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European Commission Spokesman's Briefing for 99-05-21

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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-Parole 21/05/1999b


CONTENTS / CONTENU

  • [01] Le marché unique de l'aviation est un réel succès qui doit être conforté en prévision des défis mondiaux que l'Europe va devoir relever
  • [02] Amended proposal for Directive on copyright and related rights in the information society
  • [03] Fiscalité : la Commission décide de saisir la Cour de Justice à l'encontre de la Finlande et de la France
  • [04] Extension of flight ban between the territories of the EU and the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
  • [05] Yves-Thibault de Silguy : "The euro is a factor for stability and a force for change"

  • [01] Le marché unique de l'aviation est un réel succès qui doit être conforté en prévision des défis mondiaux que l'Europe va devoir relever

    Depuis que le marché a été libéralisé, les compagnies aériennes européennes ont considérablement amélioré leurs résultats économiques et financiers et ont créé des emplois. La Communication de la Commission, intitulée "Le secteur des transports aériens en Europe: du marché unique aux défis mondiaux", reflète le souci constant de la Commission de surveiller les effets de la libéralisation sur le marché de l'aviation civile afin de s'assurer qu'elle profite aussi bien aux exploitants qu'aux utilisateurs de transports aériens. Dans cette Communication, la Commission, tout en se déclarant satisfaite des évolutions positives constatées ces dernières années dans l'Union européenne, attire l'attention sur le fait que les compagnies aériennes européennes restent fragiles sur le plan commercial en comparaison de leurs principaux concurrents, nord-américains pour la plupart.

    [02] Amended proposal for Directive on copyright and related rights in the information society

    An amended proposal for a Directive on copyright and of related rights in the Information Society has been presented by the European Commission. The proposed Directive would establish a level playing field for copyright protection in the new environment, and in particular cover the reproduction right, the communication to the public right, the distribution right, and legal protection of anti-copying and rights management systems. Throughout the legislative process, the Commission has paid particular attention to safeguarding a fair balance between all the rights and interests involved. The amended proposal includes a majority but not all of the changes sought by the European Parliament in its February 1999 Opinion on the Commission's original proposal (see IP/97/1100 and MEMO/97/108), in accordance with the undertakings given by the Commission to the Parliament at the time. The amended proposal would continue to require Member States to provide network operators with an exception from the reproduction right for certain technical acts of reproduction (such as certain 'cache' copies arising during transmission over the Internet) and recognise that Member States may provide rightholders with fair compensation for private copying by analogue as well as digital means in accordance with their legal traditions and practices.

    [03] Fiscalité : la Commission décide de saisir la Cour de Justice à l'encontre de la Finlande et de la France

    La Commission européenne a décidé de saisir la Cour de Justice européenne à l'encontre de la Finlande pour non respect des règles communautaires en matière d'accises (car elle applique un taux réduit au fuel utilisé comme carburant) et à l'encontre de la France pour non respect de la sixième Directive TVA. En effet, la législation française admet que, dans certains cas, les pourboires puissent ne pas être pris en compte lors du calcul de la base imposable TVA .

    [04] Extension of flight ban between the territories of the EU and the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia

    The European Commission has adopted a proposal for a Council Regulation extending the flight ban which was imposed by the Council Regulation 1901/98 on flights of Yugoslav carriers between the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (FRY) and the European Union (EU). This Regulation was subsequently amended to permit Montenegro Airlines to execute charter flights under certain conditions. The current proposal, which repeals Regulation 1901/98, extends the scope prohibiting not only flights by Yugoslav carriers between the EU and the FRY but also flights between these territories by EU and third country carriers. In addition, aircraft registered in the FRY or operated by Yugoslav carriers should not be allowed to land in or take off from EU territory. The prohibition to fly is complemented by the revocation of operating authorisations and a prohibition to grant or renew such authorisations. It is proposed that as regards aircraft other than Yugoslav aircraft, the ban should apply to commercially operated aircraft and aircraft operated for private purposes. Exceptions are made for landings in case of emergencies as well as for flight for strictly humanitarian purposes.

    [05] Yves-Thibault de Silguy : "The euro is a factor for stability and a force for change"

    Speaking at the annual meeting of the International Securities Markets Association, European Commissioner for economic, monetary and financial affairs, Yves-Thibault de Silguy, said : "The present limited and temporary slowdown in Europe would no doubt have been much more severe without the protective shield of the euro". "The sound economic and monetary policies of recent years have helped to stimulate growth. At the same time they are strengthening the image of the euro on the markets. In particular, progress towards sounder public finances is boosting growth". "We can therefore be optimistic about the outlook for the euro zone economy. According to the Commission's spring forecasts, growth should be 2.2% in 1999 and could rise to 2.7% the following year. These figures are broadly in line with the forecasts published by the OECD earlier this week. As growth recovers, employment should also increase."

    MIDDAY EXPRESS


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