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European Commission Spokesman's Briefing for 06-05-18

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] European Union to deploy Election Observation Mission to Congo Elections
  • [02] Industrial property: Commission welcomes Parliament support on proposals linking EU design registration system with WIPO international system
  • [03] Des règles plus simples, plus efficaces et transparentes en ce qui concerne l'utilisation des crédits de l'UE
  • [04] Dalia Grybauskaité congratulates the European Parliament on the vote on the Interinstitutional Agreement
  • [05] "L'Union européenne et les droits de l'enfant" : la Commission révèle l'identité des équipes gagnantes d'un concours destiné tous les jeunes de l'UE
  • [06] Regional GDP per inhabitant in the EU25 - GDP per inhabitant in 2003 ranged from 33% of the EU25 average in Lubelskie to 278% in Inner London
  • [07] Rédiffusion
  • [08] Commissioner Kyprianou welcomes Parliament vote to amend EU rules on BSE
  • [09] Autre matériel diffusé Midday Express of 2006-05-18 Reference: MEX/06/0518 Date: 18/05/2006 EXME06 / 18.5

    MIDDAY EXPRESS

    News from the Communication Directorate General's midday briefing

    Nouvelles du rendez-vous de midi de la Direction Générale Communicationb

    18/05/06


  • [01] European Union to deploy Election Observation Mission to Congo Elections

    The European Commission will deploy an EU Election Observation Mission to observe the forthcoming presidential and legislative elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), now scheduled to take place on 30 July 2006. General Philippe Morillon, Member of the European Parliament, will head the EU Election Observation Mission as Chief Observer. Provided that there are adequate security conditions, an EU EOM team of roughly 200 members are expected to be deployed throughout the country on election day.

    [02] Industrial property: Commission welcomes Parliament support on proposals linking EU design registration system with WIPO international system

    The European Commission has welcomed the European Parliament's vote supporting the Commission's proposals to link the 'Community Design' system, which protects designs within the EU, with the international design registration system of the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO). The proposals would allow companies, with a single application, to obtain protection of a design not only throughout the EU with the Community Design, but also in the countries which are members of the Geneva Act of the Hague Agreement concerning the international registration of industrial designs. The first proposal relates to the accession of the European Community (EC) to the Geneva Act. The second proposal contains the necessary provisions to give effect to that accession, in particular through an amendment of Council Regulation No 6/2002 on Community Designs.

    [03] Des règles plus simples, plus efficaces et transparentes en ce qui concerne l'utilisation des crédits de l'UE

    Les modifications proposées simplifieront considérablement l'accès aux moyens financiers de l'UE tout en assurant la transparence et une gestion rigoureuse. Les nouvelles règles devraient entrer en vigueur d'ici 2007 afin de permettre l'UE de mettre en œuvre les programmes ambitieux prévus par le cadre financier 2007 2013.

    [04] Dalia Grybauskaité congratulates the European Parliament on the vote on the Interinstitutional Agreement

    The European Parliament approved on 17 May by a large majority of 440 votes, 190 against and 15 abstention, the Interinstitutional Agreement on budgetary discipline and sound financial management for the period 2007- 2013. "I welcome the result of the vote of the European Parliament", commented the European Commissioner for Financial Programming and Budget Dalia Grybauskaite.

    [05] "L'Union européenne et les droits de l'enfant" : la Commission révèle l'identité des équipes gagnantes d'un concours destiné tous les jeunes de l'UE

    "L'Union européenne et les droits de l'enfant". Tel était le titre d'un concours lancé le 30 mars dernier par M. Franco Frattini, vice-président de la Commission européenne chargé de la justice, de la liberté et de la sécurité. Les enfants et les adolescents européens, âgés de 10 18 ans, étaient invités créer une affiche sur les droits de l'enfant au sein de l'UE. Le concours visait sensibiliser ces jeunes citoyens européens aux actions de l'UE dans ce domaine. Après une première sélection au niveau national et une cérémonie de remise des prix organisée dans chaque pays de l'UE le 9 mai ou autour de cette date, les équipes lauréates des premiers prix nationaux ont été invitées Bruxelles pour une cérémonie européenne de remise des prix qui se déroule aujourd'hui 18 mai. Les meilleurs travaux seront utilisés dans les futures campagnes européennes de promotion des droits de l'enfant. La Commission mettra en place une stratégie de promotion et de protection des droits de l'enfant dans toutes ses politiques internes et externes dès le mois de juin 2006.

    [06] Regional GDP per inhabitant in the EU25 - GDP per inhabitant in 2003 ranged from 33% of the EU25 average in Lubelskie to 278% in Inner London

    In 2003, GDP per inhabitant, expressed in terms of purchasing power standards, in the EU25's 254 NUTS-2 regions ranged from 33% of the EU25 average in the region of Lubelskie in Poland, to 278% of the average in Inner London in the United Kingdom. This information is taken from data released by Eurostat. One region in seven above 125% of the EU25 average. The three leading regions in the ranking of regional GDP per inhabitant in 2003 were Inner London in the United Kingdom (278% of the average), Bruxelles-Capitale in Belgium (238%) and the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg (234%). Among the 37 regions exceeding the 125% level, seven were in Germany, six each in Italy and the United Kingdom, five in the Netherlands, three in Austria, two each in Belgium and Finland, one region each in the Czech Republic, Spain, France, Ireland and Sweden, and the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. The only region in this group amongst the new Member States was Praha in the Czech Republic (138%). It should be noted, however, that in some regions the GDP per inhabitant figures can be significantly influenced by commuter flows. Net commuter inflows in these regions push up production to a level that could not be achieved by the resident active population on its own. The result is that GDP per inhabitant can be overestimated in these regions and underestimated in regions with commuter outflows. ...and one in four below 75%. The six lowest regions in the ranking were all in Poland: Lubelskie and Podkarpackie (both 33% of the average), Podlaskie (36%), Świtokrzyskie, Warmińsko-Mazurskie and Opolskie (all 37%). Among the 60 regions below the 75% level, sixteen were in Poland, seven in the Czech Republic, six in Hungary, five each in Greece and Italy, four each in Germany, France (all overseas departments) and Portugal, three in Slovakia, two regions in Spain, and Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Malta. The lowest ranked region amongst the old Member States was Norte in Portugal (57%).

    [07] Rédiffusion

    [08] Commissioner Kyprianou welcomes Parliament vote to amend EU rules on BSE

    Markos Kyprianou, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection, today welcomed the European Parliament’s vote to amend the TSE Regulation, paving the way for First Reading Agreement on this dossier. The amendments to the Regulation will provide the Commission with a legal framework to propose changes to certain BSE measures, as outlined in the TSE Roadmap published last July (see MEMO/05/263). The text backed by Parliament today will also bring the EU system of categorising countries according to BSE risk into line with the new, simplified, international system drawn up by the World Animal Health Organisation (OIE). The amended TSE Regulation is now expected to be endorsed by Council and enter into effect before the summer break. The Commission plans to put forward the first proposals to change certain BSE-related rules before the end of 2006.

    [09] Autre matériel diffusé

    Questions and answers on Interinstitutional Agreement on Budgetary Discipline and Sound Financial Management 2007-2013

    Note on Education, Youth Affairs and Culture Council (18-19/05)

    Note on Education, Youth Affairs and Culture Council - audiovisual and media aspects (18-19/05)

    Commission proposal for a modernisation of the Television without Frontiers Directive - frequently asked questions

    Speech by Vice-President Frattini on « The European Union and the rights of the child” at the European Competition Awards Ceremony

    Speech by Joaquín Almunia at the 2006 Brussels Economic Forum

    Speech by Charlie McCreevy on “Financial Capital Markets Integration in Europe” at the Reuters Newsmaker Event in Shangai

    Speech by Charlie McCreevy on “Financial Markets and Globalisation” at the China-Europe International Business School in Shangai From EUROPA, the European Commission Server at http://europa.eu.int/


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