Category Archives: European Union

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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

European Medicines Agency develops framework and action plan for closer interaction with academic community

LONDON, 03-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — As a science-driven organisation, the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has developed a framework to formalise, structure and further develop interactions with the academic community in the context of the European medicines regulatory network. The framework … Read the full press release

EMA to broadcast workshops on personalised medicines

EMA workshop will discuss role of patients, consumers and healthcare professionals LONDON, 07-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — How has the concept of personalised medicine evolved globally and in the European Union and what are its regulatory challenges and opportunities? These are some … Read the full press release

Vienna Initiative to Promote Investment Diversification in CESEE through New Working Group

LONDON, 07-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The Vienna Initiative has agreed to establish a Working Group on Capital Markets Union. This follows the European Union’s push to strengthen Capital Markets which will have a major impact on financing of investment and sustaining growth … Read the full press release

Informal Sector Poses Biggest Challenge to Economic Growth of Western Balkans

Grey economy, politics, taxes and electricity named as obstacles to business LONDON, 07-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Countries in the Western Balkans have strong growth potential, which can be realised with the right investment and a better business environment. But life … Read the full press release

The Pirbright Institute to play a key role in new European Commission funded project to fight mosquito-transmitted diseases

SURREY, 28-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The Pirbright Institute is to play a key role in a new international project funded by the European Commission, to fight the mosquito-transmitted diseases now threatening Europe. The Infravec2 Project is an international consortium of 24 partner … Read the full press release

Researchers from Technical University of Munich to develop a computer model to help improve wind farm efficiency

MUNICH, 20-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Often hundreds of rotors can be installed in a typical wind farm. A little known fact, however, is that the shadowing caused by the wind turbine rotors impacts the performance of neighboring turbines and reduces their … Read the full press release

Leading OEMs Meet to Discuss Electrification and 48V Architectures in Europe

70+ high-level speakers from the battery industry’s top OEMs, manufacturers, and forecasters Three days of in-depth discussions of key topics affecting the battery industry How 48V architecture can help the automotive industry tackle emission targets How Europe’s battery industry can … Read the full press release

Royal Philips and Diagnostics Development demonstrates rapid and reliable detection of bacterial infection

Philips and Diagnostics Development, a P&M Venge company, evaluate the novel human neutrophil lipocalin (HNL) biomarker for the rapid detection of bacterial infection Based on Philips’ Minicare I-20 handheld diagnostics platform, the Minicare HNL assay is recognized for its potential … Read the full press release

FREME e-Services go live and look for new business opportunities

TURIN, Italy, 02-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — After two years, FREME has just come to the end of its fruitful development road. The project – co-funded by the European Commission under the H2020 Framework Programme for Research and Innovation – has … Read the full press release

IVECO develops revolutionary gas truck for sustainable transport; bags award

The European Gas Awards of Excellence 2017 have been assigned during the European Gas Conference, held in Vienna, Austria from 23 to 25 January 2017. IVECO, a brand of CNH Industrial, was in a short list of five companies in … Read the full press release

Mappy increases access to TomTom traffic data to the whole of Europe

Amsterdam and Paris, 31-Jan-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — TomTom (TOM2) and Mappy today announced that they have extended their long-term relationship. Through this new agreement, Mappy has increased its access to TomTom traffic data from 10 countries to now the whole of … Read the full press release

Vote for long term future of the UHF frequencies puts Europe in the lead in harmonized spectrum for mobile

Le Grand-Saconnex, Switzerland, 30-Jan-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The EBU welcomes today’s (26 January) vote by the European Parliament’s Industry Committee on the long term future of the UHF frequencies. The vote validates an EU interinstitutional agreement on access to UHF spectrum … Read the full press release

EU pays tribute to series favorites and address key Digital Single Market policy issues

Le Grand-Saconnex, Switzerland, 30-Jan-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The European Parliament witnessed the power of Nordic drama series during a fascinating event organized by the EBU’s Nordic Members on Tuesday 24 January. EU deciders paid tribute to some of their favorite series … Read the full press release

“Smart” concept for cover planting wins Farming by Satellite Prize

The 3rd Farming by Satellite Prize, promoting the use of satellite technologies in agriculture, was decided on Monday 23rd January at International Green Week in Berlin. The overall winner of €5,000 was a team from ISA Lille in France with … Read the full press release

Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven to receive Germany’s Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel on 31 January, 2017

STOCKHOLM, 20-Jan-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — On Tuesday 31 January, Prime Minister Stefan Löfven will receive Germany’s Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel. Talks between the two will primarily address the future of the EU and current issues such as security and migration. … Read the full press release

EBU welcomes European Parliament’s move to recognize the major contribution culture can make to boost European competitiveness

The European Parliament has asked for the launch of a comprehensive and coherent industrial policy framework to support Europe’s cultural and creative sector. The EBU welcomes this move which recognizes the major contribution culture can make to boost European competitiveness … 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

Intesa Sanpaolo meets ECB’s capital requirement

TURIN/MILAN, 13-Dec-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Intesa Sanpaolo has received notification of the ECB’s final decision concerning the capital requirement that the Bank has to meet, on a consolidated basis, as of 1 January 2017, following the results of the Supervisory Review … 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

European Commission to strengthen the regulation of commodities markets and curb price speculation

BRUSSELS, 02-Dec-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — The European Commission has taken important steps today to strengthen the regulation of commodities markets and curb price speculation. It also ensures that firms active on these markets are regulated appropriately. The package completes the rulebook … Read the full press release

European Commission and Germany to end the legal dispute over the planned introduction of a road charge for passenger cars in Germany

BRUSSELS, 02-Dec-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — In the margins of the Transport Council held today in Brussels, EU Commissioner for Transport, Violeta Bulc, met with the German Federal Minister of Transport and Digital Infrastructure Alexander Dobrindt. In the margins of the Transport … Read the full press release