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

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

[I] Résultats de la Commission de ce jour - Outcome of today's Commission meeting

  • [01] Commission agrees five year Roadmap for Freedom Justice and Security
  • [II] Other news - Autres nouvelles

  • [02] Commission provides €28.3 million in humanitarian aid to vulnerable Palestinians
  • [03] L'UE déploie une mission d'observation électorale au Liban en vue des élections législatives
  • [04] EU-China Ministerial Troika in Beijing to mark the 30th Anniversary of EU-China Diplomatic Relations (11-12/05)
  • [05] Janez Potočnik to visit China to discuss Science and Technology Cooperation
  • [06] A new website and €6 million for match-making to find right business partner in the enlarged EU
  • [07] Autre matériel diffusé Midday Express of 2005-05-10 Reference: MEX/05/0510 Date: 10/05/2005 EXME05 / 10.5

    MIDDAY EXPRESS

    News from the Press and Communication Directorate General's midday briefing

    Nouvelles du rendez-vous de midi de la Direction Général Presse etb

    Communication

    10/05/05


  • [I] Résultats de la Commission de ce jour - Outcome of today's Commission meeting

    [01] Commission agrees five year Roadmap for Freedom Justice and Security

    (! embargo 17h00 !) The European Commission has launched its five year Action Plan for Freedom, Justice and Security - with detailed proposals for EU action on terrorism, migration management, visa policies, asylum, privacy and security, the fight against organised crime and criminal justice. This is a major policy initiative and a cornerstone of the Commission's Strategic Objectives for 2010 - built around prosperity, solidarity and security.

    [II] Other news - Autres nouvelles

    [02] Commission provides €28.3 million in humanitarian aid to vulnerable Palestinians

    The European Commission has allocated €28.3 million in humanitarian aid for one million Palestinians in the occupied territories and Lebanon. The aid will provide food, water and sanitation services, employment opportunities, health care, psychosocial support and protection for the poorest Palestinians and those most affected by movement restrictions. Assistance will be channelled through ECHO, the Commission's humanitarian aid department.

    [03] L'UE déploie une mission d'observation électorale au Liban en vue des élections législatives

    Suite un accord intervenu avec le gouvernement de la République libanaise, la Commission européenne va déployer, cette semaine, une mission d'observation électorale de l'Union européenne (MOE) l'occasion des élections législatives au Liban, qui devraient se dérouler les 29 mai, 5, 12 et 19 juin. La Commission se félicite de la tenue d'élections législatives véritablement démocratiques, qui permettront au Liban de réaffirmer sa pleine souveraineté, conformément la résolution 1559 du Conseil de sécurité des Nations unies. La MOE sera conduite par José Ignacio Salafranca Sánchez-Neyra, membre du Parlement européen - membre du comité des Affaires étrangères. La MOE est une nouvelle contribution de la Commission au soutien de la démocratie au Moyen-Orient et dans la région méditerranéenne.

    [04] EU-China Ministerial Troika in Beijing to mark the 30th Anniversary of EU-China Diplomatic Relations (11-12/05)

    European Commissioner Benita Ferrero-Waldner will visit Beijing on 11-12 May to participate in the EU-China Ministerial Troika, which will meet Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao, State Councillor Tang Jiaxuan and Chinese Minister of Foreign Affairs Li Zhaoxing. Discussions will cover EU-China bilateral relations including preparations for a new bilateral framework agreement and trade issues ; as well as international and regional affairs including Taiwan, North Korea, Burma/Myanmar and UN reform. The meetings will take place in the broader context of the celebrations of the 30th anniversary of EU-China diplomatic relations.

    [05] Janez Potočnik to visit China to discuss Science and Technology Cooperation

    On 12 and 13 May, Janez Potocnik, European Commissioner for Science and Research will attend the China-EU High Level Forum on Science and Technology Strategy in Beijing. He will also meet with the Chinese Minister for Science and technology Xu Guanhua and take part in events to celebrate 30 years of diplomatic relations between the EU and China. He will take part in the launch of CO-REACH, a network of European policy-makers and programme managers involved in promoting research cooperation with China in all fields of science, which aims to leads to great research cooperation between EU and China. EU and China have a Science and Technology Agreement, designed to encourage and increase scientific cooperation. The Forum will discuss, among other things, how to make the most of this agreement, to strengthen relations between China and the EU.

    [06] A new website and €6 million for match-making to find right business partner in the enlarged EU

    A new website (<a href="http://eic.cec.eu.int/PES">http://eic.cec.eu.int/PES) will facilitate the work of the Pan-European Business Cooperation Schemes (PES). 4,000 small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) from over 20 different economic sectors are being brought together in 32 matchmaking events at major international trade fairs over the next two years. This will help generate new business opportunities for SMEs from new and old Member States, candidate and neighbouring countries and strengthen both economic and social ties. SMEs not only make up much of Europe's economy, they have a crucial role to play in building bridges across borders within Europe and beyond. The Commission allocated a total of €6 million to the projects for the period September 2004 to September 2006.

    [07] Autre matériel diffusé

    The Hague Programme - 10 priorities for the next 5 years (! embargo 17h00 !) From EUROPA, the European Commission Server at http://europa.eu.int/

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