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European Commission Spokesman's Briefing for 06-09-12

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] Secteur financier : la Commission prend des mesures pour améliorer le processus d'approbation par les autorités de contrôle en cas de fusion et d'acquisition
  • [02] Rural Development : Commission finalises annual funding for Member States for 2007-2013
  • [03] Commission clears acquisition of Géant Polska by Metro
  • [04] GM rice situation reviewed at the Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health
  • [05] Première estimation pour le second trimestre 2006 : l'UE25 a enregistré un déficit des échanges courants de €22,5 milliards ; excédent de €19,6 milliards pour la balance des services
  • [06] Autre matériel diffusé Midday Express of 2006-09-12 Reference: MEX/06/0912 Date: 12/09/2006 EXME06 / 12.9

    MIDDAY EXPRESS

    News from the Communication Directorate General's midday briefing

    Nouvelles du rendez-vous de midi de la Direction Générale Communicationb

    12/09/06


  • [01] Secteur financier : la Commission prend des mesures pour améliorer le processus d'approbation par les autorités de contrôle en cas de fusion et d'acquisition

    La Commission européenne a présenté une proposition qui rendra plus strictes les procédures que les autorités de contrôle des Etats membres doivent suivre pour évaluer les fusions et acquisitions (M&A) proposées dans les secteurs de la banque, de l'assurance et des valeurs mobilières. Les règles communautaires actuelles permettent aux autorités de contrôle de s'opposer un projet de fusion ou d'acquisition si elles estiment qu'il risquerait de compromettre "la gestion saine et prudente" de l'entreprise cible. La nouvelle directive proposée, qui modifie un certain nombre de directives existantes dans ce secteur précisera notamment les critères d'évaluation que doivent appliquer les contrôleurs pour d'éventuelles fusions et acquisitions. Cette mesure améliorera la clarté et la transparence de l'évaluation par les autorités de contrôle et contribuera l'harmonisation du traitement des demandes de fusion et acquisition dans toute l'Union européenne.

    [02] Rural Development : Commission finalises annual funding for Member States for 2007-2013

    The European Commission today decided on the annual Rural Development budget for the 25 Member States for the years 2007-2013. This follows the decision of the European Council in December 2005 on the Financial Perspectives. The amount of money to be received by each Member State has been decided based on the following criteria : a) some amounts are reserved for certain regions under the Convergence Objective ; b) the historical share for each Member State of the EAGGF Guarantee envelope for Rural Development and Leader+ ; and c) particular situations and needs based on objective criteria (the European Council allocated specific amounts to eight Member States). The decision will be amended once Romania and Bulgaria become members of the EU. Additional money is available for these two countries.

    [03] Commission clears acquisition of Géant Polska by Metro

    The European Commission has granted clearance under the EU Merger Regulation to the acquisition of sole control of undertaking Géant Polska Sp. z.o.o. (Géant Polska) of Poland, belonging to Casino Guichard Perrachon S.A. of France, by Metro AG of Germany. Géant Polska: operates 19 hypermarkets in Poland. Metro sells everyday consumer products under the 'Real' brand name, operates wholesale outlets through Makro Cash & Carry outlets and sells consumer electronics through MediaMarkt and Saturn. The operation was examined under the simplified merger review procedure.

    [04] GM rice situation reviewed at the Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health

    The Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health discussed on 11 September the possible contamination of long grain rice imports from the United States by the unauthorised GMO LL601. Following a presentation by the Federation of European Rice Millers on the controls they are carrying out, Member States updated the European Commission and each other on their controls.

    [05] Première estimation pour le second trimestre 2006 : l'UE25 a enregistré un déficit des échanges courants de €22,5 milliards ; excédent de €19,6 milliards pour la balance des services

    La balance des opérations courantes de l'UE25 a enregistré un déficit de €22,5 milliards au second trimestre 2006, comparé un déficit de €19, 5 milliards au second trimestre 2005 et un déficit de €36,7 milliards au premier trimestre 2006. Au second trimestre 2006, la balance des services de l'UE25 a enregistré un excédent de €19,6 milliards, comparé un excédent de €17,3 milliards au second trimestre 2005 et un excédent de €11,5 milliards au premier trimestre 2006. Ces données provisoires publiées par Eurostat, restent sujettes révision.

    [06] Autre matériel diffusé

    Speech by President José Manuel Barroso : "Does Europe really mean business?" at FT Conference (! embargo 12h30 !)

    Speech by Charlie McCreevy : "Improving the supervisory approval process for mergers and acquisitions"

    Speech by Peter Mandelson : "Brazil and the global economy" at School of Economics and International Relations (11/09, Sao Paulo)

    Speech by Günter Verheugen : "Boosting Innovations - The New Era of the EU- China Economic Cooperation" at EU-China Business Summit (Helsinki)

    Speech by Mariann Fischer Boel : "Ensuring a competitive EU wine sector" at Agricultural Committee of the European Parliament

    Speech by Stavros Dimas at General Assembly of the Technology Platform on Zero Emission Fossil Fuel Power Plants (! embargo 16h30 !) From EUROPA, the European Commission Server at http://europa.eu.int/


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