Monthly Archives: August 2014

ESA astronaut Christer Fuglesang inaugurates Boliden’s expansion of the Garpenberg mine in Sweden

STOCKHOLM, 29-8-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Know-how and innovation were the theme at the inauguration of Boliden’s expansion of the Garpenberg mine, at which Christer Fuglesang, Professor of Space Physics at the Royal Institute of Technology and ESA astronaut, officiated. Christer Fuglesang, … Read the full press release

Afghanistan and Tajikistan border officers completed ten-day border management awareness course at OSCE Border Management Staff College

DUSHANBE, Tajikistan, 29-8-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Twenty border officers from Afghanistan and Tajikistan successfully completed a ten-day border management awareness course at the OSCE Border Management Staff College (BMSC) today. The training course was co-organized with the EU-funded, UNDP-implemented Border Management Northern … Read the full press release

EBRD to open third office in Turkey on 10 September 2014

Bank steps up engagement in Turkey with a third office LONDON,  29-8-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — In response to the growing demand for EBRD investments in Turkey, the Bank is stepping up its engagement in the country with a new office in … Read the full press release

EU heads of state or government to meet for Special meeting of the European Council on 30 August in Brussels

Brussels, 29-8-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — EU heads of state or government will meet on 30 August for a special meeting of the European Council on the appointment of a new President of the European Council and a new EU High Representative for Foreign … Read the full press release

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development provides €20 million loan to Ukraine’s agribusiness operator and sugar producer Astarta

€20 million loan to address working capital needs of major agricultural holding LONDON,  29-8-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is providing a €20 million loan to Astarta, Ukraine’s leading agribusiness operator and sugar producer. The … Read the full press release

European Commission opens Private Storage Aid for butter, SMP and cheeses to alleviate the impact of Russian restrictions on imports of EU dairy product

Brussels, 29-8-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — The European Commission has announced today that it will open Private Storage Aid for butter, Skimmed Milk Powder (SMP) and certain cheeses in order to alleviate the impact of Russian restrictions on imports of EU dairy products … Read the full press release

EU published Regulation setting out new rules to manage disputes under the EU’s investment agreements with its trading partners

Brussels, 29-8-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — The European Union today took an important step towards creating a comprehensive EU investment policy, with the publication of a Regulation setting out a new set of rules to manage disputes under the EU’s investment agreements with … Read the full press release

EU-funded projects developed unique forecasting and alert systems to warn communities of impending floods

Brussels, 29-8-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Timely flood alerts and real-time monitoring of flood emergencies can save lives and prevent damage to property, infrastructure and the environment. Imprints, WeSenseIt and UrbanFlood are just three examples of EU-funded projects that have developed unique forecasting and alert systems to warn … Read the full press release

ČEZ completes construction of combined heat and power plant in Turkey and started its live operation

Together with its partner, Akkök of Turkey, the CEZ Group has accepted from their contractor a newly built combined heat and power (CHP) plant of Egemer in southeast Turkey and started its live operation. Being a highly efficient source of heat and … Read the full press release

ANDRITZ AG announces changes in its executive board

Executive Board reduced to four members Joachim Schönbeck as new Executive Board member Graz, Austria, 29-8-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Two mandates to the ANDRITZ AG Executive Board will expire at the end of 2014 and one at the end of the first … Read the full press release

International Surrealism Now’s next edition will be hosted in the Historic building of the 18th century Palacio da Lousã on Oct. 11, 2014

Lousã, Coimbra, Portugal, 29-8-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — International Surrealism Now is a project by the surrealist painter Santiago Ribeiro, who has dedicated himself to promoting the surrealism of the 21st century, through exhibitions worldwide. The “International Surrealism Now” began in … Read the full press release

Boehringer Ingelheim: New Pradaxa® data for treatment of thromboembolic diseases to be presented at ESC Congress 2014, 30th August – 3rd September, 2014 in Barcelona

• HOTLINE: New results from RE-LY® compare the effect of warfarin and Pradaxa® on kidney function in patients requiring anticoagulation • HOTLINE: GLORIA™-AF Registry Program benchmarks patient characteristics and antithrombotic use for stroke prevention in AF worldwide For Non-US/Non-UK/Non-Canadian Media … Read the full press release

EUA to host its second Funding Forum from 9 to 10 October at the University of Bergamo in Italy

Brussels, Belgium, 28-8-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — EUA is pleased to invite you to its second Funding Forum that will take place from 9 to 10 October at the University of Bergamo in Italy. Focusing on the theme: “strategies for efficient funding of universities”, … Read the full press release

STMicroelectronics’ Benedetto Vigna to deliver keynote speech at the SEMICON Taiwan 2014 MEMS Forum on September 4, 2014

Taipei, Taiwan, 28-8-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, the world’s top MEMS (Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems) manufacturer and the leading supplier of MEMS for consumer and mobile applications1, today announced … Read the full press release

Freie Universität Berlin: Conflicts with teachers seemed to be decisive factor in the school shooting cases investigated

Berlin Group within TARGET Project at Freie Universität Berlin Presents Findings / Researchers Evaluated 126 Attacks Worldwide BERLIN, 28-8-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — As part of the TARGET project funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research, researchers at Freie Universität … Read the full press release

Zetes won competitive tender to renew Swiss Post’s mobile infrastructure

Brussels, Pünten (CH), 28-8-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — After undertaking a competitive tender process, Swiss Post (Post CH AG) has entrusted Zetes with a project to renew the company’s mobile infrastructure. Zetes will be providing all mobile devices and associated ZetesTotalCare maintenance services … Read the full press release

University of East Anglia report: Children are not harmed by being brought into existence even if they suffer severe genetic disease

Children are not harmed by being brought into existence even if they suffer severe genetic disease – according to a new report from the University of East Anglia. Norwich, UK, 28-8-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — The ethics around reproductive technology are discussed in … Read the full press release

University of East Anglia study: Taking vitamin D tablets cannot ward off heart attacks or stroke

Taking vitamin D tablets cannot ward off heart attacks or stroke according to a new study from researchers at the University of East Anglia (UEA) published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Norwich, UK, 28-8-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Recent studies have … Read the full press release

Newcastle University and University of Exeter study reveals over-confident people can fool others into believing they are more talented than they actually are

Over-confident people can fool others into believing they are more talented than they actually are, a study has found. Newcastle, UK, 28-8-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — These ‘self-deceived’ individuals could be more likely to get promotions and reach influential positions in banks and … Read the full press release

Eni acquired 614,500 shares for total consideration of € 11,328,800.08 between August 18 and August 22, 2014

Following the purchases announced today, considering the treasury shares already held, on August 22, 2014 Eni holds n. 26,769,137 shares equal to 0.74% of the share capital. San Donato Milanese (Milan), 28-8-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — During the period from August 18 … Read the full press release

Eni announces successful initial results of its first horizontal well for exploring and developing unconventional oil reservoirs in West Texas

San Donato Milanese (Milan),  28-8-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Eni announces the successful initial results of its first horizontal well (Stallings 1H) under the agreement with Quicksilver Resources, aiming at  jointly evaluating, exploring and developing unconventional oil reservoirs in the southern portion … Read the full press release

Lloyds Bank research: To live near one of England’s top state schools parents face paying £483,031 (154%) premium compared to neighbouring areas

Homes near Beaconsfield High School in Buckinghamshire have the largest premium of £483,031 (154%) compared to the average house price in neighbouring areas. To live close to one of the top 30 state schools in England, parents pay an average … Read the full press release

Lloyds Bank research shows UK mid-sized businesses are being too conservative in their export ambitions

Three in five mid-sized firms do not currently export Less than one in ten plan to start exporting in the next five years Lack of understanding and suitable contacts are the main barriers to overseas trade LONDON, 27-8-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — UK … Read the full press release

University of Liverpool study recommends investing in dog owner education and facilities to target physical inactivity and obesity

LIVERPOOL, 27-8-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — A study from the University of Liverpool has recommended investing in dog owner education and facilities as a strategy to target physical inactivity and problems such as obesity in both people and their pets. In a review … Read the full press release

Universities of Liverpool and Manchester in partnership with Chester Zoo carried out first comprehensive study of captive black rhino reproduction in Europe

LIVERPOOL, 27-8-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — The first comprehensive study of captive black rhino reproduction in Europe highlights how hormone analysis could improve the success of breeding programmes. Researchers from the Universities of Liverpool and Manchester, in partnership with Chester Zoo, carried out … Read the full press release

University of Liverpool research demonstrates the effectiveness of fibre-based dietary ingredient that makes people feel less hungry and consume less food

LIVERPOOL, 27-8-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Scientists from the University of Liverpool have demonstrated the effectiveness of a fibre-based dietary ingredient that makes people feel less hungry and consume less food. Hunger is a major barrier to successful weight control and consumers need … Read the full press release

Yara International ASA purchased 60,000 own shares in the market at average price of NOK 309.4025

OSLO, 27-8-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Yara International ASA has today purchased 60,000 own shares in the market at an average price of NOK 309.4025. The transaction is part of a buy-back program, authorized by the Annual General meeting held 5 May 2014. … Read the full press release

The Yara Prize 2014 to be awarded to current state minister and adviser to the Ethiopian Minister of Agriculture Professor Tekalign Mamo Assefa

OSLO, 27-8-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — The Yara Prize 2014 is being awarded to Professor Tekalign Mamo Assefa. Currently state minister and adviser to the Ethiopian Minister of Agriculture, Professor Mamo has long been a key contributor to the country’s food security, … Read the full press release

UBS includes disclosures on capital, risk and securitization for the Group as of 30 June 2014 in its Basel III Pillar 3 First Half 2014 Report

Zurich/Basel, 27-8-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — UBS’s Basel III Pillar 3 First Half 2014 Report includes disclosures on capital, risk and securitization for the Group as of 30 June 2014. It should be read in conjunction with UBS’s financial reports for the … Read the full press release

Wood Group names Nina Schofield as Group head of health, safety, security and environment (HSSE)

HOUSTON, 27-8-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Wood Group has appointed Nina Schofield to the position of Group head of health, safety, security and environment (HSSE), with responsibility for developing and implementing HSSE strategies across Wood Group’s global operations. Since beginning her career … Read the full press release