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Bulletin of the European Communities. No 10/1991 Volume 24

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ISSN 0378-3693 Bulletin of the European Communities Commission No 10 D 1991 Volume 24 The Bulletin of the European Communities reports on the activities of the Commission and the o*™ Community institutions. It is edited by the Secretariat-General of then (rue de la Loi 200, B-1049 Brussels) and published 10 times a year in the official Community languages The following reference system is used: the first digit indicates the part number, the second digit the chapter number and the subsequent digit or digits the point number. Citations should therefore read as follows: Bull. EC 1 /2-1991, point 1.1.3 or 2.2.36. Supplements to the Bulletin are published in a separate series at irregular intervals. They contain °™¡¡¡'Commss'on material (e.g. communications to the Council, programmes, reports and pro-© ECSC-EEC-EAEC, Brussels · Luxembourg, 1991 Reproduction is authorized provided the source is acknowledged. Printed in Belgium Bulletin of the European Communities Commission ECSC — EEC — EAEC Commission of the European Communities Secretariat-General Brussels NO 10 D 1991 Volume 24 Sent to press in December 1991 Bulletin information service Readers can obtain information on developments since this issue went to press (date of adoption of instruments by the Council, of opinions given by Parliament or the Economic and Social Committee, of publication in the Official Journal, etc.

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ISSN 0378-3693
Bulletin
of the European
Communities
Commission
No 10 D 1991
Volume 24 The Bulletin of the European Communities reports on the activities of the Commission and the
o*™ Community institutions. It is edited by the Secretariat-General of then (rue de la
Loi 200, B-1049 Brussels) and published 10 times a year in the official Community languages
The following reference system is used: the first digit indicates the part number, the second digit
the chapter number and the subsequent digit or digits the point number. Citations should therefore
read as follows: Bull. EC 1 /2-1991, point 1.1.3 or 2.2.36.
Supplements to the Bulletin are published in a separate series at irregular intervals. They contain
°™¡¡¡'Commss'on material (e.g. communications to the Council, programmes, reports and pro-
© ECSC-EEC-EAEC, Brussels · Luxembourg, 1991
Reproduction is authorized provided the source is acknowledged.
Printed in Belgium Bulletin
of the European
Communities
Commission
ECSC — EEC — EAEC
Commission of the European Communities
Secretariat-General
Brussels
NO 10 D 1991 Volume 24
Sent to press in December 1991 Bulletin information service
Readers can obtain information on developments since this issue went to press (date of
adoption of instruments by the Council, of opinions given by Parliament or the Economic
and Social Committee, of publication in the Official Journal, etc.) by telephoning the
document services of the Information Offices at the following numbers:
London 222 8122
Belfast 240708
Cardiff 371631
Edinburgh5 205
Dublin 712244
References in the text
References to other parts of the same issue of the Bulletin are given in parentheses in text,
thus (—» point 2.1.53).
Standardized abbreviations for the designation of certain monetary units in the different languages of
the Community:
= ECU European currency unit
BFR = Belgische frank / Franc beige
DKR Dansk krone =
DM = Deutsche Mark
DR = Greek drachma
ESC Escudo =
FF = Franc français
HFL = Nederlandse gulden (Hollandse florijn)
IRL = Irish pound / punt
LFR Franc luxembourgeois =
LIT = Lira italiana
PTA = Peseta
UKL = Pound sterling
USD United States dollar contents
D Λ DT ΠΜΡ ACTIVITIES IN
ΓΑΠΙ IJ IM t OCTOBER 1991
News in brief
Towards European union 11
— Economic and monetary union 11
— Political union 11
The single market and the Community economic and 2.
social area 14
14 — Economic and monetary policy
14 — Internal market
20 — Competition
— Enterprise policy, industrial policy and services 23
25 — Research and technology
— Telecommunications and information services 28
29 — Transport
32 — Energy
34 — Coordination of structural policies
35 — Social dimension
40 — Regional policies
— Agriculture 42
55 — Fisheries
60 — Environment
65 — Consumers
65 — A people's Europe
— Audiovisual media, information, communication
and culture 66
67 The role of the Community in the world 3.
67 — EuroDean Free Trade Association
The Soviet Union and the countries of Central and
Eastern Europe 67 — Mediterranean and Middle East 70
— United States of America, Japan and other
industrialized countries2
— Asia and Latin America
— African, Caribbean and Pacific countries and overseas
countries and territories 74
— General development cooperation6
— Commercial policy9
— International organizations and conferences 8
— Human rights in the world 83
— Diplomatic relations
4. Intergovernmental cooperation5
— European politicaln
5. Financing Community activities 90
— Budget 9
— Financial operations7
— European Investment Bank8
6. Statistics 101
7. Community institutions3
— Parliament
— Council
— Commission 110
— Community lawcourts
— Economic and Social Committee 112
— ECSC Consultativee
I VVU DOCUMENTATION
1. The ecu 116
2. Infringement proceedings8
3. Additional references in the Official Journal 119
4. Index 120 Supplements 1991
1 /91 The Commission's programme for 1991
2/91 Intergovernmental Conferences: Contributions by the Com­
mission
3/91 European industrial policy for the 1990s
4/91 Removal of tax obstacles to the cross-frontier activities of
companies
'5/91 The development and future of the common agricultural policy
In preparation. PARTONE
ACTIVITIES
IN OCTOBER 1991 News in brief
The single market and the Community economic and social area
Internal market
The Commission adopts communications on immigration and the right of asylum
(-> points 1.2.2.1 and 1.2.2.2).
The Commission adopts a communication on requirements for the exchange of
information between administrations to ensure the functioning of the internal market
(-> point 1.2.3).
The Commission adopts a proposal for a Directive relating to the freedom of manage­
ment and investment of funds held by institutions for retirement provision (-> point
1.2.4).
Enterprise policy, industrial policy and services
The Commission adopts communications on improving the competitiveness of the
Community's textile and clothing industry (-» point 1.2.35) and Community action
in favour of regions heavily dependent on the textile industry (—» point 1.2.36); and
Parliament adopts a resolution on restructuring the textile and clothing industry in
the Community (—> point 1.2.37).
Transport
Transit agreements are endorsed with Austria and Switzerland (-+ point 1.2.53).
The Commission adopts a proposal for a Regulation on road haulage cabotage
(-» point 1.2.54).
The Council agrees a proposal for a Directive on the compulsory use of safety belts
(-»· point 1.2.55).
The Council agrees a proposal for a Regulation on the harmonization of technical
rules and procedures in the field of civil aviation (-* point 1.2.56) and a proposal for
a Directive on the mutual acceptance of personnel licences for the exercise of functions
in civil aviation (-> point 1.2.57).
Energy
The Council adopts the SAVE programme (-» point 1.2.62).
Thel adopts conclusions on the management of oil crisis situations (—> point
1.2.63).
The Commission adopts general guidelines for the completion of the internal market
in gas and electricity and presents them to the Council (-> point 1.2.64).
Bull. EC 10-1991