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European Commission Spokesman's Briefing for 06-11-03

Midday Express: News from the EU Commission Spokesman's Briefings Directory - Previous Article - Next Article

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


CONTENTS / CONTENU

  • [01] Quatrième conférence de Vérone sur la sécurité routière: sauver 25 000 vies
  • [02] Telecommunications: Broadband markets in Luxemburg will be further opened to competition
  • [03] New legislation on aviation security comes into force on Monday 6 November.
  • [04] Joe Borg to hear responses to Green Paper on Maritime Policy in Toscany
  • [05] September 2006 - Euro area unemployment stable at 7.8% - EU25 unchanged at 8.0%
  • [06] Rédiffusion
  • [07] Danuta Hübner agrees with Chinese National Development and Reform Commission an ambitious roadmap for cooperation in regional policy
  • [08] Mergers: Commission clears planned acquisition of Bayer Diagnostics by Siemens
  • [09] Autre matériel diffusé
  • [10] Memo on Competition : Commission has carried out inspections in the SRAM (Static Random Access Memorry) sector Midday Express of 2006-11-03 Reference: MEX/06/1103 Date: 03/11/2006 EXME06 / 03.11

    MIDDAY EXPRESS

    News from the Communication Directorate General's midday briefing

    Nouvelles du rendez-vous de midi de la Direction Générale Communicationb

    03/11/06


  • [01] Quatrième conférence de Vérone sur la sécurité routière: sauver 25 000 vies

    Jacques Barrot, vice-président de la Commission européenne, a inauguré aujourd’hui, en compagnie d'Alessandro Bianchi, ministre italien des transports, et de Susanna Huovinen, son homologue finlandaise, la quatrième conférence de Vérone sur la sécurité routière. Plus de 30 délégations ministérielles d'Europe et d’ailleurs se prêteront un débat d’idées sur les pistes d’innovation en matière de sécurité routière. Cette conférence est un événement important pour promouvoir la sécurité routière, compte tenu notamment de l'objectif fixé, savoir une réduction de 50% du nombre d’accidents mortels d’ici 2010.

    [02] Telecommunications: Broadband markets in Luxemburg will be further opened to competition

    In a letter sent on 30 October 2006 to the telecom regulator of Luxembourg, Institut Luxembourgeois de Régulation (“ILR&#8221;), the European Commission welcomes a regulatory measure proposed by ILR at the end of September that will give new market entrants high-speed access to end- customers (or bit-stream access) via the broadband networks of Luxembourg’s telecom incumbent EPT (Entreprise des Postes et Télécommunications). The Commission welcomes in particular that the remedy proposed requires bit-stream access regardless of the technology used by EPT (ADSL2, ADSL2+ and VDSL). Furthermore, the Commission invites the regulator of Luxembourg to ensure that the remedy applied is effective in ensuring competition to the benefit of consumers.

    [03] New legislation on aviation security comes into force on Monday 6 November.

    On Monday 6 November the new European Regulation on aviation security will come into force. This Regulation, which was adopted on 4 October 2006, is designed to protect civil aviation against the threat of home-made liquid explosives. It strictly limits the quantity of liquids that passengers can carry past screening points at airports and then on-board aircraft, while making certain exemptions for small quantities, for medicines and special dietary requirements and for liquids bought at airport shops, such as alcoholic drinks and cosmetics. The Regulation applies to all airports in the European Union. The leaflet which is used by the industry to inform passengers, as well as <a href="http://europa.eu/rapid/pressReleasesAction.do?reference=IP/06/1313&format=HTML&aged=0&language=EN&guiLanguage=fr">IP/06/1313 and <a href="http://europa.eu/rapid/pressReleasesAction.do?reference=MEMO/06/363&format=HTML&aged=0&language=EN&guiLanguage=fr">MEMO/06/363, which the Commission published after the adoption of the legislation, can be found at:

    <a href="http://ec.europa.eu/transport/air_portal/security/rules_liquids/index_en.htm">http://ec.europa.eu/transport/air_portal/security/rules_liquids/index_en.htm

    [04] Joe Borg to hear responses to Green Paper on Maritime Policy in Toscany

    On Monday, European Commissioner for Fisheries and Maritime Affairs, Mr Joe Borg, will be in Livorno, Italy, to attend a seminar entitled "Governance and the future EU maritime policy: which role for the Regions?", organised by the Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions (CPMR). Commissioner Borg will launch the proceedings with a keynote address on the state of play of the Commission's work on developing a Maritime Policy for the Union. Mr Borg's speech will be followed by an initial response to the Green Paper from the CPMR, and a presentation of the opinion given prior to the publication of the Green Paper by the EU Committee of the Regions. In his speech, Mr Borg will recall the strong support which the CPMR has given the Commission since the idea of a Green Paper on an integrated maritime policy was first mooted and encourage the stakeholders to continue to play a leading role in the consultation process, which will run until next summer. The seminar will look at the ways in which regions have acted as initiators of integrated policy proposals and at interregional cooperation in the specific context of the Mediterranean. The Green Paper focuses on the need for a holistic approach to maritime activities in which the economic, social and environmental dimensions are intrinsically linked. Addressing these various aspects under a Maritime Policy would act as a driving force for sustainable development and prosperity. Commissioner Borg will stress the importance of extensive collaboration and consultation with stakeholders at all levels especially the maritime regions, which will be the most direct beneficiaries of any future maritime policy. The CPMR is an independent network established in 1973 to improve collaboration between Europe's maritime regions. This seminar is the 3rd major event dedicated to the Commission's Green Paper which the CPMR has organised.

    [05] September 2006 - Euro area unemployment stable at 7.8% - EU25 unchanged at 8.0%

    Euro area seasonally-adjusted unemployment stood at 7.8% in September 2006, unchanged compared to August3. It was 8.5% in September 2005. The EU254 unemployment rate was 8.0% in September 2006, the same as August3. It was 8.7% in September 2005. In September 2006, the lowest rates were registered in Denmark (3.5%), the Netherlands (4.0%), Ireland (4.2%), Estonia (4.4%) and Austria (4.7%). Unemployment rates were highest in Poland (14.1%), Slovakia (12.8%), Greece (9.0% in the second quarter of 2006), France (8.9%) and Germany5 (8.7%). These figures come from Eurostat.

    [06] Rédiffusion

    [07] Danuta Hübner agrees with Chinese National Development and Reform Commission an ambitious roadmap for cooperation in regional policy

    Regional policy Commissioner Danuta Hübner met today in Brussels Chinese First Vice-Minister Du Ying from the National Development and Reform Commission to take forward the EU-China Regional policy dialogue launched last May in Beijing. Both parties agreed to strengthen bilateral co- operation and on the exchange of information on policies contributing to growth, competitiveness and employment. Three main actions were agreed for further cooperation in 2007: a high level seminar in Brussels to associate most relevant Chinese and EU stakeholders in the field of regional policy; a comprehensive study on definition of Chinese regions, regional statistics and multi-level governance and partnership mechanisms and the promotion of exchange of officials.

    [08] Mergers: Commission clears planned acquisition of Bayer Diagnostics by Siemens

    The European Commission has cleared under the EU Merger Regulation the proposed acquisition of Bayer Diagnostics, the diagnostic division of Bayer Healthcare, a business unit of Bayer AG of Germany, by Siemens AG of Germany. The Commission concluded that the transaction would not significantly impede effective competition in the European Economic Area (EEA) or any substantial part of it.

    [09] Autre matériel diffusé

    [10] Memo on Competition : Commission has carried out inspections in the SRAM (Static Random Access Memorry) sector

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

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