Green German MEP Jan Albrecht on EU/US data protection agreement adopted by MEPs

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BRUSSELS, 02-Dec-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Trust in the US took a hit following revelations of mass surveillance by Edward Snowden, but an agreement on data protection adopted by MEPs today should help to restore it. The deal known as the umbrella … Read the full press release

MEPs approve €31.5 million EU aid for flood damage in Bavaria

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MEPs approved €31.5 million in EU aid to repair flood damage in Bavaria in a plenary vote on Thursday. Seven people died in the May and June 2016 floods, which affected more than 47,000 people in Lower Bavaria. Over 2,000 … Read the full press release

Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi on a visit to the European Parliament in Brussels

Mohamed Beji Caid Essebsi addressing the European Parliament

Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi, visited today the European Parliament in Brussels, where he was welcomed by Parliament President Martin Schulz. They had a meeting during which they discussed developments in Tunisia and EU-Tunisia relations. Essebsi called the visit is … Read the full press release

New EU rules to pave the way for abolition of roaming fees for consumers in 2017

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On 2 December 2016 the Council adopted a general approach on new rules for wholesale roaming markets in the EU, paving the way for the abolition of roaming fees for consumers in 2017. The agreed text is the starting point … Read the full press release

3rd Association Council meeting between the European Union and Georgia

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Joint press release following the 3rd Association Council meeting between the European Union and Georgia BRUSSELS, 02-Dec-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — The European Union and Georgia held the 3rd meeting of the Association Council on 2 December 2016. The Council is the … Read the full press release

Value Added Tax (VAT) environment to be improved for e-commerce businesses in the EU

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BRUSSELS, 02-Dec-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — The European Commission has today unveiled a series of measures to improve the Value Added Tax (VAT) environment for e-commerce businesses in the EU. Our proposals will allow consumers and companies, in particular start-ups and SMEs, … Read the full press release

The Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition launched by the European Commission

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BRUSSELS, 02-Dec-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Today (1 December 2016), the Commission is launching the Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition, together with Member States, companies, social partners, NGOs and education providers, to help meet the high demand for digital skills in Europe … Read the full press release

EU’s MEDIA programme turns 25

EU's MEDIA programme turns 25

Today (1 December 2016) and tomorrow hundreds of top filmmakers, industry representatives and policy makers are gathering in Brussels to explore the challenges and opportunities ahead for Europe’s audiovisual sector, including the future of the EU’s MEDIA programme, which is 25 … Read the full press release

European Commission to strengthen the regulation of commodities markets and curb price speculation

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BRUSSELS, 02-Dec-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — The European Commission has taken important steps today to strengthen the regulation of commodities markets and curb price speculation. It also ensures that firms active on these markets are regulated appropriately. The package completes the rulebook … Read the full press release

European Commission and Germany to end the legal dispute over the planned introduction of a road charge for passenger cars in Germany

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BRUSSELS, 02-Dec-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — In the margins of the Transport Council held today in Brussels, EU Commissioner for Transport, Violeta Bulc, met with the German Federal Minister of Transport and Digital Infrastructure Alexander Dobrindt. In the margins of the Transport … Read the full press release

Research looks into the impact and cost-effectiveness of the Dengvaxia vaccine under a host of varying conditions

Dengue is a mosquito-borne tropical disease caused by the dengue virus.

Exeter, UK, 01-Dec-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — The first licensed vaccine for the potentially life-threatening dengue virus should only be used in moderate-to high impacted regions, new research has predicted. A team of international researchers, including Dr Mario Recker from the University … Read the full press release

Rwanda becomes the third country to sign a MoU with Novartis Access

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Rwanda becomes third country to launch Novartis Access portfolio against chronic diseases with first deliveries planned in early 2017 Since September 2015, Novartis Access has delivered more than 100,000 monthly treatments to Kenya, Ethiopia and Lebanon* First-year learnings underline broader … Read the full press release

Professor Anna Dominiczak made a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire at a ceremony at Buckingham Palace

Professor Anna Dominiczak made a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire at a ceremony at Buckingham Palace

GLASGOW, 01-Dec-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Professor Anna Dominiczak, Regius Professor of Medicine, Vice-Principal and Head of the College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences, was made a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire at a ceremony at … Read the full press release

Scotland’s first ultra-powerful 17.5 tonne 7 Tesla (7T) MRI scanner arrives at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital (QEUH)

Scotland’s first ultra-powerful 17.5 tonne 7 Tesla (7T) MRI scanner arrives at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital (QEUH)

GLASGOW, 01-Dec-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — The University of Glasgow, in partnership with NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde, has taken delivery of Scotland’s first ultra-powerful 17.5 tonne 7 Tesla (7T) MRI scanner at the new Imaging Centre of Excellence (ICE) on the … Read the full press release

Boehringer Ingelheim and China Southeast University Institute of Life Sciences to develop new treatment approaches for hearing loss

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360 million people worldwide suffer from disabling hearing loss with no effective treatment available New collaboration with China Southeast University is part of the Research Beyond Borders (RBB) initiative, which aims to explore emerging science within and beyond Boehringer Ingelheim’s … Read the full press release

SAP launches career site builder for human resource (HR) and recruiting professionals

SAP launches career site builder for human resource (HR) and recruiting professionals

VIENNA, 01-Dec-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) today announced the launch and general availability of career site builder, which brings simple, consumer-style website design, creation and management to human resource (HR) and recruiting professionals. As part of the SAP … Read the full press release

SAP now #22 in the 2016 Interbrand Best Global Brand report

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WALLDORF, 01-Dec-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) has been recognized as one of the “Top Growing Brands” in the 2016 Interbrand Best Global Brand report. In just one year, SAP moved up in its ranking from #26 to #22, … Read the full press release

The European University Association (EUA) to present the results of its 2016 membership consultation on Erasmus+

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BRUSSELS, 01-Dec-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — The European University Association (EUA) is pleased to present the results of its 2016 membership consultation on Erasmus+. In anticipation of the European Commission’s mid-term review of the programme, in particular the public consultation to be … Read the full press release

University of Tübingen scientists: ancestors of modern man were more advanced in their development than previously thought

Tooth of a Neanderthal from the excavation site at Payre. © Marie-Hélène Moncel

Prehistoric humans actively adapted their survival strategies TÜBINGEN, 01-Dec-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Scientists from the Senckenberg Center for Human Evolution and Palaeoenvironment at the University of Tübingen discovered that Neanderthals modified their survival strategies even without external influences, such as environmental … Read the full press release

Lab4MEMS project winner of ECSEL Joint Undertaking 2016 Innovation Award at the European Nanoelectronics Forum, in Rome

Lab4MEMS project winner of ECSEL Joint Undertaking 2016 Innovation Award at the European Nanoelectronics Forum, in Rome

Project developed pilot line for next-generation MEMS devices ROME, 01-Dec-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — The Electronic Components and Systems for European Leadership (ECSEL) Joint Undertaking announced the Lab4MEMS project as the winner of its 2016 Innovation Award during the European Nanoelectronics Forum, in Rome, … Read the full press release

Dagong Europe Credit Rating confirms Salini Impregilo Long-Term Credit Rating at “BB+”

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MILAN, 30-Nov-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Salini Impregilo (MTA: SAL), Italy’s largest infrastructure group, announces that Dagong Europe Credit Rating has confirmed its Long-Term Credit Rating at “BB+” and upgraded its outlook to positive from stable. Dagong stated: “The ‘Positive’ outlook reflects … Read the full press release

Salini Impregilo website ranks sixth in the Webranking 2016 survey

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MILAN, 30-Nov-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Salini Impregilo is one of the Italian companies with the best online communication as its website www.salini-impregilo.com ranks sixth in the Webranking 2016 survey, rising from 12th place the previous year to join the top 10. … Read the full press release

University of Exeter Professor Lars Johanning to lead collaborative sustainable energy research with colleagues from China

Prof De-Zhi Ning, Prof Lars Johanning, Prof Bin Teng, Dr Philipp Thies, Dr Ying Gou

EXETER, UK, 30-Nov-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — One of the world’s leading Renewable Energy experts has received a prestigious international award, in recognition to his ground-breaking research into ocean energy and technology. Professor Lars Johanning, Professor of Ocean Technology at the University … Read the full press release

EPP proposes four key solutions to protect lives and control migration to Europe

EPP proposes four key solutions to protect lives and control migration to Europe

BRUSSELS, 30-Nov-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Migration remains one of the main concerns of EU citizens. Even if the number of refugees and migrants arriving in Europe has considerably dropped in 2016, the EU’s current migration strategy needs to be adapted to … Read the full press release

Airbus DeckFinder products to integrate into Aeronautical & General Instruments (AGI)’s ship based Visual Landing Aid Systems

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Integration of DeckFinder products into AGI product line Suitable for ship landing of manned helicopters and drones GERMANY, 30-Nov-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Airbus Defence and Space and Aeronautical & General Instruments (AGI), a UK based company, have signed a Memorandum … Read the full press release

Airbus Group on WTO Panel DS487 report: Boeing must give up these massive tax subsidies

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Extends the WTO’s earlier condemnation of massive illegal subsidies to Boeing to 26 billion USD in the form of wholly non-refundable corporate welfare. This is the single largest state-level instance of corporate welfare in US history. The subsidy package condemned … Read the full press release

Research: swimming, racquet sports, and aerobics with the best odds of staving off death

Research: swimming, racquet sports, and aerobics with the best odds of staving off death

Specific types of sport and exercise seem to be associated with differing risk levels OXFORD, 30-Nov-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — In terms of exercise, swimming, racquet sports, and aerobics seem to be associated with the best odds of staving off death … Read the full press release

Oxford University Dr Margaret Pelling: references by male writers to being outnumbered by women in 17th century have no statistical evidences

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OXFORD, 30-Nov-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Men in the 17th century believed they were outnumbered by women despite a lack of evidence for this claim, new research has revealed. Dr Margaret Pelling, a historian at Oxford University, looked at books, pamphlets and … Read the full press release

Tunis: Eni signs with Entreprise Tunisienne d’Activités Pétrolières (ETAP) for generating energy from renewable sources

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Eni signed today in Tunis a cooperation agreement for the development of projects generating energy from renewable sources. The agreement strengthens the relations between Eni and ETAP, facilitates the development of new business opportunities and contributes to the energy development … Read the full press release

Eni to sell 10% stake in the supergiant gas field Zohr to BP

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Eni has agreed to sell to BP a 10% participating interest in the Shorouk Concession, offshore Egypt, where the supergiant gas field Zohr is located. The deal was struck for 375 million USD and a 150 million USD pro-quota reimbursement … Read the full press release