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European Commission Spokesman's Briefing for 07-02-06

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] Making the internet safer for children: Europe calls for determined action on "Safer Internet Day" 2007
  • [02] Commission study points the way forward for better regulation of new media and the digital economy
  • [03] Mobile operators agree on how to safeguard children using mobile phones
  • [04] Food Quality Schemes under the Microscope
  • [05] European Research Commissioner Janez Potočnik chairs first ever EU- India Ministerial Meeting on Science
  • [06] December 2006 compared to December 2005 - Volume of retail trade up by 2.1% in euro area; Up by 3.3% in EU25
  • [07] Commission clears acquisition of Stamptec by voestalpine
  • [08] Autre matériel diffusé
  • [09] A disposition au secretariat de Jonathan Todd (BERL 03/315) Midday Express of 2007-02-06 Reference: MEX/07/0206 Date: 06/02/2007 EXME07 / 6.2

    MIDDAY EXPRESS

    News from the Communication Directorate General's midday briefing

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

    06/02/07


  • [01] Making the internet safer for children: Europe calls for determined action on "Safer Internet Day" 2007

    Today, 100 organisations in over 40 countries worldwide celebrate Safer Internet Day. In the EU, across all 27 Member States conferences and campaigns showcase already existing safer internet activities of the private and the public sector, from filtering technologies to media literacy programmes. The purpose is to raise awareness – in particular at schools, among parents and teachers – about the best ways for protecting minors in an online environment of growing importance for our daily lives. Safer Internet Day is organised under the patronage of the Information Society and Media Commissioner Viviane Reding.

    [02] Commission study points the way forward for better regulation of new media and the digital economy

    In a rapidly evolving digital world, self- and co-regulatory models can be attractive alternatives to traditional regulations, according to a study for the European Commission presented today on Europe's "Safer Internet Day".

    [03] Mobile operators agree on how to safeguard children using mobile phones

    Leading European mobile operators today signed in Brussels an agreement on how to protect minors using mobile phones. This agreement, brokered by the European Commission, responds to the findings of the Commission's public consultation on child safety and mobile phones published today. In the agreement, mobile operators undertake to develop self-regulatory codes by February 2008.

    [04] Food Quality Schemes under the Microscope

    The future of quality certification schemes, their functioning in the internal market as well as their benefits and potential were examined and discussed by stakeholders and experts at the Conference "Food Quality Certification – Adding Value to Farm Produce" in Brussels, 5-6 February 2007. The conference brought together stakeholders and representatives of all interested parties. It follows a 2-year "Food Quality Schemes" pilot project undertaken by the Commission's research arm, the JRC.

    [05] European Research Commissioner Janez Potočnik chairs first ever EU- India Ministerial Meeting on Science

    European Science and Research Commissioner, Janez Potočnik, will make his first official visit to India on 7-9 February, with events in Delhi and Ahmedabad. While there, he will co-chair the first ever meeting of EU and India science ministers and participate in the EU-India Science Icons meeting, with the President of India, plus 500 Indian science students. Commissioner Potočnik will also inaugurate a workshop on climate change research, and visit India's premier fusion energy research facility.

    [06] December 2006 compared to December 2005 - Volume of retail trade up by 2.1% in euro area; Up by 3.3% in EU25

    According to Eurostat, in December 2006, compared to December 2005, the volume of retail trade grew by 2.1% in the euro area and by 3.3% in the EU25. Compared to November 2006, the retail sales index rose by 0.3% in the euro area and by 0.7% in the EU25. The average volume of retail trade index for 2006, compared to 2005, increased by 1.4% in the euro area and by 2.4% in the EU25.

    [07] Commission clears acquisition of Stamptec by voestalpine

    The European Commission has granted clearance under the EU Merger Regulation to the acquisition of sole control of Stamptec Holding GmbH (Stamptec) of Germany by voestalpine AG of Austria. voestalpine manufactures and sells steel products. Stamptec manufactures and sells pressed metal parts and components. The operation was examined under the simplified merger review procedure.

    [08] Autre matériel diffusé

    rediff: Speech by J. Barrot: "EU-US Open skies: no stone must be left unturned"

    Speech by M. Fischer Boel: " Conference on Food Quality Certification – Adding Value to Farm Produce"

    Safer Internet Day 2007: Frequently Asked Questions

    [09] A disposition au secretariat de Jonathan Todd (BERL 03/315)

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

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