Citizenship education now taught in all European countries but specialist training for teachers lacking

All EU Member States have integrated 'citizenship education' into their primary and secondary school curricula - albeit with different approaches...

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Mercedes Bresso calls on Bosnia and Herzegovina to combine functional state institutions with local democracy on the way to the EU

During an official visit to Bosnia and Herzegovina where she met with leaders of the country's authorities (20-23 May), ...

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High Representative Catherine Ashton appoints 17 new Heads and Deputy Heads of Delegation

Catherine Ashton, EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice President of the Commission, announced today her intent...

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Declaration by the High Representative, Catherine Ashton, on behalf of the European Union on the occasion of the International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia, 17 May 2012

Today, people around the world celebrate the International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia. On behalf of the Euro...

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Spring forecast: towards a slow recovery

The EU economy is estimated to be currently in a mild recession. But a slow recovery is forecast from the second half of the year.

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Statement by High Representative Catherine Ashton on Europe Day – 9 May 2012

Catherine Ashton, the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the Commission, made today t...

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Video message delivered by Comissioner Štefan Füle on the occassion of Europe Day – 9 May 2012

I am addressing you on a very important day for Europe. On 9 May 1950, Robert Schuman presented his proposal that laid the foundations of the Eu...

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European Commission Statement for Schuman Day 9 May 2012

The economic crisis has demonstrated that debt fuelled growth is unsustainable. To tackle the crisis, the EU has undertaken a radical overhaul of...

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Statement by José Manuel Durão Barroso, President of the European Commission: “Seizing the moment to boost growth: 9th May message from the European Commission”

We should never forget how far we have come; where we were 60 years ago and where we are now - a project that started wi...

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Declaration by the High Representative, Catherine Ashton, on behalf of the European Union on the occasion of World Press Freedom Day

Freedom of expression as enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human rights entails everyone’s right to hold opini...

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