2010: Common charger for mobile phones will be delivered with new devices

Incompatibility of chargers for mobile phones is a major inconvenience for users and also leads to unnecessary waste.

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Electricity supply under control for this Summer

The main conclusion of the Electricity Supply Outlook Report is that there is no reason to expect electricity disturbances this Summer under usual weather conditions.

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Regional cooperation in the western Balkans

The European Commission and the Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities Directorate General has published a tender about efficient activation approaches and identifying elements for regional cooperation in the western Balkans.

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New regulated tariffs on roaming on public mobile telephone networks

The OJ has published on 29th June the Regulation (EC) No 544/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18 June 2009 amending Regulation (EC) No 717/2007 on roaming on public mobile telephone networks within the Community and Directive 2002/21/EC on a common regulatory framework for electronic communications networks and services.

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State aid for Anglo Irish Bank

The European Commission approved, under EC Treaty state aid rules, an emergency recapitalisation worth €4 billion that the Irish authorities intend to grant to Anglo Irish Bank.

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Structure of retail and production along the food supply chain in the EU: a proposal of study of the EC

The European Commission through DG Enterprise and Industry has launched a public tender to study the structure of retail and production along the food supply chain in the EU; the impact of private labels (retailers' own brand products) on the competitiveness of the SMEs.

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