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MACEDONIA

Keith Nuthall
EUROPEAN Union ministers have been asked to approve another Balkans wine trade deal struck between the European Commission and, this time, Macedonia. If it is accepted, it will – as with the recent deal with Croatia – lead to the mutual liberalisation of import and export quotas, the lowering of tariffs and the joint recognition of protected names, such as geographic indications.…

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POLLUTION CONTROL

Keith Nuthall
ADVICE on how to create integrated pollution control policies within breweries has been included in a comprehensive EU report on limiting the impact of the beverage and food industries on the environment. The report drew upon research covering eastern European countries hoping to join the European Union, as well as existing Member States.…

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FINLAND STEEL

BY JONATHAN THOMSON
FINNISH steel companies Rautaruukki and Outokumpu are set to benefit from European Commission funding of Euro 600,000 granted to support the distribution of steel across Europe using alternatives to road transport.

The funded transport project is part of the EU’s PACT programme, which aims to move containers and similar units away from roads to rail, sea and inland waterways.…

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TATE & LYLE ETC

BY KEITH NUTHALL
BRITISH Sugar, Napier Brown and Tate & Lyle have failed to persuade the European Court of Justice to lift heavy fines imposed by the European Commission in 1998 over allegations of illegal concerted practice and agreements over sugar prices.…

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ENGINE MANAGEMENT

BY KATE REW
A NEW engine management control system, which for the first time uses cylinder pressure sensors, has been successfully demonstrated by a consortium led by UK engineering consulting company, Ricardo, with the collaboration of DaimlerChrysler and a high-tech Swiss company, Kistler.…

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COMMISSION V PHILIP MORRIS

BY KEITH NUTHALL
THE EUROPEAN Commission has re-launched its civil case against Philip Morris and RJ Reynolds, teaming up from the start with Italy, Germany, France, Spain, Portugal, Greece, Belgium, the Netherlands, Finland and Luxembourg, to scupper any further defence that the EU had no substantive complaint against the tobacco firms.…

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EU ROUND UP

Keith Nuthall
THE EUROPEAN Commission has decided to come out fighting in its row with Member States over the liberalisation of energy markets. Calling on EU Ministers and the European Parliament to “rapidly adopt” its March 2001 proposals to completely liberalise gas and electricity markets by 2005, the Commission threatened to use exceptional powers granted to it under EU treaties to pass directives and decisions on market fairness, bypassing opposition from national governments and MEPs.…

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SIEMANS-YAZAKI

Keith Nuthall
THE EUROPEAN Commission has cleared the creation of three joint ventures by the German company Siemens VDO Automotive AG and the Japanese company Yazaki Corporation, who want to combine their electronic electrical distribution systems operations for passenger cars. The deal would create two new companies handling the sale, programme management and development of these systems, for Siemens and Yazaki customers in Europe and the USA.…

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TAKEOVER DIRECTIVE

BY ALAN OSBORN
THE EUROPEAN Commission is preparing a new EU corporate take-over directive by setting up a high level group of company law experts and asking for preliminary recommendations by the end of the year. Brussels will propose a new directive to replace legislation that was scrapped in July when the European Parliament failed to approve it.…

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BERTELSMANN-MONDADORI

BY KEITH NUTHALL
THE EUROPEAN Commission has cleared a planned Spanish publishing joint venture between Germany’s Bertelsmann and Arnoldo Mondadori Editore SpA, of Italy, combining all the book publishing divisions and imprints in Spain and Latin America of Random House and Mondadori.…

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