EU commemorates the fall of the Berlin Wall, reproduces the domino effect

The Presidents of the European Commission and the European Parliament, Heads of State and Government as well as hundreds of thousands of citizens join together to celebrate the 20 th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, a unique event in contemporary history and a landmark for European integration.

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16% of Europeans report experiencing discrimination

Around one in six people in Europe claim to have personally experienced discrimination in the past year, according to a new opinion survey released by the European Commission today. Meanwhile, 64% of Europeans are concerned that the recession will contribute to more age discrimination in the job market. The latest Eurobarometer results come ahead of this year's European Equality Summit, to be held in Stockholm on 16 and-17 November.

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EU-US Energy Council ready to tackle energy woes

The EU-US Energy Council convened for the first time in Washington DC on 4 November, providing a new framework for bilateral talks on energy issues. The EU Commissioner for Energy, Andris Piebalgs, led a delegation to the US capital to discuss the framework that focuses on intensified cooperation for energy supply security, low carbon energy sources and energy technologies.

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Business summit between EU and India

In connection with the EU–India Summit, a Business Summit between the EU and India was held in New Delhi on Friday 6 November. European participants included Sweden’s Minister for Trade Ewa Björling, EU Trade Commissioner Catherine Ashton and business leaders.

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