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Totalfina Boss Lobbies Commissioner Over Elf Merger Deal

Totalfina Boss Lobbies Commissioner Over Elf Merger Deal – Brief Article The European Commission confirmed that on January 13 TotalFina Chairman Thierry Desmarest held last-minute talks with European Competition Commissioner Mario Monti over the Franco-Belgian oil group’s merger with French rival Elf Aquitaine – currently being scrutinised by the Commission’s competition authorities in a four-month […]

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Competition: Commission Ends Triumph’s Motorcycle Export Ban

Competition: Commission Ends Triumph’s Motorcycle Export Ban Following a number of letters from British customers claiming that they were not able to purchase Triumph’s motorcycles in the Netherlands and Belgium, the Commission started an inquiry on its own initiative to investigate the existence of the alleged export prohibition. Commission competition officials raided the premises of […]

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Nearly Euro 2 Billion Aid May Be Paid In Advance To Eu Olive Oil Producers

Nearly Euro 2 Billion Aid May Be Paid In Advance To Eu Olive Oil Producers The European Commission adopted a Regulation on 9 October setting out production estimates for olive oil (and table olives) and the production aid that can be paid in advance for the 1999/2000 marketing year (a total of more than Euro […]

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Eridania Beghin-Say Acquires Danish Fish-Food Producer Aqua Food

http://www.looksmart.com/ http://www.findarticles.com/ FindArticles > European Report > Sept 20, 2000 > Article > Print friendly Eridania Beghin-Say Acquires Danish Fish-Food Producer Aqua Food – Brief Article The agri-industrial group Eridania Beghin-Say has acquired Aqua Food, the fish-food division of the Danish company Vital Petfood for an undisclosed sum. The acquisition was conducted through Provimi, the […]

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Latvia: Aldaris Launches Pepsi Products In Baltic States

Latvia: Aldaris Launches Pepsi Products In Baltic States – Brief Article The Latvian brewery Aldaris has begun the exclusive production and distribution of Pepsi brand beverages in Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia, according to a spokesman for the company. The Baltic Beverage Holding Co. (BBH), which holds a 75% stake in Aldaris, signed a contract with […]

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Environment: Commissioner Reports On A First Relatively Satisfactory Year

Environment: Commissioner Reports On A First Relatively Satisfactory Year Whilst applauding the positive working atmosphere within the Commission team, an ambience she claims is better than that enjoyed by the previous team (credit goes to action by President Romano Prodi), Margot Wallstrom nevertheless recognises that her brief has also brought her some disappointments (“one does […]

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European Car Free Day

European Car Free Day Some 60 million people are expected to take part in the European Car Free Day on 22 September. This year’s initiative follows the success of the “In town without my car” day held in 1998 in 35 French towns and cities and in 1999, when 66 French cities were joined by […]

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French Book Manufacturer Cpi Acquires British Printers Mackays

French Book Manufacturer Cpi Acquires British Printers Mackays The French CPI group, manufacturer of monochrome and colour books, has signed an agreement on the acquisition of the English book printers Mackays. The acquisition will be finalised before the end of October, according to CPI, the European leader in its area, with anticipated turnover of FF2 […]