First Public Choice EBBA winner to be revealed on 14 January

A glittering show will mark the success of this years' winners of the 2010 European Border Breakers Awards (EBBAs). 8 award winners will be performing live in the show together with Jools Holland and last years' EBBA winner Ida Corr. The show will be covered on television throughout Europe. The European public have voted for the act they would like to receive the 'Public Choice EBBA' and the winner will be announced during the show.

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November 2009: highest unemployment rate since 1998

The euro area (EA16) seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate was 10.0% in November 2009, compared with 9.9% in October. It was 8.0% in November 2008. The EU27 unemployment rate was 9.5% in November 2009, compared with 9.4% in October. It was 7.5% in November 2008. For the euro area this is the highest rate since August 1998 and for the EU27 since the start of the series.

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Panel discussions on measuring the impact of european innovation policy cooperation initiatives

On 19 January, the INNO-Learning Platform of the PRO INNO Europe initiative is organising a panel discussion on 'Measuring the Impact of European Innovation Policy Cooperation Initiatives'.

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Launch of Second TEN-T Project Management Workshop

The TEN-T EA is organising its second Project Management Workshop in Brussels on 12-13 January 2010. The event, which mirrors the first Project Management Workshop held in December 2008, will feature both a plenary session as well as smaller breakout thematic sessions, aimed at providing participants with more in-depth information on more specific topics.

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Public hearings for new commissioners begin

From today until January 19th, the European Parliament will hold a series of public hearings with the 26 candidate Commissioners put forward by the Council and Commission President José-Manuel Barroso.

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