Daily Archives: 10, January 2013

Viacom International Media Networks deal brings MTV, Comedy Central and Nickelodeon channels to BT Vision

10-1-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — BT Vision has signed a contract with Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN), to bring leading TV entertainment channels, MTV, Comedy Central and Nickelodeon, to BT Vision’s fast-growing line-up of linear channels. MTV is the world’s premier youth … Read the full press release

EIB supports regional and municipal infrastructure sector in Poland with EUR 150m loan to PKO BP

10-1-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — The European Investment Bank (EIB) is providing a EUR 150m global loan to PKO BP for financing small and medium-scale projects primarily in the public sector. The supported projects will be mostly in the field of environmental … Read the full press release

€65 million to support reforms in Kosovo*

Brussels, 10-1-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — The European Commission has allocated €65 million to support Kosovo’s efforts to implement its EU-reform agenda. The funds will be used for reforms of the justice and public administration systems, investments in education and regional development, and … Read the full press release

Statement by the spokesperson of EU High Representative Catherine Ashton on the final appeal court’s verdict of 7 January against opposition activists in Bahrain

Brussels, 10-1-2013 — /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: “High Representative Catherine Ashton was deeply disappointed at the decision … Read the full press release

BT Global Services again positioned as a leader by Gartner in the Communications Outsourcing and Professional Services Magic Quadrant

Evaluation based on Completeness of Vision and Ability to Execute 10-1-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — BT today announced that it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the Leaders Quadrant in the ‘Magic Quadrant for Communications Outsourcing and Professional Services  report for … Read the full press release

Where the European Commission’s humanitarian aid will go in 2013

Brussels, 10-1-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — The European Commission has just adopted its plan for the allocation of over €661 million in humanitarian aid funding for 2013. This so-called World-Wide Decision on Humanitarian Aid will be the financial backbone of the Commission’s humanitarian aid operational … Read the full press release

CBI responds to Government probation proposals

10-1-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — The CBI responded to an announcement from the Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice, Chris Grayling MP, on opening up probation services to competition from the private and voluntary sectors. Jim Bligh, CBI Head of Public Services, … Read the full press release

New EU initiative to combat piracy in the Gulf of Guinea

Brussels, 10-1-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — A new project which will boost security and the safety of maritime routes across seven African countries in the Gulf of Guinea was announced today by the European Union. The Critical Maritime Routes in the Gulf of … Read the full press release

Juncker to round up Eurogroup Presidency in Economic and Monetary Committee

10-1-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Jean-Claude Juncker will make his last appearance as Eurogroup President before the Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee at 11.00 today. MEPs will take this opportunity to quiz Mr Juncker on the most pressing matters affecting the Eurozone … Read the full press release

Lemminkäinen strengthens its market position in earthworks and foundation engineering

10-1-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — On 2 January 2013, Lemminkäinen acquired the capital stock in four companies operating in earthworks and foundation engineering business with two acquisition agreements. All of the parties have agreed not to disclose the transaction prices. The first acquiree … Read the full press release

Ombudsman criticises Commission’s refusal to disclose documents on UK opt-out from Charter of Fundamental Rights

P. Nikiforos Diamandouros – European Ombudsman 10-1-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — The European Ombudsman, P. Nikiforos Diamandouros, has strongly criticised the European Commission’s refusal to give access to documents concerning its view of the UK opt-out from the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights. This follows … Read the full press release

BT: New Year’s Eve Sees Record Rise in Hotspot Usage

BT Wi-fi reports boom December with rise of mobile devices and tablets  10-1-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — BT has revealed that New Year’s Eve 2012 saw a massive year on year rise over its BT Wi-fi network – the largest in the … Read the full press release

CBI Wales director Emma Watkins confirmed in post

Delivering prosperity through private sector growth is CBI Wales’ top priority for 2013,’ says Watkins 10-1-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — The CBI is pleased to announce that Emma Watkins has been confirmed as the permanent director of its Wales operations, replacing David … Read the full press release

Statement by EU High Representative Catherine Ashton on the execution of Sri Lankan migrant worker Rizana Nafeek in Saudi Arabia

Brussels, 10-1-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — The High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice President of the Commission issued the following statement yesterday: “I am deeply dismayed by the information that Sri Lankan national Ms Rizana … Read the full press release

Češi a Slováci – 20 let spolupráce samostatných států a jejich působení v EU a NATO

Štefan Füle – Eurokomisař za politiku rozšíření a evropskou politiku sousedství Konference: Češi a Slováci – 20 let spolupráce samostatných států a jejich působení v EU a NATO /Praha Praha, 10-1-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Dámy a pánové, děkuji za slovo i za pozvání. Přijal … Read the full press release

BMW Group posts highest sales ever in 2012

1,845,186 BMW Group vehicles sold, an increase of 10.6% Record year for all three brands BMW Group aims for further growth in sales in 2013 Munich, 10-1-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — The BMW Group achieved its highest ever sales result in 2012, with … Read the full press release

Press statement by Commissioner Štefan Füle following his meeting with Hovik Abrahamyan, President of the Armenian National Assembly

Brussels, 10-1-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Press statement by Commissioner Štefan Füle following his meeting with Hovik Abrahamyan, President of the Armenian National Assembly Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Štefan Füle met with Mr. Hovik Abrahamyan, President of the Armenian National … Read the full press release

Herman Van Rompuy President of the European Council Speech to the Irish Business and Employers Confederation “Driving Europe’s Recovery – the Way Forward”

Dublin, 10-1-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — It is always a great pleasure to be back in Dublin – it’s a good place to mark the start of the New Year! My visit today comes at a special time, as Ireland takes over Presidency … Read the full press release

CBI responds to Coalition Mid-Term Review

10-1-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — The CBI responded to the Coalition Government’s Mid-Term Review. John Cridland, CBI Director-General, said: “The Coalition deserves high marks for its commitment to tackle the deficit and its plan for growth, but in some cases its delivery … Read the full press release

Basel Committee issues “Principles for effective risk data aggregation and risk reporting – final document”

10-1-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision today issued Principles for effective risk data aggregation and risk reporting. The financial crisis that began in 2007 revealed that many banks, including global systemically important banks (G-SIBs), were unable to aggregate … Read the full press release

LEMMINKÄINEN CORPORATION wins a main highway renovation contract in Russia

10-1-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Lemminkäinen has won a renovation contract on the M4 road in Russia. Lemminkäinen will carry out the work as a subcontractor for NITP, which is part of the Mostotrest group and the main contractor of the project. The contract … Read the full press release

European Border Breakers Awards: C2C wins public choice prize

Brussels/Groningen, 10-1-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — The winners of the 2013 European Border Breakers Awards (“the EBBAs”), highlighting the best new music acts in Europe which have achieved cross-border chart success, were honoured this evening at the Eurosonic Noorderslag festival at Groningen in … Read the full press release

Christian Noyer to continue as Chairman of BIS Board

10-1-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — The Board of Directors of the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) today announced the re-election of Christian Noyer, Governor of the Bank of France, for a second three-year term as Chairman of the BIS Board. The term … Read the full press release

20 Jahre Städtepartnerschaft zwischen Lillehammer und Oberhof

VNG unterstützt interkulturelle Begegnungsstätte „Lillehammerhuset“ mit Spendenscheck Leipzig, 10-1-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Die von der VNG – Verbundnetz Gas Aktiengesellschaft (VNG) initiierte Städtepartnerschaft zwischen dem norwegischen Lillehammer und dem thüringischen Oberhof wird in diesem Jahr 20 Jahre alt. Dass beide Städte … Read the full press release

European Endowment for Democracy

Štefan Füle – European Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy Second meeting of the Board of Governors of the European Endowment for Democracy, Brussels Brussels, 10-1-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Ladies and Gentlemen, I am delighted to have the opportunity to address this second … Read the full press release

Gazprom and VNG sign Sci-Tech Cooperation Agreement

10-1-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Alexander Medvedev, Deputy Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee, Karsten Heuchert, Chairman of the Verbundnetz Gas Executive Board and Uwe Barthel, Member of the Verbundnetz Gas Executive Board signed a Sci-Tech Cooperation Agreement. The parties agreed on elaborating a Sci-Tech Cooperation Program … Read the full press release

Speech by President Barroso “Europe as Solution: Facts and Myths”

José Manuel Durão Barroso – President of the European Commission  Ambassador’s seminar/Lisbon, 10-1-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Minister for Foreign Affairs, State Secretaries, Secretary-General, President of the Champalimaud Foundation, Ambassadors, Heads of Mission, Dear friends, It is a great pleasure for me to … Read the full press release

Remarks by President of the European Council Herman Van Rompuy following the meeting with Taoiseach Enda Kenny

Dublin, 10-1-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Can I first of all say that I am very glad to be here in Ireland again. I should also like to convey my best wishes to all of you for the New Year, especially in your … Read the full press release

European Cybercrime Centre (EC3) opens on 11 January

Brussels, 10-1-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — As from 11 January the new European Cybercrime Centre (EC3) will be up and running to help protect European citizens and businesses from cyber-crime. EU Commissioner for Home Affairs Cecilia Malmström will participate in the official opening of the … Read the full press release

Gazprom – Dmitry Lyugai put in charge of Prospective Development Department

Dmitry Lyugai is put in charge of the Prospective Development Department of Gazprom. 10-1-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Dmitry Lyugai was born in 1962 in the Uzbek SSR. In 1984 he graduated with honors from Tashkent State Polytechnic Institute, majoring in Technology and Integrated Mechanization of Oil and Gas Fields. Dmitry Lyugai is a Doctor … Read the full press release