Monday, February 22, 2010

EU diplomats to benefit from new intelligence hub


1. EU diplomats to benefit from new intelligence hub - 22.02.2010 -

The EU is planning to pull together three intelligence-sharing bureaus based in Brussels to form a new department in the bloc's External Action Service.

2. Sweden complains about EU appointment to US - 22.02.2010 - 07:23

Swedish foreign minister Carl Bildt has in a letter complained about the way the EU commission recently appointed its top envoy to the US.

3. Reports put Greek bail-out at �25bn - 22.02.2010 - 09:22

Reports suggest eurozone states are preparing to bail out Greece to the tune of �20-25 billion, even as the country's Prime Minister George Papandreou insisted over the weekend that no transfers were being sought.

4. Dutch to pull troops out of Aghanistan following government collapse
- 22.02.2010 - 07:16

Dutch Prime Minister Jan-Peter Balkenende said on Sunday that his country's troops are likely to be pulled out of Afghanistan by the end of this year, a move he said may prompt other wavering states - including EU members - to think about doing the same.

5. Rights court reforms to deal with huge backlog - 22.02.2010 - 09:23

Ministers from the 47 countries adhering to the European Court of Human Rights agreed to reform the institution, so as to speed up the processing of its backlog of 120,000 cases.


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