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ISSN 0378-3693 Bulletin of the European Communities Commission No 5 1992 Volume 25 The Bulletin of the European Communities reports on the activities of the Commission and the other Community institutions. It is edited by the Secretariat-General of then (rue de la Loi 200, B-1 049 Brussels) and published 1 0 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 /2-1 992, point 1.1.3 or 1.2.36. Supplements to the Bulletin are published in a separate series at irregular intervals. They contain official Commission material (e.g. communications to the Council, programmes, reports and pro­posals). © ECSC-EEC-EAEC, Brussels· Luxembourg, 1992 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 5 Π 1992 Volume 25 Sent to press in July 1992 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 5 1992
Volume 25 The Bulletin of the European Communities reports on the activities of the Commission and the
other Community institutions. It is edited by the Secretariat-General of then (rue de la
Loi 200, B-1 049 Brussels) and published 1 0 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 /2-1 992, point 1.1.3 or 1.2.36.
Supplements to the Bulletin are published in a separate series at irregular intervals. They contain
official Commission material (e.g. communications to the Council, programmes, reports and pro­
posals).
© ECSC-EEC-EAEC, Brussels· Luxembourg, 1992
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 5 Π 1992 Volume 25
Sent to press in July 1992 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
Edinburgh 225 2058
Dublin 712244
References in the text s 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 =
Pound sterling UKL =
USD United States dollar contents
ACTIVITIES IN
PART ONE MAY 1992
News in brief 8
1. The single market and the Community economic and
social area 12
— Economic and monetary policy 1
— Statistical area3
— Internal market6
— Competition 2
— Enterprise policy, industrial policy and services 29
— Research and technology 30
— Telecommunications, information services and industry 31
— Transport
— Energy 34
— Social dimension6
— Education, vocational training and youth 39
— Economic and social cohesion: structural measures 41
— Environment 45
— Agriculture 53
— Fisheries 70
— Consumer protection2
— A people's Europe
— Audiovisual media, information, communication
and culture
The role of the Community in the world 77
— European Free Trade Association
— Central and Eastern Europe and the independent
States of the former Soviet Union9 — Mediterranean and Middle East 84
— United States, Japan and other industrialized countries 88
— Asia and Latin America9
— African, Caribbean and Pacific countries and overseas
countries and territories 91
— General development cooperation
— Commercial policy8
— International organizations and conferences 10
— Human rights in the world 102
3. Intergovernmental cooperation3
— European politicaln
4. Financing Community activities7
— Budget 10
— Financial operations 11
— Measures to combat fraud3
— European Investment Bank4
5. Community institutions6
— Parliament
— Council8
— Commission 122
— Community lawcourts3
— Economic and Social Committee 125
PART TWO DOCUMENTATION
1. The ecu 128
2. European Economic Area 130
3. Lisbon Conference on assistance to the new
independent States of the former Soviet Union 133
4. Infringement proceedings5
5. Additional references in the Official Journal 14
6. Index 143 Supplements 1992
1/92 1992: a pivotal year
Address by Jacques Delors, President of the Commission, to
the European Parliament
From the Single Act to Maastricht and beyond: the means to
match our ambitions
The Commission's programme for 1992
"2/92 Research after Maastricht: an assessment, a strategy
' In preparation. PARTONE
ACTIVITIES
IN MAY 1992 News in brief
The single market and the Community economic and social area
Internal market
The Commission adopts communications on the abolition of border controls (­*■ point
1.1.7) and on adapting the profession of customs agents/officers to the advent of the
single market (­> point 1.1.9).
The Council adopts conclusions on the abolition of internal border controls (­» point
1.1.8) and a common position on a proposal for a Regulation establishing a Community
customs code (—> point 1.1.10).
The Commission adopts a proposal for a Directive on deposit­guarantee schemes
(-► point 1.1.11).
The Council adopts a resolution on increased protection of copyright and neighbouring
rights (—» point 1.1.12).
Competition
The Commission adopts a communication on guidelines on aid for small and medium-
sized enterprises (—► point 1.1.33).
The Commission adopts a report on intra-Community car-price differentials (-> point
1.1.34).
Telecommunications, information services and industry
The Commission approves a Green Paper on the development of the single market
for postal services (-> point 1.1.67).
The Council adopts a Decision on the introduction of a standard international
telephone access code in the Community (-> point 1.1.68).
Energy
The Commission adopts a proposal for a Decision concerning the promotion of
renewable energy sources (Altener programme) (—» point 1.1.78) and a proposal for a
Directive aiming at limiting carbon dioxide emissions and improving energy efficiency
(-> point 1.1.79).
The Council adopts a Directive on the efficiency requirements for new hot-water
boilers fired with liquid or gaseous fuels (—> point 1.1.80) and a common position on
a proposal for a Directive on the indication of the consumption of energy of household
appliances (-» point 1.1.81).
Bull. EC 5-1992