Daily Archives: 23, January 2013

Agriculture Committee adopts plans for modern and flexible EU farm policy

EU farm policy reform must distribute EU funding more fairly, make “greening” measures mandatory but flexible and better equip farmers to cope with market challenges. So says the Agriculture Committee’s opening position for negotiations with EU member states, as set … Read the full press release

Mobilité et solidarité: la Fondation PSA Peugeot Citroën publie son premier…

23-1-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — La Fondation PSA Peugeot Citroën “Un Monde en Mouvement” publie son premier rapport d’activité. 1 an et demi après le démarrage de la Fondation, ce document présente un premier bilan de son activité. Il illustre la richesse … Read the full press release

Aviva plc – Sale of stake in Malaysian joint venture

23-1-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Aviva plc (“Aviva”) announces that it has reached agreement to sell its 49% interest in CIMB Aviva Assurance Berhad and CIMB Aviva Takaful Berhad (together “CIMB-Aviva”) to Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada (“SLA”), a subsidiary of … Read the full press release

Speech – The role of pension funds in active ageing and solidarity between generations

László ANDOR – European Commissioner responsible for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion Conference on “The Role of Pension Funds in Active Ageing and Solidarity between Generations” / Brussels Brussels, 23-1-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Ladies and gentlemen, I am grateful for the chance … Read the full press release

MINI Roadster named ‘best open-top’ at What Car? Awards.

Munich/Oxford, 23-1-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — The MINI Cooper S Roadster has scooped the title of best open-top at the prestigious What Car? Car of the Year Awards 2013. Chas Hallett, editor of What Car? said: “MINIs are all about fun and … Read the full press release

EXOR: Nominato il rappresentante comune degli azionisti titolari di azioni privilegiate

Torino, 23-1-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Nominato il rappresentante comune degli azionisti titolari di azioni privilegiate L’Assemblea degli Azionisti titolari di azioni privilegiate EXOR, riunitasi oggi a Torino, ha nominato Oreste Cagnasso rappresentante comune degli azionisti titolari di azioni privilegiate per i prossimi … Read the full press release

Italy’s economic policy under the spotlight

23-1-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Italy is changing radically, and offers a good example for others to emulate, its finance minister Vittorio Grilli told the EP Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee on Monday. He pledged to deliver a balanced budget by the … Read the full press release

Noch mehr “Herzrasen” zur Bundesliga-Rückrunde

Die Fanzone mit noch mehr Fußball Stadionatmosphäre auf dem Smartphone – jetzt für iOS 6 Außerdem: Champions League, Europa League, DFB-Pokal undWM-Qualifikation 2014 23-1-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Zur Rückrunde der Fußball-Bundesliga präsentiert sich “Herzrasen” – die Fußball-App der Deutschen Telekom – mit … Read the full press release

Eurogroup statement on Greece

23-1-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — The Eurogroup notes with satisfaction that the MoU milestones for January, agreed between Greece and the Troika, have been achieved. In particular, an income tax reform has been adopted and end user electricity prices for low-voltage customers … Read the full press release

PETRONAS und BASF heben Vereinbarung für gemeinsames Projekt in Pengerang/Malaysia auf

23-1-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — PETRONAS und BASF haben heute (21. Januar 2013) in gegenseitigem Einvernehmen ihre Vereinbarung für ein Gemeinschaftsunternehmen innerhalb des PETRONAS-Projekts Refinery & Petrochemical Integrated Development (RAPID) in Pengerang/Johor aufgelöst. Die Vereinbarung, die am 5. März 2012 unterzeichnet wurde, … Read the full press release

Dijsselbloem appointed Eurogroup president

Brussels, 23-1-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — The Eurogroup today appointed Jeroen Dijsselbloem as its president for a term of two and a half years. Mr Dijsselbloem is Finance Minister of The Netherlands, and will retain his post whilst chairing the Eurogroup. He succeeds Jean-Claude … Read the full press release


BAE Systems’ Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System, or APKWS®, has been shot almost 100 times in combat operations in Afghanistan this year, and there hasn’t been a single failure after launch. 23-1-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — “The vast majority have been direct … Read the full press release

Funding gap for nuclear decommissioning in Bulgaria, Lithuania and Slovakia

23-1-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Defects in the EU’s nuclear decommissioning programmes in Bulgaria, Lithuania and Slovakia include cost overruns, delays, lack of coordination and supervision, diffused responsibilities, too much money going to unrelated energy projects and ill-informed priority setting, say Budgetary … Read the full press release

Aviva and Tesco Bank agree three-year deal on private motor insurance

23-1-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Aviva,  the UK’s largest insurer, has agreed a three-year deal with Tesco Bank, the insurance distribution arm of the global supermarket chain, Tesco, to provide private motor insurance to Tesco customers. The deal will see Aviva … Read the full press release

Financial transaction tax: Council agrees to enhanced cooperation

Brussels, 23-1-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — The Council today¹ adopted a decision authorising 11 member states to proceed with the introduction of a financial transaction tax (FTT) through “enhanced cooperation” (16977/12). The 11 countries are Belgium, Germany, Estonia, Greece, Spain, France, Italy, Austria, Portugal, … Read the full press release

EXOR S.p.A. Calendario eventi societari 2013

Torino, 23-1-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Si comunica il calendario degli eventi societari previsti per il 2013: 16 aprile 2013: Consiglio di Amministrazione di EXOR S.p.A. per l’approvazione del bilancio consolidato e del progetto di bilancio separato al 31 dicembre 2012 10 maggio … Read the full press release

2013 UEFA Women’s Champions League final tickets go on sale

Chelsea FC’s Stamford Bridge home to stage final on 23 May 23-1-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Tickets for the 2013 UEFA Women’s Champions League final, to be played on Thursday 23 May at Stamford Bridge, go on sale today via www.chelseafc.com/uefawomensfinal. The … Read the full press release

DHL wins long-term contract with Panasonic worth over £100m

UK warehousing and logistics operation to be transformed to support Panasonic’s business priorities Substantial investment to create a state-of-the-art technology campus Bonn/London, 23-1-2013 — /europawire.eu/ —  DHL Supply Chain has been awarded a long-term contract worth over £100m (EUR120m) with Panasonic, … Read the full press release

Montenegro on track for EU membership, say Foreign Affairs Committee MEPs

Montenegro has made solid progress towards EU membership and buttresses regional stability. Yet it must do more to protect media freedom, women’s rights and gender equality, said Foreign Affairs Committee MEPs voting on its 2012 progress report on Tuesday. EU … Read the full press release

Address at the New Year’s Reception of the Frankfurt Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Speech by Mario Draghi, President of the ECB, Frankfurt am Main, 22 January 2013 Frankfurt am Main, 23-1-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Minister-President Bouffier, Lord Mayor Feldmann, President Müller, Ladies and gentlemen, It is a great pleasure for me to be here with you … Read the full press release

Novartis delivers strong innovation in 2012, offsetting patent expirations; next growth phase expected to begin in 2013

Group net sales up 2% in constant currencies[1] (cc) in fourth quarter despite patent expirations; flat (cc) over full year Fourth quarter net sales reached USD 14.8 billion (0%, +2% cc); full year net sales were USD 56.7 billion (-3%, … Read the full press release

Professional skills card will ease mobility in the EU, say internal market MEPs

23-1-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Professionals will find it easier to work in another EU country thanks to an electronic card detailing their qualifications and experience, said the Internal Market Committee on Wednesday, amending a new draft law on recognition of professional … Read the full press release

Prudential launches life insurance operations in Cambodia

Establishes long-term strategic distribution partnership with ACLEDA Bank Plc – the first of its kind in Cambodia Phnom Penh, Cambodia, 23-1-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Prudential Corporation Asia, part of UK-based Prudential plc, today announces the commencement of its life insurance operations … Read the full press release

EU Ministers pledge to continue to push for strong action to tackle terrorism and organised crime

The Informal meeting of Justice and Home Affairs Ministers began in Dublin Castle this morning. EU Ministers for Home Affairs and Migration discussed topics relating to Security, Immigration and Asylum through a prism focusing on linkages to the Growth agenda. … Read the full press release

Data Protection reform and cross-border Insolvency law prioritised by EU Ministers

23-1-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — EU Ministers discussed priorities in the Justice area as the Informal Justice and Home Affairs meeting concluded in Dublin today. Data Protection Reform and the new cross-border Insolvency law were the main items considered during another productive … Read the full press release

Banque PSA Finance annonce le renouvellement de ses lignes de financement…

23-1-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Banque PSA Finance a signé le 11 janvier 2013 un nouveau crédit syndiqué pour un montant de 4,1 milliards d’euros, avec une maturité de cinq ans. Cette facilité a été sursouscrite, notamment grâce à la participation de … Read the full press release

Minister for Justice, Equality and Defence publishes Agenda for Justice and Home Affairs Informal

23-1-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — The Minister for Justice, Equality and Defence, Alan Shatter TD, today published the Agenda for the Informal meeting of EU Justice and Home Affairs Ministers which will take place on the 17 and 18 January. Discussions during … Read the full press release