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European Commission Spokesman's Briefing for 05-09-27

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] EU requests second WTO arbitration on its revised proposal for the banana import regime
  • [02] Commission approves acquisition of joint control of CPI by Electra and CVC
  • [03] Commission clears acquisition of CCS by Advent
  • [04] Commission clears acquisition of APC by Barclays
  • [05] La Commission juge illégale l'application du régime d'aides de la province de Bolzano, mais elle approuve de nouveaux critères de mise en œuvre
  • [06] Commission proposes to open aviation negotiations with Ukraine
  • [07] Juillet 2005 : excédent de €7,2 milliards du commerce extérieur pour la zone euro ; déficit de €3,2 milliards pour l'UE25
  • [08] Autre matériel diffusé Midday Express of 2005-09-27 Reference: MEX/05/0927 Date: 27/09/2005 EXME05 / 27.9

    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

    27/09/05


  • [01] EU requests second WTO arbitration on its revised proposal for the banana import regime

    The EU submitted on 26 September a request for a second arbitration on its proposal for a new import tariff for bananas from countries benefiting from Most Favoured Nation status. The Commission has carefully analyzed the award from the first arbitration. It is confident that its revised proposal for an import duty of €187/tonne for MFN suppliers and a tariff quota of 775,000 tonnes at zero duty for bananas originating in ACP countries maintains market access for MFN suppliers and an equivalent level of preference for ACP suppliers as the current regime. The intention remains to have a tariff only system in place on 1 January 2006.

    [02] Commission approves acquisition of joint control of CPI by Electra and CVC

    The European Commission has cleared, under the EU Merger Regulation, the acquisition of joint control by Electra Partners Europe SA of France and CVC Capital Partners Advisory Company (CVC) of Luxembourg over the monochrome book manufacturing activities of the Chevrillon Philippe Industrie group (CPI) of France. After examining the operation, the Commission concluded that the proposed operation will not significantly impede effective competition in the European Economic Area or any substantial part of it.

    [03] Commission clears acquisition of CCS by Advent

    The European Commission has granted clearance under the EU Merger Regulation to the acquisition of sole control of Česká společnost pro platební (CCS) of the Czech Republic by Advent International Corporation (Advent) of the US. Advent is a globally active private equity investor, which focuses on the acquisition of equity and the management of investment funds. CCS is a joint stock company incorporated under the laws of the Czech Republic. CCS jointly owns a Slovak limited liability company, CCS Slovenská spoločnost pre platobné karty s.r.o. (CCS Slovakia), with the German company Union Tank Eckstein GmbH Co. (UTA). The CCS companies are active in fuel payment management in the Czech Republic and Slovakia by offering specialised card payment systems (including "Chip and PIN" based systems) for the purchases of fuel and other products and services relating to the operations of company cars and car pools. The operation was examined under the simplified merger review procedure.

    [04] Commission clears acquisition of APC by Barclays

    The European Commission has granted clearance under the EU Merger Regulation to the acquisition of sole control of Alstom Power Conversion (APC) of France, part of Alstom Holdings, by Barclays Private Equity France (Barclays) of France, controlled by Barclays Bank Plc of the UK. Barclays Bank PLC is a financial services provider. It controls investment funds, holding a number of portfolio companies in various industries, including some engineering companies. Alstom Power Conversion is primarily involved in engineering projects to enable the conversion of electrical power into productive performance. The operation was examined under the simplified merger review procedure.

    [05] La Commission juge illégale l'application du régime d'aides de la province de Bolzano, mais elle approuve de nouveaux critères de mise en œuvre

    La Commission européenne a décidé que les critères de mise en œuvre des mesures d'aide accordées par la province de Bolzano (Italie) étaient contraires aux règles du traité CE relatives aux aides d'Etat (article 88, paragraphe 3). Les aides du régime en cause ont donc été octroyées abusivement et doivent être récupérées. La Commission a cependant approuvé de nouveaux critères de mise en œuvre qui mettent le régime en conformité avec les règles relatives aux aides d'Etat, de sorte que le régime peut subsister, mais sous une forme modifiée.

    [06] Commission proposes to open aviation negotiations with Ukraine

    The European Commission has proposed today to open negotiations with Ukraine to develop a common aviation area. The aim is to further deepen aviation relations with Ukraine following the negotiation of a so-called "horizontal" air agreement in June. Vice-President Jacques Barrot, in charge of transport, said : "By sharing the benefits of the single aviation market, both Ukraine and the EU will improve their relationship and create benefits for aviation industries and consumers".

    [07] Juillet 2005 : excédent de €7,2 milliards du commerce extérieur pour la zone euro ; déficit de €3,2 milliards pour l'UE25

    D'après les premières estimations pour le mois de juillet 2005, la zone euro a enregistré un excédent du commerce extérieur de €7,2 milliards avec le reste du monde, contre +12,9 milliards en juillet 2004. Le solde enregistré au mois de juin 2005 était de +7,6 milliards, contre +8,3 milliards en juin 2004. En juillet 2005, les exportations, corrigées des variations saisonnières, ont progressé de 0,9% par rapport juin 2005, et les importations de 4,0%. Les premières estimations du solde des échanges extra-UE25 pour le mois de juillet 2005 indiquent un déficit de €3,2 milliards, contre un excédent de €1,0 milliard en juillet 2004. Au mois de juin 2005, le solde était de -1,8 milliard, contre -2,5 milliards en juin 2004. En juillet 2005, les exportations, corrigées des variations saisonnières, ont augmenté de 0,1% par rapport juin 2005, et les importations de 2,8%. Ces données sont publiées par Eurostat.

    [08] Autre matériel diffusé

    Speech by Siim Kallas : "The European Commission's buildings policy - past, present and future" (26/09)

    Speech by Benita Ferrero-Waldner : "Laudatio: Zukunft gestalten" (26/09, Wels)

    Discours de Mme Reding : "Europa, die Medien und die europäische Medienpolitik" (26/09, Berlin) From EUROPA, the European Commission Server at http://europa.eu.int/


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