Daily Archives: 19, November 2012

Managing restructuring through a European framework

László ANDOR — European Commissioner responsible for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion Brussels, 19-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — Economic and social context Allow me to begin with a few numbers to illustrate the importance of the subject. Since 2002 we registered more than 15,000 restructuring … Read the full press release

Viable and fertile fruit flies in the absence of histone H3.3

Drosophila wing imaginal disc: Non-stained cells, areas in black, can not modify their histone H3 at the lysin. But the cells can divide and read genes. Dark blue represents non-mutant cells, cyan represents the modification at the lysin. (picture: UZH)

19-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — Histones – proteins that package DNA – affect cell function differently than previously assumed: the cell doesn’t need the histone H3.3 to read genes. Molecular biologists from the University of Zurich demonstrate that fruit flies can develop and … Read the full press release

Flash estimate for the third quarter of 2012 GDP down by 0.1% in the euro area and up by 0.1% in the EU27 -0.6% and -0.4% respectively compared with the third quarter of 2011

19-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — GDP fell by 0.1% in the euro area1 (EA17) and increased by 0.1% in the EU271 during the third quarter of 2012, compared with the previous quarter, according to flash estimates published by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In the … Read the full press release

voestalpine Groundbreaking Ceremony in the USA

voestalpine Groundbreaking Ceremony in the USA

19-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — On November 14, the voestalpine Group held a groundbreaking ceremony for the Metal Forming Division’s new US plant in Cartersville, Georgia. The most recent US investment into the future production of automotive components is worth around EUR 50 … Read the full press release

UGent-team Food2Know ontvangen in India

Minister V. Moorthy, Prof. Xavier Gellynck, Prof. Koen Dewettinck en Prof. Benedikt Sas

19-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — Het expertisecentrum Food2Know van de Universiteit Gent werd op 7 november ontvangen in India. Deze ontmoeting kadert binnen de Indo-Europese conferentie rond voeding en gezondheid, die in februari 2013 in Chennai zal plaatsvinden en is een voorbeeld van … Read the full press release

Egypt: EIB lends EUR 200m for the Cairo metro line and EUR 45m for community development

Egypt: EIB lends EUR 200m for the Cairo metro line and EUR 45m for community development Mr Werner Hoyer, President of the EIB and the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Baroness Catherine Ashton Cairo 11/14/2012

19-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — The European Investment Bank (EIB) has signed a first EUR 200m tranche of the EUR 600m loan approved by the Bank for the extension of the Cairo Metro and a EUR 45m loan for a Community Development Programme. … Read the full press release

State aid and public procurement: For or against European firms?

Against the background of the current economic crisis, the European Union should make the best use of taxpayers’ money. At its November plenary session, the EESC called for better access to public procurement and more flexible state aid rules. 19-11-2012 … Read the full press release

University’s baby monitor technology gets a Royal viewing

University's baby monitor technology gets a Royal viewing - Photo shows, right-to-left Professor John Crowe, Dr Don Sharkey, Barrie Hayes Gill, Prince Philip

19-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — A hands-free heart rate monitor for babies, which was developed by a team of engineers and clinicians at The University of Nottingham, was viewed by His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh at a special reception at Buckingham … Read the full press release

A historic day for gender equality

Viviane Reding — Vice-President of the European Commission, EU Justice Commissioner  Brussels, 19-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — Today is a historic day for gender equality! After decades of empty promises and failed attempts at self-regulation, we still have an effective 85% male quota on the … Read the full press release

German Federal Waterways Engineering and Research Institute (BAW) optimizes navigable waterways using a Bull supercomputer

Performance and operating reliability are central to the mission of the Bundesanstalt für Wasserbau (BAW), responsible for one of the most complex tasks in the German High-Performance Computing (HPC) sphere. Salt Lake City, 19-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — The German Federal Waterways Engineering and … Read the full press release

Wie wir die Risiken in Europa meistern können

Rede von Jörg Asmussen, Mitglied des Direktoriums der EZB,  Union Investment Risikomanagement-Konferenz, Mainz Mainz, 19-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — Sehr geehrte Damen und Herren, ich freue mich, heute hier in Mainz auf der Risiko-Management-Konferenz zu Ihnen sprechen zu können. Das „Management von Risiken“ ist natürlich … Read the full press release

Road transport: Europe’s challenge to be clean, competitive and sustainable

Siim Kallas — Vice-President and Commissioner for transport Scania Transport Conference 2012 Brussels, 19-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — Ladies and gentlemen Thank you for inviting me here today to address some of the challenges and constraints facing European road transport and how we can move … Read the full press release

ZALTRAP® (aflibercept) Receives CHMP Positive Opinion in the European Union for Previously Treated Metastatic Colorectal Cancer

Paris, France and Tarrytown, NY, 19-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — Sanofi (EURONEXT: SAN and NYSE: SNY) and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: REGN) today announced that the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) adopted a positive opinion … Read the full press release

EU launches contest for young Europeans to attend Nobel Peace Prize Ceremony

19-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — The European Union has 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 European … Read the full press release

Foetus suffers when mother lacks vitamin C

vitamin C supplements are important during pregnancy. Photo: Wikimedia Commons af Tom & Katrien.

19-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — Maternal vitamin C deficiency during pregnancy can have serious consequences for the foetal brain. And once brain damage has occurred, it cannot be reversed by vitamin C supplements after birth. This is shown through new research at the … Read the full press release

Emissions trading: Commission presents options to reform the European carbon market

Brussels, 19-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — The European Commission is taking two important steps to address the growing supply-demand imbalance of emission allowances in the EU emissions trading system (EU ETS). As an immediate first step to address the rapid build-up of the surplus … Read the full press release

Active ageing: Commission gives prizes for outstanding contributions to European Year 2012

Brussels, 19-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — Winners of a competition to promote active ageing have been announced by László Andor, European Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion. There were six categories of winners in the competition, selected from over 1300 submissions, which was … Read the full press release