Category Archives: Iceland

Press Releases & News from Iceland distributed via EuropaWire

Council of Europe Development Bank (CEB) to co-finance investment projects undertaken by Icelandic municipalities and municipal companies

PARIS, 19-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The Council of Europe Development Bank (CEB) is providing a € 10 million loan to Municipality Credit Iceland (MCI) in order to co-finance investment projects undertaken by Icelandic municipalities and municipal companies. The loan provided by … Read the full press release

Council of Europe Development Bank (CEB) approves ten new loans worth EUR 810 million for social projects

NICOSIA, 19-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Today (16 June 2017), at its meeting held in Nicosia, the Administrative Council of the Council of Europe Development Bank (CEB) approved ten new loans worth € 810 million. This brings the total amount approved for … 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

Marel: PicknPack consortium to develop flexible robotic systems for automated adaptive packaging of fresh and processed food products

Gardabaer, Iceland, 24-May-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Marel is proud to be a part of PicknPack, a consortium of companies and organizations using their combined expertise to develop flexible robotic systems for automated adaptive packaging of fresh and processes food products. THE … Read the full press release

NIB: Nordic Council of Ministers (NCM) present “Nordic Action on Climate Change” ahead of COP21

In preparation for COP21, the Paris Meeting of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, the Nordic Council of Ministers (NCM) has collected data on the Nordic countries’ performance in dealing with the environmental challenge. HELSINKI, 7-12-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — … Read the full press release

Corporate Europe Observatory report reveals the dramatic extent of the pharmaceutical industry’s lobbying efforts towards EU decision-makers

BRUSSELS, 4-9-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — A new report released today reveals the dramatic extent of the pharmaceutical industry’s lobbying efforts towards EU decision-makers, with the industry spending an estimated 15 times more than civil society actors working on public health … Read the full press release

Marel announced the candidates for its Board of Directors for the company’s AGM on Wednesday 4 March 2015

Garðabær, Iceland, 2-3-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — Below are candidates for the Board of Directors of Marel hf. at the Annual General Meeting, to be held at the Company’s headquarters at Austurhraun 9, Gardabaer, Iceland, Wednesday 4 March 2015, at 16:00: … Read the full press release

Marel announced divestment of its bacon and deli slicing businesses based in Norwich, UK

Garðabær, Iceland, 2-3-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — Marel today announces the divestment of its High Speed Slicing business, in particular the bacon and deli slicing businesses based in Norwich, United Kingdom. Marel will retain the frozen portioning and robotics product families, … Read the full press release

Marel takes measures towards a more streamlined and cost effective future manufacturing footprint

Garðabær, Iceland, 23-1-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — Marel is taking two significant steps towards a more streamlined and cost effective future manufacturing footprint in line with Marel’s ongoing Simpler, Smarter, Faster refocusing program. Marel is refocusing its product portfolio to concentrate on areas … Read the full press release

Marel announces the appointment of Vidar Erlingsson as Head of Global Innovation

Gardabaer, Iceland, 24-9-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Marel has appointed Vidar Erlingsson as Head of Global Innovation. The position is new at Marel. The Head of Global Innovation will become a member of Marel’s Executive Team and report directly to Arni … Read the full press release

Marel presents Q2 2014 financial results

The financial results for Q2 2014 were presented at an investor meeting at Marel headquarters Thursday, July 24. Gardabaer, Iceland, 28-7-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Revenues for the quarter totaled 169.8 million EUR and declined by 4.8% compared with same quarter in previous … Read the full press release

WEF’s Global Gender Gap Report 2013: Iceland, Finland, Norway and Sweden with the narrowest gender gap in the world

The Global Gender Gap Report 2013 finds 86 out of 133 countries improved their global gender gap between 2012 and 2013, with the area of political participation seeing the greatest progress Iceland has the narrowest gender gap in the world, followed … Read the full press release

Icelandair Group to publish its Q2 2013 results on Wednesday 31 July 2013

29-7-2013 — /EuropaWire/ — Icelandair Group will publish its results for the second quarter of 2013 on Wednesday 31 July 2013. An open presentation will be held Thursday 1 August 2013 at Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Natura. The presentation will start at … Read the full press release

Iceland Prime Minister Sigmundur David Gunnlaugsson visits NATO Headquarters on Tuesday, 16 July 2013

16-7-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — The Prime Minister of Iceland, Mr. Sigmundur David Gunnlaugsson, will visit NATO Headquarters on Tuesday, 16 July 2013. He will meet with the NATO Secretary General, Mr. Anders Fogh Rasmussen. Media Advisory 12:15 NATO Secretary General and … Read the full press release

Induction programmes for new teachers in the EU are now mandatory in 15 EU Member States

Brussels, 29-4-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Induction programmes designed to offer personalised support and advice for new teachers are now mandatory in 15 EU Member States (Austria, Cyprus, Estonia, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Malta, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden and the UK) … Read the full press release

Energy Commissioner Günther Oettinger met with the Foreign Minister of Iceland, Mr Össur Skarphédinsson

Brussels, 9-4-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Today Energy Commissioner Günther Oettinger met with the Foreign Minister of Iceland, Mr Össur Skarphédinsson where they discussed matters of mutual interest including the role Geothermal energy plays in the European Union’s renewable energy strategy and the … Read the full press release

Icelandic and EU local authorities join forces for Iceland’s road to Europe

Brussels, 8-3-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — The newly-established Joint Consultative Committee (JCC) between the Committee of the Regions (CoR) and Icelandic local authorities held its inaugural meeting today in Reykjavík, Iceland. The JCC, which brings together local and regional representatives from the EU Member States … Read the full press release

ICELANDAIR GROUP HF. – ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 13 MARCH 2013

1-3-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Notice to convene extr. general meeting ICELANDAIR GROUP HF. – ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 13 MARCH 2013 Hilton Reykjavik Nordica at 4.30 pm Agenda The Board of Director’s report on the Company’s operations in the past year shall … Read the full press release

Icelandair Group sells all its shares in Travel Service

27-2-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Icelandair Group has sold all its shares in the Czech airline Travel Service. The stake is acquired by other shareholders in Travel Service. The sale has no effect on the profit/loss statement of Icelandair Group. For further … Read the full press release

Icelandair Group Annual General Meeting 13 March 2013 at 04:30

ICELANDAIR GROUP HF. – ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 13 MARCH 2013 Hilton Reykjavik Nordica at 4.30 pm Reykjavik, 27-2-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Agenda The Board of Director’s report on the Company’s operations in the past year shall be presented Confirmation of annual accounts and … Read the full press release

Icelandair Group and Boeing finalize orders for 737 MAX

Agreement includes sixteen firm orders and eight purchase rights 25-2-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — On the 6th of December last year Icelandair Group and Boeing signed a commitment for Boeing 737 MAX aircraft. The agreements have now been finalized.  Icelandair Group has made … Read the full press release

Iceland: MEPs want accession talks completed when both sides are ready

The foreign affairs committee said accession talks with Iceland should be completed as soon as both sides are ready, in a vote on Tuesday on Iceland’s progress towards joining the EU. It welcomed the opening of 21 chapters in the … Read the full press release

MAREL EXTENDS MATURITY OF FINANCING AND CONVERTS ALL LOANS TO SENIOR LEVEL

27-12-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — Today (21.12.2012), Marel is pleased to announce that it signed an amend & extend of its current long-term financing entered into in November 2010, originally in the amount of EUR 350 million. A consortium of international banks: … Read the full press release

MAREL ADVANCED SLICING WITH DYNAMIC PACKING & MONITORING

27-12-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — The Marel GEBA SC 125 V dynamic packing line now has a powerful new ally: Innova software that monitors all key positions in the line, and enables you to control processing from your desk. The standard slicing and packing … Read the full press release

EU and Iceland: over two thirds of negotiation chapters now open

Brussels, 20-12-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — At the 8th Intergovernmental Conference on Accession of Iceland held in Brussels today, 6 more negotiation chapters were opened and the competition chapter was provisionally closed. The chapters opened cover the areas of free movement of goods, taxation, … Read the full press release

Össur – Þriðji ársfjórðungur 2012

HÆG SALA Í BANDARÍKJUNUM HEFUR ÁHRIF Á VÖXT 5-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — Sala – Söluvöxtur var 2%, mælt í staðbundinni mynt. Heildarsalan nam 99 milljónum Bandaríkjadala samanborið við 101 milljón dala á þriðja ársfjórðungi 2011. Áframhaldandi eftirlit endurgreiðsluaðila hefur hægt á sölu … Read the full press release

Icelandair Group Publishing of Q3 2012 results

29-10-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — Icelandair Group will publish its results for the third quarter 2012 on Wednesday 31 October 2012. An open presentation will be held Thursday 1 November  2012 at Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Natura.  The presentation will start at 16:30 in Room … Read the full press release