Monthly Archives: April 2013

EC refers Greece and Italy to Court for failure to enforce ban on cages for laying hens

Brussels, 30-4-2013 — / — Today, the European Commission decided to take Greece and Italy to the Court of Justice of the European Union over the failure to correctly implement Directive 1999/74/EC banning “un-enriched cages” (battery cages). The political decision for the ban on “un-enriched” … Read the full press release

Cassidian presented training systems and solutions for mobile command and control of operations at AFCEA in the Bad Godesberg town hall in Bonn

STAR*BRICKS saves time and costs for the creation and development of highly complex training simulations VeSA and HochZeN close armed forces’ key capability gap in the sphere of mobile command and control of operations Bonn, 30-4-2013 — / —  With … Read the full press release

New Mercedes-Benz Driving Events 2013/2014 Season

The new Driving Events from Mercedes-Benz for the 2013/2014 season offer participants thrills galore and the height of driving enjoyment while honing their driving skills. The comprehensive programme spans the range from driving safety to adrenaline-charged race circuit training and … Read the full press release

The European Commission refered Spain to EU’s Court of Justice over discriminatory real estate taxation

Brussels, 30-4-2013 — / — Taxation: Commission refers Spain to Court over discriminatory real estate taxation The European Commission has decided to refer Spain to the EU’s Court of Justice for discriminatory real estate tax rules that prevent non-residents from enjoying the same tax benefits as … Read the full press release

Mercedes-Benz Trucks leads European heavy-duty segment with 23 percent market share thanks to Euro VI compliance

Full Euro VI compliance: The Arocs rounds out Mercedes-Benz’ range of heavy-duty trucks Actros, Antos, Arocs — specialized, environmentally friendly, and economical Arocs to be launched on the market in mid-2013 Stuttgart/Wuppertal, 30-4-2013 — / — The Actros, Antos, and Arocs form … Read the full press release

Uri II HEP success for Alstom in India

Four Francis turbines successfully spun within 24 hours  30-4-2013 — / — Alstom in India today announced a major milestone that it achieved when all four 60 MW Francis vertical turbines being installed by Alstom at the Uri II HEP successfully … Read the full press release

Mr. Neven Mimica named by Croatia as Commissioner-designate for consumer protection

Brussels, 30-4-2013 — / — Mr Neven Mimica has today been named by Croatia as Commissioner-designate. President Barroso has met with Mr Mimica and has confirmed his agreement for Mr Mimica’s candidacy. President Barroso has indicated his intention to assign to Mr … Read the full press release

Alstom & Transmashholding open new production facility in Russia for asynchronous traction drives for electric locomotives

30-4-2013 — / — Alstom and its Russian partner, Transmashholding (TMH), today inaugurated a joint production site dedicated to asynchronous traction drives for electric locomotives in Novocherkassk, in southern Russia. This modern traction drive will equip the locomotives jointly developed and … Read the full press release

BMW Awards the Prize for Artists under the Age of 35 Years to Till Nowak at KINO DER KUNST in Munich

Munich, 30-4-2013 — / — On Sunday, after four days and over 5,000 visitors, the KINO DER KUNST in Munich, a festival exclusively for the films of visual artists, culminated with the presentation of the two main awards.The first prize went to Almagul … Read the full press release

The European Commission waits for feedback on commitments offered by Google to address competition concerns

Brussels, 30-4-2013 — / — Commission seeks feedback on commitments offered by Google to address competition concerns – questions and answers A) The Commission’s concerns Why does the Commission decide to intervene in such a fast-moving market, where the pace of innovation … Read the full press release

European Commission supports global Girls in ICT Day

Brussels, 30-4-2013 — / — How can we encourage more young female tech talent into digital jobs? The European Commission, European Parliament and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) are coming together on Girls in ICT Day (25 April) to find new ways of encouraging … Read the full press release

Henri Malosse, EESC President: Without a European vision, there can be no sustainable solution to energy access

29-4-2013 — / — During his visit to Lithuania, Henri Malosse, EESC President, travelled to the Ignalina plant, closed at the request of the European Commission as one of the conditions of Lithuania’s accession to the European Union. “Access to energy is … Read the full press release

airberlin business client sales structure has been restructured

29-4-2013 — / — Business client sales at airberlin have been restructured under the leadership of Stefan Magiera, Vice President Corporate Sales. “The requirements of business travel agencies and travel offices are becoming increasingly complex against the backdrop of cost reductions … Read the full press release

Scuderia Ferrari test driver Marc Gené opened Ferrari Store in Las Rozas, nearby Madrid

Madrid, 29-4-2013 — / — There’s a new piece in the jigsaw of Ferrari Stores around the world. Yesterday evening, one was opened in Las Rozas, in the immediate vicinity of the Spanish capital, Madrid within the “Factory” shopping centre. Guest of … Read the full press release

ECB: Signs of improved financial market integration in second half of 2012

29-4-2013 — / — An improvement in financial market integration was observed in the second half of 2012, after a further deterioration in the first half of the year caused by adverse market sentiment, worsened fiscal conditions and bank fragility in … Read the full press release

Prime Minister Enrico Letta congratulated by President of the EC Herman Van Rompuy on the formation of the new government of Italy

Brussels, 29-4-2013 — / — On behalf of the European Union and personally I would like to warmly congratulate Prime Minister Enrico Letta on the formation of the new government. I am sure that under his leadership there will be a strong … Read the full press release

London’s Great Northern Hotel in King’s Cross returns to its former glory re-opening as a luxury boutique hotel

Lewis Cubitt’s restored Victorian railway hotel reveals £40 million renovation in May 2013 29-4-2013 — / — The Great Northern Hotel, one of London great’s Victorian railway hotels, originally designed by Lewis Cubitt in 1854, officially re-opens on Thursday 9th May … Read the full press release

Mit RWE-Flugthermografie Energie sparen

Verfahren zeigt Energieeffizienzpotenziale für Gebäude RWE und Stadt Essen sind Vorreiter 29-4-2013 — / — Mit dem Verfahren der luftgestützten Thermografie haben RWE Deutschland und die Stadt Essen in den vergangenen Wochen 24.000 Wärmebilder der Ruhr-Metropole gesammelt. Diese Aufnahmen werden genutzt, … Read the full press release

ROSATOM presented perspective projects at ENKO 2013 Conference in Bratislava, Slovakia

29-4-2013 — / — On April 24, 2013 at ENKO 2013 Conference in Bratislava vice-president of JSC Rusatom Overseas (ROSATOM’s subsidiary, responsible for international business development) Ivo Kouklik presented on ROSATOM investment projects, perspective in Europe and in the world and … Read the full press release

Safran opened its new “Paul-Louis Weiller” building in Issy-les-Moulineaux, south of Paris

Paris, 29-4-2013 — / — André Santini, former French minister, and currently Deputy and Mayor of Issy-les-Moulineaux, and Jean-Paul Herteman, Chairman and CEO of Safran, today inaugurated Safran’s new building in Issy-les-Moulineaux, just south of Paris. It is named after one of … Read the full press release

EIB President Werner Hoyer at the Brookings Institution

29-4-2013 — / — The President of the European Investment Bank, Werner Hoyer, participated at the margin of the IMF / World Bank spring meetings at a panel discussion “The Way Forward for the Eurozone and Europe: A Conversation with European … Read the full press release

New tougher EU rules to ensure chemicals used in industrial processes are not diverted to illegal drug production

29-4-2013 — / — New rules to ensure that chemicals used in industrial processes, such as manufacturing plastics, textiles, aspirin, flu and allergy remedies, dyes and perfumes, are not diverted to the illegal production of heroin, speed or crack were adopted … Read the full press release

MIT Technology Review recognized ABB’s hybrid high-voltage direct current (HVDC) breaker among top 10 technologies

Zurich, Switzerland, 29-4-2013 — / — ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has been recognized by MIT Technology Review for its hybrid high-voltage direct current (HVDC) breaker, placing it among the ten most important technology milestones of the past year. … Read the full press release

MEPs quizzed ECB Vice-President Vitor Constancio on credit flow to businesses and households

29-4-2013 — / — MEPs quizzed European Central Bank Vice-President Vitor Constancio on what more can be done to help credit flow to businesses and households, whether austerity is the right recipe, ECB transparency and possible interest rate cuts at Wednesday’s … Read the full press release

EDP won the Kaizen Award in recognition of its success in applying the Lean methodology

29-4-2013 — / — Since 2004, EDP implemented more than 4,000 Lean initiatives that resulted in productivity gains. With these initiatives, EDP received the highest award given by the Kaizen Institute. EDP received the Kaizen Award in recognition of its success … Read the full press release

International Airport In Khujand, Tajikistan received $3m from EBRD to modernise its runway and control equipment

29-4-2013 — / — Tajikistan is often referred to as “remote” by the outside world, but with continuing EBRD investment in its infrastructure it is becoming more accessible. The international airport in Khujand, the country’s second-largest city, will be able to … Read the full press release

Zakłady Azotowe w Tarnowie-Mościcach S.A. dividend payment for 2012

29-4-2013 — / — The Ordinary General Meeting of the Shareholders in Zakłady Azotowe w Tarnowie-Mościcach S.A. The Management Board of the Company informs that the Ordinary General Meeting passed the resolution concerning the dividend payment from the revenue of … Read the full press release

The European Investment Bank will step up its annual lending by more than 40 percent, to around EUR 70bn

29-4-2013 — / — The EIB is one of “five major building blocks” for economic recovery and sustainability according to an editorial article published today in the International Herald Tribune and co-signed by Olli Rehn, European Commissioner for economic and monetary affairs; Jeroen … Read the full press release

Catherine Ashton visited officially China and Mongolia

Brussels, 29-4-2013 — / — High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice President of European Commission Catherine Ashton is travelling today on an official visit to China and Mongolia. In China from 25-28 April, the High Representative will … Read the full press release

Solarwatt GmbH Presents Innovative Solar Power Systems at the Dresden Eventwerk

Restart with customer event on 24.04.13 in the Eventwerk Dresden Decentralized energy supply and independence in the focus of the systems SOLARWATT has a future with innovative ‘Made in Germany’ systems. Dresden, 29-4-2013 — / — The pioneer of the solar … Read the full press release