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European Commission exposes Member States to risks of genetically engineered crops

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Greenpeace today accused the European Commission of exposing EU Member States to the irreversible risks of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and of undermining safety regulations within the EU.

European Constitution would turn the clock back to the 1950s

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The current President of the European Council of Agriculture Ministers, Mr Fernand Boden of Luxembourg, looked rather stunned when confronted this week by the enormous contradictions between the goals

Brussels to host anti-Bolkestein Demo: ETUC wants 100,000 to be there

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The European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) has issued an appeal for a “Euro-Demonstration” to take place in Brussels on 19 March 2005, immediately before the EU summit. A spokesperson fo

Bolkestein’s attack on free cyberspace thwarted by MEPs

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The Legal Affairs Committee of the European Parliament (JURI) has decided by a large majority to ask the Commission for a renewed referral of the notorious software patents directive.

Referendum on the EU Constitution confirmed: Socialist Party to throw its weight behind "No" campaign

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A consultative referendum over the introduction of a European constitution will definitely be held in the Netherlands, following a vote in the Senate which united all parties except the largest, the C

Brussels protestors greet EU Council debate on Services Directive

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Several thousand trade unionists today thronged the streets of Brussels’ "EU district" as the Council of Ministers and European Commission met to discuss the proposed Directive on Services in the Inte

Ten years of EU fraud - getting worse not better

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For the tenth year in a row the EU's Court of Auditors has refused to sign off the European Union's accounts.

Revolutionaries in the European Parliament

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Is there any point in progressives, let alone those who call themselves revolutionaries, standing for election to the European Parliament? the answer is far from straightforward.

The Balkan Problem lives on

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Alfred Mendes looks at a region of instability which is in danger of being forgotten

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