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European Commission Spokesman's Briefing for 06-07-10

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

  • [01] Mauritanie : nouvelles mesures pour éviter l'émigration clandestine vers l'UE
  • [02] La Commission incite les Etats membres prendre des mesures concernant les mini-motos
  • [03] Commission clears acquisition of Inco by Teck Cominco
  • [04] Capital duty : Commission requests Spain to amend its legislation on the fees for the registration of capital increases in the Commercial Register
  • [05] Droit d'apport : la Commission décide de poursuivre l'Espagne devant la Cour de justice pour infractions la directive sur le droit d'apport
  • [06] Commission requests the United Kingdom to end discrimination of foreign charities
  • [07] Statement by José Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission on the elections in Mexico (09/07)
  • [08] Vice-President Günter Verheugen to visit Japan on 13-14 July to boost bilateral economic cooperation
  • [09] Autre matériel diffusé Midday Express of 2006-07-10 Reference: MEX/06/0710 Date: 10/07/2006 EXME06 / 10.7

    MIDDAY EXPRESS

    News from the Communication Directorate General's midday briefing

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

    10/07/06


  • [01] Mauritanie : nouvelles mesures pour éviter l'émigration clandestine vers l'UE

    La Commission européenne a adopté un ensemble de mesures afin d'aider la Mauritanie endiguer le flux d'émigrants clandestins vers les îles Canaries. Ce programme, d'un montant de €2,45 millions, financé sur le mécanisme de réaction rapide, se veut une réponse l'afflux massif d'émigrants dans les îles Canaries. Il a été conçu en coopération étroite avec les autorités espagnoles et l'administration française a également apporté une contribution utile. Les activités prévues viseront essentiellement aider la Mauritanie gérer ses frontières maritimes et terrestres et rapatrier les migrants vers leur pays d'origine, et mettront l'accent sur des mesures destinées en premier lieu dissuader les candidats au départ de quitter leur pays d'origine pour tenter une traversée maritime périlleuse. Cette initiative s'inscrit dans le contexte plus vaste des efforts que déploie l'Union européenne pour mieux gérer les migrations en partenariat avec les pays tiers, ce qui suppose également des initiatives touchant aux migrations légales ainsi qu'aux migrations et au développement.

    [02] La Commission incite les Etats membres prendre des mesures concernant les mini-motos

    La Commission européenne a écrit aujourd'hui aux Etats membres afin de les inciter prendre des mesures pour éviter des accidents graves impliquant des mini-motos. Ces derniers mois, la Commission a reçu des Etats membres dix notifications concernant des mini-motos dans le "Système d'alerte rapide" de la directive sur la sécurité générale des produits (RAPEX). Ces engins ne présentent pas les normes de sécurité requises et sont considérés comme extrêmement dangereux conduire. Plusieurs accidents mortels ont été recensés ces derniers temps.

    [03] Commission clears acquisition of Inco by Teck Cominco

    The European Commission has granted clearance under the EU Merger Regulation to the acquisition of sole control of Inco Limited of Canada by Teck Cominco Limited, also of Canada. Inco is an international mining and metals group, producing various nickel products, copper metal, precious metals, cobalt, sulphuric acid and liquid sulphur dioxide. Teck Cominco's primary business activities include the mining, smelting and refining of zinc. It also produces copper concentrate and metallurgical coal and, to a lesser extent, a number of other metals. The operation was examined under the simplified merger review procedure.

    [04] Capital duty : Commission requests Spain to amend its legislation on the fees for the registration of capital increases in the Commercial Register

    The European Commission has sent Spain a formal request to amend the way in which the fees for the registration of capital increases in the Commercial Register are applied. The Commission is of the opinion that these fees are not in line with the Capital Duty Directive as they are not calculated on the basis of the cost of the service rendered. This request is in the form of reasoned opinions, the second stage of the infringement procedure under Article 226 of the Treaty. If Spain does not amend its laws within two months, the Commission may refer the cases to the Court of Justice.

    [05] Droit d'apport : la Commission décide de poursuivre l'Espagne devant la Cour de justice pour infractions la directive sur le droit d'apport

    La Commission européenne a décidé de saisir la Cour de justice contre l'Espagne pour plusieurs infractions la directive sur le droit d'apport. L'Espagne n'a pas modifié sa législation, en dépit de la mise en demeure que lui a adressée la Commission en date du 13 juillet 2005 (<a href="http://europa.eu/rapid/pressReleasesAction.do?reference=IP/05/933&format=HTML&aged=1&language=FR&guiLanguage=fr">IP/05/933).

    [06] Commission requests the United Kingdom to end discrimination of foreign charities

    The European Commission has sent the United Kingdom a formal request to end discrimination of foreign charities. The United Kingdom allows tax relief for gifts to charities, but only if they are established in the UK. Charities in other Member States are excluded from the relief and the Commission considers that this discrimination is contrary to the EC Treaty. The request is in the form of a 'reasoned opinion' under Article 226 of the EC Treaty. If the United Kingdom does not reply satisfactorily to the reasoned opinion within two months the Commission may refer the matter to the European Court of Justice.

    [07] Statement by José Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission on the elections in Mexico (09/07)

    "I congratulate the Mexican people for having carried out a civic act of democracy in an exemplary manner. The Mexican Federal Electoral Institute has carried out the job in a transparent manner, as confirmed by the EU electoral observation mission in Mexico. I present my congratulations to Mr Felipe Calderon, elected candidate. I am aware that the results of the Presidential elections are very tight and that the candidate of the Party of the Democratic Revolution, Mr Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has declared his intention to file an appeal. The European Commission is confident that the Mexican institutions will be able to deal with the present situation in a transparent and fair manner. We are also confident that all parties involved will continue to show moderation and full respect of democratic principles as it was the case during the electoral process so far. The European Commission remains committed to its excellent relations with Mexico."

    [08] Vice-President Günter Verheugen to visit Japan on 13-14 July to boost bilateral economic cooperation

    European Commission Vice-President Günter Verheugen, responsible for enterprise and industry policy will be visiting Tokyo on 13-14 July to explore new ways of enhancing economic cooperation with Japan. Mr Verheugen is expected to meet with his Japanese counterparts to discuss bilateral issues to enhance competitiveness, in particular ways to promote innovation, the protection of intellectual property rights (IPR) and a more efficient fight against counterfeiting. Also on the agenda are ways to improving the framework conditions for European and Japanese business. During his trip, Vice-President Verheugen will also meet European and Japanese business representatives (the European Business Council in Japan and Nippon Keidanren, the Japanese Business Federation). He will also attend the annual meeting of the EU-Japan Business Dialogue Round Table and hold a press conference in the Japan National Press Club on 13 July at 4pm.

    [09] Autre matériel diffusé

    FAQs : the G8 Summit

    Preparation of Eurogroup and Economic and Finance Ministers Council, (Brussels, 10-11/07)

    Commission and FIFA sign a memorandum of understanding for football in Africa, in the Caribbean and Pacific countries (09/07)

    Avian influenza H5N1 confirmed in a wild bird in Spain : authorities applying precautionary measures

    Discours de M. Vladimir pidla : "Reconstruire notre Europe ? Ce qui fut, Ce qui est, Ce qu'on veut, Ce qu'on peut, Ce qu'on doit..." la conférence-débat : "L'Europe sociale, utopie ou réalité?" de la Convention des jeunes citoyens européens 2006 (Cluny, F)

    Discours d'ouverture de Mme Ferrero-Waldner la Conférence ministérielle euro-africaine sur la migration et le développement (Rabat) From EUROPA, the European Commission Server at http://europa.eu.int/


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