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Eurofocus: a newssheet for journalists. Weekly No. 13/89, 17-24 April 1989

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COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES Directorate-General Information, Communication, Culture a newssheet for joumalists Weekly no 13/89 17- 24 April 1989 SUKKARY ~ }; ~.:·~·:: - .. '• ~ ~,1 [;~ ·' ~:: .: .. ,) :,: :::: '7!: "\f ·. . . -~, ~ :~ ~·-· ·:.; ~t1 ~~.~ P. 2 EMPLOYMENT: Safety standards at the workplace in the Europe of 1992 The agreement among the Twelve covers the workplace, machinery and protective systems. P. 3 INTERNAL MARKET: Bleepers for 30\ of Europeans in 1993 The European Commission proposes the creation of an electronic paging system. P. 4 RESEARCH: Watch out for genetic manipulation! The European Commission decides to "freeze" a pro- gramme still in preparation. INFLATION: Fresh price rises in February Inflation at 5~ on a 12-monthly basis. P. 5 CONSUMERS: Some passports are worth more than others? Their cost varies substantially from one EC country to another. P. 6 LANGUAGES: The European Commission leads the world in its demand for translators It has now set up an independent translation depart- ment. TRADE: 52 young European executives set out to dis- cover Japan The ninth European training programme gets under way. P. 7 CORDLESS TELEPHONES: A major market in the 1990s A study carried out for the European Commission pre- dicts a bright future for the cordless telephone. P. 8 BANKING: Excessive! The high cost of transborder payments doesn't make economic integration easier. P. 9 SOCIETY: 5~ of Europeans are illiterate A European Parliament report proposes concrete measures to help those who can neither read nor write. Mailed from: Brussels X The contents of th1s publication do not necessarily reflect the offic1al views of the institutions of the Community. Reproduction authorized. 200 rue de Ia Loi • 1 049 Brussels • Belgium • Tel.: 235.11 .11 • Telex: 21877 COMEU B collsvs Text Box collsvs Text Box . • Eurofocus 13/89 2. EHPLOYIIENT: Safety standards at the workplace in the Europe o

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