Monthly Archives: February 2013

Equal Pay Day: Women in Europe work 59 days ‘for free’

Brussels, 28-2-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Equal Pay Day: Women in Europe work 59 days ‘for free’ 16.2%: that’s the size of the gender pay gap, or the average difference between women and men’s hourly earnings across the EU, according to the latest … Read the full press release

University of Copenhagen partner in online learning platform

The University of Copenhagen is now an official partner in the world’s most important platform for online courses, Coursera. The platform offers courses in everything from Søren Kierkegaard to global health, and the project looks to revolutionise the way in … Read the full press release

Economic adjustment in the euro area – Speech by Peter Praet, Member of the Executive Board of the ECB

Speech by Peter Praet, Member of the Executive Board of the ECB, at the Institutional Money Congress 2013, Frankfurt am Main, 27 February 2013 Frankfurt am Main, 28-2-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Ladies and Gentlemen [1], Introduction Thank you for inviting me to share … Read the full press release

Discard ban: EU Fisheries Council takes decisive stance

Brussels, 28-2-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — The Agriculture and Fisheries Council meeting of 25 and 26 February 2013, discussed the main Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the Common Fisheries Policy, proposed by the Commission in July 2011, as … Read the full press release

Loewe Individual – winner of the German Design Award 2013

Kronach, 28-2-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — The Loewe Individual TV line has been awarded the highest German design accolade, the German Design Award 2013. The prize has now been presented in Frankfurt at the opening of the “Ambiente” exhibition. The jury selected … Read the full press release

EU to take leading role in global fight against poverty and strive for sustainable development

Brussels, 28-2-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — As the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) come to an end in 2015 and the Rio+20 conference launched the process for the formulation of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the European Commission acknowledges that both challenges must be tackled together through a joined up … Read the full press release

.eu supports e-commerce at eShow Barcelona

Brussels, 28-2-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — EURid, the .eu registry, will attend eShow Barcelona in Spain on 13-14 March 2013 to promote .eu as a valuable online asset to more than 8 000 e-commerce professionals and to further raise the top-level domain’s visibility in … Read the full press release

Pierre-Louis Colin Appointed Executive Vice President, Aftersales Services and Parts of PSA Peugeot Citroën

28-2-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Effective 1 March 2013, Pierre-Louis Colin has been appointed Executive Vice President, Aftersales Services and Parts of PSA Peugeot Citroën, replacing Gilles Boussac. Mr Colin, 49, is a graduate of the Ecole des Mines de Paris. After … Read the full press release

Mobilising EU Capital Cities: Commissioner Hahn urges Mayors to lead Europe out of crisis

Brussels, 28-2-2013 — /europawire.eu/ —  EU Commissioner for Regional Policy, Johannes Hahn, will host the first direct talks between the European Commission and the EU’s capital cities tomorrow, February 28. Commissioner Hahn will call on the 20 mayors attending to show leadership … Read the full press release

Minister for Education and Skills underlines Irish Presidency priority of strengthening Economic and Monetary Union for key EU policy makers

28-2-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Minister for Education and Skills, Ruairí Quinn TD, is this evening (Wednesday 27th February) addressing top EU policy makers in Brussels on the Irish Presidency priorities of stability, jobs and growth and the theme of “The Three … Read the full press release

Asia-Pacific to drive demand for bigger and more efficient aircraft

Demand for nearly 10,000 new aircraft, including over 3,800 widebodies Blagnac,  28-2-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Asia-Pacific airlines will lead global demand for larger and more eco-efficient aircraft types over the next 20 years, according to the latest market forecast for the … Read the full press release

President Barroso announces creation of a Science and Technology Advisory Council

Brussels, 28-2-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — The President of the European Commission, José Manuel Barroso, has announced today the creation of a Science and Technology Advisory Council. This informal advisory body held its first meeting today in Brussels. President Barroso said: “Science and … Read the full press release

SPEECH – Funding Europe’s tech industry future

Neelie Kroes – Vice-President of the European Commission responsible for the Digital Agenda Key Enabling Technologies (KET) High Level Group /Brussels Brussels, 28-2-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — I am delighted to be here today. This new, expanded High Level Group includes not just the … Read the full press release

Decisions of the 80th Annual Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders of the Bank of Greece – Voting results

Athens, 28-2-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — In accordance with Article 32, para. 1, of Law 2190/1920 and Article 4.1.3.3 of the Athens Exchange Rulebook, it is hereby announced that the 80th Annual Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders of the Bank of Greece, held on … Read the full press release

Irish Presidency reaches breakthrough on new rules for stronger EU banks

28-2-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — The Irish Presidency has tonight reached a breakthrough in talks with the European Parliament on an overhaul of banking rules increasing EU financial stability. The Minister for Finance, Michael Noonan TD, welcomed the news: “I am very proud … Read the full press release

The BKW Group: solid operating result in a difficult environment

Preliminary results for fiscal 2012 Berne, 28-2-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — The BKW Group has reported a solid operating profit despite last year’s difficult economic and regulatory environment. Consolidated revenue rose by 8.6% to CHF 2,860 million. The operating result (EBITDA) was CHF … Read the full press release

Mergers: Commission prohibits Ryanair’s proposed takeover of Aer Lingus – frequently asked questions

Brussels, 28-2-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Mergers: Commission prohibits Ryanair’s proposed takeover of Aer Lingus – frequently asked questions See also IP/13/167 1. What is the Commission’s approach with respect to consolidation in the European air transport sector? Is the decision in this case in … Read the full press release

Speech: “EU policy on health and safety at work: myths and facts”

László ANDOR – European Commissioner responsible for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion Institute of Occupational Safety and Health 2013 conference/London London, 28-2-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Ladies and gentlemen, I extend my warm greetings to you all and my thanks to the organisers for … Read the full press release

The Bank of Greece Dividend for financial year 2012

Athens, 28-2-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — The Bank of Greece, with a view to providing timely information to investors in general and to its shareholders in particular, pursuant to Law 3556/2007 and the Athens Exchange Rulebook, hereby announces the following: The 80thAnnual Ordinary … Read the full press release

The policy and the role of the European Central Bank during the crisis in the euro area – Speech by Mario Draghi, President of the ECB

The policy and the role of the European Central Bank during the crisis in the euro area – Speech by Mario Draghi, President of the ECB, at the Katholische Akademie in Bayern Munich, 28-2-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, I am delighted … Read the full press release

BKW: Acquisition of Castellaneta wind farm completed

Berne, 28-2-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — BKW Inc. today definitively acquired a 56-MW wind farm in Castellenata (Apulia, Italy). The purchase agreement between BKW and the Tozzi industrial group, which stipulated contract completion once the wind farm was built, was signed at the … Read the full press release

Agreement with EIB for breakthrough of Key Enabling Technologies

Brussels, 28-2-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — At the inaugural meeting of the High Level Group on Key Enabling Technologies, a Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the European Commission and the European Investment Bank that will pave the way for improved access to … Read the full press release

EU Employment and Social Affairs Council to focus on Youth Guarantee and Employment

28-2-2013 — /europawire.eu/ —  On Thursday February 28th the EU EPSCO Council meeting (EU Employment and Social Affairs Ministers) will be jointly chaired by Minister for Social Protection, Joan Burton TD and Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton … Read the full press release

University of St Andrews: Studies on extreme temperatures have fascinating results

Physicists are getting warmer in the hunt for universal truths, thanks to a breakthrough by a team at the University of St Andrews. 28-2-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Researchers in the School of Physics and Astronomy found that even at ultra-high temperatures … Read the full press release

Red Eléctrica has invested 57 million in the renovation and maintenance of the assets acquired in the Canary Islands

Results of the MAR Project in its first two years The Company will also allocate to the Canary Islands 30% of the 1 billion euro program approved by the Ministry to serve as a bridge until the new planning 28-2-2013 … Read the full press release

Health and Safety: Commission proposes to improve workers’ protection against exposure to hazardous chemicals

Brussels, 28-2-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — The European Commission has proposed to better protect workers from risks linked to exposure to chemicals at the workplace. In particular, the Commission has proposed to amend five existing EU health and safety Directives on protection of … Read the full press release

Mobile communications: Fresh €50 million EU research grants in 2013 to develop ‘5G’ technology

Brussels, 27-2-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — European Commission Vice President Neelie Kroes announces €50 million for research to deliver 5G mobile technology by 2020, with the aim to put Europe back in the lead of the global mobile industry. “I want 5G be … Read the full press release

Rexel Fourth-quarter & Full-year 2012 results

ROBUST PROFITABILITY IN Q4, DESPITE CHALLENGING ENVIRONMENT FULL-YEAR RESULTS IN LINE WITH TARGETS RISE IN PROPOSED DIVIDEND TO €0.75 PER SHARE  SOLID TARGETS FOR 2013 & MEDIUM-TERM GUIDANCE CONFIRMED 27-2-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — ROBUST PROFITABILITY IN Q4 2012, DESPITE CHALLENGING ENVIRONMENT … Read the full press release

Commission to recover €414 million of CAP expenditure from Member States

Brussels, 27-2-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — A total of €414 million of EU agricultural policy funds unduly spent by Member States is being claimed back by the European Commission today under the so-called clearance of accounts procedure. Member States are responsible for paying … Read the full press release

The University of Nottingham and E.ON Research to pinpoint power-hungry appliances that could help cut home energy bills

27-2-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — New research by The University of Nottingham and energy company E.ON could help people to save money on their energy bills by identifying which of their household electrical appliances are using the most power. Smart meters, which … Read the full press release