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European Commission Spokesman's Briefing for 05-11-28

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] 83% des entreprises européennes pratiquant la "diversité sur le lieu de travail" en tirent des avantages commerciaux
  • [02] Emissions trading : companies want longer-term certainty and predictability
  • [03] Slovakia joins Exchange Rate Mechanism (ERMII)
  • [04] Implementating the EU Landfill Directive : joint conference by the European Commission and Committee of the Regions
  • [05] Joe Borg outlines the role of regions and cities under Euro- Mediterranean Partnership
  • [06] Autre matériel diffusé Midday Express of 2005-11-28 Reference: MEX/05/1128 Date: 28/11/2005 EXME03 / 28.11

    MIDDAY EXPRESS

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

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

    Communication

    28/11/05


  • [01] 83% des entreprises européennes pratiquant la "diversité sur le lieu de travail" en tirent des avantages commerciaux

    Selon une nouvelle enquête de la Commission européenne, 83% des entreprises qui appliquent des politiques en faveur de la diversité reconnaissent que celles-ci sont commercialement rentables. Les principaux avantages commerciaux qu'elles en tirent sont notamment la possibilité de recruter de la main-d'oeuvre parmi un éventail plus large de travailleurs et de maintenir plus longtemps en poste les meilleurs d'entre eux, d'établir des relations communautaires plus solides et de donner une meilleure image de l'entreprise. Et pourtant, près de la moitié de toutes les entreprises ayant répondu l'enquête doivent encore introduire une telle politique. Si les entreprises au nord et l'ouest de l'Union européenne ont une plus longue habitude et expérience des politiques en faveur de la diversité, celles établies au sud de l'Europe et dans les nouveaux Etats membres insistent sur la nécessité de recevoir plus d'informations sur la manière d'introduire ces politiques. Le nouveau rapport met l'accent sur les politiques de la diversité qui favorisent l'absence de toute discrimination sur le lieu de travail pour des raisons d'origine ethnique ou raciale, de handicap, de religion ou de croyance, d'âge et d'orientation sexuelle.

    [02] Emissions trading : companies want longer-term certainty and predictability

    The European Commission has released first highlights of a recent stakeholder consultation on the EU emissions trading scheme, which attracted over 300 responses. One of the main findings is that companies across sectors demand longer-term certainty and predictability about the scheme and in particular the allocation of emission allowances. The more certainty and lead-time they have, the easier it will be for them to invest in the right technologies for the future. The results of the consultation are feeding into an ongoing review of the emissions trading scheme. The scheme aims to cost-effectively reduce greenhouse gas emissions from industrial and power plants.

    [03] Slovakia joins Exchange Rate Mechanism (ERMII)

    At the request of the Slovak authorities, euro zone ministers together with the European Central Bank, the ministers and the central bank governors of Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Slovenia and Slovakia decided on 25 November to include the Slovak koruna in ERM II. The central rate of the Slovak koruna was set at 1 euro = 38.4550 koruna. The decision was taken by mutual agreement and followed a procedure involving the European Commission. Seven of the ten countries that joined the European Union in 2004 are now members of ERM II. To adopt the euro, among other criteria, an EU country must have participated in ERMII for at least two years.

    For details on the inclusion of the koruna in the ERM II see statement on the site of the ECB: <a href="http://www.ecb.int/press/pr/date/2005/html/pr051125_2.en.html">http://www.ecb.int/press/pr/date/2005/html/pr051125_2.en.html

    For background on ERMII members and procedures, see MEMO/05/147 of 2 May 2005.

    [04] Implementating the EU Landfill Directive : joint conference by the European Commission and Committee of the Regions

    The European Environment Commissioner Stavros Dimas will be the keynote speaker at a Brussels conference on implementation of the EU Landfill Directive on 30 November. The conference is being organised jointly by the European Commission and the Committee of the Regions and will be held at the Borschette conference centre. The Landfill Directive, which entered force in 2001, sets detailed technical standards for waste landfills with the aim of preventing and minimising negative effects on the environment, such as soil and water pollution and emissions of methane, a powerful greenhouse gas. It also requires a phased reduction in the amount of biodegradable waste dumped in landfills. Commissioner Dimas commented : "The Landfill Directive can significantly reduce the impacts of waste management if it is well implemented. Regional and local authorities play a crucial role in its implementation, which is why I greatly appreciate the cooperation with the Committee of the Regions in this area."

    [05] Joe Borg outlines the role of regions and cities under Euro- Mediterranean Partnership

    Addressing the Euromed Regions and Cities Conference at the Euro- Mediterranean Summit in Barcelona, on 26 November, Joe Borg, European Commissioner for Fisheries and Maritime Affairs, outlined the role of regions and cities in the successful implementation of the measures taken under the Euro-Mediterranean Partnership. In his speech, Commissioner Borg focused on the important contribution that the joint commitment of regions and cities around the Mediterranean Sea could make in achieving the objectives set under this Partnership. He therefore invited them to become actively engaged "in the consultations on a future all-embracing maritime policy. I am quite certain that the Green Paper and the many activities related to the sea and the development of coastal regions around Europe will provide fertile ground on which to exchange best practices and ideas as to future policies to the benefit of all involved, especially those in the Mediterranean regions."

    [06] Autre matériel diffusé

    Speech by Olli Rehn : "Accession negotiations with Turkey: fulfilling the criteria" to European Economic and Social Committee

    Speech by Louis Michel : "The development policy of the European Union: a common vision to eradicate poverty" (London)

    Speech by Franco Frattini : "Internal and external dimension of fighting terrorism" at 4th Congress on European defence (Berlin, ! embargo 13h00 !)

    Speech by Franco Frattini : "Migration and development: the European policy" to Forza Italia meeting (26/11, Bologna)

    Speech by Benita Ferrero-Waldner : "Euromed and the Media" at the European Institute of the Mediterranean (IEMed) (25/11, Barcelona)

    Speech by Olli Rehn : "Bosnia and Herzegovina: moving closer to Europe" at official opening of the SAA negotiations (25/11, Sarajevo) From EUROPA, the European Commission Server at http://europa.eu.int/


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