Daily Archives: 18, February 2013

The Cloud hits 1 billion minutes since 1st January 2013

18-2-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — The Cloud, the biggest provider of public WiFi on Britain’s high streets, has announced it now has over 7 million registered users and they have connected to its WiFi network for over 1 billion minutes since the … Read the full press release

Speech by President Barroso on the outcome of the European Council meeting on the Multiannual Financial Framework of 7-8 February 2013

José Manuel Durão Barroso – President of the European Commission European Parliament Open Conference of Presidents/Brussels Brussels, 18-2-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Mr President, Honourable members, Thank you for the invitation and the opportunity to discuss the outcome of the meeting of the European … Read the full press release

ATIVIDADE CONSOLIDADA DA CAIXA GERAL DE DEPÓSITOS EM 31 DE DEZEMBRO DE 2012

Contas não auditadas 18-2-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — O Grupo Caixa Geral de Depósitos prossegue a sua política de financiamento da economia Portuguesa num quadro de reforçada solidez financeira e progressiva melhoria de liquidez, sustentada sobretudo no aumento continuado da captação de … Read the full press release

Council reinforces EU sanctions against Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

Brussels, 18-2-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — The Council today strengthened EU restrictive measures against the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK). In view of the recent nuclear test and ballistic missile test on 12 December, this is the EU’s first step in defence of the … Read the full press release

Merger update: US Department Of Justice clears Penguin Random House combination

18-2-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Pearson and Bertelsmann today (February 14, 2013) announce that they have been notified by the US Department of Justice that it has closed its investigation into the proposed merger of Penguin and Random House, without conditions. The two … Read the full press release

Introductory statement at the hearing of the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs of the European Parliament

Speech by Mario Draghi, President of the ECB, Brussels Brussels, 18-2-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Madam Chair, Honourable members of the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs, It is a pleasure to be back here in Parliament and in front of your Committee … Read the full press release

Under the Patronage of H.E. Sheikh Nahayan INSEAD launches MBA module at Abu Dhabi Campus

Abu Dhabi, Fontainebleau, France and Singapore, 18-2-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Under the Patronage of H.E. Sheikh Nahayan Bin Mubarak Al Nahayan, Minister of Higher Education & Scientific Research, and with the support of the Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC), INSEAD, the … Read the full press release

Smart-Holding Traditionally Becomes a Partner of the International Athletics Tournament Samsung Pole Vault Stars

18-2-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — On Saturday, 9 February, Donetsk hosted the 24th International Athletics Tournament Samsung Pole Vault Stars. This year, 26 athletes from 15 countries competed to win the world’s most prestigious tournament. Smart-Holding Company traditionally became a partner of the … Read the full press release

Publication, 6 February, of Cinquante nuances plus claires, by E. L. James

Paris, 18-2-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — After selling a million copies of volume 1 and 650,000 copies of volume 2*, Lattès Editions are now releasing the third and final volume of the “Fifty Shades” trilogy in French entitledCinquante nuances plus claires (English title: Fifty … Read the full press release

Stop large retailers’ abuse, says the EESC

Retailers’ abusive practices are hastening the decline of the agro-food sector.  A distorted market affects consumers as well as suppliers. On 13 February, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) endorsed an opinion to put an end to these dramatic … Read the full press release

Lagardère Active: Success for Be

Paris, 18-2-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — With 224,727 copies sold as of the last quarter of 2012 (2012 officially declared single-issue sales), the magazine Be has positioned itself, since the change in its frequency of publication last October, as the second-ranking monthly targeted at the thirty-something … Read the full press release

EU training mission in Mali launched

Brussels, 18-2-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — The Council today launched the EU mission to support the training and reorganisation of the Malian Armed Forces. An advance party has arrived in Bamako on 8 February and will start the expertise and advisory tasks in … Read the full press release

New EU initiative to fight organised crime and human trafficking at EU borders

Brussels, 18-2-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — A new €1.5 million project that will boost the fight against organised crime and human trafficking in Azerbaijan, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Moldova and Turkey has been launched by the European Union. This innovative pilot project will help countries to … Read the full press release

MAPFRE ofrece gratis servicio de Asistencia Informática para smartphones y tablets

Los seguros de Hogar incorporan la instalación de antivirus y control parental sin coste para el asegurado 18-2-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Los clientes de MAPFRE que tengan contratado un seguro de Hogar dispondrán de Asistencia remota para smartphones y tablets e … Read the full press release

The EU’s free trade agreements – where are we?

Brussels, 18-2-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Over the next two years, 90% of world demand will be generated outside the EU. That’s why it is a key priority for the EU to open up more market opportunities for European businesses by negotiating new … Read the full press release

PERSPEKTIVE DEUTSCHES KINO: TWO MOTHERS BY ANNE ZOHRA BERRACHED WINS THE “FGYO-PRIZE DIALOGUE EN PERSPECTIVE”

18-2-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — On Saturday, February 16 at the award ceremony of the independent juries, the young French-German-Portuguese jury awarded the “FGYO-Prize Dialogue en perspective” for the first time endowed with 5.000€. This year, the prize goes to Anne Zohra … Read the full press release

Minister Sherlock puts innovation centre stage in Brussels to boost jobs and growth

Minister Sherlock puts innovation centre stage in Brussels to boost jobs and growth 18-2-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Boosting the research and innovation capacity of Irish business, especially those in the SME sector, will be central to job creation and economic growth … Read the full press release

Airbus corporate jet is exhibited in Australia for first time

Highlights widest and tallest cabin of any business jet Blagnac,  18-2-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — An Airbus corporate jet is being exhibited in Australia for the first time, giving potential customers the opportunity to experience the widest and tallest cabin of any … Read the full press release

The Cloud sees 400% increase in tablets using WiFi network in past year

18-2-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — 24 January 2013: The Cloud, the biggest provider of public WiFi on Britain’s high streets, has today released usage figures which highlight the increasing popularity of tablet devices in the UK. Assessing the number of tablets using its … Read the full press release

Remarks by EU High Representative Catherine Ashton before the Foreign Affairs Council

Brussels, 18-2-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Good morning everyone. Today there will be a number of different issues at the Foreign Affairs Council. I’d like to highlight three. The first is of course the continuing concern we have about the situation in Mali. We … Read the full press release

Italy: EIB provides second tranche of EUR 500 million for Venice’s MOSE system

18-2-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Today in Rome, the European Investment Bank (EIB) provided a second tranche of EUR 500 million of the finance contract in support of the MOSE engineering system designed to help protect Venice. The loan will be granted to … Read the full press release

CAIXA E IAPMEI ASSINAM PROTOCOLO PARA LINHAS CAIXA CAPITALIZAÇÃO

350 milhões de euros para o financiamento da economia nacional 18-2-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — A Caixa Geral de Depósitos assinou esta sexta-feira  com o IAPMEI, a PME Investimentos e as SGM o protocolo para as Linhas de Crédito Caixa Capitalização, num … Read the full press release

State aid: Commission publishes updated Guide on services of general economic interest (SGEI)

Brussels, 18-2-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — The European Commission services have published an updated guide to explain how EU rules in the fields of state aid, public procurement and the internal market apply to services of general economic interest (SGEI). The guide provides … Read the full press release

Pearson trading update

18-2-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Pearson, the world’s leading learning company, is today (January 21, 2013) providing its regular January trading update. We will report preliminary results for 2012 on 25 February 2013. In general, Pearson’s businesses continue to face tough market … Read the full press release

The European Union Solidarity Fund’s response to the 2009 Abruzzi earthquake: The relevance and cost of operations

INVITATION – PRESS BRIEFING  Luxembourg, 18-2-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — In early April 2009, an earthquake hit the Italian Abruzzi region and its capital city of L’Aquila, causing direct damage estimated at more than 10 billion euro. In November 2009, the European Union … Read the full press release

Nanostart-holding MagForce: Shareholders’ Meeting resolves to increase capital by up to €33.5 million

Capital increase against cash and noncash contributions by granting preemptive rights of up to a total of €33.5 million approved at Shareholders’ Meeting Debt reduction and debt-to-equity swap planned Frankfurt/ Berlin, Germany, 18-2-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — The shareholders’ Meeting of Nanostart-holding … Read the full press release

Ministers Bruton and Sherlock to chair Competitiveness Council debates on the Single Market, entrepreneurship and research

Ministers Richard Bruton and Sean Sherlock will chair a two-day meeting of the Competitiveness Council that will see EU Ministers for Industry and Research discuss a range of important issues including Single Market legislation, the Entrepreneurship 2020 Action Plan and … Read the full press release

Danske Bank reports net profit of DKK 4.7 billion (EUR 636.6 million) for 2012

Announcement of financial results 2012 18-2-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Danske Bank today announced its financial results for 2012. The announcement and the annual report can be viewed at www.danskebank.com/reports. Highlights are shown below. In 2012, Danske Bank Group posted a profit before tax … Read the full press release

The Alliance of German Science Organisations extends the Priority Initiative ‘Digital Information’ until the end of 2017

For a better exchange of academic information  18-2-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — The academic world needs a free, unrestricted and quick exchange of information. To further emphatically pursue this aim, the German Science Organisations started the second phase of the Priority Initiative … Read the full press release

EU Education Ministers adopt conclusions on rethinking education

BRUSSELS, 18-2-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — The Irish Minister for Education and Skills, Ruairí Quinn TD, chaired the EU Council of Education Ministers in Brussels today. In response to the European Commission’s recent communication on ‘Rethinking Education’, European Education Ministers adopted Conclusions … Read the full press release