Daily Archives: 18, April 2013

Construction begins on Airbus’ U.S. Assembly Line in Mobile, Alabama

Opportunity for some 1,000 high-skilled workers direct and many more in supply chain Blagnac, 18-4-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Airbus manufacturing in the United States advanced another step closer to reality today in Mobile, Alabama, as construction of the company’s A320 Family Assembly … Read the full press release

Alstom T&D India won the coveted ‘Best International Exhibitor’ award at Gridtech 2013

18-4-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Alstom T&D India won the coveted ‘Best International Exhibitor’ award at the recently concluded Gridtech 2013. Gridtech 2013, held from 3rd to 5th April 2013 in New Delhi, is a prestigious event that brings together leading Indian … Read the full press release

Commission welcomes today’s vote of the EP on groundhandling services at EU airports

Brussels, 18-4-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — The European Commission welcomes today’s vote of the European Parliament on groundhandling services at EU airports updating Directive 96/67/EC. With this vote, the Parliament is paving the way for negotiations with the Council and the Commission to … Read the full press release

The BMW Concept X4. The next chapter in the Sports Activity Coupe story.

Munich. 18-4-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Every new BMW X model is a trailblazer. Indeed, the world premiere of the first BMW X model (the BMW X5) in 1999 saw the BMW Group call into being the Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV) segment – … Read the full press release

Europe to strengten its preparedness against natural and man-made disasters

Brussels, 18-4-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — The European Commission today presents a package consisting of two parts: The EU strategy on adaptation to climate change sets out a framework and mechanisms for taking the EU’s preparedness for current and future climate impacts to … Read the full press release

TNT Express has taken note of UPS appeal of EC decision

Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 18-4-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — TNT Express has taken note of the appeal by United Parcel Service Inc. (UPS) to the European Court of Justice regarding the 30 January 2013 decision of the European Commission (EC) to prohibit the proposed … Read the full press release

Commission proposed an amendment to existing accounting legislation to enhance business transparency on social and environmental matters

Brussels, 18-4-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — The European Commission has today proposed an amendment to existing accounting legislation in order to improve the transparency of certain large companies on social and environmental matters. Companies concerned will need to disclose information on policies, risks … Read the full press release

Heineken N.V. releases its 2012 Sustainability Report and sets new 2015 targets

Amsterdam, 18-4-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Heineken N.V. (‘HEINEKEN’) today published its 2012 Sustainability Report. The report focuses on the Company’s efforts to manage the social and environmental impacts of its business in the fiscal year ending December 31, 2012. The full … Read the full press release

The EU-wide testing for horsemeat DNA and phenylbutazone found no food safety issues

Commission publishes European test results on horse DNA and Phenylbutazone: no food safety issues but tougher penalties to apply in the future to fraudulent labelling Brussels, 18-4-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Launched last month, the coordinated EU-wide testing for horsemeat DNA and phenylbutazone1 requested, … Read the full press release

Emerging markets olive oil demand grown at a rate of over 13% since 2007, Rabobank Report

18-4-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Demand for olive oil in emerging markets has grown at a rate of over 13% since 2007 and such double digit growth is expected to continue for at least the next five years. According to a new … Read the full press release

The European Commission extended the Estonian Air state aid investigation opened in February 2013

Brussels, 18-4-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — State aid: Commission extends inquiry into public support measures for Estonian Air The European Commission has extended the scope of an in-depth investigation opened in February 2013 into public support measures in favour of Estonian Air (see IP/13/133) … Read the full press release

EC report on the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia’s progress in implementing EU-related reforms

 The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia: Reforms continue despite political tensions Brussels, 18-4-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — The European Commission issued today a report on the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia’s progress in implementing EU-related reforms and on steps taken on good neighbourly … Read the full press release

ROSATOM at Africa’s largest power and energy exhibition

Johannesburg, 18-4-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — ROSATOM is among more than 200 exhibitors that are participating in Africa’s largest power and energy show. The exhibition which is known as the “Power and Electricity World Africa 2013” is an annual event which brings … Read the full press release

RBI präsentiert sich vor Investoren in London

Regelmäßiger Event zum Meinungsaustausch RBI ist österreichisches Unternehmen mit stärkster Analysten-Coverage 18-4-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Die Raiffeisen Bank International (RBI) präsentierte sich heute in London vor Analysten und institutionellen Anlegern aus den wichtigsten Finanzzentren der Welt. Die Veranstaltung, die bereits seit … Read the full press release

The European Commission to investigate the proposed UK video games tax relief

Brussels, 18-4-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — The European Commission has opened an in-depth investigation into the proposed UK video games tax relief. The objective of the measure is to provide an incentive to video games developers to produce games meeting certain cultural criteria. … Read the full press release

Europe’s cities and regions: Commit extra €1bn from EU funds to support the citizens most in need

Brussels, 18-4-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Europe’s cities and regions have argued that the level of investment for a new fund dedicated to supporting citizens most in need is insufficient. The European Commission has proposed ring-fencing €2.5bn from the total EU cohesion budget … Read the full press release

Airbus’ Cabin BFE Supplier Support Rating recognises suppliers for best in-service performance

Airbus recognises cabin BFE suppliers’ customer support Blagnac, 18-4-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — At the 2013 Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg, Genevieve Laurens-Chassagne, Head of Supplier Support Management – Customer Services at Airbus, presented awards in recognition of those cabin Buyer-Furnished-Equipment (BFE) suppliers … Read the full press release

Refuelling Stop helps Audi connect customers find the cheapest fuel prices at filling stations

18-4-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Fuel prices often rise at peak travel times. Audi helps customers to save money regardless. Refuelling Stop is a new online service available for the A3 family that provides information about the cheapest prices at filling … Read the full press release

Single European patent actions of Spain and Italy vs Council dismissed by the Court of Justice

Court of Justice of the European Union Judgment in Joined Cases C‑274/11 and C–295/11 Luxembourg, 18-4-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — In the light of it being impossible for the Member States to agree on a common system for the whole EU within a … Read the full press release

Die Stadt Essen feiert Weltpremiere für die Stromversorgung in der Innenstadt

RWE Deutschland AG legt bisher längstes Supraleiterkabel Technologie transportiert fünfmal mehr Strom als herkömmliche Leitungen 18-4-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Heute hat die Stadt Essen eine Weltpremiere gefeiert. Mit dem Spatenstich zur Legung des bisher längsten Supraleiterkabels geht die Ruhrmetropole gemeinsam mit … Read the full press release

Flemish Community language requirements for all cross-border employment contracts infringes freedom of movement for workers

Court of Justice of the European Union Judgment in Case C‑202/11 Anton Las v PSA Antwerp NV Luxembourg, 18-4-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — In the particular context of a cross-border employment contract, such a linguistic obligation is disproportionate to the objectives invoked by … Read the full press release

Tampa Electric selects Alstom to provide steam turbine generator set for its Polk Power Station

18-4-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Tampa Electric, which provides electricity for more than 687,000 homes and businesses in West Central Florida, has selected Alstom to provide a new steam turbine generator set for its Polk Power Station.  This equipment package, which includes an … Read the full press release

Statement of the European Commission on Hungary in the Plenary Debate of the EP

Viviane Reding – Vice-President of the European Commission, EU Justice Commissioner Hungary and the Rule of Law EP Plenary/Strasbourg, 18-4-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — President, Minister, Honourable Members, I want to thank the President for holding this debate today on a subject which … Read the full press release

Tex Gunning appointed CEO of TNT Express

Hoofddorp, The Netherlands, 18-4-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — TNT Express NV announces that the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders (AGM) held today appointed Mr Tex Gunning as an additional member of the Executive Board of TNT Express in the position of CEO, with effect … Read the full press release

Olli REHN: Statement on Cyprus in the European Parliament

Olli REHN – Vice-President of the European Commission and member of the Commission responsible for Economic and Monetary Affairs and the Euro European Parliament Strasbourg, 18-4-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — President, Honourable Members, As President Barroso is attending the funeral of Baroness Thatcher … Read the full press release

Heineken reveals Fernando Degrossi from Brazil is the winner of the 2012/13 Your Future Bottle Design Challenge

Amsterdam, 18-4-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Heineken® today announced that Fernando Degrossi is the winner of the 2012/13 Your Future Bottle Design Challenge. The winning design was selected at a live judging event at The Magazzini, Heineken’s space in the heart of … Read the full press release

Annual passenger complaint levels at Arriva’s UK train operations reduced significantly

18-4-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Latest independent figures have revealed that annual passenger complaint levels at Arriva’s UK train operations have reduced with one of the group’s businesses achieving a 90 per cent reduction over the past six years. Data published by … Read the full press release

Compañía Logística de Hidrocarburos CLH, S.A.: nearly €37m invested in the Autonomous Community of the Balearic Islands between 2007 and 2012

The chairman of CLH, José Luis Lopez de Silanes, held a meeting today in Palma (Majorca) with the president of this Autonomous Community, José Ramón Bauzá, to explain to him in person about the company’s activities and the latest investments that have been made … Read the full press release

Erste Bank und Sparkassen continue to focus on innovative products in connection with ‘Austria’s most modern bank account’

New money transfer service: Scan & Pay NFC: contactless payment possible with immediate effect Online safe for personal documents With additional new features, Erste Bank und Sparkassen continue to focus on innovative products in connection with ‘Austria’s most modern bank … Read the full press release

Rabobank and the trade organisations (De Unie, FNV and CNV) reached agreement concerning pruning back the Collective Labour Agreement until the end of 2015

18-4-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — The new Collective Labour Agreement is expected to go into effect on 1 July 2013. The main agreements are: the abolition of variable remuneration, no general wage increase, replacement of the Social Statute by a Social Plan … Read the full press release