ISSN 1977-091X

Official Journal

of the European Union

C 295

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Information and Notices

Volume 58
8 September 2015


Notice No

Contents

page

 

II   Information

 

INFORMATION FROM EUROPEAN UNION INSTITUTIONS, BODIES, OFFICES AND AGENCIES

 

European Commission

2015/C 295/01

Initiation of proceedings (Case M.7566 — Mondi/Walki Assets) ( 1 )

1

2015/C 295/02

Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.7713 — REWE ZF/Kuoni Reisen and Related Group Companies) ( 1 )

1


 

IV   Notices

 

NOTICES FROM EUROPEAN UNION INSTITUTIONS, BODIES, OFFICES AND AGENCIES

 

Council

2015/C 295/03

Council Decision of 4 September 2015 adopting the Council's position on the draft general budget of the European Union for the financial year 2016

2

 

European Commission

2015/C 295/04

Euro exchange rates

3


 

V   Announcements

 

PROCEDURES RELATING TO THE IMPLEMENTATION OF COMPETITION POLICY

 

European Commission

2015/C 295/05

Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.7756 — Providence Equity/Chime) — Candidate case for simplified procedure ( 1 )

4


 


 

(1)   Text with EEA relevance

EN

 


II Information

INFORMATION FROM EUROPEAN UNION INSTITUTIONS, BODIES, OFFICES AND AGENCIES

European Commission

8.9.2015   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

C 295/1


Initiation of proceedings

(Case M.7566 — Mondi/Walki Assets)

(Text with EEA relevance)

(2015/C 295/01)

On 2 September 2015, the Commission decided to initiate proceedings in the abovementioned case after finding that the notified concentration raises serious doubts as to its compatibility with the internal market. The initiation of proceedings opens a second phase investigation with regard to the notified concentration, and is without prejudice to the final decision on the case. The decision is based on Article 6(1)(c) of Council Regulation (EC) No 139/2004 (1).

The Commission invites interested third parties to submit their observations on the proposed concentration to the Commission.

In order to be fully taken into account in the procedure, observations should reach the Commission not later than 15 days following the date of this publication. Observations can be sent to the Commission by fax (+32 22964301), by email to COMP-MERGER-REGISTRY@ec.europa.eu or by post, under reference No M.7566 — Mondi/Walki Assets, to the following address:

European Commission

Directorate-General for Competition

Merger Registry

1049 Bruxelles/Brussel

BELGIQUE/BELGIË


(1)  OJ L 24, 29.1.2004, p. 1 (the ‘Merger Regulation’).


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Non-opposition to a notified concentration

(Case M.7713 — REWE ZF/Kuoni Reisen and Related Group Companies)

(Text with EEA relevance)

(2015/C 295/02)

On 31 August 2015, the Commission decided not to oppose the above notified concentration and to declare it compatible with the internal market. This decision is based on Article 6(1)(b) of Council Regulation (EC) No 139/2004 (1). The full text of the decision is available only in English language and will be made public after it is cleared of any business secrets it may contain. It will be available:

in the merger section of the Competition website of the Commission (http://ec.europa.eu/competition/mergers/cases/). This website provides various facilities to help locate individual merger decisions, including company, case number, date and sectoral indexes,

in electronic form on the EUR-Lex website (http://eur-lex.europa.eu/homepage.html?locale=en) under document number 32015M7713. EUR-Lex is the online access to the European law.


(1)  OJ L 24, 29.1.2004, p. 1.


IV Notices

NOTICES FROM EUROPEAN UNION INSTITUTIONS, BODIES, OFFICES AND AGENCIES

Council

8.9.2015   

EN

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C 295/2


COUNCIL DECISION

of 4 September 2015

adopting the Council's position on the draft general budget of the European Union for the financial year 2016

(2015/C 295/03)

THE COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION,

Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, and in particular Article 314(3) thereof, in conjunction with the Treaty establishing the European Atomic Energy Community and in particular Article 106a thereof,

Whereas:

1.

On 25 June 2015, the Commission submitted a proposal containing the draft general budget of the European Union for the financial year 2016 (1),

2.

On 26 June 2015, the Commission presented letter of amendment No 1 to the draft general budget for the financial year 2016 (2),

3.

The Council examined the Commission proposal with a view to defining a position consistent, on the revenue side, with Council Decision 2007/436/EC, Euratom of 7 June 2007 on the system of the European Communities' own resources (3), and, on the expenditure side, with Council Regulation (EU, Euratom) No 1311/2013 of 2 December 2013 laying down the multiannual financial framework for the years 2014-2020 (4),

HAS DECIDED AS FOLLOWS:

Sole Article

The Council's position on the draft general budget of the European Union for the financial year 2016 was adopted by the Council on 4 September 2015.

The full text can be accessed for consultation or downloading on the Council's website: http://www.consilium.europa.eu/

Done at Brussels, 4 September 2015.

For the Council

The President

J. ASSELBORN


(1)  COM(2015) 300 final.

(2)  COM(2015) 317 final.

(3)  OJ L 163, 23.6.2007, p. 17.

(4)  OJ L 347, 20.12.2013, p. 884.


European Commission

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EN

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Euro exchange rates (1)

7 September 2015

(2015/C 295/04)

1 euro =


 

Currency

Exchange rate

USD

US dollar

1,1146

JPY

Japanese yen

133,09

DKK

Danish krone

7,4614

GBP

Pound sterling

0,73035

SEK

Swedish krona

9,4197

CHF

Swiss franc

1,0871

ISK

Iceland króna

 

NOK

Norwegian krone

9,2645

BGN

Bulgarian lev

1,9558

CZK

Czech koruna

27,026

HUF

Hungarian forint

314,03

PLN

Polish zloty

4,2298

RON

Romanian leu

4,4343

TRY

Turkish lira

3,3717

AUD

Australian dollar

1,6062

CAD

Canadian dollar

1,4802

HKD

Hong Kong dollar

8,6382

NZD

New Zealand dollar

1,7801

SGD

Singapore dollar

1,5901

KRW

South Korean won

1 339,65

ZAR

South African rand

15,5102

CNY

Chinese yuan renminbi

7,0954

HRK

Croatian kuna

7,5565

IDR

Indonesian rupiah

15 948,73

MYR

Malaysian ringgit

4,8327

PHP

Philippine peso

52,366

RUB

Russian rouble

76,1067

THB

Thai baht

40,253

BRL

Brazilian real

4,2798

MXN

Mexican peso

18,8887

INR

Indian rupee

74,5187


(1)  Source: reference exchange rate published by the ECB.


V Announcements

PROCEDURES RELATING TO THE IMPLEMENTATION OF COMPETITION POLICY

European Commission

8.9.2015   

EN

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Prior notification of a concentration

(Case M.7756 — Providence Equity/Chime)

Candidate case for simplified procedure

(Text with EEA relevance)

(2015/C 295/05)

1.

On 28 August 2015, the Commission received a notification of a proposed concentration pursuant to Article 4 of Council Regulation (EC) No 139/2004 (1) by which the undertaking Providence Equity Partners L.L.C. (‘Providence Equity’, US) acquires within the meaning of Article 3(1)(b) of the Merger Regulation sole control of Chime Communications plc (‘Chime’, UK), by way of purchase of shares.

2.

The business activities of the undertakings concerned are:

—   for Providence Equity: private equity fund,

—   for Chime: international communications and sports marketing group.

3.

On preliminary examination, the Commission finds that the notified transaction could fall within the scope of the Merger Regulation. However, the final decision on this point is reserved. Pursuant to the Commission Notice on a simplified procedure for treatment of certain concentrations under the Council Regulation (EC) No 139/2004 (2) it should be noted that this case is a candidate for treatment under the procedure set out in this Notice.

4.

The Commission invites interested third parties to submit their possible observations on the proposed operation to the Commission.

Observations must reach the Commission not later than 10 days following the date of this publication. Observations can be sent to the Commission by fax (+32 22964301), by email to COMP-MERGER-REGISTRY@ec.europa.eu or by post, under reference number M.7756 — Providence Equity/Chime, to the following address :

European Commission

Directorate-General for Competition

Merger Registry

1049 Bruxelles/Brussel

BELGIQUE/BELGIË


(1)  OJ L 24, 29.1.2004, p. 1 (the ‘Merger Regulation’).

(2)  OJ C 366, 14.12.2013, p. 5.