Daily Archives: 25, October 2013

Portugal Telecom’s SmarCloudPT offering honored with Best Cloud Service Product Award by EuroCloud Europe Awards 2013

Lisbon, Portugal, 25-10-2013 — /EuropaWire/ —  The SmarCloudPT offering was honored by the EuroCloud Europe Awards 2013 with the Best Cloud Service Product Award, after the private servers offering have been awarded at national level. “SmartCloudPT represents an innovative approach in … Read the full press release

Council of Europe Development Bank (CEB) and Republic of Serbia signed Serbian Country Housing Project Framework Agreement under Regional Housing Programme (RHP)

Belgrade, Serbia, 25-10-2013 — /EuropaWire/ — Serbia’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Labour, Employment and Social Policy, Dr Jovan Krkobabic, and the Vice-Governor of the Council of Europe Development Bank (CEB), Mr Mikołaj Dowgielewicz, signed today in Belgrade the Framework Agreement for the Serbian Country … Read the full press release

EU and China discussed open economies challenges and opportunities at 4th EU-China High Level Economic and Trade Dialogue

Brussels, Belgium, 25-10-2013 — /EuropaWire/ — The EU and China held their fourth High Level Economic and Trade Dialogue (HED) on 24 October in Brussels. The overarching theme of the meeting was how the EU and China can address challenges and create … Read the full press release

Progress is made on the 3rd Round of EU-Japan Trade Talks, focus was on the future Free Trade Agreement text

Brussels, Belgium, 25-10-2013 — /EuropaWire/ — The third round of EU-Japan Free Trade Agreement negotiations took place in the week of the 21-25 October in Brussels. This round of negotiations focussed on discussing each side’s proposals for the text of the future … Read the full press release

European Commissioner Androulla Vassiliou calls for closer cooperation between EU and Qatar in education and culture

Brussels, Belgium, 25-10-2013 — /EuropaWire/ — The European Union should work more closely with Qatar and other Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries in areas of common interest such as education and training, new skills for a changing world and strengthened cultural ties … Read the full press release

Telenor Sweden acquired Tele2 Sweden AB’s fibre and cable consumer market business for SEK 775 million

Stockholm, Sweden, 25-10-2013 — /EuropaWire/ — Telenor Sweden (Telenor) is continuing its commitment in broadband and television services and buys Tele2 Sweden AB (Tele2) fibre and cable business serving the consumer market for a cash sum of SEK 775 million. In 2012, … Read the full press release

Vivendi settled dispute in international arbitration with State of Argentina over 1997 water contract termination

Paris, France, 25-10-2013 — /EuropaWire/ — Vivendi announced today that it has settled a dispute with the State of Argentina resulting from the termination of a water contract in Tucuman province in August 1997. As a result of an international arbitration, Vivendi … Read the full press release

Vivendi divested 85% interest in Activision Blizzard for $8.2 billion in cash

Paris, France, 25-10-2013 — /EuropaWire/ — Vivendi announced today the completion of the divestment of over 85% of its interest in Activision Blizzard. The Group has received cash proceeds totaling $8.2billion. This divestment represents a major step forward in the strategic review Vivendi … Read the full press release

Swissgrid’s Bodensee Study and Airolo to Baggio interconnector projects included in EC’s list of priority energy infrastructure projects

Frick, Switzerland, 25-10-2013 — /EuropaWire/ — The European Commission has confirmed a list of cross-border infrastructure projects «of European interest» (Projects of Common Interest; PCI). The Bodensee Study and the Airolo to Baggio interconnector projects are included in the list. This week … Read the full press release

Swissgrid to go rapidly ahead with the Gommer power line project following Federal Supreme Court ruling

Frick, Switzerland, 25-10-2013 — /EuropaWire/ — The Federal Supreme Court’s decision of 11 September 2013 confirmed the urgency of realising the Gommer line and defined the framework for implementing the project. Together with Swiss Federal Railways (SBB) and the Swiss Federal Office … Read the full press release

EIA: banning hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) in supermarkets the cheapest and most effective ways to reduce greenhouse gases in Europe

London, UK, 25-10-2013 — /EuropaWire/ — Banning the use of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) – super greenhouse gases used in refrigeration – in supermarkets would be one of the cheapest and most effective ways of reducing greenhouse gases in Europe. Speaking at the shecco ATMOsphere … Read the full press release