Monthly Archives: January 2013

EASA strongly opposes disinformation campaign on Flight Time Limitations

31-1-2013 — / — The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) today expressed its strong disagreement with the current disinformation campaign organised throughout Europe by the European Cockpit Association on the Agency’s proposal to amend the current EU rules on flight and … Read the full press release

METRO GROUP increases sales 2012 and confirms EBIT guidance

Sales of METRO GROUP grew by 2.3% adjusted for the disposals of Makro UK and Saturn France EBIT guidance for 2012 confirmed: EBIT before special items of around € 2 billion expected Q4 sales of Media-Saturn in Germany grew by … Read the full press release

El Presidente de Banco Santander, Emilio Botín: “Tenemos la confianza de que estamos cerca de un cambio de ciclo”

“El beneficio antes de provisiones alcanzó 23.559 millones de euros, lo que sitúa a Banco Santander como el tercer banco del mundo y muestra la capacidad de generación de beneficios que tiene el grupo una vez se normalice el nivel … Read the full press release

Rolls-Royce installs world’s most powerful marine gas turbine into new aircraft carrier

31-1-2013 — / — Rolls-Royce, the global power systems company, has this week successfully completed the installation of the first MT30 gas turbine into the Royal Navy’s new aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth, at Babcock’s Rosyth shipyard in Scotland. The MT30, at … Read the full press release

Nomination de Jean RICHARD DE LATOUR au sein du groupe Carrefour

Boulogne-Billancourt, 31-1-2013 — / — Jean RICHARD DE LATOUR a rejoint le groupe Carrefour le 2 janvier en qualité de Directeur des Etudes, de l’Innovation et des Affaires Publiques. Ancien élève de l’Ecole nationale d’administration, Jean RICHARD DE LATOUR était auparavant … Read the full press release

New Head of BP Russia Appointed

31-1-2013 — / — BP today announced the appointment of Michael Townshend as Senior Vice President – Russia BP Group, reporting directly to Bob Dudley, BP Group Chief Executive. Townshend, who is currently BP Regional President, Iraq will take up his … Read the full press release

Resultados 2012: Santander obtuvo un beneficio atribuido de 2.205 millones (-59%), tras dotar 18.800 millones y sanear el riesgo inmobiliario en España

31-1-2013 — / — Grupo Santander ha cerrado 2012 con un beneficio atribuido de 2.205 millones de euros, lo que supone un descenso del 59% con respecto a 2011. El beneficio ordinario de 2012 asciende a 5.251 millones de euros, al que … Read the full press release

Minister of State for European Affairs to present Irish Priorities to the Committee of the Regions

Minister for European Affairs, Lucinda Creighton, will present the Presidency priorities to the Committee of the Regions on 31 January in Brussels. 31-1-2013 — / — Minister for European Affairs Lucinda Creighton will appear before the Committee of the Regions on … Read the full press release

EDF: Nouvelle étape dans la construction de l’EPR en Chine : fin de l’installation des composants lourds de Taishan 1

Un partenariat réussi avec l’électricien chinois CGNPC 31-1-2013 — / — A l’occasion de sa visite ce jour sur le site nucléaire de Taishan (province du Guangdong), Mme Nicole Bricq, Ministre du Commerce Extérieur, accompagnée de Luc Oursel, Président du Directoire … Read the full press release

Speech – Labour market: Cinderella of EU recovery strategy?

László ANDOR – European Commissioner responsible for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion European Trade Union Institute conference “European labour markets in (the) crisis: Is there light at the end of the tunnel?” Brussels, 31-1-2013 — / — Ladies and Gentlemen, It is … Read the full press release

300 000 clients choisissent chaque jour le réseau Total Access

Plus de 300 stations Total Access déjà ouvertes Objectif 600 stations fin 2013 Paris, 31-1-2013 — / — Fin décembre, Total inaugurait sa 300ème station-service Total Access. Lancé il y a un peu plus d’un an, le réseau Total Access se … Read the full press release

IATA and European Aviation Partners Launch European Action Plan for Preventing Runway Excursions

Brussels, 31-1-2013 — / — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) joined with 16 other aviation stakeholder organizations in developing a European Action Plan for the Prevention of Runway Excursions. The goal is to reduce the occurrence of one of the most … Read the full press release

The EU confirms its pledge of € 50 million to support an African-led peace operation (AFISMA)

Andrís Piebalgs – European Commissioner for Development AFISMA Donor Conference Mali/Addis Ababa Addis Ababa, 31-1-2013 — / — I have the honour of leading the delegation of the European Union at this special conference. But above all I have come today to deliver … Read the full press release

Angola Production Starts at BP-Operated PSVM Project

31-1-2013 — / — Sociedade Nacional de Combustíveis de Angola (Sonangol E.P.), as the concessionaire, BP Exploration Angola, as the operator, and the partners of Block 31, today announced that production from the PSVM development area in Block 31, offshore Angola, … Read the full press release

Illicit drugs: EU report unveils new worrying trends in smuggling and consumption

Brussels, 31-1-2013 — / — Europe is entering an important new era in the supply and demand for illicit drugs — a development which is challenging current policies and responses. This is according to the first joint EU drug markets report from the European Monitoring Centre for … Read the full press release

ING to sell its interest in ING Vysya Life Insurance

Amsterdam, 31-1-2013 — / — ING announced today it has agreed to sell its 26% interest in ING Vysya Life Insurance Company Ltd. to its joint venture partner Exide Industries Ltd. ING’s exit from the Indian life insurance joint venture is part … Read the full press release

E.ON erfüllt Erwartungen für 2012 und passt Ausblick für 2013 an geändertes Umfeld an

EBITDA 2012 mit voraussichtlich 10,8 Milliarden Euro im Plan Dividende von 1,10 Euro pro Aktie für 2012 bestätigt Ausblick 2013: EBITDA von 9,2 bis 9,8 Milliarden Euro, nachhaltiger Konzernüberschuss von 2,2 bis 2,6 Milliarden Euro erwartet 31-1-2013 — / — Die E.ON SE, Düsseldorf, hat … Read the full press release

ECB releases final Recommendations for the security of internet payments and starts public consultation on payment account access services

31-1-2013 — / — The European Central Bank (ECB) today released a comprehensive set of “Recommendations for the security of internet payments”, following a two-month public consultation carried out in 2012. The Recommendations represent the first achievement of the European Forum … Read the full press release

Orange Silicon Valley joins the Open Compute Project

Building cost effective Cloud and Big Data infrastructure through open source hardware. San Francisco, Calif., 31-1-2013 — / — Orange Silicon Valley, France Telecom-Orange’s development center in San Francisco, has joined the Open Compute Project (OCP) to benefit from the community developing … Read the full press release

2013 EU Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award: finalists unveiled

Brussels / Barcelona, 31-1-2013 — / — The European Commission and the Fundació Mies van der Rohe have announced the five finalists who will compete for the 2013 European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award. In total, … Read the full press release

Best-of-CES Award for Chevrolet MyLink System

Award for Bosch Infotainment Unit Best innovation in the “Car Tech” category Driver information system from Bosch with an open-source operating system Chevrolet MyLink combines entertainment, navigation, communication and operating functions in a single electronic unit 31-1-2013 — / — The … Read the full press release

Rolls-Royce delivers USV/RHIB launch and recovery systems

31-1-2013 — / — Rolls-Royce, the global power systems company, has recently delivered two launch and recovery systems for unmanned surface vehicles (USV) and manned Rigid Hull Inflatable Boats (RHIBs) to an international navy. These systems have been retrofitted aboard frigates … Read the full press release

Environment: Newly found health effects of air pollution call for stronger EU air policies

Brussels, 31-1-2013 — / —  Long-term exposure to fine particles (PM2.5) can trigger atherosclerosis, adverse birth outcomes and childhood respiratory diseases, according to a World Health Organisation (WHO) review released today. REVIHAAP – the “Review of evidence on health aspects of … Read the full press release

Economic climate takes toll: almost a third in Europe do not have any savings, ING survey shows

30% of Europeans do not have any savings and 47% could not pay three months of expenses if they lost their job Only 34% in the survey of 14,000 in Europe added to their savings pot in the last year … Read the full press release

Commission to examine legal obstacles to cross-border trade in insurance

Brussels, 31-1-2013 — / — The European Commission is set to examine barriers to cross-border trade in insurance products caused by different contract laws in the EU’s Member States, after today launching a call for experts to look into the problem. The … Read the full press release

E.ON veräußert Beteiligung an Slovenský Plynárenský Priemysel

Kaufpreis von 1,3 Mrd Euro für 24,5-prozentigen Anteil vereinbart 31-1-2013 — / — E.ON SE, Düsseldorf hat mit dem tschechischen Energieunternehmen Energetický a Průmyslový Holding (EPH) einen Vertrag über die Veräußerung ihrer indirekt gehaltenen Beteiligung am slowakischen Energieunternehmen Slovenský Plynárenský Priemysel a.s. … Read the full press release

Commission calls for EU-wide ban on amphetamine-like drug ‘4-MA’

Brussels, 31-1-2013 — / — The European Commission today proposed an EU-wide ban on ‘4-MA’, a synthetic substance with similar physical effects to amphetamines. The Commission asked EU Member States to prevent the drug spreading freely across Europe by submitting it to … Read the full press release

VimpelCom partners with Wikimedia Foundation to offer free mobile Wikipedia access through Wikipedia Zero

Amsterdam, 31-1-2013 — / — “VimpelCom Ltd.” (“VimpelCom”, “Company” or “Group”) (NYSE: VIP), a leading global provider of telecommunications services, and the Wikimedia Foundation, operator of Wikipedia, the web-based, multilingual, free-content encyclopedia project, today announced a partnership to deliver free Wikipedia access to … Read the full press release

Antitrust: Commission enforcement action in pharmaceutical sector following sector inquiry

Brussels, 31-1-2013 — / — Following its competition inquiry into the pharmaceutical sector of 2008/2009 (see IP/09/1098 and MEMO/09/321) the European Commission has issued statements of objections against pharmaceutical companies in three major cases concerning citalopram, an antidepressant, (see IP/12/834), perindopril, a cardio-vascular medicine (see IP/12/835), and … Read the full press release

Rolls-Royce appoints Don Roussinos President of Naval business

31-1-2013 — / — Rolls-Royce, the global power systems company, announced that it has appointed Don Roussinos as President Naval – Marine. Don succeeds Andy Marsh, who has become President of the Rolls-Royce Marine Services business. Don joins Rolls-Royce from L-3 Communications where he most … Read the full press release