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European Commission Spokesman's Briefing for 02-09-19

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] Commission tables strategy for fish farming to benefit jobs, consumers and environment
  • [02] Franz Fischler donates €25,735 to agricultural benevolent institution
  • [03] Monthly note on the Euro-denominated bond markets (August 2002)
  • [04] Deuxième trimestre 2002 : la production dans le secteur de la construction en baisse de 1,2% dans la zone euro ; baisse de 0,8% dans l'UE15
  • [05] July 2002 : industrial production down by 0.9% in euro-zone ; down by 0.2% in EU15
  • [06] The EU grants another €60 million debt relief for Highly Indebted Poor Countries (HIPC) within African, Caribbean and Pacific Countries (ACP)
  • [07] Franz Fischler in Estonia : "Look at the whole package to discover the positives"
  • [08] A Osaka, Loyola de Palacio défendra une plus grande stabilité des marchés de l'énergie
  • [09] Commission supports creation of a European cancer research area
  • [10] Budget Commissioner Michaele Schreyer appoints new head of cabinet
  • [11] Autre matériel diffusé Midday Express 19/09/2002 TXT: FR ENPDF:DOC:Midday Express 19/09/2002

  • [01] Commission tables strategy for fish farming to benefit jobs, consumers and environment

    For the first time ever, the European Commission has issued a strategy for the sustainable development of European fish farming (aquaculture). This strategy is part of a series of proposals issued by the Commission to reform the Common Fisheries Policy. Aquaculture can generate much needed jobs in coastal areas which suffer from a chronic lack of employment opportunities. It provides a regular supply of safe, quality fisheries products at affordable prices. "No doubt, the Commission is ambitious. In the next years, we want to create 8,000 jobs in the fisheries sector which has been suffering from important job losses. But our strategy makes clear that boosting fish farming must not be achieved at the expense of the environment, food safety or quality", said Franz Fischler, Commissioner responsible for Agriculture, Rural Development and Fisheries. Mr Fischler will present this proposal to the Council of Fisheries Ministers to be held on 24 September. Other concrete reform proposals will follow shortly. These will relate to Mediterranean fisheries, improvement of scientific advice, control and monitoring of fisheries activities and fishing beyond EU waters.

    [02] Franz Fischler donates €25,735 to agricultural benevolent institution

    European Agriculture Commissioner Franz Fischler has today donated a cheque for €25,735 to the Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution (RABI), a British charity providing help and support to those in need within the farming community in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. "BSE and FMD have brought misery and despair to many British farmers. This donation is a symbol of solidarity. I have chosen RABI because its charity work for elderly and disabled people in the farming community is of inestimable value", Mr Fischler commented.

    [03] Monthly note on the Euro-denominated bond markets (August 2002)

    Due to thin trading volumes during the summer holidays, the equity market recovery in August had little impact on the euro yield curve. Total bond issuance amounted to only €67 billion in August. The composition of issuance in terms of issuer categories confirmed that investor concern about corporate credit quality has not abated. Other notable characteristics of bond issuance in this quarter were a comparably high share of small issues, floating rate bonds, and non-rated issues - reflecting the high share of issues by financial institutions and pfandbrief. Full document available on : http://europa.eu.int/comm/economy_finance/publications/bondmarkets_en.htm

    [04] Deuxième trimestre 2002 : la production dans le secteur de la construction en baisse de 1,2% dans la zone euro ; baisse de 0,8% dans l'UE15

    Dans le secteur de la construction, la production corrigée des variations saisonnières a baissé de 1,2% dans la zone euro et de 0,8% dans l'UE15 au cours du second trimestre 2002 et par rapport au premier trimestre 2002, selon les estimations publiées aujourd'hui par Eurostat. Ceci fait suite à une baisse de 0,2% dans la zone euro et à une stabilité dans l'UE15 au cours du trimestre précédent.

    [05] July 2002 : industrial production down by 0.9% in euro-zone ; down by 0.2% in EU15

    Seasonally adjusted industrial production decreased by 0.9% in the euro- zone in July 2002 compared to June 2002, Eurostat estimates today. Production had increased by 1.0% in June, after being stable in May. Output in the EU15 decreased by 0.2% in July 2002, after a fall of 0.1% in June and a rise of 0.3% in May. In July 2002 compared to July 2001, industrial production fell by 0.5% in the euro-zone and by 0.7% in the EU15.

    [06] The EU grants another €60 million debt relief for Highly Indebted Poor Countries (HIPC) within African, Caribbean and Pacific Countries (ACP)

    The EU decided to grant a further €60 million debt relief in order to cancel all the special loans owed to the EU and managed by the European Investment Bank at special interest rates. With this new grant the EU goes beyond the enhanced HIPC Initiative of international donors and confirms its commitment to helping the least developed ACP countries.

    [07] Franz Fischler in Estonia : "Look at the whole package to discover the positives"

    "It is short-sighted to judge the agriculture proposal for Estonia only on direct payments. If you want to buy a house, you will want to see the living and the kitchen room, and not only the hallway. I can only urge you look at the package in its entirety - and the picture will change completely. The European Commission made clear that after accession, Estonia will receive special support for their rural areas. Most importantly, Estonia will get more means for rural development than is the case in the existing EU Member States. But the EU will also take over a higher share of the overall project costs, namely 80%. Finally, we propose a new measure from which Estonia will particularly benefit. Semi- subsistence farmers who can present a concept for the future of their farms will receive a payment of up to € 750 per year. The Commission has set out a fair proposal, which is tailor-made to support the restructuring process in Estonia. It is designed to guarantee an optimal integration of the Estonian farming sector into the Common Agricultural Policy. I am fully aware that there are concerns in the Estonian farm community. And these concerns have to be addressed. Not with propaganda, but with arguments and facts. And it is a matter of fact, that Estonian agriculture will be better off in the EU than staying out.", said Franz Fischler, Commissioner for Agriculture, Rural Development and Fisheries, yesterday during his official visit in Estonia.

    [08] A Osaka, Loyola de Palacio défendra une plus grande stabilité des marchés de l'énergie

    A l'occasion du VIII° forum international de l'énergie, Loyola de Palacio, vice-présidente de la Commission européenne en charge des Transports et de l'Energie, insistera particulièrement sur la nécessité d'assurer une plus grande stabilité des marchés de l'énergie et de répondre au besoin de certitude et de sécurité des approvisionnements. Prenant acte des changements qui ont déjà lieu dans l'Union européenne pour répondre aux défis mondiaux, elle insistera sur la nécessaire diversification des ressources, l'importance d'approfondir le dialogue entre les producteurs et les consommateurs et expliquera le contenu de la récente initiative de la Commission en faveur d'une coordination accrue des stocks de pétrole et de gaz. Elle plaidera également en faveur d'une plus grande transparence des marchés mondiaux de l'énergie.

    [09] Commission supports creation of a European cancer research area

    How to build greater coherence in European cancer research is the key question to be debated at a conference in Brussels today, which brings together around 250 representatives from science, the medical profession, government, patient organisations, foundations, industry and European institutions. The aim of the conference, jointly organised by the European Commission and the European Parliament, is to kick-off the conception of a joint European strategy for cancer research, rallying all players concerned to improve the coherence and efficiency of their research activities. The conference coincides with the launch, in November 2002, of the EU's Sixth Research Framework Programme (20022006) which has been designed to better structure and integrate the excellent science that Europe already has.

    [10] Budget Commissioner Michaele Schreyer appoints new head of cabinet

    The Economist Stefan Lehner (45), currently head of the central Budget unit in the Research Directorate-General (DG), is appointed head of cabinet of European Budget Commissioner Michaele Schreyer as of 1 October 2002. The budget expert born in Munich works since 1985 in the Commission. He held a variety of positions in the DG of Economy and Finances, for example between 1989 and 1991 : the economic analysis of an economy and currency union. For the last eight years he has specialised in the EU budget, first as head of unit, than as deputy head of cabinet of the former Budget Commissioner Erkki Liikanen.

    [11] Autre matériel diffusé

    Speech by Romano Prodi : "Statistics at our service: the importance of figures we can trust" at the Conferenza dei Dir.Generali e dei Presidenti degli Istituti Naz.li di Statistica : 'The future of the European Statistical System' (Palermo)

    Speech by Anna Diamantopoulou : "Fighting modern slavery: the EU's role in supporting victims of trafficking" à la European Conference on Preventing and Combating Trafficking in Human Beings

    Speech by Poul Nielson : "Linking relief, rehabilitation and development: challenges and possible solutions" (16/09, Groningen)


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