Category Archives: Belgium

Press Releases & News from Belgium distributed via EuropaWire

Siemens to Produce Wind Turbines for Two EDF Luminus Projects in Belgium

“Katoen Natie” project located in Beveren, “Sibelco” in Dessel 15-year service-contract included HAMBRUG, 21-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — EDF Luminus, the second largest player in the Belgian energy market, has ordered wind turbines at Siemens Wind Power for two projects located … Read the full press release

Ahooga Continues International Expansion With The First Folding-Yet-Comfortable, Electric-Yet-Ultra-Lightweight Bike. For Smarter Cities And Better Lives.

BRUSSELS, 15-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Ahooga Continues International Expansion With The First Folding-Yet-Comfortable, Electric-Yet-Ultra-Lightweight Bike. For Smarter Cities And Better Lives. Early 2015, Belgian startup Ahooga introduces an ultra-lightweight folding, elegant and concern-solving eBike, thereby “dissolving obstacles to Happy & … Read the full press release

SABCA awarded a new contract to perform “300 Hours Phase Inspections” on Royal Netherlands Air Force’s F-16 fleet

BRUSSELS, 14-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — SABCA has been awarded a new contract from the Royal Netherlands Air Force to perform ‘’300 Hours Phase Inspections’’ on  its F-16 fleet. The “300 Hours Phase Inspection” is a periodical overall check-up of aircraft’s critical … Read the full press release

Global leader in healthcare imaging shares research studies on digital pathology and color image interpretation at the SPIE Medical Imaging Conference

Atlanta, Ga. USA, 20-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Barco, a global leader in healthcare imaging, will present results of studies which focus on enhancing workflow in digital pathology reading, as well as the interpretation of color medical images, at the SPIE Medical … Read the full press release

Solvay and Aquatic Concept Group extend partnership in their worldwide aquaculture operations

BRUSSELS, 13-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Solvay, a leading global supplier of Peroxides, and Aquatic Concept Group (ACG) have signed a global joint agreement to work together in pursuit of sustainable growth in their worldwide aquaculture operations. Following several years of … Read the full press release

Carmeuse secures contract to distribute Lead Nitrate to mining Industry in Africa, Indonesia, the Philippines and Papua New Guinea

Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium, 08-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Carmeuse has secured a contract with 5N Plus, a leading producer of specialty metal and chemical products, in distributing Lead Nitrate to the mining Industry in Africa, Indonesia, the Philippines and Papua New Guinea. This … Read the full press release

Business Angels Europe offers 6-month internship with its project coordination team in Brussels

BRUSSELS, 25-Jan-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Business Angels Europe (BAE), the confederation for angel investing, representing national federations of Business Angels at European level, is offering a 6-month internship with its project coordination team in Brussels, starting as soon as possible. The … Read the full press release

CityJet Cabin Crew Recruitment Day in Brussels, Belgium

Cabin Crew Recruitment Day taking place in Brussels, Belgium on 1st February 2017 BRUSSELS, 24-Jan-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — NoBox HR Outsourcing are delighted to announce that will be holding a Recruitment Day for Junior and Senior Cabin Crew positions in … Read the full press release

Volvo Construction Equipment to move its headquarters from Brussels, Belgium to Gothenburg, Sweden

Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) has today announced that the company’s global headquarters will move from its current location in Brussels, Belgium to Gothenburg, Sweden. The relocation will facilitate closer cooperation with the Group’s other business areas and allow for … Read the full press release

Cabin Crew Recruitment Days taking place in Brussels, Belgium

Take to the sky and Fly in 2017 with CityJet BRUSSELS, 06-Jan-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — NoBox HR Outsourcing are delighted to announce that we are currently recruiting for Junior and Senior Cabin Crew positions for our client CityJet. Recruitment days … Read the full press release

Belgium National Bank to keep the countercyclical buffer percentage for credit risk exposures to counterparties on Belgian territory at 0 % for 1Q2017

BRUSSELS, 30-Dec-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — As of 1 January 2016, the countercyclical capital buffer (CCyB) came into effect. In principle, the percentage rate of this buffer must lie somewhere between zero and 2.5 % of the credit institutions’ risk-weighted assets, but can be … Read the full press release

Cefic: The tenth anniversary of the entry into force of REACH, the EU chemicals legislation

BRUSSELS, 23-Dec-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Yesterday, 18th December, marked the tenth anniversary of the entry into force of REACH, the EU chemicals legislation. With the REACH review exercise about to start, it is worth taking stock of this cornerstone piece of … Read the full press release

Insurance Europe: Europe’s insurers paid out €975bn in claims and benefits during 2015

BRUSSELS, 20-Dec-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Europe’s insurers paid out a total of €975bn in claims and benefits over the course of 2015, the equivalent of €2.7bn per day, according to figures released today by Insurance Europe, the European insurance and reinsurance … Read the full press release

Italian banking sector post referendum: Dexia Group exposure to Italy amounts to EUR 27.4 billion as of 30 September 2016

BRUSSELS, PARIS, 09-Dec-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — On 4 December 2016, the constitutional reform promoted by the Italian government was rejected by referendum by a large majority. Prime Minister Matteo Renzi submitted his resignation. This rejection creates a risk of political instability … Read the full press release

Green German MEP Jan Albrecht on EU/US data protection agreement adopted by MEPs

BRUSSELS, 02-Dec-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Trust in the US took a hit following revelations of mass surveillance by Edward Snowden, but an agreement on data protection adopted by MEPs today should help to restore it. The deal known as the umbrella … Read the full press release

MEPs approve €31.5 million EU aid for flood damage in Bavaria

MEPs approved €31.5 million in EU aid to repair flood damage in Bavaria in a plenary vote on Thursday. Seven people died in the May and June 2016 floods, which affected more than 47,000 people in Lower Bavaria. Over 2,000 … Read the full press release

Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi on a visit to the European Parliament in Brussels

Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi, visited today the European Parliament in Brussels, where he was welcomed by Parliament President Martin Schulz. They had a meeting during which they discussed developments in Tunisia and EU-Tunisia relations. Essebsi called the visit is … Read the full press release

New EU rules to pave the way for abolition of roaming fees for consumers in 2017

On 2 December 2016 the Council adopted a general approach on new rules for wholesale roaming markets in the EU, paving the way for the abolition of roaming fees for consumers in 2017. The agreed text is the starting point … Read the full press release

3rd Association Council meeting between the European Union and Georgia

Joint press release following the 3rd Association Council meeting between the European Union and Georgia BRUSSELS, 02-Dec-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — The European Union and Georgia held the 3rd meeting of the Association Council on 2 December 2016. The Council is the … Read the full press release

Value Added Tax (VAT) environment to be improved for e-commerce businesses in the EU

BRUSSELS, 02-Dec-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — The European Commission has today unveiled a series of measures to improve the Value Added Tax (VAT) environment for e-commerce businesses in the EU. Our proposals will allow consumers and companies, in particular start-ups and SMEs, … Read the full press release

The Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition launched by the European Commission

BRUSSELS, 02-Dec-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Today (1 December 2016), the Commission is launching the Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition, together with Member States, companies, social partners, NGOs and education providers, to help meet the high demand for digital skills in Europe … Read the full press release

EU’s MEDIA programme turns 25

Today (1 December 2016) and tomorrow hundreds of top filmmakers, industry representatives and policy makers are gathering in Brussels to explore the challenges and opportunities ahead for Europe’s audiovisual sector, including the future of the EU’s MEDIA programme, which is 25 … Read the full press release

The European University Association (EUA) to present the results of its 2016 membership consultation on Erasmus+

BRUSSELS, 01-Dec-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — The European University Association (EUA) is pleased to present the results of its 2016 membership consultation on Erasmus+. In anticipation of the European Commission’s mid-term review of the programme, in particular the public consultation to be … Read the full press release

Barco to reveal its latest innovations in visualization and audio for advanced simulation and training apps at I/ITSEC 2016

Sacramento, Calif. USA, 22-Nov-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Barco, a global leader in visualization technology, will reveal its latest innovations in visualization and audio designed to power advanced simulation and training applications at I/ITSEC 2016. Visitors can see Barco’s new solutions in … Read the full press release

Solvay, ArcelorMittal, Evonik and LafargeHolcim form new Low Carbon Technology Partnerships Initiative

Marrakech, 18-Nov-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Solvay, ArcelorMittal, Evonik and LafargeHolcim today announce the formation of a new Low Carbon Technology Partnerships Initiative across the steel, cement and chemicals industries. This new partnership will look at the potential synergies that exist … Read the full press release

Solvay is the materials supplier named on an SPE® Automotive Innovation Awards Competition winner in the Aftermarket Category

Tempe, AZ, USA, 18-Nov-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Solvay, a global leader in lightweighting solutions for automotive, is honored to be the materials supplier named on an SPE® Automotive Innovation Awards Competition winner in the Aftermarket Category. The winning part is … Read the full press release

ETNO report provides practical perspective on how European telcos can contribute to achieving Europe’s connectivity ambitions in an inclusive way

New BCG report shows that 5G and mix of fixed technologies will meet EU’s connectivity ambitions, boost digital opportunities BRUSSELS, 08-Nov-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — ETNO, the Association representing Europe’s leading providers of digital communications and services, has today presented a … Read the full press release

L’argent trop «noir»: Une société européenne paye aux rebelles

KIEV, 08-Nov-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — «Les journalistes contre la corruption et l’illégalité», un groupe de journalistes enquêteurs ukrainiens, a signalé des documents compromettants dont on avait saisi, qui témoignent de la collaboration de la société européenne «Flame SA» avec la … Read the full press release

EESC on EU Anti-Money Laundering Directive: all high-risk third countries need to be added

‘Panama Papers countries’ should be covered by enhanced due diligence obligations of the 5th AML Directive BRUSSELS, 20-Oct-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — The list of high-risk third countries subject to enhanced due diligence measures, published on 14th July, does not include … Read the full press release

EESC comments on geo-blocking, roaming and parcel delivery

BRUSSELS, 20-Oct-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — The EU has not delivered on its promise to abolish obstacles to the free movement of goods and services for consumers. The European Economic and Social Committee, Europe’s voice for civil society, has delivered three key … Read the full press release