Daily Archives: 21, November 2012

The University of Nottingham recognised as one of Britain’s leading businesses in China

21-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — The University of Nottingham’s work in building Sino-UK links received high praise at a prestigious national awards ceremony held today in Shanghai. The British Business Awards is an awards programme organised by the British Chambers of Commerce in … Read the full press release

Cutting a swathe through the urban jungle. The MINI Paceman.

MINI Cooper S Paceman (11/2012)

21-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — The MINI brand is once again combining the expansion of its model range with a foray into a new vehicle class. Indeed, the MINI Paceman is the first Sports Activity Coupé in the premium small and compact segment. … Read the full press release

Council conclusions on the Republic of Moldova – Action Plan on Visa Liberalisation

3199th FOREIG AFFAIRS Council meeting Brussels, 19 ovember 2012 Brussels, 21-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — The Council adopted the following conclusions: “The Council reaffirms the EU’s commitment to the shared objective of visa-free travel for the citizens of the Republic of Moldova in due … Read the full press release

Environmental efficacy rewarded with the 2012 Swedish Steel Prize

21-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — This year, the Swedish Steel Prize has been awarded to A-Ward Attachments Ltd. of New Zealand. The company has designed a flexible system using high-strength steel which compresses and packs metallic scrap in containers. The aim of the … Read the full press release

Fight against arms trafficking: Where do we stand?

Cecilia Malmström — EU Commissioner for Home Affairs Conference – “Fight against illicit trafficking in firearms. Where do we stand” Brussels, 21-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — I am delighted to welcome you all to our conference on the fight against illicit trafficking in firearms, in … Read the full press release

Zwei Wiener Schulen künftig unter einem Dach

Sieger des Architekturwettbewerbs: ARGE Ulrich Burtscher, Marianne Durig aus Wien Wien, 21-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — Der EU-weite, offene, einstufige Realisierungswettbewerb für die Funktionssanierung und Erweiterung des BG/BRG/BORG Lessinggasse ist abgeschlossen. „Aus insgesamt 48 internationalen Einreichungen ging die ARGE Ulrich Burtscher und Marianne Durig … Read the full press release

Digital Agenda: Tech CEOs and leaders kickstart new EU cloud computing board

Brussels, 21-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — The Steering Board of the new European Cloud Partnership (ECP) met for the first time in Brussels today, kicking-off a process where public authorities and industry work together to help building the EU Digital Single Market for cloud computing pursuant … Read the full press release

Method for assessing hand bone density may prevent hip fractures

Torkel Brismar Photo: Anders Svensson

21-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — A new study from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden shows, that a technique for measuring bone density called digital X-ray radiogrammetry (or DXR) used on standard hand radiographs can help to identify patients with a higher risk of hip … Read the full press release

Study calls for stronger focus on IT and entrepreneurial skills in schools

Figure 1: Integration of digital, civic and entrepreneurship skills into national curricula (primary to upper secondary level), 2011/12

Brussels, 21-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — The teaching of IT, entrepreneurial and citizenship skills is fundamental for preparing young people for today’s job market, but, in general, schools are still paying insufficient attention to these transversal skills compared with basic skills in literacy, mathematics … Read the full press release

Belgacom finalizes the sale of 25 The Phone House points-of-sale and the activity related to 32 shop-in-shops to YourCall.

Belgacom finalizes the sale of 25 The Phone House points-of-sale and the activity related to 32 shop-in-shops to YourCall

21-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — Early January 2012, Belgacom acquired Wireless Technology owning a chain of The Phone House stores in Belgium. The Belgian Competition Council approved the acquisition but accommodated its approval with the obligation to divest a number of The Phone House points-of-sale, … Read the full press release

Astrium completes 52nd consecutive successful launch of Ariane 5

Flight 210 is the 52nd consecutive launch of the European launcher, and the sixth successful Ariane launch of 2012 The next Ariane 5 launcher, which will achieve the seventh and final launch of the year, is already being integrated in … Read the full press release

State aid: Commission approves amendments to the restructuring plan of ING

Brussels, 21-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — Following an agreement between the European Commission and The Netherlands, the Commission has approved an amended restructuring plan of the Dutch-based financial institution ING under EU state aid rules. ING agreed to a fixed repayment schedule and revamped … Read the full press release

Student stars in Richard Hammond’s ‘Miracles of Nature’

Dan Smith prepares to test the special bicycle

21-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — Navigating his way around a mountain bike course is the latest challenge to be tackled by blind University of Bristol student Dan Smith, as he puts ‘bat echolocation’ technology to the test for Richard Hammond’s new BBC television … Read the full press release

Taking EU-Peru Trade Relations to the Next Level

Karel De Gucht – European Commissioner for Trade Remarks to the European business community in Peru Lima, Peru, 21-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — Ladies and gentlemen, We are together this morning at a very important moment for the relationship between Peru and the European Union. … Read the full press release

Großer Preis von Brasilien 2012: Vorschau

21-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — Das letzte Rennen der Formel 1-Saison 2012 findet am Sonntag, 25. November auf der Strecke von Interlagos in Sao Paulo statt. Michael Schumacher fährt beim Großen Preis von Brasilien sein 308. und letztes Formel 1-Rennen. In sechs der … Read the full press release

Europe needs a stronger EFSA and a stronger risk assessment community

21-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — Europeans enjoy among the highest standards of food safety in the world, and together we will preserve and build on that proud record. That was the message with which the European Food Safety Authority’s Executive Director closed this … Read the full press release