Monthly Archives: June 2014

Airbus Defence and Space’s optical constellation will be at its full operational capacity with the launch of its SPOT 7 Earth-observation satellite

The SPOT 7 Earth-observation satellite, designed and developed by Airbus Defence and Space, was launched successfully from the space centre in India It will join SPOT 6 and Pléiades 1A and 1B in orbit, thereby completing the optical satellite constellation … Read the full press release

Robert Bosch Stiftung appoints: Uta-Micaela Dürig to the board of management and Dr. Christoph Zemelka head of Bosch corporate communications

Dürig has been head of global communications at Bosch for eleven successful years Zemelka to succeed Dürig effective October 1, 2014 Stuttgart, 30-6-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Effective July 1, 2015, after 31 years in communications and the media, and roughly eleven … Read the full press release

RWE expands its supply activities in Eastern Europe with the opening of its office in Bucharest

Energy Group intensifies supply activities in Rumania Terium: “Self-generated growth with calculable risk and capital investment” Essen / Bucharest, 30-6-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — RWE is expanding its supply activities in Eastern Europe. In this connection it is opening an office in … Read the full press release

RBS launches £25m Tooling Finance funding specifically aimed at suppliers in the automotive industry

Edinburgh, Scotland, 30-6-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — RBS today launches £25m of funding specifically aimed at suppliers in the automotive industry. RBS is the first bank to offer bespoke Tooling Finance and has done so in response to the urgent need for funding … Read the full press release

Bentley attracted thousands of car enthusiasts to its stand at this year’s Festival of Speed with its latest luxury performance models

New Continental GT3-R makes its global debut Only a few Continental GT3-Rs remaining for UK customers Crewe / Goodwood, 30-6-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Bentley is attracting significant interest at this year’s Festival of Speed, with thousands of car enthusiasts heading to … Read the full press release

Deutsche Telekom expands its portfolio of security solutions with new service that ensures company employees can enjoy secure mobile communications and avoid malware

New service protects mobile devices against attacks and malware Companies can define the number of devices and protection level quickly and flexibly Secure communication through use of encrypted transmission Hannover, Germany, 30-6-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Deutsche Telekom is expanding its portfolio of … Read the full press release

City of Pisa and Deutsche Telekom with its partner firm Kiunsys launch smart city pilot project to test intelligent parking system

Pisa and Deutsche Telekom launch smart city pilot project to optimize inner city parking Intelligent parking guidance system installed to avoid traffic jams and reduce CO2 emissions Big data service analyzes historical traffic data Hannover, Germany, 30-6-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — The lengthy … Read the full press release

INEOS to acquire BASF’s 50% share in their joint venture Styrolution for €1.1 billion

Rolle, Switzerland and Ludwigshafen, Germany, 30-6-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — INEOS will acquire BASF’s 50% share in Styrolution, a joint venture between the companies. The purchase price to be paid by INEOS amounts to €1.1 billion. A call option in favor of INEOS … Read the full press release

Siemens and C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group announced 31 finalist projects from 26 cities competing in 10 categories for the 2014 City Climate Leadership Awards

31 finalist projects identified in ten categories Global prize competition highlights excellence in environmentally impactful city projects London/New York, 30-6-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Siemens and the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40) today announced 31 finalist projects from 26 cities competing in … Read the full press release

Siemens and Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nuremberg (FAU) formed alliance to conduct research in sustainable, affordable and reliable energy systems

Future Energy Systems Campus established Framework agreement between Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nuremberg (FAU) and Siemens Focus on development of sustainable, affordable and reliable energy systems Siemens to invest eight-figure euro amount over three years Erlangen, 30-6-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — In line with its … Read the full press release

Deutsche Bank AG announced it completed approximately EUR 8.5 bn capital increase to reinforce its 2015+Strategy

Gross proceeds of approximately EUR 8.5 bn Common Equity Tier 1 (CET1) ratio on a fully-loaded CRD4 basis increases from 9.5% as of the end of the first quarter of 2014 to a pro forma 12.0% Frankfurt am Main, 7-6-2014 — … Read the full press release

Allianz: supertall construction boom pose new challenges for insurers, architects and contractors

2014 sees the 100th “supertall” building of over 300 meters built worldwide. More than half of world’s tallest buildings have been built in last four years, with the total supertall category almost tripling in the last seven years. The high rise … Read the full press release

BNP Paribas subsidiary Arval to form joint-venture with Qiangshen subsidiary Shanghai Ba-shi Car Rental Service Co. LTD.

Shanghai, 27-6-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — On June 19 2014, Arval, a subsidiary of BNP Paribas and an expert in the full-service leasing of multi-brand vehicles to companies, closed a deal with Shanghai Ba-shi Car Rental Service Co. LTD., a subsidiary of Qiangshen, … Read the full press release

FASHION STUDIO by Mercedes Benz debuts at BIKINI BERLIN from 3 – 22 July 2014

Stuttgart/Berlin, 27-6-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — With the FASHION STUDIO by Mercedes-Benz, the brand with the star is establishing a unique platform, at BIKINI BERLIN from 3 – 22 July 2014, to show how designers, students and fashionistas from around the world … Read the full press release

Eni signs Production Sharing Contract with PetroVietnam for exploration of offshore Block 122 in Phu Khanh Basin, Vietnam

This new agreement confirms Eni’s interest to continue and consolidate its presence in Vietnam, where the company returned in 2012 and operates already three offshore exploration blocks. Hanoi, 27-6-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Eni’s Ceo, Claudio Descalzi, today signed in Hanoi with … Read the full press release

Eni granted three prospection permits by the Algerian state company Sonatrach in onshore southern Algeria

The initiative strengthens the already excellent relations between Eni and Sonatrach and Eni’s strong presence in the country. San Donato Milanese (Milan), 27-6-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Eni has been granted three prospection permits by Sonatrach, the Algerian state company. The permits … Read the full press release

Patrice Merrin appointed Independent Non-Executive Director at Glencore plc

Baar, Switzerland, 27-6-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — The Board of Glencore plc announces the appointment of Patrice Merrin as an Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company with immediate effect. Following initial roles with Molson and Canadian Pacific, Patrice E. Merrin worked at Sherritt, … Read the full press release

Glencore’s AUD589M investment in Ernest Henry Mining in north-west Queensland, Australia commences operations from new kilometre-deep hoisting shaft

Cloncurry, Australia, 27-6-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Glencore’s AUD589 million investment in Ernest Henry Mining near Cloncurry in north-west Queensland, Australia, to transition from open pit to underground operations has celebrated a significant milestone; commencing operations from a new kilometre-deep hoisting shaft. … Read the full press release

AXA joins Nestlé and other premier European companies in “Alliance for Youth” to address youth unemployment in Europe

AXA commits to provide at least 20,000 youth with professional experience over the next five years in Europe AXA will help youth in Europe increase their employability PARIS, 27-6-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — During a public event today in the presence of … Read the full press release

Audi to bring Google Android Auto and Apple CarPlay software platforms into cars

Intensive development work with Google and Apple New functions available in the first Audi models starting in 2015 Milestone in smartphone integration Silicon Valley / Ingolstadt, 27-6-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Audi is bringing the Google Android Auto and Apple CarPlay software … Read the full press release

EESC’s Stephane Buffetaut: European coordination and cooperation are indispensable for both keeping prices in check and securing our energy supply

The Member States have to work together Brussels, 26-6-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — “European coordination and cooperation are indispensable for both keeping prices in check and securing our energy supply”, said Stephane Buffetaut in his opening statement. The same line was vigorously taken up by … Read the full press release

EU announces new funding to support education in developing countries through the Global Partnership for Education

Brussels, 26-6-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — New funding to support education in developing countries over the next seven years, through the Global Partnership for Education, (or GPE), was today announced by European Development Commissioner, Andris Piebalgs. Speaking at the EU-hosted Global Partnership for … Read the full press release

German member of Die Linke party Gabriele Zimmer re-elected as chair of the European United Left / Nordic Green Left group in the European Parliament

Strasbourg, France / Brussels, Belgium, 26-6-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Gabriele Zimmer, a German member of Die Linke party, has been re-elected as the chair of the European United Left / Nordic Green Left group in the European Parliament. She already held the … Read the full press release

The European Council to adopt the 2014 country-specific recommendations for each EU member state

Strasbourg, France / Brussels, Belgium, 26-6-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — On Friday the European Council will adopt the 2014 country-specific recommendations for each EU member state. MEPs regularly point out that the member state governments have been slow to act on these recommendations. … Read the full press release

The European Patent Office launched the construction of its new main building in Rijswijk the Netherlands

New main building of the European Patent Office (EPO) at Rijswijk site EPO President Battistelli and Dutch Prime Minister Rutte jointly lay foundation stone 80 000 sq meter floor space, 107m high, 150m long Benchmark in sustainability and transparency EPO is … Read the full press release

Slovenia capital Ljubljana won the European Green Capital Award for 2016

BRUSSELS, 25-6-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — The capital of Slovenia, Ljubljana, has won the European Green Capital Award for 2016. The award was presented this afternoon by EU Environment Commissioner, Janez Potočnik, at a ceremony in Copenhagen, which holds the 2014 European Green … Read the full press release

EU to cut price caps for data downloads from 45 cents per megabyte to 20c/MB from 1 July 2014

BRUSSELS, 25-6-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — It’s a big summer sale courtesy of the European Commission! From 1 July 2014, the EU will cut the price caps for data downloads by more than half: down from 45 cents per megabyte to 20c/MB. It … Read the full press release

The European Commission allocates additional €500 000 to enhance interventions aimed at curbing the worsening Ebola epidemic in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone

BRUSSELS, 25-6-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — The European Commission is allocating an additional €500 000 to enhance interventions aimed at curbing the worsening Ebola epidemic in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. This brings the total of Commission aid to €1.9 million. “This … Read the full press release

ANDRITZ successfully completed start-up of the PrimeLineCOMPACT tissue machine with steel Yankee supplied to Hebei Yihoucheng, China

International technology Group ANDRITZ has successfully completed start-up of the PrimeLineCOMPACT tissue machine – the first of its kind in China – with steel Yankee supplied to Hebei Yihoucheng, China. Graz, Austria, 25-6-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — The machine has a design speed … Read the full press release

RenewableUK: Green Investment Bank’s plan to raise £1 billion fund to invest in offshore wind projects will help boost the sector’s rapid growth

LONDON, 25-6-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — RenewableUK says today’s announcement by the Green Investment Bank (GIB) that it plans to raise £1 billion for a fund to invest in offshore wind projects will help to boost the sector’s rapid growth. The bank … Read the full press release