Daily Archives: 13, December 2012

EU takes key step to provide legal certainty for investors outside Europe

Brussels, 13-12-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — The European Commission today welcomes the adoption by the European Parliament and Council of new legislation on bilateral investment agreements. This is a key step in respect of foreign direct investment, which has become an exclusive EU … Read the full press release

Journée Investisseurs consacrée à Elis et Foncia

Eurazeo organise aujourd’hui une journée dédiée à Elis, leader européen de la location entretien de linge et d’habillement professionnel, et à Foncia, leader européen des services à l’habitat, sociétés qu’elle détient respectivement à hauteur de 82,6 % et 33,8 %. … Read the full press release

Airports: groundhandling rules need further debate, say MEPs

13-12-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — New rules governing decisions on how best to protect local residents against aircraft noise and allocate take-off and landing fairly and flexibly were approved by MEPs on Wednesday. A proposal to further increase competition among groundhandling service … Read the full press release

More babies survive before 27 weeks, but severe disability rates unchanged

London, 13-12-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — The number of babies born before 27 weeks’ gestation who survive and leave hospital increased between 1995 and 2006, but the proportion who experience serious health problems into childhood remained largely unchanged, according to new research published … Read the full press release

EU scales up humanitarian aid for Sudan and South Sudan by €30 million

Brussels, 13-12-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — Due to the rapidly deteriorating humanitarian situation in Sudan and South Sudan, the European Commission is boosting its humanitarian assistance by €30 million for both countries. The main concern is the ever increasing number of refugees and … Read the full press release

University of Liverpool to honour Olympics writer

Frank Cottrell Boyce has achieved widespread success in film, literature and television

13-12-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — University to honour Olympics writer. Frank Cottrell Boyce has achieved widespread success in film, literature and television Frank Cottrell Boyce, the acclaimed writer behind the London 2012 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony, will be honoured by the University … Read the full press release

Europcar reshapes its brand

– A new brand positioning “Moving your way” – A new design for the europcar.com website Saint Quentin-en-Yvelines, 13-12-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — Customers the world-over will now be able to enjoy and benefit from a whole new approach to car rental, as … Read the full press release

EP leaders slam “useless” EU summitry ahead of European Council

13-12-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — MEPs on Wednesday criticised the “summitry” with which EU leaders are attempting to build economic and monetary union, saying that it was leading nowhere and was far removed from the spirit and ambition which won the EU … Read the full press release

ARTE baut crossmediales Angebot aus ZDF-Intendant Bellut: Kultursender mit Avantgarde im Internet überaus erfolgreich

Mainz, 13-12-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — Der deutsch-französische Kultursender ARTE wird 2013 sein crossmediales Angebot weiter ausbauen. Das kündigte ZDF-Intendant Dr. Thomas Bellut in Mainz an: “ARTE-Produktionen sind Avantgarde, von hoher Qualität und hohem Anspruch. Es gehört zum Programmauftrag des Senders, dieses Angebot … Read the full press release

Electrabel, Group GDF SUEZ, submit conclusions for restart Doel 3 and Tihange 2

13-12-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — Over the last few months Electrabel has carried out an in-depth investigation in response to the indications found in the reactor vessels of Doel 3 and Tihange 2. On Wednesday, Electrabel submitted its conclusions and action plan … Read the full press release

Parliament confirms deal on 2012 and 2013 budget package

13-12-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — Six billion Euros to pay bills in 2012, priority for growth and jobs in next year’s budget and a strategy for dealing with payment shortfalls in 2013 – these are the main parts of the budget package … Read the full press release

INSEAD Unveils Results of Study at Heart of the Debates at the 7th “Etats de la France” entitled “Reconciling Competitiveness and Justice”

Study carried out by INSEAD shows why economic recovery and equity need not be antinomic Abu Dhabi, Fontainebleau and Singapore, 13-12-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — INSEAD, the leading international business school revealed today the results of a report, developed by Bruno Lanvin, Executive … Read the full press release

Programmschwerpunkt “Ein Tag gegen den Hunger” ZDF-Intendant Bellut: Vorbild für künftige Spendensendungen

Mainz, 13-12-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — Das Konzept des Thementages “Leere Mägen, volle Taschen – Ein Tag gegen den Hunger” vom 17. Oktober 2012 ist aufgegangen. Dieses Fazit zog ZDFIntendant Dr. Thomas Bellut bei der jüngsten Fernsehratssitzung in Mainz. “Mit verschiedenen Einzelsendungen konnten … Read the full press release

Shattering myths and glass ceilings: launch of database of ‘Global Board Ready Women’

Strasbourg, 13-12-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — Today the European Business Schools Women on Boards Initiative is migrating their ‘Global Board Ready Women’ list of 8 000 women into an online database. The women on this list all fulfil stringent criteria for Corporate Governance … Read the full press release

Johann Lafers Weihnachtsreise – Heiligabend in der Steiermark

13-12-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — Erstmalig nimmt Fernsehkoch Johann Lafer die ZDF-Zuschauer an Heiligabend mit auf seine ganz persönliche Weihnachtsreise. Es geht in die Region, in der er seine Kindheit und Jugend verbracht hat: seine Heimat, die Steiermark. In Graz, Mariazell und … Read the full press release

CoR call for improvements to the planning and management of Structural Funds

Brussels, 13-12-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — The Committee of the Regions (CoR) is working to contribute to the shaping of the regulations for the 2014-2020 cohesion policy. The main objective is to make it more simple, effective and synergic with the Europe 2020 … Read the full press release

Bayer JobApp wins HR Excellence Award

Delighted with the HR Excellence Award for the Bayer JobApp (from left): Bernd Schmitz, Head of University & Talent Relations and Georg Müller, Head of HR Germany

Distinction for outstanding HR marketing activities Leverkusen, 13-12-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — The Bayer JobApp has received the HR Excellence Award in the category “Careers Website.” This award is presented by the specialist magazine Human Resources Manager for outstanding HR projects. A … Read the full press release

Druga szansa dla uczciwych przedsiębiorstw: Komisja proponuje nowoczesne prawo upadłościowe

Strasburg, 13-12-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — Dla przedsiębiorstw, które ucierpiały wskutek kryzysu gospodarczego, „deską ratunku” będzie propozycja unowocześnienia europejskiego prawa dotyczącego transgranicznych postępowań upadłościowych. Komisja Europejska przedstawiła dziś projekt dający „drugą szansę” firmom, które w normalnych warunkach byłyby rentowne. Komisja proponuje uaktualnić obecne przepisy … Read the full press release

Mergers: Commission welcomes General Court judgment in Electrabel case

Brussels, 13-12-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — The European Commission welcomes today’s judgment by the General Court (GC) which fully dismissed Electrabel’s appeal of a Commission decision of June 2009 fining Electrabel €20 million for acquiring control over Compagnie Nationale du Rhône without prior … Read the full press release

Eleven EU countries get Parliament’s all clear for a financial transaction tax

13-12-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — Eleven EU countries planning to introduce a financial transaction tax (FTT) won a resounding go-ahead from MEPs on Wednesday. Together, they account for 90% of Eurozone GDP. MEPs have long advocated an FTT to make financial market … Read the full press release

Giving honest businesses a second chance: Commission proposes modern insolvency rules

Strasbourg, 13-12-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — Businesses hit by the economic crisis will be thrown a lifeline under a new proposal from the European Commission today to modernise Europe’s rules on cross-border business insolvency, helping to give otherwise viable businesses a ‘second chance’. … Read the full press release

PSA Peugeot Citroën Restructuring Plan: End of the consultation period on the economic chapter and continuation of negotiations on the support measures

Paris, 12-12-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — A summary review of the SECAFI audit report on the Group’s restructuring plan was presented yesterday to management and the members of the Central Works Council during a special meeting. Following the meeting, the Central Works Council … Read the full press release

CoR welcomes State Aid reform and calls for wider flexibility for regions

Brussels, 12-12-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — The reform of the EU State Aid regime was among the key issues discussed on 7 December by the Committee of the Regions’ (CoR) Commission for Territorial Cohesion Policy (COTER) and in a bilateral meeting between the … Read the full press release