Daily Archives: 20, February 2013


L8580 is the fastest, coolest, integrated Application Processor and LTE Advanced Modem platform based on 28nm FD-SOI process technology Geneva, 20-2-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Next week at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, ST-Ericsson, a world leader in wireless platforms and semiconductors, will … Read the full press release

ŠKODA delivers 69,500 cars in January

20-2-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — ŠKODA continues its model offensive: 2013 will see eight new ŠKODA automobiles or model variants. Third ŠKODA Octavia generation in successful launch. German market share now at about 4.7 per cent. In January 2013, ŠKODA delivered … Read the full press release

State aid: Commission opens in-depth inquiry into state measures in favour of Estonian Air

Brussels, 20-2-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — The European Commission has opened an in-depth investigation into a number of public support measures granted by Estonia in favour of its flag carrier airline Estonian Air. At this stage, the Commission has doubts whether these measures … Read the full press release

Henkel presents awards to outstanding suppliers

“Best Innovation Contributor Award“, “Henkel Sustainability Award”, “Best Supply Performance Award“ 20-2-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — At the 2013 American Cleaning Institute (ACI) Annual Meeting and Industry Convention, January 28 through February 2 in Orlando, Florida, Henkel recognized five suppliers for their … Read the full press release

The Central Bank of Ireland Conference on Distressed Property Markets

20-2-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — The Central Bank of Ireland today (13 February 2013) hosts a conference at the Institute of Bankers in Dublin focusing on distressed property markets. Two papers ‘On the hook for impaired bank lending: Do sovereign-bank inter-linkages affect the … Read the full press release

State aid: The Commission approves changes to the restructuring plan of the Brodosplit shipyard

Brussels, 20-2-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — The European Commission has authorised, an amendment to the restructuring plan and the privatisation contract for Brodosplit, one of the Croat shipyards in difficulty. The amendment concerns a modest increase in the total amount of restructuring aid … Read the full press release

PSA Peugeot Citroën: Result of impairment tests on Automotive Division assets for Financial Year 2012

Paris, 20-2-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — PSA Peugeot Citroën’s 2012 results to be published on 13 February 2013 will include an impairment charge on the assets of the Automotive Division reflecting the impact on the Group of the deterioration of the European market. … Read the full press release

Employment: Commission proposes five million euro from Globalisation Fund for former workers of Antonio Merloni S.p.A. in Italy

Brussels, 20-2-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — The European Commission has today proposed to provide Italy with five million euro from the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF) to help 1,517 former workers of Antonio Merloni S.p.A. with their re-integration into employment. The proposal now … Read the full press release

60 Jahre BILLA – Mit jedem Einkauf das große Los ziehen

Wiener Neudorf, 20-2-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Im Zuge des 60-jährigen Jubiläums bekommen BILLA Kunden noch mehr für ihr Geld. Seit heute Mittwoch, 13. Februar, können sie bei jedem Einkauf das große Los ziehen, denn dann startet Österreichs Supermarkt Nummer 1 mit der großen … Read the full press release

Airbus supports new noise standard

Industry to further reduce aircraft noise by seven decibels Blagnac,  20-2-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Committee on Aviation Environmental Protection (CAEP) has adopted a new noise stringency level for commercial airplanes. The milestone achieved at the … Read the full press release

OECD announces details of 9th Annual Meeting in Ireland – 26th and 27th March, 2013

20-2-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) today announced details of the 9th Annual Meeting of the OECD LEED Forum – “Implementing change: A new local agenda for jobs and growth”. The event will take place … Read the full press release

Gamesa secures 10-year O&M agreement for 264 MW wind farm in Virginia, USA

O&M to be provided under the Gamesa Premium Availability (GPA) Program, a continuous improvement program 20-2-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Gamesa, a global technology leader in wind energy, has secured a 10-year, full service operation and maintenance (O&M) agreement with NedPower, to … Read the full press release


London, 20-2-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Rolls-Royce Motor Cars today (18 January 2013) confirmed the launch of its next model, Rolls-Royce Wraith. The car will be presented for the first time at the Geneva Motor Show on 5 March 2013, with first deliveries to … Read the full press release

Iceland: MEPs want accession talks completed when both sides are ready

The foreign affairs committee said accession talks with Iceland should be completed as soon as both sides are ready, in a vote on Tuesday on Iceland’s progress towards joining the EU. It welcomed the opening of 21 chapters in the … Read the full press release


Inaugurata oggi a Milano la quinta stagione di Aprilia nella SBK: bottino eccezionale negli ultimi 4 anni di gare, con 4 titoli mondiali vinti. Il nordirlandese Eugene Laverty, per il secondo anno in sella alla Aprilia RSV4, sarà affiancato dal … Read the full press release

Fisheries MEPs pave the way for first discard ban in the EU

20-2-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Fisheries Committee MEPs backed a proposed ban on discarding unwanted fish of 35 species caught in the Skagerrak (between the North Sea and the Baltic) in a vote on Tuesday. The ban, to take effect gradually between … Read the full press release


Net sales $358 million, in line with outlook Adjusted operating loss1) $133 million, 55% improvement since Q1 2012 NovaThor™ shipments grew 45% sequentially Geneva, Switzerland, 20-2-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — ST-Ericsson, a jointventure of STMicroelectronics (NYSE:STM) and Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC), reported financial results for … Read the full press release

Croatia ready to become 28th member state, say MEPs

20-2-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Croatia is on track to accede to the EU on 1 July, the Foreign Affairs committee said in a vote on Tuesday. MEPs stressed their confidence in the strength and maturity of the country’s democracy, social market … Read the full press release

Dutch Sustainable Growth Coalition puts sustainable business models on Davos agenda

20-2-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — “Resilient Dynamism” was this year’s central theme at the World Economic Forum in Davos. In other words; the ability to, in the current crisis, stimulate sustainable growth with innovations, a clear vision and strong will to take … Read the full press release

Commission proposal to protect victims of domestic violence EU-wide will become law

Brussels, 20-2-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Victims of violence, in particular domestic violence, will be able to count on EU-wide protection. Today, the European Parliament and the Council of Ministers reached a political agreement in principle on a proposal by the European Commission … Read the full press release

Kuehne + Nagel awarded contract for warehousing and inbound logistics of agricultural spare parts

Johannesburg / South Africa, 20-2-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Kuehne + Nagel has been awarded a contract by AGCO to manage its aftermarket Parts Distribution Centre (PDC) in Johannesburg, South Africa. From the facility, parts are distributed within South Africa as well … Read the full press release

Speech: EU Citizenship: A new impetus – towards the 2013 EU Citizenship report

Viviane Reding – European Commission Vice-President responsible for Justice, Fundamental Rights and Citizenship Hearing at the European Parliament: “Making the most of EU citizenship” / Brussels Brussels, 20-2-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Honourable Members, Ladies and Gentlemen, It is a pleasure to be here … Read the full press release

15 million ŠKODA vehicles produced since 1905

20-2-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — The jubilee car is a new third-generation ŠKODA Octavia. ŠKODA continues largest model offensive in the company’s history in 2013. In the past twelve months alone, ŠKODA built one million cars. ŠKODA has produced the 15-millionth car. … Read the full press release

Post-crisis challenges in Mali and Syria discussed with Commissioner Georgieva

20-2-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Development Committee MEPs expressed their support and recognition for the work done by the European Commission in Mali and Syriai in a debate with Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva on Monday. “You have the Development Committee’s full support in … Read the full press release

More sustainability accolades for Henkel

Sustainability ratings 2012  20-2-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Henkel has been honored a further three times as a leading proponent of sustainability in its sector – both within Germany and in comparison with its international peers. And the company has also taken … Read the full press release

Armenia’s 2013 presidential elections: calm but no real competition

20-2-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Armenia’s presidential elections on Monday were calm but the campaign lacked substantive political debate and real competition, as three major opposition parties decided not to field candidates, reported observer MEPs. “We have observed a calm election day, … Read the full press release

Statistics on securities issues of Irish financial and non-financial firms: December 2012

20-2-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — At end-December 2012, the outstanding amount of debt securities issued by Irish financial and non-financial firms, and the Government was €1 trillion (or a reduction of approximately 2 per cent since December 2011). This contrasts with a … Read the full press release

Irish President addresses audience at Sorbonne University on European citizenship

20-2-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — As part of an official trip to Paris, President Michael D. Higgins yesterday delivered a lecture at the Paris-Sorbonne University. The lecture, entitled ‘Defining Europe in the Year of the European Citizen’, was delivered to an audience … Read the full press release

Electrabel conteste formellement le rapport de l’auditorat auprès du Conseil de la Concurrence et fera valoir en toute transparence ses arguments

Bruxelles, 20-2-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Electrabel prend acte du rapport remis au Conseil de la Concurrence par l’Auditorat mais conteste formellement les allégations d’abus de position dominante retenues par l’Auditeur dans son rapport. Le rapport déposé aujourd’hui fait suite à une étude de la … Read the full press release

Signing of the Unified Patent Court agreement

Brussels, 20-2-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — The international agreement for establishing a Unified Patent Court (UPC) was signed today in Brussels. It will ensure the uniform applicability of patent law throughout the territories of the signatory countries¹. Opening the signing ceremony, Mr Richard … Read the full press release