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European Commission Spokesman's Briefing for 02-08-19

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


CONTENTS / CONTENU

  • [01] Commission provides a further 16 million for victims of food crisis in Malawi
  • [02] Euro-zone annual inflation up to 1.9% - EU15 up to 1.8% Midday Express 19/08/2002 TXT: FR ENPDF:DOC:Midday Express 19/08/2002

  • [01] Commission provides a further 16 million for victims of food crisis in Malawi

    The European Commission has allocated a further 16 million to Malawi from the food security budget line for the victims of the current food crisis. The funds will be used to give food to those most in need for a four-month period in the second half of this year. The funds will also be used to reinforce the national capacity to respond to the crisis. In all, this money will cover the purchase in the region of around 40 000 tonnes of maize. This decision brings the amount of food aid given to Malawi for the current crisis to 28.5 million. Mr Poul Nielson, Commissioner responsible for Development and Humanitarian Aid, stated: "Direct food aid is urgently needed for Malawi. This funding comes on top of previous decisions as well as our longer-term action to improve food security and prevent starvation."

    [02] Euro-zone annual inflation up to 1.9% - EU15 up to 1.8%

    Euro-zone annual inflation rose from 1.8% in June to 1.9% in July1 2002, Eurostat the Statistical Office of the European Communities in Luxembourg reports today. A year earlier the rate was 2.6%. EU15 annual inflation rose from 1.6% in June to 1.8% in July 2002. A year earlier the rate was 2.5%.EEA annual inflation was 1.8% in July 2002.

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