Browse through our Interesting Nodes of the Hellenic Government A)? GHT="50">
Compact version
Today's Suggestion
Read The "Macedonian Question" (by Maria Nystazopoulou-Pelekidou)
HomeAbout HR-NetNewsWeb SitesDocumentsOnline HelpUsage InformationContact us
Tuesday, 21 May 2019
 
News
  Latest News (All)
     From Greece
     From Cyprus
     From Europe
     From Balkans
     From Turkey
     From USA
  Announcements
  World Press
  News Archives
Web Sites
  Hosted
  Mirrored
  Interesting Nodes
Documents
  Special Topics
  Treaties, Conventions
  Constitutions
  U.S. Agencies
  Cyprus Problem
  Other
Services
  Personal NewsPaper
  Greek Fonts
  Tools
  F.A.Q.
 

European Commission Spokesman's Briefing for 04-04-20

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] La Commission engage une consultation sur la directive consacrée aux comités d'entreprise européens
  • [02] February 2004 : Euro-zone external trade surplus €5.4 billion ; €1.8 billion deficit for EU15
  • [03] Chris Patten and Pascal Lamy yesterday met the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Kuwait
  • [04] Autre matériel diffusé Midday Express 20/04/2004 TXT: FR ENPDF:DOC:Midday Express 20/04/2004

  • [01] La Commission engage une consultation sur la directive consacrée aux comités d'entreprise européens

    La Commission européenne a décidé de consulter les partenaires sociaux €- les représentants des travailleurs et des employeurs €- sur la meilleure façon dont les comités d'entreprise européens (CEE), créés par une directive communautaire il y a près de dix ans, peuvent résoudre les problèmes inhérents à un environnement économique et social en mutation. Ces comités d'entreprise ont permis de rapprocher employeurs et employés à l'échelon transnational, là où sont prises les décisions déterminantes sur l'évolution des grandes entreprises. Pas moins de 650 sociétés ou groupes ont souscrit à des accords sur les CEE : cela concerne quelque 11 millions de travailleurs et, plus directement, 10.000 de leurs représentants. Les CEE ont donné d'excellents résultats dans le domaine de l'information et de la consultation des travailleurs sur les processus décisionnels, l'orientation des entreprises et, notamment, les changements de gestion. Cependant, le paysage s'est modifié depuis le dernier rapport de la Commission sur la directive, en 2000, et diverses insuffisances ont été décelées dans le fonctionnement des CEE, de sorte qu'un réexamen s'impose de la manière dont ils peuvent donner toute leur mesure.

    [02] February 2004 : Euro-zone external trade surplus €5.4 billion ; €1.8 billion deficit for EU15

    According to Eurostat, the first estimate for euro-zone trade with the rest of the world in February 2004 was a €5.4 billion surplus, compared with +5.1 billion in February 2003. The January 2004 balance was +1.8 billion, against -1.5 billion in January 2003. In February 2004, exports, seasonally adjusted, remained stable compared to January 2004, while imports rose by 1.9%. The first estimate for February 2004 extra-EU15 trade was a €1.8 billion deficit, compared with -3.0 billion in February 2003. In January 2004, the balance was -8.6 billion, compared with -9.3 billion in January 2003. In February 2004, exports, seasonally adjusted, increased by 1.1% compared to January 2004, while imports remained nearly stable.

    [03] Chris Patten and Pascal Lamy yesterday met the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Kuwait

    Yesterday, 19 April, the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Kuwait, His Excellency Sheikh Dr Mohamad Sabah Al Salem Al Sabah, met with External Relations Commissioner Chris Patten and Trade Commissioner Pascal Lamy, in his capacity as President in office of the Gulf Cooperation Council. The discussions were very productive, covering a wide range of issues, including the worrying situation in the Middle East and Iraq, as well as the prospects for progress in the ongoing EU-GCC negotiations on a Free Trade Agreement. On the latter, both sides stressed their common will to finalise negotiations as soon as possible and explored ways to bridge the respective positions on the outstanding issues. It was agreed to continue discussions at officials' level in the coming weeks, with a view to assessing progress at the coming EU-GCC Cooperation Council on 17 May. In order to accelerate the talks both parties have agreed to held negotiating rounds in June and July with a view to a rapid conclusion of the talks.

    [04] Autre matériel diffusé

    Questions and answers on the European Works Councils

    From EUROPA, the European Commission Server at http://europa.eu.int/
    © ECSC - EC - EAEC, Brussels-Luxembourg, 1995, 1996


    Midday Express: News from the EU Commission Spokesman's Briefings Directory - Previous Article - Next Article
    Back to Top
    Copyright © 1995-2016 HR-Net (Hellenic Resources Network). An HRI Project.
    All Rights Reserved.

    HTML by the HR-Net Group / Hellenic Resources Institute, Inc.
    midex2html v1.04 run on Tuesday, 20 April 2004 - 11:30:05 UTC