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EU News Flashes and Events for 96-07-08

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CONTENTS

  • [01] Mondale hopeful on Japan chip deal
  • [02] Deutsche Telekom cable TV sale
  • [03] EU reviews Hydro Agri/Arnyca
  • [04] Austrians and a single currency
  • [05] Turkey and EU steel body
  • [06] Irish priorities for Farm Councils
  • [07] EU/U.S. in beef hormone trade row
  • [08] BSE committee meeting
  • [09] Greece-Turkey-Aegean exercises
  • [10] Adoption on cartel whistle-blowers
  • [11] Main EU events for July 8

  • [01] Mondale hopeful on Japan chip deal

    TOKYO - U.S. ambassador to Japan Walter Mondale said on Friday he was hopeful the United States and Japan could thrash out a deal on microchip trade ahead of a July 31 deadline.

    [02] Deutsche Telekom cable TV sale

    BRUSSELS - Commissioner Van Miert said on Friday that contrary to news reports, the Commission is not forcing Deutsche Telekom to sell its cable T.V business. German parliament gave the green light to a telecommunications bill that paves the way for deregulation in 1998 amid rising pressure on Deutsche Telekom to sell its cable T.V network.

    [03] EU reviews Hydro Agri/Arnyca

    BRUSSELS - The European Commission said on Friday it had started a routine probe into the acquisition of the whole of Enichem SpA's fertiliser unit Arnyca Srl by Hydro Agri BVA, which belongs to Norsk Hydro AS

    [04] Austrians and a single currency

    VIENNA - Only one out of four Austrians supports the introduction of a single European currency that is scheduled for 1999, a poll released on Friday showed.

    [05] Turkey and EU steel body

    ISTANBUL - Turkey will sign an agreement with the European Coal and Steel Community next week to abolish customs duties mutually on steel trade, trade officials said on Friday.

    [06] Irish priorities for Farm Councils

    BRUSSELS - Agreement on the annual farm price package and 1997 set-aside are the immediate agricultural priorities of the Irish EU Presidency.

    [07] EU/U.S. in beef hormone trade row

    GENEVA - The European Union asked the World Trade Organisation on Friday to set up a panel to decide whether special United States tariffs on EU food and drink exports violated the rules of the watchdog body.

    [08] BSE committee meeting

    BRUSSELS - The European Union's multi-disciplinary committee of scientific experts on bovine spongiform encephalopath discussed operational methods at its first meeting on Friday, a Commission spokesman said.

    [09] Greece-Turkey-Aegean exercises

    BRUSSELS - Greece and Turkey agreed on Saturday to call off military exercises in the Aegean Sea during the peak summer holiday period in an effort to defuse tensions which earlier this year almost resulted in armed conflict.

    [10] Adoption on cartel whistle-blowers

    BRUSSELS - The European Commission is expected to adopt controversial new rules on Wednesday that will help it uncover and investigate secret price- fixing and market-sharing cartels.

    [11] Main EU events for July 8

    BRUSSELS - EU finance ministers meeting begins at 0800 GMT; agenda includes public hearing on the Irish presidency programme at 0900 GMT and meeting with eastern and central European counterparts at 1400 GMT.

    BRUSSELS - Commissioner Marin meets Hong Kong Governor Chris Patten; Patten addresses lunch meeting of the Royal Institute for International Relations on "Why Hong Kong matters to Europe" at 1030 GMT, followed by news conference at 1245 GMT.

    BRUSSELS - Commissioner Papoutsis addresses EP Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee on the third multi-annual programme for SMEs at 1300 GMT.

    BRUSSELS - Irish Energy Minister Michael Lowry addresses EP Energy Committee on the Irish EU presidency at 1300 GMT.

    BRUSSELS - International Bosnia mediator Carl Bildt addresses North Atlantic Council meeting.


    From EUROPA, the European Commission Server at http://www.cec.lu/
    © ECSC - EC - EAEC, Brussels-Luxembourg, 1995, 1996


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