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European Commission Spokesman's Briefing for 00-04-10

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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 Service Presse et Communicationb

10/04/2000


CONTENTS / CONTENU

  • [01] La Commission autorise le rachat de Blue Circle par Lafarge
  • [02] EU allocates additional funds to Turkey for the pre-accession strategy
  • [03] Margot Wallström welcomes G8 commitments on climate change and sustainable development
  • [04] Loyola de Palacio soutient la Commission du Danube dans ses efforts pour rendre ce fleuve à nouveau navigable

  • [01] La Commission autorise le rachat de Blue Circle par Lafarge

    La Commission européenne a autorisé le rachat de Blue Circle Industries plc. par Lafarge S.A. en vertu des règles communautaires relatives au contrôle des concentrations, sous réserve d'une condition. Ces deux entreprises ont des activités dans le monde entier dans le secteur des matériaux de construction, qui comprennent le ciment gris et blanc, les adjuvants, le béton prêt à l'emploi, les tuiles à base de béton, le béton préfabriqué et d'autres produits. Dans l'EEE, l'opération créera des liens verticaux entre, en amont, les produits à base de ciment et les adjuvants et, en aval, les produits en béton au Royaume-Uni, en Grèce et au Danemark. L'enquête de la Commission a révélé que l'opération aurait soulevé des problèmes de concurrence sur le marché danois des tuiles à base de béton, aussi la société Lafarge s'est-elle engagée à céder ses activités sur ce marché afin de les résoudre.

    [02] EU allocates additional funds to Turkey for the pre-accession strategy

    EU Foreign Affairs Ministers unanimously adopted a European Commission proposal to provide Turkey with a euro 15 million grant during a three-year period. The adoption of this regulation is a direct consequence of the conclusions of the Helsinki European Council of December 1999. At that time the Heads of State and Government stated that Turkey is a candidate country designated to join the Union and that Turkey, like other candidates States, will benefit from a pre-accession strategy. Coming back from an official visit to Ankara, Commissioner Günter Verheugen - in charge of the enlargement process - underlined that it is essential to provide financial assistance to stimulate and to support Turkey's reforms.

    [03] Margot Wallström welcomes G8 commitments on climate change and sustainable development

    G8 Environment Ministers and European Commissioner for Environment, Margot Wallström, met in Otsu, Japan, on 7-9 April to discuss a range of international sustainable development issues. Mrs Wallström expressed her satisfaction with the outcome of the meeting : "I think it is crucial that we, as G8 countries, have committed ourselves to an outcome of COP6 that ensures the environmental integrity of the Kyoto Protocol and its targets. This is a promising perspective for The Hague later this year. Around the table we shared the view that at Rio+10 in 2002 we have to move from words to action. We must also address poverty eradication as the key concern for developing countries. Protection of the environment and economic development of the poorer countries can go together." The results of the meeting are contained in a Communiqué adopted by the Ministers on Sunday.

    [04] Loyola de Palacio soutient la Commission du Danube dans ses efforts pour rendre ce fleuve à nouveau navigable

    Madame Loyola de Palacio, vice-présidente de la Commission européenne en charge des transports et de l'énergie, a reçu l'Ambassadeur Strasser, Président de la Commission du Danube, le vendredi 7 avril pour évoquer le projet de désobstruction du Danube à Novi Sad en République Fédérale de Yougoslavie. A cette occasion, la vice-présidente a réitéré le soutien de la Commission à ce projet et lui a demandé que la Commission du Danube mette tout en œuvre pour le réaliser rapidement.

    MIDDAY EXPRESS


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