Parliament adopts EU budget for 2010

Parliament has adopted the final EU budget for 2010, which will be €141.4 billion in commitments and €122.9 billion in payments. The main challenge for this year's budget was to find the funding for the already agreed but not yet financed economic recovery plan, which will cost the EU €2.4 billion next year.

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European-wide survey shows how companies are managing in the recession

Improving labour market flexibility is one of the key elements of the Lisbon strategy to make Europe more dynamic and competitive. Eurofound's second European Company Survey is designed to make easier for Companies to find strategies to manage the economic recession.

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Biggest european event on ICT, to be held in Brussels in September 2010

The biggest forum on ICT research and innovation, a biennial event with the latest research trends, will take place among 27 and 29 September 2010, in Brussels, under the belgian presidency of the EU.

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European students present in Stockholm their proposal to make education interesting

The competition European Innovation and Creativity Camp was won by students from six different countries with their concepts FaceSchool and YouSchool. A group of 95 students were given 24 hours to propose solutions to a problem. Now, they have presented their concept in a conference held in Stockholm.

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Parliament sets up its Election Observation Group

Parliament has set up its Election Observation Group for the 7th legislature. The group, of 13 MEPs, will be co-chaired by Foreign Affairs Committee Chair Gabriele Albertini (EPP, IT), and Development Committee Chair Eva Joly (Greens/EFA, FR). Its first assignment will be to observe the January 2010 presidential elections in Ukraine.

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