by the way, Paris G20 was targeted by a Cyber attack

VIDEO: Cyber attack targeted Paris G20

from BBC News | Europe | World Edition
The French finance ministry has confirmed it came under a cyber attack in December that targeted files on the G20 summit held in Paris in February.
Opening session of the G20 summit in Paris
It appears that somebody was trying to sneak a look at documents ahead of the G20 summit in Paris VIA

Cyber attackers target G20 documents

from – World, Europe
Hackers break into French finance ministry computers in an effort to collect information relating to the country’s presidency of the Group of 20 nations


Cyber attack targeted Paris G20

from BBC News | Europe | World Edition
The French finance ministry confirms it came under a cyber attack in December that targeted files on the Paris G20 summit.


Preparing for an EU Council meeting in six steps

from Ideas on Europe by Ronny Patz

I will be part of a pilot project this week, participating as an accredited blogger at the EU Competitiveness Council. The background for this pilot project is here, so I?ll head directly into the preparations. Please follow me into how the blogger can prepare for an EU Council meeting (Trivia is only for experts):


MAIN FOCUS: Higher base rate threatens recovery | 04/03/2011

from euro|topics

For the first time since the outbreak of the financial crisis the European Central Bank on Thursday considered raising the prime interest rate. ECB head Jean-Claude Trichet cited the menace of inflation to justify the move. But it comes too soon and would endanger recovery after the crisis, writes the press.


Europe’s center-right parties present pre-summit position

from Hurriyet Dailynews by HELSINKI – EUobserver
European center-right leaders at a European People?s Party summit have rallied around a five-point economic reform plan ahead of crunch talks and competing ideas from socialists.


EU third energy package into force

by Grahnlaw

Are you worried about the relentless rise of your electricity or gas bill?

This week the European Union took one step towards markets intended to improve service and value for money for industry users and consumers.

Renewable energy materials: EU progress towards 2020 target

by Grahnlaw

When the European Commission published its report on progress towards the 2020 target for renewable energy, it invited Member States to:

Behind the scenes of the Hungarian EU Council Presidency: A podcast

from Ideas on Europe by Ronny Patz

Interested in the organisational work of a Council Presidency? If yes, you may want to listen to the recordings of the 4th bloggers meeting with Hungarian Presidency in Brussels.

Having participated in that meeting on the organisation of meetings in the Council and the interpretation regimes of these meetings, I found it most interesting that according to Benö Modok from the Hungarian Presidency team it was surprising to them how much work it is actually to organise Council meetings  that usually seem to be given for non-presidency member states.


MAIN FOCUS: Athens needs Europe’s solidarity | 08/03/2011

from euro|topics

Three days before the EU special summit, Greece is becoming increasingly entangled in the maelstrom of the debt crisis. The rating agency Moody’s has lowered the country’s credit rating to below that of politically unstable Egypt. While some commentators want to see the private rating agencies sued, others call for more solidarity among the euro countries.


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