Monthly Archives: June 2013

Novartis’s omalizumab met all primary and secondary endpoints in pivotal GLACIAL study of patients with severe form of chronic skin disease CSU

Omalizumab met all primary and secondary endpoints in pivotal GLACIAL study of patients with refractory chronic spontaneous urticaria (CSU)[1] Omalizumab found to be effective, safe and well tolerated in refractory CSU patients, including those on antihistamines at up to four … Read the full press release

German financial newspaper Börsen-Zeitung honored SAP AG with Corporate Finance Consistency Award

28-6-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Werner Brandt, chief financial officer of SAP AG (NYSE: SAP), and Matthias Heiden, head of Treasury for SAP AG, yesterday received the Corporate Finance Consistency Award of German financial newspaper Börsen-Zeitung. With this award, the publication’s jury honored the … Read the full press release

Offshore oil and gas marine services company BOURBON placed safety as the first of its 4 pillars of operational excellence

Paris, 28-6-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — BOURBON’s objective is clear: a permanent zero-incident rate for all operations, current and future. Focused on its vision of being the preferred company in offshore oil and gas marine services for the benefit of its clients, employees and … Read the full press release

EC welcomed Shah Deniz II Consortium’s decision on Trans-Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) as the European route of the Southern Gas Corridor

28-6-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — The European Commission welcomed today’s final selection of the pipeline delivering Azeri gas to Europe. The Consortium of the Shah Deniz II gas field, who holds the license for exploiting the 16 bcm/year gas reserves, has chosen … Read the full press release

SuperJet International launched Gazpromavia Flight Crew Training Courses at its Training Centers in Italy and Russia

28-6-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — SuperJet International (SJI) has launched the first Gazpromavia Flight Crew Training Courses at its Training Centers in Venice (Italy) and Moscow (Russia). Two Gazpromavia flight crews are currently engaged in the ground course and will rapidly start … Read the full press release

Oberthur Technologies partner with HID Global for the use of SeosTM digital keys on NFC-enabled smartphones

Colombes, France, 28-6-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Oberthur Technologies, one of the world’s largest providers of security and identification solutions and services based on smart card technologies, today announced its partnership with HID Global that provides Oberthur Technologies the ability to support the … Read the full press release

SABMiller plc and Kopparberg Brewery AB sign for the licensing of Kopparberg cider products

28-6-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — SABMiller plc and Kopparberg Brewery AB have entered into a cooperation agreement for the long term licensing of Kopparberg cider products in selected markets. All Kopparberg cider products, including Pear and Naked Apple, will be available for … Read the full press release

EIB lends EUR 101M in support of East African businesses

28-6-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Investment by companies across East Africa will benefit from three new lending programmes totaling EUR 101.5 million backed by the European Investment Bank formally agreed today. Three local banks Chase Bank, the East African Development Bank and … Read the full press release

Brembo reaffirmed its brand awareness at the world’s greatest endurance race the 81° edition of Le Mans 24 Hours with the 10th consecutive victory since 2004

Growning achievement of ten years of great successes, Brembo triumphs in all categories; the Italian Company has supplied 73% of teams Le Mans, France, 28-6-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — The 81° edition of the classic Le Mans 24 Hours, the world’s greatest … Read the full press release

Abengoa signs €17.25M contract to maintain two transmission lines for Brazil’s National Electricity Agency

The lines form part of the Madeira system, which with nearly 5,000 km (2,345 km each line) will be the largest continuous current energy transmission system in the world. The contract will last for five years and will generate revenues … Read the full press release

Gazprom to grant $1B advanced payment to Naftogaz Ukrainy for gas transit

28-6-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — The Gazprom headquarters hosted today a working meeting between Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee and Evgeny Bakulin, Head of NAK Naftogaz Ukrainy. The decision was made that Gazprom would grant a USD 1 billion advanced payment to Naftogaz Ukrainy for gas transit. With … Read the full press release

AstraZeneca announced it acquired 100% of Redwood City, Calif. based Pearl Therapeutics

28-6-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — AstraZeneca today announced that on 27 June 2013 it completed its acquisition of Pearl Therapeutics, a privately held company based in Redwood City, California, focused on the development of inhaled small-molecule therapeutics for respiratory disease.  Upon completion of … Read the full press release

IBERDROLA won Energy Intelligence’s 2013 Award for Leadership in New Energy

From the prestigious US group ‘Energy Intelligence’ The Company placed first in a ranking of the top 100 green utilities compiled at the end of 2012 by Energy Intelligence and based on CO2 emissions and renewable energy capacity 28-6-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — IBERDROLA has received the 2013 … Read the full press release

EC to provide €1.1M EGF money to help 480 workers made redundant by Jabil CM and Anovo Italia

28-6-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — The European Commission has today proposed to provide Italy with €1.1 million from the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF) to help 480 workers made redundant by Jabil CM S.r.l and Anovo Italia S.p.A. – two manufacturers of electronic … Read the full press release

Lemminkäinen to renovate the Futura building at the Joensuu campus of the University of Eastern Finland

28-6-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Lemminkäinen will renovate the Futura building at the Joensuu campus of the University of Eastern Finland. Lemminkäinen will carry out the construction and technical building system work in the project. The value of the contract is EUR … Read the full press release

Cargotec’s MacGregor to deliver 150-tonne active heave-compensated subsea crane to BOURBON

28-6-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Ongoing experience of MacGregor’s offshore cranes has played a significant role in  BOURBON ordering another 150-tonne active heave-compensated subsea MacGregor crane MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has won an order for a 150-tonne active heave-compensated (AHC) subsea crane … Read the full press release

Vestas to deliver 87 MW capacity wind power plant to renewable energy developer EDC for the largest wind energy project in the Philippines

Vestas’ new 87 MW order in the emerging wind market of the Philippines made possible through close co-operation with EDC, the Philippines’ leading renewable energy developer. 28-6-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — With reference to Vestas Wind Systems A/S company announcement No. 29 of … Read the full press release

ThyssenKrupp’s biggest ever research project for innovations in automotive efficiency expanded with over 30 projects by 2014

Biggest research and development project for eco-friendly innovations to be expanded – More than 30 projects by 2014 28-6-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — InCar® is now InCar®plus! Under the motto “Solutions for automotive efficiency”, ThyssenKrupp’s biggest ever research and development project for … Read the full press release

Edinburgh based UK Green Investment Bank (UK GIB) to receive £800M additional funding from the UK government for 2015/16

28-6-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Welcoming the announcement today by Business Secretary Vince Cable that the UK GIB is to receive an additional £800m for 2015/16, Scottish Secretary Michael Moore said: “This is excellent news for the UK Green Investment Bank, and … Read the full press release

Croatia to become the 28th Member State of the European Union On Monday 1 July, 2013

28-6-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — On Monday 1 July Croatia will become the 28th Member State of the European Union. Croatia’s accession marks another milestone in the construction of a united Europe. It also provides fresh evidence of the transformative power of the … Read the full press release

EC approved under state aid rules Portuguese state guarantees for banks guaranteeing EIB loans granted to companies in Portugal

27-6-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — The European Commission has approved a new Portuguese scheme providing State guarantees for banks that guarantee European Investment Bank (EIB) loans granted to companies in Portugal. President Barroso said: “With this decision the European Commission and the EIB … Read the full press release

Alstom signed with LAZ Group filial City Transport Group to produce modern high speed tramways for the Ukrainian market

27-6-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Alstom and its Russian joint-venture, TramRus¹, have concluded an agreement with City Transport Group, a filial of the LAZ Group and the main bus manufacturer in Ukraine, to produce modern high speed tramways for the Ukrainian market. … Read the full press release

SuperJet International (SJI) delivered its first Sukhoi Superjet 100 aircraft to the Mexican airline Interjet

Le Bourget (Paris), 27-6-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — On the occasion of the 50th International Paris Airshow SuperJet International (SJI) – joint venture between Alenia Aermacchi (a Finmeccanica Company) and Sukhoi Holding – announced the delivery of its first Sukhoi Superjet 100 (SSJ100) … Read the full press release

Group TBI led construction consortium and two leading architectural firms selected to design and construct The European Patent Office’s new building in Hague, Netherlands

Munich/Rijswijk, 27-6-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — The European Patent Office (EPO) announced today that a consortium of four companies belonging to the Group TBI, one of the largest construction, mechanical and electrical services companies in the Netherlands, in co-operation with two leading … Read the full press release

Samsung Electronics selected Oberthur Technologies to provide PEARL, the state-of-the-art NFC embedded Secure Element (eSE), for the newly released GALAXY S4

Colombes, France, 27-6-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Oberthur Technologies, one of the world’s largest providers of security and identification solutions and services based on smart card technologies, today announced its selection by Samsung Electronics to provide PEARL, the state-of-the-art NFC embedded Secure … Read the full press release

University of Tübingen scientists reconstructed medieval leprosy genomes to shed light on disease’s history

27-6-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — An international team of scientists reconstructed a dozen medieval and modern leprosy genomes – suggesting a European origin for the North American leprosy strains found in armadillos and humans, and a common ancestor of all leprosy bacteria … Read the full press release

„Печатница на Българската народна банка” АД и „Франсоа Шарл Обертюр Груп”, Франция създават съвместно дружество за производство на банкноти в България

27-6-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — „Печатница на Българската народна банка” АД (ПБНБ) успешно приключи преговорите и постигна договореност за създаване на съвместно дружество за производство на банкноти в България с един от най-големите производители на банкноти в света „Франсоа Шарл Обертюр Груп”, … Read the full press release

University of Tübingen hosts the 8th Taiwan Documentary Film Festival

Entertainment and discussions about Taiwanese society with director Tsai Tsung-Lung 27-6-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — The University of Tübingen is hosting the 8th Taiwan Documentary Film Festival over the next two days. Movies by Taiwanese directors will be shown on Friday, 28 and … Read the full press release

One of the world’s largest brewers SABMiller plc reports on its sustainability targets

SABMiller hits local sourcing target for Africa a year early Absolute water use cut by 16%, absolute carbon emissions cut by 26% since 2008, despite volume growth 27-6-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — SABMiller plc, one of the world’s largest brewers, today publishes … Read the full press release

European entertainment network RTL Group and North-American online video company BroadbandTV announced strategic partnership

BroadbandTV is YouTube’s fifth largest Multi-Channel Network, managing more than 7,800 channels and generating around 800 million video views per month Investment accelerates RTL Group’s expansion strategy in the online video market Partnership positions BroadbandTV as a powerhouse in the … Read the full press release