EU Cables





the European Union declares War on plastic Waste - the Guardian: LINK ¤ the GUARDIAN

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  • "the European Union targets single-use plastics - in an urgent clean-up plan !!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "that aims to make all packaging reusable - or recyclable by 2030 !!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the EU is waging war against plastic waste - as part of an urgent plan to clean up Europe’s act !!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "and ensure that every piece of packaging on the continent - is reusable or recyclable by 2030 !!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the EU launches a plastics strategy - designed to change minds in Europe !!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "potentially tax damaging behaviour - and modernise plastics production and collection - by investing350m in research !!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the vice-president of the EU Commission, Frans Timmermans, says the priority is - to clamp down on single-use plastics !!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • Timmermans:  "all have seen images of the oceans - we must protect the fishes !!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "in the EU’s sights are drinking straws - coloured bottles, coffee cups, lids and stirrers, cutlery and takeaway packaging !!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • Timmermans:  "some of the options in terms of the colour of bottles - you can buy will be more limited than before !!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "if people understand that you can’t buy that lively green bottle - it will have a different colour, but it can be recycled !!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "people will buy - into this !!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the EU wants 55% of all plastic - to be recycled by 2030 !!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "an additional100m is being made available on top of current spending - to research better designs, durability and recyclability !!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "and EU member states will be put under an obligation - to monitor and reduce their marine litter !!!!!!"

 

 


 

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  • "and there are plans to ban the addition of microplastics - to cosmetics and personal care products !!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Amazon ordered to repay € 250m by EU over illegal Tax Advantages - the Guardian: LINK ¤ the GUARDIAN

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  • "Amazon has been ordered by the European Commission - to repay250m in back taxes !!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "to Luxembourg - as EU authorities continue their campaign against sweetheart deals !!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the European Commission also announces that it plans - to take the the Irish government to the European court of justice, ECJ !!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "over its failure until now - to collect13bn in unpaid taxes from Apple !!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "Margrethe Vestager, the EU Commissioner in charge, says about - Luxembourg’s illegal tax advantages to Amazon:  !!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "no matter your flag, no matter your ownership - paying taxes is part of doing business in Europe !!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the company has been ordered to repay - the full amount plus interest !!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "the case against Amazon centred on two subsidiaries incorporated in Luxembourg - Amazon EU group and Amazon Europe Holding Technologies !!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the latter was described by the commission as an empty shell - that had no employees or offices !!!!!!"

 



 

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  • "the EU Commission has also ruled unlawful tax deals between Starbucks - and the Dutch authorities !!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Juncker questions Barroso's Decision - the Guardian: LINK ¤ the GUARDIAN

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  • "the European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker - criticises the controversial decision of Barroso !!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "Juncker says he objects to José Manuel Barroso’s decision to work for Goldman Sachs - because of the bank’s role in the financial crisis !!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "Goldman Sachs was one of the organisations that knowingly or unknowingly - contributed to the financial crisis !!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "so one does wonder about the particular bank - he has ended up working for !!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "Barroso has come under - intense pressure !!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "staff from EU bodies have reacted with fury to the appointment - denouncing Barroso’s behaviour as "morally reprehensible"  !!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "Juncker launched an unprecedented investigation - into whether Barroso broke EU rules by taking the job ?!!!!!!"

 

 


 

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  • "Barroso will be received in EU institutions - as an "interest representative"  !!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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ECB Growth Forecasts - the Guardian: LINK ¤ the GUARDIAN

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  • "the chief of the European Central Bank, Mario Draghi announces - that QE programme starts !!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "as the ECB raises its growth forecasts - for the Eurozone !!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the ECB is more optimistic - about the Eurozone economy !!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "the latest staff forecasts show - the Eurozone growing by 1.5% this year !!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "then by 1.9% !!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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European Central Bank to pump € 1.1tn into the Eurozone - the Guardian: LINK ¤ the GUARDIAN

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  • "the European Central Bank launches a plan - to pump1.1tn into the Eurozone !!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "the ECB injects60bn of new money - into markets every month !!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the bank uses electronically created money - to buy the bonds of Eurozone governments - called "quantitative easing"  !!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "to boost confidence - and drive down the value of the Euro !!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "helping to increase exports - and growth !!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the60bn-a-month price tag for the QE programme - is larger than many had expected !!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "and underline Draghi’s determination - to support the 19-member currency zone !!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the60bn-a-month total for the QE programme - also is for the "real" economy !!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "the ECB has already announced - that it leaves its main interest rate unchanged at 0.05% !!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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ECB launches negative Interest Rate to boost Eurozone - the Guardian: LINK ¤ the GUARDIAN

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  • "the European Central Bank's boss, Mario Draghi - and his colleagues on the governing council !!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "cut the deposit rate for the commercial banks - to -0.1% !!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the central bank also cuts its main interest rate to a new record low of 0.15% - from 0.25% !!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "and announces a400bn package - of cheap funding for banks !!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "on the condition it is used - to lend money to companies outside the financial sector !!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • Draghi:  "this is a significant package !!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "are we finished here ? - the answer is: "no"  !!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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TTIP under Pressure - the Guardian: LINK ¤ the GUARDIAN

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  • "97% of respondents to an official EU survey - vote against the TTIP deal !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "( TTIP - transatlantic trade and investment partnership - was a proposed trade agreement ! )"

 

 

 

 

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  • "( and there was a proposed ISDS - investor-state dispute settlement  ! )"

 

 

 

 

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  • "(( of 130 meetings on the deal - at least 119 were with bigger corporations, or their lobbyists  ! ))"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "citizens must demand that protecting public safety - and the environment !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "come before profits - of business !"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "like labour standards - environmental standards - and food safety standards !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

 




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Google may face US$ 6bn EU anti-Trust Fine - the Guardian: LINK ¤ the GUARDIAN

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  • "Google’s anti-trust row with the European Commission can turn - into a case bigger !!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "than the one that cost Microsoft - more than2.2bn !!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "Joaquín Almunia, the EC’s competition commissioner - tells the European Parliament !!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "that unless Google altered its offer to settle complaints - it can face a "statement of objections"  !!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the formal path towards a fine - that can equate to 10% of the company’s global revenue !!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the EC competition group can open an investigation into preferential positioning for Google - in its Android operating system !!!!!!"

 

 


 

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  • "there can be another investigation for the possible diversion of internet traffic - towards Google services, which are not search services !!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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European Carbon Market Reform
- the Guardian:
LINK ¤ the GUARDIAN

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  • "the MEPs of the European Parliament vote - to strengthen emissions trading scheme !!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "by taking 1.6bn surplus credits off the market - to boost carbon prices !!!!!!"

 

 

 

 


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  • "to strengthen the EU’s flagship policy for cutting carbon - the emissions trading scheme, ETS !!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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EU agrees to improve Energy Efficiency 30% by 2030 - the Guardian: LINK ¤ the GUARDIAN

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  • "the target of the European Union is - to improve energy efficiency !!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "by 30% - by 2030 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the EU Commission calculats that for every - 1% in energy savings !!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "EU gas imports can be expected to fall - by 2.6% !!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the commission’s own research shows efficiency can also create - three-and-a-half million jobs !!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "while tackling climate !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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EU Treaty - US cable - 2007: LINK ¤ 07BRUSSELS2473

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  • "as a result of French pressure - "free and undistorted" competition !!!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "is not be listed in the EU treaty - among the objectives of the EU !"

 

 

 

 

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  • "however, the mandate stated that the single market ensures - that competition is not distorted !"

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

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EU Treaty - US cable - 2007: LINK ¤ 07BRUSSELS2001

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  • implications for the USA:  "the change in the voting system !"

 

 

 

 

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  • "requires an adjustment - in our EU lobbying tactics !"

 

 

 

 

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  • "the power gain for the European Parliament - EP !!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "to 95% - of the EU legislation !!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "a power gain by the EP leads us - to increase the lobbying efforts of the USA !"

 

 

 

 

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  • "there were some members ( center-right party ) - who were favorable to our positions !"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Charter of Fundamental Rights - US cable - 2008: LINK ¤ 08BRUSSELS397

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  • "the Charter appears like a catalogue - drawing from the 1950 European Convention on Human Rights !!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the Charter does not extend - the field of Union competencies !"

 

 

 

 

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  • "it establishes no new powers - or tasks for the Union !"

 

 

 

 

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  • "and it does not amend its powers or its tasks - such as they are defined in the Treaties !"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Barroso's Commission
- US cable - 2009:
LINK ¤ 09BRUSSELS1616

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  • "Barroso's commission - had mostly good implications for the economic policy interests of the USA !"

 

 

 

 

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  • "some portfolios probably caused - problems for us !"

 

 

 

 

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  • "but in the main the assignments looked generally positive - for US interests !"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Structural Funds - US cable - 2009:
LINK ¤ 09BRUSSELS382

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  • "the new European member states that join the EU since 2004 - have the opportunity to avail themselves !!!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "of 176.6 billion Euros - of EU Structural and Cohesion funds !!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "these funds are established to advance European - economic and social cohesion !!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "by investing in large-scale development programs - for the EU's poorer regions !!!!"

 

 

 





 

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Microsoft
- US cable - 2009:
LINK ¤ 09BRUSSELS1310

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  • "John Vassallo, Microsoft for EU affairs - told that the company !"

 

 

 

 

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  • "was very close - to concluding an overarching deal with the European Commission !"

 

 

 

 

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  • "a five-year deal on sharing interoperability information - with rival firms !!!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "and a 10-year agreement to support PDF and other file format - compatibility with Microsoft's own file format  !"

 

 

 

 

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  • "and to provide a "ballot screen" - whereby customers can select from 12 Internet browsers to use as their default browser !!!!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "the 11-year battle involves nearly US$ 2.5 billion in EU Commission fines - against Microsoft !!!!!!"

 

 

 




 

 

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Nanotech - US cable - 2009: LINK ¤ 09BRUSSELS1720

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  • "the European Parliament, EP - adopts a report that urges the European Commission !!!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "to completely overhaul all regulations - related to nanomaterials !!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "and treating all nanomaterials - as new substances !!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "and to better take into account the risks - associated with nanotechnology !!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the time is ripe - for increased engagement of the USA !"

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

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Climate - US cable - 2009: LINK ¤ 09BRUSSELS1339

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  • "Nancy Kontou, chief of staff to Environment Commissioner Dimas and Jos Delbeke - deputy director general for Environment !!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "expressed concern that US negotiators - would not have a legitimate negotiating mandate in Copenhagen !!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "it would be odd if the USA - were not able to stand up in Copenhagen !!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "if the US makes a commitment - it would be easier for other countries !!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "to say that domestic action - will clearly be reflected in an international agreement !!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "we need a commitment - from the USA !!!!!!"

 

 

 


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  • "the question is will the USA be able - to do that ?!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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JEAN MONET - Wikipedia EN:
LINK ¤ JEAN MONET

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  • "Jean Monnet, from 1888 to 1979 - was a French political economist and diplomat !!!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "in 1945 Monnet proposed the "Monnet plan" - also known as the "theory of l'engrenage"  !!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "1950 French Minister of Foreign Affairs Robert Schuman made a declaration - in the name of the French government !!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "this declaration - prepared by Monnet for Schuman !!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "proposed integration of the coal and steel industries - under joint control !!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "a so-called "high authority" - open to the other countries of Europe !!!"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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EZB erwartet für Eurozone deutlich mehr Wachstum - der Standard:
LINK ¤ der STANDARD

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  • "die Europäische Zentralbank, EZB - beginnt mit dem Aufkauf von zig Milliarden an Staatsanleihen !!!!!!"

 

 

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  • "pro Monat werden 60 Milliarden Euro an Wertpapieren aufgekauft - um die Konjunktur zu unterstützen !!!!!!"

 

 

 

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  • "die EZB veröffentlicht auch neue, deutlich bessere Prognosen - für das Wirtschaftswachstum der Eurozone !!!!!!"

 

 

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  • "heuer soll die Eurozone - um 1,5 Prozent wachsen !!!!"

 

 

 








 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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LUDWIG van BEETHOVEN - Wikipedia EN:
LINK ¤ BEETHOVEN

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  • "Ludwig van Beethoven was a European composer and pianist - he was a crucial figure in the transition between the Classical and Romantic eras in music  !!!"

 

 

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  • "Beethoven composed - the anthem of Europe !!!!!!"

 

 

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  • "the fourth movement of his "Ninth Symphony" - features an elaborate choral !!!!"

 

 

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  • ""Ode to Joy" is a hymn - championing the brotherhood of humanity !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

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