Daily Archives: 25, October 2012

World premiere: High Definition mobile voice now possible between two countries

Orange overcomes technical challenges to deliver the world’s first HD voice direct interconnect between two operators Orange reinforces its leadership position again as the world’s first operator to launch HD voice Paris, 25-10-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — International Mobile HD voice: a technical … Read the full press release

RWE Technology und Dubai Electricity and Water Authority gründen Joint Venture in Dubai

Dr. Leonhard Birnbaum Vorstandsmitglied RWE AG, H.E. Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer CEO DEWA, Waleed Salman EVP strategy & business development und Dr. Michael Fübi CEO RWE Technology beim unterzeichnen des Vertrages in Dubai

Essen, 25-10-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — Die RWE Technology GmbH, Kraftwerksbauspezialist des RWE Konzerns, und die staatliche Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) haben ein gemeinsames Joint Venture gegründet. Am 22. Oktober 2012 setzten RWE-Vorstandsmitglied Leonhard Birnbaum, RWE Technology CEO Michael Fübi und … Read the full press release

Mercedes-Benz Concept Style Coupé feiert sein Debüt in Taiwan – THE AVANT/GARDE DIARIES TAIPEI: A-MIT und acht junge Künstler im Dialog mit Asien und der Welt

THE AVANT/GARDE DIARIES TAIPEI: A-MIT und acht junge Künstler im Dialog mit Asien und der Welt Fotonummer: 12A1222 Dateigröße: 2,249 MB Dateigröße, niedrig: 0,016 MB Datum: 23.10.2012

Taipeh, 25-10-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — Vom 9. bis 11. November 2012 findet in Taipeh das erste AVANT/GARDE DIARIES Festival in Asien statt. Unter dem Kuratorium von Superstar A-MIT werden acht junge, aufstrebende Künstler aus Taiwan im Huashan 1914 Creative Park das Thema … Read the full press release

“’New’ EU Member States catching up in slaughterhouse hygiene” – EU Auditors

Luxembourg, 25-10-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — Member States acceding to the EU from 2004 had to ensure that their slaughterhouses met the EU’s hygiene requirements. As these requirements were generally to a much higher standard than existing national requirements, EU funds were provided … Read the full press release

Mergers: Commission approves acquisition of Specialist Computer Holding’s IT distribution business by Tech Data Europe

Brussels, 25-10-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — The European Commission has cleared under the EU Merger Regulation the proposed acquisition of the IT products distribution business of Specialist Computer Holdings of the United Kingdom by Tech Data Europe, a wholesaler of IT, consumer electronics … Read the full press release

BP Agrees Heads of Terms to Sell its TNK-BP Shareholding to Rosneft

Payment by Rosneft to be a mix of $17.1 billion in cash, and shares representing 12.84 per cent of Rosneft BP intends to use $4.8 billion of the cash consideration to purchase a further 5.66 per cent of Rosneft from … Read the full press release

Council adopts new rules to simplify access to EU funds

Luxembourg, 25-10-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — The Council today adopted¹ new rules aimed at equipping the EU budget with simpler financial rules while securing sound treatment of European taxpayers’ money (45/12 + 14800/12 ADD 1 + ADD 2 + ADD 3). This follows … Read the full press release

Novartis confident in safety and efficacy of its seasonal influenza vaccines produced in Italy

As precaution, Italian ministry of health temporarily halts distribution of two seasonal influenza vaccines Agrippal and Fluad, produced at Novartis site in Italy Recent clinical trials of these influenza vaccines and administration during seasonal vaccination campaigns have shown no unexpected … Read the full press release

Astrium presents results of its study into automatic landing near the Moon’s south pole

Astrium presents results of its study into automatic landing near the Moon’s south pole (c) Astrium

Mission concept established for automatic lunar lander vehicle to land near the Moon’s south pole in 2019 Soft and precise landing is precursor to significant participation in future human lunar exploration ESA ministerial conference to decide next development steps in … Read the full press release

EU development policy needs joined-up thinking, say MEPs

25-10-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — The EU must ensure its development policy transcends its current structural weaknesses, is clearly prioritized and not undermined by inconsistencies between trade, agriculture, fisheries and other policies, MEPs said in two resolutions adopted this week. The Parliament … Read the full press release

Orange Business Services takes next step in its international customer contact strategy

– enhancing portfolio with Flexible Contact Center, a cloud-based, multichannel solution  – supporting 360Buy’s expansion, the largest online retailer in China, with managed contact center Paris, 25-10-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — Orange Business Services is accelerating its international customer contact strategy to help … Read the full press release

EU High Representative Catherine Ashton travels to Western Balkans

Brussels, 25-10-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — Catherine Ashton, High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the Commission, will travel to the Western Balkans next week. She will be in the region for a joint visit with the US Secretary of State … Read the full press release

The BMW Welt Jazz Award to celebrate its fifth anniversary with an exciting programme. Under the motto “Leading Drums“, six international ensembles will again compete against each other in Munich starting January 2013.

Jim Black - Jim Black Trio © Paul LaRaia

Munich, 25-10-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — In its fifth season, the BMW Welt Jazz Award will be placing its main focus on drummers. With a total of six admission-free Sunday matinees being held from January until March 2013, the BMW Welt Jazz … Read the full press release

Commission announces new initiatives to boost private investment in the Neighbourhood

Brussels, 25-10-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — Two new initiatives to boost private investment in the Neighbourhood region were presented today at the Strategic Board meeting of the Neighbourhood Investment Facility (NIF) in Brussels: The Investment Security in the Mediterranean Region (ISMED) Support Programme … Read the full press release

Tornion Kookengän Reetta Varonen Mestarimyyjäkisan finaaliin

Tornion Kookengässä työskentelevä Reetta Varonen on selvittänyt tiensä ketjunsa kolmen parhaan joukkoon K-ryhmän Mestarimyyjäkilpailussa. Reetta tavoittelee Mestarimyyjän arvostettua titteliä Kookenkä-ketjun finaalissa. K-ryhmän eri ketjujen Mestarimyyjät selviävät 3.11.2012 K-Team Päivillä Turussa järjestettävässä loppukilpailussa. POHJOIS-SUOMI, 25-10-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — 28-vuotias Reetta Varonen työskentelee Tornion … Read the full press release

Barclays Bolsters Hong Kong private banking team with Senior Banker Hire

25-10-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — Barclays today announced that it has appointed Adeline Chien as Managing Director, Hong Kong team, covering ultra-high net worth individuals in Hong Kong. Chien will report to Rickie Chan, Market Head of Hong Kong. Barclays today announced … Read the full press release

Better protection for EU citizens abroad

25-10-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — The diplomatic and consular services of all EU member states must give any EU citizen seeking help abroad the same protection that they give their own nationals, said Parliament on Thursday. MEPs are also calling for the … Read the full press release

Deutscher Waldpädagogikpreis geht erstmals nach NRW

Projekt der Initiative "draußenzeit"

draußenzeit aus Münster gewinnt 5.000 Euro Preisgeld Thema für 2013: Nachhaltigkeit erleben und gestalten Düsseldorf, 25-10-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — In diesem Jahr geht der Deutsche Waldpädagogikpreis zum ersten Mal nach Nordrhein-Westfalen. Die Natur- und Wildnispädagogen von „draußenzeit“ aus Münster haben mit ihrem … Read the full press release

EIB lends EUR 75 million to Bolloré Group to finance its investment in deployment of electric vehicles

25-10-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — European Investment Bank Vice-President Philippe de Fontaine Vive and Bolloré Group CEO Vincent Bolloré today (12 October) signed a EUR 75 million finance contract for the development and operation of an open electric car-sharing service in Ile de France. On … Read the full press release

Neue MercedesCard Silber und Gold mit vielen Zusatzleistungen

Bonuspunkte für jede Kartenzahlung können in Prämien getauscht werden Verkehrsrechtsschutz-Versicherung und Mobilitätsschutz bei Fahrzeugpannen und Unfällen in ganz Europa MercedesCard Gold inklusive Reiserücktritts- und Reisekrankenversicherung Stuttgart, 25-10-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — Die Mercedes-Benz Bank startet eine neue MercedesCard mit stark erweiterten Leistungen. Die … Read the full press release

BP Statement re: TNK-BP

25-10-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — At the request of the UK Listing Authority, BP confirms that the 90 day period as set out in the TNK-BP shareholder agreement has concluded. If and when BP reaches any agreement, it will make an announcement … Read the full press release

“Men only” ECB rejected by MEPs

25-10-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — On Thursday MEPs gave a final thumbs down to the Council’s intransigence in failing to commit to a better gender balance within what is effectively Europe’s most powerful financial institution, the European Central Bank. By a narrow … Read the full press release

Fortum at the top in the Nordic climate index

25-10-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) has ranked Fortum in the shared first place in the Nordic Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index assessing the disclosure of climate change information. Fortum ranked best for the second consecutive year and received its highest scoring ever: … Read the full press release

Italy: EUR 200 million from EIB for Emilia Romagna earthquake

25-10-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — The European Investment Bank (EIB) has made lines of credit totalling EUR 200 million available to local companies and entities in Emilia Romagna in the areas affected by the earthquake last May. The loans will be disbursed via … Read the full press release

BP Again Confirms Macondo Wells Secure

25-10-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — BP today announced it has once again confirmed the integrity of the Macondo well and its associated relief wells following an extensive subsea survey this week to identify potential sources of a surface sheen near Mississippi Canyon … Read the full press release

EIB supports Reggefiber roll-out in 50 Dutch municipalities

25-10-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — The European Investment Bank has agreed to provide EUR 125m to Reggefiber for expansion of the company’s optical fibre network to an additional 50 municipalities across the Netherlands. Six commercial banks provide an additional EUR 125m, leading … Read the full press release

Eurocopter’s Naval and Maritime Helicopters to be showcased at the 2012 Euronaval Exhibition

NH90-NFH in flight (Ref. CDPH-2170-21, © Copyright Eurocopter, Alexandre Dubath).

Eurocopter’s extensive range of helicopters for naval and maritime missions will take pride of place at Euronaval 2012, the 23rd Naval, Defense and Maritime Exhibition and Conference, with the company displaying models of the NH90 NFH, the AS365 N3+ and … Read the full press release

Statement by the EC, ECB, and IMF on the Review Mission to Ireland

25-10-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — Staff teams from the European Commission (EC), European Central Bank (ECB), and International Monetary Fund (IMF) visited Dublin during October 16–25, 2012 for the eighth review of the government’s economic programme and also met with a variety of … Read the full press release

Orange, exclusive technological partner of the FIAC 2012

Paris, 25-10-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — Orange is proud to be the exclusive technological partner of the International Contemporary Art Fair (FIAC) in 2012 and is eager to use digital technology to support contemporary design. For the second year running, Orange will provide … Read the full press release

Statement by the Spokesperson of High Representative on the new law on treason in Russia

Brussels, 25-10-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — The spokesperson of Catherine Ashton, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice President of the Commission, issued the following statement today: “The High Representative Catherine Ashton is concerned by the … Read the full press release