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Med & South 12-09-2008

Scholar: Czech Presidency to push for removal of labour restrictions

The motto of the Czech EU Presidency, starting in January 2009, will be 'Europe without barriers', with the removal of labour market restrictions on newer member states among its top priorities, David Král, director of the EU policy programme at the Europeum Institute for European Policy in Prague, told EURACTIV in an interview.
Med & South 01-09-2008

ALDE chief: Only the EU can be a peace broker in Georgia

The EU is in a unique position and now needs to follow up on its six-point ceasefire plan in the Georgia conflict, perhaps by setting up a task force, according to Graham Watson, the leader of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE), speaking to EURACTIV in an interview.
Med & South 17-07-2008

MEP: EU leaders ‘too weak’ on human rights

The EU and its new, six-month French Presidency must push harder on issues such as good governance and human rights in the international arena, including with Russia and at the Olympic Games in Beijing, Socialist MEP Ana Maria Gomes (Portugal) told EURACTIV in an interview.
Future EU 20-06-2008

Peter Ludlow: Merkel can lead the EU out of the crisis

The key figure to find a way out of the crisis following the failed Irish Lisbon Treaty referendum is Angela Merkel, the founding director of the Centre for European Policy Studies and the director of the European Strategy Forum, Peter Ludlow, told EURACTIV in an interview. 

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