Daily Archives: 19, February 2013

EP seats after 2014 elections: “no member state loses more than one” plan

19-2-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — After the 2014 elections the European Parliament must have 751 members, i.e. 15 fewer seats, so as to comply with the Lisbon Treaty. To keep member state’s losses to a minimum, 12 EU countries would each lose … Read the full press release

Eurocopter grows in Mexico with the inauguration of a production center for high-technology aircraft components

Eurocopter expanded its global industrial footprint and enhanced the company’s presence in Mexico with today’s inauguration of a new manufacturing center of excellence at Querétaro, which is to produce high-technology aircraft structural metallic components. The event was attended by Mexican … Read the full press release

Speech: Ten Years on, where is the Euro headed? The economic and political future of the European Union

Olli REHN – Vice-President of the European Commission and member of the Commission responsible for Economic and Monetary Affairs and the Euro European Economic and Social Committee public hearing/Brussels Brussels, 19-2-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Ladies and Gentlemen, Thank you for this opportunity to … Read the full press release

The Central Bank of Ireland Publishes Programme of Themed Reviews for 2013

19-2-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — The Central Bank of Ireland today published its planned series of themed reviews and inspections for 2013. The main themes include examinations of the following areas: Code of Conduct on Mortgage Arrears – Review of various elements of … Read the full press release

Horsemeat: MEPs demand tougher controls and stricter labelling

19-2-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — MEPs called for more meat tests along the food chain in the wake of the horsemeat scandal during a debate in the food safety committee on Monday. Many voiced concern over member states’ level of commitment to … Read the full press release

Electrabel: Feed-in tariffs

Brussels, 19-2-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — The Court of Appeal in Brussels has delivered an important ruling regarding the feed-in tariffs charged to electricity generators in Belgium, as part of Elia’s transmission tariffs for the 2012-2015 period. To recapitulate, in early 2012 Electrabel, … Read the full press release

Mali: EU allocates an extra €22 million in humanitarian aid to victims of conflict

Brussels, 19-2-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — The European Commission is increasing its humanitarian aid funding to Mali by €22 million to assist more victims of the conflict. This brings to €115 million its emergency assistance since the start of the crisis in 2012. … Read the full press release

PSA Peugeot Citroën Recognised For Its Environmental Performance

On 4 February 2013, PSA Peugeot Citroën received the Ecobest 2012 award for marketing a wide range of technologies designed to improve its vehicles’ environmental performance. The Group is once again European leader in low carbon vehicles in 2012 with … Read the full press release

Internal Market Scoreboard: a record-breaking 15th anniversary edition!

Brussels, 19-2-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Despite the challenging times, Member States have performed better than ever in transposing EU rules into national law on time according to the European Commission’s Internal Market Scoreboard published today. The Single Market has a key role … Read the full press release

Sveriges bästa lärare i matematik och naturvetenskap har utsetts!

19-2-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — En lärare från Linköping, en från Sollentuna, två från Sigtuna och åtta från Upplands Väsby får årets lärarpris, Ingvar Lindqvistprisen 2013, för sitt inspirerande arbete i matematik, kemi, biologi och NO. Prissumman är sammanlagt 280 000 kr, … Read the full press release

€50 million of Macro-Financial Assistance for Bosnia and Herzegovina, more concrete reforms expected

Brussels, 19-2-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) received the first tranche (payment) worth €50 million from the Macro-Financial Assistance provided by the European Union. The decision to grant this assistance was taken to alleviate the impact of the economic crisis … Read the full press release

O BPI estará novamente presente no SISAB 2013

SISAB 2013 – Salão Internacional do Sector Alimentar e Bebidas 19-2-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — O BPI estará novamente presente no SISAB 2013, que decorrerá entre 25 e 27 de Fevereiro, no Pavilhão Atlântico, em Lisboa. O SISAB 2013 é a maior plataforma … Read the full press release

Antitrust: Commission decides not to prolong maritime transport antitrust guidelines

Brussels, 19-2-2013 — /europawire.eu/ —  The European Commission will not prolong or renew a set of specific guidelines on the application of EU antitrust rules (Article 101 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union – TFEU) to maritime … Read the full press release

MERKUR veranstaltet Infotag für angehende Lehrlinge: Interessierten steht am 15. Februar die MERKUR Akademie offen

Wiener Neudorf, 19-2-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — MERKUR startet 2013 ja wieder eine große Lehrlingsoffensive und sucht bis zu 200 engagierte junge Menschen, die eine abwechslungsreiche Ausbildung im Unternehmen beginnen möchten. Am 15. Februar findet deshalb der MERKUR Infotag für Lehrlinge erstmals … Read the full press release

European Citizenship: Awareness growing about EU-guaranteed rights but people want to know more

Brussels, 19-2-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — 20 years after the birth of EU citizenship Europeans are broadly aware of their rights, but do not always know what these entail, according to a new Eurobarometer survey published by the European Commission today. 81% of … Read the full press release


19-2-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — The members of the Children’s Jury in Generation Kplus Hannah Bulling Matthias Caspari Rosa Elina Ehrlich Rocco Görhardt Lenius Jung Felix Katulski Magdalena Kollmann Ada Maria Nardi Lonja Emily Louise Siebenmann Maja Tischmann Fabian Welke give the following … Read the full press release

Eurocopter and AVIATORS lead the way in emergency medical services in India with a major contract for the EC135

Marking a key milestone in India’s development of modern heliborne resources to support lifesaving missions, AVIATORS Pvt Ltd signed today, in the presence of French President François Hollande, a firm order for an initial batch of seven Eurocopter EC135 aircraft … Read the full press release

The Largest Wind Farm in Europe Goes Into Trial Operation

The last one of 240 wind turbines in the Fantanele-Cogealac wind park in Romania has been connected to the grid today. The total installed capacity is now 600 MW, and the largest continental wind park in Europe can thus supply … Read the full press release

Speech: Rio+20: From Outcome to Implementation

Janez Potočnik – European Commissioner for Environment Opening statement on behalf of the EU and its Member States at the plenary session of the 27th session of the Governing Council/Global Ministerial Environment Forum of the UNEP (United Nations Environment Programme) Nairobi, 19-2-2013 … Read the full press release

The Central Bank of Ireland Enforcement Priorities in 2013

19-2-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — The Central Bank of Ireland today published its Enforcement Priorities for 2013 highlighting the importance of enforcement within its risk-based regulatory framework (PRISM). The Central Bank shall pursue enforcement actions across a number of topics, including non-compliance … Read the full press release

Environment committee backs emissions trading fix

19-2-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — A freeze in the auction of some pollution allowances should be allowed to help boost green investments, according to environment committee MEPs voting on draft legislation on Tuesday. The growing surplus of pollution allowances – due … Read the full press release


Ne pas distribuer directement ou indirectement aux Etats-Unis, au Canada, en Australie ou au Japon.  Paris, 19-2-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Eurazeo annonce la cession par Ray Investment s.à.r.l de 40 millions de titres Rexel, représentant environ 14,7 % du capital de Rexel, … Read the full press release

Restart of Doel 3 and Tihange 2: Electrabel has submitted its action plan for approval by the FANC

Brussels, 19-2-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Following the discovery of hydrogen flaking last summer in the vessels of the Doel 3 and Tihange 2 reactors, Electrabel, on December 5, 2012, submitted a justification file to the Federal Agency of Nuclear Control. In its … Read the full press release

Explained – A Unitary Patent System for Europe

19-2-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — The Unified Patent Court (UPC) Agreement will be signed by participating member states on 19 February 2013. This is one of the final major steps towards the establishment of a unitary patent system for Europe. The Agreement … Read the full press release

PSA Peugeot Citroën Welcomes the Responsible Attitude of the CFE / CGC – CFTC

Paris, 19-2-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — The Management of PSA Peugeot Citroën welcomes the responsible attitude of the CFE / CGC – CTFC – FO labour confederation in a context of an environment of sustained recession in the European markets and the difficult … Read the full press release

Statement by EU High Representative Catherine Ashton on the ratification of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court by Côte d’Ivoire

Brussels, 19-2-2013 — /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 warmly welcome the ratification of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court … Read the full press release

Neu: Einkaufen per Telefon bei ADEG Perchtoldsdorf ADEG Kaufmann Erich Unger bietet Hauszustellung und vieles mehr

19-2-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Die Perchtoldsdorferinnen und Perchtoldsdorfer können bei ADEG Unger aus rund 4.000 Lebensmitteln, Toilettartikeln und anderen Dinge des täglichen Bedarfs wählen. Und das ab sofort nicht nur direkt beim Einkauf im ADEG Markt, sondern auch per Telefon. Die … Read the full press release

Banks dominate Draghi meeting with MEPs

19-2-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Potential inflationary bubbles still exist in the Euro zone economy and the possible effects of Euro exchange rates on inflation must be monitored, ECB President Mario Draghi warned the Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee on Monday. He … Read the full press release

The ČEZ Group Initiated International Arbitration Procedures Against Albania

19-2-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Today (7. 2. 2013), ČEZ has officially informed the Albanian Government about its intention to initiate international arbitration. The ground is the non-protected investment in the power distribution company of CEZ Shpërndarje. The ČEZ Group expects to receive … Read the full press release

LGT Capital Partners announces final close of Crown Global Secondaries III plc at USD 2.0 billion

Pfaeffikon, Switzerland, 19-2-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — LGT Capital Partners is pleased to announce the final close of Crown Global Secondaries III plc (CGS III), its third global private equity secondary fund, with total subscriptions of USD 2.0 billion. The program’s investor base … Read the full press release