Europe launches an information campaign on CE marking

Under the slogan "CE marking makes Europe's market yours!", the European Commission is carrying out an information campaign on the CE marking. The marking signals that a product is in compliance with all relevant EU legislation, making it eligible to be marketed and sold throughout the EU.

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The EU will develop new indicators to help come out of the crisis

The Spanish Presidency of the European Union organised a ministerial meeting in Madrid on Information Society Policies and Metrics, with the aim of reinforcing resources devoted to this area by EU governments and international agencies, and making progress within a framework of co-operation.

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Commission funds with 600,000 euros youth workers’ mobility

The Official Journal of the European Union has issued a call for proposals under the programme "Youth in action" to support, on an experimental basis, youth workers’ mobility and exchanges

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EU plans to decide in November about Montenegro's membership

The EU-Montenegro Association and Stabilisation Council met for the first time in Luxembourg in order to review the Balkan country's compliance with the economic and political criteria for membership.

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Europe celebrates its Veterinary Week 2010

The third edition of the EU Veterinary Week, organised in partnership with the Federation of Veterinarians of Europe (FVE) will run from 14 to 20 June 2010. The theme for the EU Veterinary Week 2010 will be identification and traceability along the food chain.

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EU Parliament meets in Strasbourg

How Europe's economy is governed and the recent Israeli boarding of the Gaza flotilla are just two things on the agenda when MEPs meet hold their sitting from 14-18 June. Members will also be taking a closer look at the role of credit rating agencies and the financial derivates market in the economic crisis. Progress on the Millennium Development Goals to slash poverty and financial for jobless construction workers in Ireland and Spain will also be looked at.

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Sea change for joint marine research in Europe

Norway, together with Belgium and Spain has been given the EU's go-ahead last month for a large-scale joint European marine research programme. The planned cooperation aims to boost knowledge of environmental conditions, marine resources and commercialisation in the seas and oceans managed by European countries.

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EU environment ministers agree to work together in the fight against drought and water scarcity

EU environment ministers agreed to work together in the fight against drought and water scarcity and to support the development of an observatory which would reinforce prevention.

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New survey on sustainable energy policy

The Committee of the Regions, in cooperation with the European Commission, has launched a survey on sustainable energy policy in cities and regions.

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European Commission begins public consultation on children’s rights

The European Commission launched a public consultation today on a new EU children's rights strategy. The answers will be used to find out how EU policies can do more to promote children’s rights. The consultation will cover issues like child-friendly justice, violence against children, child poverty and child participation. It is open until 20 August 2010.

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Better policy support for EU’s Small Businesses

With the onset of the economic crisis in 2008, a very positive development of small and medium enterprises (SME) has come to a halt. Between 2002 and 2008, SMEs in the EU turned out to be the most important European Economy job engine. With 9.4 million jobs created between 2002 and 2008 SMEs outperformed large firms. This is in sharp contrast to an estimated loss of 3.25 million jobs in the SME sector over 2009 and 2010 further to the annual SME report.

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EU gives its awards for Cultural Heritage

Nearly 30 outstanding cultural heritage projects were honoured yesterday at the European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage/Europa Nostra Awards at the Aya Irini (Topkapi Palace) in Istanbul, Turkey. Six of the projects received a grand prize and € 10,000 each.

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