Monthly Archives: July 2014

Carmila et Unibail-Rodamco sont entrés en négociations exclusives en vue de l’acquisition de neuf centres commerciaux

PARIS, 31-7-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Poursuivant sa stratégie de valorisation des centres commerciaux attenants aux hypermarchés Carrefour en Europe, Carmila annonce un nouveau projet de croissance comportant deux volets : En France, Carmila et Unibail-Rodamco sont entrés en négociations exclusives en vue … Read the full press release

HEINEKEN subsidiary BRANA invite US Ambassador and Haitian Government officials to celebrate the sorghum harvest with the farmers

HEINEKEN subsidiary BRANA invite US Ambassador and Haitian Government officials to celebrate the sorghum harvest with the farmers. Amsterdam, 31-7-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — The beginning of the harvest season is cause for celebration for small-scale sorghum farmers and for the Smallholders … Read the full press release

BAWAG P.S.K. und Leder & Schuh International AG geben gemeinsam bekannt, dass die Stiefelkönig Schuhhandels Gesellschaft m.b.H verkauft wurde

Wien, Graz, 31-7-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — BAWAG P.S.K. und Leder & Schuh International AG geben gemeinsam bekannt, dass die Stiefelkönig Schuhhandels Gesellschaft m.b.H verkauft wurde. Der Kaufvertrag wurde am 29.07.2011 zwischen BAWAG P.S.K. und der Leder & Schuh International AG unterzeichnet. Das … Read the full press release

The University of Leeds to have its 19th century medical book collections digitised and added to the UK Medical Heritage Library (UK MHL)

LEEDS, 31-7-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — The University of Leeds is joining forces with one of the world’s major resources for the study of medical history as part of a project to create a comprehensive online resource. Leeds is one of nine … Read the full press release

Swisscom connected over one million homes and businesses to ultra-fast broadband with mixture of fibre-optic technologies

BERNE, 31-7-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Swisscom has connected over a million homes and businesses to ultra-fast broadband. Thanks to a mixture of fibre-optic technologies, customers are benefiting from more bandwidth – even outside the major conurbations. Since the start of 2014, … Read the full press release

European Central Bank released the euro area bank lending survey results for July 2014

Credit standards on loans to enterprises were eased by banks in net terms, for the first time since the second quarter of 2007. Banks reported a narrowing of their margins on riskier loans to enterprises, for the first time since … Read the full press release

The European Central Bank published the legal act relating to the targeted longer-term refinancing operations (TLTROs)

Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 31-7-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — The European Central Bank (ECB) is publishing a legal act that has been adopted today relating to the targeted longer-term refinancing operations (TLTROs). The TLTROs are designed to enhance the functioning of the monetary … Read the full press release

OSCE Centre in Astana held seminar for NGOs in Kazakhstan to address human rights violations committed in the business

Vienna, Austria, 31-7-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Building the capacity of civil society to address human rights violations committed in the business sphere was the aim of an OSCE-supported training seminar that took place in Almaty on 31 July 2014. Some 20 members of … Read the full press release

Head of the Human Rights Department of OSCE/ODIHR Snježana Bokulić visited prominent Kyrgyzstani human rights defender Azimjan Askarov in prison in Bishkek

Vienna, Austria, 31-7-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Head of the Human Rights Department of the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR), Snježana Bokulić visited prominent human rights defender and journalist Azimjan Askarov in prison in Bishkek on 30 July 2014. “Mr. … Read the full press release

EU Ombudsman Emily O’Reilly to investigate EU institutions about their obligation to introduce internal whistleblowing rules

Brussels, 31-7-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — The European Ombudsman, Emily O’Reilly, has opened an investigation into whether the EU administration is living up to its obligation to introduce internal whistleblowing rules. She has asked nine EU institutions, including the European Commission, Parliament, and Council, … Read the full press release

EU Ombudsman Emily O’Reilly calls on Council and Commission to publish EU negotiating directives for the on-going Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) negotiations with US

Brussels, 31-7-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — The European Ombudsman, Emily O’Reilly, has called on the Council of the European Union to publish the EU negotiating directives for the on-going Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) negotiations with the US. She has also proposed to … Read the full press release

EBRD and Mongolian Khan Bank to improve access to finance for micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) in Mongolia

EBRD and the Mongolian bank continue supporting innovative financial instruments for small businesses, including value chain finance LONDON, 31-7-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and Khan Bank – one of the largest commercial banks in Mongolia … Read the full press release

EBRD provides €10 million loan to Moldova for development of regional water supply system

Better water infrastructure to benefit nearly 190,000 people LONDON, 31-7-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is providing a €10 million loan to Moldova to develop a regional water supply system in the country’s north, including its second largest … Read the full press release

European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) helped Polish customs seize 21 tonnes of counterfeit and illicit pesticides

Brussels, 31-7-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Polish customs have seized 21 tonnes of counterfeit and illicit pesticides, following key information provided by the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF). According to the analysis carried out by the Polish State Plant Health and Seeds Inspection Service, … Read the full press release

EURid will launch its new registration platform on 15 September 2014

Brussels, 31-7-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — On 15 September 2014, EURid will launch its new registration platform. Thereafter, newly registered .eu domain names will no longer expire at the end of the month but rather at the end of their registration term, … Read the full press release

Portuguese pulp producer Altri Celbi achieves world record following successful modernization of the pulp drying line by ANDRITZ Group

Graz, Austria, 31-7-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Following successful modernization of the pulp drying line by international technology Group ANDRITZ, Altri Celbi increased its production capacity from an average of 2,000 tons per day (air dry metric tons) to a peak value of … Read the full press release

Novartis published clinical trial results about novel and potent antimalarial drug candidate KAE609 (cipargamin)

KAE609 is the first antimalarial drug candidate with a novel mechanism of action to achieve positive clinical proof-of-concept in over 20 years KAE609 was tested in adult patients with uncomplicated malaria and showed a median parasite clearance time of 12 … Read the full press release

The Linde Group reports EUR 8.212 bn revenue and EUR 1.896 bn operating profit in the first half of 2014

Group revenue: EUR 8.212 bn (2013: EUR 8.207 bn); up 5.6 percent after adjusting for exchange rate effects. Group operating profit: EUR 1.896 bn (2013: EUR 1.966 bn); up 1.7 percent after adjusting for exchange rate effects. 2014 Group outlook … Read the full press release

American water heaters manufacturer PVI Industries LLC selects Outokumpu’s proprietary lean duplex grade LDX 2101® to replace carbon steel in its water heaters

Espoo, Finland, 31-7-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — PVI Industries LLC, an American water heaters manufacturer has chosen Outokumpu’s proprietary lean duplex grade LDX 2101® to replace carbon steel in its water heaters. Using lean duplex has significantly reduced PVI Industries’ waste stream and increased … Read the full press release

Astaldi: US$ 600 million financing agreement for the second functional lot (Phase 2A) of the Gebze-Orhangazi-Izmir motorway in Turkey signed

Rome, 30-7-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Astaldi has announced that the US$ 600 million financing agreement for the second functional lot (Phase 2A) of the Gebze-Orhangazi-Izmir motorway in Turkey has been signed. Overall, the initiative involves a total investment of US$ 6.5 … Read the full press release

University of Tübingen archaeologists found ancient fragment of ivory belonging to 40,000 year old animal figurine in Vogelherd Cave in southwestern Germany

Tübingen archaeologists find “new” fragment of Ice Age lion – now displayed at the University of Tübingen Museum Tübingen, Germany, 30-7-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Archaeologists from the University of Tübingen have found an ancient fragment of ivory belonging to a 40,000 year … Read the full press release

Germany’s Ministry of Education and Research grants €1.9m to astroparticle physics projects by Tübingen scientists

Tübingen, Germany, 30-7-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Germany’s Ministry of Education and Research has awarded grants totaling €1.9m over three years to astroparticle physics projects by Tübingen scientists. The GERDA project aims to find a particular form of radioactive decay linked with an … Read the full press release

STMicroelectronics announced its STi5197 SD and STiH273 HD cable chipsets selected by Indian Cable multi-system operator GTPL

GENEVA, 30-7-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications and a top supplier of System-on-Chip (SoC) ICs for set-top boxes and home gateways, today announced that its STi5197 SD and STiH273 … Read the full press release

Airbus Defence and Space: European space transporter ATV “Georges Lemaître” successfully launched with Ariane 5 on Tuesday evening

60th consecutive successful Ariane 5 launch. 5th ATV another record payload for Ariane. ATV technology to be used in new space projects. Paris, France, 30-7-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — The 60th consecutive successful launch of the European launcher Ariane 5 sees European space … Read the full press release

Swiss defence procurement authority accepted Airbus Defence and Space’s IMESS (Integrated and Modular Engagement System for the Swiss Soldier)

Paris, France, 30-7-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — IMESS (Integrated and Modular Engagement System for the Swiss Soldier) accepted by the Swiss defence procurement authority. Airbus Defence and Space has successfully completed the development of the integrated modular engagement system (IMESS) to the level … Read the full press release

Lemminkäinen announced changes in its Executive Team

Helsinki, Finland, 30-7-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Lemminkäinen’s Executive Team will change as of 1 August 2014 when Casimir Lindholm starts as Lemminkäinen’s new President and CEO. The new Executive Team corresponds to the new reporting structure published on 30 July 2014. … Read the full press release

Lemminkäinen sharpens its strategic focus after the divestment of technical building services

Helsinki, Finland, 30-7-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Lemminkäinen has reviewed its strategy and sharpens its strategic focus after the divestment of technical building services. To enable future profitable growth, the company will in the short term concentrate on improving its competitiveness, profitability … Read the full press release

Lemminkäinen reports EUR 789.8 million net sales in H1-2014

Helsinki, Finland, 30-7-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Lemminkäinen reports EUR 789.8 million net sales in H1-2014 January–June 2014 (1–6/2013) Net sales totalled EUR 789.8 million (736.0). At the end of the review period, the order book stood at EUR 2,086.8 million (1,973.5). Operating … Read the full press release

Cargotec: 25 303 new Cargotec class B shares subscribed for with stock options 2010A

Helsinki, Finland, 30-7-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — A total number of 25 303 new Cargotec class B shares have been subscribed for with stock options 2010A. The entire subscription price of EUR 470,635.80 will be credited to the reserve for invested non-restricted equity. … Read the full press release

DCNS: The completion of the last raft-mounted gearbox for the Indian anti-submarine corvettes marks the successful culmination of the transfer of technology process

The completion of the last raft-mounted gearbox for the Indian anti-submarine corvettes marks the successful culmination of the transfer of technology process. Paris, France, 30-7-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — At the end of May 2014, the teams of DCNS and its Indian industrial partner … Read the full press release