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EU News Flashes and Events for 96-07-19

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CONTENTS

  • [01] EU's Mediterranean plan
  • [02] EU probe Danish shipbuilding aid
  • [03] No decision on media pluralism
  • [04] Suu Kyi calls via video for peace
  • [05] MEPs approve EU approach to Turkey
  • [06] MEPs set out spending for 1996-97
  • [07] European steel industry report
  • [08] MEPs approve new EIB loan scheme
  • [09] Committee of inquiry into BSE
  • [10] EU regulation on South Africa
  • [11] EU plans marathon on farm prices
  • [12] 5 pct cereals set-aside
  • [13] Germany against EU 1995 hops aid
  • [14] Powers pledge global warming fight
  • [15] Main EU events for July 19

  • [01] EU's Mediterranean plan

    BRUSSELS - An ambitious European Union trade and investment plan for the Mediterranean has finally ground into action, but still faces difficulties -- not least Greece's uneasy acceptance of arch-foe Turkey's inclusion.

    [02] EU probe Danish shipbuilding aid

    BRUSSELS - The European Commission announced on Thursday it was probing Danish shipbuilding aid, because it might have exceeded what is allowed under European Union law.

    [03] No decision on media pluralism

    BRUSSELS - The European Commission has put off by at least a week a decision on the draft directive on media concentrations, an EU official said on Thursday.

    [04] Suu Kyi calls via video for peace

    BRUSSELS - Burmese democracy campaigner and Nobel prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi called in a smuggled video on Thursday for international sanctions to be imposed on Burma to force political change on the Rangoon government.

    [05] MEPs approve EU approach to Turkey

    STRASBOURG - The European Parliament adopted a proposal on Thursday which aims to ensure that the trade aspects of the customs union between the European Union and Turkey operate properly.

    [06] MEPs set out spending for 1996-97

    STRASBOURG - MEPs set out their position on the European Union's draft revised budget for 1996 and the draft budget for 1997 on Thursday, in preparation for next week's talks on EU spending between the three EU institutions.

    [07] European steel industry report

    STRASBOURG - The European Parliament adopted a report on Thursday calling for a strong line on state aid to the steel sector.

    [08] MEPs approve new EIB loan scheme

    STRASBOURG - MEPs approved on Thursday a proposal to renew an EU guarantee to the European Investment Bank against losses on loans for development projects in Asia and Latin America.

    [09] Committee of inquiry into BSE

    STRASBOURG - MEPs agreed on Thursday to set up a European Parliament committee of inquiry into alleged infringements of the EU ban on British beef exports and claims of maladministration of the mad cow crisis.

    [10] EU regulation on South Africa

    STRASBOURG - The European Parliament gave its second reading on Thursday to a draft regulation on development cooperation with South Africa.

    [11] EU plans marathon on farm prices

    BRUSSELS - A marathon push for long overdue agreement on the annual farm prices package is planned by the European Union's Irish Presidency next week, a government official said.

    [12] 5 pct cereals set-aside

    BRUSSELS - European Union farm ministers are likely to agree next week a proposal to halve the 1997/98 cereals compulsory set-aside rate to five percent, an Irish EU Presidency official said on Thursday.

    [13] Germany against EU 1995 hops aid

    BRUSSELS - Germany has said it will vote against a regulation setting the aid for the 1995 European Union hop harvest at next week's farm ministers meeting, an Irish government official said on Thursday.

    [14] Powers pledge global warming fight

    GENEVA - Key world powers, led by the United States and the European Union, pledged on Thursday to fight global warming by working for an early accord attacking gas emissions produced by the use of oil and coal.

    [15] Main EU events for July 19

    STRASBOURG - European Parliament plenary session resumes at 0700 GMT (last of five days).

    DUBLIN - Informal Environment Council (Friday-Sunday); main discussions focus on waste management.

    Sunday - Belgian independence day.


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


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