The European media approve the Madrid Declaration for creating a framework for the new digital era

Different associations of communications businessmen and journalists have presented a declaration, the Madrid Declaration, containing a series of petitions to the European Union for creating a framework for the digital era, in the framework of the "European Media Meeting"

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Joint Parliamentary Meeting on European Energy Community

A Joint Parliamentary Meeting has been organised by the European Parliament and the Spanish Parliament (Cortes Generales) on the topic, 'Towards a European Energy Community for the 21st Century?'.

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Final stakeholder conference on Danube Strategy

From 9-11 June, stakeholders interested in the ongoing preparations of the EU Strategy for the Danube Region will meet in Constanta, Romania to discuss the strategy's potential priority areas for action.

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New web-based community for Science Education

The European Commission has launched Scientix, a new web-portal targeted towards teachers, researchers, policy makers, local actors, parents and anyone interested in science education. Scientix will give access to teaching materials, research results and policy documents from European science education projects financed by the European Union and by various national initiatives.

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European Union seals Pact Against Drug Trafficking

The Council adopted aswell an action plan for unaccompanied minors arriving illegally in the European Union. The objective is to set common standards for receiving them, legal guardianship, identifying them, tracking down their families and repatriating them.

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New legislation for pan-European supervision of credit rating agencies

EU proposes new rules across Europe to monitor the credit rating agencies and opens a public debate on the management of financial institutions.

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Commission rewards Europe's best green businesses

Companies from the UK, Belgium, Germany and Spain have won the 2010 European Business Awards for the Environment. The awards recognise "the best of the best" businesses that have already succeeded in competitions at national level.

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Twelve Member States warned over missing river basin plans

The European Commission is sending a first warning to twelve Member States for failing to submit their plans for managing Europe's river basins, as required by EU water legislation. The river basin plans are the cornerstone of the Water Framework Directive and essential for achieving the EU's objective of 'good status' for European waters by 2015.

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European high-level panel consults on ICT solutions to help elderly to live more independently

On the basis of the Ambien Assisted Living joint programme, a high-leve panel established to advise the European Commission has launched a public consultation on the issue.

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Parliament claims for a better access to jobs market for young people

A "European Youth Guarantee" enabling young people not to be unemployed for over six months, a decent income and good quality traineeships: these were the proposals made by Parliament's Employment and Social Affairs Committee as part of efforts to improve access to the labour market for young people.

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Looking for a method to measure innovation

A group of business innovators and economists put together by Máire Geoghegan-Quinn, the European Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science are looking for a tool that indicates how innovative we are. The right measurement indicator would help track Europe's progress on its quest to become a more innovative economy.

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EU-Russia: stronger partnership for modernisation

The European Union and Russia have agreed to increase their co-operation in the areas of science and cutting-edge technology, during a summit that sought common ground for the next G20 meeting, but which also issued a joint statement condemning the attack on the humanitarian flotilla near Gaza.

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