XXIVth General Report on the Activities of the European Communities 1990
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Commission of the European Communities
XXIVth General Report
on the Activities of
the European Communities
1990 Commission of the European Communities
XXIVth General Report
on the Activities of
the European Communities
1990
Brussels . Luxembourg . 1991 Cataloguing data can be found at the end of this publication
Luxembourg: Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, 1991
ISBN 92-826-2176-6
Catalogue number: CM-60-90-086-EN-C
© ECSC-EEC-EAEC, Brussels · Luxembourg, 1991
Reproduction is authorized, except for commercial purposes, provided the source
is acknowledged
Printed in Belgium The President and the Members of the Commission of the European Communities
to the t of the European Parliament
Sir,
We have the honour to present the General Report on the Activities of the
Communities, which the Commission is required to publish by Article 18 of the
Treaty establishing a Single Council and a Single Commission of the European .
This report, for 1990, is the twenty­fourth since the merger of the executives.
In accordance with the procedure described in the Declaration on the system for
fixing Community farm prices contained in the Accession Documents of 22 January
1972, the Commission has already sent Parliament the 1990 Report on the
Agricultural Situation in the Community.
Under Article 122 of the Treaty establishing the European Economic Community,
the Commission is also preparing a Report on Social Developments in the Com­
munity in 1990.
And, in accordance with an undertaking given to Parliament on 7 June 1971, the
Commission is preparing its twentieth annual Report on Competition Policy.
Please accept, Sir, the expression of our highest consideration.
Brussels, 11 February 1991
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Report and of the other reports published in conjunction with it.
ECU = European currency unit
BFR = Belgische frank/franc beige
DKR = Dansk krone
DM = Deutsche Mark
DR = Drachma
ESC = Escudo
FF = Franc français
HFL = Nederlandse gulden (Hollandse florijn)
IRL = Irish pound
LFR = Franc luxembourgeois
LIT = Ura italiana
PTA = Peseta
UKL = Pound sterling
USD = United States dollar Summary
The Community in 1990 25
Towards European union9
German unification 37
Building the Community 43
External relations 25
Intergovernmental cooperation and human rights 341
Community institutions and financing 359
Community law 41
The year in brief 433 Annexes 443
Institutions and other bodies 451
List of abbreviations
Publications cited9 Contents
THE COMMUNITY IN 1990 25
CHAPTER I : TOWARDS EUROPEAN UNION9
Section 1 : Economic and monetary union
Section 2 : Political union 32
CHAPTER II: GERMAN UNIFICATION7
CHAPTER III: BUILDING THE COMMUNITY 43
Section 1 : Economic and monetary policy
Priority activities and objectives
The economic situation4
Economic and monetary union5
— Start of Stage I 4
— Thrust of economic policy in 1990 and 1991 4
— Medium-term economic development in the Community6
— Operation and strengthening of the EMS7
— Wider use of the ecu
The Community and the international monetary system8
Community initiatives and financial activities9
— Development of financing techniques
— Community borrowing and lending 4
• Raising Euratom's borrowing ceiling
• Financial assistance for the countries of Central and Eastern Europe 50
• Borrowing and lending 51
— European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) 5
24th GEN. REP. EC 8 CONTENTS
— SPES activities 52
Section 2 : Completing the internal market 53
Priority activities and objectives
Business environment5
Removal of physical frontiers
— Checks on goods
• Movement of goods within the Community
• Simplification of checks and formalities in trade
• Single Administrative Document 5
• Simplification of transit procedures6
• Other simplifications7
• Coordinated development of computerized administrative procedures 58
• Mutual assistance, administrative cooperation and fraud control
• Training : the Matthaeus programme9
• Customs union : the external dimension 5
• Harmonization of customs rules on trade with non-member countries 5
• Common Customs Tariff, Combined Nomenclature and Taric
• Economic tariff matters 60
• Customs valuation
•s procedures with economic impact1
• Origin of goods2
• General legislation3
• Monitoring the implementation of Community customs law 64
• Harmonization of animal health and plant health rules
• Animal health and plant health legislation
• Legislation on plant health, seeds and propagating material and feedingstuffs 66
• Application of Article 115 67
— Checks on individuals
Removal of technical and legal frontiers8
— Free movement of goods
• Removal of non-tariff barriers
• General aspects — Article 30 ef seq.
• Prevention of further barriers
• Harmonization of laws9
• Implementation of the new approach to technical harmonization and standards 72
• Technical harmonization 7
• European standardization3
• Recognition of tests and certificates4
— Government procurement
24th GEN. REP. EC