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26/06/2010 - World Drugs Day 2010: More supporters join "European Action on Drugs"

Marking the first anniversary of the European Action on Drugs campaign, EU Justice Commissioner Reding welcomed the participation of about 700 groups to raise awareness of drug abuse. These groups include public organisations, NGOs, sport and leisure organisations, companies and media. The scale of the problem remains massive. Every hour, one European dies from an overdose, and every year there are 3, 000 new cases of drug-related HIV. Commissioner Reding urged young people to help raise awareness.


25/06/2010 - Viviane Reding promotes the "right to be forgotten"

European Commission Vice-President Reding outlined her initial thoughts on reviewing the EU's 1995 Data Protection Directive. She told members of American Chamber of Commerce to the EU that Internet users must have effective control of what they put online and be able to correct, withdraw or delete it at will. Internet users should also have "a right to be forgotten," she said.


10/06/2010 - Viviane Reding receives BeNeLux Europa Prize 2010

EU Commission Vice-President Viviane Reding has received this year's BeNeLux Europa prize. The prize is awarded to prestigious personalities from the BeNeLux countries for their exceptional achievements in the field of European integration, culture and humanity and for their inspiring reflections on the future of Europe. The Ceremony took place on Saturday, 12 June at the Castle of Breda in the Netherlands.


04/06/2010 - Justice and Home Affairs Council meeting

Vice-President Reding discussed citizens' access to justice at a meeting with Justice Ministers in Luxembourg on 3 and 4 June 2010. Ministers dealt with measures to bring legal certainty to cross-border divorce, the European Protection Order, successions, ensuring fair trial rights and the EU's accession to the European Convention on Human Rights.