Daily Archives: 12, December 2012

Post-conflict West African power networks get EUR 75m European support

12-12-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — Separate power networks in West Africa are set to be joined following a new regional electricity project backed by the European Investment Bank. Work to link power systems of Ivory Coast, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea will … Read the full press release

Bayer awarded International Fleet Green Award once again

Lutz Hansen (right), vehicle fleet manager at Bayer, was presented with the award by Caroline Thonnon from Fleet Europe and Olivier Bodet from PSA Peugeot Citroën.

Innovative and flexible solutions for reducing vehicle fleet CO2 Objective achieved ahead of deadline: 20 percent reduction in CO2 emissions of vehicle fleet since 2008 Leverkusen, 12-12-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — Bayer has once again been awarded the International Fleet Green Award. … Read the full press release


12-12-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — La Comisión Nacional del Mercado de Valores (CNMV) hace públicas las advertencias recibidas a través de los supervisores de los mercados de Portugal y Reino Unido. El supervisor portugués informa de que AWI FINANCIAL (WWW.AWIFINANCIAL.COM) no es … Read the full press release

ESMA finalises guidelines on repo arrangements for UCITS funds

12-12-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has today published its final guidelines on repurchase and reverse repurchase agreements for UCITS funds. The guidelines state that UCITS should only enter into such agreements if they are able … Read the full press release

ECB publishes consolidated banking data for end-June 2012

12-12-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — Today the European Central Bank (ECB) is publishing the June-2012 Consolidated Banking Data (CBD), a data set that provides various statistics about the EU banking system on consolidated basis. It includes statistics on both individual EU Member … Read the full press release

1994 Group response to the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement

12-12-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — 1994 Group response to the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement. Alex Bols, Executive Director of the 1994 Group, said: “The downgrade in growth forecasts set out by the Chancellor in his statement today are another blow to the … Read the full press release

MEPs urge member states to address fundamental rights flaws

12-12-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — EU countries must do more to protect fundamental rights, including those of national minorities, LGBT people and migrants, says a resolution adopted by Parliament on Wednesday. The text calls for a continuous assessment of member states’ compliance … Read the full press release

Learning to control brain activity improves visual sensitivity

Brain scan showing activity pre- and post-training

12-12-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — Training human volunteers to control their own brain activity in precise areas of the brain can enhance fundamental aspects of their visual sensitivity, according to a new study in the Journal of Neuroscience. This non-invasive ‘neurofeedback’ approach could … Read the full press release

Mergers: Commission clears acquisition of Austrian mobile phone operator Orange by H3G, subject to conditions

Brussels, 12-12-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — The European Commission has approved under the EU Merger Regulation the proposed acquisition of Orange’s mobile telephony business in Austria by Hutchison 3G (H3G). The approval is conditional upon the implementation of a commitments package that will … Read the full press release

Viewpoint: How likely is Britain to lose its prized triple-A credit rating?

Costas Milas is Professor of Finance at the University of Liverpool’s Management School

“Chancellor George Osborne should only worry if net government debt hits 80% of GDP in 2013 and even further if Britain drops its European Union membership.” 12-12-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — “In his autumn statement, Chancellor George Osborne updated the parliament with … Read the full press release

Zambian sustainable energy infrastructure gets EUR 50m EIB support

12-12-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — Energy users across Zambia and Southern Africa will benefit from a new 120 MW hydropower plant and long-distance transmission line to be financed with support from Europe’s long-term lending institution. The European Investment Bank will provide … Read the full press release

Silber und Bronze in der Tatort-Hitliste 2012

12-12-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — Gleich zwei Produktionen der Colonia Media finden sich in der aktuellen Tatort-Hitliste des Jahres 2012, die in diesen Tagen von media control präsentiert wurde, auf dem „Treppchen“: Der Münster-Tatort „Hinkebein“ mit Axel Prahl und Jan Josef Liefers … Read the full press release

Aviation: MEPs vote on “better airports” package

Brussels, 12-12-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — The European Parliament voted today on proposed measures to help increase the capacity of Europe’s airports, reduce delays and improve the quality of services offered to passengers. In its vote on the “airports package” the Parliament gave … Read the full press release

HTC to partner with UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League

HTC sign three-year partnership deal for 2012-15 12-12-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — UEFA today announced that an agreement has been reached with HTC to become the Official Mobile Phone and Tablet Computer of both the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League. … Read the full press release

150 years of Bayer: Success through innovation and change

Dekkers: Bayer products have become indispensable to our lives / Numerous events planned in 2013 Leverkusen, 12-12-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — The Bayer Group will be celebrating its 150th anniversary in 2013 with numerous events around the world. “Bayer can look back … Read the full press release

EU Budget 2013 Adopted: Statement by Commissioner for Financial Programming and Budget Janusz Lewandowski

Brussels, 12-12-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — This statement was made after the plenary session of the European Parliament adopted the proposal for the 2013 EU budget, one week after the Council approved it. “I am pleased that the European Union, its citizens, regions, … Read the full press release


On 4 December, Saku Brewery was awarded the Estonian „Responsible Company 2012“ quality label. Prior to receiving the label, a thorough questionnaire was completed about the contribution to the working environment, natural environment, community and market environment. „Having been awarded … Read the full press release


Fresh from Dakar 2012 where he was ranking 2nd overall, Robby Gordon enters with a Hummer which, following preliminary checks, fulfills all regulatory requirements. The American will be at the starting line on 5 January and adds his name to … Read the full press release

EU and Swiss regulators to co-operate on cross-border supervision of alternative investment funds

12-12-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has approved the co-operation arrangements between the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority FINMA and the EU securities regulators for the supervision of alternative investment funds, including hedge funds, private equity … Read the full press release