafficking EU Anti-Trafficking DirectiveEU Anti-Trafficking Directive comes into force If the Directive is fully transposed, it has the potential to have a real and concrete impact on the lives of the victims and to prevent others from falling victim to such a devastating crime. The new rules cover actions in different areas such as criminal law provisions, prosecution of offenders, victims' support and victims' rights in criminal proceedings, prevention and monitoring of the implementation.

27 In the News… 16 April 2013 Strengthening Europe's preparedness against natural and man-made disasters The European Commission present a Green Paper consultation on insuring against natural and man-made disasters. The Commissions aim is to initiate a broad debate on how to address the complex challenges associated with increasingly frequent catastrophes as well as possible solutions offered by disaster insurance. The Commission also present an adaptation strategy to help strengthen Europe's resilience against the impacts of climate change.

28 In the News… 18 April 2013 Cohesion Policy is delivering on EU policies European Commission publish a Strategic Report providing an overview of how EU Structural Funds are delivering across all EU policy areas in all Member States.

29 In the News… 24 April 2013 Green Paper on Converging Audiovisual World: Preparing for a Fully Converged Audiovisual World: Growth, Creation and Values

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

31 Information for citizens …

32 European Citizens Initiative Launched 1 April 2012

33 A new electronic one-stop-shop for access to justice information throughout the EU

34 New website from the EU bringing together information for children about the EU



37 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

38 Find out what is happening … Give your opinions and participate...


40 Welsh Members of the European Parliament 2009-2014 Jill Evans Kay Swinburne Derek Vaughan John Bufton Click on image to connect to MEPs website

41 Elections in Europe April 2013 Montenegro Presidential Election 7 April 2013 Iceland Parliamentary Election 27 April 2013

42 Elections in Europe May 2013 Bulgaria Parliamentary Election 12 May 2013 Italy Presidential Election May 2013 [Date not yet fixed]

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


45 is freely available to all libraries, schools and public bodies in Wales Please ask for details


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