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After months of uncertainty with regard the Greek economy, the May 10 creation of a nearly-$1 trillion emergency funding facility to stabilize the euro gave markets a positive jolt and some reassurance over the short-term future of Greek debt...This recent action is only a temporary solution to the much larger problem of public deficits in Europe, and many long-term concerns remain about the future of the euro and the euro zone.

"More trade, more aid, more people-to-people contacts" was the commission's own take on the achievements of the ENP over the past five years.

Nearly 90 delegates from 20 countries have recently gathered in the northern province of Quang Ninh for an ASEM workshop on enhancing Asia-Europe cultural ties. The meeting was organised by the Vietnamese Government and the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF), with support from Italy and Hungary.

Artists, scholars and representatives from the government and NGOs from Asia and Europe convened in Ha Long City, Vietnam, last week to find ways to forge stronger ties through cultural diplomacy.

European Commission President José Manuel Barroso will lead a high-level EU delegation to China tomorrow (29 April) ahead the inauguration on Saturday of a pavilion showcasing the European Union at the Shanghai World Expo.

European Commission President José Manuel Barroso has announced that the European Commission will entrust three personalities...to come up with recommendations on how best to speed up the digitisation, online accessibility and preservation of cultural works across Europe.

If further proof were needed that the Labour Party has all but abandoned the Special Relationship, look no further than their new manifesto, which doesn't even mention the partnership with America, except for a brief throwaway reference to a "false choice" between the US and Europe.

EU diplomats told EurActiv that the recent presidential elections in Ukraine had provided a "great opportunity" to test the European Union's "soft power" in pushing neighbouring countries to reform, taking Brussels as a model.

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