Eurostat publishes its anual review

Throughout over 500 pages, the Statistical Office of the European Communities reels off a complete portrait of Europe, the candidate countries and in some cases, EFTA, U.S. and Japan. Topics as diverse as creativity, education, quality of life and agriculture have their space in this directory.

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The Commission proposes a package of measures to help dairy producers

Mariann Fischer Boel, Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development, has been put before Parliament a series of measures in the campaign to help the dairy industry launched by Commission. The aim is that the milk producers of the European Union to emerge from the crisis plaguing the market.

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Prevent future disruption and expand gas storage capacity to enhance energy security

More needs to be done to prevent future disruption and early-warning mechanisms (which proved ineffective in the 2009 Russia-Ukraine energy crisis) need to be reviewed, MEPs told the European Commission in a resolution. MEPs also say that gas storage capacity needs to be expanded and interconnections improved.

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EU will go on supporting security in Congo

Since 2 May 2005, the European Union (EU) has been conducting a mission to provide advice and assistance for security sector reform in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The current mission statement is set out in Joint Action 2007/406/CFSP and ends on 30 September 2009. With the new Council Joint Action, the support to Security Sector Reform will go on until September 30th 2010.

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Ministerial meeting on the EU Baltic Sea Strategy at Stockholm

EU Affairs ministers and representatives from the European Commission, the European Parliament and the European Investment Bank will meet at Stockholm City Hall to discuss the EU Baltic Sea Strategy as pilot project for future macro-regional strategies.

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