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The past six weeks have seen comments/visits by EU Commissioner Ferrero-Waldner to the following: Armenia – Upcoming visit in February 2008/implementation of Action Plan/Inclusion in Baku-Tbilisi-Kar railway Georgia – Upcoming visit planned early February 2008/Free Trade Agreement negotiations (expected completion 2009) Tajikistan/Afghanistan – Stronger border controls Pakistan – +61 person observer mission for February 17th,… » read more

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The link below provides a web based database of EU member state missions in Asia. The goal being to understand where EU member states have embassies or consulates within Asia. EU Member state embassies and consulates in Asia. At this stage we have simply compiled the data and written the code to make the program… » 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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One striking observation is the distribution of budget commitments by DG relatve to staff. For even though External Relations (taken here to include External Relations, Trade, Development, Enlargement, and, Humanitarian Aid) has 18% of Commission staff it garners just 5% of the Euro 124bn budget. While in contrast the 3% of staff in Agriculture control… » read more

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The current term of the European Commission expires 31 October 2009 when a fresh President and commissioners will be appointed. There are 40 Directorates-General (DG) in the Commission and can be found at the following link. http://ec.europa.eu/dgs_en.htm Here DGs for Development, Enlargement, Europe Aid, External Relations, Humanitarian Aid, and, Trade are grouped under External Relations.… » read more

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There is no shortage of information produced by the various European Union entities. The difficulty is zeroing in on exactly what is required and where to find it. And while there has been a step change in making the various parts of Europe more accessible greater clarity is required. It helps to be clear what… » read more

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