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EUROWALES ON LINE MONITOR
MAY/JUNE 2000 EDITION 2
EUROREGIONS WEB: http://euroregions.tripod.com
A regular update of European Policy as it impacts on Wales,with News updates, Brussels/Wales Links and Opinion. This site will be updated during each month. For further information contact:
RICHARD HARRIS ERA : harrisera@yahoo.com

For Links to Welsh (and UK) Devolution Sites see:
EUROREGIONS DEVOLUTION LINKS

For the E.C.'s Weekly Update of EU events (published from the London Office) see : THE WEEK IN EUROPE

For a Daily News Update direct from Brussels, see the POLIS WEBSITE

For EU Regional Policy News, see INFOREGIO EC REGIONAL AFFAIRS BRUSSELS

KEY POLICY THINK TANKS:
WALES : INSTITUTE OF WELSH AFFAIRS
EUROPE : THE EUROPEAN POLICY CENTRE - BRUSSELS
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MAY 9 2000 - "EUROPE DAY- BRUSSELS" The Welsh activity and coverage was non existent.

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MAY 7 : EU REGIONS AND INTERNET PROVISION

A recent article in the FT e-commerce bulletin outlines the regional and local provision of web access to promote regions and develop inclusiveness. Spain's infrastructure is a useful model for Wales: FT REPORT - REGIONAL/LOCAL AUTHORITIES AND THE WEB

SEE ALSO : WALES OBJECTIVE ONE ICT PROPOSALS (18.5.2000 Assembly Economic Development Committee)

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MAY 9 : ERA PAPER : "EUROPE IN WALES - ONLY CONNECT"
DRAFT ONLY - ON LINE VERSION

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MAY 12 : SCOTTISH PARLIAMENT EUROPEAN COMMITTE -
NEW REPORT

The SP European Committee has published its report into European Environmental Policy (6th Environmental Action Programme). It is on line at ENVIRONMENT REPORT-S.P.

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MAY 12 : INTEREGG III AND URBAN II COMMUNITY INITIATIVES

The European Commison has today published guidelines and financial allocations for the INTEREGG III C.I. and the URBAN II programmes. For the Welsh dimension, see the Economic Development Comittee at the Welsh Assembly Site below.

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The German Foreign Minister, Joschka Fischer has announced a "Federal Vision for Europe", for the FT background, see FEDERAL EUROPE For the Original text of the speech, see the EPC Think Tank web link above.

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The Vice President of the European Commission, Neil Kinnock, delivered the first "Bevan" Labour Party lecture in Cardiff - For the Westn Mail report, see KINNOCK TELLS WALES TO LOOK OUTWARDS For "Wales tells Kinnock", see...


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MAY 17 : EUROPEAN TREATIES - REFORM

EU TREATIES

MAY 18 : EU FUNDING

The W.A. Economic Development Committee has prepared papers on : Objective 2 Draft SPD and Objective 3 Revised OP. For information, see EDC 18 MAY

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MAY 18 : EUROPEAN WORKS COUNCILS

TUC EUROPEAN WORKS COUNCILS/CONSULTATION

EC DRAFT EMPLOYMENT CONSULTATION

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MAY 18 : EU PLAN HEALTH CARE COMPARISONS

THe European Commission are proposing that .... HEALTH CARE FT 16.5.2000

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MAY 23 : SCOTTISH PARLIAMENT - STRUCTURAL FUND ENQUIRY

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MAY 24 : OBJECTIVE ONE SPDs - COMMISSION APPROVALS

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MAY 26 : EC ECONOMIC PAPERS - THE LOCATION OF EUROPEAN INDUSTRY EC ECONOMIC PAPERS NO 142 APRIL 2000,/A>

THE MAY/JUNE 2000 EDITION FOCUSES ON :

# WALES, IRELAND AND EU STRUCTURAL FUNDS

# WELSH DEVOLUTION REVISITED

# EUROPE IN WALES - ONLY CONNECT ?

# THE SCOTTISH PARLIAMENT ENQUIRY INTO EU STRUCTURAL FUND SUPPORT - INTERIM REPORT

The May edition will also be in Word format in addition to hyper text to assist downloading. It should be on-line c. mid month.

For future Assembly Committee dates see
ASSEMBLY CALENDAR


FOR FURTHER INFORMATION :
contact :
RICHARD HARRIS ERA : harrisera@yahoo.com

REPORTS :

NOTE: From May 2000 ERA will be compiling a schedule of relevant EU, UK, WALES and ACADEMIC reports produced during the current month. This will be produced as a headline,context and web site link listing. To add YOUR name to the email list, contact ERA with headline ERA REPORTS.

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