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WEF Middle East and North Africa: 1,200 business and political leaders from over 60 countries participated

Dead Sea, Jordan, 22-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The World Economic Forum on the Middle East and North Africa has taken place at the Dead Sea in Jordan over the last three days. With the full support and presence of Their Majesties … Read the full press release

WEF: Rising income and wealth disparity is the trend likely to most affect the Arab world in the coming years

New briefing bases its findings on the perceptions of global experts and businesses in the region Diversifying the economy, reducing public intervention in the markets, providing opportunities for young people and improving the innovation ecosystem are the key challenges that … Read the full press release

Swiss Gov: Eastern Europe Cooperation Act will come into force on 1 June 2017

BERN, 18-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — On 17 May 2017 the Federal Council confirmed that the Federal Act on Cooperation with the States of Eastern Europe (Eastern Europe Cooperation Act) will come into force on 1 June 2017. The act was passed … Read the full press release

Swiss Gov adopts dispatch on the EU regulation on the new European Border and Coast Guard Agency

BERN, 18-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — During its meeting on 17 May 2017, the Federal Council adopted the dispatch on the adoption and implementation of the EU regulation on the new European Border and Coast Guard Agency. This regulation forms the basis … Read the full press release

Switzerland to showcase its strengths at Expo 2020 in Dubai

BERN, 18-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — On 17 May 2017, the Federal Council adopted the credit dispatch for Switzerland’s participation in Expo 2020 in Dubai (United Arab Emirates, UAE). The total budget is CHF 14.84 million, about half of which will financed … Read the full press release

Destatis: the birth rate in Germany was 1.50 children per woman in 2015

WIESBADEN, 16-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — In 2015, the birth rate in Germany was 1.50 children per woman. Although it is the highest figure since German reunification, the rate remains below the EU average of 1.58 children per woman. This is … Read the full press release

University of York’s Dr Peter Eckersley comments on the government’s draft clean air plan

Dr Peter Eckersley, from the University of York’s Environment Department, comments on the government’s draft clean air plan: YORK, 08-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Dr Eckersley said: “The government’s draft air pollution strategy is long-awaited and its mere publication ahead of next … Read the full press release

UK Government invests in BBSRC to deliver an even more productive bioeconomy

The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) announced a substantial £319M investment provided by the government to ensure the UK’s bioscience research base remains internationally competitive and at the forefront of meeting global challenges in feeding a growing population, … Read the full press release

Leonardo provides advanced communications network for the G7 summit in Taormina

•    Security forces will be able to rely on encrypted digital communications and extensive radio coverage across Sicily thanks to the TETRA system provided by Leonardo •    More than 50 countries rely on Leonardo’s security solutions to protect cities, critical … Read the full press release

Saab to supply static and mobile camouflage systems to Danish and Norwegian armed forces

STOCKHOLM, 06-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Defence and security company Saab has, under a joint procurement process with Denmark and Norway, signed framework agreements with the respective countries for the supply of static and mobile camouflage systems to their armed forces. The … Read the full press release

Fortum and the City of Espoo continue partnership in developing carbon-neutral district heating

ESPOO, 03-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Mayor of Espoo Jukka Mäkelä and Fortum President and CEO Pekka Lundmark signed an agreement on 28 March 2017 to continue the implementation of shared energy targets and the development of city solutions in Espoo. “EU studies … Read the full press release

Wave Hub Ltd welcomes funding for major feasibility study into the Pembrokeshire wave energy demonstration zone

CORNWALL, 31-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Wave Hub Ltd has welcomed today’s announcement by the Welsh Government of the award of £324,000 to enable a major feasibility study into the Pembrokeshire wave energy demonstration zone. The Welsh Cabinet Secretary for Economy and … Read the full press release

E.ON joins forces with municipal partners to drive e-mobility in Germany

ESSEN, 24-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — As part of the German government’s program to promote e-mobility, E.ON’s regional companies have submitted applications for a total of more than 700 charging points. The majority of the applications were submitted by Avacon, Bayernwerk, E.DIS … Read the full press release

Oberthur Technologies to provide Andorran government the latest generation passports based on Lasink™ technology

PARIS, 24-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — OT (Oberthur Technologies), a leading global provider of embedded security software products, services and solutions, today announces that it has been selected by the Andorran government to provide latest generation passports based on Lasink™ technology. OT’s … Read the full press release

UK Workers Are Illegally Denied Access to Justice

OXFORD, 23-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — UK workers are being illegally denied access to justice, according to Oxford academics in a forthcoming article in the journal, Modern Law Review. Their conclusions support an ongoing legal challenge to the employment tribunal fees regime, … Read the full press release

University of Kent to Hold Free Lecture on “Lessons of Referendums” for the Public

KENT, 22-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Hosted by the University’s Conflict Analysis Research Centre (CARC), the 2017 John Burton Annual Lecture will address the lessons to be learned from other countries’ experience of referendums. The lecture, entitled ‘How to Win and Lose … Read the full press release

Charity report calls on government and industry leaders to support low-income communities to prevent suicide

SURREY, 15-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — As Samaritans releases a report ahead of Wednesday’s Budget linking inequality with a higher risk of suicide, the charity is calling on the government, businesses, industry and sector leaders to be aware of the risks of … 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

UK government announces £100 million investment to develop new multi-disciplinary science and technology research centre

SWINDON, 27-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — A major new £100 million investment by the government into the development of an innovative multi-disciplinary science and technology research centre was announced today (Thursday 23 February 2017) by Business Secretary Greg Clark. The new Rosalind … Read the full press release

ExpressVPN svela il sito multilingue

TORTOLA, Isole Vergini Britanniche, 27-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Riflettendo la diversità degli utenti VPN in tutto il mondo, ExpressVPN è lieta di presentare ExpressVPN.com in 6 nuove lingue: Tedesco: (www.expressvpn.com/de) Olandese: (www.expressvpn.com/nl) Norvegese: (www.expressvpn.com/no) Italiano: (www.expressvpn.com/it) Spagnolo: (www.expressvpn.com/es) Portoghese: (www.expressvpn.com/pt) … Read the full press release

ExpressVPN présente son site décliné en plusieurs langues

TORTOLA, Îles Vierges Britanniques, 27-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Reflétant la diversité des utilisateurs de VPN dans le monde, ExpressVPN est fier de présenter son site Expressvpn.com en six nouveaux langages : Allemand : (www.expressvpn.com/de) Néerlandais : (www.expressvpn.com/nl) Norvégien : (www.expressvpn.com/no) … Read the full press release

Switzerland to help populations facing starvation, especially in South Sudan

BERN, 24-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Switzerland has pledged to take direct action to help populations facing starvation, especially in South Sudan. The decision follows a call issued by the United Nations Secretary-General on 22 February 2017. Swiss Humanitarian Aid, a … Read the full press release

E.ON applauds German government on its new e-mobility funding program

New program announced by German government E.ON also plans to install public charging points in rural areas Düsseldorf, Germany, 17-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — “The German government’s new e-mobility funding program provides an important basis for further developing the charging infrastructure … Read the full press release

I.Family researchers: “European government must act to improve children’s health”

European governments must act to help families improve their children’s health and tackle the obesity epidemic. That’s the advice of I.Family researchers who today [9 Feb] revealed the findings of a major international study into the diets and lifestyles of … Read the full press release

Former British Minister of State for Care Services to chair commission on mental health

BIRMINGHAM, 14-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The Rt Hon Paul Burstow, former Minister of State for Care Services, is to chair the 7th University of Birmingham policy commission.  The focus of the commission is mental health promotion and illness prevention across society. … Read the full press release

Natural England invites farmers to partake in the £5M hedgerows and boundaries grant

We are inviting applications for the Countryside Stewardship hedgerows and boundaries grant which opens on 1 February 2017. LONDON, 07-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The hedgerows and boundaries grant, individually worth up to £5,000, is designed to help farmers and other land … Read the full press release

UK rail industry to improve disabled access to facilities in trains and at stations

LONDON, 07-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Work to improve disabled access to toilets on trains and at stations is underway following talks between Rail Minister Paul Maynard and senior rail industry representatives. The Rail Minister met with senior executives after Paralympian Anne … Read the full press release

Mosque and education center in Leeds investigated for trustees’ mismanagement of charity funds

LONDON, 07-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The Charity Commission (‘the Commission’) investigated Al-Hassan Education Centre (1078159), a mosque and education centre based in Leeds after it repeatedly failed to file its accounts – see endnote 1. The Commission concluded that the trustees … Read the full press release

Northumbrian Water to pay £375,000 to charities for environment breach in UK pumping station

LONDON, 07-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The Environment Agency has accepted an Enforcement Undertaking which will see Northumbrian Water pay £375,000 to charities in the North East after it breached environmental permitting regulations. The offer also includes actions for Northumbrian Water to … Read the full press release

Switzerland involved in global action plan on role of statistics in sustainable development

The first UN World Data Forum was held in Cape Town, South Africa on 15-18 January. It concluded with the presentation of a global action plan in which Switzerland has been actively involved. Switzerland was represented by a mixed delegation … Read the full press release