Daily Archives: 20, November 2012

EIB celebrating the 4th Microfinance Award

4th European Microfinance Award Programme Presentation of three finalists of the 4th European Microfinance ASKI, from The Philippines; Banco FIE, from Bolivia and Kompanion from the Kyrgyz Republic. here with Her Royal Highness The Grand Duchess of Luxembourg and Prof. Muhammad Yunus, Chairman of Yunus Centre, Dhaka, Bangladesh Luxembourg 11/15/2012

20-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — During European Microfinance Week, held 14-16 November 2012 in Luxembourg, the 4th European Microfinance Award was presented to the Philippine organization Alay Sa Kaunlaran Inc. (ASKI) for their efforts to support the local Philippine agricultural sector. The European … Read the full press release

BMW Art & Culture celebrates its 10-year partnership with Paris Photo and presents an exhibition of works by Alexandra Catiere. BMW will be at the Grand Palais exhibition from November 14 to 18, 2012.

Lauréate Résidence BMW 2011 au Musée Niépce_Alexandra Catiere ©Alexandra Catiere (02/2012)

Paris, 20-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — In collaboration with the Nicéphore Niépce Museum, BMW Art & Culture is proud to present “Ici, par-delà les brumes” (Here, beyond the mist), an exhibition of works by Alexandra Catiere, who was selected as winner of the 2011 … Read the full press release

Nieuwe technologie voor een efficiëntere behandeling ziekte van Pompe en andere stofwisselingsziekten

20-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — VIB-onderzoekers van de UGent en de Vrije Universiteit Brussel hebben samen met het bedrijf Oxyrane een nieuwe technologie ontwikkeld voor de productie van een efficiëntere en mogelijks ook goedkopere therapie voor stofwisselingsziekten zoals de ziekte van Pompe. Oxyrane … Read the full press release

University celebrates 60 Knowledge Transfer Partnerships with business

20-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — Companies from across the region recently attended an event at The University of Nottingham to celebrate the work of the 60 businesses that have benefitted from taking part in the Knowledge Transfer Partnership scheme. The Knowledge Transfer Partnership … Read the full press release

Belgium: EIB lends Aquafin EUR 200 million for wastewater treatment and water protection schemes in flemish region

20-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — The European Investment Bank (EIB) and Aquafin N.V. have signed the first EUR 50 million instalment of a EUR 200 million 30-year loan for financing projects involving the additional sanitation of various discharge locations, the construction of wastewater … Read the full press release

Sanofi Donates $500,000 to Hurricane Sandy Immediate and Long-Term Relief Efforts

Response Includes Contribution to Three New Jersey Area Organizations Bridgewater, New Jersey, 20-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — Sanofi today announced that, through its Sanofi Foundation for North America, it is contributing $500,000 in cash, for disaster relief efforts to help assist the victims of … Read the full press release

The world needs EU Aid volunteers!

Kristalina Georgieva — European Commissioner for International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response Workshop on “Best Practices on the assistance of volunteers in Civil Protection and Humanitarian Interventions” Cyprus, 20-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — Dear Minister, Dear Colleagues, 1. Cyprus at the heart of HA … Read the full press release

car2go eröffnet Shop in Stuttgart

– Shop-Eröffnung in der Stephanstraße 25 – Registrierung ab sofort kostenlos möglich – Betriebsstart Ende November 20-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — Ende November wird car2go mit einer Flotte von 300 batterieelektrischen Fahrzeugen in Stuttgart starten. Kunden können sich ab sofort im neu eröffneten … Read the full press release

Union bancaire, intégration économique et budgétaire: vers une Europe forte, partenaire stratégique solide pour la Russie

Michel BARNIER — Membre de la Commission européenne, chargé du Marché intérieur et des Services Conférence de l’Association des entreprises européennes en Fédération de Russie (AEB) Moscou, 20-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — Mesdames et Messieurs, Permettez-moi tout d’abord de remercier l’AEB, le Président de son … Read the full press release

SPIE gaat voor duurzame samenwerking met Greenbridge

20-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — SPIE Belgium tekende zopas een partnership voor minstens 4 jaar met Greenbridge, het West-Vlaams wetenschapspark van de Universiteit Gent gelegen in de Oostendse achterhaven. Het is een broedplaats voor innovatie waar hoogtechnologische ondernemingen werken rond (ver)nieuwe(nde) energietechnologieën. Voor … Read the full press release

European Medicines Agency recommends new advice to surgeons on safer use of fibrin sealants Evicel and Quixil

New measures to minimise the risk of gas embolism during spray application 20-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — The European Medicines Agency’s Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) has recommended a number of risk-minimisation measures for the fibrin sealants Evicel and Quixil … Read the full press release

Greenland’s viking settlers gorged on seals

Archaeologists dig up skeletons of Norse settlers in 2010 at the Norse farm Ø64, Igaliku Fjord, Østerbygden, Greenland. Photo: Jette Arneborg

20-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — Greenland’s viking settlers, the Norse, disappeared suddenly and mysteriously from Greenland about 500 years ago. Natural disasters, climate change and the inability to adapt have all been proposed as theories to explain their disappearance. But now a Danish-Canadian … Read the full press release

EDPS: responsibility in the Cloud should not be up in the air

Brussels, 20-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — Today, the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) adopted his opinion on the Commission Communication on “Unleashing the potential of Cloud Computing in Europe” in which the Commission proposes key actions and policy steps to speed up the use of cloud computing services … Read the full press release

BP Makes Trinidad Gas Discovery

20-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — BP Trinidad & Tobago (bpTT) today announced that it has discovered an estimated 1 trillion cubic feet (tcf) of gas offshore Trinidad, doubling the estimated gas in place of the Savonette gas field, to 2tcf.BPTT made the announcement … Read the full press release

Environment: EU aiming to be at the forefront of efforts to reduce marine litter

Brussels, 20-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — Marine litter is a serious threat to the coastal and marine environment around the globe. Marine habitats are contaminated with man-made garbage and other waste, posing growing environmental, economic, health and aesthetic problems. The European Commission is … Read the full press release

New Husqvarna Nuda 900 ABS and Nuda 900R ABS price list

New Nuda 900 ABS and Nuda 900 R ABS (09/2012)

Biandronno, 20-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — As presented at the last Intermot Fair in Cologne, the new Husqvarna Nuda 900 ABS and Nuda 900 R ABS will be available on the market as of November 2012. The Nuda 900 comes standard with ABS … Read the full press release

Health spending in Europe in 2010 fell for the first time in decades, says a joint Commission/OECD Report

Brussels, 20-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — Health spending per person and as a percentage of GDP fell across the European Union in 2010. This is one of the many findings in the “Health at a Glance: Europe 2012”, a new joint report by the … Read the full press release

Cassidian CyberSecurity joins Fondation Télécom as a strategic partner

Paris,  20-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — On 5 November Cassidian CyberSecurity, a subsidiary of Cassidian (EADS Group) and Fondation Télécom signed a strategic partnership agreement. The cyber security specialist will participate in the development and support of Fondation Télécom’s programmes, thus taking an … Read the full press release

European Antibiotic Awareness Day 2012: Key Facts on the Fight Against Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR)

Brussels, 20-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — The European Antibiotic Awareness Day is an annual European public health initiative that takes place on 18 November. Ahead of this event, the European Centre for Disease Control (ECDC) today released the latest data on antibiotic resistance and consumption in the … Read the full press release

Call for global monitoring of infectious diseases in dogs and cats

20-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — Most emerging infectious diseases of humans come from animals. International health agencies monitor these diseases, but they do so only for humans and livestock, not for companion dogs and cats. A new study recommends a global system is … Read the full press release

Ausgezeichnete Kampagne: car2go erhält den HAMMA-Award

— Hamburger Marketingpreis geht an car2go — car2go als unübersehbarer Teil des Hamburger Stadtbilds gewürdigt Hamburg, 20-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — Das Mobilitätskonzept car2go hat den Hamburger Marketing-Award 2012 „HAMMA“ – Marketing made in Hamburg – für seine Kreativ-Kampagne „Zwischen A und B … Read the full press release

Acquisition of citizenship in the EU EU27 Member States granted citizenship to around 810 000 persons in 2010

20-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — In 2010, 810 500 persons acquired citizenship1 of an EU27 Member State. The highest number of citizenships were granted by the United Kingdom(195 000 persons), France (143 000), Spain (124 000) and Germany (105 000) which together accounted for 70% of all citizenships granted by the EU27 Member … Read the full press release

Commission welcomes positive outcome of WHO conference with signature of a protocol to stop illicit trade on tobacco

Brussels, 20-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — A Protocol on the Elimination of the Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products adopted by the Conference of the Parties to the World Health Organization Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) is the main achievement of a conference in … Read the full press release

FWO Vlaanderen kent de UGent vijf nieuwe Odysseus-projecten toe

20-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — De Raad van Bestuur van het FWO Vlaanderen kende op 14 november vijf van de achttien nieuwe Odysseus-projecten toe aan de UGent. Het gaat om één project in de categorie Groep I (internationaal toonaangevend onderzoek) en vier projecten … Read the full press release

Budget deadlock halts €25 million EU aid to jobless workers in seven countries

20-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — Almost €25 million in EU aid to help over 5,000 redundant workers in seven EU countries was halted on Thursday because there is no money left in the EU budget to fund it. The Budgets Committee had to … Read the full press release

Mercedes-Benz Vito E-CELL: Übergabe von zwölf Elektro-Transportern in Finnland

Mercedes-Benz Vito E-CELL: Übergabe von zwölf Elektro-Transportern in Finnland Fotonummer: 12A1094 Dateigröße: 3,218 MB Dateigröße, niedrig: 0,018 MB Datum: 16.11.2012

Helsinki startet in die Elektromobilität Lösung für den innerstädtischen, umweltfreundlichen Lieferverkehr Alltagstauglicher Transporter mit modernem, elektrischem Antriebskonzept 130 Kilometer Fahrstrecke mit 900 Kilogramm Zuladung Helsinki/Stuttgart, 20-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — Der erste elektromotorisch angetriebene Transporter eines Automobilherstellers ab Werk, der Mercedes-Benz Vito E-CELL, beweist … Read the full press release

Commission welcomes letter from 44 Nobel laureates and 130,000 citizens urging EU leaders to invest in research and innovation

Brussels, 20-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — European Commission President José Manuel Barroso has today welcomed a delegation led by Nobel laureates Sir Tim Hunt and Professor Jules Hoffman to the European Commission. They have presented President Barroso, in addition to the President of the … Read the full press release

University nanotechnology business gets set for growth

20-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — The Right Honourable Kenneth Clarke, QC, MP has opened new premises at Nottingham Science Park for Promethean Particles, a University of Nottingham spin-out business which specialises in manufacturing particles as small as a billionth of a metre. Nanoparticles … Read the full press release

Open for business: The European Union’s relations with Mexico in a changing world

Karel De Gucht — European Commissioner for Trade EU Chambers / ProMEXICO / Mexico City, 20-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — Ladies and gentlemen, I am very pleased to be with you today here in Mexico City. I am delighted to return to this both ancient … Read the full press release

Sanofi Receives Positive CHMP Opinion in the European Union for Once-Daily Lyxumia® (lixisenatide)

Diabetes portfolio poised to significantly expand in 2013 to meet patient needs Paris, France, 20-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ —  Sanofi (EURONEXT: SAN and NYSE: SNY) announced today that the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) … Read the full press release

The euro as a trusted means of payment

Speech by Benoît Cœuré, Member of the Executive Board of the ECB, at the joint ECB-MNB conference on “Cost and efficiency of retail payments: Evidence, policy actions and role of central banks”, Budapest, 20-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — Ladies and gentlemen [1], It is a great … Read the full press release

Reconsidering cancer’s bad guy

This new research stands on the shoulders of many years of work on S100A4 in its deadlier role in cancer progression.

20-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — Researchers at the University of Copenhagen have found that a protein, known for causing cancer cells to spread around the body, is also one of the molecules that trigger repair processes in the brain. These findings are the … Read the full press release

RESOLUTION of the European Economic and Social Committee on “MORE EUROPE”

20-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — At its plenary session of 14 and 15 November 2012 (meeting of 15 November), the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) adopted this resolution, stating that, in light of the ongoing crises, the EU must restore trust in … Read the full press release

BP Establishes Initial Four Year £4.5million UK Undergraduate Scholarship Fund

London, 20-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — BP, one of the UK’s leading graduate recruiters, today announced the launch of a new scholarship programme for talented science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) undergraduates studying at nine selected universities across the UK. In its first … Read the full press release

It’s time to complete the internal energy market

Brussels, 20-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — An efficient, interconnected and transparent European internal energy market will offer citizens and businesses secure and sustainable energy supplies at lowest possible cost. With today’s Communication on how to make the internal energy market work the Commission calls … Read the full press release

BMW Group increases sales by 13.2% in October

BMW M135i (3 Door Hatch) - (05/2012)

Best October ever with 157,618 BMW Group vehicles delivered BMW brand sales volume up 15.4% Robertson: We aim to continue the momentum Munich, 20-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — The BMW Group’s sales growth was once again in the double-digit range in October. A total … Read the full press release

The monetary policy of the European Central Bank and its transmission in the euro area

Speech by Mario Draghi, President of the ECB,  Università Bocconi, Opening of the academic year 2012-2013 Milan, 20-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — Financial markets and the disruption caused to the transmission of monetary policy The year that is about to end will be remembered … Read the full press release

Cassidian to build TETRA network for tram line in Shenyang, China

Cassidian to provide TETRA radio communication network for a new tram line in the Chinese provincial capital Cassidian’s first contract for the tram market in China and the first tram line in China to use the TETRA communication system Cassidian, … Read the full press release

Kristalina Georgieva: Raising our game on disaster preparedness and response

Kristalina Georgieva — European Commissioner for International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection Workshop on the EU Civil Protection Mechanism “The Commission Proposal” Brussels, 20-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — Ms Gardini, Ms Estrella, Ladies and Gentlemen, It is a great pleasure to be invited … Read the full press release

A postgraduate student from the University of Bristol’s Department of Engineering Mathematics has been awarded ‘best presentation’ at the annual Airbus PhD Day

Chris Howcroft receiving his award from Michael Schoenwetter, Head of Research and Technology Partnerships at Airbus Image by courtesy of Airbus

20-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — Chris Howcroft was one of four students who presented at the day, which has run since 2008.  The event is an opportunity for Airbus-sponsored PhD students from across Europe – France, Germany, Spain and the UK – to … Read the full press release