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European Commissioner Ciolos: Romania has all EU instruments to support milk producers

Romania has all instruments provided by the European Union, both as regards the system of direct payments and the rural development program, to make sure milk producers can be supported to cope with the removal of milk quotas at EU level as of January 1, 2015, European Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development Dacian Ciolos said on Tuesday.

Hungary's Pariament Approves Hefty Media Advertisement Taxes

Lawmakers in Hungary have backed the introduction of taxes on revenues from media advertisement which could jump to 40% for the biggest broadcasters.

A detailed view on the bill however suggests it will probably have a severe impact on just one TV channel, the RTL Klub, which is owned by the Luxembourg-based German media concern RTL, Germany's daily Die Welt reports.

New FinMin welcomed in Brussels

 Rehn praises Hardouvelis’s appointment as senior euro officials express ‘relief’

The appointment of Gikas Hardouvelis, a non-partisan technocrat, at the helm of the Finance Ministry as part of the major shake-up of the Greek Cabinet on Monday was Tuesday welcomed by the European Union’s economy chief and other senior officials in Brussels.

D-Day and the battle for Europe

Seventy years ago, 156,000 Allied soldiers began their battle for a beachhead on the coast of Normandy, setting off a sequence of events which, along with the advance of Soviet forces in the east, would result in the defeat of German forces which occupied Europe from France to Greece. June 6, 1944, is one of the most important days in the history of our blood-soaked continent.

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