Monthly Archives: May 2013

Richard Bennison appointed Non-Executive Director R J Kiln & Co Limited and Kiln Group

London, 31-5-2013 — / — Kiln, the forward thinking specialist insurance and reinsurance business which is part of the Tokio Marine group, today announced that it has appointed Richard Bennison as a Non-Executive Director to the R J Kiln & … Read the full press release

EC opens public consultation on future EU health and safety at work policy framework

Brussels,  31-5-2013 — / — Health and safety at work: Commission opens public consultation on future EU policy framework The European Commission has launched a public consultation to gather insights and contributions from the public further to results of the evaluation … Read the full press release

Hilti issues safety alert regarding non-Hilti cartridges of inferior quality

31-5-2013 — / — Hilti powder actuated fastening systems have been successfully used on construction sites around the globe for over 60 years. Safety of personnel is essential for us. Inferior quality cartridges can burn uncleanly and create a build-up of … Read the full press release

Prehistoric fashion show event in London

31-5-2013 — / — Research by archaeologists at the University of Southampton and the Natural History Museum Vienna will be showcased in London this weekend at a special prehistoric fashion show event – staged as part of an international Humanities festival, ‘The … Read the full press release

Report: EU-funded Eco-innovative SMEs produce above average returns

Brussels, 31-5-2013 — / —  Investment in SMEs working in the area of environmentally innovative technologies is producing above average returns, creating valuable jobs and also alleviating environmental impacts, according to a new report. The performance of young SMEs funded over … Read the full press release

Stockholm University Institute for Stress Research will be the host of the 20th PNIRS Scientific Meeting in collaboration with Karolinska Institutet

Pioneering discoveries on the brain and immune defense 31-5-2013 — / — It’s true that the brain governs the body, but the body also governs the brain, for example when the immune defense system makes us rest when we’re sick. This … Read the full press release

European Youth Week – 25 years of EU support for Youth

Androulla VASSILIOU Speech CHARLEMAGNE Building/Brussels, 31-5-2013 — / — Ladies and gentlemen, Dear friends, Thank you for joining me to celebrate the 25 years of EU Youth Programmes: Youth for Europe, Youth and, now, Youth in Action. 25 years, roughly a generation … Read the full press release

Transport group Stagecoach confirmed the appointment of two Managing Directors at its UK Bus division

31-5-2013 — / — Philip Norwell, currently Commercial Director, Stagecoach East, will take on the role of Managing Director, Stagecoach South East from 1 September following the announcement that current South East Managing Director Paul Southgate is to retire on 1 … Read the full press release

Henkel Klebstoffe als Problemlöser für Roboterhersteller

31-5-2013 — / — Sie können tonnenschwere Lasten heben, funktionieren unter den härtesten Einsatzbedingungen und arbeiten 24 Stunden am Tag ohne Pause. Seit ihrem Erscheinen in den frühen 1960er Jahren haben Roboter die Industriewelt erobert. Für den Bau dieser erstaunlichen Maschinen … Read the full press release

Catherine Ashton to visit Singapore for the Shangri La dialogue (Asia Security dialogue)

Brussels, 31-5-2013 — / — High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the Commission Catherine Ashton travels this week to Singapore where she is to represent the European Union in the Shangri La dialogue on 31 … Read the full press release

European Investment Bank to provide EUR 100m for key investments in Cyprus

Nicosia, 31-5-2013 — / — The European Investment Bank (EIB) is to provide EUR 100 million for key investments in Cyprus. The loan will be used to part-finance investments totalling EUR 1 177 million in areas identified under the National Strategic Reference Framework … Read the full press release

Wood Group PSN (WGPSN) extends UK duty holder and management services contract

31-5-2013 — / — Wood Group PSN (WGPSN) will continue to provide duty holder and asset management services to the Hummingbird Spirit floating storage offloading production (FPSO) vessel, under a new contract extension from Teekay. Effective from April 2013, the contract … Read the full press release

Siim Kallas at European Sea Ports Conference in Varna: Making the most of Europe’s ports to drive trade and growth

European Sea Ports Conference, Varna 31-5-2013 — / —  Ladies and gentlemen, It’s a pleasure to be back at ESPO’s conference and speak at such a vital time for Europe’s port community. One year ago, in Sopot, we were still in the … Read the full press release

Commissioner Cecilia Malmström: “I welcome the agreement on the Schengen proposals at trilogue and Coreper level”

Brussels, 31-5-2013 — / — “I welcome the agreement on the Schengen proposals at trilogue and Coreper level. The agreement paves the way to a sound Schengen governance based on clear and transparent rules that will make the system more efficient, … Read the full press release

Alstom, Transmashholding to develop Russia’s first dual-voltage electric freight locomotive for the Russian Railways

31-5-2013 — / — Alstom, its Russian partner Transmashholding (TMH) and the Russian Railways (RZD) have entered into an agreement for the development of the first Russian dual-voltage freight locomotive called “2ES20”. The dual-voltage, double-section mainline electric locomotive with asynchronous traction drive, will … Read the full press release

Tonio Borg: we must strive to make tobacco products and smoking less attractive to young people

Tonio Borg – Health and Consumer Policy Commissioner  Brussels, 30-5-2013 — / — “On the eve of World No Tobacco Day, I call on Members of the European Parliament and on Europe’s Health Ministers to support the Commission’s proposal on tobacco products. As … Read the full press release

Eurocopter unveils the next-generation VIP versions of EC175 helicopters

Eurocopter today set new standards in business and private aviation by unveiling the next-generation EC175 helicopter in its Executive and VIP versions, which combine unparalleled elements of style and comfort with the largest cabin of any medium-sized twin-engine helicopter. Geneva, … Read the full press release

Neelie Kroes: The politics of the completing the telecoms single market

Internal Market and Consumer Protection (IMCO) Committee, European Parliament /Brussels Brussels, 30-5-2013 — / — To add your comment to this speech, see the social version of the speech here I am going to do something unusual today. Instead of delivering the … Read the full press release

Die Oesterreichische Nationalbank (OeNB) in der NS-Zeit

Wien, 30-5-2013 — / — Die Oesterreichische Nationalbank (OeNB) beauftragte eine Historikergruppe unter der Leitung von Univ.-Prof. Dr. Oliver Rathkolb und Dr. Theodor Venus, die Vorgänge in der OeNB in den Jahren unmittelbar vor dem „Anschluss“ 1938 und unter dem Nationalsozialistischen (NS) … Read the full press release

EC President José Manuel Barroso met with high-level religious leaders

Statement by the President of the European Commission José Manuel Barroso Brussels, 30-5-2013 — / — Good afternoon ladies and gentlemen, It is my pleasure and honour to receive today – together with President Van Rompuy and Vice President Surján, who replaces President … Read the full press release

Leading Turkish farm tractors manufacturer received financing from EBRD

A new tractor plant and a more powerful engine for regional agriculture 30-5-2013 — / — A new tractor plant and a more efficient tractor engine will be built in Turkey with a loan from the European Bank for Reconstruction and … Read the full press release

Biotie Therapies Corp. through its partner H.Lundbeck A/S introduced Selincro in the United Kingdom

Turku, 30-5-2013 — / — Biotie today announced that its partner H.Lundbeck A/S (Lundbeck) has launched Selincro in the United Kingdom. According to the terms of the license agreement between Biotie and Lundbeck for Selincro, Biotie is eligible for a milestone payment … Read the full press release

Saxo Bank launched Trade Navigator on

30-5-2013 — / — Saxo Bank, the multi-asset online trading and investment specialist, has launched Trade Navigator on, a new trading tool that provides daily technical insight into around 200 instruments. By amalgamating several known and widely used technical indicators … Read the full press release

Chr. Hansen introduces new culture to ensure the quality of your mozzarella cheese

30-5-2013 — / — Chr. Hansen introduces the next generation of its popular STI™ cheese cultures — the most dependable solution for mozzarella and other pasta filata type cheeses on the market. No longer should cheese manufacturers accept the cost of … Read the full press release

Dassault Falcon Jet plans to increase the size of its completion center in Little Rock, Arkansas

Little Rock, Arkansas, 30-5-2013 — / — Dassault Falcon Jet plans to increase the size of its completion center in Little Rock, Arkansas to accommodate future Falcons, it was announced today at a press conference attended by Governor Mike Beebe of … Read the full press release

U.S. FTC antitrust clearance for Bayer’s offer to acquire Conceptus, Inc. of California

Offer expires at midnight on June 4/5, 2013 Leverkusen,  30-5-2013 — / — Antitrust clearance from the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) was obtained with respect to Bayer’s acquisition of Conceptus, Inc., Mountain View, California (NASDAQ:CPTS). The FTC raised no objection … Read the full press release

EU27 2012 CO2 emissions expected to have decreased by 2.1% YoY

Early estimates of CO2 emissions from energy use 30-5-2013 — / — Eurostat estimates that in 2012 carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from fossil fuel combustion decreased by 2.1% in the EU27, compared with the previous year1, after a fall of 4.1% in 2011. … Read the full press release

Alstom acquired Canadian substation automation solutions company ASAT Solutions Inc.

30-5-2013 — / — Alstom Grid has closed the acquisition of ASAT Solutions Inc. (ASAT), a Calgary, Alberta, Canada based substation automation solutions provider. ASAT is a Smart Grid technology company that specializes in managing, securing, and delivering substation information for … Read the full press release

EC recommends to the Council to abrogate Excessive Deficit Procedure for 5 EU member states

Brussels, 30-5-2013 — / —  Commission takes steps under the Excessive Deficit Procedure.   Which decisions has the Commission taken today as regards the Excessive Deficit Procedure? The Commission has today recommended that the Council abrogate the Excessive Deficit Procedure (EDP) … Read the full press release

Jean-Yves Grandidier of French Wind Power Association: France to invest in large-scale offshore wind power off the coast of Normandy and Brittany

At the National Wind Energy Conference in Kalmar of 22-23 May Jean-Yves Grandidier, Secretary-General of FEE (French Wind Power Association), presented the French program for offshore wind power 30-5-2013 — / — Under the theme “Offshore Wind Power Creates regional growth in France” … Read the full press release