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European Commission Spokesman's Briefing for 02-03-08

Midday Express: News from the EU Commission Spokesman's Briefings Directory - Previous Article - Next Article

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


CONTENTS / CONTENU

  • [01] Anna Diamantopoulou chairs the Commission's conference on international women's day dedicated to Muslim Women
  • [02] Romano Prodi met with Boris Trajkovski
  • [03] Romano Prodi met with Siim Kallas
  • [04] Commission clears KPN's acquisition of sole control over E-Plus
  • [05] A statistical panorama on distributive trades in Europe - significant structural differences between Member States
  • [06] Commission approves €27 million humanitarian aid package for refugees in Tanzania
  • [07] Philippines : Commission adopts framework for cooperation (Country Strategy Paper)
  • [08] Forum sur les compétences au 21ème siècle rencontre entre Viviane Reding, Gerhard Schröder et José Maria Aznar à Berlin
  • [09] Autre matériel diffusé Midday Express 08/03/2002 TXT: FR ENPDF:DOC:Midday Express 08/03/2002

  • [01] Anna Diamantopoulou chairs the Commission's conference on international women's day dedicated to Muslim Women

    European Equal Opportunities Commissioner Anna Diamantopoulou will chair the Commission's annual conference on international women's day dedicated to "Muslim Women in Europe: voices to be heard in the intercultural dialogue" today at 12h30. She will stress : "Today we have chosen to focus on Muslim women in Europe ; their contribution to our society, and the barriers many of them face on a daily basis - from stereotyping, to harassment, to violence and abuse. Muslim women face all too often the dual barriers of racism, because of their faith and ethnicity, and sexism, because of their gender. If we are to make a real difference, fear and suspicion must give way to dialogue and trust ; discrimination and hostility to equality and respect. Upholding and defending these democratic principles and values, especially equality between the sexes, upon which the European Union is based, is a shared responsibility : Muslim communities, public authorities, the media and all of civil society have their part to play. Let the dialogue now begin."

    [02] Romano Prodi met with Boris Trajkovski

    The President of the European Commission, Romano Prodi, yesterday met with Boris Trajkovski, President of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, in Brussels. The discussions concentrated on the situation in the country and the Balkan region. They also talked about the forthcoming Donors' Meeting (12 March in Brussels), the ratification process of the Stability and Association Agreement and the possibility to increase student exchange between the EU and the former Yugoslav Republic Macedonia.

    [03] Romano Prodi met with Siim Kallas

    The President of the European Commission, Romano Prodi, yesterday met with Mr Siim Kallas, Prime Minister of Estonia, in Brussels. Their talks concentrated on the enlargement negotiations.

    [04] Commission clears KPN's acquisition of sole control over E-Plus

    The European Commission has cleared the proposed acquisition by Dutch telecommunications operator KPN of sole control over Germany's third largest mobile phone operator E-Plus. The Commission has found that the transaction would not raise any competition concerns in either the German or Dutch mobile telephony markets or in any other related markets.

    [05] A statistical panorama on distributive trades in Europe - significant structural differences between Member States

    According to a comprehensive study on the European distribution sector, published today by Eurostat, with around 5 million enterprises in the EU and more than 22 million people employed in 1999, the distributive trades sector plays an important role in the economy. In the EU, the distributive trades accounted for about 13% of total value added in 1997 and employed nearly 16% of total employment. In 1999, retail trade accounted for almost 60% of all businesses in the distributive trades, half of all jobs, and around 30% of total turnover. Wholesale trade represented 27% of all businesses, one third of total employment but was the most important activity with regard to turnover (around 55% of the total). The third sub- sector, motor trade, occupied a smaller share : 13% for the number of businesses, 15% for employment and 16% for turnover.

    [06] Commission approves €27 million humanitarian aid package for refugees in Tanzania

    The European Commission, through its Humanitarian Aid Office (ECHO), has adopted a Global Plan for 2002 worth €27 million in humanitarian assistance for refugee populations in Tanzania. The funds will support a range of activities including food aid, logistics, water/sanitation, health, nutrition, shelter and protection. The new decision helps to ensure the continuation of the care and maintenance operation in the refugee camps of Western Tanzania, implemented by ECHO's UN, Red Cross and NGO partners. Tanzania continues to host almost half a million people who have fled from conflict in neighbouring countries. This is one of the largest refugee caseloads in the world. The majority of the refugees come from Burundi (more than 350,000) and the Democratic Republic of Congo (almost 120,000). The EU is one of the largest contributors to the refugee crisis in Tanzania. ECHO, which comes under the responsibility of Commissioner Poul Nielson, has channelled more than €90 million in humanitarian assistance to Tanzania since 1998.

    [07] Philippines : Commission adopts framework for cooperation (Country Strategy Paper)

    On 7th March 2002, the European Commission adopted a the Country Strategy Paper for the Philippines, which sets out a five year strategy for its financial assistance to the Philippines. At the same time, it announced that over the next three years, 2002-2004, an indicative sum of €51 million has been earmarked for the Philippines to finance this strategy. The paper has been prepared in consultation with the Government of the Philippines and EU Member States.

    [08] Forum sur les compétences au 21ème siècle rencontre entre Viviane Reding, Gerhard Schröder et José Maria Aznar à Berlin

    A l'occasion du Sommet sur les compétences au 21ème siècle, organisé hier et aujourd'hui à Berlin par la Fondation Bertelsmann, Viviane Reding, Commissaire européenne en charge de l'Education et de la Culture, s'est entretenue avec le chancelier allemand et le Premier ministre espagnol de thèmes qui seront à l'agenda du Conseil européen de Barcelone la semaine prochaine.

    [09] Autre matériel diffusé

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