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NEGOTIATIONS ON FUTURE EU BUDGET - STRAW INTERVIEW ON RADIO 4 (16/12/05)
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The Foreign Secretary says the UK has to show some flexibility in EU budget negotiations, but 'within the overall strategy for the Union and for the spending discipline that we have set.'
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IRAQI ELECTIONS - COMMENTS FROM JACK STRAW AND TONY BLAIR (16/12/05)
The Foreign Secretary has welcomed the Iraqi elections: 'From available reports this is a great day for Iraq. Millions of Iraqis appear to have voted. There have been big difficulties for Iraq over the last two and a half years, but I believe that today will be seen as a historic day when Iraqis can look forward to a better future.'
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EU BUDGET PLANS IN DETAIL
The UK Presidency has published its proposal on the Financial Perspectives 2007 - 2013, which has been circulated to member states for discussion. The Foreign Secretary has also laid a written statement on the EU Budget Proposals in the House of Commons.

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BRITISH EMBASSY BERLIN LAUNCHES WORLD CUP WEBSITE
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The British Embassy Berlin has launched its dedicated world cup site at www.britishembassyworldcup.com. The website contains up to date information for fans and journalists including: locations for next year's world cup, German football culture, do's and don'ts for fans and travellers and much more.
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