Daily Archives: 18, December 2012


·    Boisterous British actor lends his support to Samaritans fundraising day ·    Charity day at London Waterloo on Tuesday 18 December ·    Free mince pies for passengers  18-12-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — South West Trains passengers travelling through London Waterloo on Tuesday … Read the full press release

John Wood Group PLC Pre-close trading update

18-12-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — John Wood Group PLC (“Wood Group”) issues the following pre-close trading update for the year to 31 December 2012. Full year results will be announced on 5 March 2013. Overall, conditions in energy markets remain favourable. The … Read the full press release

The European Union is increasing its support to Tunisia’s disadvantaged neighbourhoods

Brussels, 18-12-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — The European Union (EU) has approved a financial assistance programme for Tunisia which aims to rehabilitate 119 poorer neighbourhoods and improve the living conditions of hundreds of thousands of people in those neighbourhoods. Štefan Füle, European Commissioner … Read the full press release

Swiss National Bank maintains minimum exchange rate

Monetary policy assessment of 13 December 2012 Berne, 18-12-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — The Swiss National Bank (SNB) is leaving the minimum exchange rate of CHF 1.20 per euro unchanged. The Swiss franc is still high. An appreciation of the Swiss franc would … Read the full press release

Selincro(TM) (nalmefene) receives positive opinion for approval in the European Union

Turku, 18-12-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — Biotie today announced that its partner H.Lundbeck A/S (Lundbeck) has received a positive opinion from the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) recommending marketing authorization of Selincro(TM) (nalmefene; an … Read the full press release

“Sustainable development: The European Commission’s New Year’s resolutions”

José Manuel Durão Barroso – President of the European Commission Brussels Sustainable Development Summit/Brussels Brussels, 18-12-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — Dear Mr. Fransaer Cher Monsieur le Ministre Canfin, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, Dear friends, The end of the year is traditionally the time to … Read the full press release

Amsterdam University Hospital to be upgraded with EUR 100m EIB support

18-12-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — Plans to modernise healthcare facilities and upgrade a dedicated secure power supply at Amsterdam’s main teaching hospital will be supported by a EUR 100m loan from Europe’s long-term lending institution. Refurbishment of the main building of the … Read the full press release

EESC in favour of a more integrated and cost-effective renewable energy strategy

18-12-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — National subsidies intended to support the market roll out of renewable energies have led to high costs and partly wrong price signals. In order to achieve the EU’s 2050 climate objectives they should be replaced by EU-wide … Read the full press release


18-12-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — In Stavanger, Norway, a new lighting project is bringing the city’s historic centre into focus, while at the same time creating a safe area for the whole population to enjoy. Recently, the lighting design won a major … Read the full press release

The EIB confirms its role as leading investor in Morocco with new commitment of €420 million for transport and energy infrastructure

18-12-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — The EIB confirms its role as the leading investor in Morocco with this new commitment of €420 million for transport and energy infrastructure. This loan follows on from the 2011 decision by the EIB’s Board of Directors … Read the full press release


Chr. Hansen initiates a CSR project to explore how camel cheese may make a difference in rural Kenya and Somalia. 18-12-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — Thousands of camel owners in arid regions of Northern Africa, where two thirds of the world’s camels … Read the full press release

New EMCDDA report reveals risks of substance use behind the wheel

DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF DRUGS, ALCOHOL AND MEDICINES Lisbon, 18-12-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — The use of illicit drugs and psychoactive medicines amongst drivers, particularly when combined with alcohol, is described today in a new report from the EU drugs agency (EMCDDA) … Read the full press release

Pipelife wins major contract for water pipeline

–  Shell orders 27 km of special pipes for water pipeline from Pipelife – Largest order since creation of the Soluforce business unit – Wienerberger Group strategy for broader positioning and diversification confirmed Vienna, 18-12-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — After successes in … Read the full press release

EU-Armenia agreement on facilitating the issuing of visas

Brussels, 18-12-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — The EU and Armenia signed on 17 December 2012 a visa facilitation agreement (16913/12) at a ceremony that took place in Brussels. On behalf of the EU, the agreement was signed by Erato Kozakou-Marcoullis, Minister of Foreign … Read the full press release

Supporting growth and jobs in Greece – Task Force for Greece quarterly report December 2012

Brussels, 18-12-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — The Commission’s Task Force for Greece has presented its third quarterly report on technical assistance for Greece. The report describes the assistance provided by the Task Force, the Member States, international organisations and other specialist bodies to … Read the full press release

Biotie’s tozadenant (SYN115) meets primary and multiple secondary endpoints in phase 2b study in Parkinson’s disease

18-12-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — Biotie today reported top-line data from a Phase 2b study evaluating its adenosine A2a antagonist tozadenant (SYN115) in Parkinson’s disease (PD) patients experiencing levodopa related end of dose wearing off. The study met its primary endpoint of … Read the full press release

Fighting tax evasion: stronger EU rules enter into force on 1st January

Brussels, 18-12-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — New EU rules which will improve Member States’ ability to assess and collect the taxes that they are due will enter into force on 1 January 2013. The Directive on Administrative Cooperation in the field of taxation … Read the full press release

Environment: New rules on cleaner fuels for shipping will deliver benefits for people’s health

Brussels, 18-12-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — New environmental rules on marine fuels, entering into force today, will substantially reduce air pollution and its impacts on human health. Air pollutants from maritime shipping are transported over long distances and as a result contribute increasingly … Read the full press release

150 million people benefitted from EU Food Facility, new report shows

Brussels, 18-12-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — A new report on the EU’s Food Facility, set up in 2008 to counter the negative effects of the food crisis, show that in three years, the EU has improved the lives of over 59 million people … Read the full press release