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Sir, Regarding ‘Lawmakers rethinking EU stance on China‘: On 29 April, [European Commission] President [José Manuel] Barroso will travel to China with an impressive delegation of commissioners and high-level delegates. Apart from celebrating the opening of the World Expo, this visit is a good opportunity to present European concerns and ambitions towards the second-largest economy… » read more

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Sir, Regarding ‘Belgian anti-wind campaigners vent fury at EU‘: In support of those who are proponents of alternative energy and recognising fully that wind farms degrade substantially the Belgian countryside which I adore, I suggest that these people have a point. Wind farms significantly detract from the appeal of the countryside by degrading the visual… » read more

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Sir, Regarding ‘EU biofuels target borderline sustainable, report finds‘: Biofuels have been a hotly contested issue for a number of years. They are at the top of the European Union’s agenda at the moment after the European Commission was sued by four environmental NGOs for muffling evidence on biofuels’ sustainability last month. Some leaked documents… » read more

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Sir, Regarding ‘Creative cities at centre of EU 2020 goals, says Barroso‘: The EU will never excel in the innovation stakes when compared to its eastern counterparts. The reason for this is that they take innovation far more seriously than the EU. For the only real way that the EU can ever excel over the… » read more

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Sir, While the attention of Europe and the world media remains concentrated on Greece and the other ‘PIGS’, the financial irresponsibility of other states in the euro zone appears to be being happily ignored by the European Central Bank and encouraged by the institutions of the European Union. This is happening despite the fact that… » read more

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Sir, Regarding ‘EU: Bank levy could raise up to 50 billion a year‘: The European Commission is telling us that governments should raise taxes from the financial sector, not only to pay back the banks’ bailouts and combat climate change, but also to fight poverty in the developing world. I am disappointed that your article… » read more

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Sir, Regarding ‘Macedonia under pressure to solve ‘name dispute’‘: As a Macedonian living in the heart of Europe, I am surprised to read all that is happening to my country and my countrymen, and all the pressure coming from Greece (Europe’s favourite country, which is allowed to do what it likes and ask for anything… » read more

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Sir, Regarding ‘Macedonia under pressure to solve ‘name dispute’‘: One more time we are seeing a typical Greek destructive anti-Europe policy in the guise of Greek foreign policy and Mr. Droutsas. I would like to make the following points: 1. There is also a prefix before the name ‘Macedonia’: ‘Republic of’. The term ‘Republic of… » read more

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Sir, Regarding ‘High-speed Internet not the answer’: Your article reveals some of the complexity in rolling out Internet access. The objective of providing all citizens with the opportunity to use ICT has clear value as a means to boost business productivity and service delivery, particularly in regional areas. However, in order to be successful, this… » read more

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Sir, Regarding ‘Europe 2020 plan ‘too long-termist’, critics say‘: While it is right for your article to point out that the future has to be connected to the ‘now’ by taking concrete measures, I think this strategy paper needs quite another analysis and consequently criticism. As a matter of fact, the strategy paper contains two… » read more

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