Read the Treaty Establishing the European Community (Rome, 25 March 1957) Read the Convention Relating to the Regime of the Straits (24 July 1923) Read the Convention Relating to the Regime of the Straits (24 July 1923)
HR-Net - Hellenic Resources Network Compact version
Today's Suggestion
Read The "Macedonian Question" (by Maria Nystazopoulou-Pelekidou)
HomeAbout HR-NetNewsWeb SitesDocumentsOnline HelpUsage InformationContact us
Thursday, 18 July 2024
 
News
  Latest News (All)
     From Greece
     From Cyprus
     From Europe
     From Balkans
     From Turkey
     From USA
  Announcements
  World Press
  News Archives
Web Sites
  Hosted
  Mirrored
  Interesting Nodes
Documents
  Special Topics
  Treaties, Conventions
  Constitutions
  U.S. Agencies
  Cyprus Problem
  Other
Services
  Personal NewsPaper
  Greek Fonts
  Tools
  F.A.Q.
 

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

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] La Commission publie une série d'indicateurs structurels actualisés en vue du Conseil européen de printemps
  • [02] Commission grants €8 million in humanitarian aid for Colombia
  • [03] Commission increases the Risk Capital Facility for the Mediterranean countries
  • [04] Inauguration of the International Criminal Court
  • [05] Commission launches debate on the future of textiles trade
  • [06] Autre matériel diffusé Midday Express 11/03/2003 TXT: FR ENPDF:DOC:Midday Express 11/03/2003

  • [01] La Commission publie une série d'indicateurs structurels actualisés en vue du Conseil européen de printemps

    La Commission européenne a publié ce jour une série d'indicateurs structurels actualisés qui permettront de mesurer les progrès réalisés dans la stratégie de renouveau économique, social et environnemental définie à Lisbonne. Elle avait publié une série d'indicateurs provisoires en même temps que son rapport de printemps en janvier dernier, dans un document de travail des services de la Commission. Pour la première fois, ces indicateurs intégraient les futurs Etats membres et les pays candidats. Ces données ont été confirmées et complétées depuis lors, ce qui a permis de combler certaines lacunes et dans certains cas, de prendre en compte des années supplémentaires. Les nouvelles données reflètent la situation au 17 février 2003. Les indicateurs structurels sont par ailleurs régulièrement actualisés en ligne tout au long de l'année. Le Conseil européen se réunira le 21 mars pour examiner les progrès réalisés par rapport aux objectifs de la stratégie approuvée à Lisbonne en mars 2000 pour faire de l'économie européenne la plus compétitive du monde en 2010. Ses travaux s'appuieront sur le rapport de printemps de la Commission.

    [02] Commission grants €8 million in humanitarian aid for Colombia

    The European Commission has granted €8 million in humanitarian aid to help victims of conflict in Colombia. The funding is being channelled through the Humanitarian Aid Office (ECHO), which comes under the responsibility of Commissioner Poul Nielson. Most of this aid will go to providing food, bed sheets, cooking sets and hygiene products to around 200,000 people in the country who have been displaced by the conflict.

    [03] Commission increases the Risk Capital Facility for the Mediterranean countries

    The European Commission has decided to increase by €22 million the Risk Capital Facility for the EU Mediterranean neighbours that benefit from MEDA funding (Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Syria, Tunisia, West Bank and Gaza Strip) with a view to upgrading their financial sector, making their industry more competitive and supporting privatisation. Priority will be given to those countries or territories that have already signed an Association Agreement with the EU. The Risk Capital Facility, managed by the European Investment Bank (EIB), is a key instrument of EU support in enhancing the economic transition and strengthening the development of the private sector of the MEDA countries. This €22 million will be added to the €50 million already granted to these countries in 2001 and it is envisaged to grant a further €28 million in 2004.

    [04] Inauguration of the International Criminal Court

    The European Commission warmly welcomes the inauguration today of the International Criminal Court in The Hague. On this occasion, the Commissioner for External Relations Chris Patten stated : "The inauguration of the International Criminal Court is a historic achievement, perhaps the most significant development in international law since the creation of the United Nations. This landmark has been made possible by the joint efforts of governments, international organisations and civil society worldwide. The Court brings hope for the thousands of victims who have suffered in the past from atrocities over which the Court will have jurisdiction : crimes against humanity, genocide and war crimes. The Court sends a powerful message to any potential perpetrator of such crimes : impunity has ended."

    [05] Commission launches debate on the future of textiles trade

    On 5-6 May 2003, European Trade Commissioner Pascal Lamy will host a major conference in Brussels on "The Future of Textiles and Clothing Trade after 2005". In preparation, the Commission has launched an open consultation on the future of textiles trade policy. Through a dedicated internet forum, interested parties from all over the world can submit their ideas and contributions on trade in textile policies. "In less than two years we shall see the elimination of quota restrictions which have been a feature of world trade in textiles for 40 years. The time is ripe for a fresh, open and thorough analysis of all aspects of textiles trade and we want to hear the views from all interested parties so that we can draw the right conclusions", said Pascal Lamy.

    [06] Autre matériel diffusé

    Speech by Romano Prodi : "The state of the Union in 2003" at the plenary session of the European Parliament (Strasbourg)

    From EUROPA, the European Commission Server at http://europa.eu.int/
    © ECSC - EC - EAEC, Brussels-Luxembourg, 1995, 1996


    Midday Express: News from the EU Commission Spokesman's Briefings Directory - Previous Article - Next Article
    Back to Top
    Copyright © 1995-2023 HR-Net (Hellenic Resources Network). An HRI Project.
    All Rights Reserved.

    HTML by the HR-Net Group / Hellenic Resources Institute, Inc.
    midex2html v1.04 run on Tuesday, 11 March 2003 - 12:30:08 UTC