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Bulletin of the European Union. 7/8 1996

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ISSN 1025-045X Europeiska kommissionen Europeiska unionens bulletin 7/8 .1996 Europeiska unionens bulletin (med 10 nummer per år) redogör varje månad för verksamheterna ¡nom kommissionen och gemenskapens andra institutioner. Den utges av kommissionens gene­ralsekretariat på de olika officiella språken. För att underlätta sökandet i Bulletinens utgåvor på olika språk, och för att dessa skall överens­stämma med varandra, har de redaktionella texterna numrerats på följande sätt: den första siffran anger delen, den andra kapitlet, och den eller de följande siffrorna betecknar de olika på varandra följande avsnitten i varje kapitel. Omnämnandet skall således ske enligt följande exempel: Bull. 1/2-1994, punkt 1.1.1 eller 2.2.3. Tillägg till Bulletinen utges utan fastställd tidsplan i form av häften och bildar varje år en serie med en numrering som skiljer sig från den som tillämpas för bulletinen. De återger kommissionens officiella texter (meddelanden till rådet, program, rapporter, förslag). En stor mängd övrig information om Europeiska unionen är tillgänglig på Internet. Adressen till Europa-servern är (http://europa.eu.int). Europeiska gemenskapernas kommission Generalsekretariatet Redaktionens adress: rue de la Loi 200, B-1049 BRYSSEL (telefon: +32 2 295 79 30) Manuskriptet avslutat i juli 1996.

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ISSN 1025-045X
Europeiska kommissionen
Europeiska unionens
bulletin
7/8 .1996 Europeiska unionens bulletin (med 10 nummer per år) redogör varje månad för verksamheterna
¡nom kommissionen och gemenskapens andra institutioner. Den utges av kommissionens gene­
ralsekretariat på de olika officiella språken.
För att underlätta sökandet i Bulletinens utgåvor på olika språk, och för att dessa skall överens­
stämma med varandra, har de redaktionella texterna numrerats på följande sätt: den första siffran
anger delen, den andra kapitlet, och den eller de följande siffrorna betecknar de olika på varandra
följande avsnitten i varje kapitel. Omnämnandet skall således ske enligt följande exempel: Bull.
1/2-1994, punkt 1.1.1 eller 2.2.3.
Tillägg till Bulletinen utges utan fastställd tidsplan i form av häften och bildar varje år en serie med
en numrering som skiljer sig från den som tillämpas för bulletinen. De återger kommissionens
officiella texter (meddelanden till rådet, program, rapporter, förslag).
En stor mängd övrig information om Europeiska unionen är tillgänglig på Internet. Adressen
till Europa-servern är (http://europa.eu.int).
Europeiska gemenskapernas kommission
Generalsekretariatet
Redaktionens adress: rue de la Loi 200, B-1049 BRYSSEL (telefon: +32 2 295 79 30)
Manuskriptet avslutat i juli 1996.
© EKSG, EG, Euratom, Bryssel · Luxemburg, 1996
Kopiering tillåten med angivande av källan, dock inte för kommersiellt bruk
Printed in France European Commission
Bulletin
of the European
Union
7/8 · 1996 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 tele­
phoning the documentation service of the Commission Offices on the following
numbers:
London (171)222 8122
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Edinburgh 225 2058
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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.
BEF = Belgische frank /Franc belge
DKK = Dansk krone
DEM = Deutsche Mark
GRD = Greek drachma
PTE = Escudo
FRF = Franc français
FIM = Suomen markka
NLG = Nederlandse gulden (Hollandse florijn)
IEP = Irish pound/ punt
LUF = Franc luxembourgeois
ITL = Lira italiana
ATS = Österreichische Schilling
ESP = Peseta
SEK = Svensk Krona
GBP = Pound sterling
USD = United States dollar Contents
ACTIVITIES IN JULY-AUGUST 1996 Part One
News in brief 8
I Intergovernmental Conference 11
12 1 Union citizenship
2 Human rights 13
3 The Community economic and social area 17
Implementation of the White Paper on growth, competitiveness
and employment and of the initiative 'Action for employment in
Europe: A confidence pact' 17
Economic and monetary policy 17
Internal market 19
Competition 24
Industrial poiicy 44
Enterprise policy 45
Research and technology 46
Education, vocational training and youth 49
Economic and social cohesion 49
Trans-European networks 53
Energy 56
Transport 58
Information society, telecommunications 63
Environment 66
Agriculture 70
Fisheries 82
Employment and social policy 84
Equal opportunities 86
Solidarity 87
Consumer policy 87
Culture 88
Audiovisual policy 89
Information and communication 90
4 Role of the Union in the world 91
Common foreign and security policy 91
International organizations and conferences 99
Common commercial policy 100
Development policy 104
Humanitarian aid 109
Central Europe 110
Mediterranean and Middle East 112
Independent States of the former Soviet Union; Mongolia 116
United States, Japan and other industrialized countries 118 Asia 119
Latin America 122
ACP countries. South Africa and OCTs 12
Diplomatic relations5
Justice and home affairs cooperation6
Financing Community activities8
Budgets
Financial operations 133
Measures to combat fraud4
Statistical system6
Community law ,
Monitoring the application of Community law 138
Decisions by the Court of Justice and the Court of First Instance 140
Institutional affairs 149
10 Community institutions 150
Parliament
Council2
Commission3
Community lawcourts4
Court of Auditors
European Investment Bank5
Economic and Social Committee8
Part Two DOCUMENTATION
The ecu 160
European Council report on the progress achieved by the n Union in 1995 (pursuant to Article D of the Treaty
on European Union)2
Commission report on the scope of the codecision procedure 191
Council recommendation on the broad guidelines of the eco­
nomic policies of the Member States and of the Community 20
Additional references in the Official Journal 204
Corrigenda 209
Index 210 Emile Noël
Emile Noël, Secretary-General of the Commission from 1958 to 1987, died on 24 August 1996.
Commenting on his death, Commission President Jacques Santer said, 'We have lost one of our
living links to the early days of European integration ... Europe is in mourning.'
Emile Noël was born in 1922. In 1958 he was appointed Executive Secretary of the Commis­
sion of the European Economic Community and in 1967, when the executives of the ECSC, the
EEC and Euratom were merged, he became Secretary-General of the Commission of the Euro­
pean Communities, a post he held until 1987. On leaving the Commission, he served as Presi­
dent of the European University Institute in Florence until 1993 and headed the European Uni­
versity Council for the Jean Monnet project right up to the time of his death.
Emile Noël devoted his entire career to the European venture. He was one of the main architects
of the European Community, which he served at the highest level, and played a crucial role in
establishing the European civil service. During his long career, he unceasingly placed his
wealth of experience at the service of the European ideal.
As Secretary-General of the Commission, Emile Noël was responsible for producing the Bulle­
tin from its inception in 1958. The address he gave at the academic symposium organized by
the Commission to mark his retirement in 1987 was published in full in Bull. 9-1987, point
1.2.2.
Bull. EU 7/8-1996 RT CÌMF A
ACTIVITES
IN JULY/AUGUST 1996 News in brief
Intergovernmental Conference
□ The Commission adopts a report on the scope of the codecision procedure (­» point 1.1 ).
Human rights
□ The Council and the Representatives of the Governments of the Member States adopt a reso­
lution concerning the European Year against Racism (1997) (­» point 1.2.2).
The Community economic and social area
Economic and monetary policy
□ The Council adopts the broad economic policy guidelines for 1996 ( + point 1.3.6).
Internal market
o The Commission adopts a communication 'A common system of VAT — A programme for
the single market' (­»· point 1.3.22).
□ The Commission adopts a Green Paper on the role, the position and the liability of the statu­
tory auditor (­>■ point 1.3.24).
Competition
□ The Commission adopts proposals for Regulations amending Regulation No 4064/89 on the
control of concentrations between undertakings (­»■ point 1.3.30).
Industrial policy
□ The Commission adopts a communication on the European automobile industry (-► point
1.3.102).
Enterprise policy
□ The Commission adopts a communication on an integrated programme for small and
medium­sized enterprises and the craft sector (­» point 1.3.104).
Research and technology
□ Preliminary guidelines for the fifth research and technological development framework pro­
gramme: the Commission adopts a communication 'Inventing tomorrow: Europe's research at
the service of its people' (­»■ point 1.3.110).
Bull. EU 7/8­1996