november 2011

Welcome to the EBU Newsletter.

The EBU Newsletter is published every two months in English, French, German and Spanish. It is produced and translated thanks to the financial support of the European Commission DG Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities. We hope you enjoy reading it, and we welcome your comments and feedback.

EU update

EU bus and coach regulation: EBU campaign success!

Following the adoption of the regulation by EU Ministers on 31 January, there was much speculation as to how some European Parliament political groups would vote on 15 February during the last plenary vote, so EBU organised a final lobbying of MEPs ahead of the vote to ensure as much support as possible.

EBU responds to EU consultation on Single Market Act

EBU responded to the EU consultation on the Single Market Act, which outlines the European Commission's plans to improve the free circulation of people, goods, services and capital.

Snapshot

Launching a new business – an update on the Vision in Enterprise (ViE) project

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Coming events

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National news

Italy – VETTORE evolution

In Estonia, Mother Tongue Day has been celebrated on March 14 since 1999.

Germany – Seeing what’s feasible!

The Norwegian Association of the Blind and Partially Sighted (NABP) aims to reach everyone with poor vision to offer help and support.

Announcements

The first guide dog in Buckingham Palace

Jill Allen-King (whose article celebrating International Women's Day can be read in this issue) received the OBE in March, and was thus recognised for a second time for her campaign work for the rights of blind and partially sighted people.

Feature

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