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Union chief, Barroso fear Europe 'returning to 1930s'

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1. Union chief, Barroso fear Europe 'returning to 1930s' - 14.06.2010 - 09:22

The chief of Europe's trade union chiefs, John Monks, has warned that the austerity packages being imposed across the bloc will send the continent "back to the 1930s." He reported that European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso also fears member states will turn their back on democracy - but for the opposite reason.

2. EU expected to back Israel's flotilla probe plan - 14.06.2010 - 09:30

EU foreign ministers are likely to endorse Israel's model for an enquiry into the Gaza flotilla killings and to propose a new "mechanism" for letting aid into the Hamas-controlled strip.

3. Flemish separatists win Belgian election - 14.06.2010 - 09:28

A Flemish separatist party in favour of splitting the country into French-and Dutch-speaking parts has claimed victory in Belgian election on Sunday, making it likely that government-forming coalition talks will even moredifficult than they usually are in the divided state.

4. EU concerned by violence in Kyrgyzstan - 14.06.2010 - 09:27

Senior EU officials have expressed their mounting concern at ethnic clashes in Kyrgyzstan in recent days, with the European Commission deciding to dispatch an expert to the country to assess humanitarian needs.

5. EU instrument for spying on 'radicals' causes outrage - 14.06.2010 - 09:19

Civil rights watchdogs and MEPs have attacked new EU plans to gather data on people who voice or share "radical messages" in a bid to pre-empt terrorist attacks.


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