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European Commission Spokesman's Briefing for 07-09-24

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From: EUROPA, the European Commission Server at <http://europa.eu.int>


CONTENTS / CONTENU

  • [01] Budget 2006 : l'amélioration de la qualité des dépenses de l'UE se confirme
  • [02] Les Journées européennes de l'emploi rassembleront des milliers d'employeurs et de demandeurs d'emploi
  • [03] Commission informed of Bluetongue in the UK
  • [04] Commission clears acquisition of Abbey Life by Deutsche Bank
  • [05] Commission approves proposed acquisition of Kemira GrowHow by Yara, subject to commitments
  • [06] La Commission autorise le projet d'acquisition de l'opérateur One par France Télécom et la société d'investissement privée Mid Europa Partners
  • [07] Cohesion policy 2007-2013 : jobs and growth drive Latvian plan and priorities
  • [08] Baltic cross-border cooperation highlighted during Danuta Hübner's visit to Latvia
  • [09] Commission plans €11 million in humanitarian aid for African flood victims
  • [10] Industrial new orders down by 4.0% in euro area
  • [11] Autre matériel diffusé Midday Express of 2007-09-24 Reference: MEX/07/0924 Date: 24/09/2007 EXME07 / 24.9

    MIDDAY EXPRESS

    News from the Communication Directorate General's midday briefing

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

    24/09/07


  • [01] Budget 2006 : l'amélioration de la qualité des dépenses de l'UE se confirme

    Les données financières les plus récentes relatives l'exercice 2006 confirment l'évolution budgétaire positive de l'Union européenne. Un financement accru en faveur de la compétitivité a été possible grâce une nouvelle modernisation des dépenses ; des améliorations dans le suivi et la planification ont maintenu le taux d'exécution budgétaire un niveau historiquement élevé ; et la hausse substantielle de la part du budget destinée aux pays de l'UE 10 a permis le développement de leur participation aux politiques de l'UE. Le document intitulé «Budget de l'UE 2006 - Rapport financier», publié aujourd'hui, démontre que l'Union européenne continue de se consacrer aux programmes pour la croissance et l'emploi.

    [02] Les Journées européennes de l'emploi rassembleront des milliers d'employeurs et de demandeurs d'emploi

    Aujourd'hui a lieu le lancement des Journées de l'emploi 2007, une initiative l'échelle européenne qui se déroulera jusqu'au 29 septembre. Ces Journées de l'emploi rassembleront des demandeurs d'emploi et des recruteurs plus de 50 manifestations partout en Europe, dans plus de 230 villes. Elles visent sensibiliser aux horizons qui s'ouvrent aux personnes partant travailler dans d'autres pays de l'Europe et donner aux employeurs et aux demandeurs d'emploi des occasions de recrutement direct. Elles s'inscrivent dans le prolongement des salons européens de l'emploi, une action couronnée de succès qui a attiré 150.000 visiteurs.

    [03] Commission informed of Bluetongue in the UK

    The European Commission has been informedon 22 September by the UK veterinary authorities of a suspicion of bluetongue in cattle in the United Kingdom near Ipswich in Suffolk. A bovine animal presenting clinical symptoms of bluetongue was found positive to bluetongue virus laboratory tests. Further investigations and laboratory testing are currently being performed at the Community Reference Laboratory in Pirbright, Surrey, to identify the strain (serotype) involved in this outbreak.

    [04] Commission clears acquisition of Abbey Life by Deutsche Bank

    The European Commission has granted clearance under the EU Merger Regulation to the acquisition of sole control of the Abbey Life Group, namely Abbey Life Assurance Company Limited, Abbey Life Trustee Services Limited and Abbey Life Services Limited (together Abbey Life) of the UK by Deutsche Bank AG of Germany. Deutsche Bank is a commercial bank operating worldwide. Abbey Life is a life insurance business. The operation was examined under the simplified merger review procedure.

    [05] Commission approves proposed acquisition of Kemira GrowHow by Yara, subject to commitments

    The European Commission has cleared under the EU Merger Regulation the proposed acquisition of Finnish mineral fertiliser producer Kemira GrowHow by Yara of Norway, also a fertiliser company, subject to commitments. In view of the remedies proposed by the parties, the Commission concluded that the operation would not significantly impede effective competition in the European Economic Area (EEA) or any substantial part of it.

    [06] La Commission autorise le projet d'acquisition de l'opérateur One par France Télécom et la société d'investissement privée Mid Europa Partners

    La Commission européenne a autorisé, en vertu du règlement (CE) sur les concentrations, le projet de prise de contrôle conjoint de l'opérateur de télécommunications mobiles autrichien One par l'opérateur de télécommunications français France Télécom et la société d'investissement privée Mid Europa Partners ("MEP"), basée au Royaume- Uni. La Commission est parvenue la conclusion que l'opération n'entraverait pas de manière significative une concurrence effective dans l'Espace économique européen (EEE) ou une partie substantielle de celui- ci.

    [07] Cohesion policy 2007-2013 : jobs and growth drive Latvian plan and priorities

    Latvia has reached agreement with the Commission on its National Strategic Reference Framework (NSRF) for 2007-2013 that strongly features measures to promote job creation and growth. European Regional policy Commissioner Danuta Hübner and Employment and social affairs Commissioner Vladimír pidla have agreed the framework, in which Latvia sets out its national plan and priorities for Cohesion Policy over the next seven years. The Latvian authorities describe how they plan to invest €4.53 billion in line with the Lisbon Strategy for growth and jobs.

    [08] Baltic cross-border cooperation highlighted during Danuta Hübner's visit to Latvia

    Danuta Hübner, European Commissioner for Regional Policy, is in Latvia 24- 25 September to give the keynote speech at a conference entitled: "United by Borders" at the invitation of Mr Aigars tokenbergs, Latvian Minister for Regional Development. Cross-border cooperation in the Baltic Sea countries and neighbouring Russia and Belarus are the topic of the conference, and about 400 participants are expected.

    [09] Commission plans €11 million in humanitarian aid for African flood victims

    The European Commission has drawn up a package of humanitarian aid to help victims of the floods in Africa. The funds have been earmarked to support urgent relief operations, emergency measures against the spread of disease and livelihood recovery in the worst hit areas. The flooding, brought on by torrential rains, has led to the isolation of many villages across the continent and hundreds of thousands of people have been displaced.

    [10] Industrial new orders down by 4.0% in euro area

    The euro area (EA13) industrial new orders index fell by 4.0% in July 2007 compared with June 2007. The index rose by 4.5% in June. EU27 new orders decreased by 3.9% in July 2007, after an increase of 5.3% in June. Excluding ships, railway & aerospace equipment industrial new orders fell by 0.1% in the euro area, but rose by 0.8% in the EU27 in July 2007. In July 2007 compared with July 2006, industrial new orders increased by 10.9% in the euro area and by 13.2% in the EU27. Total industry excluding ships, railway & aerospace equipment grew by 11.7% in the euro area and by 13.7% in the EU27. These estimates are released by Eurostat.

    [11] Autre matériel diffusé

    European Job Days 2007 (24-29 September 2007)

    Operational programme Ireland-Wales for 2007-2013

    Programme opérationnel "Euregio Meuse-Rhin" 2007-2013 entre la Belgique, l'Allemagne et les Pays-Bas From EUROPA, the European Commission Server at http://europa.eu.int/


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