Daily Archives: 8, January 2013

December 2012: Business Climate Indicator increases slightly in December

Brussels, 8-1-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — In December 2012, the Business Climate Indicator (BCI) for the euro area increased slightly by 0.05 points to 1.12. The improvement was driven by more positive assessments of production expectations and order books (overall and export), while … Read the full press release


Milan, 8-1-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — The closing of the sale by Impregilo International Infrastructures N.V. to Primav of 19% of the share capital of EcoRodovias (corresponding to 106,152,825 shares) was completed today, for an amount of 619,851,063.13 euro, net of tax … Read the full press release

EIB capital increase approved by all 27 EU member states

8-1-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — The European Investment Bank confirms that its shareholders, the 27 EU Member States, have unanimously approved a EUR 10 billion capital increase, which will be fully paid in. The capital increase will allow Europe’s long-term lending institution … Read the full press release

Aspartame: EFSA consults on its first full risk assessment

8-1-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has today launched a public consultation on its draft scientific opinion on the safety of the artificial sweetener aspartame. To carry out this full risk assessment, EFSA has undertaken an in-depth … Read the full press release

Statement by the spokesperson of EU High Representative Catherine Ashton on the recent closure of civil society organizations in Sudan

Brussels, 8-1-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — The spokesperson of Catherine Ashton, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice President of the Commission, issued the following statement today: “The High Representative notes with concern the recent closure of … Read the full press release