Daily Archives: 21, December 2012

GlobalCharge Uses MACH for Direct Operator Billing in Germany

German mobile subscribers benefit from in-app payment capabilities across all major networks. Luxembourg, 21-12-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — MACH, the world leader in direct operator billing, today announced that micro payments specialist GlobalCharge is now live with its direct operator billing service in Germany. … Read the full press release

University of Leeds former student’s $4 million gift

21-12-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — A $4 million gift from a former student will fund a programme of research and study at the University of Leeds. It is one of the biggest philanthropic gifts ever given to the University. Worth around £2.5m, … Read the full press release

Transport: EU adopts ambitious external aviation policy

Brussels, 21-12-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — Today, EU transport ministers adopted a comprehensive set of Council conclusions which will lay down the framework for an ambitious EU external aviation policy for the coming years. Based on the European Commission’s recent Communication “The EU’s … Read the full press release

UBS Board of Directors authorizes settlements of LIBOR-related claims with US and UK authorities; Swiss regulator to issue order

UBS agrees to pay approximately CHF 1.4 billion1 in fines and disgorgement to US, UK and Swiss authorities to resolve LIBOR-related investigations. As part of a proposed agreement with the US Department of Justice (DoJ), UBS Securities Japan Co. Ltd. (UBSSJ) … Read the full press release

Road safety: Member States water down proposals for tougher vehicle testing rules to save lives

Brussels, 21-12-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — Key measures to strengthen road safety and save lives have been put at risk by an agreement by transport ministers meeting today in Brussels. Vehicle checks are fundamental to road safety. More than 5 people die on … Read the full press release

Dexia SA – Nomination au sein du conseil d’administration

Bruxelles, Paris, 21-12-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — Le conseil d’administration de Dexia SA, réuni le vendredi 14 décembre sous la présidence de Monsieur Robert de Metz, a pris acte de la démission de Madame Francine Swiggers en sa qualité d’administrateur de Dexia … Read the full press release

Mergers: Commission opens in-depth investigation into proposed acquisition of Mach by Syniverse

Brussels, 21-12-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — The European Commission has opened an in-depth investigation under the EU Merger Regulation into the proposed acquisition of Mach of Luxembourg by Syniverse of the US. Roaming is the sending and receiving of calls, SMS and data … Read the full press release

Neuer Vorstandsvorsitzender der Deutschen Kreditbank AG ab 1. Januar 2013

Stefan Unterlandstättner folgt auf Günther Troppmann Berlin, 21-12-2012 — /europawire.eu/ —  Der Aufsichtsrat der Deutschen Kreditbank AG, Berlin, (DKB) hat in seiner heutigen Sitzung Stefan Unterlandstättner mit Wirkung zum 1. Januar 2013 zum neuen Vorstandsvorsitzenden der DKB berufen. Der 50-jährige Unterlandstättner gehört … Read the full press release

EU responds swiftly to new influx of Palestinian refugees to Lebanon

Brussels, 21-12-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — The European Commission announced today the release of an additional € 2 million to provide emergency humanitarian assistance to Palestinian refugees arriving from Syria in Lebanon. “I want to praise the generosity of the people of Lebanon … Read the full press release

Request for conversion of AB Volvo Series A shares

21-12-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — On December 13, 2012, AB Volvo received a request for the conversion of 110,048,945 Series A shares to Series B shares. Furthermore, AB Volvo’s largest shareholder, Renault s.a.s., announced that the company has divested all of its … Read the full press release

Joint venture fibre optic network in Gossau

Berne/Gossau, 21-12-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — The City of Gossau and Swisscom want to launch a joint venture to expand the fibre optic network to homes and businesses in Gossau. In a declaration of intent, the two partners agreed to complete the expansion … Read the full press release

EIB and DKB finance investment in sustainable energy projects

21-12-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — For projects in the energy sector there is financial support from the European Investment Bank (EIB). The EIB and Deutsche Kreditbank AG (DKB) signed another global loan, for EUR 200m, at DKB’s head office in Berlin. The credit … Read the full press release

BSkyB Appointment of Director

21-12-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — British Sky Broadcasting Group plc (‘BSkyB’ or ‘the Company’) announces that Andy Sukawaty has agreed to join the Board as an Independent Non-Executive Director with effect from 1 June 2013. As previously advised, Lord Wilson of Dinton … Read the full press release

Aviation: EU and Eurocontrol agree on stronger technical cooperation

Brussels, 21-12-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — The EU and the European Organisation for the Safety of Air Navigation (EUROCONTROL) signed today in the margin of the Transport Council a high-level agreement. The agreement will provide a general framework for cooperation and will allow the Commission to … Read the full press release

UK hotel transaction market slows in H2 2012

Transactions in H2 2012 significantly behind that of H1 2012; Single assets continue to dominate; London accounts for over half of total investment value; Lack of debt financing remains an ongoing constraint. 21-12-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — Hotel transaction activity across the … Read the full press release

Free unlimited WiFi for everyone in London’s square mile

21-12-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — City of London Corporation, Workers, residents and visitors to London’s Square Mile will have access to unlimited free WiFi after the City of London Corporation today (17th December) agreed to extend its partnership with The Cloud, the UK’s … Read the full press release

Dexia – New member of the Board of Directors

Brussels, Paris, 21-12-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — The Board of Directors of Dexia SA, who met on December 14, 2012 under the chairmanship of Mr. Robert de Metz, has taken note of the decision of Mrs. Francine Swiggers to end her mandate … Read the full press release

Declaration sur Dexia

Joaquín Almunia — Vice President of the European Commission responsible for Competition Policy  Conférence de presse / Bruxelles, 21-12-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — Je suis heureux de vous annoncer mon intention de proposer à la Commission d’approuver le plan de résolution ordonnée de Dexia. … Read the full press release

Full lineup of Volvo Group trucks in the US earns 2014 greenhouse gas certification

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) have certified all Volvo Group trucks in the US, both Mack and Volvo branded, in accordance with 2014 fuel efficiency and greenhouse gas regulations. 21-12-2012 — /europawire.eu/ … Read the full press release

New EU support for businesses in Jordan

Brussels, 21-12-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — The European Commission and the High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy have announced new funding for Jordan which will provide additional support for sustainable and inclusive growth and economic development, particularly for … Read the full press release

How white dwarfs mimic black holes

21-12-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — A remarkable observation by astronomers from the University of Southampton has been published in one of the world’s foremost astrophysics research journals. The research by Professor Phil Charles, Professor Malcolm Coe and postgraduate student Liz Bartlett has appeared in The Astrophysical Journal that is … Read the full press release

EU welcomes bilateral deal on Bosnia and Herzegovina’s WTO accession

Brussels, 21-12-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — EU Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht and the Minister of Foreign Trade and Economic Relations of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Mirko Šarovic, today signed a deal on Bosnia and Herzegovina’s accession to the World Trade Organisation (WTO). This … Read the full press release

Broadband for rural areas: financed by the EIB and WIBank

21-12-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — The European Investment Bank (EIB) is providing a EUR 80m loan to Wirtschafts- und Infrastrukturbank Hessen (WIBank) for the roll-out of broadband services. The promotional bank of the Federal State of Hessen will on-lend the funds to … Read the full press release

Mergers: Commission clears acquisition of US titanium producer Timet by US component manufacturer PCC

Brussels, 21-12-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — The European Commission has cleared under the EU Merger Regulation the proposed acquisition of the US titanium producer Timet by the US component manufacturer Precision Castparts Corporation (PCC). Timet produces titanium parts that PCC uses for manufacturing … Read the full press release

EU assistance to boost Montenegro’s reforms in accession process

Brussels, 21-12-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — The EU has earmarked EUR 21.3 million to support Montenegro on its way towards the EU accession. The funds will focus on key reform areas, including strengthening of the justice system and public administration, better protection of … Read the full press release

Deloitte comment on Local Government Finance Settlement for 2013/14

21-12-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — Commenting on the Local Government Finance Settlement for 2013/14, Phil Holt, local government advisory partner at Deloitte, the professional services firm, said: “The latest Local Government Finance Settlement will add to the great pressures already facing local … Read the full press release