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1 Welcome Croeso Cardiff EDC News August 2012

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 Follow Cardiff EDC on Facebook

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5 European Capitals of Culture 2012 Guimarães (Portugal) and Maribor (Slovenia)

6 Cyprus holds the EU Presidency for the period July-December 2012

7 Details of 2012 language courses now available French, German, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish plus Croat, Polish, Russian and Turkish

8 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

9 European Citizens Initiative Launched 1 April 2012

10 Travelling around Europe? Find out your rights… Rail – Air – People with reduced mobility…

11 112 is the common telephone number to ring in ALL EU Member States to get through to the Emergency Services

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13 April 2008 – March 2013 is now freely available to libraries, schools and public bodies in Wales Please ask for details

14 Sign up to receive information at

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

16 A new electronic one-stop-shop for access to justice information throughout the EU https://e-justice.europa.eu/

17 EU citizenship resources available…

18 CITZALIA A virtual role-playing game and social networking forum to boost citizens' understanding of how the EU works Two new educational games from the European Central Bank

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21 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

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

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24 August is the traditional month for the EU to go on holiday Cardiff EDC News offers you some pictures of places you might like to visit

25 Vorarlberg: Austria

26 Bruges: Belgium

27 Rhodope Mountains: Bulgaria

28 Drouseia: Cyprus

29 Prague: Czech Republic

30 Copenhagen: Denmark

31 Tallinn: Estonia

32 Lapland: Finland

33 Chamonix: France

34 Berlin: Germany

35 Santorini: Greece

36 Budapest: Hungary

37 Rock of Cashel: Ireland

38 Montepulciano: Italy

39 Riga: Latvia

40 Trakai Castle: Lithuania

41 Luxembourg

42 St. Julians Bay: Malta

43 Amsterdam: Netherlands

44 Cracow: Poland

45 Sintra: Portugal

46 Sighisoara: Romania

47 Kosice: Slovakia

48 Lake Bled: Slovenia

49 Seville: Spain

50 Vastergotland: Sweden

51 Anglesey (Wales): United Kingdom

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