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European Commission Spokesman's Briefing for 05-07-04

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] Cinq milliards d'investissements dans la signalisation ferroviaire
  • [02] Erasmus Mundus : European universities to welcome almost 1000 third- countries graduates and academics to study and teach in the EU in 2005-2006
  • [03] Mai 2005 par rapport Ă avril 2005 : baisse des prix Ă la production industrielle de 0,2% dans la zone euro et dans l'UE25
  • [04] Commission clears acquisition of YBR Group by Macquarie and CDPQ
  • [05] Commission approves joint venture between BP and Nova Chemicals
  • [06] Sahel food crisis : Commission earmarks €6.6 million in humanitarian aid for Niger and Mali
  • [07] Janez PotoÄŤnik Ă Cadarache, futur site d'ITER (03/07)
  • [08] Autre matĂ©riel diffusĂ© Midday Express of 2005-07-04 Reference: MEX/05/0704 Date: 04/07/2005 EXME05 / 4.7

    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

    04/07/05


  • [01] Cinq milliards d'investissements dans la signalisation ferroviaire

    La Commission européenne a adopté aujourd'hui une Communication présentant sa stratégie pour déployer le système européen harmonisé de signalisation ferroviaire - ERTMS, "European Rail Traffic Management System" / ETCS European Train Control System - sur les grands axes prioritaires du réseau transeuropéen. ERTMS a déjà fait l'objet d'un protocole d'accord conclu le 17 mars dernier entre l'industrie de la signalisation, les entreprises ferroviaires, les gestionnaires d'infrastructure et la Commission (IP/05/321). "L'Europe du ferroviaire reste à construire", a déclaré Jacques Barrot, vice-président de la Commission en charge des Transports. "ERTMS est un grand projet industriel européen qui devrait générer plus de cinq milliards d'euros d'investissements d'ici à 2017."

    [02] Erasmus Mundus : European universities to welcome almost 1000 third- countries graduates and academics to study and teach in the EU in 2005-2006

    The European Commission has selected 803 third-country students and 133 third-country scholars from all over the world to receive Erasmus Mundus scholarships for the next academic year (2005-2006). The students will study in Europe for one or two years to obtain a European masters' degree from one of the 35 Erasmus Mundus masters courses. They will follow their courses in at least two universities in two different countries, giving them the opportunity to familiarise themselves with European lifestyles, cultures and languages. The scholars will instead spend an average of three months in Europe working for one of the Erasmus Mundus masters courses.

    [03] Mai 2005 par rapport Ă avril 2005 : baisse des prix Ă la production industrielle de 0,2% dans la zone euro et dans l'UE25

    L'indice des prix à la production industrielle dans la zone euro a baissé de 0,2% en mai 2005 par rapport au mois précédent, selon Eurostat. Dans l'UE25, les prix ont également reculé de 0,2% en mai 2005. En avril, les prix avaient augmenté de 0,5% dans la zone euro et de 0,4% dans l'UE25. En mai 2005, par rapport à mai 2004, les prix à la production industrielle se sont accrus de 3,5% dans la zone euro et de 4,5% dans l'UE25.

    [04] Commission clears acquisition of YBR Group by Macquarie and CDPQ

    The European Commission has granted clearance under the EU Merger Regulation to the acquisition of joint control of Yellow Brick Road (YBR) Group of The Netherlands by Macquarie Bank Limited (Macquarie) of Australia and Caisse de Depôt et Placement du Québec (CDPQ) of Canada. Macquarie provides specialist financial and investment banking services. Whilst the major part of its business lies in Australia and Asia, Macquarie also has a number of operations within the EU. CDPQ is recognised as one of Québec's leading financial institutions and is the largest institutional fund manager in Canada. YBR Group's main business activities are the publication and supply of a wide variety of telephone directories, both in printed and electronic form, the sale of advertising space in these directories and the provision of directory assistance services. The group further provides a range of call centre services. YBR Group operates in the Netherlands, Finland, Austria, the Czech Republic, France, Slovakia and Gibraltar, as well as through a joint venture in Poland. The operation was examined under the simplified merger review procedure.

    [05] Commission approves joint venture between BP and Nova Chemicals

    The European Commission has cleared under the EU Merger Regulation a proposed joint venture which combines the polystyrene and expandable polystyrene interests of the British group BP and the Canadian company Nova Chemicals. The Commission concluded that the transaction would not significantly impede effective competition in the EEA or any substantial part of it.

    [06] Sahel food crisis : Commission earmarks €6.6 million in humanitarian aid for Niger and Mali

    The European Commission has moved to provide significant emergency funding for vulnerable populations living on the southern fringe of the Sahara Desert. The package, consisting mainly of targeted nutritional support, involves €4.6 million for Niger and €2 million for Mali. The funds will be managed by the European Commission's humanitarian aid department (ECHO), which comes under the responsibility of Commissioner Louis Michel.

    [07] Janez PotoÄŤnik Ă Cadarache, futur site d'ITER (03/07)

    Le Commissaire européen pour la Science et la Recherche, Janez Potočnik, s'est rendu ce dimanche sur le site français choisi en tout début de semaine pour accueillir le projet international sur la fusion contrôlée : le projet ITER. Accompagné par des représentants du gouvernement français et de la communauté européenne de la recherche sur la fusion, M. Potočnik a salué l'importance et la qualité de la coopération européenne dans le domaine de la fusion, à l'origine de ce résultat positif.

    [08] Autre matériel diffusé

    L'ERTMS en 10 questions

    Speech by Mariann Fischer Boel : "CAP deserves recognition" at The Royal Show (03/07, Stoneleigh Park) From EUROPA, the European Commission Server at http://europa.eu.int/


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