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European Commission Spokesman's Briefing for 06-08-17

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] Danuta Hübner: "European Regional Policy will continue to support the Baltic Sea Region"
  • [02] Lebanon/Environment: International co-ordination efforts to contain oil spill in Lebanon are under way
  • [03] Industrial production down by 0.1% in euro area - Stable in EU25
  • [04] Euro area annual inflation down to 2.4% - EU25 unchanged at 2.4%
  • [05] Commission clears acquisition of Centro Energia by Endesa and Foster Midday Express of 2006-08-17 Reference: MEX/06/0817 Date: 17/08/2006 EXME06 / 17.8

    MIDDAY EXPRESS

    News from the Communication Directorate General's midday briefing

    Nouvelles du rendez-vous de midi de la Direction Générale Communicationb

    17/08/06


  • [01] Danuta Hübner: "European Regional Policy will continue to support the Baltic Sea Region"

    Regional Policy Commissioner Danuta Hübner today attends the conference "Prosperity and Sustainability" in Visby, Sweden, to deliver a key note speech on "Strengthening co-operation in the Baltic Sea region". Commissioner Hübner will meet the Swedish Prime Minister Göran Persson, the Prime Minister of Finland, Matti Vanhanen, and the Prime Minister of Lithuania, Gediminas Kirkilas. Organised by the Swedish Government, the conference brings together about 250 high representatives from national and regional administrations, international institutions, and civil society and business organisations in order to discuss issues of common concern as regards the sustainable economic, social and environmental development of the Baltic Sea Region.

    [02] Lebanon/Environment: International co-ordination efforts to contain oil spill in Lebanon are under way

    After the cessation of hostilities international organisations are beginning to co-ordinate their assistance to Lebanon to fight against the oil-spill. International organisations involved in the response to marine pollution emergencies are meeting on 17 August in Athens in order to agree on an action plan aiming at co-ordinating follow up actions to those carried out by the European Commission in the framework of the monitoring and information Centre (MIC) on civil protection in Lebanon.

    [03] Industrial production down by 0.1% in euro area - Stable in EU25

    Seasonally adjusted industrial production declined by 0.1% in the euro area in June 2006 compared to May 2006. Production rose by 1.8% in May3 and fell by 0.7% in April. Output in the EU25 remained unchanged in June 2006, after an increase of 1.3% in May and a decrease of 0.2% in April. In June 2006 compared to June 2005, industrial production rose by 4.3% in the euro area and by 4.0% in the EU25. These estimates are released by Eurostat.

    [04] Euro area annual inflation down to 2.4% - EU25 unchanged at 2.4%

    Euro area annual inflation was 2.4% in July 2006, down from 2.5% in June. A year earlier the rate was 2.2%. Monthly inflation was -0.1% in July 2006. EU25 annual inflation was 2.4% in July 2006, unchanged compared to June. A year earlier the rate was 2.1%. Monthly inflation was -0.1% in July 2006. EICP annual inflation was 2.4% in July 2006.

    These figures come from Eurostat.

    [05] Commission clears acquisition of Centro Energia by Endesa and Foster

    The European Commission has granted clearance under the EU Merger Regulation to the acquisition of joint control of Centro Energia Ferrara S.p.A. (‘CEF’, Italy) and Centro Energia Teverola S.p.A. (‘CET’, Italy) by Endesa Europa S.L. (‘Endesa’, Spain) and Foster Wheeler Italiana S.p.A. (‘FWI’, Italy). Endesa deals with production and commercialisation of energy. FWI activities concern engineering, construction and power generation equipment. CEF and CET are both active in the electricity generation. From EUROPA, the European Commission Server at http://europa.eu.int/

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