Daily Archives: 6, December 2012

Speech – Bridging transport’s financing gap: fair charging for the road ahead

Siim Kallas — Vice-President and Commissioner for transport Conference on fair and efficient road pricing Brussels, 6-12-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — Ladies and gentlemen, I am delighted to be here with you today to explain how I see the challenges facing Europe’s road sector … Read the full press release

Travel Channel HD on OTE TV

OTE TV & Travel Channel HD host a special contest for service subscribers to win a free trip for two to London 6-12-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — Travel Channel HD, the world’s top channel on travel destinations, premieres on OTE TV, further … Read the full press release

I.R.I.S. Software Fully Compatible with Windows 8

Louvain-la-Neuve, 6-12-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — I.R.I.S., a listed company (EURONEXT Brussels: IRI), market leader in Intelligent Document Recognition (IDR), Mobile Scanning Peripherals, Enterprise Content Management (ECM) and Optimized IT Infrastructure (ICT), is proud to announce that its entire software range is fully compatible with … Read the full press release

Speech After WTO Accession: Reform and EU-Russia Trade Relations

Karel De Gucht — European Commissioner for Trade Seminar of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe / Brussels Brussels, 6-12-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — Ladies and gentlemen, This year has been an important year for EU-Russia trade relations. For 19 years – … Read the full press release

Agrisure Artesian™: strong performance in drought conditions

Yield of Agrisure Artesian™ hybrids vs. plot average by yield environment

Native trait enabling water optimization in corn Significant yield gain in severe and extreme drought Top yield potential in normal conditions Basel, Switzerland, 6-12-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — Syngenta announced today that results from expanded US field trials in 2012 have confirmed that … Read the full press release

Commission agrees way forward for modernising copyright in the digital economy

Brussels, 6-12-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — At the initiative of President Barroso, the European Commission has today held an orientation debate on content in the digital economy. The digital economy has been a major driver of growth in the past two decades, and … Read the full press release


Tableau : Indicateur de confiance des consommateurs et ses composantes

La confiance des consommateurs se redresse en novembre 2012. 6-12-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — L’indicateur de confiance des consommateurs établi par la Banque centrale du Luxembourg après correction des variations saisonnières s’est quelque peu redressé en novembre, après la forte baisse du … Read the full press release

Environment: new guidelines for aquaculture and nature protection

Brussels, 6-12-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — The Commission is issuing new guidelines to improve understanding of how aquaculture can be carried out inside Natura 2000, the EU-wide network of protected natural areas. The guidelines explain how best to ensure that activities related to aquaculture … Read the full press release

New evidence on how compound found in red wine can help prevent cancer

Professor Karen Brown of the Department of Cancer Studies and Molecular Medicine.

International conference at the University of Leicester will show how resveratrol can prevent cancer, heart disease and diabetes PHOTOCALL: There are photo and interview opportunities in a lab setting between 11am-12noon only on Tuesday December 4 at the University of … Read the full press release

Better functioning of food supply chain

Brussels, 6-12-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — What is the mandate of the Forum? In 2010, the Commission tasked the Forum to help with the implementation of the recommendations of the former High Level Group on the Competitiveness of the Agro-Food Industry and of … Read the full press release

MAN young talents among the best in the Volkswagen Group

MAN young talents among the best in the Volkswagen Group

MAN Truck & Bus hosts award ceremony 6-12-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — They come from Brazil, China, Germany, or Poland. They completed their vocational training at Audi, Škoda, MAN, or Volkswagen. And they are among the best vocational trainees in the Volkswagen … Read the full press release

State Aid: Commission proposes to reform state aid procedures and exempt certain categories of aid from prior notification

Brussels, 6-12-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — In the context of its State Aid Modernisation (SAM) initiative, the European Commission has adopted proposals to amend two Council Regulations governing EU state aid control. The reform of the Procedural Regulation of 1999 is aimed at focussing state … Read the full press release

ΑΝΤ1 added to OTE TV

6-12-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — OTE TV content is further enhanced with the addition of ΑΝΤ1 TV channel, thereby offering the richest selection of Greek channels, including all major nationwide channels, as well as selected regional channels from across Greece. OTE TV … Read the full press release

Austrians plan to spend some EUR 2.6 billion on Christmas presents

8 out of 10 Austrians intend to buy presents On average, EUR 451 are budgeted for buying presents 22% buy Christmas presents online 6-12-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — It is Christmas time, especially at the cash registers. Austrians are planning to spend … Read the full press release

Speech by President Barroso: “Time for extra growth”

José Manuel Durão Barroso — President of the European Commission VOKA conference/Brussels Brussels, 6-12-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — Ladies and gentlemen, It is a great pleasure for me to be here today. The impressive turnout shows that Flemish entrepreneurs mean business when they talk … Read the full press release

State aid: Commission approves emergency rescue aid for Austrian bank Hypo Group Alpe Adria

Brussels, 6-12-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — The European Commission has temporarily approved, under EU state aid rules, an emergency recapitalisation totalling €1.5 billion that Austria intends to grant to Hypo Group Alpe Adria (HGAA). The bank needs the aid to comply with regulatory … Read the full press release

Youth employment: Commission proposes package of measures

Brussels, 6-12-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — Measures to help Member States tackle unacceptable levels of youth unemployment and social exclusion by giving young people offers of jobs, education and training have been proposed by the European Commission. “High youth unemployment has dramatic consequences … Read the full press release

Alstom Wind has been awarded a prize by magazines InfoPower and InfoEnviro for its implication in Spain in the fields of Energy and Environment

Miquel Cabré, who participated in the name of 4,000 Alstom Spain employees and 1,500 Alstom Wind staff worldwide, received the prize

6-12-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — On Thursday, 29th November, the magazines InfoPower and InfoEnviro acknowledged the efforts of a number of companies in the area of Energy and the Environment. Alstom Wind was one of the stars of this first edition, winning … Read the full press release

Antitrust: Commission fines producers of TV and computer monitor tubes € 1.47 billion for two decade-long cartels

Brussels, 6-12-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — The European Commission has fined seven international groups of companies a total of € 1 470 515 000 for participating in either one or both of two distinct cartels in the sector of cathode ray tubes (“CRT”). For almost ten years, between 1996 … Read the full press release

EU requests WTO dispute settlement panel over Argentina’s import restrictions

Brussels, 6-12-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — The EU has today requested the World Trade Organisation (WTO) in Geneva to rule over a dispute on Argentina’s import restrictions which are damaging to European business. The EU is taking this action, along with Japan and … Read the full press release

BILLA macht den 8. Dezember zum Tag des Geschenks

BILLA macht den 8. Dezember zum Tag des Geschenks

Wiener Neudorf, 6-12-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — BILLA schenkt Österreich Zeit & Geld. Unter diesem Motto macht BILLA den 8. Dezember gleich doppelt zum Tag des Geschenks. Zum einen überreicht BILLA anlässlich des 8. Dezembers (Mariä Empfängnis) der Caritas einen Scheck über … Read the full press release

Antitrust: Commission welcomes Court of Justice judgment in the AstraZeneca case

Brussels, 6-12-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — The European Commission welcomes today’s judgment by the Court of Justice of the European Union (Case C-457/10 P) dismissing an appeal brought by AstraZeneca against the judgment by the General Court of 2010 which had upheld – … Read the full press release

Erste Group Issues Erste Renewable Energy Bond

Proceeds of placement to be used for financing of renewable energy projects Term 6 ½ years, yield 2% Issue date November 29 2012 6-12-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — Erste Group issues a bond (AT000B007570), the placement proceeds of which will be used … Read the full press release

Address to the Foreign Affairs Committee and European Affairs Committee of the French Senate

Štefan Füle – European Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy Joint Session of the Foreign Affairs and European Affairs Committees of the French Senate / Paris Paris, 6-12-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — Monsieur le Président, honorables membres, Je suis honoré d’avoir l’occasion de … Read the full press release

Council conclusions on the EU Joint Transfer Pricing Forum

3205th ECO OMIC and FI A CIAL AFFAIRS Council meeting Brussels Brussels, 6-12-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — The Council adopted the following conclusions: “The Council: – welcomes the Communication from the Commission of 19 September 2012 on the work of the EU Joint Transfer Pricing Forum in the … Read the full press release

New rolling stock for Arriva in Poland

6-12-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — Arriva’s Polish rail business has taken delivery of the first of four new trains as part of a deal with manufacturers PESA Bydgoszcz. Two SA133 series units, part of a €10 million investment, are now operating on Arriva’s … Read the full press release

Alstom will supply 80 Metropolis metro cars to SuperVia in Rio de Janeiro and set-up a new assembly plant in Brazil

6-12-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — Alstom has signed a contract worth around €105 million with SuperVia – the main railway operator of the Rio de Janeiro state, in Brazil – for the supply of 80 Metropolis metro cars.  The new cars will … Read the full press release

Greece granted two more years to correct its excessive deficit

6-12-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — The Council today¹ agreed measures granting Greece an additional two years to correct its excessive budget deficit, following an agreement reached between the Greek government and the “troika” of international creditors². It adopted a decision³ adjusting the fiscal consolidation … Read the full press release

Barco partners with ST Electronics (Training & Simulation Systems) to provide support services to Training & Simulation customers in Southeast Asia

Kortrijk, Belgium, 6-12-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — Visualization pioneer Barco announced today that it has signed a Service Partnership Agreement with ST Electronics (Training & Simulation Systems) in Singapore to provide first-level support services for Barco’s Training & Simulation products in the … Read the full press release

Tourism as a vehicle for sustainable growth and jobs: Unleashing Europe’s full competitive potential

Brussel, 6-12-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — “Tourism is a global phenomenon, but it is shaped locally and it should have people or citizens at its centre”, said Mr Luca Jahier, President of the Various Interests Group of the European Economic and Social Committee … Read the full press release

Moving forward together

Connie Hedegaard – European Commissioner for Climate Action UN Climate Change conference in Doha, Qatar (COP 18) Doha, 6-12-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — Mr. President, Ministers, ladies and gentlemen! As we meet here in Doha, the world around us echoes with alarm and despair. … Read the full press release

Council closes excessive deficit procedure for Malta

Brussels, 6-12-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — The Council today¹ adopted a decision closing the excessive deficit procedures for Malta, confirming that it has reduced its deficit below 3% of GDP, the EU’s reference value for government deficits. The decision² abrogates the decision that the Council … Read the full press release

BEI et Région Lorraine: 120 millions d’euros pour la LGV Est

6-12-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — Un contrat de financement d’un montant de 60 millions d’euros pour la réalisation de la 2ème phase de la Ligne à Grande Vitesse (LGV) Est européenne a été signé, ce 4 décembre 2012, à Metz, par Philippe … Read the full press release

BILLA öffnet zwei neue Filialen in Oberösterreich

BILLA öffnet zwei neue Filialen in Oberösterreich

Die neue BILLA Filiale in Meggenhofen in Oberösterreich öffnet heute erstmals die Pforten für die KundInnen: neben einem modernen Shop-Design, breitge-fächerter Produktvielfalt und Einkaufskomfort setzt die neue Filiale in Trappenhof Süd 2 in 4714 Meggenhofen Maßstäbe hinsichtlich Umwelt- und Klimaschutz. … Read the full press release

China Film Group orders 800 Barco digital cinema projectors

Beijing, China, 6-12-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — Global digital cinema technology leader Barco is supplying 800 digital cinema projectors to the China Film Group (CFG), which is leading the digitalization process for cinemas in China. To support this process, CFG will purchase … Read the full press release

EIB, DZ BANK und VR LEASING unterstützen kleine und mittlere Unternehmen

6-12-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — Für kleine und mittelgroße Firmenkunden der Volksbanken Raiffeisenbanken stellt die Europäische Investitionsbank (EIB) gemeinsam mit der DZ BANK und der VR LEASING Mittel in Höhe von 100 Mio. Euro zur Verfügung. Das Darlehen unterstützt insbesondere Finanzierungen und … Read the full press release

Erste Bank and Caritas: Donate every time you save

EUR 1 donated for each new savings account opened Support the Caritas domestic aid programme 6-12-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — Now, everyone who saves money also supports Caritas. EUR 1 is donated for each new savings account opened. The special offer is … Read the full press release


Madrid, 6-12-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — At its meeting held today, the CLH Board of Directors agreed that an interim dividend against the results for 2012 will be paid on 20 December 2012. The details are as follows: Gross amount of 2012 interim … Read the full press release

Afrique : 40 millions d’EUR pour soutenir la modernisation des installations de contrôle du trafic aérien

6-12-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — Grâce au prêt de 40 millions d’EUR que la Banque européenne d’investissement (BEI), l’institution de financement à long terme de l’UE, a accordé à l’ASECNA, l’Agence pour la sécurité de la navigation aérienne en Afrique et à Madagascar, les installations … Read the full press release

Arriva senior management changes

6-12-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — Arriva has announced senior management changes following the decision by David Evans, Managing Director – Arriva Mainland Europe, to retire. David is recognised as having played a significant role in the effective development of the Arriva strategy … Read the full press release