Generali appoints Aldo Mazzocco as the new CEO and General Manager of Generali Real Estate

MILAN, 17-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The Board of Directors of Assicurazioni Generali, chaired by Gabriele Galateri di Genola, has approved the designation of Aldo Mazzocco as the new CEO and General Manager of Generali Real Estate, who will join Generali Real … Read the full press release

Aviva: UK employees are more motivated by amount of holiday allowance and flexible working hours than workplace pension contributions

Holiday allowance (46%) and flexible working hours (33%) are seen as more desirable than pension contributions (24%) by UK employees Under-35s value free on-site car parking (14%) as much as health insurance (15%) or pension contributions from employers (15%) Over-35s … Read the full press release

Siemens appoints Eva Schulz-Kamm global head of Government Affairs

MUNICH, 17-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Eva Schulz-Kamm (45) will assume global responsibility for Government Affairs at Siemens on April 15, 2017. Schulz-Kamm is currently head of Political Affairs & Public Co-Creation at NXP in Hamburg. “With Ms. Schulz-Kamm, we’re pleased … Read the full press release

HSBC Holdings plc announces the appointment of Mark Tucker as Group Chairman

LONDON, 17-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — HSBC Holdings plc announces the appointment of Mark Tucker as a director and Group Chairman Designate from 1 September 2017. Mr. Tucker will take over as non-executive Group Chairman on 1 October. Mr Tucker is … Read the full press release

ENGIE reaffirms commitment to play a leading role in development of green finance with issuance of its second Green Bond of €1,5 billion

La Défense, France, 17-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — To support its ambitious development strategy in renewable energies and energy efficiency, ENGIE issued its second Green Bond of €1,5 billion. The Group reaffirms its commitment and determination to play a leading role in … Read the full press release

ENGIE announces the acquisition of EV-Box, world’s leading electric vehicle charging services providers

ENGIE announces the acquisition of EV-Box. The Netherlands-based company is one of the world’s leading electric vehicle charging services providers with over 40,000 charging stations in service. La Défense, France, 17-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Electric mobility: a global fast-growing clean energy … Read the full press release

Deutsche Bank’s Supervisory Board nominates Gerhard Eschelbeck and Alexander Schuetz as new members

FRANKFURT, 17-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The Supervisory Board of Deutsche Bank (XETRA: DBKGn.DE/NYSE: DB) will submit a proposal for the Annual General Meeting on 18 May 2017 for two new members to be elected to the Supervisory Board. Gerhard Eschelbeck is … Read the full press release

NFU welcomes ECHA’s Conclusions on Glyphosate’s Safety

Warwickshire, England, 17-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The NFU has today welcomed the conclusions of the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) which say the scientific evidence ‘did not meet the criteria to classify glyphosate as a carcinogen, as a mutagen or as toxic … Read the full press release

STMicroelectronics and iFLYTEK Collaborate for Chinese Voice-Recognition Cloud Services

Solution powered by ST’s SensorTile multi-sensor module accelerates Smart-Home and IoT innovation On display at electronica China 2017 Shanghai, China, 17-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM) , a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications and a … Read the full press release

BroadSource Launches EMU SaaS in Europe

An array of ‘every day use cases’ to better manage BroadWorks ™ powered Cloud UC platforms LONDON, 17-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — BroadSource Europe Ltd, a specialist global software development and telecommunications engineering company, today announced the launch of EMU SaaS … Read the full press release

Salini Impregilo Signs $453M Contract For Dubai Urban Development Project

MILAN, 16-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Salini Impregilo has signed a $435-million contract with Meydan Group LLC to build the Meydan One Mall in Dubai, UAE. The unique project will be part of the UAE and Dubai’s showcase to visitors in preparation … Read the full press release

Gazprom and Moldovagaz Discuss Cooperation Between Companies

MOSCOW, 16-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — A working meeting between Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee, and Vasile Botnari, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Moldovagaz, took place at the Gazprom headquarters today. The parties discussed the ongoing and future activities of Moldovagaz and cooperation between the … Read the full press release

Medical Student Praised For Aiding Car Crash Victims

A University of Aberdeen medical student has been praised by fire and police services for rushing to the aid of victims of a car crash. ABERDEEN, 16-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Joshua Michie, who is also a volunteer Special Constable with Police … Read the full press release

Aberdeen to Recognise Acclaimed “Father of Modern Physics”

A University of Aberdeen scientist who made huge advances in molecular physics, laid the foundations for many of today’s communications technologies and presented the first colour photograph to the world will be recognised by the City. ABERDEEN, 16-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ … Read the full press release

Archaeologists Aim to Uncover Aberdeen’s Architectural Heritage With New Funding

Archaeologists are aiming to uncover a lost piece of Aberdeen’s architectural heritage – with help from National Lottery players, members of the public and school children. ABERDEEN, 16-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Researchers at the University of Aberdeen have been awarded £10,000 … Read the full press release

First High-Power All-Electric Telecom Satellite Now Ready for Shipment from Airbus

All-electric propulsion for orbit-raising and on-station manoeuvers inaugurates significant mass savings on this class of mission TOULOUSE, 16-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — EUTELSAT 172B, the first high power all-electric telecommunications satellite, is now ready for shipment on 20 March from the Airbus … Read the full press release

MAYKOR-BTE to provide technical support to TKB Bank’s ATM Network

MOSCOW, 16-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — BTE (a subsidiary of MAYKOR), which specializes in servicing banking equipment, won the tender for technical support of TKB Bank’s fleet of ATMs. The scope of the contract covers 60 regions in Russia. According to the … Read the full press release

Islamophobia Makes Young Muslims Anxious To Engage in Politics

NEWCASTLE, 16-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Young Muslims could play a much bigger role in politics in Scotland but many are put off engaging too visibly because of Islamophobia, according to new research. Actively engaged in politics A study carried out … Read the full press release

Rubbish Takes Centre Stage in Art Installation

NEWCASTLE, 16-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — A new art installation on Newcastle University’s campus takes rubbish and puts it centre stage. Academic waste Helena Lacey has gathered the things thrown away at the University and has turned them into the artwork … Read the full press release

Survival of Bumblebee Families Linked to Flower-rich Habitats

New research involving UEA has revealed for the first time that flower-rich habitats are key to enhancing the survival of bumblebee families between years. Norwich, England, 16-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The results, which come from the largest ever study of its … Read the full press release

EY welcomes Josh Lewsey as its EY Asia-Pacific Financial Services Office People Advisory Services Leader

HONG KONG, 15-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — EY announces the appointment of Josh Lewsey as EY Asia-Pacific (APAC) Financial Services Office (FSO) People Advisory Services (PAS) Leader. Based in Hong Kong, Lewsey will build teams specifically focused on providing change management assistance … Read the full press release

The Volkswagen Group supports United Nations’ “International Weeks Against Racism” initiative

Volkswagen is corporate partner of the “Stiftung für die Internationalen Wochen gegen Rassismus” (Foundation for the International Weeks Against Racism) for the first time Nationwide weeks of action from 13 – 26 March Chairman of the Board of Management Matthias … Read the full press release

EBRD gives an overview of its climate resilience investment activities

LONDON, 15-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The world is changing – 2016 was the hottest year on record, setting a new high for the third year in a row. In the same year, carbon dioxide levels officially passed the symbolic 400 ppm … Read the full press release

EBRD supports DIY retail chain OMA to open up to nine new stores across Belarus by the end of 2019

Project to promote cross-border cooperation and business expansion LONDON, 15-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Belarusian customers will benefit from the expansion of the leading domestic DIY retail chain OMA supported by the EBRD. The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is … Read the full press release

EBRD celebrates four years of its Advice for Small Business programme in Jordan

ASB programme has provided support and advice to 191 SMEs in the country. LONDON, 15-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The EBRD is celebrating four years of support for small businesses in Jordan under the Bank’s Advice for Small Business programme funded by … Read the full press release

EBRD on talks with Uzbekistan government on ways of increasing its engagement in the country

Discussions with government on ways to increase EBRD engagement in the country LONDON, 15-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — An EBRD delegation, headed by President Suma Chakrabarti, will visit Uzbekistan on 15-17 March 2017. The visit will include high-level meetings with the authorities … Read the full press release

Research from Delft University of Technology reveals kids ended programming course prematurely if parents get involved

DELFT, Netherlands, 15-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — It is better if parents do not get too involved when their children are learning to programme. This is one of the results of the research into the TU Delft online course (MOOC) which teaches … Read the full press release

Allied Irish Banks (AIB) sets new targets for gender representation and other family-friendly policies

Sets targets to have 40% women represented at management level Announces two weeks’ paid paternity leave Launches Mind the Gap initiative for women on maternity leave DUBLIN, 15-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — AIB today announced a Diversity and Inclusion Week which aims … Read the full press release

World leader in digital security, Gemalto bags award for its Citerion module

AMSTERDAM, 15-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO), the world leader in digital security, has won the 2016 IoT Evolution Connected Home & Building Award for its Cinterion LTE Cat. 1 wireless module. The award from IoT Evolution honors organizations delivering … 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