Monthly Archives: October 2013

BT Sport announced its first live FA Cup First Round televised fixture

London, UK, 31-10-2013 — /EuropaWire/ — BT Sport has announced its first live FA Cup First Round fixture as it begins to broadcast the world’s oldest domestic cup competition for the first time. BT Sport’s first live game sees two teams with … Read the full press release

Russia’s largest independent gas producer NOVATEK to expand Purovsky plant capacity from 5 to 11 million tons

Moscow, Russia, 31-10-2013 — /EuropaWire/ — OAO NOVATEK (“NOVATEK” and/or the “Company”) announced today that first two (out of four) gas condensate stabilization trains with three (3) million tons per annum overall capacity were launched as part of a project for expanding … Read the full press release

Citycon’s CEO Marcel Kokkeel rang New York NASDAQ Stock Market Bell celebrating the company’s 25th anniversary

Helsinki, Finland, 31-10-2013 — /EuropaWire/ — Citycon Oyj (NASDAQ OMX: CTY1S), the leading owner, manager and developer of urban grocery-anchored shopping centres in the Nordic and Baltic regions, today noted the company’s 25th anniversary with Chief Executive Officer, Marcel Kokkeel, rings the … Read the full press release

Marchesini Group opened 5,400 square meters new facility for assembly of complete packaging lines

Pianoro (BO), Italy, 31-10-2013 — /EuropaWire/ — The opening ceremony for the new Marchesini Group facility has taken place today in the afternoon in front of the corporate Headquarters. The event, attended by 2,500 people among employees, suppliers and friends, also saw the highest national and local authorities … Read the full press release

The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision issued its second consultative paper on the fundamental review of capital requirements for the trading book

Basel, Switzerland, 31-10-2013 — /EuropaWire/ — The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision has today issued a second consultative paper on the fundamental review of capital requirements for the trading book. The paper comprises a detailed set of proposals for a comprehensive revision of the … Read the full press release

Nordea Q3 2013 Results: Delivery on income, costs and capital

Stockholm, Sweden, 31-10-2013 — /EuropaWire/ — CEO Christian Clausen’s comments on the results: “Despite the current low-growth environment with low interest rates, Nordea’s income increased by 3% in local currencies (up 1% reported) compared to the third quarter 2012, primarily driven by … Read the full press release

Ed. Züblin AG’s Danish subsidiary to build €140M six-storey multi-use building in Copenhagen for Realdania Byg A/S

 Züblin A/S realising “Bryghus” in Copenhagen according to a design by Rem Koolhaas  Contract value of about 140 million € Construction time autumn 2013 – autumn 2017  Stuttgart, Germany, 31-10-2013 — /EuropaWire/ — Züblin A/S, a Danish subsidiary of Ed. Züblin AG, … Read the full press release

Western Union et La Banque Postale annoncent le renouvellement de leur partenariat de long-terme

Paris, France, 30-10-2013 — /EuropaWire/ — Western Union (NYSE : WU), un leader des services de transfert d’argent dans le monde, et La Banque Postale, qui bénéficie du vaste réseau de bureaux de poste en France, annoncent le renouvellement de leur partenariat de long-terme, … Read the full press release

Národná banka Slovenska’s Bank Board issued statement following its 26th meeting

Bratislava, Slovak Republic, 30-10-2013 — /EuropaWire/ — The 26th meeting of the Bank Board of Národná banka Slovenska was held today (29 October 2013) and was chaired by Jozef Makúch, the NBS Governor. The Bank Board took note of the NBS Monthly Bulletin … Read the full press release

Banif – Banco Internacional do Funchal, S.A. registered €70,795,220 share capital increase through the issue of 7,079,522,043 new shares

Lisbon, Portugal, 30-10-2013 — /EuropaWire/ — Banif – Banco Internacional do Funchal, S.A. informs that, on the present date, it has registered a share capital increase in the amount of €70,795,220, through the issue of 7,079,522,043 new shares. Following this capital increase, the share … Read the full press release

French PR agency Hopscotch announced change in its management

Paris, France, 30-10-2013 — /EuropaWire/ — Jérôme Lascombe, one of the founding directors of French agency Hopscotch and member of the board of the Public Système Hopscotch group, will be leaving the company. The Public Système Hopscotch group will continue being led … Read the full press release

EnBW, EDF and RKI GmbH inaugurated the new fifth machine in Iffezheim hydropower plant

EnBW and 200 guests celebrate the expansion of Germany’s largest run-of-river power plant Stuttgart/Iffezheim, Germany, 30-10-2013 — /EuropaWire/ — Along with EDF and the operating company RKI GmbH, EnBW today inaugurated the new fifth machine that has already been commissioned. In the … Read the full press release

UK’s lobbying organisation CBI: High street sales stall but growth expected to return

London, UK, 30-10-2013 — /EuropaWire/ — High street sales were flat in the year to October, disappointing retailers’ expectations for another solid rise, but robust growth is expected to return next month, the CBI said today. The CBI’s latest monthly Distributive Trades … Read the full press release

Rio Tinto sold its 50.1% interest in the Clermont Joint Venture to Glencore Xstrata and Sumitomo owned GS Coal Pty Ltd for US$1.015 billion

London, United Kingdom, 30-10-2013 — /EuropaWire/ — Rio Tinto has reached a binding agreement for the sale of its 50.1 per cent interest in the Clermont Joint Venture to GS Coal Pty Ltd, a company jointly owned by Glencore Xstrata and Sumitomo … Read the full press release

The European Parliament boasts more than 1 million Facebook page fans

One million citizens from every corner of Europe and beyond now follow the European Parliament on Facebook, making our page the biggest Facebook page of any of the European institutions. But how did it all begin and what is it … Read the full press release

Euro area Business Climate Indicator (BCI) continued upward trend in October 2013

Brussels, Belgium, 30-10-2013 — /EuropaWire/ — In October 2013, the Business Climate Indicator (BCI) for the euro area continued the upward trend that started in May 2013. It increased by 0.18 points to 0.01, close to its historic long-term average. The assessments … Read the full press release

EC to reduce costs and simplify administration for the construction sector across EU

Brussels, Belgium, 30-10-2013 — /EuropaWire/ — Today the Commission took another step to simplify administration and reduce costs for businesses in the construction sector. According to the Commission’s proposal, manufacturers of construction products (e.g. bricks, insulation, doors etc.) will be able to … Read the full press release

The European Commission released its 2013 Education and Training Monitor with plenty of data to facilitate evidence-based policy making across Europe

Brussels, Belgium, 30-10-2013 — /EuropaWire/ — Sixteen Member States1 decreased their spending on education between 2008 and 2011, with six2 showing further significant budget decreases in 2012, according to the latest Education and Training Monitor released today by the European Commission. The 2013 Education and … Read the full press release

The European Central Bank (ECB) published its report on October 2013 euro area bank lending survey results

Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 30-10-2013 — /EuropaWire/ —  The European Central Bank (ECB) is publishing its report on the results of the October 2013 euro area bank lending survey today. The bank lending survey, which is conducted four times a year, … Read the full press release

Commissioner Štefan Füle met with leaders of coalition parties in Moldova on strengthening the EU agenda

Brussels, Belgium, 30-10-2013 — /EuropaWire/ — Commissioner Štefan Füle met leaders of coalition parties of Republic of Moldova in Brussels today and made the following statement: ‘I met with political leaders from the Republic of Moldova, Mr Marian Lupu, Vladimir Plahotniuc, Vlad … Read the full press release

Practical guidelines on 2015 VAT change released by EC

Brussels, Belgium, 30-10-2013 — /EuropaWire/ — The Commission has today published practical guidelines to prepare businesses for the new VAT rules for telecoms and e-services, which will enter into force in 2015. The aim is to help businesses to be fully prepared … Read the full press release

EIB supports Turkey’s earthquake risk mitigation efforts with EUR 200 million

Luxembourg, 30-10-2013 — /EuropaWire/ — The European Investment Bank (EIB) is providing EUR 200 million to the Republic of Turkey as follow up support to earthquake risk mitigation efforts in Istanbul, Turkey’s commercial and financial centre. The EIB funds are being provided … Read the full press release

TÜV Rheinland to showcase its full-service wind energy portfolio at 2013 EWEA trade fair in Frankfurt/Main, November 19-21

Cologne / Frankfurt/Main, Germany, 28-10-2013 — /EuropaWire/ — TÜV Rheinland will showcase its full-service portfolio for wind energy at the 2013 EWEA trade fair in Frankfurt/Main from November 19-21. The full range of wind energy services comprises project certification in accordance with … Read the full press release

WEF’s Global Gender Gap Report 2013: Iceland, Finland, Norway and Sweden with the narrowest gender gap in the world

The Global Gender Gap Report 2013 finds 86 out of 133 countries improved their global gender gap between 2012 and 2013, with the area of political participation seeing the greatest progress Iceland has the narrowest gender gap in the world, followed … Read the full press release

Europa Nostra concerned about what can be Europe’s biggest open-cast gold mine in Roşia Montană, Romania

The Hague, the Netherlands, 28-10-2013 — /EuropaWire/ — The leading European heritage organisation, Europa Nostra, has expressed its serious concern about the draft law which would allow a Canadian-based company to set up Europe’s biggest open-cast gold mine in Roşia Montană. In a letter … Read the full press release

TeliaSonera’s Omnitel acquired two licenses in the 800 MHz spectrum to develop 4G network in Lithuania

TeliaSonera has acquired two licenses in the 800 MHz spectrum to develop the 4G network, in an auction held by Lithuanian Communications Regulatory Authority. Stockholm, Sweden, 28-10-2013 — /EuropaWire/ — The 800 MHz frequencies will enable a roll-out of 4G services in … Read the full press release

The Organisation of African Unity (OAU)/African Union marked its 50th anniversary with series of events in Geneva

Geneva, Switzerland, 28-10-2013 — /EuropaWire/ — On 16 October, the Organisation of African Unity (OAU)/African Union marked its 50th anniversary with a series of events in Geneva. The European Union reiterated its sincere congratulates to its African partners on this memorable day … Read the full press release

Portugal Telecom’s SmarCloudPT offering honored with Best Cloud Service Product Award by EuroCloud Europe Awards 2013

Lisbon, Portugal, 25-10-2013 — /EuropaWire/ —  The SmarCloudPT offering was honored by the EuroCloud Europe Awards 2013 with the Best Cloud Service Product Award, after the private servers offering have been awarded at national level. “SmartCloudPT represents an innovative approach in … Read the full press release

Council of Europe Development Bank (CEB) and Republic of Serbia signed Serbian Country Housing Project Framework Agreement under Regional Housing Programme (RHP)

Belgrade, Serbia, 25-10-2013 — /EuropaWire/ — Serbia’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Labour, Employment and Social Policy, Dr Jovan Krkobabic, and the Vice-Governor of the Council of Europe Development Bank (CEB), Mr Mikołaj Dowgielewicz, signed today in Belgrade the Framework Agreement for the Serbian Country … Read the full press release

EU and China discussed open economies challenges and opportunities at 4th EU-China High Level Economic and Trade Dialogue

Brussels, Belgium, 25-10-2013 — /EuropaWire/ — The EU and China held their fourth High Level Economic and Trade Dialogue (HED) on 24 October in Brussels. The overarching theme of the meeting was how the EU and China can address challenges and create … Read the full press release