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European Commission Spokesman's Briefing for 01-10-05

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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 Service Presse et Communicationb

Midday Express 05/10/2001

  • [01] Commission clears venture between Tele Danmark Mobile International and CMG Wireless Data Solutions The European Commission has cleared a proposed joint venture called MIGway between Denmark's TDC Mobile International A/S and Anglo-Dutch firm CMG Wireless Data Solutions BV. The joint venture will provide wireless application infrastructure services for content and service providers on the Internet.
  • [02] Commission clears purchase of US medical device maker C.R. Bard by Tyco International The European Commission has approved a transaction whereby Bermuda-based company Tyco International Inc. acquires full ownership of US medical device maker C.R. Bard Inc. The Commission assessed the competitive impact of the operation in Europe and concluded that it would not give rise to any competition concerns.
  • [03] David Byrne se félicite des améliorations importantes apportées aux règles concernant la protection de la santé et de la sécurité des consommateurs David Byrne, commissaire européen chargé de la santé et de la protection des consommateurs, s'est félicité de l'adoption hier par le Parlement européen de la directive révisée relative à la sécurité générale des produits. Celle-ci apportera des améliorations significatives aux règles relatives à la protection de la santé et de la sécurité des consommateurs en ce qui concerne les produits non alimentaires. Elle actualisera, renforcera et complétera les règles actuelles, qui sont en vigueur depuis 1992. Le texte résultant de la conciliation avec le Conseil des ministres respecte les grands principes de la proposition initiale de la Commission de mars 2000 et établit un juste équilibre en résolvant les questions non réglées.
  • [04] Commission allocates euro 5 million in emergency aid for the Palestinian Territories The European Commission is providing a further euro 5 million in humanitarian assistance for the victims of the ongoing crisis in the West Bank and Gaza. More than 500 Palestinians have been killed and 14,000 injured since the fighting erupted in September 2000. In addition, the economic and social situation has grown progressively worse leading to a rapid deterioration in daily living conditions for much of the population. The aid will be channelled through the Humanitarian Aid Office (ECHO) which comes under the responsibility of Commissioner Poul Nielson.
  • [05] Commission allocates euro 2 million in humanitarian aid for East Timor The European Commission has approved a further euro 2 million for humanitarian assistance to the people of East Timor in the run-up to the territory's independence. The aid will be channelled through the Humanitarian Aid Office (ECHO) which comes under the responsibility of Commissioner Poul Nielson. Support will be focused on four sectors : shelter, health, psychosocial assistance and repatriation/resettlement.
  • [06] Fusion approuvée selon la procédure simplifiée Stora Enso Oyj / Stora Enso Timber
  • [07] Autre matériel diffusé Note on the EU/Africa ministerial meeting (11/10) Discours de Mme Reding : "Une approche nouvelle du développement de l'audiovisuel" à la réunion informelle des ministres de l'Audiovisuel (Mons, ! embargo 16h00 !) Speech by Anna Diamantopoulou : "How European policies take account of EU citizens in need of rehabilitation and care" at the Rehacare International Fair (Düsseldorf) Discours de M. Liikanen : "Les territoires de l'innovation'" au 12ème Festival international de Géographie (04, Saint-Dié-des-Vosges) Speech by Mario Monti : "Market definition as a cornerstone of EU competition policy" at the Workshop on Market Definition (Helsinki) Calendrier du 7 au 13 octobre

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