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European Commission Spokesman's Briefing for 98-07-16

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From: EUROPA, the European Commission Server at <http://europa.eu.int>

MIDDAY EXPRESS

News from the Spokesman's midday briefing

Nouvelles du rendez-vous de midi du Porte-Paroleb

16/07/98


CONTENTS / CONTENU

  • [01] Services : la Commission décide d'envoyer un avis motivé à l'Allemagne pour des restrictions sur la vente directe de disques compacts
  • [02] Meeting of the EU-Russian Federation sub-committee on customs issues on July 15
  • [03] Tacis action programme 1998 for Russia : invitations for letters of interest

  • [01] Services : la Commission décide d'envoyer un avis motivé à l'Allemagne pour des restrictions sur la vente directe de disques compacts

    La Commission européenne a décidé d'envoyer un avis motivé à l'Allemagne dont la législation, qui interdit les opérations promotionnelles (rabais et primes), fait obstacle à la fourniture de services en provenance d'autres Etats membres. A la suite d'une plainte de la part d'un opérateur ayant lancé des Clubs CD (qui offrent aux adhérents des services tels que des informations, des catalogues, des promotions, etc.) dans plusieurs Etats membres, la Commission considère que la législation allemande crée une restriction disproportionnée à l'offre de ces services, ainsi qu'à la vente de disques compacts dans le cadre d'un "Club", de la part d'un nouvel entrant sur le marché allemand. L'avis motivé constitue la deuxième étape de la procédure d'infraction prévue à l'article 169 du Traité. Dans l'absence d'une réponse satisfaisante dans un délai de deux mois après réception par l'Allemagne, la Commission pourrait saisir la Cour de justice européenne.

    [02] Meeting of the EU-Russian Federation sub-committee on customs issues on July 15

    Cooperation on the fight against fraud and smuggling in the European Union (EU) and Russia, with a view to protecting state revenue collection, was discussed at the first meeting of the EU-Russian Federation sub-committee on customs issues on 15 July 1998. The participants also examined ways to facilitate international trade and thereby improve European investment in Russia. Particular attention was devoted to transit issues. In particular, the functioning of the TIR system on Russian territory has given rise to considerable concern. A second issue discussed was the growing problem of fraud arising from false declarations of the customs value of goods imported into Russia. Both sides considered that this was a fruitful first meeting in a formal forum and that future cooperation in the customs domain between the EU and Russia should build on the mutual trust established in this framework.

    [03] Tacis action programme 1998 for Russia : invitations for letters of interest

    The European Commission invites companies and organisations from the European Union (EU) and the New Independent States (NIS) to express their interest in projects for the Russian Federation. Grant finance and know- how is provided through the Tacis Action Programme which aims to support the development of societies based on political freedom and economic prosperity in the NIS and Mongolia. In the case of Russia, the EU offers grants amounting to ECU 107.5 million for 33 selected projects in the field of human resources and social protection, energy and environment, enterprise restructuring, transport and telecommunications as well as food production. Detailed information on each project and how to express interest in an invitation to tender can be obtained from the Phare/Tacis Information Centre (+32-2 5459010) or the Tacis Web site under "contract information" (http://europa.eu.int/comm/dg1a/tacis/index/htm). Deadline for the expression of interests is 27 August, 1998. In its first six years of operation, 1991-1997, Tacis has committed ECU 3,300 million to launch more than 2,500 projects.

    MIDDAY EXPRESS


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