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



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

BMW i Ventures announces strategic investment in award winning mobility app company Embark. Further increasing freedom of individual mobility through innovative mobility services

New York, 23-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — The BMW Group is expanding development of innovative mobility services under the sub-brand BMW i. The company’s venture capital entity BMW i Ventures is announcing a new investment in the mobile technology company Embark, further increasing the … Read the full press release

Commission takes Belgium to Court for failing to issue biometric passports with fingerprints

Brussels, 23-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — More than three years after the deadline was set for issuing biometric passports with fingerprints, Belgium still fails to comply with this requirement.As a result, the Commission has today referred the country to the Court of Justice of the EU, requesting Belgium to speed-up the … Read the full press release

Airbus extends RFID part-marking across all its aircraft families

Efficient and error-proof identification of aircraft components Blagnac,  23-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — Airbus has become the first commercial aircraft manufacturer to deploy Radio-Frequency-Identification (RFID) part-marking to aircraft components on all its aircraft families. This innovation, which will bring value-chain visibility, error-proof identification … Read the full press release

MEPs vote to give rules against cruel shark practice extra bite

Wholesale shop keeper displaying a shark fin

23-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — Never mind what the popular Jaws films will have you believe: people pose a greater threat to sharks then they to us. Several shark species have been pushed to the brink of extinction due to fin hunters cutting … Read the full press release

New study to investigate headshaking in horses

23-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — Headshaking syndrome is when a horse shakes or jerks its head uncontrollably for no apparent reason. There are striking clinical similarities between facial pain syndromes in people, most notably trigeminal neuralgia, and headshaking in horses. Although some progress … Read the full press release

Mersch appointed to the executive board of the ECB

Brussels, 23-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — The European Council today adopted a decision appointing Yves Mersch to the executive board of the European Central Bank for a term of eight years as from 15 December. He will succeed José Manuel González-Páramo, who completed his … Read the full press release

Daimler verleiht European Carrier Awards 2012

Daimler verleiht European Carrier Awards 2012

European Carrier Award Pkw 2012: Akkermann Transporte Spedition Braase ist Preisträger des European Carrier Award Lkw Most Innovative Supplier Award geht an Vega International Car Transport & Logistic Dr. Holger Scherr, Leiter Weltweite Transportlogistik, Daimler AG: „Gemeinsam haben wir ein … Read the full press release

Rationale and principles for Financial Union

Speech by Mario Draghi, President of the ECB, at the 22nd Frankfurt European Banking Congress, Frankfurt am Main, 23 November 2012 Frankfurt am Main, 23-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — Lord Mayor Feldmann, Dear Mr. Blessing, Dear Mr. Fitschen, Ladies and Gentlemen, It is a … Read the full press release

Krka has presented its operating results for the first nine months of 2012

Novo mesto, 23-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — The Management Board of Krka, d. d. held a press conference today presenting to the public the results of the Krka Group and the Krka Company for the first nine months of 2012, which the Krka … Read the full press release

Electronic money: Commission asks Court of Justice to fine Belgium for not implementing EU rules

Brussels, 23-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — The European Commission has decided to refer Belgium to the Court of Justice of the EU for failing to implement the Directive on the taking up, pursuit and prudential supervision of the business of electronic money institutions. The Commission has … Read the full press release