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  • Baroness Ashton replies to our concerns on the arab youth

    EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Baroness Catherine Ashton us the following reply in response to an inquiry from the group of EU40 MEPs concerned about the situation of North African youth in the midst of the ‘Arab Spring’:

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  • YOU submit policy ideas to European leaders

    Brussels is not Europe, and the discussions that take place in the “capital of Europe” are far from representative of the issues that concern many of its 500m citizens. Friends of Europe, an independent think-tank, and Europe’s World, the only pan-European policy journal, in partnership with the European Parliament, Microsoft …

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  • EU40 Study Days

    The Members of the European Parliament, Dan Jørgensen, Katarína Nevedalová, Kristiina Ojuland, Petru Constantin Luhan, Cristian Busoi and Iliana Naydenova Ivanova participated to the EU40 study days for 24 hours in order to discuss a common and young vision for Europe.    

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  • The EU’s Newcomers weigh its costs and benefits 

    A high-le A high-level roundtable co-organised by Friends of Europe and the European Development Platform (EDP) with media partner Europe’s World. Session I – Will the EU’s Troubled “Convergence” debate mean greater divergence between Member States? 12.00 – 13.30 The economic crisis gripping Europe has thrown into sharp relief many …

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  • EU40 open letter to Catherine Ashton on Egypt

    Baroness Catherine Ashton EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Vice President of the European Commission  Brussels, 3 February 2011 Dear Commissioner Ashton, The events currently taking place in Egypt require a strong European response and concrete action. What we are witnessing right now is an uprising against …

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  • Meeting with Obama’s & Microsoft’s advisor on Technology, Greg Mundie: a success!

    EU40 successfully hosted Microsoft’s Research and Strategy office Craig Mundie at a luncheon in the European Parliament on February 1. The lunch was attended by eight EU40 MEPs, who had the opportunity of an insightful, meaningful and productive discussion with Mr. Mundie, who was appointed to serve on President Barack …

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  • Investing in new climate technologies

    On December 2, 2010 EU40 and the WWF celebrated their first collaboration with a huge success. More than 200 people witnessed Commissioner Hedegaard passionately defending the necessity to reduce carbon emissions by investing in new climate technologies and watched the WWF and RWE go neck to neck in a debate …

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  • The Next Level: Taking it a step further

    \We had the pleasure to invite you to a lunch meeting on the 3rd of February, 2010, from 13:00 – 14:00 in the European Parliament. We aimed at creating a cross-party board of EU40 MEPs and speak about the opportunities of developing EU40 with our old and new EU40 partners. EU40 …

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