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European Commission Spokesman's Briefing for 02-08-29

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] EU teams up with developing countries to combat AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis
  • [02] European Union: Use partnerships to implement World Summit commitments, not avoid them
  • [03] European Union is fully committed to reducing trade-distorting farm subsidies
  • [04] Fischler welcomes Johannesburg agreement to prevent overfishing
  • [05] Commission responds to the floods in Germany, Austria and certain applicant countries
  • [06] Employment rate in the EU up from 63.2% in 2000 to 63.9% in 2001 - Employment characteristics differ between EU and Candidate countries
  • [07] Autre matériel diffusé Midday Express 29/08/2002 TXT: FR ENPDF:DOC:Midday Express 29/08/2002

  • [01] EU teams up with developing countries to combat AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis

    The European Commission has proposed to support a long-term partnership between Europe and developing countries by providing €200 million for the development of new medicines and vaccines against HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis. This European and Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP) brings together EU Member States plus Norway, developing countries and industry in a joint effort to combat poverty- linked diseases. For more information on EDCTP: http://europa.eu.int/comm/research/edctp.html

    [02] European Union: Use partnerships to implement World Summit commitments, not avoid them

    The European Union (EU) today set out its position on multi-stakeholder partnerships between governments, business and civil society at the World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD) in Johannesburg. The so-called "Type II" partnerships are a useful instrument for taking action to promote sustainable development but cannot substitute for government commitments. The EU will be launching major partnership initiatives on water and energy in Johannesburg next week to support the summit's goals of reducing developing world poverty and environmental degradation.

    [03] European Union is fully committed to reducing trade-distorting farm subsidies

    The European Union (EU) is fully committed to the World Trade Organization (WTO) process for reducing trade-distorting agricultural subsidies, European Commissioner for Development and Humanitarian Aid Poul Nielson underlined in Johannesburg today. The EU also attaches great importance to promoting sustainable energy, including concrete, time-bound targets on renewable energy, at the World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD) under way in the South African city.

    [04] Fischler welcomes Johannesburg agreement to prevent overfishing

    Commenting the agreement to prevent overfishing in international waters and to restore stocks of threatened species which was reached at the World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg, Fisheries and Agriculture Commissioner Franz Fischler said: "I fully support the agreement reached in Johannesburg which commits countries to limiting fishing to sustainable levels and take steps to restore stocks by 2015. This is a clear signal that there is growing recognition at an international global level of the need to take fisheries conservation seriously. I am very pleased that the conference has set a target to achieve recovery of fish stocks. However, as far as the EU waters are concerned, we would like to see this achieved long before that date, and indeed, to see action taken before the end of the year. I am sure that EU Fisheries Ministers will play their part and that they also recognise the seriousness of the problem and the necessity for decisive action. The Summit agreement has also taken a tough line taken on illegal and unregulated fisheries which I welcome. Action to eradicate illegal fishing is a priority. In May this year, we put forward an action plan to fight illegal fisheries and ensure sustainable fisheries beyond EU waters. We fully support the proposals made in Johannesburg and look forward to working with the participants to put a stop to these practices which jeopardise the future of all fishermen."

    [05] Commission responds to the floods in Germany, Austria and certain applicant countries

    In the wake of the terrible floods that continue to devastate parts of Germany, Austria, the Czech Republic and Slovakia, the European Commission has repeated its message of sympathy for the victims. Greatly moved ever since the start of these tragic events, it has restated its commitment to stand alongside the Member States and applicant countries affected. With this in mind, it proposes setting up an aid fund of between €500 million and €1 billion to be used in the event of natural, technological or environmental disasters. It has also confirmed that a raft of measures covering different fields, including the Structural Funds, will be implemented.

    [06] Employment rate in the EU up from 63.2% in 2000 to 63.9% in 2001 - Employment characteristics differ between EU and Candidate countries

    In Spring 2001, 161.3 million people had a job in the EU, 2.3 million more than in Spring 2000. The corresponding employment rate rose from 63.2% in 2000 to 63.9% in 2001. The employment rate of women increased from 53.9 % to 54.8 %. Among the Candidate countries (Malta and Turkey not included), the employment rate varied in 2001 from 50.7% in Bulgaria and 53.8% in Poland to 67.9% in Cyprus and 65.0% in the Czech Republic. The corresponding rates for women varied between 47.9% in Bulgaria and 58.6% in Slovenia. This information comes from two reportspublished today by Eurostat, the Statistical Office of the European Communities in Luxembourg, one on the EU and EFTA countries and the second on the Candidate countries. Both are based on the latest results of the Spring 2001 Labour Force Survey.

    [07] Autre matériel diffusé

    Commission statement on inspections at Carlsberg and Heineken Speech by Commissioner Anna Diamantopoulou on "Europe's Social Model - Building for the Future" at the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions - Dublin

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