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European Commission Spokesman's Briefing for 08-10-27

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


CONTENTS / CONTENU

  • [01] New Commission report assesses European trade strengths in a changing global economy
  • [02] La Commission propose un nouvel outil d'Ă©change d'informations Ă l'Ă©chelle de l'UE pour renforcer la protection des infrastructures critiques
  • [03] La Commission octroie 186 millions € pour 143 nouveaux projets LIFE+
  • [04] Developing new technologies for a low-carbon future: The European Strategic Energy Technology Plan (SET Plan)
  • [05] Commission clears acquisition of HAII by HMC
  • [06] Mergers: Commission approves proposed acquisition of IKON by Ricoh
  • [07] Autre matĂ©riel diffusĂ© Midday Express of 2008-10-27 Reference: MEX/08/1027 Date: 27/10/2008 EXME08 / 27.10

    MIDDAY EXPRESS

    News from the Communication Directorate General's midday briefing

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

    27/10/08


  • [01] New Commission report assesses European trade strengths in a changing global economy

    A new report by the European Commission has assessed the competitiveness of the European Union in the global economy at the end of a decade of rapid economic change. Since the mid-1990s, there has been a major redistribution of market share between emerging and developed countries and among developed countries themselves. In this highly competitive environment, the EU has broadly maintained its world market share, while the US and Japan have lost ground. The EU remains the world's biggest exporter of manufactured goods, and dominates markets for high-quality products. The report warns, however, that the EU must focus on investment in its high- technology manufacturing and continue to improve its market share in the fast growing economies of Asia. The report reinforces the economic arguments behind the launch of the European Commission's Global Europe trade policy framework in 2006.

    [02] La Commission propose un nouvel outil d'Ă©change d'informations Ă l'Ă©chelle de l'UE pour renforcer la protection des infrastructures critiques

    La Commission européenne a présenté aujourd'hui une législation visant à mettre en place un réseau d'alerte pour les infrastructures critiques (CIWIN). L'objectif est d'améliorer le partage des informations sur la protection des infrastructures critiques entre les États membres de l'UE.

    [03] La Commission octroie 186 millions € pour 143 nouveaux projets LIFE+

    La Commission européenne a approuvé le financement de 143 nouveaux projets dans le cadre du premier appel à propositions pour le programme LIFE+ (2007 2013), l'instrument financier européen pour l'environnement. Les projets proviennent de toute l'UE et incluent des actions dans les domaines de la conservation de la nature, de la politique environnementale ainsi que de l'information et de la communication. Ensemble, ils représentent un investissement total de 367 millions €, dont 186 millions seront financés par l’Union européenne.

    [04] Developing new technologies for a low-carbon future: The European Strategic Energy Technology Plan (SET Plan)

    Tomorrow, the Commissioners for Research and Energy, Janez PotoÄŤnik and Andris Piebalgs, will attend a major conference on energy technologies in Paris. To get innovative and low-carbon energy technologies developed and deployed more quickly, the European Commission has proposed the Strategic Energy Technology (SET) Plan. Renewable energies such as wind, solar and biomass will play an increasing role in the European energy mix, helping us in the fight against climate change and improving our energy security. Through the SET Plan, member states, industry and research institutions are being brought together to pursue a common vision for the research, development and deployment of these new energy technologies. For more information: <a href="http://www.ue2008.fr/webdav/site/PFUE/shared/import/1028_energie_bas_carbone/progbascarbone2ENGB.pdf">http://www.ue2008.fr/webdav/site/PFUE/shared/import/1028_energie_bas_carbone/progbascarbone2ENGB.pdf <a href="http://ec.europa.eu/energy/res/setplan/communication_2007_en.htm">http://ec.europa.eu/energy/res/setplan/communication_2007_en.htm <a href="http://europa.eu/rapid/pressReleasesAction.do?reference=IP/07/1750&format=HTML&aged=1&language=EN&guiLanguage=en">IP/07/1750; <a href="http://europa.eu/rapid/pressReleasesAction.do?reference=MEMO/07/493&format=HTML&aged=1&language=EN&guiLanguage=en">MEMO/07/493; <a href="http://europa.eu/rapid/pressReleasesAction.do?reference=MEMO/07/494&format=HTML&aged=1&language=EN&guiLanguage=en">MEMO/07/494

    [05] Commission clears acquisition of HAII by HMC

    The European Commission has granted clearance under the EU Merger Regulation to the acquisition of sole control of Hyundai Automobili Italia Importazioni SpA (HAII) of Italy by Hyundai Motor Company (HMC) of Korea. HMC is a global manufacturer of motor vehicles. HAII imports and distributes Hyundai vehicles in Italy. The operation was examined under the simplified merger review procedure.

    Rediffusion

    [06] Mergers: Commission approves proposed acquisition of IKON by Ricoh

    The European Commission has cleared under the EU Merger Regulation the proposed acquisition of IKON of the US, a wholesale distributor of office automation equipment, by Ricoh of Japan. After examining the operation, the Commission concluded that the transaction would not significantly impede effective competition in the European Economic Area (EEA) or any substantial part of it.

    [07] Autre matériel diffusé

    • Discours du Commissaire Borg 'La politique maritime intégrée de l'Union européenne: jetons-nous à l'eau ensemble', Marseille

    • Speech by Commissioner Reding 'Europe's Telecoms Incumbents: Friends or Foes of a Single Telecoms Market?, Venice

    A disposition au secrétariat de Jonathan Todd (BERL 03/315):

    Notification préalable d'une opération de concentration :

    BC Funds / SGB Group From EUROPA, the European Commission Server at http://europa.eu.int/


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