Daily Archives: 5, December 2013

The European Commission announced it fined 8 international banks € 1.71 billion for financial derivatives cartels within the European Economic Area

Brussels, Belgium, 05-12-2013 — /EuropaWire/ — The European Commission has fined 8 international financial institutions a total of € 1 712 468 000 for participating in illegal cartels in markets for financial derivatives covering the European Economic Area (EEA). Four of these … Read the full press release

Microsoft acquisition of Nokia’s mobile device business cleared by the European Commission under EU merger regulation

Brussels, Belgium, 05-12-2013 — /EuropaWire/ — The European Commission has cleared under the EU Merger Regulation the proposed acquisition of most of Nokia Corporation’s devices & services business (the “D&S business”) by Microsoft Corporation. The D&S business mainly produces and sells smartphones … Read the full press release

Polish PKP Cargo S.A. received €47 million loan from EIB to upgrade its rail fleet in Poland

Warsaw, Poland, Luxembourg, 05-12-2013 — /EuropaWire/ — The European Investment Bank (EIB) is lending PLN 200 million (EUR 47 million) to PKP Cargo S.A. for the upgrading of the rail fleet in Poland. The Bank has now supported rail investments in Poland for 23 years, promoting the … Read the full press release

Alba Leasing e BEI sostengono gli investimenti delle PMI con 95 milioni di euro garantiti da SACE

Milano, Italia, 05-12-2013 — /EuropaWire/ — Alba Leasing – primaria società nella locazione finanziaria – e Banca Europea per gli investimenti (BEI) hanno finalizzato un contratto di finanziamento da 95 milioni di euro garantito da SACE destinato a sostenere nuove operazioni di leasing dedicate alle … Read the full press release

Alba Leasing and EIB signed €95 million loan guaranteed by SACE for new leasing schemes targeting SMEs

Milan, Italy, 05-12-2013 — /EuropaWire/ — Alba Leasing – a major financial leasing company – and the European Investment Bank (EIB) have signed a €95 million loan guaranteed by SACE for supporting new leasing schemes targeting SMEs. These new financial resources will be used to develop Alba Leasing’s business … Read the full press release

KTH scientist Vania Ceccato’s research could lead to safer transit stations around the world

Getting people to use mass transit isn’t just a matter of making it convenient and cost-effective. Riders need to feel safe, too. A book by KTH researcher Vania Ceccato could make a significant contribution to improving safety in transit environments. … Read the full press release

Heidelberg astrophysicist Prof. Dr. Ralf S. Klessen to receive European Research Council Advanced Grant for research on the first stars of the universe

European Research Council awards astrophysicist nearly 2.5 million euros for top-level research Heidelberg, Germany, 05-12-2013 — /EuropaWire/ — Heidelberg astrophysicist Prof. Dr. Ralf S. Klessen is receiving a highly endowed grant from the European Research Council (ERC), an ERC Advanced Grant for … Read the full press release

Professor Judith Petts appointed new Pro-Vice-Chancellor at the University of Southampton

Southampton, UK, 05-12-2013 — /EuropaWire/ — The University of Southampton is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Judith Petts as Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research and Enterprise). Professor Petts became Dean of the University’s Faculty of Social and Human Sciences in October 2010 following her role … Read the full press release

University of Southampton’s scientist led study highlights fish communities potential in marine reserves to resist climate change

Southampton, UK, 05-12-2013 — /EuropaWire/ — A new study, led by a University of Southampton scientist, highlights the potential for fish communities in marine reserves to resist climate change impacts better than communities on fished coasts. The study, which is published in … Read the full press release

Scientists at Science for Life Laboratory in Uppsala and Stockholm unveiled new technique for discovering mutations in cancer tissues

Stockholm, Sweden, 05-12-2013 — /EuropaWire/ — New cancer treatments require good prior characterization of the tumour. Today, molecular diagnostics is time-consuming work, and important knowledge is still lacking when it comes to how drugs should best be used for individual patients. Scientists … Read the full press release