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Daily News – 17.01.2013

EXME 13 / 17.01

Midday Express of 2013-01-17

News from the European Commission's Midday Briefing

Nouvelles du rendez-vous de midi de la Commission européenne

EU to open Delegations to Myanmar and to the United Arab Emirates

Following a decision of Catherine Ashton, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the Commission, the EU is to open a Delegation to the Republic of the Union of Myanmar (Burma) and a Delegation to the United Arab Emirates. The EU Delegation to the Republic of Suriname is to be closed. Taking these measures into account, the EU has a total of 141 Delegations and offices around the world.

November 2012 compared with October 2012 Euro area production in construction down by 0.4% - Down by 0.9% in EU27

In the construction sector, seasonally adjusted production fell by 0.4% in the euro area (EA17) and by 0.9% in the EU27 in November 2012, compared with the previous month, according to first estimates. In October 2012, production remained stable in the euro area and increased by 2.8% in the EU27. Compared with November 2011, production in November 2012 dropped by 4.7% in the euro area and by 5.9% in the EU27.

Autre matériel diffusé :

Memo "Statement by Commissioner Michel Barnier following the vote in the European Parliament on new European rules to regulate credit rating agencies" - rediffusion

Memo "New rules on credit rating agencies (CRAs) – frequently asked questions" - rediffusion

Discours par le Commissaire Karel De Gucht: "Le Commerce pour la Croissance" – rediffusion