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European Commission Spokesman's Briefing for 04-08-18

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


CONTENTS / CONTENU

  • [01] Commission clears Syngenta acquisition of seed producer Advanta subject to sale of European operations
  • [02] Pérou: aide humanitaire d’urgence de 1,9 millions € aux victimes de la vague de froid
  • [03] July 2004; Euro-zone/EU 25 annual inflation down to 2.3 Midday Express of 2004-08-18 Reference: MEX/04/0818 Date: 18/08/2004 EXME04 / 18.8

    MIDDAY EXPRESS

    News from the Press and Communication Directorate General's midday briefing

    Nouvelles du rendez-vous de midi de la Direction Générale Presse etb

    Communication

    18/08/04


  • [01] Commission clears Syngenta acquisition of seed producer Advanta subject to sale of European operations

    The European Commission has cleared, under the Merger Regulation, the proposed acquisition of Dutch-based seed producer Advanta B.V. by Swiss- based Syngenta Crop Protection AG. Regulatory clearance is conditional on the subsequent divestment of Advanta’s entire European operations to remove concerns about reduced competition in the market for sugar beet seeds among others.

    [02] Pérou: aide humanitaire d’urgence de 1,9 millions € aux victimes de la vague de froid

    La Commission européenne accorde une aide humanitaire d’urgence de 1,9 million € destinée près de 30.000 habitants des départements andins de Apurimac, Arequipa, Ayacucho, Cusco, Moquegua, Puno et Tacna, touchés par la vague de froid et les tempêtes de neige extrêmes de juillet 2004. Ce financement, décidé après un appel officiel du gouvernement péruvien, sera alloué par le biais de l’Office d’aide humanitaire de la Commission européenne (ECHO). L’aide porte sur deux secteurs principaux : sécurité alimentaire, par l’assistance la survie de 200 000 têtes de bétail sous forme de fourrage, soins vétérinaires et construction d’étables, et la formation des populations et des autorités locales afin d'augmenter leur capacité faire face des catastrophes naturelles dans des régions où elles sont régulières.

    [03] July 2004; Euro-zone/EU 25 annual inflation down to 2.3

    Euro-zone annual inflation fell from 2.4% in June to 2.3% in July 2004, Eurostat, the Statistical Office of the European Communities, reports today. A year earlier the rate was 1.9%. Monthly inflation was -0.2% in July 2004. EU25 annual inflation was 2.3% in July 2004, down from 2.4% in June. A year earlier the rate was 1.8%. Monthly inflation was -0.2% in July 2004. EICP annual inflation was 2.2% in July 2004.

    MIDDAY EXPRESS

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

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