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EU News Flashes and Events for 96-12-18
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From: EUROPA, the European Commission Server at <http://europa.eu.int>
 No early end to British beef banBRUSSELS - European Union farm ministers gave a cautious welcome on Tuesday to Britain's decision to slaughter 100,000 extra cattle, but warned it could be a long haul before a worldwide ban on British beef exports was lifted.
 Agreement on calves transportBRUSSELS - European Union farm ministers agreed on Tuesday to improve the diet of young cows and to ban by 2006 the use of cramped crates for rearing calves over two months old, EU officials said.
 Action to protect against BSEBRUSSELS - European Union farm ministers on Tuesday rejected a proposal to ban from the human food chain offal from sheep and goats that can harbour scrapie or mad cow disease.
 Council agrees veterinary packageBRUSSELS - The Farm Council agreed on Tuesday a veterinary package consisting of the following measures, the Irish EU Presidency said.
 NATO/new peace force to BosniaBRUSSELS - NATO ordered a new alliance-led peace force into Bosnia for 18 months on Tuesday to police a peace agreement that ended the 43-month-long war last November, diplomats said.
 No decision yet on Helms-BurtonWASHINGTON - U.S. President Bill Clinton said Monday he had not made a final decision on implementing part of an anti-Cuban law that had angered America's European allies that do business on the island.
 U.S./EU to complete trade pactsWASHINGTON - The United States and the European Union should put the finishing touches next month on a series of agreements that would knock down barriers on $40 billion worth of trade, President Clinton said on Monday.
 Finnish roundwood dealBRUSSELS - The European Commission said on Tuesday it had decided to grant a five-year exemption to the Finnish roundwood trade arrangements.
 Promodes control of Gruppo GBRUSSELS, De - The European Commission has cleared the increased stake taken by French retailer Promodes SA in Italian hyper and supermarket Gruppo G Srl, a European Union source said on Tuesday.
 Main EU events for December 18BRUSSELS - NATO defence ministers meeting begins at 0800 GMT (second of two days); Russian Defence Minister Igor Rodinov attends.
BRUSSELS - EU telecoms ministers meeting begins at 1500 GMT; only item on the agenda is the common position on common rules for the development of Community postal services.
BRUSSELS - Dutch Foreign Minister Hans van Mierlo and State Secretary Michiel Patijn hold joint news conference on the Dutch presidency's work programme at 1500 GMT.
BRUSSELS - European Commission regular weekly meeting begins at 0800 GMT; Commissioner Van Miert holds news conference on various state aid decisions and conditions imposed on second mobile phone operator in Spain at 1100 GMT; Commissioner Fischler and Flynn hold joint news conference on the tobacco farm sector and tobacco consumption at 1130 GMT.
BRUSSELS - European Commissioner van den Broek meets Dutch Foreign Minister Hans van Mierlo 1330 GMT.
BRUSSELS - Irish Tourism and Trade Minister Enda Kenny attends EP External Economic Relations Committee at 1000 GMT, EP Transport Committee at 1400 GMT.
BRUSSELS - Commissioner Kinnock attends EP Transport Committee at 1600 GMT.
BRUSSELS - Irish Finance Minister Ruairi Quinn attends EP Economic Committee at 1000 GMT.
BRUSSELS - Economic and Social Committee plenary session begins at 1330 GMT (first of two days); European Commissioner Fischler gives address on "Implications for the CAP of enlargement to countries of central and eastern Europe" at 1400 GMT.
From EUROPA, the European Commission Server at http://europa.eu.int/