Monthly Archives: November 2013

The European Border Surveillance System (EUROSUR) becomes operational On 2 December 2013

Brussels, Belgium, 29-11-2013 — /EuropaWire/ — On 2 December 2013 the European Border Surveillance System (EUROSUR) becomes operational. EUROSUR will make an important contribution to saving lives of those who put themselves in danger to reach Europe’s shores. It will also equip … Read the full press release

EU offers €400 000 in prizes to the best smarter cities and smarter businesses apps in Europe’s biggest ever app challenge

Brussels, Belgium, 29-11-2013 — /EuropaWire/ — In Europe’s biggest ever app challenge the EU is offering €400 000 in prizes to best new applications that help build smarter cities and smarter businesses. Campus Party, the world’s largest geek forum, will manage the contest, … Read the full press release

Schneider Electric acquisition of Invensys given green light under EU Merger Regulation by the European Commission

Brussels, Belgium, 29-11-2013 — /EuropaWire/ — The European Commission has approved under the EU Merger Regulation the proposed acquisition of Invensys of the UK by Schneider Electric of France. Both companies supply, in particular, automation and control systems. The Commission concluded that … Read the full press release

Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water’s Elan Valley estate wants to become the first International Dark Sky Park in Wales

Elan Valley has some of the darkest skies in the UK Becoming an International Dark Sky Park would bring huge benefits to the mid Wales economy Excellent opportunity to protect the wildlife and natural environment Nelson, Wales, 29-11-2013 — /EuropaWire/ — With … Read the full press release

VIENNA INSURANCE GROUP AG Wiener Versicherung Gruppe announced changes in its Managing Board

Vienna, Austria, 29-11-2013 — /EuropaWire/ — In view of the highly negative performance of the motor insurance business of DONAU Versicherung AG Vienna Insurance Group (DONAU) in Italy, Dr Franz KOSYNA (General Manager of DONAU from 1 July 2009 to 31 May 2012) is … Read the full press release

Finmeccanica’s Alenia Aermacchi to supply 2 C-27J Spartan tactical airlifters to Peruvian Ministry of Defense

Venegono Superiore, Italy, 29-11-2013 — /EuropaWire/ — Alenia Aermacchi, a Finmeccanica Company, has been selected to supply the Peruvian Ministry of Defense with 2 C-27J Spartan tactical airlifters. The contract, to be signed as soon as the administrative procedures are completed, has … Read the full press release

Henkel webinar „Adhesives in Food contact: Legislation today and tomorrow“

Düsseldorf, Germany, 29-11-2013 — /EuropaWire/ — Die sichere Nahrungsmittelverpackung ist ein Thema mit dem sich Henkel als weltgrößter Klebstoffhersteller intensiv beschäftigt. Auf der Wissensplattform „Food Safe Packaging Portal Europe“ informiert Henkel am 5. Dezember 2013 ab 10 Uhr zum Thema „Adhesives … Read the full press release

Fincantieri to work on innovative drillship and to build semisubmersible floating platform for nuclear submarine reactor compartments transportation

Trieste, Italy, 29-11-2013 — /EuropaWire/ — During the Italy-Russia Business Forum, being held today in Trieste, Fincantieri announced, in the presence of Enrico Letta, Italy’s President of the Council of Ministers, and Vladimir Putin, President of the Russian Federation, the signing of … Read the full press release

Le CEA et Symbio FCell développent une nouvelle génération de piles à combustible à hydrogène

Le CEA-Liten en collaboration avec Symbio FCell, le spécialiste français des systèmes de piles à hydrogène pour la mobilité durable, ont développé une nouvelle génération de plaques bipolaires, élément indispensable au fonctionnement des piles à combustible. Elles sont destinées aux … Read the full press release

Van Hool NV and its exclusive distributor in North America ABC Companies launched two new coach models on the American market

Van Hool confirms strategic importance of the American market. Van Hool and ABC: 25 years on the American market and more than 9,000 coaches sold. Koningshooikt, Belgium / Winter Garden, Fl, USA, 29-11-2013 — /EuropaWire/ — Van Hool NV, an independent manufacturer of … Read the full press release

The Lancet published new breast cancer clinical trial compared targeted radiotherapy during surgery with ZEISS INTRABEAM to traditional post-surgical radiotherapy treatment

5-year results of international TARGIT-A clinical trial support targeted intraoperative radiotherapy (TARGIT) delivered with the ZEISS INTRABEAM as non-inferior to external beam radiotherapy (EBRT) for selected early stage breast cancer patients. Jena, Germany, 27-11-2013 — /EuropaWire/ — Results of the TARGIT-A clinical … Read the full press release

Rivoli Group’s Eyewear Retail Stores based on the ZEISS Experience concept awarded “Most Admired Store Design” in the Middle East

Redesign of EyeZone stores based on the ZEISS Experience concept sets new standards for eyecare Aalen, Germany / Dubai, UAE, 27-11-2013 — /EuropaWire/ — Rivoli Group, one of the largest luxury lifestyle retailers in the Middle East, has been awarded the “Most … Read the full press release

Sixt SE erreicht Rekordergebnis im dritten Quartal 2013

Ergebnis vor Steuern (EBT) im Q3 mit 56,8 Mio. Euro um 39,9 % über Vorjahr, EBT nach neun Monaten bei 114,6 Mio. Euro Vermietungserlöse im Q3 plus 13,1 %, höhere Nachfrage in Deutschland sowohl von Business- als auch Privatkunden sowie anhaltend … Read the full press release

Latvian IT product wholesaler ELKO Group named in CRN/RE 2013 Russian IT distributors ratings list

Riga, Latvia, 27-11-2013 — /EuropaWire/ — For 4th time already CRN/RE (edition which is dedicated to IT business in Russia) has rated Russian IT distributors to name the best distributors for different customer categories – channels. The results of year 2013 rating … Read the full press release

IT product wholesaler ELKO Group signed distribution agreement with Transcend

Riga, Latvia, 27-11-2013 — /EuropaWire/ — ELKO Group, one of the leading IT product wholesalers in the Eastern Europe and one of the largest companies in Latvia, announced it has entered into a distribution agreement with Transcend, a leading global provider of … Read the full press release

Breakthrough in the protection of cartonboard packed foodstuff by Mayr-Melnhof Karton AG

Vienna, Austria, 27-11-2013 — /EuropaWire/ — The new cartonboard grade FOODBOARDTM is a protected internal development representing a quantum leap in the protection of cartonboard packed foodstuff. The core component is an innovative, ecologically sensitive and consumer friendly barrier concept. Thereby packaged food is … Read the full press release

University of York academic awarded Future Research Leader grant by UK’s ESRC to study EU welfare law

York, UK, 27-11-2013 — /EuropaWire/ — A lecturer at the University of York has been awarded a Future Research Leader grant by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) to study the obstacles faced by welfare claimants either moving to or … Read the full press release

Διάκριση του ΟΤΕ σε έρευνα της Διεθνούς Διαφάνειας-Ελλάδος

Αθήνα, Ελλάδος, 27-11-2013 — /EuropaWire/ — Στην κορυφή της κατάταξης βρέθηκε ο ΟΤΕ σε έρευνα της Διεθνούς Διαφάνειας – Ελλάδος για το επίπεδο δημοσιοποίησης του προγράμματος καταπολέμησης της διαφθοράς από τις μεγαλύτερες επιχειρήσεις στην Ελλάδα (εταιρείες με κύκλο εργασιών άνω του 1 … Read the full press release

MAN Diesel & Turbo to supply five 48/60CR four-stroke engines to the world’s largest cruise operator Carnival Cruise Lines

Augsburg, Germany, 27-11-2013 — /EuropaWire/ — MAN Diesel & Turbo has won the order from Miami-based Carnival Cruise Lines to supply five 48/60CR engines for its next generation of cruise liner. The newbuilding will feature a diesel-electric propulsion system. The vessel will … Read the full press release

Bank Austria and Media Consult Story Development awarded the Austrian State Prize for Public Relations 2013 in the “Internal PR” category

Bank Austria and Media Consult beat off strong competition to win the “Internal PR” category of the Austrian State Prize for Public Relations 2013 The “Bankville – Erlebnis Zukunft” (“Bankville – Experience the Future”) project actively involves 280 managerial staff … Read the full press release

Proposed acquisition of Life Technologies Corp. by Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. cleared under the EU Merger Regulation

Brussels, Belgium, 26-11-2013 — /EuropaWire/ — The European Commission has cleared under the EU Merger Regulation the proposed acquisition of Life Technologies Corp. by rival Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., both US-based companies active in life science markets. Their activities overlap in the supply … Read the full press release

EU Auditors report reveals insufficient evidence in Member States that the measures introduced under Article 68 are necessary or relevant

“Weaknesses in the implementation framework of specific agricultural support”, say EU Auditors A report published today by the European Court of Auditors (ECA) reveals that there is insufficient evidence in the Member States that the measures introduced under Article 68 … Read the full press release

Sipko Schat to step down from the Executive Board of Rabobank Netherlands

Utrecht, Netherlands, 26-11-2013 — /EuropaWire/ — Sipko Schat will step down from the Executive Board of Rabobank Netherlands with immediate effect. The Supervisory Board has made this decision despite the regulators’ support for Sipko Schat. The reason for this is that it … Read the full press release

Zoltán Árokszállási appointed Senior Analyst at Erste Group Bank AG based in Vienna

Vienna, Austria, 26-11-2013 — /EuropaWire/ — Zoltán Árokszállási is the new Senior Analyst at Erste Group Bank AG based in Vienna, with responsibility for the coverage for CEE macro and the region’s FI and FX markets. Zoltán Árokszállási graduated at the Budapest … Read the full press release

55% of Austrians consider Austria’s economic situation better than that of other EU member states, Erste Bank Survey

Amount intended to be saved at approximately EUR 5,200 Average amount intended to be borrowed: EUR 72,400 Austrian economy considered to be doing well compared to EU Vienna, Austria, 26-11-2013 — /EuropaWire/ — How much money do Austrians plan to put aside … Read the full press release

Alstom’s Dr. Lawrence Jones reappointed by the US Department of Commerce’s NIST to serve another 3-year term on their Smart Grid Advisory Committee

Washington, DC, United States, 26-11-2013 — /EuropaWire/ — Alstom’s Dr. Lawrence Jones, Vice President for Utility Innovations & Infrastructure Resilience has been reappointed by the United States Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to serve another three-year term on … Read the full press release

Bankia contributes 800,000 euros to support the activities of Fundación Caja Rioja over the next two years

This financial contribution evidences Bankia’s continuing commitment to La Rioja The Foundation plans to reinforce its activities through its eight social and cultural centres throughout the La Rioja region Madrid, Spain, 26-11-2013 — /EuropaWire/ — The chairman of Bankia, José Ignacio Goirigolzarri, and … Read the full press release

Dassault Aviation’s next-generation Falcon 5X performed its first simulated flight

Saint-Cloud, France, 26-11-2013 — /EuropaWire/ — Dassault Aviation’s next-generation Falcon 5X has performed its first simulated flight, completing an important milestone in the development program. The “flight” was performed November 13 on the Falcon Simulation Bench at the company’s design office in … Read the full press release

Dassault Aviation gets its new Falcon 2000S certified by the Indian airworthiness authorities

Saint-Cloud, France, 26-11-2013 — /EuropaWire/ — Dassault Aviation is preparing to deliver its new Falcon 2000S business jet into the important Indian market, following certification by the Indian airworthiness authorities. The 2000S was certified on November 1st, continuing a process that began … Read the full press release

AkzoNobel announced plans to optimize its Coil Coatings sites across Europe and Russia

Amsterdam, Netherlands, 26-11-2013 — /EuropaWire/ — AkzoNobel today announced plans to optimize the manufacturing footprint of its Coil Coatings sites in Europe and Russia by concentrating production at three strategic sites. The company intends to improve operational performance by focusing all European … Read the full press release