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11. 3.

98 EN Official Journal of the European Communities C 76/63

Answer given by Mrs Bonino on behalf of the Commission


(4 July 1997)

The Community-wide information campaign to promote consumption of fishery and aquaculture products is
intended to inform Europe's consumers about the nutritional value of fish and seafood and promote responsible
consumption, in particular making the species for which demand is low and stocks are not overfished better
known, as well as showing how to recognise quality fish.

The campaign is in various parts, including a campaign directed specifically at primary and secondary schools.
The idea is to raise awareness among young people since their consumption of fish is very low, so that they learn
to appreciate a balanced and varied diet in which fish has its full place.

Because the campaign is aimed at the broad general public, consists of generic advertising and is being shared by
all Member States, there will be no mention of the different fishing gears and techniques used in the Community.

(98/C 76/147) WRITTEN QUESTION E-1877/97


by Amedeo Amadeo (NI) to the Commission
(2 June 1997)

Subject: List of SMEs which have taken part in EU research programmes

The Commission and the Industrial Research and Development Advisory Committee (IRDAC/CORSI) have
referred several times to a list of small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) which have taken part in the
European Union’s research programmes.

Has this list already been published?

Could the Commission inform me of the SMEs in the north-west area of Italy which have participated in EU
research programmes?

Answer given by Mrs Cresson on behalf of the Commission


(8 July 1997)

The Commission would refer the Honourable Member to its answer to Written Question P-2634/96 by
Mr Friedrich (1).

(1) OJ C 83, 14.3.1997.

(98/C 76/148) WRITTEN QUESTION E-1938/97


by Riccardo Nencini (PSE) to the Commission
(4 June 1997)

Subject: Benninger (Bisenzio-Florence) − possible transfer

In 1995, the undertaking Benninger obtained finance from the Brite and Thermie programmes totalling
LIT 550 000 000 (double creation project). Discussions are currently being held with the local authorities with a
view to obtaining public funding for vocational training. In April 1997 the firm announced its intention of
transferring four-fifths of its production to Germany and Switzerland (the latter a non-EU Member State) by
October 1997. The reasons for this transfer appear incomprehensible since it will lead both to job losses and to a
reduction in associated activities.