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EU News Flashes and Events for 97-04-29

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

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


CONTENTS

  • [01] Europol crimefighting role
  • [02] EU to agree employment clause
  • [03] EU leaders' careers hang on EMU
  • [04] EU seeks to narrow wealth gap
  • [05] Denmark's EU membership legality
  • [06] EU ambassadors to return to Iran
  • [07] EU plays down Boeing subsidy
  • [08] May 29 Telecoms Council postponed
  • [09] Main EU events for April 29

  • [01] Europol crimefighting role

    LUXEMBOURG - The European Union said on Monday it was prepared to strengthen the powers of its Europol police agency so it could more effectively combat organised crime running rampant across its free borders.

    [02] EU to agree employment clause

    HAMBURG, Germany - Dutch Foreign Minister Hans van Mierlo said on Monday he believed European Union members would agree on including a clause on unemployment in the revision of the EU treaty to be agreed in Amsterdam in June.

    [03] EU leaders' careers hang on EMU

    BRUSSELS - Europe's leaders are increasingly finding their careers tied to the success or failure of monetary union with a number facing exile to the political wilderness if events turn against them.

    [04] EU seeks to narrow wealth gap

    BRUSSELS - European Commissioners sought on Monday to hide deep divisions and forge a united front in the battle to narrow a wide gap in living standards between rich and poor EU members and prepare for expansion eastwards.

    [05] Denmark's EU membership legality

    COPENHAGEN - A Danish court on Monday set May 26 as the date for the start of a suit by 10 Danes challenging the legality of Denmark's European Union membership.

    [06] EU ambassadors to return to Iran

    BRUSSELS - European Union countries are expected to send their ambassadors back to Iran this week, a fortnight after a German court found Tehran involved in the murder of Kurdish opposition leaders.

    [07] EU plays down Boeing subsidy

    BRUSSELS - The European Commission said on Monday it had discussed aviation subsidy rules with the United States but denied the talks had anything to do with its anti-trust probe into merger plans by U.S. aircraft maker Boeing Co.

    [08] May 29 Telecoms Council postponed

    BRUSSELS - The EU Telecommunications Council scheduled for May 29 has been postponed for lack of a substantive agenda, the Dutch EU presidency said on Monday.

    [09] Main EU events for April 29

    LUXEMBOURG - EU foreign ministers meeting begins at 0730 GMT (first of two days); discussions focus on relations with Iran and Turkey, preparations by Poland and Hungary to join the EU, inter-governmental conference on EU treaty reforms.

    THE HAGUE - Dutch Social and Economic Council holds forum on "The future of the social dialogue at Community level" (second of two days). European Commissioner Flynn gives closing address.


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


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