Browse through our Interesting Nodes on Greek Politics A)? GHT="50">
Compact version
Today's Suggestion
Read The "Macedonian Question" (by Maria Nystazopoulou-Pelekidou)
HomeAbout HR-NetNewsWeb SitesDocumentsOnline HelpUsage InformationContact us
Sunday, 26 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 05-07-19

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] Communication on ensuring greater security of explosives, detonators, bomb-making equipment and firearms
  • [02] Schengen area : Commission proposes to facilitate cross border surveillance and "hot pursuit" between Member States
  • [03] Services financiers : la Commission lance une consultation sur une éventuelle initiative visant le marché hypothécaire de l'UE
  • [04] Stagnation of R&D intensity a major threat to the European knowledge- based economy
  • [05] La Commission autorise le rachat de Fournier par Solvay
  • [06] Commission approves acquisition of Chr. Hansen by PAI
  • [07] La Commission alloue €4,7 millions pour le rapatriement de près de 400.00 réfugiés libériens et congolais
  • [08] Mai 2005 par rapport avril 2005 : baisse de 0,3% de la production industrielle dans la zone euro ; baisse de 0,2% dans l'UE25
  • [09] First qualitative assessment of Commission aid delivery reform
  • [10] Autre matériel diffusé Midday Express of 2005-07-19 Reference: MEX/05/0719 Date: 19/07/2005 EXME05/ 19.7

    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

    19/07/05


  • [01] Communication on ensuring greater security of explosives, detonators, bomb-making equipment and firearms

    The European Commission has adopted a Communication on ensuring greater security of explosives, detonators, bomb-making equipment and firearms that constitutes an integral part of the Commission's work in developing a coherent preventive strategy in the fight against terrorism and complements parallel work being done in the fight against terrorism financing and violent radicalisation and recruitment. The Communication provides the state of play regarding security of explosives in all the fields in which the EU has competences and also makes a series of concrete proposals in all related fields – from a proposal to make the purchase of fertilisers subject to an authorisation obligation to the creation of a network of EU bomb disposal squads that would share information on new threats particularly those coming from home-made explosives. The Communication places emphasis on improving security arrangements all along the production and supply chain but particularly during storage and transport.

    [02] Schengen area : Commission proposes to facilitate cross border surveillance and "hot pursuit" between Member States

    A proposal for a Council decision on the improvement of police cooperation between Member States of the European Union, especially at the internal borders and amending the Convention implementing the Schengen Agreement has been adopted today by the European Commission. The proposal intends to provide a general framework to improve the operational cooperation, structural coordination and information exchange between law enforcement authorities of EU Member States. The proposal responds to the invitation of the Hague Programme to further develop cross-border police cooperation and also aims at amending the Convention implementing the Schengen agreement, by removing the limitation to land borders in the context of hot pursuit and extending the possibilities in which cross border surveillance and cross border pursuit can be carried out.

    [03] Services financiers : la Commission lance une consultation sur une éventuelle initiative visant le marché hypothécaire de l'UE

    La Commission européenne publie aujourd'hui son livre vert sur le crédit hypothécaire dans l'UE. Ce livre vert évalue l'opportunité d'une initiative de la Commission concernant le marché du crédit hypothécaire dans l'UE. Une action de la Commission pourrait-elle contribuer rendre ces marchés plus efficaces et compétitifs, de sorte que les consommateurs de l'UE bénéficient d'un plus grand choix et d'une meilleure qualité ?

    [04] Stagnation of R&D intensity a major threat to the European knowledge- based economy

    The European Commission has presented a new publication on Europe's position in research and innovation. The "Key figures 2005 for science, technology and innovation" show worrying trends in R&D investment and innovation in Europe. The growth rate of R&D intensity (R&D expenditure as % of GDP) has been declining since 2000 and is now close to zero. Europe is on track to miss the objective it set itself to boost spending on R&D from 1,9 to 3% by 2010.

    [05] La Commission autorise le rachat de Fournier par Solvay

    La Commission européenne a autorisé, en vertu du règlement CE sur les concentrations, le projet d'acquisition de Fournier, une société pharmaceutique française, par Solvay, un groupe chimique et pharmaceutique belge. L’enquête de la Commission a montré que l'opération n'entraverait pas de manière significative la concurrence effective dans l'Espace Economique Européen ou une partie substantielle de celui-ci.

    [06] Commission approves acquisition of Chr. Hansen by PAI

    The European Commission has cleared under the EU Merger Regulation the proposed acquisition of the food ingredient activities of the Danish company Chr. Hansen, by the French independent investment company PAI Partners SAS (PAI). After examining the operation, the Commission concluded that the transaction would not significantly impede effective competition in the European Economic Area or any substantial part of it.

    [07] La Commission alloue €4,7 millions pour le rapatriement de près de 400.00 réfugiés libériens et congolais

    La Commission européenne soutient le retour de plus de 400.000 réfugiés et personnes déplacées dans leur pays d'origine (Libéria et République Démocratique du Congo). Deux nouvelles décisions d'un montant total de €4,7 millions viennent d'être allouées pour faciliter le rapatriement et la réinstallation de ces populations. Cette aide est acheminée via le service d'aide humanitaire de la Commission européenne (ECHO), placé sous la responsabilité du Commissaire Louis Michel.

    [08] Mai 2005 par rapport avril 2005 : baisse de 0,3% de la production industrielle dans la zone euro ; baisse de 0,2% dans l'UE25

    La production industrielle corrigée des variations saisonnières a diminué de 0,3% dans la zone euro en mai 2005 par rapport avril. La production avait augmenté de 0,7% en avril après une baisse de 0,1% en mars. Dans l'UE25, la production a diminué de 0,2% en mai 2005, après une augmentation de 0,9% en avril et une baisse de 0,4% en mars. En mai 2005, par rapport mai 2004, la production industrielle a augmenté de 0,1% dans la zone euro comme dans l'UE25. Ces estimations sont publiées par Eurostat.

    [09] First qualitative assessment of Commission aid delivery reform

    The European Commission has for the first time made a qualitative assessment of the impact of reforms made to its external assistance over the past four years. The report shows that a clearer focus on qualitative issues, improved programming, the establishment of EuropeAid, a single organisation within the Commission responsible for managing aid, and the devolution of powers to delegations have had a positive impact on the speed and quality of aid delivery. The report was compiled by a Commission Inter- Service Group comprising representatives of five Directorate Generals and draws on the results of assessments made by the Commission, independent experts and external bodies. External organisations such as OECD/DAC and the House of Lords have commented that the reforms have had a positive effect to the service. The Commission is committed to continuing reform of its external assistance in the future, especially on the development and use of quality and impact indicators. The report can be viewed on:<a href="http://europa.eu.int/comm/europeaid/general/index_en.htm">http://europa.eu.int/comm/europeaid/general/index_en.htm

    [10] Autre matériel diffusé

    Communication on explosives, detonators, bomb-making equipment and firearms

    Mortgage credit Green Paper - frequently asked questions

    Introductory remarks by Charlie McCreevy at his press conference on "Mortgage credit in the EU"

    Discours d’ouverture de M. pidla la Conférence internationale de la population (18/07, Tours) From EUROPA, the European Commission Server at http://europa.eu.int/


    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, 19 July 2005 - 11:30:04 UTC