Category Archives: Belgium

Press Releases & News from Belgium distributed via EuropaWire

EU Comes Up With Proposals To Cut Down Food Waste by Half in 2030

BRUSSELS, 19-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Environment MEPs put forward a number of possible measures to cut the EU 88 million tonnes per year food waste by half by 2030 on Tuesday. MEPs called on the European Commission to lift existing restrictions … Read the full press release

Alstom presents the latest development of rail signalling programme in Denmark

Saint-Ouen, France, 29-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Alstom and Banedanmark, the Danish railway infrastructure owner, presented today to His Majesty the King of the Belgians and His Royal Highness the Crown Prince of Denmark the latest development of signalling in Denmark on … Read the full press release

SOUTH KOREA: Lotte Cinema selects the world’s brightest cinema projector for the world’s biggest cinema screen

Seoul, South Korea, 29-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Digital cinema leader Barco is proud to announce the installation of two flagship laser projectors at Lotte World Tower in Seoul, South Korea. Barco’s DP4K-60L projectors will illuminate the 34-meter wide screen in Lotte … Read the full press release

Barco upgrades Japan’s theaters with its Smart Laser technology

Kortrijk, Belgium, 29-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Digital cinema leader Barco is proud to announce the opening of Japan’s first two theaters featuring Smart Laser technology. At both its Miyazaki and Omuta locations, cinema chain Central Cinema has replaced two existing projectors … Read the full press release

Barco leads the market adoption of laser projection by movie exhibitors around the world

Las Vegas, Nev. USA, 29-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Digital cinema leader Barco is driving the adoption of laser projection by movie exhibitors around the world, affirming its status as the technology and market leader in cinema. As the market has come … Read the full press release

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