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European Commission Spokesman's Briefing for 07-11-08

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] Europe for Citizens Forum 2007 hosts the Golden Stars Awards 2007 for active European citizenship
  • [02] Portuguese-speaking African countries (PALOP) and Timor-Leste sign a Memorandum of Understanding with the European Commission on the continuation of their long-standing cooperation. Timor-Leste will be part of this cooperation for the first time.
  • [03] The Community of Portuguese-speaking countries (CPLP) and the European Commission launch a new partnership
  • [04] VP Verheugen chairs first meeting of Transatlantic Economic Council on 9th November
  • [05] Tackling Childhood Obesity: European Day of Healthy Food and Cooking
  • [06] Autre matériel diffusé Midday Express of 2007-11-08 Reference: MEX/07/1108 Date: 08/11/2007 EXME07 / 08.11

    MIDDAY EXPRESS

    News from the Communication Directorate General's midday briefing

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

    08/11/07


  • [01] Europe for Citizens Forum 2007 hosts the Golden Stars Awards 2007 for active European citizenship

    The Golden Stars Awards are given to shining examples of projects around Europe that encourage active civic participation in EU issues. The winning projects come from Belgium, the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Poland, Slovakia, Sweden, and the UK. The European Commissioner for Education, Training, Culture and Youth, Mr Ján Figel', will be handing the awards to ten projects at a ceremony held in Brussels on 8 November 2007 during the Europe for Citizens Forum 2007. This year’s Forum focuses on intercultural dialogue, and helps to usher in the upcoming European Year of Intercultural Dialogue 2008. Many of the prize-winning projects feature a strong intercultural profile and demonstrate how intercultural dialogue constitutes a fundamental part of active European citizenship.

    [02] Portuguese-speaking African countries (PALOP) and Timor-Leste sign a Memorandum of Understanding with the European Commission on the continuation of their long-standing cooperation. Timor-Leste will be part of this cooperation for the first time.

    On the occasion of the European Development Days in Lisbon, on 7 November 2007, the European Commissioner for Development and Humanitarian Aid, Louis Michel, and high-level representatives of the six Portuguese-speaking ACP countries have signed, in the presence of the President of the European Commission José Manuel Barroso, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) setting out the direction for cooperation under the 10th European Development Fund (EDF).

    [03] The Community of Portuguese-speaking countries (CPLP) and the European Commission launch a new partnership

    Today the European Commissioner for Development and Humanitarian Aid, Louis Michel, and the Executive Secretariat of the CPLP have signed, in the presence of the President of the European Commission José Manuel Barroso, a Memorandum of Understanding establishing a new partnership between the two organisations. This partnership aims at fighting against poverty, fostering democracy and human rights, cultural diversity and economic and social development.

    [04] VP Verheugen chairs first meeting of Transatlantic Economic Council on 9th November

    The Transatlantic Economic Council (TEC) will meet in Washington D.C tomorrow. The TEC aims to strengthen joint EU/American action on reducing regulatory barriers to trade, protecting intellectual property rights, ensuring secure trade, integrating financial markets, promoting innovation and technology and encouraging investment. The TEC was created by EU and US leaders to foster transatlantic economic integration at the EU/US Summit in Washington in April 2007. Tomorrow´s meeting in Washington will be jointly chaired by European Commission Vice-President Günter Verheugen and Allan Hubbard, National Economic Council Director based in the White House. Vice- President Verheugen will lead a high-level delegation including Portuguese minister for Economy and Trade Manuel Pinho, Internal Market and Services Commissioner Charlie McCreevy, Trade Commissioner Peter Mandelson, Consumer Protection Commissioner Meglena Kuneva and Taxation and Customs Union Commissioner Laszlo Kovács.

    [05] Tackling Childhood Obesity: European Day of Healthy Food and Cooking

    Today, EU Health Commissioner Markos Kyprianou launched the "European Day of Healthy Food and Cooking", which aims to encourage healthy eating amongst children, with a view to tackling the rising childhood obesity levels in Europe. Across 14 Member States, EU officials, top chefs and school children are coming together for demonstrations on how to cook healthy, tasty food and workshops to promote a balanced lifestyle. Commissioner Kyprianou attended interactive cooking lessons at a European school in Brussels this morning, where 4 professional chefs explained the benefits of eating well to 60 children. EU Agriculture Commissioner Mariann Fischer-Boel also visited a school in Copenhagen with a leading Danish chef. With around 22 million overweight or obese children in the EU today, the aim is to instil an interest in children in the food that they eat and to make them aware of the basic principles of good nutrition. The European Healthy Food and Cooking Day was co-organised by the European Commission and the European Chefs' Association (Euro-toques).

    [06] Autre matériel diffusé

    Speech of Commissioner Almunia on Placing network industries at the centre of Single Market Integration

    Speech of Commissioner Mandelson in Washington DC : "Europe and the US: Confronting Global Challenges"

    Speech of Commissioner Kroes at the Conference on the Place of Competition Law in the Future Community Legal Order Embargo 15 00

    Speech of Commissioner Kroes at the conference on SME Policy Dialogue co- organised by the EPP-DE and UEAPME Embargo 15 00

    in Berlin From EUROPA, the European Commission Server at http://europa.eu.int/


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