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European Commission Spokesman's Briefing for 05-06-09

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] José Manuel Barroso to appeal, with Bono, to put the EU on track to double development aid
  • [02] Douane : la Commission se félicite de l'adoption de nouveaux contrôles des mouvements d'argent liquide pour lutter contre le blanchiment de capitaux
  • [03] Commission welcomes adoption of European Parliament report on future EU financing
  • [04] Commission approves research and environmental aid of € 5.7 million to Solvay Soda in Germany
  • [05] Nouveau site web consacré l'enseignement des sciences
  • [06] Why Europe needs research spending
  • [07] Peter Mandelson to visit China for further talks on textiles
  • [08] Danuta Hübner prend la parole lors d'une conférence sur l'avenir de la politique urbaine, Sarrebruck
  • [09] Commission urges compromise to resolve the Ethiopian crisis
  • [10] Autre matériel diffusé Midday Express of 2005-06-09 Reference: MEX/05/0609 Date: 09/06/2005 EXME05 / 9.6

    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

    09/06/05


  • [01] José Manuel Barroso to appeal, with Bono, to put the EU on track to double development aid

    European Commission President Barroso today meets Bono, lead singer for U2 and a key campaigner on Africa, in the Commission's headquarters, in Brussels. The aim is to appeal to EU leaders at the summit in Brussels the following week, to put their full political weight behind ambitious new development aid targets which would put the EU on track to double development aid in a decade (by 2015). The agreement on aid is a crucial part of the build up to the G8 summit in Scotland in July, which President Barroso will attend, and the review of the UN's Millenium Development Goals in September.

    [02] Douane : la Commission se félicite de l'adoption de nouveaux contrôles des mouvements d'argent liquide pour lutter contre le blanchiment de capitaux

    La Commission européenne se félicite de l'adoption, par le Parlement européen, le 8 juin, selon la procédure de codécision, d'un règlement visant mettre en place, l'échelle de l'UE, des mesures de contrôle des mouvements d'argent liquide l'entrée ou la sortie de la Communauté. Le règlement, qui repose sur une proposition de la Commission de juin 2002 (voir IP/02/955), imposera aux Etats membres de veiller ce que les voyageurs transportant plus de €10000 en liquide (ou une somme équivalente dans d'autres devises ou en valeurs facilement convertibles) fassent une déclaration lorsqu’ils franchiront les frontières extérieures de l'UE l'entrée comme la sortie. Le règlement entrera en vigueur dès que le Conseil aura confirmé l'adoption formelle des amendements proposés par le Parlement et que les présidents du Conseil et du Parlement auront signé le texte. Il prendra effet 18 mois après son entrée en vigueur.

    [03] Commission welcomes adoption of European Parliament report on future EU financing

    The European Commission has welcomed the vote on 8 June by the European Parliament on the Financial Framework 2007-13. By approving the report by Reimer Böge MEP, the Parliament has demonstrated a responsible attitude toward the Union's finances. The report will form the basis of Parliament's position in the coming negotiations on an Inter-Institutional Agreement, held between the EU’s three main institutions, which will fix the Financial Framework.

    [04] Commission approves research and environmental aid of € 5.7 million to Solvay Soda in Germany

    The European Commission has authorised, under the EU State aid rules, subsidies to Solvay Soda GmbH (SSD) in Germany, a subsidiary of sodium carbonate producer Solvay Soda Deutschland GmbH. To reduce pollution of the river Rhine, SSD presented an environmental project to produce sodium carbonate using a raw material that pollutes less and an associated research plan. SSD is due to receive a total of €5.7 million in aid from the German authorities for the project, which will cost a total of €29.6 million. The Commission has concluded that the subsidies were not likely to cause undue distortion of competition within the Single Market and were therefore compatible with EC Treaty state aid rules (Article 87).

    [05] Nouveau site web consacré l'enseignement des sciences

    Le nouveau portail «Xplora», nouvelle porte d'accès l'enseignement des sciences en Europe, est lancé aujourd'hui. Dans la mesure où un besoin croissant de chercheurs se fait sentir pour stimuler l'innovation, de telles initiatives joueront un rôle important dans le renforcement de la position économique de l'Europe ces prochaines années. Ce portail, qui offre des ressources en matière d'enseignement primaire et secondaire, s'adresse aux enseignants, aux élèves, aux scientifiques, aux professionnels de la communication et autres concernés par l'enseignement des sciences. L'élaboration de Xplora a été financée par la ligne d'action "science et société" du sixième programme-cadre de recherche et de développement.

    [06] Why Europe needs research spending

    On 6 April 2005 the European Commission made a proposal for a spending programme for research and development from 2007 to 2013. This programme, in line with the Commission's proposal on the overall budget for this period, envisages a doubling of EU funds for research and development. This reflects the EU's political priority for growth and jobs. The Commission's proposal is backed up by an impact assessment study which examines the link between research investment and increased competitiveness. The present background note highlights some of the findings of the impact assessment. It identifies the strong and positive impact that research and development in general, and the European Framework Programme in particular, has on the European economy. It describes the added value of working together at European level and the effect on job creation within the EU.

    [07] Peter Mandelson to visit China for further talks on textiles

    European Trade Commissioner Peter Mandelson will arrive in Shanghai on 10 June. During his visit, the Commissioner will meet his Chinese counterpart, Minister of Commerce Bo Xilai, to discuss Chinese textiles imports to the EU.

    [08] Danuta Hübner prend la parole lors d'une conférence sur l'avenir de la politique urbaine, Sarrebruck

    Danuta Hübner, commissaire européenne chargée de la politique régionale, prendra aujourd'hui la parole lors d'une conférence sur l'avenir de la politique urbaine et du programme URBAN, Sarrebruck en Allemagne. Quelque 250 experts se pencheront sur les perspectives en matière de revitalisation urbaine et sur ses implications pour les programmes élaborés dans le cadre des nouveaux Fonds structurels au cours de la période 2007-2013. A l'occasion de cette conférence, Mme Hübner rencontrera le Premier ministre de la Sarre, M. Peter Müller, le ministre sarrois des affaires fédérales et européennes, M. Karl Rauber, et le ministre sarrois de l'environnement, M. Stefan Mörsdorf.

    [09] Commission urges compromise to resolve the Ethiopian crisis

    European Commissioner responsible for Development and Humanitarian Aid, Louis Michel, spoke with the Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi in order to convey a message to the government of Ethiopia urging tolerance and restraint on the use of force in response to recent unrest following disagreements over the electoral process.

    [10] Autre matériel diffusé

    Speaking points by President Barroso on EU Development and Africa at press conference with Bono

    Discours de M. Barrot : "Pour une politique de mobilité durable en Europe" au débat organisé par le European Policy Center (! embargo 17h15 !)

    Discours de M. Vladimir pidla : "L'Europe, l'OIT et la mondialisation : perspectives communes" la réunion informelle des ministres du travail et des affaires sociales de l'UE (Genève)

    Speech by Janez Potočnik : "The Contribution of Technology Platforms to a Europe of Knowledge" at Seminar of Industrial Leaders of European Technology Platforms

    Speech by Peter Mandelson : "DDA: The Round for Africa" at the third African Union Conference of Ministers of Trade (08/06, Cairo)

    Speech by Markos Kyprianou to Animal Welfare Intergroup of the European Parliament (08/06)

    Speech by Viviane Reding : "Die i2010-Strategi der Europäischen Kommission" at D21-Gipfel im Bundeskanzleramt (07/06, Berlin) From EUROPA, the European Commission Server at http://europa.eu.int/


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