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EU News Flashes and Events for 97-04-09

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


CONTENTS

  • [01] EU/Latin America future relations
  • [02] EU/Latin America trade relations
  • [03] Castro/EU/Latam summit
  • [04] EU at odds on book pricing
  • [05] Protocol on public broadcasting
  • [06] EU, Russia strike deal on steel
  • [07] EP to vote on fuel/car emissions
  • [08] MEPs condemn human rights abuse
  • [09] Fischler animal cruelty in transit
  • [10] Main EU events for April 9

  • [01] EU/Latin America future relations

    NOORDWIJK, Netherlands - The European Union and Latin America on Tuesday pledged to forge closer relations, aiming for increased trade and planning a first summit before the end of the century.

    [02] EU/Latin America trade relations

    NOORDWIJK, Netherlands - The European Union on Tuesday extended trade privileges granted to five Andean nations and said greater effort would be made to increase European investment in the region.

    [03] Castro/EU/Latam summit

    NOORDWIJK, Netherlands - Cuban leader Fidel Castro will be invited to attend a first European Union/Latin America summit scheduled to take place in either Panama or Brazil in the next 18 months, EU officials said on Tuesday.

    [04] EU at odds on book pricing

    MAASTRICHT, the Netherlands - EU culture ministers and the European Commission were at odds on Tuesday over whether cross-border agreements on book pricing should be allowed to continue.

    [05] Protocol on public broadcasting

    MAASTRICHT, the Netherlands - - European Union culture ministers came out on Tuesday in favour of attaching a protocol on the need for public service broadcasting to the EU treaty under revision in the inter-governmental conference.

    [06] EU, Russia strike deal on steel

    BRUSSELS - The European Commission on Tuesday announced a deal with Moscow that will allow Russia gradually to increase its steel exports to the European Union to the end of 2001, when free trade will be introduced.

    [07] EP to vote on fuel/car emissions

    BRUSSELS - Draft EU rules on fuel quality and engine emission standards are likely to come under fire for being too weak on Wednesday, when the European Parliament debates its response to European Commission proposals.

    [08] MEPs condemn human rights abuse

    STRASBOURG - The European Parliament on Tuesday criticised Britain and several other European Union countries for violating human rights.

    [09] Fischler animal cruelty in transit

    STRASBOURG - The European Commission is to propose the withdrawal of export aid to animal exporters who do not respect European rules on the welfare of live animals in transport, EU farm commissioner Franz Fischler said on Tuesday.

    [10] Main EU events for April 9

    STRASBOURG - European Parliament plenary session begins at 0700 GMT (third of five days). Debates on "auto oil" programme on car pollution, Middle East peace process, Council and Commission statements on Albania and Hong Kong.

    STRASBOURG - European Commission regular weekly meeting begins at 0700 GMT; Commissioner Cresson holds news conference at 1000 GMT on the fifth framework programme for research and technological development; Commissioner Kinnock holds news conference at 1030 GMT on 1997-2001 programme to promote road safety in the EU.

    BRUSSELS - European Commission holds news conference on the outcome of the G- 24 meeting on Bulgaria at 1100 GMT.

    BRUSSELS - European Commissioner Brittan meets Norwegian Foreign Minister Bjoern Tore Godal and Fisheries Minister Karl Eirik Schuett-Pedersen at 0730 GMT. Discussions focus on the Commission's ongoing anti-subsidy and anti- dumping proceedings concerning imports of Norwegian farmed Atlantic salmon - followed by a news conference at 0815 GMT.


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