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European Commission Spokesman's Briefing for 05-08-11

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


CONTENTS / CONTENU

  • [01] Take-back systems for e-waste to be in place under EU Directive
  • [02] Elections en C√īte d'Ivoire : soutien de l'UE √ l'organisation et au d√©roulement du scrutin
  • [03] Commission indicator forecasts euro area quarterly GDP growth of 0.2% to 0.6% for the third quarter and 0.4% to 0.8% for the fourth quarter
  • [04] Estimations rapides pour le deuxi√®me trimestre 2005 : le PIB de la zone euro et celui de l'UE25 en hausse de 0,3% Midday Express of 2005-08-11 Reference: MEX/05/0811 Date: 11/08/2005 EXME05 / 11.8

    MIDDAY EXPRESS

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

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

    Communication

    11/08/05


  • [01] Take-back systems for e-waste to be in place under EU Directive

    From Saturday 13 August, all EU citizens should be able to bring their electrical and electronic waste free of charge to shops on a 1:1 basis when they purchase a new product. In addition there should be central collection points for e-waste in all EU Member States. These new facilities for consumers are a result of the EU Directive on Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE). Its goal is to ensure that e-waste, which often contains hazardous substances, is not simply thrown away, but is collected, recycled and reused, with the remaining waste being properly treated. E-waste is the fastest growing waste stream and poses particular problems in the municipal waste stream. Hazardous substances may be released through incineration and landfilling. The Directive also requires that from Saturday on, all e-products put on the market are marked with a crossed-out bin so that consumers know that they should not simply throw them away. It also obliges Member States to make sure that producers have set up financing systems to pay for the collection, treatment, recovery and elimination of electro-scrap.

    [02] Elections en C√īte d'Ivoire : soutien de l'UE √ l'organisation et au d√©roulement du scrutin

    La Commission europ√©enne a d√©cid√© aujourd'hui d'apporter son soutien √ la pr√©paration et au d√©roulement des √©lections qui se d√©rouleront au cours du 2√®me semestre en C√īte d'Ivoire. Dans le chemin vers la paix dans ce pays, le processus √©lectoral constitue une √©tape fondamentale devant culminer avec les √©lections pr√©sidentielles pr√©vues pour le 30 octobre de cette ann√©e. Ce soutien, d'un montant de ‚ā¨7,9 millions financ√© par le 9√®me Fonds Europ√©en de D√©veloppement (FED), s'inscrit dans le cadre des efforts men√©s par l'UE pour appuyer ce pays dans le processus de r√©conciliation nationale et de sortie de la crise, √ travers le dialogue et la d√©mocratie. Sa mise en Ňďuvre se d√©roulera en √©troite coop√©ration avec l'administration nationale, la soci√©t√© civile et la communaut√© internationale, notamment avec la m√©diation de l'Union Africaine.

    [03] Commission indicator forecasts euro area quarterly GDP growth of 0.2% to 0.6% for the third quarter and 0.4% to 0.8% for the fourth quarter

    The indicator-based model for quarterly GDP growth for the euro area, developed by the European Commission's Directorate General for Economic and Financial Affairs, forecasts a range 0.2% to 0.6% for the third quarter of 2005, unchanged compared to the previous release. The first forecast for growth in the fourth quarter of 2005 is a range of 0.4% to 0.8%, supported by the lagged effects of favourable exchange rate developments and an improved international environment.

    [04] Estimations rapides pour le deuxième trimestre 2005 : le PIB de la zone euro et celui de l'UE25 en hausse de 0,3%

    Au cours du deuxième trimestre 2005, le PIB de la zone euro et celui de l'UE25 ont augmenté de 0,3% par rapport au trimestre précédent, selon les estimations rapides publiées par Eurostat. Au cours du premier trimestre 2005, la croissance avait été de 0,5% dans les deux zones. En comparaison avec le même trimestre de l'année précédente, le PIB de la zone euro a enregistré une croissance de 1,2% et celui de l'UE25 de 1,3% au cours du deuxième trimestre 2005, contre respectivement +1,4% et +1,6% au trimestre précédent. From EUROPA, the European Commission Server at http://europa.eu.int/

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