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Sir, The big banks, which caused the current recession, refuse to take responsibility to date. By calculating excessively high interest rates, the economic recovery is being blocked. EuropeanCompanyMarket has found that the negative sentiment is fortunately decreasing. The number of visitors on the website www.E-cm.eu is increasing. People from all over Europe are interested in… » read more

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Sir, Regarding ‘G8 pledges sustainability in food security drive‘: Your article highlights the urgent need to raise agricultural productivity. The G8’s forecast corroborates the trend experts have anticipated for some time: global demand is exceeding growth in global supply. Moreover, we have limited time in which to double the fruit, vegetables and grains that we… » read more

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Sir, Regarding ‘EU lawmakers reject revised energy labels‘: The current dispute concerning the Energy Labelling Directive between the Parliament on one hand and the Commission and the Council on the other, is taking a theological course along the lines of ‘how many angels can dance on the head of a pin?’. All parties agree that… » read more

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Sir, Regarding ‘Veolia calls for shift to ‘low-water economy‘: It is little wonder that Antoine Frérot wants to change the economics of the water business. Veolia Water, the biggest global water corporation in the world, is now confronted with a serious threat: as Corporate Europe Observatory noted in its report (‘Turning on the taps in… » read more

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Sir, Your analysis of the 2008 greenhouse gas emissions data released earlier this month (‘Draft emissions data bodes well for EU carbon market‘) is unfortunately overly optimistic. The provisional data issued last week by the European Commission reveals that the EU’s flagship climate policy – its emissions trading scheme – has in fact just narrowly… » read more

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Sir, MEPs have backed a series of measures that could set animal protection in Europe back decades. Members of the European Parliament’s agriculture committee voted through a number of amendments that seriously weaken proposals from the European Commission to regulate animal testing across Europe. This is a tragedy. MEPs are claiming to protect laboratory animals… » read more

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Lessons from history

Sir, Regarding ‘‘Wise men’ chief admits EU failure on growth agenda’: Felipe González, a former Spanish prime minister and chairman of a reflection group on the future of Europe, stated that the Lisbon Strategy for Growth and Jobs had failed. That is right as regards the initial objective. But we must learn from history. In… » read more

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Sir, Regarding ‘MEPs back new rules on nanomaterials in cosmetics‘: The era of nanomaterials has arrived. Let’s not make the same mistake as we did with industrial chemicals, where we passed them off as safe on the back of animal tests, only to discover that many are very dangerous to human health. Today we can… » read more

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Sir, Regarding ‘Unreformed European school system ‘might collapse’‘: Thank you for reporting about the European schools and the public hearing about the system in the European Parliament. I draw your attention to a comment made by one of the parents during the hearing: when talking about the European schools and the issues connected to them,… » read more

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