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European Commission Spokesman's Briefing for 06-10-23

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


CONTENTS / CONTENU

  • [01] 10 editors-in-chief of newspapers and magazines at European Commission to discuss the future of the print media
  • [02] Le «Prix européen de l'esprit d'entreprise» (European Enterprise Awards): 51 nominés en lice pour le titre de région européenne la plus favorable aux entreprises
  • [03] Provision of deficit and debt data for 2005 - Euro area and EU25 government deficit at 2.4% and 2.3% of GDP respectively - Government debt at 70.8% and 63.2%
  • [04] Autre matériel diffusé Midday Express of 2006-10-23 Reference: MEX/06/1023 Date: 23/10/2006 EXME06 / 23.10

    MIDDAY EXPRESS

    News from the Communication Directorate General's midday briefing

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

    23/10/06


  • [01] 10 editors-in-chief of newspapers and magazines at European Commission to discuss the future of the print media

    How will the print media evolve in times of increasing Internet use, enhanced cross-media competition, the emergence of “publications for free” and an apparent reduction of interest of the younger generation in newspapers and magazines? These topics are on the agenda of a high-level- meeting in Brussels today between Media Commissioner Viviane Reding and the editors-in-chief of La Libre Belgique (Belgium), Helsingin Sanomat (Finland), Ouest France (France), Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung (Germany), La Stampa (Italy), Luxemburger Wort (Luxembourg), Polityka (Poland), Diario de Noticias and Expresso (Portugal) and The Times (United Kingdom). Following a first meeting in autumn 2005 (see IP/05/1164), this is now the second time such a high-level dialogue between the written press and the European Commission is taking place.

    [02] Le «Prix européen de l'esprit d'entreprise» (European Enterprise Awards): 51 nominés en lice pour le titre de région européenne la plus favorable aux entreprises

    Plus de 400 autorités régionales et locales ont participé aux sélections nationales du «Prix européen de l'esprit d'entreprise». 51 ont été retenues par les 28 pays participants afin de concourir dans l’une des six catégories. Il s’agit de la première étape d’un concours annuel visant récompenser les initiatives publiques en faveur de l’esprit d’entreprise. Ces initiatives recouvrent un large éventail de projets facilitant le fonctionnement des entreprises et promouvant l’esprit d’entreprise en Europe. Le concours fera mieux connaître les activités de partenariat entre les administrations locales et les entreprises, en particulier les PME, et soulignera le rôle des succès d’entreprise dans le développement de l'économie européenne. Le nom des lauréats sera proclamé le 7 décembre 2006 Bruxelles lors d’une cérémonie organisée par la Commission européenne, le Comité des régions et la Présidence finlandaise.

    [03] Provision of deficit and debt data for 2005 - Euro area and EU25 government deficit at 2.4% and 2.3% of GDP respectively - Government debt at 70.8% and 63.2%

    In 2005 the government deficit of both the euro area and the EU25 fell compared to 2004, while the government debt increased. In the euro area the government deficit decreased from 2.8% of GDP in 20043 to 2.4% in 2005, and in the EU25 it fell from 2.7% to 2.3%. In the euro area the government debt to GDP ratio rose from 69.8% in 2004 to 70.8% in 2005, and in the EU25 from 62.4% to 63.2%. In 2005 the largest government deficits in percentage of GDP were recorded by Hungary (-6.5%), Portugal (-6.0%), Greece (-5.2%) and Italy (-4.1%). Another five Member States also recorded a government deficit of more than 3% of GDP: the Czech Republic (-3.6%), the United Kingdom (-3.3%), Germany (-3.2%), Malta (-3.2%) and Slovakia (-3.1%). Seven Member States registered a government surplus in 2005: Denmark (+4.9%), Sweden (+3.0%), Finland (+2.7%), Estonia (+2.3%), Spain (+1.1%), Ireland (+1.1%) and Latvia (+0.1%). In all, fifteen Member States recorded an improved government balance relative to GDP in 2005 compared to 2004, while nine Member States registered a worsening and in one case it stayed unchanged.

    [04] Autre matériel diffusé

    Speech by President Barroso « Acting together : the legacy of 1956 » at the 5 th anniversary of the Hungarian Revolution in Budapest

    Speech by Mariann Fischer-Boel on “The CAP in the European Scenario” at the International Forum on Agriculture and Food in Cernobbio, Italy

    Speech by Mme Ferrero-Waldner on “The European Union an Russia – developing our shared European Continent in Moscow

    Memo on European Enterprise Awards: 51 nominees compete for the title of most entrepreneurial region in Europe

    Memo on the preparation of Agriculture/Fisheries Council of October 2006 From EUROPA, the European Commission Server at http://europa.eu.int/


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