Daily Archives: 5, June 2013

Bayer Science & Education Foundation launches new round of funding – Applications now possible online till July 15, 2013

Bayer foundation scholarships – EUR 200,000 for work and study abroad Support for ambitious study projects in the fields of science, engineering, medicine and teacher training in scientific subjects / Hermann Strenger scholarships to sponsor career-training projects abroad  Leverkusen, 5-6-2013 … Read the full press release

Hundreds Mississippians attend rally at American Eurocopter facility in Columbus calling on Congress to restore funds for UH-72A Lakota helicopters

Columbus, Mississippi , 5-6-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant, U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker, U.S. Rep. Gregg Harper and U.S. Rep. Alan Nunnelee joined leaders of EADS North America and American Eurocopter at a rally Thursday to call on Congress to … Read the full press release

Singapore Airlines (SIA) announced its plans to purchase up to 50 more Airbus A350 XWB aircraft

Third order from carrier for all-new Airbus mid-size widebody Blagnac, 5-6-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — 5-6-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Singapore Airlines (SIA) has announced that it will purchase up to 50 more A350 XWB aircraft. The agreement covers a firm order for 30 more … Read the full press release

The European Commission approved the conversion of Walloon Region residual claim into Sonaca equity

Brussels, 5-6-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — The European Commission has approved a plan by the Walloon Region to convert into equity a residual claim of €43.5 million held against the Belgian aeronautics company Sonaca, in which the Region has a 92.29% holding. The Commission … Read the full press release

AXA Real Estate Investment Managers acquired Bodio Center business park in Milan from Aberdeen Asset Management

Paris, 5-6-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — AXA Real Estate Investment Managers (“AXA Real Estate”), the leading real estate portfolio and asset manager in Europe¹, with €45 billion of assets under management as at March 2013, announces that it has acquired on behalf of a client, … Read the full press release

Die RBA-Holding und die BEKB verkaufen die Entris Operations AG an die Swisscom IT Services

Erschliessung von zusätzlichen Skaleneffekten: Verarbeitungsgeschäft geht an die Swisscom Die RBA-Holding und die BEKB verkaufen die Entris Operations AG an die Swisscom IT Services. Damit erschliessen sie das Potenzial für zusätzliche Skaleneffekte im Zahlungsverkehr und in der Wertschriftenverarbeitung. 5-6-2013 — … Read the full press release

UK study: big business could learn survival lessons from family businesses

5-6-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Family businesses are less likely to fail than big business because they are usually made up of a well functioning and diverse board of directors who are able to advise effectively. A report published today by researchers … Read the full press release

Swisscom commits CHF 10 million to Early Stage Fund for Swiss start-ups

5-6-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Swisscom has committed a total of CHF 10 million for an Early Stage Fund which will be used as of now to provide support and assistance to start-up companies in the information and communication technology, media and … Read the full press release

Volvo Group delivered 16,572 trucks in April 2013

5-6-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Deliveries from the Volvo Group’s truck operations in April 2013 amounted to 16,572 vehicles. This was a decrease of 2% compared with the year-earlier month. Volvo Group – Total deliveries by market for all brands (Volvo, Mack, Renault … Read the full press release

EC: Latvia ready to adopt euro in 2014

Brussels, 5-6-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Today, the European Commission publishes its 2013 Convergence Report on Latvia, together with a citizen’s summary that briefly explains the report and the rationale behind it. The Commission concludes that Latvia has achieved a high degree of sustainable economic … Read the full press release

Máire GEOGHEGAN-QUINN: Role of research & innovation in agriculture

European Parliament/Brussels, 5-6-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — We share a saying in most European languages that necessity is the mother of invention. For agriculture, such a moment of necessity has come in the search for new approaches to farming. Solving the future … Read the full press release

MEPs rejected Commission plan to make roadworthiness tests mandatory for motorcycles and trailers

5-6-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Plans to introduce EU minimum standards for roadworthiness tests on motorcycles and trailers under 2,000 kg were rejected by the Transport and Tourism Committee on Thursday. These plans are part of the EU “roadworthiness package”, which would … Read the full press release

Turkish household appliances producer Sinbo receives loan from EBRD to cut energy usage

Sinbo uses 12 per cent less energy thanks to an EBRD-financed upgrade 5-6-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Sinbo, a leading Turkish manufacturer, received US $9 million in financing to reduce its energy consumption from the EBRD’s Turkish Sustainable Energy Financing Facility (TurSEFF). … Read the full press release

EBRD funding for Izmir municipal ferry operator Izdeniz

5-6-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development is helping improve public transportation for over three million people with a €33 million loan to Izmir municipal ferry operator Izdeniz. The financing will enable the company to buy three … Read the full press release

SAS supporta SDA Express Courier nell’ottimizzazione della rete distributiva

Milano,  5-6-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — L’inefficienza logistica e dei costi di gestione dei flussi rappresenta un peso per molti corrieri espresso e un freno all’incremento dei margini di guadagno. SDA Express Courier, parte del gruppo Poste Italiane e riferimento nel panorama … Read the full press release

96.4 percent of Conceptus’ shares already owned by Bayer Group

Conceptus imminently to become a wholly-owned Bayer subsidiary Leverkusen, 5-6-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — The Bayer Group has successfully completed its tender offer for the outstanding shares of Conceptus, Inc., Mountain View, California (NASDAQ:CPTS). As of the expiration of the offer period … Read the full press release

EU Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht on the China solar panels anti-dumping measures

Brussels, 5-6-2013 — /europawire.eu/ —  Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen. I would like to inform you that the European Commission has decided unanimously to impose provisional tariffs on solar panels imported from China in order to counter the dumping of these products … Read the full press release

EU, Russia in agreement to fight against illicit drugs

Brussels, 5-6-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Joint press release of the Council of the EU and the European Commission Today the EU and Russia completed signature of a new cooperation agreement on the control of drug precursors, at the EU-Russia Summit in Yekaterinburg. … Read the full press release

Alstom Switzerland supports ETH Zurich energy and sustainability projects

5-6-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Alstom (Switzerland) AG has agreed a collaboration with ETH Zurich and the ETH Zurich Foundation to support fundamental research projects in the field of energy and sustainability. Alstom has pledged a donation of 2.5 million Swiss francs … Read the full press release