Daily Archives: 14, November 2012

Spanish finance minister quizzed by EP economics committee

14-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — Spain is meeting and exceeding its economic reform targets, Spain’s finance minister, Luis De Guindos, told MEPs on Monday during a two-hour hearing in the economic and monetary affairs committee. MEPs pressed the minister on the danger of … Read the full press release

A new way of making glass

Making glass by changing the structure of a liquid. Left: normal liquid alloy of nickel (silver) and phosphorous (orange) atoms. Encouraging atoms to form bicapped square antiprisms (inset) turned the liquid into a solid glass (right) where the nickel (turquoise) and phosphorous (green) atoms in antiprisms are drawn larger

A new way to make glass has been discovered by a collaboration of researchers at the Universities of Düsseldorf and Bristol using a method that controls how the atoms within a substance are arranged around each other. The research is … Read the full press release

EFSA inaugurates its new premises, symbol of the EU’s presence in Parma

Catherine Geslain-Lanéelle, Executive Director of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), today welcomed high-level representatives from the Cypriot Presidency of the EU, the European Parliament and the European Commission’s Directorate General for Health and Consumers (DG SANCO), along with the … Read the full press release

Der neue Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Coupé Black Series: GT3-Performance für die Straße

SLS AMG Coupé Black Series, AMG Solarbeam Fotonummer: 12B1236 Dateigröße: 2,188 MB Dateigröße, niedrig: 0,023 MB Datum: 09.11.2012

Affalterbach, 14-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — Mercedes-AMG präsentiert die supersportliche Highend-Version des Flügeltürers, den neuen SLS AMG Coupé Black Series. Inspiriert von der Rennversion SLS AMG GT3 fasziniert das fünfte Black Series-Modell von Mercedes-AMG durch atemberaubendes Design, überragende Fahrdynamik und konsequenten Leichtbau nach der … Read the full press release

Statement on Financial Transaction Tax and Savings Directive

Algirdas Šemeta – Commissioner responsible for Taxation and Customs Union, Audit and Anti-fraud ECON Committee (European Parliament) Brussels, 14-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — Madam Chair, Honourable Members, I am very happy to have the opportunity to continue our regular dialogue on taxation. Nobody questions today … Read the full press release

Airbus makes last call for entries in €30,000 Fly Your Ideas challenge

Students still have chance to shape future of flight with one month to go Blagnac,  14-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — Students wanting to help shape the future of flight still have time to take part in the global Airbus Fly Your Ideas challenge. … Read the full press release

Conciliation on budget 2013: Statement by Commissioner Lewandowski

Brussels, 14-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — Tonight’s conciliation session on budget 2013 as well as on amending budget 5 (Solidarity Fund for Emilia Romagna) and amending budget 6 (request for additional funds for ERASMUS, Cohesion Policy, Rural Development and Science and Research) was suspended … Read the full press release

EIB provides EUR 50 million for construction of eight Irish schools

14-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — The Minister for Education and Skills warmly welcomed the start of construction of eight schools which are being delivered under the Public Private Partnership (PPP) model. These are the first public sector projects to be funded under the … Read the full press release

Solar system’s birth record revised

NASAR illustration: An artist's interpretation of how the solarsystem is believed to have appeared shortly after its birth and prior to planetary formation.

Some 4.567 billion years ago, our solar system’s planets spawned from an expansive disc of gas and dust rotating around the sun. While similar processes are witnessed in younger solar systems throughout the Milky Way, the formative stages of our own … Read the full press release

Stopping the clock of ETS and aviation emissions following last week’s International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) Council

Brussels, 14-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — EU Commissioner for Climate Action Connie Hedegaard said: “The EU has always been very clear: nobody wants an international framework tackling CO2-emissions from aviation more than we do. Our EU legislation is not standing in the way … Read the full press release

SARA selects Bull for delivery of new petascale national supercomputer

Amsterdam, 14-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — Today, SARA and Bull announce that they have signed an agreement for the delivery of the new national supercomputer by Bull. The new system, which will be operational in the first half of 2013, replaces the current … Read the full press release

Participatory democracy in the EU and the banking union up for discussion at this week’s European Economic and Social Committee plenary session

14-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — The plenary session on 14-15 November will kick off with a debate on the prospects for participatory democracy in Europe featuring Isabelle Durant, Vice-President of the European Parliament and Jean-Marc Roirant, President of the European Civic Forum and … Read the full press release

Remarks by President of the European Council Herman Van Rompuy following his meeting with Prime Minister of Georgia Bidzina Ivanishvili

Brussels, 14-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — It was my pleasure to welcome today the new Prime Minister of Georgia, Mr Ivanishvili. I congratulated him on his appointment as Prime Minister, and expressed appreciation that he had chosen Brussels for his first official visit outside his country. … Read the full press release

Sanofi successfully prices EUR 750 million bond issue

Paris, France, 14-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — Sanofi (EURONEXT: SAN and NYSE: SNY) announces today that it has successfully priced its offering of EUR 750 million of notes, due 2017, bearing interest at an annual rate of 1 %. The issue is made under … Read the full press release

EESC calls on Cohesion Ministers to endorse the partnership principle for a more efficient use of the EU budget

The EESC President Staffan Nilsson called on Member States to endorse the partnership principle in the cohesion policy and to adopt a European Code of Conduct on Partnership, as proposed by the Commission in the Cohesion Policy 2014-2020 package.  At … Read the full press release