Archive pour juin 2009

EU crime statistics 2005-2007Around 600 000 prisoners in the EU27

Dimanche 21 juin 2009

STAT/09/91 19 June 2009 EU crime statistics 2005-2007 Around 600 000 prisoners in the EU27 Between 2005 and 2007, there were on average 607 000 people in prison 1 in the EU27 , equivalent to about 123 prisoners per 100 000 inhabitants….

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Brussels, 18 June 2009 Declaration by the Presidency on behalf of the European Union on the termination of UNOMIG

Dimanche 21 juin 2009

COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION EN Brussels, 18 June 2009 11184/09 (Presse 186) P 69 Declaration by the Presidency on behalf of the European Union on the termination of UNOMIG The EU regrets Russia’s decision to block agreement in the UN Security Council …

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CONSEIL EUROPEEN – BRUXELLES 18 & 19 juin 2009 CONCLUSIONS DE LA PRÉSIDENCE

Dimanche 21 juin 2009

Figures and graphics available in PDF and WORD PROCESSED COMMISSION DES COMMUNAUTÉS EUROPÉENNES SECRETARIAT GENERAL D/09/2 Bruxelles, le 19 juin 2009 TEXTE EN CONSEIL EUROPEEN – BRUXELLES 18 & 19 juin 2009 CONCLUSIONS DE LA PRÉSIDENCE _________________ …

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Commissioner Benita Ferrero-Waldner visits Belarus to encourage further steps towards democratisation - assistance package of €10 mio announced

Dimanche 21 juin 2009

IP/09/970 Brussels, 19 June 2009 Commissioner Benita Ferrero-Waldner visits Belarus to encourage further steps towards democratisation - assistance package of €10 mio announced On 22 June Commissioner for External Relations and European Neighbourhood …

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State aid: Commission approves budget increase for Austrian real economy crisis measure

Dimanche 21 juin 2009

IP/09/972 Brussels, 19 th June 2009 State aid: Commission approves budget increase for Austrian real economy crisis measure The European Commission has approved, under EC Treaty state aid rules, a budget increase of €10 billion for the Austrian scheme …

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Brazilian journalist Raphael Gomide is new winner of the Lorenzo Natali Grand Prize 2008

Dimanche 21 juin 2009

IP/09/968 Brussels, 19 June 2009 Brazilian journalist Raphael Gomide is new winner of the Lorenzo Natali Grand Prize 2008 Following a recommendation from the jury of the 2008 Natali Prize, the European Commission has withdrawn the Natali Grand Prize and …

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Preparation Agriculture/Fisheries Council of June 2009

Dimanche 21 juin 2009

MEMO/09/284 Brussels, 19 June 2009 Preparation Agriculture/Fisheries Council of June 2009 The Agriculture & Fisheries Council will meet in Luxembourg on Monday 22 (starting at 11.00) and Tuesday 23 June, under the Presidency of Mr Jakub Å ebesta , Czech …

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Green Week 2009: Climate change – act and adapt

Dimanche 21 juin 2009

IP/09/969 Brussels, 19 June 2009 Green Week 2009: Climate change – act and adapt With a new international climate agreement due to be finalised at the Copenhagen conference in December, climate change is the natural focus for the European Commission’s …

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José Manuel Durão Barroso President of the European Commission European Council Brussels, 19 June 2009

Dimanche 21 juin 2009

SPEECH/ 09/303 José Manuel Dur ã o Barroso P resident of the European Commission Statement of President Barroso at European Council press conference Figures and graphics available in PDF and WORD PROCESSED European Council Brussels, 19 June 2009 I would …

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The European Commission oversees the use of the biocide products

Vendredi 19 juin 2009

To protect the fields of environment and health the European Commission has decided to develop a new legislation.

This proposal aims at significantly increasing the safety of biocide products used and placed on the market in the European Union. It proposes to phase out the most hazardous substances, particularly those that may cause cancer, and to introduce new rules for articles such as furniture and textiles treated with biocides, which are not covered by existing legislation. It introduces simplified legislation, whilst providing new incentives for companies to develop safer products against harmful pests and germs. The Helsinki-based European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) will be involved in the authorisation of some of these products through a centralised approach. The proposal should enter into force in 2013.

Under the current Directive in this field, the JRC Institute for Health and Consumer Protection (IHCP) is responsible for the coordination of the scientific assessment of active substances used in biocidal products: the EU peer-review process of risk assessments carried out by Rapporteur Member States. This includes the development of technical guidance for the assessment of biocides and coordination with other similar regulatory frameworks like pesticides, industrial chemicals (REACH) and veterinary medicines. The JRC-IHCP activities will be handed over to ECHA when the new rules will enter into force in 2013.