Daily Archives: 31, January 2013

EU drug markets report: key findings

Brussels, 31-1-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Drug trafficking is a highly profitable commercial activity and a core business for organised crime groups across Europe today. Understanding the reality of the European drug market requires a holistic approach, following the economic chain from production, … Read the full press release

Cooling global economy slows pace of Bosch Group growth

Preliminary figures for 2012  Focus for 2013 on earnings strength, growth, and agility Sales grow by 1.6 percent to 52.3 billion euros Earnings before interest and taxes at roughly 2 percent of sales, also as a result of impairments Measures … Read the full press release

Commission adopts a European Retail Action Plan and consults on unfair trading practices

Brussels, 31-1-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — The European Commission has today adopted a European Retail Action Plan and a Green Paper on unfair trading practices in the business-to-business food and non-food supply chain. The retail and wholesale services sector is one of the most important … Read the full press release

Orange launches Orange Horizons to seek out new business opportunities outside its operator footprint

Orange has launched a new subsidiary called Orange Horizons that aims to seek out new business opportunities in countries where the Group is not already present as a mass-market telecommunications provider. 31-1-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Orange has launched a new subsidiary … Read the full press release

Mediation on private copying and reprography levies: António Vitorino presents his Recommendations to Commissioner Barnier

Brussels, 31-1-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — The mediation process on private copying and reprography levies has concluded with the presentation today of the Mediator’s Recommendations to Commissioner Barnier. António Vitorino, former European Commissioner for Justice and Home Affairs, who was entrusted with this task … Read the full press release

Eurocopter España’s first-assembled NH90 helicopter takes flight

This morning a ceremony was held for the maiden flight of the first NH90 to be assembled by Eurocopter España at its facility in Albacete. The event was attended by María Dolores de Cospedal, President of the Regional Government of … Read the full press release

Antitrust: Commission closes investigation into European Minibulk and Container Feeder cooperatives

Brussels, 31-1-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — The European Commission has closed an antitrust investigation into two cooperation schemes of ship owners, European Minibulk eG and Container Feeder eG. These two maritime cooperatives established in Germany aimed to coordinate certain activities of the owners … Read the full press release

Rolls-Royce wins new engine support contract in Saudi Arabia

31-1-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Following agreement between the Governments of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the United Kingdom, under the Saudi British Defence Co-operation Programme, Rolls-Royce, the global power systems company, has signed a contract to provide support for engines … Read the full press release

European Retail Action Plan and Green Paper on unfair trading practices in the business-to-business food and non-food supply chain – frequently asked questions

Brussels, 31-1-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — European Retail Action Plan and Green Paper on unfair trading practices in the business-to-business food and non-food supply chain – frequently asked questions What are the existing challenges in the retail sector? Retailers are faced with various … Read the full press release

VimpelCom highlights enhanced strategy for creating value and 2013 – 2015 objectives at Analyst & Investor Day

Amsterdam, 31-1-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — “VimpelCom Ltd” (“VimpelCom”, “Company” or “Group”) (NYSE: VIP), a leading global provider of telecommunications services, will today present its enhanced business strategy, the Value Agenda 2013 – 2015, at the Company’s annual Analyst & Investor Day in London. … Read the full press release

ECB extends an EU-funded assistance programme with the National Bank of Serbia

31-1-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Today, the European Central Bank (ECB), together with national central banks of the European System of Central Banks (ESCB) and the European Commission, decided to extend the two-year central bank cooperation programme with the National Bank of … Read the full press release

European Medicines Agency update on Diane 35 and generics used in the treatment of acne

31-1-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — The French medicines agency announced today its plan to suspend the marketing authorisation for Diane 35 (cyproterone acetate 2 mg, ethinylestradiol 35 micrograms) and its generics for acne treatment in France within three monthscorr. These medicines are … Read the full press release

EU prepares support to border management in Libya

Brussels, 31-1-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — The Council today approved the crisis management concept for a possible new civilian Common Security and Defence Policy mission to support capacity building for border management in Libya. European experts are primarily to support Libyan authorities in developing capacity … Read the full press release

Ukraine: First meeting with the new Foreign Minister

Brussels, 31-1-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy, Štefan Füle, met Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Leonid Kozhara in Brussels late Wednesday. It was their first official meeting since the appointment of Mr Kozhara as the new Foreign Minister and … Read the full press release

Bosch working on hydraulic hybrid for passenger cars

Alternative powertrain concept planned Cost-effective way of reducing CO2 and consumption Continuation of engineering collaboration with PSA Peugeot Citroën Possible fuel saving of up to 45 percent in urban traffic Robust and service-friendly technology 31-1-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Following the successful introduction … Read the full press release

New Top Management appointed at Airbus China

Eric Chen becomes Airbus China President and Rafael Gonzalez-Ripoll, COO Blagnac, 31-1-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — On 1st January 2013, Eric Chen has become President of Airbus China, responsible for Airbus’ overall activities in the People’s Republic of China, including business development, commercial … Read the full press release

Gfi Informatique and Orange Business Services sign a decisive agreement to support the enterprises information systems outsourcing and cloud computing adoption

Gfi Informatique and Orange Business Services have signed a partnership to support enterprises when outsourcing their information systems and adopting cloud computing. It will provide enterprises with a global solution, unique on the market, and managed end-to-end including – on-demand … Read the full press release

Igor Sechin Elected Chairman of National Oil Consortium BOD

31-1-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — A meeting of the board of directors of the National Oil Consortium was held in Caracas, Venezuela, on January 29. Representatives from consortium members Rosneft, Gazprom Neft, TNK-BP and Lukoil took part in the meeting. Igor Sechin, … Read the full press release

Speech – Building our Digital Single Market: 10 steps to deliver broadband

Neelie Kroes – Vice-President of the European Commission responsible for the Digital Agenda CERRE (Centre on Regulation in Europe) Executive Seminar / Brussels Brussels, 31-1-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — We are now approaching the mid-point of the digital agenda. It’s a chance to take … Read the full press release

Rolls-Royce opens new Service Centre at RAF Marham

31-1-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Rolls-Royce, the global power systems company, has opened its first Service Delivery Centre to support military engines at the Royal Air Force base at Marham in Norfolk, UK. The facility was officially opened today by the Chief … Read the full press release

Background Note EU-India Relations

Brussels, 31-1-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Background Note EU-India Relations Introduction EU-India diplomatic relations were established in the 1960s, and expanded in 1994 with the Cooperation Agreement that opened the door to political dialogue and economic and sectoral exchanges, which have since evolved … Read the full press release

Rosneft Reserve Replacement Ratio Exceeds 130%, Hydrocarbon Resources Growth Nears 50%

31-1-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Rosneft reviewed the results of DeGolyer & MacNaughton’s independent audit of its hydrocarbon reserves. Rosneft hydrocarbon reserves as of December 31, 2012: Oil, mln bbl Gas, bcf Oil + gas*, mln BOE SEC classification (U.S. Securities and … Read the full press release

Joint Venture between SGL Group and Lindner Group for Graphite-based “Green” Air Conditioning starts up

• Joint venture will trade under the name “SGL Lindner GmbH & Co. KG” • Company formation officially announced at BAU 2013 • Entire value chain for the global growth market for energy efficient air conditioning  in buildings to be offered Wiesbaden/Arnstorf, 31-1-2013 — /europawire.eu/ … Read the full press release

Joint Statement by HR/VP Catherine Ashton and EU Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht following factory fires in Bangladesh

Brussels, 31-1-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Joint Statement by HR/VP Catherine Ashton and EU Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht following factory fires in Bangladesh “We are deeply saddened to learn of the deaths of young workers from a fire this weekend in a … Read the full press release

EUROPEAN COATINGS SHOW 2013: WACKER Presents Novel Polymer Binders for Concrete and Construction Applications

Munich 31-1-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — At the European Coatings Show (ECS) in Nuremberg from March 19 to 21, 2013, the Munich-based WACKER Group is showcasing its latest polymer binders for concrete modification and environmentally sound construction applications. The new ETONIS® 260 makes drainage … Read the full press release

January 2013: Business Climate Indicator broadly unchanged

Brussels, 31-1-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — In January 2013, the Business Climate Indicator (BCI) for the euro area remained broadly unchanged at -1.09. While their assessment of current order books (overall and export) worsened, industry managers became less pessimistic in their production expectations … Read the full press release

Verbundprojekt Alpha-Laion zur Entwicklung von Hochenergie-Traktionsbatterien gestartet

Lithium-Ionen-Technologie efördert vom Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Technologie Partner sind BASF, WACKER, SGL Group, Bosch, Daimler und BMW Stuttgart, 31-1-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Mit einem Auftaktmeeting ist das Verbundprojekt Alpha-Laion zur Entwicklung von Hochenergie-Traktionsbatterien für Elektrofahrzeuge gestartet. Die Projektleitung liegt bei der … Read the full press release

European Railways at a junction: the Commission adopts proposals for a Fourth Railway Package

Brussels, 31-1-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — The European Commission today announced a comprehensive package of measures to deliver better quality and more choice in railway services in Europe. Rail is a vital part of EU transport, with a key role in addressing rising … Read the full press release

RBS: A puzzle inside a riddle – Economics weekly

31-1-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — The UK’s “productivity puzzle” isn’t getting any easier to solve. GDP fell in the final three months of 2012 but employment continued to rise, which will have led to another decline in output per worker. Given that … Read the full press release

New international university ranking launched in Dublin

Brussels, 31-1-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — A new university ranking, set up with funding from the European Union, is being publicly launched under the Irish EU Presidency in Dublin today (30 January). The new ‘multi-dimensional’ listing marks a departure from traditional approaches to ranking … Read the full press release