Daily Archives: 25, February 2013

Internal Energy Market a key discussion at Energy Council in Brussels

25-2-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — EU Energy Ministers discussed two key energy papers at today’s TTE (Energy) Council in Brussels: the Communication on the Internal Energy Market and the ‘ILUC’ legislative proposal amending the Directives on the promotion of the use of … Read the full press release

Red Eléctrica will invest 365 million euros in the Balearic Islands’ transmission grid

The investment programme includes the Majorca-Ibiza interconnection, due for completion in 2015 25-2-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Red Eléctrica de España will allocate to the Balearic Islands’ electricity transmission grid 30% of the 1 billion euros from the special programme for strategic … Read the full press release

Minister for Agriculture determined to achieve collective agreement for the early introduction of effective discards ban under reformed CFP

25-2-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Minister for Agriculture, Food and Marine, Simon Coveney TD, will be seeking agreement from his European colleagues at next week’s Fisheries Council on when and how introduce an effective discards ban in the context of the reform … Read the full press release


25-2-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Eight years ago, the family-owned Swiss company Victorinox took over the long-established company Wenger, headquartered in Delémont, and has since managed it as a standalone subsidiary. Now Victorinox will integrate Wenger’s knife business. This move eliminates duplication … Read the full press release

Tobacco in the EU: Exposure to second hand smoke reduced, but still too high, says Commission report

Brussels, 25-2-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Protection from second hand smoke has improved considerably in the EU, according to a report published by the Commission today. 28% of Europeans were exposed to second hand smoke in bars in 2012 – down from 46% … Read the full press release

Rexel appoints Catherine Guillouard as Group Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Member of the Executive Committee

25-2-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Rexel has announced the appointment of Catherine Guillouard as Group Chief Financial Officer, Group Senior Vice President and member of the Executive Committee, effective at the latest May 6, 2013. Catherine Guillouard will join Rexel from Eutelsat … Read the full press release

Irish Presidency intensifies negotiations with European Institutions on future EU budget

President Schulz to join President Barroso in Dublin next week for key meetings with Irish Presidency 25-2-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — The Irish Presidency has this week intensified discussions on the future seven-year budget, the Multi-annual Financial Framework (MFF). The Irish Presidency … Read the full press release

The Haydn Green Charitable Trust has donated £1.5million to The University of Nottingham to promote innovation and entrepreneurship

25-2-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — The substantial gift will build on the achievements of the University’s Institute for Enterprise and Innovation (UNIEI), which since its launch in 2000 has become a key national centre for entrepreneurship education. UNIEI was founded at Nottingham University … Read the full press release

President Barroso on the result of the presidential elections in Cyprus

Brussels, 25-2-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — In my own name and in the name of the European Commission, I warmly congratulate Nikos Anastasiades on his election as the President of Cyprus. The Cypriot people have given Mr. Anastasiades a strong mandate to implement … Read the full press release

Icelandair Group and Boeing finalize orders for 737 MAX

Agreement includes sixteen firm orders and eight purchase rights 25-2-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — On the 6th of December last year Icelandair Group and Boeing signed a commitment for Boeing 737 MAX aircraft. The agreements have now been finalized.  Icelandair Group has made … Read the full press release

Audit leads EU to rethink “temporary accommodation” rules after natural disasters

Luxembourg, 25-2-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Following a report from the EU auditors, the European Commission is to clarify rules on financing “temporary accommodation” following natural disasters. The report examined events following the April 2009 earthquake that hit the Italian Abruzzi region and … Read the full press release

Update on redeployment of Merck Serono employees in Geneva

The job prospects of approximately 750 employees – i.e. 6 people out of 10 – have been resolved Geneva, Switzerland, 25-2-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Merck Serono today provided an update on the redeployment of its Geneva-based staff at the end of 2012. About … Read the full press release

The Council: Agricultural measures for outermost regions and Aegean islands

Brussels, 25-2-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Today the Council adopted regulations laying down specific measures for agriculture in the outermost regions of the EU (67/12) and in the smaller Aegean islands (68/12) following a first reading agreement with the European Parliament. In November last year, … Read the full press release

Sanofi: ZALTRAP® (aflibercept) Approved in the EU for Patients with Previously Treated Metastatic Colorectal Cancer

First and only agent to statistically significantly improve survival in combination with FOLFIRI chemotherapy after an oxaliplatin regimen Paris, France and Tarrytown, NY, 25-2-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Sanofi (EURONEXT: SAN and NYSE: SNY) and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: REGN) today announced that … Read the full press release

SPEECH: Statement by President Barroso following his meeting with Mr Jens Stoltenberg, Prime Minister of Norway

José Manuel Durão Barroso – President of the European Commission Brussels, 25-2-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Let me wholeheartedly welcome Prime Minister Stoltenberg in Brussels. I am very glad that my friend Jens Stoltenberg could follow my invitation swiftly further to my visit to … Read the full press release

Speech: The future evolution of the Economic and Monetary Union

Olli REHN – Vice-President of the European Commission and member of the Commission responsible for Economic and Monetary Affairs and the Euro Interparliamentary Meeting/Dublin, 25-2-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Honourable Minister, Members of Parliament, Ladies and Gentlemen, Thank you for the invitation to … Read the full press release

Leoni new LSH 3 robot dresspack prevents collisions of industrial robots

The market’s smartest and most compact robotic dresspack available Laatzen / Nuremberg, 25-2-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Leoni, the leading provider of cables and cable systems to the automotive sector and other industries, introduces its next-generation robot dresspack, the LSH 3, for … Read the full press release

Irish Minister for Agriculture discusses today’s Agrifish Council in Brussels

25-2-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Irish Minister for Minister for Agriculture, Food and Marine, Simon Coveney TD, is chairing today’s meeting of the Agrifish Council in Brussels. He gave a doorstep interview as he arrived at the meeting.  The Irish Presidency’s approach to this … Read the full press release

Small cap and manufacturing deals lead the way as Manchester advisors harness opportunities to restore deal flow

Experian reveals Manchester’s 2012 corporate finance deals review Nottingham, 25-2-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — According to analysis by Experian ®, the global information services company, small cap deals (with a transaction value under £10 million) and deals in the manufacturing sector were … Read the full press release

Fighting evasion: Commission launches consultations on EU Taxpayer’s Code and EU Tax Identification Number

Brussels, 25-2-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Today the European Commission launched two public consultations on specific measures which could improve tax collection and ensure better tax compliance across the EU. The first consultation is on the development of a European Taxpayer’s Code, which … Read the full press release

Rudi Feitsma, UKFast: Small-Thinking Businesses Jeopardizing Big Success Online

25-2-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Small-thinking firms are risking the big online success they dream of, with poorly planned data centre strategies. Rudi Feitsma, director of data centre sales at UKFast who previously worked at blue chips across the globe including Vodafone … Read the full press release

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore speaks with EP Budget Committee Chair Lamassoure on MFF

25-2-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — The Tánaiste (Irish Deputy Prime Minister) and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Eamon Gilmore TD, met Mr Alain Lamassoure, Chair of the European Parliament’s Budgetary Committee, in Dublin today to discuss the future of the EU’s … Read the full press release

Danish scientists make racehorses fertile

25-2-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Ten percent of mares have difficulties conceiving. But now two Danish researchers have discovered what the trouble is and produced a product to help such horses become pregnant. The product has been successfully tested in the field … Read the full press release

Loewe launches the first integrated wireless 3D home cinema speaker system worldwide

Kronach, 25-2-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Introduced as a world premiere at the ISE 2013, the Loewe 3D Orchestra IS, an integrated wireless 3D home cinema speaker system, represents Loewe’s core brand values minimalist design, meaningful innovation, and exclusive individuality once again … Read the full press release

Oscar triumph for MEDIA-backed films Amour and Searching for Sugar Man

Brussels, 25-2-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — European Commissioner Androulla Vassiliou has paid tribute to the makers of EU-backed films Amour and Searching for Sugar Man after their success at last night’s 85th Academy Awards in Hollywood. Austrian director Michael Haneke scooped the Oscar for Best Foreign … Read the full press release

Gamesa provides a preview of its 2012 results*, in line with its 2013-2015 Business Plan

The company shores up its balance sheet in the net amount of 584 million euros  25-2-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Gamesa this afternoon released a preview of its 2012 results, in line with the guidance the company provided the market on 25 … Read the full press release

How new trade deals can boost jobs and growth in the EU – Irish Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation

25-2-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Ireland’s Presidency of the Council of the European Union can give a major boost at EU level to the kind of progress that the Government is already making in Ireland on job market reform and job … Read the full press release

PSA Peugeot Citroën: Full Year 2012 Financial Results

25-2-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — In the context of the deterioration of the European automotive market, the overall efforts deployed by the Group and the difficult decisions taken have enabled PSA Peugeot Citroën in 2012 to lay the foundations for its industrial … Read the full press release

Commissioner Malmström presents Action Plan on Visa Liberalisation with Georgia

Brussels, 25-2-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Today in Tbilisi, Georgia, Commissioner Malmström will hand the Action Plan for Visa Liberalisation over to Georgia’s authorities. The presentation of the Action Plan represents a further step towards full visa liberalisation. It clearly sets out all … Read the full press release

Malaysia Airlines orders up to 36 ATR 72-600s

The aircraft will be operated by the regional subsidiaries Firefly and MASwings Toulouse,  25-2-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — ATR and the flag carrier Malaysia Airlines today signed a purchase agreement for 20 firm ATR 72-600s, plus options for 16 additional aircraft. The … Read the full press release