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Few Europeans have heard of the European Defence Agency (EDA), which celebrates its fifth anniversary this month. This little-known European Union agency has slowly created a basis for the development of common military projects, though its progress has been slow, due to diverging national interests in the areas of procurement and defence, writes Frank Slijper.

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Little known G-8 fact: the European Commission is pursuing infringement proceedings against Italy for side-stepping rules on environmental impact assessments, when constructing the facilities for the G-8 on La Maddalena, the island off Sardinia where the summit was supposed to take place, writes Stephen Gardner.

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UK energy and climate secretary Ed Miliband responded to controversy over the construction of coal-fired units at the Kingsnorth power station by saying that there would be no new coal power generation without technology to capture the carbon dioxide thus emitted. But he didn't tell climate activists and other concerned citizens that they would be paying for it via a scheme cooked up in Brussels, writes Stephen Gardner.

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The European Commission is getting ready to report on the first year of operation of its voluntary lobbyists' register, which was launched June 23, 2008. Some 1500 firms and organisations have signed up, against an estimated 2600 lobbying "entities" in Brussels. Looks impressive, and the Commission will no doubt claim it is, writes Stephen Gardner.

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The excitement is building in Brussels. On May 27, in follow up to the G20 Summit, the European Commission will present its solution to the financial supervision failings that allowed the banking crisis, writes Stephen Gardner.

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OLAFThey're at it again! The EU's in-house inquisition OLAF, fresh from not learning the lessons of past persecutions, have brought to an end the 15-year career of a British consultant by spreading unsubstantiated allegations among his clients, writes Stephen Gardner.

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Strengthened lobbying regulation in the US under the Obama administration has cast EU lobbying regulation in a poor light, writes Stephen Gardner.

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Mystery piles on enigma when it comes to Libertas, the anti-Lisbon Treaty political party set up by Irish businessman Declan Ganley.

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How best to combat climate change? EU leaders supposedly solved this conundrum at the end of last year, doing what they called an 'historic' deal on a complex package of climate and energy measures. But Eurocorrespondent has scrutinised the legislation and can reveal something else: an 'historic' windfall-profit-in-waiting for Europe's most polluting industries.

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As it was foretold, so it came to pass. Euro-correspondent.com's prediction that Ireland would vote again on the Lisbon Treaty in late 2009 proved uncannily accurate, writes Stephen Gardner.

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