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European Commission Spokesman's Briefing for 04-11-05

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] Dioxin contamination : EU traceability and alert notifications systems work well
  • [02] Commission clears the Sportfive/HSG venture that will run the new Frankfurt stadium
  • [03] September 2004 compared to September 2003 : volume of retail trade stable in euro-zone ; EU25 up by 2.0%
  • [04] EU-India Summit : towards a strategic partnership
  • [05] Autre matériel diffusé Midday Express of 2004-11-05 Reference: MEX/04/1105 Date: 05/11/2004 EXME04 / 5.11

    MIDDAY EXPRESS

    News from the Press and Communication Directorate General's midday briefing

    Nouvelles du rendez-vous de midi de la Direction Général Presse etb

    Communication

    05/11/04


  • [01] Dioxin contamination : EU traceability and alert notifications systems work well

    After the discovery of dioxin contaminated potato by-products in the Netherlands, the European Commission has been actively co-ordinating the tracing of the chain of deliveries through the European Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed. Potato by-products, such as potato peels, were found contaminated by high levels of dioxins at a Dutch potato processing company. The by-products are used for animal feeding. As a result, all movement of animals from 162 farms in the Netherlands, 8 in Belgium and 3 in Germany, which received the animal feed, has been blocked by the competent authorities. The national authorities of the Member States concerned are currently tracing the food chain, Consumer health and safety is not called into question at present.

    [02] Commission clears the Sportfive/HSG venture that will run the new Frankfurt stadium

    The European Commission has granted clearance under the Merger Regulation to plans by sports rights agency Sportfive GmbH and HSG Technischer Service GmbH, which provides technical services for buildings and belongs to German construction group Bilfinger und Berger, to create a joint venture which will operate and market the new Frankfurt stadium ("Neues Waldstadion"). The joint venture will be called Stadion Frankfurt Management GmbH. (The operation, which was notified on 6 October 2004, was examined under a simplified procedure given the absence of overlaps between the companies' activities).

    [03] September 2004 compared to September 2003 : volume of retail trade stable in euro-zone ; EU25 up by 2.0%

    In September 2004, compared to September 2003, the volume of retail trade remained unchanged in the euro-zone and increased by 2.0% in the EU25, according to the first estimates out today from Eurostat. Compared to August 2004, the retail sales index grew by 0.1% in the euro-zone and by 0.2% in the EU25. In September 2004, compared to September 2003, retail trade of "food, drinks and tobacco" increased by 0.2% in the euro-zone and by 1.3% in the EU25. The non food sector fell by 0.2% in the euro-zone but rose by 2.6% in the EU25. Among the Member States for which data are available, total retail trade increased in Denmark (+8.9%), the United Kingdom (+6.7%), Poland (+5.7%), Sweden (+5.3%), Portugal (+3.6%) and Spain (+0.2%). Decreases were observed in Luxembourg (-8.2%) and Germany (-1.8%).

    [04] EU-India Summit : towards a strategic partnership

    The European Union and India will hold their annual Summit on 8 November in The Hague. The Summit will be hosted by Prime Minister Jan Peter Balkenende, as current President of the European Council, accompanied by Foreign Minister Bernard Bot. The Commission will be represented by President Romano Prodi. The High Representative for Common Foreign and Security Policy, Javier Solana, and the Commissioner for Trade, Pascal Lamy, will also participate. India will be represented by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, accompanied by the Minister for External Affairs Natwar Singh and the Commerce Minister Kamal Nath. Leaders are expected to endorse the launching of an EU-India Strategic Partnership and to propose an Action Plan for its implementation.

    [05] Autre matériel diffusé

    Calendrier du 8 au 12 novembre From EUROPA, the European Commission Server at http://europa.eu.int/

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