No 123 - Weekly - 14 January 2005


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Green Paper on Energy

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Europe Direct


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21-24/02/2005 Plenary session of the European Parliament


21/04/2005: Transport, Telecommunications and Energy Council


27-28/06/2005: Transport, Telecommunications and Energy Council




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The web site of Enterprise and Industry DG

Key Indicators on the competitiveness of the EU’S automotive Industry

EU car industry: Commission announces initiatives to boost competitiveness [ Full text ]

In a joint press conference GŁnter Verheugen, Vice-President of the Commission, and Bernd Pischetsrieder, President of ACEA (European Automobile Manufacturers Association) and CEO of Volkswagen, launched on 13 January a new initiative to boost the competitiveness of the European car industry. A high level group called “CARS 21” will be set up. The group’s objective is to generate recommendations to improve the worldwide competitiveness of the European automotive industry. Commissioner Verheugen also announced his intention to make life easier for the industry by the simplification of the car type approval in the EU through the increasing application of United Nations rules.

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The web site of Trade DG

Air Transport in the web site of energy & Transport DG

EU/US Agreement on Terms for Negotiation to end Subsidies for Large Civil Aircraft [ full text ]

The European Union and the United States have agreed on 11 January on the terms for launching negotiations on subsidies affecting the civil aircraft sector. The objective of these negotiations, which will last three months, is to eliminate different types of subsidies and to establish fair market-based competition between Boeing and Airbus. With this agreement the EU and US have confirmed their willingness to resolve the dispute which has arisen between them over trade in large civil aircraft, and to devote time and resources to doing so by negotiation rather than pursuing the dispute through WTO panels.



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