Three films supported by EU Media, winners at Cannes

Three French films funded by European Union's MEDIA programme of support for the European audiovisual sector have been awarded with several prizes in the latest edition of Cannes International Film Festival.

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EESC highlights the social dimension on the economic crisis

The EESC discussed the social dimension of the crisis and called for a necessary complement to macro-economic policies aimed at getting Europe out of the predicament in the framework of the debates of the Biennial Conference

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EU and Russia celebrate their first summit under the Lisbon Treaty

The summit will be hosted by President Dmitri Medvedev, accompanied by Foreign Minister Serguei Lavrov. The EU will be represented by Herman van Rompuy, President of the European Council, and José Manuel Durao Barroso, President of the European Commission. High Representative/Vice-President, Catherine Ashton, and Commissioner for Trade, Karel de Gucht will also participate.

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European Green Week 2010 focuses on biodiversity

This year's Green Week, the biggest annual conference devoted to European environment policy, will take place from 1 to 4 June at the Charlemagne Building in Brussels under the slogan "Biodiversity - our lifeline"

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Transport, telecoms and energy ministers meet to drive forward Digital Agenda for Europe

The meeting of the Council of Transport, Telecommunications and Energy Ministers will focus on pushing forward the Digital Agenda and studying measures to guarantee the supply of natural gas.

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Published the regulation on the creation of Asylum Support Office

After several years working on this issue, EU launches Asylum Support Office to help harmonise procedures in all Member States

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Citizens choose store electricity as the european scientific challenge for 2030

Efficient electricity storage, artificial organs to replace damaged ones and robots to make our lives easier were chosen by citizens as the most important scientific challenges in the near future. The results of the vote organised by the Spanish Presidency of the Council of the EU have been announced during the Research Council in Brussels.

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2.45 million for educational cooperation between the EU, Australia and Korea

The European Commission has launched a Call for Proposals under ICI Education Cooperation Programme in order to enhance mutual understanding between peoples of the EU and the Partner Countries including broader knowledge of their languages, cultures and institutions.

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More EU countries to facilitate divorce in cross-border marriages

Germany, Belgium and Latvia have joined nine EU Member States in asking for legislation that will bring legal certainty to international couples wishing to divorce. The aim is to lessen the burden on children and to protect weaker partners during divorce disputes. Other EU countries keep the right to join when they want.

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Commission adopts revised competition rules for motor vehicle distribution and repair

The European Commission has adopted new competition rules for agreements between vehicle manufacturers and their authorised dealers, repairers and spare parts distributors. The new rules will increase competition in the market for repair and maintenance by improving access to technical information needed for the repairs and by making it easier to use alternative spare parts.

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Commission proposes to waive the short-term visa requirement for Albania and Bosnia and Herzegovina

The aim of the proposal is to simplify travel to the European Union countries participating in the common visa policy and those associated to the Schengen area for the citizens of Albania and Bosnia and Herzegovina, abolishing the obligation to apply for a short-term visa (up to 90 days) for the holders of biometric passports.

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European Entrepreneurship Videos awarded in Brussels

The European Entrepreneurship Video Award aims at encouraging film lovers to prove their creativity and skills by producing a short video that deals with entrepreneurship. The winners of the European Entrepreneurship Video Competition 2010 have been awarded their prizes by Vice President Antonio Tajani during a festive act at the Wolubilis Cultural Center in Brussels.

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