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EU RESEARCH

BY KEITH NUTHALL
EUROPEAN IT companies will be able to apply for grants from a budget of Euro 3.6 billion, which has been earmarked for information society research from 2002-2006, if new proposals from the European Commission for a new framework research programme, are agreed by EU ministers and the European Parliament.…

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RESEARCH

BY KEITH NUTHALL
EUROPEAN utilities will be able to apply for grants from budgets of Euro 1.7 billion, which has been earmarked for energy, transport, sustainable development and global change and of Euro 3.6 billion, for information society research – including telecommunications – if proposals from the European Commission for a new framework research programme, are agreed.…

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THIRD GENERATION

BY KEITH NUTHALL
THIRD generation mobile service providers should be encouraged to share infrastructure whilst they exploit their often expensively won licences, according to the Communication from the European Commission, called The Introduction of Third Generation Mobile Communications in the European Union: State of Play and the Way Forward.…

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KOSOVO

BY MONICA DOBIE
VINEYARDS in Kosovo are bearing fruits for the first time in more than a decade because of a joint regeneration programme developed from the Commission, the United Nations and the European Agency for Reconstruction.

In 1990, nearly 10,000 acres of vineyards produced high-quality wine to traditional recipes, 80 per cent of which was exported creating a thriving wine industry in the region.…

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TRANSIT REFORMS

KEITH NUTHALL
FREIGHT forwarders may be freed of the burden of guaranteeing the payment of duty during EU transit operations, where hauliers transport goods across national borders in Europe, without paying duties or dealing with import procedures, except for the country where the consignment is delivered.…

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CHINA

BY KEITH NUTHALL
CHINA has agreed to stop its pharmaceutical manufacturers from copying medicines patented in Austria, Finland and Sweden, extending ‘administrative protection’ enjoyed by the rest of the European Union to these countries.

Beijing has been refusing to grant these rights – which are a form of patent protection – because when it agreed to stop its citizens copying European Union patented pharmaceuticals, neither Austria, Sweden nor Finland were EU members.…

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CUSTOMS PAPER

BY KEITH NUTHALL
A ROOT-AND-BRANCH reform of the European Union’s customs administrations is being proposed by the European Commission, to enable officials to deal with the flood of new trade that is being created by the development of e-commerce.

Brussels wants to ensure that customs forces are not overwhelmed by high workloads and are also able to effectively fight fraud.…

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FRANCE

BY KEITH NUTHALL
THE EUROPEAN Commission is threatening France with legal action at the European Court of Justice over its alleged failure to recognise pharmacist diplomas from other EU Member States. Under European law, a special alternative recognition procedure is in place for Member States to assess and, where necessary, recognise some pharmacist diplomas whuch do not meet minimum training requirements under EU Directive 85/433/EEC.…

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E-TAX

BY KEITH NUTHALL
A GLOBAL consensus on the taxation of digitised e-commerce products has come one step closer to reality, with the release of a detailed consultation paper on the subject by the OECD.

The importance of reaching such a deal amongst developed countries was underlined last year by an EU-US row over European plans to force American e-commerce corporations to register for VAT in Europe.…

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CANADA - UNIONISATION

BY MONICA DOBIE
CANADIAN farmers are awaiting a Supreme Court of Canada decision, which could allow farm workers in Ontario the right to establish effective unions and engage in collective bargaining.

The United Food and Commercial Workers Union challenged the provincial Progressive Conservative government’s constitutional right to repeal legislation imposed by a previous social democratic government in 1995, which allowed the province’s farm workers to unionise and bargain collectively.…

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