Monthly Archives: January 2013

Siemens shareholders pave way for Osram listing

98.21 percent of shareholders at Annual Shareholders’ Meeting approve spinoff Siemens shareholders to receive one additional share of OSRAM Licht AG for every ten Siemens shares Initial listing on stock exchanges in Frankfurt and Munich in April at the earliest … Read the full press release

EU Prize awards excellence in health journalism for the 4th time

Brussels, 31-1-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — The winners of the fourth EU Health Prize for Journalists were announced by Tonio Borg, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Policy at an award ceremony in Brussels yesterday evening. The winning articles, selected from 557 submissions … Read the full press release

Autoclenz shines with £4m MBO support from RBS

31-1-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Swadlincote-based outsourced car valeting provider Autoclenz Holdings Plc has undergone a successful £4m Management Buy-Out (MBO) with funding support from the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS). Through the MBO, Autoclenz Ltd, and its subsidiary Autoclenz Services … Read the full press release

RWE Programm „Lichtpunkte“ zur Stärkung von Familien wird aufs ganze Land ausgedehnt

Essen, 31-1-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Das Programm „Lichtpunkte“ zur Stärkung der Familienkompetenz von sozial und wirtschaftlich benachteiligten Eltern wird in diesem Jahr auf ganz Rheinland-Pfalz ausgedehnt. Das hat Familienministerin Irene Alt jetzt bekannt gegeben. Alt: „Ich bin sehr glücklich darüber, dass wir … Read the full press release

Barclays supports PACT with £5m facility to help set up new secondary school

30-1-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Barclays has provided PACT Educational Trust, the charity behind Clapham-based Oliver House Preparatory School and Oakwood School in Surrey, with a £1.6m loan to support the acquisition of a new site for its long-awaited boys’ secondary school … Read the full press release

European Rail: Challenges Ahead

Brussels, 30-1-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — The Fourth Rail Package The European Commission has today adopted the 4th Railway Package made up of six legislative proposals focusing on four key areas (see IP/13/65). EU wide approvals: To save time and money for companies, trains and … Read the full press release

Rolls-Royce wins $75m contract to strengthen role in China’s energy infrastructure

30-1-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Rolls-Royce, the global power systems company, today announced (16 January 2013) a $75million contract to supply PetroChina with equipment and related services to power the flow of natural gas through Line 3 of the West-East Pipeline Project … Read the full press release

Statement by the Spokesperson for Economic and Monetary Affairs

Brussels, 30-1-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Neither Vice-President Rehn nor the European Commission comment on issues in the context of a national election campaign, in Italy, or any other Member State. Vice-President Rehn is responsible for fiscal and economic surveillance within the European … Read the full press release

A new “eye” for the Leopard

Cassidian Optronics supplies the “Attica” thermal imaging unit for Leopard 2 battle tanks Better target acquisition increases the safety of tank crews Oberkochen,  30-1-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Cassidian Optronics GmbH, previously known as Carl Zeiss Optronics GmbH, will supply the new … Read the full press release

Cinquième conférence annuelle sur la Politique spatiale de l’Union européenne

Antonio TAJANI – Vice-président de la Commission Européenne responsable pour l’Industrie et l’entrepreneuriat Bâtiment Charlemagne/Bruxelles, 30-1-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Mesdames, Messieurs, Je voudrais tout d’abord remercier les organisateurs de cette conférence, qui est organisée pour la cinquième fois et constitue désormais un rendez-vous … Read the full press release

Eisai Machinery becomes Bosch

Packaging Technology: Merger in Japan completed Renaming of subsidiaries Eisai Machinery Co., Ltd merges in Japan with Bosch Packaging Technology K.K. Change of company names in Germany, China and North America Reinforcing position of Packaging Technology in Japanese market Stuttgart/Tokyo, 30-1-2013 … Read the full press release

Mergers: Commission blocks proposed acquisition of TNT Express by UPS

Brussels, 30-1-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — The European Commission has prohibited under the EU Merger Regulation the proposed acquisition of TNT Express by UPS. The Commission found that the take-over would have restricted competition in 15 Member States1 when it comes to the express … Read the full press release

Orange and Baidu partner exclusively on an enhanced mobile browser for customers in Africa and the Middle East

Paris, 30-1-2013 — /europawire.eu/ —  Exclusive partnership to help drive mobile data adoption in markets where Orange is seeing an increased demand for mobile data and smartphones. Baidu signs its first global operator agreement with Orange, on an exclusive basis,  to … Read the full press release

Statement by President Barroso following his meeting with Mr Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, President of Somalia

José Manuel Durão Barroso – President of the European Commission 30-1-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Good afternoon Ladies and Gentlemen, Let me start by welcoming President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud to Brussels. We had a very fruitful meeting. It has given us the opportunity … Read the full press release

Speech: A collective effort to support the victims of Syria’s crisis – the European Union’s humanitarian work

Kristalina Georgieva – European Commissioner for international cooperation, humanitarian aid and crisis response Kuwait pledging conference for the Syria crisis Kuwait City, 30-1-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Exellencies, ladies and gentlemen, I would like to thank you, Your Highness Amir SABAH al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah … Read the full press release

Achmea and Aegon sign agreement regarding portfolios Eureko

Zeist, 30-1-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Achmea and Aegon signed a transaction agreement concerning Achmea’s Life Insurance and Pension portfolios in Romania. The agreement refers to the transfer of the Romanian businesses which is expected to be executed in the second … Read the full press release

Mergers: Commission prohibits proposed acquisition of TNT Express by UPS – frequently asked questions

Brussels, 30-1-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Mergers: Commission prohibits proposed acquisition of TNT Express by UPS – frequently asked questions (See also the press release: IP/13/68) What are the main features of the small package delivery industry? A small package differs from a … Read the full press release

Less stress during traffic jams – Bosch works on autonomous driving

Assistance systems autonomously guide vehicles traffic jams Bosch offers all the required components and sensors from a single source First steps on the way to fully autonomous driving 30-1-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — High-performance assistance systems already help drivers reach their destinations … Read the full press release

Results of the January 2013 euro area bank lending survey

30-1-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — The European Central Bank (ECB) is publishing today its report on the results of the January 2013 euro area bank lending survey. The bank lending survey, which is conducted four times a year, usually at the beginning … Read the full press release

Statement by EU High Representative Catherine Ashton on the confirmation of John Kerry as the next US Secretary of State

Brussels, 30-1-2013 — /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 today: “I am delighted that Senator John Kerry has been confirmed to succeed Hillary … Read the full press release

Barclays: Social media: the missed opportunity

Up to half of all sales now generated through social media for one in ten restaurants, hotels, pub and travel operators 30-1-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — More than one in ten hospitality and leisure operators now generate up to half of all … Read the full press release

Achmea appoints Lineke Sneller to the Supervisory Board

Zeist, 30-1-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Achmea has appointed Ms. Lineke Sneller (47) to the Supervisory Board. Mr. Henk Slijkhuis (66) will stand down from the Supervisory Board, after 17 years of involvement with the Supervisory Board of Achmea and those of its … Read the full press release

Introductory remarks on UPS / TNT Express merger

Joaquín Almunia — Vice President of the European Commission responsible for Competition Policy Brussels, 30-1-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Today the Commission decided to prohibit the acquisition of the logistics company TNT Express by its competitor UPS. In our investigation we found that the … Read the full press release

Aegon strengthens Romanian position with addition of Eureko’s life and pension business in Romania

The Hague, 30-1-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Aegon announces that it will take over Eureko’s life insurance and pension business in Romania, further strengthening Aegon’s position in the Central and Eastern European region. Eureko is fully owned by Achmea. Aegon has been active … Read the full press release

RWE: Konventionelle Kraftwerke sichern Stromversorgung auch bei Flaute, Schnee und Nebel

Flexibler, leistungsstarker Kraftwerkspark mit voller Leistung im Einsatz Matthias Hartung, CEO der RWE Generation: „Konventionelle Kraftwerke wichtiger Partner der erneuerbaren Energien“ 30-1-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Das Winterwetter hat im Januar die Stromnachfrage in Deutschland auf über 80 Gigawatt steigen lassen, die … Read the full press release

Zurich survey: Insurance is no luxury in times of economic crisis

Zurich, 30-1-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Europeans remain deeply concerned about the economic crisis. When it comes to reducing expenses, they see the greatest potential in the more discretionary areas of dining out, holidays and clothing. By contrast insurance, education and rent … Read the full press release

Women’s rugby club scores help from RBS

30-1-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — East London’s newest women’s rugby club has received financial sponsorship from The Royal Bank of Scotland as it looks to capitalise on increased interest in the sport from the local community. The club, East London Women’s Rugby … Read the full press release

Banque Populaire lance une nouvelle formule de « Synthèses », son magazine référence sur la Gestion privée

30-1-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Aujourd’hui Banque Populaire dévoile une formule revisitée de « Synthèses », son magazine trimestriel d’information sur l’actualité patrimoniale, financière et économique. La nouvelle version de « Synthèses », à travers une nouvelle ligne graphique et un traitement éditorial complet confirme … Read the full press release

Irish Presidency Concludes Negotiations on the European Network and Information Security Agency

Final discussions were held with European Parliament today to reach agreement on the workings of the European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA). 30-1-2013 — /europawire.eu/ —  This Agency, a centre of expertise in Network and Information Security, was originally … Read the full press release

BPCE: le speed meeting au service de la mixité professionnelle

Paris, 30-1-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Dans le cadre de sa politique Mixité, le Groupe BPCE a lancé le 17 janvier sa première session de speed meeting. Des collaboratrices issues des différentes entreprises du groupe ont rencontré les dirigeants des Caisses d’Epargne, des Banques … Read the full press release