Daily Archives: 15, April 2013

Spain, Italy and France the top holiday destinations for the EU27 residents in 2011

15-4-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — In 2011, EU27 residents made 1.0 billion holiday trips1, of which around one quarter were trips outside the country of residence2 (outbound trips). Looking in more detail at these outbound holiday trips, Spain was the top foreign destination of EU27 residents in 2011 (13% … Read the full press release

Andris Piebalgs: 1,000 days to step-up our efforts towards the MDGs

Andris Piebalgs  – European Commissioner for Development  Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, Climate Justice ‘A New Dialogue: Putting People at the Heart of Global Development’ / Dublin, Ireland Dublin, Ireland, 15-4-2013 — /europawire.eu/ —  Distinguished Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen, We have just under … Read the full press release

Daimler AG Annual Shareholders’ Meeting in Berlin approves dividend of €2.20 per share, €2,349 million in total

15-4-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — At the Annual Shareholders’ Meeting of Daimler AG in Berlin on Wednesday, the shareholders approved the distribution of a dividend for the year 2012 of €2.20 per share (prior year: €2.20). The total dividend payout amounts to … Read the full press release

László ANDOR: Social dialogue – vital component of European social model, not a luxury

László ANDOR – European Commissioner responsible for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion Conference on Industrial Relations and Social Dialogue in Europe 2012/Budapest Budapest, 15-4-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Ladies and gentlemen, It is my pleasure to welcome you to this conference on industrial relations … Read the full press release

Androulla Vassiliou: EU funding for research and education – inspiring science today and in the future

Androulla Vassiliou – Member of the European Education in charge of Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth CERN visit / Geneva, 15-4-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — It is a great pleasure to be here with you this morning in one of the leading institutions of … Read the full press release

Dr. Dieter Zetsche, Chairman of the Board of Management of Daimler AG and Head of Mercedes-Benz Cars: “Growth and efficiency: Daimler is staying the course”

Affirmation of long-term strategy and goals Start of biggest growth program in the company’s history Efficiency programs to lead to savings of €4 billion by end of 2014 Voting on a stable dividend of €2.20 per share Berlin, 15-4-2013 — … Read the full press release

The European Commission, ECB and IMF comment on the conclusion of the review mission to Greece

Brussels, 15-4-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Staff teams from the European Commission (EC), European Central Bank (ECB), and International Monetary Fund (IMF) have concluded their review mission to Greece. The mission has reached staff-level agreement with the authorities on the economic and financial … Read the full press release

LAAD Defense & Security exposition in Brazil will feature Eurocopter light- and medium-lift helicopters

Eurocopter’s long-term commitment to Brazilian helicopter operators and industry is being marked at the LAAD Defense & Security exposition 15-4-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — This week’s LAAD Defense & Security exposition will feature a comprehensive lineup of Eurocopter light- and medium-lift helicopters, … Read the full press release

2013 FIA World Endurance Championship one-two victory for Audi at Silverstone

Ingolstadt/Silverstone, 15-4-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Audi began the 2013 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) in World Champion’s style. The two Audi R18 e-tron quattro cars dominated the Silverstone 6 Hours and deservingly clinched a one-two victory. For Audi, following the one-two … Read the full press release

23.632 people were identified or presumed victims of trafficking in the EU over the 2008-2010 period

Trafficking in human beings: more victims in the EU but Member states are slow to respond Brussels, 15-4-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — This is the most striking figure emerging from the first report on trafficking in human beings in Europe, published today by … Read the full press release

Cement Australia to be operated as a joint venture by HeidelbergCement and Holcim

HeidelbergCement and Holcim intend joint control of Cement Australia 15-4-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — HeidelbergCement and Holcim intend to balance their respective interests in Cement Australia and to operate the company as a joint venture. HeidelbergCement plans to acquire from Holcim … Read the full press release

The European Commission cleared the acquisition of cheese specialist, Zijerveld, and its packaging unit, Den Hollander Food, by FrieslandCampina

Green light for acquisition of cheese specialist 15-4-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — On 7 January 2013, FrieslandCampina signed an agreement to acquire the two companies and submitted the acquisition for approval to the European Competition Authorities. The European Commission has approved the … Read the full press release

Commissioner Šemeta: The surge in Member States’ appetite for progress and action in the fight against evasion is extremely welcome

Dublin, 15-4-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — It’s a bit of a surprise – but a very nice one – to be here in Dublin today, and to be able to share with you the outcome of a highly engaging discussion we had on … Read the full press release

RWE Dea wächst weiter

Betriebsergebnis 2012 auf 685 Millionen Euro gestiegen Investitionen mit 658 Millionen Euro auf hohem Niveau Reserven-/ Ressourcenbasis weiter ausgebaut Hamburg, 15-4-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Die RWE Dea AG hat nach den erfolgreichen Vorjahren das Ergebnis erneut deutlich verbessert: Mit 685 … Read the full press release

The acquisition of UK cable operator Virgin Media by Liberty Global of the US has been cleared by the European Commission

Brussels, 15-4-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — The European Commission has cleared under the EU Merger Regulation the proposed acquisition of UK cable operator Virgin Media Inc., registered in the US, by the US-based company Liberty Global, Inc. The transaction, with a value of … Read the full press release

AB Volvo invitation to press and tele conference in Stockholm

15-4-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — AB Volvo hereby invites the media to a press conference on April 25 2013 in conjunction with the release of the Volvo Group report for the first quarter 2013. The press conference will take place 09:00 at … Read the full press release

The European Commission proposes new EU-wide rules for safer and more environmental lorries

Brussels, 15-4-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — The European Commission proposed today new rules to allow manufacturers to develop more aerodynamic lorries which will reduce fuel consumption by 7-10%, cut emissions of greenhouse gases, and also enhance the safety of vulnerable road users. The … Read the full press release

Androulla Vassiliou, Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth to meet Marie Curie scientists at CERN

Brussels, 15-4-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Androulla Vassiliou, Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth, will visit the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) in Geneva, Switzerland, on 15 April to meet scientists and researchers supported with funding from the EU Marie Curie Actions. Members of the team … Read the full press release