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European Commission Spokesman's Briefing for 96-08-09

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MIDDAY EXPRESS

News from the Spokesman's midday briefing

Nouvelles du rendez-vous de midi du Porte-Paroleb

09 / 08 / 1996


CONTENTS / CONTENU

  • [01] The Commission clears the acquisition of sole control of Sunworld by Thomas Cook
  • [02] Irish Presidency and Commission protested today to the US administration against the Iran/Libya sanctions Act
  • [03] Flooding disaster in Huesca, Spain

  • [01] The Commission clears the acquisition of sole control of Sunworld by Thomas Cook

    The notified operation consists in the acquisition by Thomas Cook Group Limited of the entire issued share capital of Sunworld Limited. Thomas Cook, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of the German state-owned bank Westdeutsche Landesbank Girozentrale (WestLB), is a leading UK-based travel agent also active in the tour operating business and the provision of principally travel-related financial services (i.e. foreign exchange and issue of travellers' cheques). Sunworld is a UK-based tour operator exclusively controlled by Ibertouring Holding BV (Ibertouring), which is a Dutch holding company belonging to the Spanish tour operating group Viajes Iberia SA (GVI).

    [02] Irish Presidency and Commission protested today to the US administration against the Iran/Libya sanctions Act

    The Irish Presidency and the European Commission, on behalf of the EU, yesterday made an official demarche to the US administration in protest at the signing of the Iran/Libya sanctions Act.

    [03] Flooding disaster in Huesca, Spain

    The European Commission deplores the consequences of the flooding disaster which occurred on 7th August 1996 in the Municipality of Biescas in the Province of Huesca and expresses its solidarity with the victims and their relatives.

    MIDDAY EXPRESS


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