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European Commission Spokesman's Briefing for 05-09-16

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] Libre circulation des travailleurs : Vladimir Ĺ pidla lance le processus de prise de dĂ©cisions pour trois annĂ©es supplĂ©mentaires
  • [02] Un institut europĂ©en de technologie ? La Commission lance une consultation publique
  • [03] Commission clears acquisition of Quester by CRH
  • [04] Commission clears acquisition of CMP Fonds by Goldman Sachs, HVB, Gerling and Nobiscum
  • [05] August 2005 : Euro-zone annual inflation stable at 2.2% ; EU25 up to 2.2%
  • [06] Juillet 2005 par rapport Ă juin 2005 : hausse de 0,2% de la production industrielle dans la zone euro ; hausse de 0,1% dans l'UE25
  • [07] Liberia : EU Election Observation Mission for Presidential and Parliamentary Elections
  • [08] Cream of Europe's Young Scientists meet in Moscow
  • [09] High-ranking officials responsible for ERDF discuss "Regional competitiveness and employment" objective in Italy
  • [10] Autre matĂ©riel diffusĂ© Midday Express of 2005-09-16 Reference: MEX/05/0916 Date: 16/09/2005 EXME05 / 16.9

    MIDDAY EXPRESS

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

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

    Communication

    16/09/05


  • [01] Libre circulation des travailleurs : Vladimir Ĺ pidla lance le processus de prise de dĂ©cisions pour trois annĂ©es supplĂ©mentaires

    Le processus de décision sur l'opportunité de maintenir pendant trois années de plus les restrictions qui touchent actuellement la libre circulation des travailleurs dans l'Union débutera par une réunion tenue à Bruxelles aujourd'hui. Le groupe de haut niveau sur la libre circulation des travailleurs va se réunir pour examiner les statistiques relatives aux flux de main-d'œuvre à travers l'Union et le bilan à tirer dans ce domaine depuis l'élargissement de 2004, en particulier dans les "anciens" Etats membres de l'Union des Quinze. Des représentants de la Commission européenne, des Etats membres de l'UE et des partenaires sociaux (employeurs et syndicats) participeront à la réunion. Les résultats de ces travaux alimenteront le rapport sur le fonctionnement des restrictions que la Commission doit présenter au Conseil en janvier.

    [02] Un institut européen de technologie ? La Commission lance une consultation publique

    La Commission européenne a lancé aujourd'hui une consultation publique au sujet de la création d'un Institut européen de technologie (IET). Elle recueillera les avis des parties concernées sur la manière dont un IET pourrait dynamiser la recherche, l'éducation et l'innovation du marché en Europe. Cette consultation aura lieu jusqu'à la mi-novembre et fera partie d'une analyse plus large des services de la Commission.

    [03] Commission clears acquisition of Quester by CRH

    The European Commission has granted clearance under the EU Merger Regulation to the acquisition of sole control of Arcos Beteiligungsverwaltung GmbH and Quester Lizenzmarketing GmbH (Quester) of Austria by CRH plc. of Ireland. CRH is an international holding company, active in the production and distribution of building materials. The distribution activities of CRH include wholesale to the construction industry and builders merchants, as well as retail sales to its DIY (do-it-yourself) stores. Quester is an Austrian company which operates and franchises builders merchants' outlets across Austria. Quester is predominantly active as a wholesaler. The operation was examined under the simplified merger review procedure.

    [04] Commission clears acquisition of CMP Fonds by Goldman Sachs, HVB, Gerling and Nobiscum

    The European Commission has granted clearance under the EU Merger Regulation to the acquisition of sole control of CMP Fonds I GmbH (CMP Fonds) of Germany by the Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (Goldman Sachs) of the US, Bayerische Hypo- und Vereinsbank AG (HVB), Gerling-Konzern Versicherungs-Beteiligungs AG (Gerling) and Nobiscum Verwaltungs- und Treuhandgesellschaft mbH (Nobiscum), all of Germany. Goldman Sachs is a global investment banking, securities and investment firm. HVB is a major bank that focuses on European private and business customers but also offers capital market services. Gerling is an international insurance company with a focus on industrial, business and private customers. Nobiscum is a trust company for approximately 200Â individuals, none of whom has a shareholding of more than 25% in Nobiscum. CMP Fonds is a venture capital company which invests in distressed assets. The operation was examined under the simplified merger review procedure.

    [05] August 2005 : Euro-zone annual inflation stable at 2.2% ; EU25 up to 2.2%

    Euro-zone annual inflation was 2.2% in August 2005, unchanged compared to July. A year earlier the rate was 2.3%. Monthly inflation was 0.3% in August. EU25 annual inflation was 2.2% in August 2005, up from 2.1% in July. A year earlier the rate was 2.3%. Monthly inflation was 0.2% in August. EICP annual inflation was 2.2% in August 2005. These figures come from Eurostat.

    [06] Juillet 2005 par rapport Ă juin 2005 : hausse de 0,2% de la production industrielle dans la zone euro ; hausse de 0,1% dans l'UE25

    La production industrielle corrigée des variations saisonnières a augmenté de 0,2% dans la zone euro en juillet 2005 par rapport à juin. La production avait augmenté de 0,4% en juin après une baisse de 0,4% en mai. Dans l'UE25, la production a progressé de 0,1% en juillet 2005, après une hausse de 0,4% en juin et une baisse de 0,3% en mai. En juillet 2005, par rapport à juillet 2004, la production industrielle a augmenté de 0,5% dans la zone euro et de 0,6% dans l'UE25. Ces estimations sont publiées par Eurostat.

    [07] Liberia : EU Election Observation Mission for Presidential and Parliamentary Elections

    The European Commission has deployed an EU Election Observation Mission (EOM) for the presidential and parliamentary elections in Liberia scheduled to take place on 11 October. The EOM is a further contribution by the European Commission to supporting peace and democracy in Liberia. Benita Ferrero-Waldner, European Commissioner for External Relations and European Neighbourhood Policy, said : "The forthcoming presidential and parliamentary elections are a crucial moment for Liberia and, if conducted successfully, will mark a significant step forward for the country. I have, therefore, decided to appoint the Member of the European Parliament Max van den Berg to head an Election Observation Mission to evaluate all aspects of the process and assess whether the elections are conducted in a transparent and credible manner in line with international standards for democratic elections."

    [08] Cream of Europe's Young Scientists meet in Moscow

    On Sunday 18 September, some 126 young people from 35 countries – the cream of Europe's young scientists plus guests from the USA, Japan and China – will meet in Moscow at the Bauman University to compete in the 17th European Union Young Scientist Contest. The contest will be opened by the Vice-Premier of the Russian Government, Alexander Zhukov. Over the next two days the 79 innovative projects exhibited there will be judged by a distinguished jury headed by Dr Ulf Merbold, the first European Space Agency astronaut to go into space. On 21 September the prizes, worth €28, 500, will be awarded in the Council Hall of Moscow's Cathedral of Christ the Saviour complex. This annual event is to encourage young people to pursue their interest in science and embark on scientific careers.

    [09] High-ranking officials responsible for ERDF discuss "Regional competitiveness and employment" objective in Italy

    The future of "regional competitiveness and employment" objective was the central topic debated during a seminar organised by the European Commission in cooperation with the Italian authorities in Turin on the 15th and 16th September. Fifty regions from eight Member States have discussed issues concerning innovation and sustainable development, underlining that Regional Policy's contribution during the period 2007-2013 will provide opportunities as well as challenges for growth and jobs in the eligible regions.

    [10] Autre matériel diffusé

    Note sur la préparation du Conseil Agriculture et Pêche

    EU Research Round-up

    Groupe de haut niveau sur la libre circulation des travailleurs

    Discours de M. Špidla à la réunion du groupe de haut niveau sur les dispositions transitoires applicables à la libre circulation des travailleurs

    List of projects participating in the 17th EU Young Scientists Contest

    Speech by José Manuel Barroso : "Financing for development: Facing up to the challenge of our generation" at UN Summit Special Plenary on FfD (14/09, New York)

    Speech by Viviane Reding : "The review of the regulatory framework for e- Communications" at 1st meeting of the Centre for European Policy Studies Taskforce on Electronic Communications

    Speech by Mariann Fischer Boel : "Agricultural talks in the Doha Round" at the Commodity Club-Food Group (15/09, Washington)

    Speech by Mariann Fischer Boel : "EU's approach to agricultural policy" to the European Institute (15/09, Washington)

    Calendrier du 19 au 23 septembre 2005 From EUROPA, the European Commission Server at http://europa.eu.int/


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