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Policy highlights, August-September 2012

Economic sentiment faces depression in the EU | EC survey (July 2012) “In July the Economic Sentiment Indicator (ESI) decreased by 1.4 points in the EU, to 89.0, and by 2.0 points in the euro area, to 87.9.” “While three quarters of the Member States witnessed a drop in economic sentiment, this was only the case for three out of the seven largest Member States: The ESI registered sharp falls in Germany (-3.7) and France (‑2.3) and a...
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Policy highlights, July 2012

Specific recommendations for national reform programmes | Council of the European Union (10 July 2012) European Council “recommendations to all 27 member states on the economic policies set out in their national reform programmes, and opinions on the fiscal policies presented in their stability and convergence programmes (11296/3/12 REV 3)”....
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Media-Web, July 2012

Rajoy announces 65 bn of cuts to fight economic crisis | The Financial Express (15 July 2012) How hydrocarbons can steer Cyprus out of crisis | Cyprus Mail (15 July 2012) Brazil to shun EU's austerity path: Rousseff | Agence France – Presse (14 July 2012)...
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Media-Web, June 2012

Rio+20 politicians deliver 'new definition of hypocrisy' claim NGOs | Guardian (21 June 2012). Greece's New Centrality - and Dilemmas - in Energy | OilPrice.com (24 June 2012).   For more information, please contact Theodota Nantsou, Policy Coordinator, WWF Greece, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. document.getElementById('cloak0f5484333faca8e8ac78062ca9991c0e').innerHTML = '';...
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Policy highlights, May 2012

European Commissioners Olli Rehn (Financial Affairs) and Janez Potočnik (Environment) replied to WWF’s letter on the environmental impact of the structural adjustment programme for Greece. The initial WWF letter was addressed to IMF’s Managing Director Christine Lagarde and the European...
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Media-Web, May 2012

From Portuguese daily Publico: Translation:  - According to WWF, the earth’s resources are being over-consumed. - We live as if we have an extra planet at our disposal - You see? Even at the environmental level there is the habit of spending more than you have. - How about an austerity plan?   For more information, please contact Theodota Nantsou, Policy Coordinator, WWF Greece, This email address is being protected from spambots. Yo...
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Policy highlights, April 2012

 European Policy Centre (January 2012) | Green revolution: making eco-efficiency a driver for growth.  Excerpt from the executive summary: “The economic crisis poses tremendous challenges for Europe and it is well-acknowledged that in order to exit the crisis, Europe must find ways to renew itself....
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