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On 5 November the European Investment bank (EIB) signed agreements with Turkey to open two representative offices in Ankara and Istanbul. Operations will begin after ratification by the Turkish Parliament. * EIB total lending between 2000-2007 reached EUR 7bn and some EUR 2bn in 2007 alone. EIB

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EU Court matters year to date

Date Court Code Description 6 Nov Justice C-413/06 P Sony, Japan 6 Nov Justice C-403/05 Philippines 4 Oct Justice C-349/06 Turkey 27 Sep Justice C-351/04 India, Pakistan 20 Sep Justice C-16/05 Turkey 17 Sept First Instance T-201/04 Microsoft, US 18 Jly Justice C-325/05 Turkey 18 Jly Justice C-294/06 Turkey 11 Jly First Instance T-47/03 Foreign… » read more

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In the next few weeks or so hope to start to address some of the following questions: * What are the issues that Europe (as the EU) speaks to when it deals with asia; * How are these issues different and separate from those that are dealt with at a single Member State level; *… » read more

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Of those Directorate Generals that the Commission classifies as External Relations the table below provides the budget / staff ratio for each DG. And within the External relations DG the figures include budget commitments and regular staff working in EC delegations. DG Budget Share Staff Share External relations 3,527 3% 2,623 8% Development 1,244 1%… » read more

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