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EU programs for student mobility, law and governmental reforms in neighbourhood countries and Russia22.11.2010
The European Commission adopted the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) Interregional Action Programme for 2011 in Brussels. The program covers the European Neighbourhood countries and Russia and is worth total of € 52 million.
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The Central Union of Estonian Farmers will have a meeting with Prime Minister of the country on November 15 to discuss the amount of farm subsidies under the EU common agricultural policy.
Shared history, culture and worries about neighbors should make Poland and Lithuania friends; NATO’s new contingency plans involve Polish soldiers defending Lithuania from a (theoretical) Russian attack – the two countries need each other on everything from energy security (building a new nuclear power station) to transport links. Yet their relations are among the iciest in the European Union, The Economist writes.
During the meeting with the minister of foreign affairs of Norway Jonas Gahr Store in Oslo on Wednesday the Estonian minister Urmas Paet emphasised the importance of protecting and maintaining the Arctic and proposed that the EU be granted a status of an observer in the Arctic Council, reported BC the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
In the first quarter of the year 2010, 3,575 guest workers from Latvia were accepted to the United Kingdom's Worker Registration Scheme and began working in the country, according to the UK's Home Office.
The newspaper Financial Times (FT) has rated 24 of the 26 incoming European commissioners, who have appeared for hearings before the European Parliament, and has given them ratings out of five for their performance in their questioning sessions. Current European Commission (EC) Energy Commissioner from Latvia Andris Piebalgs, who has been nominated for the development commissioner portfolio in the new EC, received high marks from FT, as the newspaper gave Piebalgs a four (out of five). Nine commissioner candidates received a satisfactory three out of five rating, including Estonian candidate Siim Kallas, who has been nominated for the transport commissioner portfolio.
The economic crisis has not destroyed the image of Latvia in Europe, believes European Energy Commissioner Andris Piebalgs.