Daily Archives: 23, November 2012

“Join the Spirit” for a clean Environment

EADS Innovation Works, Airbus and ENN invite Chinese research teams to join a competition for new sustainable energies in aviation Innovative teams in China are asked to tackle a global problemsolving challenge from EADS Innovation Works, Airbus & ENN Five … Read the full press release

Adults with ADHD commit fewer crimes when on medication

Paul Lichtenstein Photo: Ulf Sirborn

23-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — Criminal behaviour in people with ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) dropped sharply during periods when they were on medication, according to a new extensive registry study conducted at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden. The study that contained of over … Read the full press release

MOL: factual misconceptions in the comments of the initial ruling of the former Prime Minister of Croatia

23-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — Following the sentence announced by the Zagreb County Court yesterday, MOL issued a statement noting that this was an initial ruling and that we continue to reject categorically the accusations made against MOL as part of the case … Read the full press release

ŠKODA at 2012 AUTO GUANGZHOU

ŠKODA at 2012 AUTO GUANGZHOU

23-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — ŠKODA Superb GreenLine in China debut. ŠKODA Guangzhou appearance on 1,156 sqm of floor space in hall 1.2. ŠKODA grows 7.3 per cent in China in first ten months of 2012. ŠKODA model offensive in China to continue in 2013 with … Read the full press release

“It’s about Europe. It’s about you. Join the debate” – 2013 is the ‘European Year of Citizens’

Brussels, 23-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — 2013 has been officially named “The European Year of Citizens”. 20 years after the introduction of EU Citizenship, the year will focus both on what has already been achieved for citizens and on meeting citizens’ expectations for the … Read the full press release

Can living through genocide lead to personal growth?

23-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — Living through genocide has led to personal growth in some Rwandan women, according to research taking place at The University of Nottingham. The project looks at the concept of post-traumatic growth — mapping positive changes to individuals and … Read the full press release

EIB and Aquitaine Region commit €800m for sustainable development and energy efficiency

REGION AQUITAINE LYCEES HQE The Project consists in expanding and retro-fitting high schools ("lycées" and higher education buildings) infrastructure so as to meet increasing capacity requirements and to achieve the Region's Aquitaine ambitious energy efficiency targets, for a total cost in excess of EUR 1bn.

23-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — The commitment of EUR 800m for education, sustainable development and renewable energy was announced by the Aquitaine Region and the European Investment Bank (EIB), following a signing ceremony held at the Aquitaine Regional Council presided over by Alain … Read the full press release

Buying consumer credit on-line: following EU action, over 75% of websites checked now give satisfactory information to clients

Brussels, 23-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — Before consumers enter into a loan, they need to understand its real cost and take the time to reflect, especially on the monthly repayment. Following a crackdown on websites offering consumer credits, more than 3 out of 4 … Read the full press release

ePatrol: BMW Group DesignworksUSA shows futuristic vision of police vehicle of the year 2025.

ePartol by DesignworksUSA. Vision for Police Car 2015 (11/2012)

Los Angeles / Munich, 23-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — The L.A. Autoshow is not just the place to inspect new models of automotive companies. For the 9th time, it is also the place where the design teams of the top automotive companies enter … Read the full press release

Second Commission report on the state of the Schengen area

Brussels, 23-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — The Schengen area of free movement allows more than 400 million EU citizens from 26 European countries and an increasing number of non-EU citizens, to travel without internal border controls. Today the Commission adopted its second Schengen ‘health check’, a biannual … Read the full press release

Astrium’s GRAIN service shows US corn yields are lower than expected

Astrium Services’ GRAIN (Global Risk Agricultural INtelligence), a unique technology combining satellite imagery processing, agronomic and meteorological models, has computed the 2012 absolute U.S. corn yield at 116.0 bushels per acre A complete range of applications will be derived from … Read the full press release

EU and Canada move towards conclusion of trade negotiations

Bruxelles, 23-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — EU Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht and Canadian Trade Minister Ed Fast met in Brussels yesterday, to bring the negotiations on the EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement towards closure. Commissioner De Gucht and Minister Fast had in-depth … Read the full press release

South West Doctoral Training Centre building opens

l-r: Professor Judith Squires (Dean of Social Sciences and Law); Dr Sally Barnes; Professor Nick Lieven (Pro Vice-Chancellor); Phil Sooben; Professor David Clarke (Deputy Vice-Chancellor)

23-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — Staff and students celebrated the official opening of the South West Doctoral Training Centre (SWDTC) building on Tuesday 6 November. The building, at 1 Priory Road, was opened by Phil Sooben, Director of Policy, Resources and Communication at the Economic … Read the full press release

car2go erweitert sein Geschäftsgebiet in Köln

Köln, 23-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — car2go, Pionier und Marktführer unter den voll-flexiblen Autovermietsystemen für Ballungsräume, erweitert sein Geschäftsgebiet in Köln insbesondere in den rechtsrheinischen Stadtteilen. Ab sofort können in Köln car2go Mieten auch in weiten Teilen Mülheims, unter anderem im Bereich um den … Read the full press release

Serbia: good work in improving the judiciary

Brussels, 23-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — The Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Štefan Füle met in Brussels today Serbian Minister of Justice and Public Administration, Nikola Selaković, to discuss Serbia’s Justice and Public Administration progress towards EU integration. “As a candidate country, … Read the full press release

DSM to sell participation in DEXPlastomers JV to Borealis

Heerlen, NL, 23-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — Royal DSM, the global Life Sciences and Materials Sciences company, announced today that it has reached an agreement with Borealis AG for the sale of DEXPlastomers V.o.F, a 50/50 Joint Venture of DSM with an affiliate of … Read the full press release

EIB-ICO step up support for SMEs with EUR 1 billion

Signature ICO/EIB ICO’s Chairman, Román Escolano and EIB Vice-President Magdalena Álvarez Arza Luxembourg 22/11/2012

23-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — The European Investment Bank (EIB) has granted a EUR 500 million loan to Spain’s Instituto de Crédito Oficial (ICO) to finance on favourable terms the investment projects and working capital of small and medium-sized businesses, mainly in the … Read the full press release

MOL Group statement on the first sentence of the Sanader-trial

23-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — It is not our duty to comment the first sentence the Zagreb County Court made today. Being the biggest investor in Croatia, obviously we need to respect it and regard it as a decision of an independent juridical … Read the full press release

Cheaper wood imports from Russia: MEPs endorse deal

23-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — EU forest industries, including wood processers for the building industry and paper producers, will be able to buy cheaper imports of raw spruce and pine from Russia, under an agreement approved by Parliament on Wednesday. Russia is to … Read the full press release

Baden-Württemberg, das Trüffelland

Baden-Württemberg, das Trüffelland

Einladung zur Premiere eines Films über die Neuentdeckung der edlen Pilze 23-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — Zwei Freiburger Forscher haben einen Traum: Sie wollen Deutschland wieder zu einem Trüffelland machen. Denn auch in Deutschland kommen die unterirdisch wachsenden Pilze vor, nicht nur in … Read the full press release

Remarks in the European Parliament debate on Enlargement

Štefan Füle — European Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy European Parliament Plenary debate on the Report of MEP Maria-Eleni Koppa “Enlargement: policies, criteria and EU strategic interests”. Strasbourg, 23-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — Mr Chairman, Honourable Members of Parliament, Ladies and Gentlemen, I … Read the full press release

Ministry of industry and trade of the Czech Republic deploys ŠKODA Octavia Green E Line

Ministry of industry and trade of the Czech Republic deploys ŠKODA Octavia Green E Line

23-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — Ministry to use Octavia Green E Line in actual daily driving. Number of test at Czech ministries rises to two. ŠKODA Octavia Green E Line test fleet mileage tops more than 140,000 kms. The Ministry of industry and trade of the Czech … Read the full press release

“lo sono Li” wins 2012 LUX Cinema Prize

23-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — “lo sono Li”, a film by Andrea Segre, was awarded the 2012 LUX Cinema Prize in Strasbourg on Wednesday. European Parliament President Martin Schulz presented the award to Mr Segre in an official ceremony in the parliament’s plenary … Read the full press release

University of Nottingham is first in UK to publish agent commission rates

23-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — The University of Nottingham is to publish commission rates paid to international student recruitment representatives and agents — the first UK university to do so. In general the University will now pay standard agency fees irrespective of subject … Read the full press release

Competition: European Competition Network refines its Model Leniency Programme

Brussels, 23-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — The European Competition Network (ECN), composed of the European Commission and the competition authorities of all EU Member States, has strengthened the Model Leniency Programme (“MLP”), around which ECN competition authorities align their own leniency procedures. The MLP … Read the full press release

Stem cells develop best in 3D

The research suggests that in the laboratory beta cells can develop better from stem cells in 3D. Photo: Joan Goulley

23-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — Scientists from The Danish Stem Cell Center (DanStem) at the University of Copenhagen are contributing important knowledge about how stem cells develop best into insulin-producing cells. In the long term this new knowledge can improve diabetes treatment with … Read the full press release

Mergers: Commission approves Glencore’s acquisition of Xstrata, subject to conditions

Brussels, 23-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — The European Commission has cleared under the EU Merger Regulation the proposed acquisition of Xstrata, the world’s fifth largest metals and mining group, by Glencore, the world’s leading metals and thermal coal trader. The clearance is conditional on … Read the full press release

BP Appoints New Upstream Head

23-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — BP today announced the appointment of Lamar McKay as Chief Executive, Upstream. He will take up the position with effect from January 1, 2013.In his new role, McKay will lead BP’s combined Upstream business, comprising the Exploration, Developments … Read the full press release

EU must beef up security and defence, or face decline, say MEPs

23-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — The EU and its member states must be able to counter all possible security threats, and respond robustly to conflicts in its neighbourhood, said MEPs in votes on Thursday. They warn that reducing defence budgets and marginalising the … Read the full press release

DIRECTV signs 4-year contract renewal with Kuehne + Nagel to manage logistics operations in the U.S.

Contract extension further boosts strategic relationship New Jersey / USA, 23-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — DIRECTV has awarded a new 4-year contract to Kuehne + Nagel to manage its U.S. warehousing operations and inbound international transportation. This contract is both a renewal and … Read the full press release