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European Commission Spokesman's Briefing for 08-05-14

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] Mergers: Commission opens in-depth investigation into StatoilHydro's proposed acquisition of ConocoPhillips' Jet petrol stations in Scandinavia
  • [02] 14 EU-funded films head to Cannes
  • [03] Mergers: Commission clears TomTom's proposed acquisition of digital map provider Tele Atlas
  • [04] Les Régions ultrapériphériques au centre des débats Bruxelles (14-15 mai)
  • [05] Cohesion policy 2007-2013: Hübner and pidla welcome shift in priorities set to boost jobs and growth
  • [06] Commission encourages applications for new Expert Group on Financial Education
  • [07] Industrial production down by 0.2% in euro area
  • [08] Louis Michel welcomes improved access for relief agencies but warns that "hundreds of thousands of lives are in the balance in Myanmar"
  • [09] Following the deteriorating situation in Burma, Louis Michel calls for an urgent meeting of EU development ministers
  • [10] Autre matériel diffusé Midday Express of 2008-05-14 Reference: MEX/08/0514 Date: 14/05/2008 EXME08 / 14.05

    MIDDAY EXPRESS

    News from the Communication Directorate General's midday briefing

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

    14/05/08


  • [01] Mergers: Commission opens in-depth investigation into StatoilHydro's proposed acquisition of ConocoPhillips' Jet petrol stations in Scandinavia

    The European Commission has opened a detailed investigation under the EU Merger Regulation into Norwegian oil company StatoilHydro's proposed acquisition of Jet petrol stations in Scandinavia, currently owned by ConocoPhillips of the US. Jet Scandinavia is part of ConocoPhillips and mainly active in the sale of motor fuel at petrol stations. The Commission's initial market investigation has indicated that the proposed merger raises serious doubts as to its compatibility with the Single Market as it appears that it could limit competition on the motor fuel retail markets in Sweden and Norway. The opening of an in-depth inquiry does not prejudge the result of the investigation. The Commission now has 90 working days (until 18 September 2008) to take a final decision on whether the proposed transaction would significantly impede effective competition in the European Economic Area (EEA) or a substantial part of it.

    [02] 14 EU-funded films head to Cannes

    14 films representing in total over €900,000 of co-funding from the European Union's MEDIA programme have been selected for screening at the 61st Cannes International Film Festival, opening today. This high visibility for European films will be celebrated on 19 May during Europe Day at Cannes, where European Commission President José Manuel Barroso, EU Media Commissioner Viviane Reding and Festival President Gilles Jacob will invite EU ministers for Audiovisual policy to discuss international film cooperation and make a special tribute to Portuguese film maker Manoel de Oliveira. Romanian film-maker Cristian Mungiu, winner of the Palme d'Or prize in 2007, will be the patron of this year's Europe Day.

    [03] Mergers: Commission clears TomTom's proposed acquisition of digital map provider Tele Atlas

    The European Commission has approved under the EU Merger Regulation the proposed acquisition of Tele Atlas by TomTom, both of the Netherlands. Tele Atlas is a provider of navigable digital maps and TomTom produces portable navigation devices (PNDs – often known as satellite navigation devices or SatNavs). After an in-depth examination, launched in November 2007 (see <a href="http://europa.eu/rapid/pressReleasesAction.do?reference=IP/07/1800&format=HTML&aged=1&language=EN&guiLanguage=en">IP/07/1800), the Commission concluded that the transaction would not significantly impede effective competition in the European Economic Area (EEA) or any substantial part of it.

    [04] Les Régions ultrapériphériques au centre des débats Bruxelles (14-15 mai)

    Les sept Régions Ultrapériphériques européennes (Canarias, Açores, Madeira, Guyane, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Réunion) sont au centre des débats de la conférence sur l'avenir de la stratégie européenne les concernant qui commence aujourd'hui Bruxelles l'initiative de Danuta Hübner, Commissaire européenne chargée de la politique régionale. La rencontre laquelle participeront les sept Présidents de régions et des Représentants des Gouvernements français, portugais espagnol [et néerlandais] ainsi que des représentants des autres institutions européennes, du monde académique et des milieux socioprofessionnels, a pour objectif d'actualiser et d'enrichir la stratégie européenne pour les RUP au regard de quatre enjeux majeurs pour ces régions: le changement climatique, l'évolution démographique et les flux migratoires, l'avenir de l'agriculture et le rôle des RUP dans la dimension maritime de l'UE. Ces discussions s’inscrivent dans le contexte de la communication adoptée par la Commission en septembre 2007 (<a href="http://europa.eu/rapid/pressReleasesAction.do?reference=IP/07/1305&format=HTML&aged=1&language=EN&guiLanguage=en">IP/07/1305 - COM/2007/507) et de la consultation publique lancée simultanément.

    [05] Cohesion policy 2007-2013: Hübner and pidla welcome shift in priorities set to boost jobs and growth

    Cohesion Policy programmes for 2007-2013 are set to boost jobs and growth throughout the EU's Member States and regions, thanks to intensive negotiations that have succeeded in formulating tailor-made solutions to challenges ahead. That is the message from Commissioners Danuta Hübner (Regional Policy) and Vladimír pidla (Employment, Social Affairs, and Equal Opportunities), who presented the results of negotiations today.

    [06] Commission encourages applications for new Expert Group on Financial Education

    The European Commission is to create an Expert Group on Financial Education (EGFE). The group will be composed of financial education practitioners and will aim to promote exchange of ideas, experiences and best practices. The group will also advise the Commission on its policy-making in the area of financial education. Interested candidates are invited to send an application to the Commission by 13 June 2008.

    [07] Industrial production down by 0.2% in euro area

    In March 2008 compared with February 2008, seasonally adjusted industrial production fell by 0.2% in the euro area (EA15) and by 0.1% in the EU27. In February production rose by 0.3% and 0.4% respectively. In March 2008 compared with March 2007, industrial production rose by 2.0% in the euro area and by 1.8% in the EU27. These estimates are released by Eurostat.

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    [08] Louis Michel welcomes improved access for relief agencies but warns that "hundreds of thousands of lives are in the balance in Myanmar"

    The European Commissioner for Development and Humanitarian Aid, Louis Michel, has welcomed indications of improving access for relief agencies striving to help the victims of Cyclone Nargis.

    [09] Following the deteriorating situation in Burma, Louis Michel calls for an urgent meeting of EU development ministers

    In view of the massive scale of destruction and need caused by the cyclone Nargis, and the acceptance by Burmese authorities to receive international assistance, European Commissioner for Development and Humanitarian Aid, Louis Michel, has called for an urgent meeting of EU ministers in charge of humanitarian aid to be held in Brussels next Tuesday 13th of May.

    [10] Autre matériel diffusé

    • Memo on European Social Fund 2007-2013: investing in people

    • Memo on EU-Latin America/Caribbean trade in facts and figures

    • Speech du Commissaire Michel sur 'La politique européenne de développement'

    A disposition au secrétariat de Jonathan Todd (BERL 03/315):

    Notification préalable d'une opération de concentration :

    Ineos / BASF Assets

    Renolit / Evonik Degussa / Suncoat

    Iberia/ST Aerospace/JV

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


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