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EU News Flashes and Events for 97-04-08

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


CONTENTS

  • [01] EMU start in 1999/De Sliguy
  • [02] EU rift on China rights
  • [03] Meeting on code of conduct
  • [04] EU-Mexico trade deal agreement
  • [05] Norway-EU talks in salmon row
  • [06] EU companies should work closely
  • [07] Oilseed varieties for area aid
  • [08] Russian, Polish zinc duties
  • [09] Main EU events for April 8

  • [01] EMU start in 1999/De Sliguy

    BRUSSELS - European monetary affairs commissioner Yves-Thibault de Silguy said on Monday the outcome of the weekend meeting of European Union finance ministers in Noordwijk, the Netherlands, meant the single currency would definitely see the light in 1999.

    [02] EU rift on China rights

    NOORDWIJK, Netherlands - European Union foreign ministers made little tangible progress towards agreement on wide-ranging bloc reforms during a two-day meeting that was sidetracked by a row over human rights in China.

    [03] Meeting on code of conduct

    NOORDWIJK, Netherlands - EU social affairs ministers will meet trade unionists and employers on April 15 in Brussels to discuss a code of conduct for companyies planning plant closures.

    [04] EU-Mexico trade deal agreement

    NOORDWIJK, Netherlands - Mexico has bowed to European Union insistance on a human rights clause in a potentially lucrative trade deal and negotiations for a final agreement will begin in June, Foreign Minister Jose Angel Gurria said on Monday.

    [05] Norway-EU talks in salmon row

    BRUSSELS - Norwegian Foreign Minister Bjoern Tore Godal on Monday called for further talks with the European Union to settle a row over trade in farmed salmon.

    [06] EU companies should work closely

    BRUSSELS - Europe's ability to create jobs and compete on world markets would improve if big companies worked more closely with small ones, a report published by a group of top European corporations said on Monday.

    [07] Oilseed varieties for area aid

    BRUSSELS - About 80 oilseed varieties will be added to an approved list eligible for European Union subsidies under area aid schemes, an EU member state official said on Monday.

    [08] Russian, Polish zinc duties

    BRUSSELS - The European Commission said on Monday it was imposing provisional anti-dumping duties on imports of unalloyed, unwrought zinc from Russia and Poland.

    [09] Main EU events for April 8

    LEIDEN, Netherlands - EU-Rio Group meeting involving South American countries and Mexico, Panama, Trinidad, Tobago and Costa Rica (second of two days); European Commissioner Marin holds news conference on the outcome of the meeting in Noordwijk at 1545 GMT.

    MAASTRICHT, Netherlands - EU culture ministers hold informal meeting (third of three days); closing news conference at 1030 GMT.

    BRUSSELS - Inter-governmental conference representatives meeting begins at 0800 GMT.

    STRASBOURG - European Parliament plenary session begins at 0700 GMT (second of five days). Debates on respect for human rights, creation of a European monitoring unit on racism and xenophobia, harmonisation of the rules on driving licences.

    BRUSSELS - Commissioner Oreja attends EP Economic Committee at 1300 GMT.

    BRUSSELS - WTO Director General Renato Ruggiero attends EP External Economic Relations Committee at 1500 GMT.

    BRUSSELS - European Commissioner van den Broek attends EP Foreign Affairs Committee at 1600 GMT.


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


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