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EU News Flashes and Events for 97-05-05

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

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


CONTENTS

  • [01] Date set for meeting with Blair
  • [02] EU's Santer congratulates Blair
  • [03] EU states welcome Blair
  • [04] Van Miert/Blair role in Europe
  • [05] Labour win to change workers laws
  • [06] U.S./EU/meat trade deal
  • [07] Coca-Cola/Carlsberg full probe
  • [08] Tenneco buy of KNP BT unit
  • [09] Santer hits at Renault
  • [10] Main EU events for May 5

  • [01] Date set for meeting with Blair

    THE HAGUE - EU leaders will hold their first meeting with Tony Blair in three weeks time amid cautious optimism it will prove easier to do business with Britain's new Labour prime minister than with his Conservative predecessors.

    [02] EU's Santer congratulates Blair

    BRUSSELS - European Commission President Jacques Santer congratulated British Labour leader Tony Blair on his election as British Prime Minister on Friday and said he wanted to meet him as soon as possible.

    [03] EU states welcome Blair

    BRUSSELS - Britain's European partners on Friday welcomed the Labour Party's landslide general election victory and expressed hope a new government under Tony Blair would be an easier partner in European integration.

    [04] Van Miert/Blair role in Europe

    BRUSSELS - European Union Commissioner Karel Van Miert said on Saturday Britain's new prime minister Tony Blair was a pragmatic man who should be able to play an important role in Europe.

    [05] Labour win to change workers laws

    BRUSSELS - British workers can expect the same level of social protection as their continental cousins if Britain's new Labour government keeps its promise to sign the European Union's Social Chapter.

    [06] U.S./EU/meat trade deal

    BRUSSELS - The European Commission said on Friday it may take the U.S. to the World Trade Organisation because of Washington's plans to block imports of EU poultry in a row over food safety rules.

    [07] Coca-Cola/Carlsberg full probe

    BRUSSELS - The European Commission said on Friday it had opened a full probe into a proposed joint venture between Coca Cola Co and Carlsberg A/S of Denmark.

    [08] Tenneco buy of KNP BT unit

    BRUSSELS - The European Commission said on Friday it had approved a plan by U.S. company Tenneco to buy the protective and flexible packaging division of KNP BT.

    [09] Santer hits at Renault

    PARIS - European Commission President Jacques Santer denounced on Saturday as "inexcusable" the way French auto maker Renault SA closed its factory at Vilvoorde, Belgium, in February.

    [10] Main EU events for May 5

    BRUSSELS - Finnish Prime Minister Paavo Lipponen meets European Commission President Santer and Commissioners de Silguy, Oreja and Bjerregaard; discussions to cover state of the inter-governmental conference on EU treaty reforms, economic and monetary union, EU enlargement and the EU's northern dimension.

    BRUSSELS - European Commission President Santer meets Belgian Finance Minister Philippe Maystadt.

    BRUSSELS - Commissioner Wulf-Mathies meets Flanders Regional Prime Minister Luc van den Brande.

    WASHINGTON - Commissioner Brittan on official visit (and Tuesday).

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    © ECSC - EC - EAEC, Brussels-Luxembourg, 1995, 1996


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