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EU News Flashes and Events for 96-12-13

EU News Flashes and Events Directory - Previous Article - Next Article

From: EUROPA, the European Commission Server at <http://europa.eu.int>


CONTENTS

  • [01] EU ministers agree budget pact
  • [02] Council/land and air transport
  • [03] WTO/global infotech agreement
  • [04] EU/US to resume veterinary pact
  • [05] British cable television merger
  • [06] EU currency parities correct
  • [07] EP adopts enlargement report
  • [08] Main EU events for November 13

  • [01] EU ministers agree budget pact

    DUBLIN - European finance ministers on Friday agreed key elements of a deal to ensure sound budget policies under a single European Union currency, but left crucial unresolved details to be decided by EU leaders later in the day).

    [02] Council/land and air transport

    BRUSSELS - The Transport Council concluded a heavy agenda on Thursday with a compromise deal for renewed talks with Switzerland and agreement on a series of proposals for bus transport and air carrier liability.

    [03] WTO/global infotech agreement

    SINGAPORE - A ground-breaking agreement on Thursday to free global commerce in information technology swept the World Trade Organisation towards a triumphant inaugural meeting.

    [04] EU/US to resume veterinary pact

    BRUSSELS - The European Union and United States are due to resume negotiations for an agreement on the mutual recognition of veterinary standards on December 18, an Irish EU presidency official said on Thursday.

    [05] British cable television merger

    BRUSSELS - The European Commission said on Thursday it had cleared the merger of the British cable TV interests of Videotron Holdings, Cable & Wireless Plc, Nynex Corp and BCE with those of Mercury Communications.

    [06] EU currency parities correct

    PARIS - The head of the European Union's future central bank said on Thursday that the parities between Europe's major currencies, including the franc and the mark, were now correct.

    [07] EP adopts enlargement report

    BRUSSELS - The European Parliament on Thursday adopted its position on future enlargement of the European Union, urging the Union not to take on new members rashly and to strengthen the EU first through institutional reforms.

    [08] Main EU events for November 13

    STRASBOURG - European Commission regular weekly meeting begins at 0730 GMT; Commissioners Cresson and Fischler hold joint news conference on an action plan on research in Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies (TSE) at 1130 GMT; Commissioner Bjerregaard holds news conference on marketing of genetically-modified maize at 1400 GMT.

    BRUSSELS - Committee of the Regions holds plenary session (first of two days); Austrian Chancellor Franz Vranistzky attends.

    TILBURG, Netherlands - Former German President Richard von Weizsaecker gives address on Culture of European Union at 1900 GMT.


    From EUROPA, the European Commission Server at http://europa.eu.int/
    © ECSC - EC - EAEC, Brussels-Luxembourg, 1995, 1996


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