Monthly Archives: May 2016

EU Ministers held meeting in Amsterdam on the Urban Agenda for the EU

BRUSSELS, 31-May-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Today (30 May 2016), the informal Ministerial meeting on urban matters agreed on the “Pact of Amsterdam”, which sets out the principles of the Urban Agenda for the EU. Today (30 May 2016), the Commission is … Read the full press release

European Commission on new expert group rules: The Commission will benefit from high quality expertise while avoiding possible conflicts of interest

BRUSSELS, 31-May-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Today (30 May 2016), the Commission has adopted new rules on the creation and functioning of the advisory expert groups which provide external expertise to help inform the policy-making process. The Decision provides a single … Read the full press release

Alain Dumort appointed Head of the European Commission Regional Office in Marseille

BRUSSELS, 31-May-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Today, the European Commission appointed Alain Dumort as the new Head of the European Commission Regional Office in Marseille. He will take up office on 1 June 2016. European Commission appoints new Head of European Commission … Read the full press release

Jochen Pöttgen appointed Head of the European Commission Regional Office in Bonn

BRUSSELS, 31-May-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Today, the European Commission appointed Jochen Pöttgen as the new Head of the European Commission Regional Office in Bonn. He will take up office on 01 June 2016. European Commission appoints new Head of European Commission … Read the full press release

First round of EU and Mexico trade and investment negotiations to take place in Brussels this June

BRUSSELS, 31-May-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — EU Commissioner for Trade Cecilia Malmström met today the Secretary of Economy of Mexico Ildefonso Guajardo Villarreal to mark the beginning of new trade and investment negotiations between the two commercial partners. The objective of these … Read the full press release

MEPs: The European Criminal Records Information System (ECRIS) should be extended to include non-EU nationals

The European Criminal Records Information System (ECRIS), which EU countries use to exchange information on the criminal convictions of EU citizens, should be extended to include non-EU nationals, Civil Liberties Committee MEPs said on Monday. MEPs also want the system … Read the full press release

Civil Liberties Committee MEPs endorse standard EU travel document for non-EU nationals

The Commission’s proposal for a standard EU travel document, to speed up the process of returning non-EU nationals who stay “irregularly” in EU member states without valid passports or identity cards, was endorsed by Civil Liberties Committee MEPs on Monday. … Read the full press release

Plans to bring together Frontex and national border management authorities backed by the Civil Liberties Committee

Plans to set up an integrated EU border management system, with a flagship European Border and Coast Guard agency, bringing together Frontex and national border management authorities, were backed by the Civil Liberties Committee on Monday. They would enable extra … Read the full press release

EU Border and Coast Guard plans put to a vote in Parliament’s civil liberties committee this week

Plans to set up an EU Border and Coast Guard are to be put to a vote in Parliament’s civil liberties committee this week. MEPs also vote on proposals to introduce a standard European travel document for non-EU nationals and … Read the full press release

OSCE organized discussion on human rights issues in Dushanbe, Tajikistan

Dushanbe, Tajikistan, 31-May-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Some 90 participants, including government officials and civil society representatives, are coming together in Dushanbe today for a meeting organized by the OSCE Office in Tajikistan to discuss human rights issues specific to the country, … Read the full press release

Media invitation: RenewableUK’s 15th annual Global Offshore Wind Conference & Exhibition on 21st & 22nd June in Manchester

LONDON, 30-May-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — It’s the event that no journalist who’s interested in energy issues can afford to miss. You’re invited to RenewableUK’s 15th annual Global Offshore Wind Conference & Exhibition on 21st & 22nd June in Manchester. The founder … Read the full press release

Fortum to acquire majority stake in leading Nordic circular economy company Ekokem Corporation

ESPOO, 30-May-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Fortum has signed an agreement with the four biggest owners of Ekokem Corporation, representing approximately 81% of the shares, to acquire their  shareholding in the company for approximately EUR 470 million. This would correspond to a debt … Read the full press release

Outokumpu horoured with sustainability award from International Stainless Steel Forum for its water recycling efforts in Mexico

ESPOO, 30-May-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — International Stainless Steel Forum (ISSF) has given Outokumpu its annual sustainability award for the efforts of Outokumpu’s Mexican mill in water recycling. Water is used in various phases of the manufacturing process of stainless steel, from … Read the full press release

Outokumpu completes share repurchase of 2,000,000 its own shares through public trading at Nasdaq Helsinki

ESPOO, 30-May-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Outokumpu has now completed share repurchase which was announced on May 13, 2016. Between May 17, 2016 and May 26, 2016, Outokumpu repurchased 2,000,000 its own shares through public trading at Nasdaq Helsinki, with average price … Read the full press release

ANDRITZ SEPARATION opens modern competence center in Krefeld, Germany

Graz, Austria, 30-May-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — ANDRITZ SEPARATION, part of international technology Group ANDRITZ, opened up a modern service center in Krefeld, Germany, today in order to enhance its customer service in Germany and neighboring countries. In the new competence center, … Read the full press release

Miguel Angel Mancera Espinosa – Des idées novatrices de la Ville de Mexico mises à l’honneur au Forum de l’OCDE à Paris

La rencontre internationale ayant pour thématique « Économies productives, sociétés inclusives » permettra à la Ville de Mexico de présenter des projets à fort impact social visant à améliorer la productivité des villes tout en promouvant une croissance inclusive et … Read the full press release

Autogrill S.p.A. to pay €0.12 per share dividend

€0.12 per share dividend voted: payment from 8 June 2016, ex dividend date 6 June 2016 Mandate approved for the Board to buy back up to a maximum of 12,720.000 treasury shares (5% of issued share capital) 2016 Phantom Stock Option … Read the full press release

SOLUNION sobre las consecuencias de un posible Brexit: El Brexit dispararía las insolvencias en Reino Unido y la Unión Europea

Otras 1.700 empresas británicas podrían declararse insolventes en 2019 si Reino Unido deja la Unión Europea sin un Tratado de Libre Comercio (TLC). Bélgica, Irlanda y Holanda serían los países más afectados, con un aumento de las tasas de insolvencia … Read the full press release

“Greek Banknotes: Historical Evidence” exhibition at the Banknote Museum of the Ionian Bank in Corfu

Free guided tours at the exhibition “Greek Banknotes: Historical Evidence” Banknote Museum of the Ionian Bank, Corfu ATHENS, 27-May-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — The new permanent exhibition entitled “Greek Banknotes: Historical Evidence” is presented at the Banknote Museum of the Ionian Bank … Read the full press release

AEGEAN Q1-2016: consolidated revenue up 7% compared to the first quarter of 2015

Higher passenger traffic with international network expansion Lower utilization of larger fleet in winter months Kifissia, 27-May-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — AEGEAN announces key financial and operating results for the first quarter of 2016 with consolidated revenue at €147.9m, 7% higher compared … Read the full press release

Boehringer Ingelheim: Risankizumab (formerly BI 655066) shown to be more effective than placebo in patients with moderately-to-severely active Crohn’s disease

After 12 weeks, approximately twice as many patients with moderate-to-severe Crohn’s disease, the majority of whom had previously failed treatment with one or more TNF antagonists,  achieved clinical remission with risankizumab compared with placebo1 Endoscopic remission was achieved in 15% … Read the full press release

Novartis third annual Meet Novartis Management event in Basel: Leading positions in oncology, eye care and biosimilars

Outlines actions underway to accelerate launch of Entresto®, including further expansion of US primary care field force, and reinforce strong uptake of Cosentyx® Highlights leading pipeline of second generation immuno-oncology assets Confirms Sandoz on track for 10 biosimilar filings by … Read the full press release

European Medicines Agency accepted Sandoz’s Marketing Authorization Application for biosimilar to Roche’s EU-licensed MabThera®

Sandoz advances biosimilar portfolio with sixth major biosimilar file acceptance in less than one year Sandoz is seeking approval for all indications included in the reference product’s label Sandoz’ submission includes data from multiple clinical trials with over 800 patients … Read the full press release

United Nations Population Fund and United Colors of Benetton roll-out a joint campaign to raise awareness of maternal health

United Colors of Benetton partners with UNFPA to raise awareness of maternal health of women and girls in emergency situations Treviso, Italy, 27-May-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Childbearing should always be safe, even in emergencies. This is the message that UNFPA, … Read the full press release

European Commission approves SABMiller Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV combination

LONDON, 27-May-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — SABMiller has been informed by Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV (“AB InBev”) that the European Commission has approved its recommended combination with SABMiller plc. European Commission approval in Phase I of the EU merger review process is a … Read the full press release

Third Arab-Euro Conference on Higher Education (AECHE), 25 – 27 May 2016

BRUSSELS, 27-May-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — The European University Association (EUA) and the Association of Arab Universities, together with the University of Barcelona, will hold the Third Arab-Euro Conference on Higher Education (AECHE) from 25 to 27 May 2016. Under the theme … Read the full press release

RTL Group: 48,158 physical bearer unregistered shares of RTL Group now cancelled in accordance with the Immobilisation Law

Only physical, unregistered bearer shares of RTL Group affected Shareholding structure of RTL Group remains unchanged Luxembourg, 26-May-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — The Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) of RTL Group, held on 25 May 2016, acknowledged that 48,158 physical bearer shares … Read the full press release

STMicroelectronics 2015 Sustainability Report: Sequestered almost 228 megatons of CO2 through our reforestation programs

GENEVA, 26-May-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — STMicroelectronics (NYSE:STM) , a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, announced the publication of the Company’s 2015 Sustainability Report. The Company’s nineteenth annual report contains details of ST’s sustainability strategy and … Read the full press release

STMicroelectronics unveils entry-level, mid-range, and high-end development boards for the latest members of its STM32F7 microcontroller series

GENEVA, 26-May-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — STMicroelectronics has released entry-level, mid-range, and high-end development boards for the latest members of its STM32F7 microcontroller series , which are now entering volume production with up to 2Mbyte of on-chip Flash memory and peripherals that … Read the full press release

STMicroelectronics to pay cash dividend of US$0.24 per outstanding share of the Company’s common stock

AMSTERDAM, 26-May-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, announced today that all of the proposed resolutions were adopted at the Company’s Annual General Meeting of Shareholders (AGM), which was … Read the full press release