On 1 - 2 February 2010 the first Conference on the EU Strategy for the Danube Region was held in Ulm, Germany. Following the European Council’s request for the elaboration of the EU Strategy for the Danube Region, the European Commission intends to develop a framework for Danube cooperation and a common action plan, bearing in mind the three “NO’s”: no new budget, no new institutions and no new legislation.

The CEI Award addressed to the film that best interprets the contemporary reality and dialogue between cultures has been assigned to the Bulgarian director Kamen Kalev for the feature film “Eastern Plays”. The international jury has selected this film “for the capability to tell a story with efficiency and proportion, a story that is emblematic of the problems linked with globalisation and at the same time stresses the profound humanity of the leading characters”.  

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