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By having an account you are agreeing with our Terms and Conditions and Privacy Statement. Register - opens a dialog box. Sign in - opens a dialog box. Homestay Homestay On Gabashvili 43 Airport shuttle. Moreover, a recent reprogramming of the Structural Funds was approved at the end of with the aim of alleviating the adverse effects of the ongoing adjustment process in the Portuguese economy. Its main goals are to tackle youth unemployment and alleviate the financing conditions for small and medium-sized enterprises. Looking at the countries for which comparable data are available, Portugal was, in the third quarter, the country experiencing the second greatest fall compared with the previous quarter after the Netherlands , and the country experiencing the second greatest fall compared with the previous year after Greece.
According to the Eurostat data, several EU States are already clearly in recession:. Does it not consider that, even bearing in mind the aim of there being different levels of financial assistance, this trend could jeopardise the European project? The annual and quarterly national accounts of Member States compiled by Eurostat are a major source of economic information. The fall of euro area GDP in the third quarter of was largely anticipated in the Commission autumn forecast. GDP growth was negative in a number of countries, implying a GDP decline in the euro area as a whole.
However, some signals of stabilisation have appeared recently. The tensions on euro-area financial markets have eased considerably since last summer, and business and consumer confidence indicators in the last three months have increased. There is visible progress in the adjustment of large external imbalances. Current accounts in deficit countries are expected to narrow further as adjustment is increasingly supported by a recovery of competitiveness and shifts of resources towards the production of tradable goods and services.
The contribution to the adjustment of surplus countries is also expected to grow over time. Many ambitious structural reforms have already been adopted, with the beneficial effects expected to gradually become visible over time. It remains important to facilitate this adjustment while at the same time strengthening the foundations of sustainable growth and job creation. According to Eurostat, Portugal currently has the third highest percentage of people living in poverty of any country in the eurozone. Last year, almost 2.
The indicator has fallen compared to In the last three years, it has fallen by 1. Portugal has the third worst indicator in the eurozone, after Spain Does the Commission not consider that such glaring disparities constitute grounds for greater efforts to correct cohesion policy implementation? The Commission shares the concerns of the Honourable Member. One in four citizens living at risk of poverty or social exclusion is definitely a signal that more efforts must be undertaken to improve the situation. The Commission has been supporting Portugal as a programme-country, by speeding up the release of EU funding, increasing co-financing rates and approving a reprogramming of the National Strategic Reference Framework NSRF that provides additional funds for the fight against poverty.
The Commission Services are also cooperating closely with Portugal's authorities encouraging them to use the existing resources in the current programmes to the best use to fight against youth unemployment, early school leaving and other measures to combat poverty. In view of the future, the Commission proposed last year new rules for Structural Funds and the ESF over the next programming period The ESF should concentrate on the fight against unemployment, in particular among the young, along with improving the quality of education and training and the integration of people at risk of poverty and socially excluded.
Does the Commission consider that such disappointing forecasts, in a country that has proven to be a real driving force for Europe, could cause collateral damage in the form of austerity policies implemented in other countries, having a detrimental effect on the single market? Does the Commission consider that such forecasts should allow for the possibility in the near future of reweighting the plans drawn up for Europe's economies in greatest difficulty? The release of new economic indicators or data revisions might entail a revision of an economic forecast. This update will not only factor in the assessment of new data releases, but also consider the economic and commercial relationship between all the Member States, including those with Germany, as well as the impact of policy measures in individual countries.
Economic developments in Germany affect the economies of other Member States and vice versa. Despite its intact fundamentals, the German economy does not escape the current slowdown of global economic activity and the prevailing uncertainty in the euro area. The growth prospects of all Member States depend on dealing decisively with the sovereign debt crisis and demonstrating that the Euro is a stable and strong currency whose members are determined and capable of implementing sound economic policies. Comparing the second half of the year, GDP was down 0. The Commission is continuously monitoring the Portuguese economy in the context of the Commission services' forecast exercises and the quarterly reviews carried out under the Economic Adjustment Programme for Portugal.
Although data for the final quarter of have not yet been published, economic developments in the past year appear to have been in line with the forecast produced by the Commission in spring This holds in particular for exports, which benefitted from improvements in price competitiveness but decelerated in the second semester following the deterioration of the external environment, as well as for domestic demand, which, as projected, was weak due to the effects of fiscal consolidation and the weak labour market.
As a consequence, only minor adjustments to the growth outlook were necessary in the Commission's autumn forecast. The forecast projects that the downward trend of the Portuguese economy will come to a halt in the second half of with the recovery gathering pace in The situation in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo is once again very serious.
We have to start working more actively to effectively resolve it. It is common knowledge that the personal relationship between the rebel leader Bosco Ntaganda and Rwandan President Paul Kagame is fairly deep and goes back to the time when they were active together in the Rwandan Patriotic Front. The EU remains concerned about the security and humanitarian situation in eastern Congo and is firmly committed to contribute to sustainable solutions for the Eastern DRC crisis and its regional implications.
The EU decided to postpone all new decisions on additional budget support to Rwanda, while we seek reassurances from Rwanda about its role and its constructive engagement in the search of solutions in the eastern DRC. Wie soll sichergestellt werden, dass sich diese Probleme nicht auf den Linienbusverkehr auswirken? Trade unions are concerned about the prospect of large-scale wage dumping in the bus and coach sector. According to the association, German companies are already using foreign drivers — paid at the wage levels of their home countries — on routes within Germany, and this is expected to increase further as the coach market is opened up.
One major German bus company has already stated that it will get its drivers from the Portuguese labour market. The revision of the Passenger Transport Act, which opened up the coach market, simply ignored key elements such as protecting drivers' pay and social standards. How does the Commission intend to proceed against wage dumping in the bus and coach sector, and what specific actions are planned in this connection? How does the Commission propose to ensure better protection for bus and coach drivers' pay and social standards? The Commission considers the opening up of the coach market in Germany as a positive development.
The free movement of workers gives every citizen the right to move freely to another Member State to work and reside there for that purpose and protects them against discrimination as regards employment, remuneration and other working conditions in comparison to nationals of that Member State. The abovementioned acts provide a comprehensive set of rules on the protection of workers especially when moving from their home country in search of employment.
The Commission will be closely following any such case brought to its attention in order to secure that the rights of the employees concerned are protected. Programas de Desarrollo Rural: Programy pro rozvoj venkova: In the absence of a new programme and support measures, these farmers will have no alternative rural development support scheme to apply for when their existing commitments end in What arrangements will the Commission put in place to ensure that the environmental gains achieved by the previous Rural Development Programmes are maintained, and the income of these farmers safeguarded?
If these schemes are not extended, what impact will this policy gap have on farmers and rural dwellers? At this moment in time, it is difficult to anticipate any possible delays in the adoption of the legal framework for the rural development policy. The Commission is doing its utmost to accelerate adoption of rural development regulation.
Delays would create a risk of a late start of the implementation of rural development programmes. Considerations in particular regarding the measures related to areas which ensure specific environmentally friendly practices or land management in general are taking place in the context of broader discussions with the Member States about the CAP proposals and how to best bridge the two programming periods, and Reimbursements of expenditure incurred by Member States by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development will be possible after the programmes are approved.
I have recently been advised of the possible closure of the Animals Asia Vietnam Bear Rescue Centre in Chat Dau Valley in Tam Dao National Park, Vietnam, to make way for a commercial development project following the declaration of the land as an area of national defence significance. This is the only rescue centre in Vietnam dedicated solely to rescuing bears, and houses rescued moon bears. Before their rescue, these bears had been kept in small cages and painfully drained of their bile for the bile trade.
The closure of this centre would entail the eviction of the rescued bears. Given that these bears have undergone years of rehabilitation at the Rescue Centre, relocating them would submit them to renewed mental and physical suffering. Animals Asia has been working with the Vietnamese Government to end the practice of bear bile farming in Vietnam since In that regard, what steps will the Commission be taking to ensure that the rescued bears can continue to be rehabilitated at the Animals Asia Vietnam Bear Rescue Centre?
De Nederlandse pers maakte onlangs gewag van de fraudegevoeligheid van sommige biovergisters door het gebruik van steeds meer gevaarlijk afval in deze vergisters. Als consequentie daarvan ontstaan er steeds meer risico's voor de menselijke gezondheid en voor het milieu, speciaal door bodemverontreiniging. Acht de Commissie het aan de hand van deze berichten nodig nadere wetgeving voor te stellen om de ongewenste consequenties van biogasopwekking tegen te gaan? Acht de Commissie de huidige wetgeving adequaat in verband met de door de jaren heen geuitte kritiek dat het digestaat wordt aangemerkt als dierlijke mest en niet als een heel ander product, wat het eigenlijk is?
De Commissie acht aanvullende wetgeving op dit gebied niet noodzakelijk, aangezien het verbod op het mengen van gevaarlijke afvalstoffen door de bevoegde autoriteiten van de lidstaten moet worden afgedwongen. Reports have recently appeared in the Dutch press concerning the susceptibility to fraud of some biogas plants due to the use of increasingly hazardous waste in them. As a result, more and more risks are arising to human health and the environment, particularly because of soil pollution.
In the light of these reports, does the Commission consider it necessary to propose legislation with the aim of combating the undesirable effects of biogas production? Does the Commission consider the existing legislation to be adequate, in view of the criticism which has been expressed over the years that the digestate is classified as manure and not as a completely different product, which it is in reality? The Commission is not aware of cases of usage of hazardous waste in the biogas plants in Netherlands or in other EU Member States. The Commission does not see a need for additional legislation in this area as the mixing ban should be enforced by the competent autorities of the Member States.
Det Forenede Kongeriges samlede nettobidrag til EU-budgettet samt nettobidraget per indbygger. Det synes dog irrelevant at sammenligne Det Forenede Kongeriges eller enhver anden medlemsstats bidrag til og modtagne midler fra EU-budgettet med Norge. Norge bidrager kun til visse specifikke programmer, som landet deltager i. The same statement by the minister is quoted in The Economist.
Exactly the same argument has been presented by a Danish EU expert, but this claim was disputed shortly afterwards by the Danish public service radio station, Danmarks Radio DR. In addition, the Commission is asked to provide precise figures for the following:. The latest version of the financial report can be found under the following link:. Norway only contributes to a few specific programmes in which it participates.
The crisis in the car industry is producing victims: According to a forecast by the Centre of Automotive Management, the situation in Europe is likely only to deteriorate further in In Europe, at least five or eight plants will become superfluous, which in times of crisis will impose an excessive financial burden on manufacturers.
There are a number of structural transformations taking place in the European Union's automotive industry, mainly as a result of the present macroeconomic conditions, most of which are related to structural overcapacity.
These pillars include actions aimed at the promotion of investment in advanced technologies and innovation for clean vehicles; improving market conditions; supporting industry in accessing the global market; and promoting investment in skills and training. For example, the fourth pillar of the CARS Action Plan deals with anticipating adaptation and managing restructuring.
It contains actions with a long-term horizon, notably to ensure that the car industry's workforce keeps abreast of the technological changes. The Commission is now working on the implementation of the policies announced. Since the adoption in of a joint action by the Council on combating trafficking in human beings and the sexual exploitation of children, a large number of initiatives have been mounted with a view to addressing these forms of crime.
Does the Commission have information on the state of play with regard to the implementation of the directive in the various Member States and on any difficulties that may have arisen in the process? The European Commission has supported numerous projects on trafficking in human beings under a number of EU financial instruments. Various projects on trafficking are also funded under the Daphne Programme: The focus has been on support and training for the enactment of anti-trafficking legislation, investigation and prosecution, and on support, protection and assistance to victims of trafficking in human beings.
The Commission will subsequently submit a report to the European Parliament and the Council, assessing the extent to which the Member States have taken the necessary measures to comply with the directive. The steel industry provides around jobs and is a crucial economic sector for the European Union. In the context of the European Union's current industrial policy, it is strategically vital to prevent the relocation of steel plants and production outside the European Union and to ensure the security of the workforce, and in terms of EU environment policy, it is equally essential to ensure that the ecological balance is enhanced.
In this light, what is the Commission's strategy to boost growth and employment in the steel industry during the current economic crisis and ensure that it is compatible with the health and safety of all EU citizens? The Commission shares the views of the Honourable Member with regards to the importance of the steel industry, of preventing relocation, ensuring the security of the workforce and enhancing the ecological balance.
The European Parliament participated in the work of the two meetings in during which the Roundtable carried out an assessment of key challenges and factors affecting the competitiveness of the sector. The most important steel producing Member States have participated in this exercise as observers alongside representatives of the European Parliament. The recommendations of the High Level Roundtable will be made public upon adoption by Group. The action plan will set up an EU-wide policy strategy aiming to ensure that the right framework conditions are in place.
It will then be forwarded to the European Parliament and the Council for the appropriate action. Las consultas a nivel nacional quedaron a cargo de los Estados miembros. Die Mittel betreffen die bereits erfolgte Umverteilung. Die Konsultationen auf nationaler Ebene waren Aufgabe der Mitgliedstaaten.
Informazioni sulle misure per combattere la disoccupazione giovanile. Le consultazioni a livello nazionale sono state affidate agli Stati membri. Il Parlamento ha dibattuto la Garanzia per i giovani e ha adottato a gennaio una risoluzione al suo appoggio. De Commissie heeft de belanghebbenden geraadpleegd, inclusief het Europees Jeugdforum.
De raadplegingen op nationaal niveau werden overgelaten aan de lidstaten. Na stronie internetowej DG ds. Informacije o ukrepih za spoprijem z brezposelnostjo mladih. Komisija je na neuradnem vrhu Evropskega sveta Predsednik Barroso je Komisija se je posvetovala z zainteresiranimi stranmi, tudi z Evropskim mladinskim forumom.
Parlament je razpravljal o jamstvu za mlade in ga podprl z januarja sprejeto resolucijo. These relate to re-programming which has already taken place, a limited number of further requests for reprogramming have recently been submitted, notably by Spain and Italy and are awaiting Commission decision. The Commission consulted the stakeholders including the European Youth Forum. Consultations at national level were left to Member States.
The Parliament debated the Youth Guarantee and adopted a resolution supporting it in January. Can the Commission advise me as to why, when Parliament insisted in that EU rules on flight time limitations FTL could only be set at a minimum level, allowing Member States to maintain or adopt stricter safety standards if they so wished, this will no longer be possible under the new EU rules?
This will no longer be possible under the new EU rules. Countries will be forced to adopt the same regulations, even when they are weaker than those currently in place, as is the case in the UK. The Agency believes that the proposed rules would provide a robust, balanced and realistic basis for European operators, equivalent to most exigent safest EU national regimes. These views are shared by most Member States, including the UK. As it is the case today under EU-OPS, the revised FTL rules would be without prejudice to more protective social legislation, including stringent collective labour agreements.
The Commission is currently assessing the opinion released by EASA with a view to prepare a draft legislative measure to be adopted under the relevant comitilogy rules.
Der Kommission ist das von der Frau Abgeordneten beschriebene Problem nicht bekannt. There are more and more Polish building companies using employees from third countries, especially Ukraine, Belarus, Georgia, Moldavia and the Russian Federation. Polish seasonal employment laws allow nationals of these countries to work for up to six months a year in Poland without a work permit. After working for one month in Poland they can be posted to Germany in order to provide services.
Such contracts are only subject to limited social security contributions or none at all, and employees have no protection under labour law. Not only is this dubious interpretation inconsistent with Polish law, it is also in breach of European standards. As a result, A1 certificates of Polish social security rights are only issued for contractors not paying social security contributions. These certificates are fully binding and completely exclude application of German social security legislation.
This means that Polish employees can post their employees to Germany without having to pay social security costs, thus disadvantaging employees and leading to distortions of competition. How can the posting of bogus self-employed persons from third countries be prevented? The requested institution is obliged to reply within a fixed deadline. Regarding the right of establishment and the right to provide services, the underlying principle is non-discrimination between the Member States, while OCT nationals can be prioritised over Member State nationals. However, no provision seems to have been made in the OAD with regard to the free movement of workers.
In the absence of specific provisions in the OAD with regard to the free movement of workers, does the Commission consider that the principle of non-discrimination, adapted in the same way as for the freedom of establishment and to provide services, applies here. If not, do the OCTs have the right to discriminate between EU citizens in accordance with their local law?
No such act has hitherto been adopted by the Council.
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The Overseas Association Decision currently in force does not include provisions regulating the freedom of movement of workers. These laws determine whether different treatment [of nationals of EU Member States and the inhabitants of the respective OCTs] is allowed or prohibited with regard to the free movement of workers. Protection des PME contre les escroqueries. Every day, businesses, professionals and civil society organisations in the European Union fall victim to mass marketing fraud.
The figures point to a new trend that could affect businesses worldwide. They are the main driver of economic growth and their rights should be protected. How does the Commission intend to improve the enforcement of the rules aimed at combating misleading commercial practices across borders?
How does the Commission intend to strengthen the rules prohibiting specific practices? With regard to the enforcement and as a preliminary step, the Commission intends to establish an ad hoc informal cooperation among Member States to share information and coordinate actions. Moreover, the Commission, in view of its preparation for a legislative proposal, has launched an extensive impact assessment process to identify the best policy options. The Commission already consulted stakeholders in an extensive public consultation at the end of The Commission will equally now fully involve stakeholders, and in particular SMEs, as well as the Member States in the preparation process for a legislative proposal.
To this end, the Commission has launched an SME Test Panel asking small and medium-sized enterprises about misleading marketing practices. Chaque semaine, les arbitres de football sont victimes de leur hobby et certains le payent de leur vie. At another match the previous week, the father of a young year-old player attacked another referee, who was then hospitalised. Such events have unfortunately become common.
Every week, football referees are victims of their hobby and some are paying with their lives. To follow up on this declaration, will the Commission make an official statement on this profusion of violence of which referees are the victims? Could the Commission not set up a working group with the relevant football authorities to ascertain what might be the most suitable tools for combating this scourge?
The fatality reported by the Honourable Member demonstrates that violence in sport is not limited to spectators' violence. The Commission welcomes concrete measures taken at the national level. In this context the exchange of good practices can certainly contribute to the fight against violence.
This is the reason why the Commission has provided support to transnational projects to fight violence and intolerance in sports in the framework of the preparatory actions in the field of sport. It promotes a wider approach covering many sport disciplines, striking a balance between prevention and law enforcement measures.
The fight against violence and intolerance is one of the topics on the rolling agenda. However, no group of experts to deal specifically with violence in sport was set up by the Council in the framework of the Work Plan. The Commission will report by the end of on the results of the Work Plan and will take into consideration the issue of violence against sports people, including match officials, for the planning of future activities in the field of Sport.
Possibili finanziamenti per la realizzazione di un progetto scientifico-culturale nel Comune di Radicofani, in provincia di Siena. Il programma Toscana per il cofinanziato dal Fondo europeo di sviluppo regionale FESR , potrebbe eventualmente finanziare il progetto menzionato dall'onorevole deputata nel contesto dell'asse V Valorizzazione delle risorse endogene per lo sviluppo territoriale sostenibile.
Le discussioni in merito alle disposizioni legislative per il periodo sono ancora in corso. For many years, the Astroturistika Astrofili association has been dealing with the scientific and cultural popularisation of astronomy. The aim of this project is to establish a scientific research and astronomy education hub through which to expand the existing astronomical observatory and to boost cultural tourism and economic development in the south of the province of Siena.
The scientific theme park would be part of the Parco delle Stelle in the Val d'Orcia , a Unesco World Heritage site, and would be, in addition to becoming a tourist attraction, a research and study centre for the dissemination of knowledge of space and the stars. This centre would also provide training courses for students and cultural workshops for people of all ages. The Tuscany programme co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund ERDF could possibly finance the project mentioned by the Honourable Member under priority V Enhancement of endogenous resources for sustainable territorial development.
In line with the shared management principle used for the implementation of cohesion policy, project selection and implementation is the responsibility of the national authorities. For more information the Commission therefore suggests the Honourable Member contacts directly the managing authority of the programme:. Discussions on the legislative provisions for the period are currently ongoing. The liberalisation of vine planting rights from has been the subject of much controversy recently among winegrowers and in the European business world. Traditional wine-producing countries are naturally opposed to this liberalisation, which could cause real economic damage and lead to a deterioration in the quality and image of European wines.
In this context, what impact does the Commission expect the ending of restrictions and the liberalisation of planting rights to have on the European wine market? A discussion took place during the whole year of on the regulation of vine plantings in the European Union in the context of a High Level Group HLG. In its conclusions, it was indicated that the majority of the members are ready to work on the definition of a new system of vine planting authorisations for all wine-producing Member States and all categories of wine, within a common framework at EU level.
Moreover, a general safeguard mechanism should be established at EU level in order to ensure an orderly growth of new plantings. The follow-up will be done in the context of discussions related to the CAP reform. Welche weiteren Schritte plant die Kommission?
Wie sieht der zeitliche Rahmen aus? Wird die Kommission nun ihrerseits einen Vorschlag unterbreiten? In anderen Mitgliedstaaten sieht die Situation jedoch anders aus — was die Lage kompliziert macht. Wie will die Kommission dies sicherstellen? Die Kommission holt derzeit u. What further steps is the Commission planning? How does the timeframe look? Will the Commission now publish a proposal of its own? Of particular interest is the situation in the Member States as regards the Working Time Directive, voluntary work in general and the work of volunteer firefighters in particular.
The rules on maximum working time currently differ considerably. Under German and Austrian law, persons serving as volunteers do not count as employees and do not, therefore, fall within the scope of the Working Time Directive, which applies only to employees. In other Member States, however, the situation is different — which complicates matters. The Commissioner responsible has already said that there could be no blanket exemption from the directive for firefighters; however, the situation needs without fail to be clarified.
How does the Commission propose to achieve this? The Commission is currently gathering the necessary information, including from negotiators, about the outcomes of the negotiations and will decide in due course on how to proceed in order to clarify and improve the implementation of the directive on a number of issues, including the status of volunteer fire-fighters.
In Bezug auf Lebendrupf bzw. Wie sieht die Kommission die Gesetzeslage allgemein in Bezug auf Lebendrupf? Wie werden die verschiedenen Rechtsinstrumente bewertet? Welche Daten werden in Bezug auf die verwendeten Verfahren und die Kontrollen erhoben? Welche weiteren Schritte plant die Kommission, um sicherzustellen, dass die Situation sich endlich verbessert — insbesondere in Ungarn und Polen? The EFSA published a report in concluding that the procedure could be performed without causing pain to the birds, but that painful plucking of feathers was unavoidable under currently typical conditions.
It therefore recommended introducing a control system to ensure that only moulting feathers are gathered from live geese. However, the number of cases of animal cruelty coming to light is constantly increasing particularly in Hungary and Poland. What is the Commission's view, in general, of the legal situation regarding live plucking?
What is its assessment of the various legal instruments? Under what circumstances is it permissible to gather feathers from live geese? How has implementation been monitored to date? What information has been gathered regarding the procedures used and inspections? What further steps has the Commission taken following the EFSA's report and its recommendation that a control system should be introduced?
How does the Commission propose to ensure that European consumers are informed about how goose feathers are obtained, or have the opportunity to access such information? Are there plans for a European quality system? What further steps does the Commission plan to take to ensure that the situation finally improves, particularly in Hungary and Poland?
As such they are legally binding for all Member States as well as for the Union. The Commission acknowledges the initiative of several European animal welfare NGOs asking to ban also the practice of gathering feathers from live geese. However, the Commission considers that progress on this issue can be better achieved by improved enforcement of the current EU legislation in the few Member States concerned, and by increased awareness of all actors on this issue. According to repeated reports in the Greek press, he has performed his duties in an exemplarily fashion: Nevertheless, to the surprise of Greek public opinion, the government has just unexpectedly replaced him, without providing any justification: The Commission actively works to encourage the merit-based selection of the heads of major public organisations in Greece.
Concerning the heads of important public organisations, the Greek Authorities have committed to appoint as Secretary General of the revenue administration a person with senior management experience, expertise in tax matters, and an impeccable reputation. In this administration the managers are subject to performance targets and regular assessments. The European Union has rules in place on fishing net sizes, but bycatch remains a problem. Is the Commission aware of this innovation? Will officials look at how its application could further reduce bycatch in European waters?
The Commission is always interested and supportive of new and innovative solutions to reduce by-catches and eliminate discards. Improving the selectivity of fishing gear is beneficial for reducing unwanted catches. Such testing will provide an understanding of the potential benefits in terms of by-catch reduction and discard elimination. Funding for the development of selective fishing methods and initiatives geared at by-catch reduction and elimination of discards including testing of such devices under pilot projects is eligible under the European Fisheries Fund EFF.
These funds are managed nationally by the Member States. The Commission considers it very important that support is provided for initiatives on selective fishing and has included this in its proposal for the future European Maritime and Fisheries Fund. In this context, will the Commission say:.
How does it view the failure to exempt Hellenic Sugar Industry employees given that the other part of the programme, the special unemployment allowance scheme, is being applied fully and given that the relevant European regulations specifically provide for safeguards for the jobs in question which thus constitutes a clear commitment for Greece? What is the model followed in other Member States whose companies have participated in this restructuring scheme? Will it issue recommendations to Greece to exempt workers being transferred under EU programmes from the mobility procedures?
Within the legal framework of the Union's sugar restructuring fund, Member States had full responsibility for its implementation within their territory:. Member States informed the Commission of their decisions.
On December 5, Lazarev released the video "V samoye serdtse" on the winning song of "The Hit" show. In Spring-Summer he was one of the mentors of Ukrainian version of the show "The Voice", and in Autumn as mentor he assisted composer and manager Konstantin Meladze to collect new Boysband as part of seriality show "Hochu k Meladze", where Lazarev's team became winners of the project and "M-Band" was created. In his 10th, anniversary year of solo career, Lazarev got numerous awards: He is also a pet lover. Three years ago Sergey took a dog from a pet shelter and since then he barely separates from him.
The dog even inspired him for a small business, The Confectionery for Pets that he founded last year. The first is that I always have a positive will towards people, I am a hard worker and finally I am very open minded, never criticising others for their personal choices" , he says. Sergey Lazarev has repeatedly been preparing for a participation in the Eurovision Song Contest. Despite the fact that the singer himself almost always publicly denied his interest to take part in the contest, his candidacy has appeared at almost every internal selection, starting from in with Smash!!
We've cancelled several concert tours, were preparing - and then it was decided to send t. In , once again we were ready to go, but the choice of Julia Savicheva became a complete surprise In , after the success of Dima Bilan question of participation of Lazarev rose again, however, in spite of the great desire of the artist Channel One put to him a condition - to enter the competition only with the revived duet "Smash!!
In general that would have been logical, as in the year following Bilan it was not reasonable to send same type of the solo singer to the competition, provided also the presence of Dmitry Koldun in the compeitition. However, Lazarev representatives did not agree to undertake such a project and the artist's candidacy has been postponed until better times. In , Lazarev even competed in the national selection final with the song "Flyer" by Swedish authors, finishing fourth.
Then I took part in the preselection, but at the end Dima won both it and the Eurovision itself. At that time for myself I have understood that Eurovision is not entirely my thing, and the question of Eurovision for myself was closed forever - or as it seemed so to me. I had my own path, and I wanted to win the love of the audience not with participation in the contest, which makes artists famous in one night, but rather with a long and hard work, and my songs" , continues Sergey.
I have no intent to spend my energy and nerves on this all", Sergey Lazarev was saying about Eurovision in past years In Lazarev commented the contest live on MTV Russia and in on "Love Radio". In , Lazarev was collaborating on preparations for the competition with team of Philip Kirkorov and Greek Eurovision specialists. Though participation eventually didn't come to life, but in December was released his potential ESC entry "Breaking Away", written by Dimitris Kontopoulos. Wish me luck, my friends friends, and root for me", stated Sergey in the video message broadcasted at the event "You Are The Only One" has been presented by Russia 1 on 5 March.
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