Daily Archives: 16, November 2012

BP Announces Resolution of All Criminal and Securities Claims by U.S. Government Against Company Relating to Deepwater Horizon Accident

Resolution of all criminal claims with Department of Justice includes $4 billion paid in installments over a period of five years Resolution of all securities claims with Securities and Exchange Commission includes $525 million paid in installments over a period … Read the full press release

€ 27,15 million EU support for the promotion of agricultural products in the European Union and in third countries

€ 27,15 million EU support for the promotion of agricultural products in the European Union and in third countries

Brussels, 16-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — The European Commission has approved a latest tranche of 14 programmes to promote agricultural products in the European Union and in third countries. The total budget of the programmes, running for a period of three years, is € … Read the full press release

Statement About Proposed Resolutions of US Federal Government Criminal and SEC Claims Against BP in Connection with the Deepwater Horizon Incident

16-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — BP confirms that it is in advanced discussions with the United States Department of Justice (DoJ) and the Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) regarding proposed resolutions of all US federal government criminal and SEC claims against BP in … Read the full press release

.eu engages aspiring businesses in London

Brussels, 16-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — The .eu registry EURid is engaging with small- to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) by exhibiting at London’s Business Start-up Show from 22-23 November 2012. .eu enables companies to express the fact that they are open for business in … Read the full press release

Commissioner Piebalgs announces EU support for building the largest solar power plant in West Africa, ahead of energy ministerial meeting in Addis Ababa

Brussels, 16-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — Today, EU Development Commissioner Piebalgs announced that the EU will support the construction of what will be the largest African photovoltaic power plant, in Burkina Faso. It will provide 32 gigawatt hours per year, the equivalent of … Read the full press release

Los Angeles Design Challenge 2012 und mehr: Ener-G-Force – Offroad für die Zukunft

Ener-G-Force – Offroad für die Zukunft Fotonummer: 12C1233_020 Dateigröße: 3,874 MB Dateigröße, niedrig: 0,013 MB Datum: 16.11.2012

Stuttgart, 16-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — Kann es die Mercedes-Benz G-Klasse auch im Jahr 2025 noch geben? Wie sich die Gene des Offroad-Klassikers aus dem Jahr 1979 auch in ferner Zukunft durchsetzen können, zeigt Mercedes-Benz mit einer coolen Design-Studie. Sie basiert auf dem Entwurf … Read the full press release

EIB issues new SEK Climate Awareness Bond

16-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — The European Investment Bank (EIB), the long-term lending arm of the European Union, announced the completion of a new SEK (Swedish Krona) 750m Climate Awareness Bond (CAB) due November 2023. The transaction is the second new CAB line … Read the full press release

The Second Atos IT Challenge starts its search for the IT stars of the future

Together with Renault, students from over 30 universities invited to create an app that offers drivers and passengers wellbeing on the move Paris, 16-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — Atos, an international IT services company, today launches the 2013 annual IT Challenge in partnership with Renault. This … Read the full press release

Mergers: Commission clears acquisition of French trading company CFAO by Toyota Tsusho

Brussels, 16-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — The European Commission has cleared under the Merger Regulation the proposed acquisition of the French trading company CFAO by Toyota Tsusho Corporation of Japan. The Commission concluded that the proposed acquisition would not raise competition concerns because it … Read the full press release

Surveying Earth’s interior with atomic clocks

An initial high-precision atomic clock prototype, ACES (Atomic Clock Ensemble in Space), is already due to be taken to the Columbus Space Lab at the International Space Station (ISS) by 2014. (picture: European Space Agency ESA, D. Ducros)

Ultraprecise portable atomic clocks are on the verge of a breakthrough. An international team lead by scientists from the University of Zurich shows that it may be possible to use the latest generation of atomic clocks to resolve structures within … Read the full press release

From the eye of the storm to new growth and jobs

Olli REHN — Vice-President of the European Commission and member of the Commission responsible for Economic and Monetary Affairs and the Euro CEPI – CEOs Forum Meeting Brussels, 16-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — Ladies and Gentlemen, The world economy, especially Europe, is currently “In … Read the full press release

voestalpine Group: Great stability despite challenging environment: earnings expectations for year as a whole lowered roughly 10% due to economic uncertainties

Great stability despite challenging environment: earnings expectations for year as a whole lowered roughly 10% due to economic uncertainties

Revenue virtually unchanged at EUR 5.9 billion (EUR 6.0 billion in BY 2011/12) In comparison to first half of previous year, operating result (EBITDA) declined from EUR 824 million to EUR 730 million (−11.5%) Slight drop of EBITDA margin from … Read the full press release

Greece has done its part, say Greek ministers

16-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — There were many distortions in the Greek finance and labour markets that had to be tackled, but Greece has taken all the necessary measures. Now it is up to the EU to come forward with the next aid … Read the full press release

UGent en Umicore organiseren Workshop Urban mining for Metal Recovery

16-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — De UGent en Umicore organiseren in samenwerking met Gent BC op 9 november een internationale workshop rond ‘Urban Mining for Metal Recovery’. Een aantal internationale deskundigen zullen zowel de huidige als toekomstige mogelijkheden ter recuperatie van kritieke metalen … Read the full press release

The EU launches a contest for young Europeans to come to Oslo to attend the official Nobel Peace Prize Ceremony

Brussels, 16-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — The European Union has today launched a drawing and writing contest for 8-24 years olds, with the four winners being invited to the 2012 Nobel Peace prize ceremony in Oslo. This contest is organised in partnership with the … Read the full press release

Skanska builds shopping centre in Pori, Finland, for EUR 110 M, about SEK 960 M

16-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — Skanska has signed a contract for building the Puuvilla Shopping Centre in Pori, Finland. The clients are property investment company Renor Oy and Ilmarinen Mutual Pension Insurance Company. The contract is worth EUR 110 M, about SEK 960 … Read the full press release

Tax online gambling to fight mafia business

16-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — Removing the financial control of mafia organisations over banks should be a priority in the EU’s fight against organised crime. Monitoring high-risk clients’ activities and sharing information on an EU database are among the proposals debated at a … Read the full press release

Report offers new guidance on family involvement of child abuse case reviews

16-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — Child protection professionals are to be offered new guidance on how best to involve families in the case reviews that follow the death or serious injury of a child as a result of abuse or neglect. A report … Read the full press release

Statement by President Barroso following the Friends of Cohesion meeting

José Manuel Durão Barroso — President of the European Commission  Joint press conference/Brussels, 16-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — Good afternoon ladies and gentlemen, Let me first thank Prime Minister Tusk of Poland and Prime Minister Passos Coelho of Portugal for their initiative and their … Read the full press release

GENCI Receives Honors in 2012 HPCwire Readers’ Choice Award

GENCI Receives Honors in 2012 HPCwire Readers' Choice Award

GENCI is honored for the “Best use of HPC in edge HPC application” for its contribution using the CURIE bullx supercomputer, for the first full Universe simulation, Observatoire de Paris Annual HPCwire Awards demonstrate achievements of excellence within the HPC … Read the full press release

President Schulz: no conciliation due to disagreement in Council on 2012 bills

16-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — EP negotiators will not attend the meeting with Council on the budget 2013 scheduled for tonight, because there is no agreement among the member states about a supplementary budget for the current year. These funds are needed for … Read the full press release

Sanofi Appoints Dr. Gary J. Nabel as Chief Scientific Officer

Paris, France, 16-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — Sanofi (EURONEXT : SAN ; NYSE : SNY) is pleased to announce today the appointment of Dr. Gary J. Nabel, M.D., Ph.D., Senior Vice President, Chief Scientific Officer and Deputy to the President for Global R&D, effective … Read the full press release

Statement on Financial Transaction Tax and Savings at ECOFIN Council

Algirdas Šemeta — Commissioner responsible for Taxation and Customs Union, Audit and Anti-fraud ECOFIN COUNCIL Brussels, 16-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — I would like first to thank the Presidency for addressing the FTT at today’s meeting. It is important to move forward quickly on this file, … Read the full press release

International research team become the first to map pig genome

The new findings are significant for studying disease in humans and can also form the basis for sustainable pig breeding in the future.

Together with an international team of scientists, researchers from the University of Copenhagen are the first to map the genome of pigs. This new knowledge can be used to better understand serious human diseases as well as to ensure sustainable … Read the full press release

Council conclusions on climate finance – fast start finance

3198th ECO OMIC and FI A CIAL AFFAIRS Council meeting Brussels, 13 ovember 2012 16-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — The Council adopted the following conclusions: “The Council: 1. REAFFIRMS the collective commitment by developed countries in the Copenhagen Accord and under the Cancun Agreements to provide … Read the full press release

BP and AAR Settle All Outstanding Disputes

16-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — BP and AAR, joint shareholders in TNK-BP, today announced that they have reached a comprehensive agreement to settle all outstanding disputes between them, including the current arbitrations brought by each against the other.The agreement includes an immediate waiver … Read the full press release

Commission Communication on tax fraud and tax evasion – Council conclusions

3198th ECO OMIC and FI A CIAL AFFAIRS Council meeting Brussels, 13 ovember 2012 The Council adopted the following conclusions: “1. The Council underlines the importance of intensifying action against tax fraud and evasion as requested by the European Council in June 2012, … Read the full press release

“Golden Steering Wheel” award 2012 goes to the new BMW 3 Series

"Golden Steering Wheel" award 2012 to Dr. Norbert Reithofer, Board of Management of BMW AG for the new BMW 3 Series. (11/2012) Photo: Niels Starnick / Bild am Sonntag

Munich/Berlin, 16-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — Sixth generation, fifth triumph: the new BMW 3 Series has won the 2012 “Golden Steering Wheel” award presented by “Auto Bild” and “Bild am Sonntag”. The latest version of the sports sedan came out top among mid-range and … Read the full press release

Council conclusions on EU statistics

3198th ECO OMIC and FI A CIAL AFFAIRS Council meeting Brussels, 13 ovember 2012 16-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — The Council adopted the following conclusions: “Following the priorities set in the ECOFIN Council Conclusions of 10 November 2009, 10 November 2010, and 20 June 2011 and … Read the full press release

TransAsia Airways orders six additional A321neo

Second NEO order for the Taiwanese company Blagnac,  16-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — TransAsia Airways of Taiwan has placed a firm order with Airbus for another six A321neo aircraft. The new aircraft will be part of the airline’s fleet expansion and will allow … Read the full press release