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European Commission Spokesman's Briefing for 01-03-27

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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

Midday Express 27/03/2001

  • [01] Pharmaceuticals: high level group established to look at medicines for Europe Work on a new agenda to improve the framework for competitiveness in the pharmaceutical industry and to harness its power to deliver on Europe's health care goals was launched in Brussels today. Commissioners Erkki Liikanen and David Byrne met health and industry ministers, pharmaceutical leaders and patient representatives to establish common ground and agree objectives. These stakeholders will meet three times over the coming year to take stock of progress and suggest solutions to problems as and when they arise. The stakeholders' group will report to Commission President Romano Prodi in April 2002.
  • [02] La Commission adopte son rapport sur la mise en œuvre du code des aides à la sidérurgie en 2000 La Commission européenne a adopté son rapport annuel pour l'an 2000 sur la mise en œuvre du code des aides à la sidérurgie. La Commission a pris des décisions dans 17affaires, dont cinq ont fait l'objet d'une autorisation sans que la procédure formelle d'examen ait été ouverte, huit ont abouti à une décision finale et les quatre restantes, d'une décision d'ouvrir la procédure. Les affaires qui se sont révélées les plus problématiques sont celles portant sur des aides à l'investissement destinées à la protection de l'environnement. Dans trois de ces affaires, la Commission a pris une décision initiale d'ouvrir la procédure, et dans une affaire concernant cinq entreprises, elle a pris une décision négative. Elle a également pris deux décisions partiellement négatives dans deux autres affaires de cette nature.
  • [03] David Byrne on official visit to Washington Commissioner David Byrne, responsible for Health and Consumer Protection is on official visit to the US from Tuesday, 27 March to Wednesday, 28 March. The objective is to meet representatives of the new Bush administration and to update them on current developments in the EU particularly on food safety and biotechnology. Tuesday 27 March (Washington, DC): 16:00-17:00 Meeting with Ambassador Robert Zoellick, US Trade Representative 17:30- 18:30 Meeting with Alan Larson, Under-Secretary for Economic, Business and Agricultural Affairs Wednesday, 28 March (Washington, DC): 10:00-10:45 Meeting with Agriculture Secretary Ann Veneman 11:15-12:15 Press conference at Delegation of Commission (Contact: Mr. Willy Helin +1/202/862-9530) 15:00-15:30 Meeting with Secretary Tommy Thompson Department of health and human services and Dr. Bernard Schwetz, Acting Principal Deputy of FDC
  • [04] Autre matériel diffusé Discours de Mme Viviane Reding : "L'audiovisuel de service public et les technologies numériques" Discours de M. Chris Patten : "Introductory remarks at the XVII San José-EU Ministerial meeting in Guatemala City"

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