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European Commission Spokesman's Briefing for 00-01-04

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

MIDDAY EXPRESS

News from the Spokesman's midday briefing

Nouvelles du rendez-vous de midi du Porte-Parole 04/01/2000b


CONTENTS / CONTENU

  • [01] Commission Y2K monitoring centre reports glitch-free rollover
  • [02] Le chômage dans la zone euro stable à 9,8% ; l'UE15 stable à 9,0%

  • [01] Commission Y2K monitoring centre reports glitch-free rollover

    The smooth transition over the rollover weekend confirms the predictions of most experts that due to the thorough and serious preparations mounted in critical systems and infrastructure sectors, the impact of Y2K bug related problems has been largely neutralised. A cumulative effect may appear in the weeks or months to come, as a large number of small glitches builds up in systems that are increasingly inter-connected. In the countries of the European Union, Y2K coordinators will continue to be vigilant, and to share information with each other. The European Commission's monitoring centre (which until yesterday maintained a 24/24 hour watch) is in the process of reducing its out-hours of activity, based upon the continuing smooth resumption of normal working operations throughout the world. Key personnel will be on telephone stand-by until the end of the week, and the virtual network of individual experts, of which it forms part, will remain intact and ready to mobilise at short notice if needed.

    [02] Le chômage dans la zone euro stable à 9,8% ; l'UE15 stable à 9,0%

    Le taux de chômage de la zone euro, corrigé des variations saisonnières, est de 9,8% en novembre 1999, inchangé par rapport aux données révisées du mois d'octobre, selon les données publiées aujourd'hui par Eurostat, l'Office statistique des Communautés européennes à Luxembourg. En novembre 1998, le taux était de 10,6%. Le taux de chômage de l'Union européenne (UE15) est de 9,0% en novembre 1999, inchangé par rapport aux données révisées d'octobre 1999. Il s'élevait à 9,7% en novembre 1998. Les taux les plus bas sont observés au Luxembourg (2,6%) et aux Pays-Bas (2,8% en octobre), suivis de l'Autriche (4,2%), du Danemark (4,2% en octobre) et du Portugal (4,7%). Le taux de chômage de l'Espagne (15.4%) est toujours le plus élevé de l'UE15. Au cours des douze derniers mois, les baisses relatives les plus importantes ont été observées aux Pays-Bas (de 3,6 à 2, 8% en octobre), en Irlande (de 7,3 à 6,0%) et en Espagne (de 18,1 à 15,4%).

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