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European Parliament resolution of 24 Apr 2009 on the London G20 Summit of 2 Apr 2009

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The European Parliament ,

- having regard to the Leaders' Statement (Global Plan for Recovery and Reform) issued following the London Group of Twenty (G20) Summit and their declarations on 'Strengthening the financial system' and on 'Delivering resources through the international financial institutions', of 2 April 2009,

- having regard to the progress report on the jurisdictions surveyed by the OECD global forum in implementing the internationally agreed tax standard, which requires exchange of information on requests in all tax matters for the administration and enforcement of

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EU Health Commissioner launches "Better Training for Safer Food in Africa"

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In an effort to help developing countries improve their food safety systems for the benefit of their populations and economies, EU Health Commissioner, Androulla Vassiliou, launched today at the headquarters of the African Union in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, a new initiative - "Better Training for Safer Food in Africa - BTSF-Africa." The initiative was launched during a high-level conference taking place in the Ethiopian capital city. Through BTSF-Africa, over the next two years, €10million will be used to fund capacity building activities. Launched