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The President of the European Council: a brief analysis of the Risks and Opportunities

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Author: Pietro De Matteis Following the debate on the new president of the European Commission, it is now everyday more pressing the competition behind closed doors for the future post of President of the European Council. Should the Lisbon treaty be ratified we will finally have some of the important institutional changes which has been […]

EU diplomatic service: Parliament urged to fast-track its position

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European Parliament – Press release EU diplomatic service: Parliament urged to fast-track its position Constitutional affairs – 06-10-2009 – 17:08 If the EU is to wield its diplomatic clout effectively and democratically, Parliament needs to decide its position on the creation of the planned European external action service as soon as possible, Members of the […]

Lisbon Treaty passed with decisive 67% in favour

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European News, source: The Irish Times Ireland has passed the second referendum on the Lisbon Treaty with an overwhelming majority of 67 per cent in favour as just two of the 43 constituencies voted against it. Taoiseach Brian Cowen said credit for the result rested with the Irish people who had shown a determination to […]

Climate summit yields no progress on CO2 targets

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World News, source: Euractiv.com Despite hopes that China would unveil targets to cut greenhouse gas emissions and break the deadlock in global climate talks, President Hu Jintao told a United Nations summit that Beijing will put a “notable” brake on the country’s soaring carbon emissions. A follow-up treaty to the Kyoto Protocol is supposed to […]

No more dollars, Tehran set to use Euros as main foreign exchange currency

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European News, source: asianews.it Announced in the past, the decision to switch is now official, following a decree signed by President Ahmadinejad. It will be particularly important for oil sales. With four million barrels a day, Iran is the world’s fourth largest “black gold” producer. Tehran (AsiaNews) – Iran, the fourth largest oil producer in […]

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