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European Commission Spokesman's Briefing for 02-08-06

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


CONTENTS / CONTENU

  • [01] La Commission autorise la vente séparée des actifs de Blu en la soumettant à certaines conditions
  • [02] Commission clears acquisition of Bonna Sabla by AXA
  • [03] Juin 2002 : le chômage dans la zone euro en hausse à 8,4% ; l'UE15 en hausse à 7,7%
  • [04] Commission provides a further €35 million for victims of food shortages in Zimbabwe
  • [05] Commission to second 100 observers to the OSCE/ODIHR Election Observation Mission to the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia Midday Express 06/08/2002 TXT: FR ENPDF:DOC:Midday Express 06/08/2002

  • [01] La Commission autorise la vente séparée des actifs de Blu en la soumettant à certaines conditions

    La Commission européenne a autorisé la vente séparée des actifs de Blu, quatrième opérateur de téléphonie mobile en Italie, aux autres opérateurs du secteur. Cette décision a été prise parce qu'aucun acquéreur approprié n'a pu être trouvé pour racheter la participation détenue par Edizione Holding dans le capital de Blu et aussi en raison de la gravité de la situation économique et financière de cette dernière. Afin d'éviter les effets anticoncurrentiels qui auraient pu découler d'une mise en liquidation de Blu, la Commission a jugé opportun de donner suite à la demande présentée officiellement par Edizione le 12 juin 2002, et complétée le 31 juillet 2002, et d'autoriser la vente séparée des actifs de Blu aux opérateurs mobiles. Avant que la Commission ne puisse accepter cette demande, il a fallu d'abord qu'elle s'assure, conformément aux procédures prévues, qu'il n'y avait effectivement aucun acquéreur approprié et que le ministère des communications et les opérateurs de téléphonie mobile prennent, le 31 juillet 2002, les engagements exigés par la Commission, dans le but notamment de favoriser le développement des services UMTS et d'empêcher un éventuel renforcement de la position dominante détenue par TIM sur le marché italien des communications mobiles.

    [02] Commission clears acquisition of Bonna Sabla by AXA

    The European Commission has granted clearance under the Merger Regulation to the acquisition of full control of the French undertaking Bonna Sabla, active in concrete products for the building trade and service engineering, by another French undertaking AXA Private Equity, controlled by the group AXA. (The operation was examined under the simplified merger review procedure)

    [03] Juin 2002 : le chômage dans la zone euro en hausse à 8,4% ; l'UE15 en hausse à 7,7%

    Le taux de chômage de la zone euro, corrigé des variations saisonnières, est passé de 8,3% en mai 2002, à 8,4% en juin 2002, selon les données publiées aujourd'hui par Eurostat, l'Office statistique des Communautés européennes à Luxembourg. Il était de 8,0% en juin 2001. Le taux de chômage de l'UE15 était de 7,7% en juin comparé à 7,6% en mai. Il s'élevait à 7,4% en juin 2001. En juin 2002, les taux les plus bas ont été enregistrés au Luxembourg (2,3%), aux Pays-Bas (2,8% en mai), en Autriche (4,1%), au Danemark (4,2% en mai), en Irlande et au Portugal (4,4% chacun). Le taux de chômage de l'Espagne (11,5%) est resté le plus élevé de l'UE.

    [04] Commission provides a further €35 million for victims of food shortages in Zimbabwe

    The European Commission has allocated a further €35 million from the food security budget line for victims of food shortages in Zimbabwe. The funds will mainly be used to distribute food to the poorest families and other vulnerable groups in the most seriously affected districts of the country. A major component of this decision will be the purchase of approximately 90, 000 tonnes of maize. Food aid, financed by the Commission in earlier decisions, has already been delivered to the country. Commenting on the latest decision, Poul Nielson, the Commissioner for Development and Humanitarian Aid, said : "Direct food aid is urgently needed on top of our well established longer-term action to improve food security and prevent widespread starvation. The Commission remains ready to take further measures in fighting this crisis, both in Zimbabwe and in the region. However, the government also has a responsibility to help ensure that aid gets to those that need it. The government can also take measures to ensure that the private sector can play its role in bringing food to the market."

    [05] Commission to second 100 observers to the OSCE/ODIHR Election Observation Mission to the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

    The European Commission announced today that it will support the OSCE/ODIHR Election Observation Mission to the Parliamentary Elections in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, scheduled for 15 September 2002. The Commission will second 100 EU nationals who will be integrated among the 750 short-term observers which the OSCE/ODIHR Election Observation Mission plans to deploy shortly before election day. Additional observers will be seconded directly by EU Member States and other OSCE participating States. Additionally, the Commission has seconded, and already deployed, an election expert to the Core Team of the OSCE/ODIHR Elections Observation Mission in Skopje. The total cost of the operation is €506,000. The Commission is pleased that the EU is able to send a significant share of the international observers, whose presence should contribute to increase the transparency of, and confidence in, the forthcoming election process. In addition, the EU is providing further technical assistance, worth €500, 000 including a voter education programme. The secondment of observers and the other activities in support of the election process are part of the wider commitment of the EU to support the stability and further democratic development of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.

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