Monthly Archives: June 2015

Moody’s upgrades UniCredit SpA’s long-term deposit and senior debt ratings to ‘Baa1’

MILAN, 25-6-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — The rating agency Moody’s has upgraded UniCredit SpA’s long-term deposit and senior debt ratings to ‘Baa1′(from ‘Baa2’) and affirmed the short-term ‘Prime-2’ ratings at the same time. This reflects the implementation of Moody’s revised bank … Read the full press release

Aluminium producer UC RUSAL opens representative office in Istanbul, Turkey

Moscow, 25-6-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — UC RUSAL (SEHK: 486, Euronext: RUSAL/RUAL, Moscow Exchange: RUAL/RUALR), a leading global aluminium producer, is pleased to announce the formation of a new representative office in Istanbul, Turkey. The office will be led by Ihsan … Read the full press release

AVEBE launches ELIANE™ GEL 100 potato starch for creamy fat reduced soups, dressings and sauces

50% fat reduction without compromising on creaminess Veendam, Netherlands, 25-6-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — ELIANE™ GEL 100 is a potato starch with unique properties that allow food manufacturers to create high quality, creamy and indulgent fat reduced soups, dressings and sauces. … Read the full press release

Infront to reorganise its Nordic business operations to focus on international event series staged in the country

National mandates in the region are to be fully integrated into the enterprise of Harry Harkimo and Mika Sulin – Preferred partnership approach ensures continued representation in the Nordics Zug, Switzerland, 25-6-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — Infront is reorganising its Nordic business operations … Read the full press release

Lloyds Bank launches the London Expat Service for people moving to the UK

LONDON, 25-6-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — Lloyds Bank announces the launch of the London Expat Service, a tailored service designed for people moving to the UK. With an increased number of high net worth expats coming to the UK to work … Read the full press release

Experian Health partners with AxiaMed and Ingenico Group to help healthcare providers comply with upcoming fraud-liability standards

New EMV-compliant solution reduces fraud liability and increases patient payment security Franklin, Tenn., 24-6-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — In an effort to help healthcare providers comply with upcoming fraud-liability standards and protect their patients, Experian Health today announced it has joined … Read the full press release

GlaxoSmithKline plc divests its meningitis vaccines Nimenrix and Mencevax to Pfizer Ireland Pharmaceuticals

GlaxoSmithKline plc (LSE/NYSE: GSK) today announced it is divesting its meningitis vaccines Nimenrix and Mencevax to Pfizer Ireland Pharmaceuticals (a subsidiary of Pfizer Inc). LONDON, 24-6-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — The sale follows commitments given to the European Commission and other … Read the full press release

BBSRC: The Global Alliance for Research on Avian Disease (GARAD) conference to be held between 29 June – 1 July

The Global Alliance for Research on Avian Disease (GARAD) conference will be held between 29 June – 1 July, creating global partnerships to bring together the academic community and poultry industry. LONDON, 24-6-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — The partnership, led by … Read the full press release

Banque Internationale à Luxembourg SA will host the second BILjobdating day on Saturday June 27

Luxembourg, 24-6-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — Banque Internationale à Luxembourg SA (BIL) will host the second BILjobdating day on Saturday June 27, following the innovative speed recruiting approach. It will be attended by Mr Nicolas Schmit, Minister of Labour, Employment and … Read the full press release

Loughborough University: Volunteers wanted for new study into wearable technology

Leicestershire, UK, 24-6-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — This study, part of a student research project, will look into whether wearable technology can be used to help you to become more physically active by reducing the amount of time spent sitting. Criteria … Read the full press release

Rosneft and BP strengthen relationship with production, exploration and refining agreements

This press release was jointly issued by Rosneft and BP LONDON, 23-6-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — Rosneft and BP today signed several agreements strengthening the long term strategic relationship between the two companies, at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum. Rosneft … Read the full press release

Airbus Helicopters’ multi-role H130 rotorcraft configured for aerial work delivered to Switzerland’s Air Zermatt

Equipment includes a new cargo sling system with a 1,500kg hook capacity H130 rotorcraft provides exceptional capabilities for aerial work and heavy-lift operations TOULOUSE, 23-6-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — Airbus Helicopters’ multi-role H130 rotorcraft will soon accomplish additional duties as the first … Read the full press release

Airbus Group signs agreement with seven leading European aeronautics and engineering universities at the Paris Air Show

Le Bourget, 23-6-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — Airbus Group has signed partnership agreements with seven leading European aeronautics and engineering universities to ensure students graduate with the skills required by industry to face future challenges generated by a more complex and competitive … Read the full press release

Airbus: all A400Ms now cleared by Spanish regulator DGAM for flight provided they have undergone the checks specified in the Alert Operator Transmission (AOT)

TOULOUSE, 23-6-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — Lifting of restrictions permits all aircraft to fly subject to completion of checks Airbus Defence and Space is about to recommence deliveries of Airbus A400M aircraft following the lifting of all remaining flight restrictions on new … Read the full press release

Destatis: price level of private consumption expenditure in Germany in 2014 was 1.5% higher than the average of the 28 EU Member States

WIESBADEN, 23-6-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — The price level of private consumption expenditure in Germany in 2014 was by 1.5% higher than the average of the 28 Member States of the European Union (EU). The Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) also reports that in … Read the full press release

Vodafone Germany secured additional spectrum for mobile data and voice services in the Federal Network Agency’s auction for €2,091 million

LONDON, 22-6-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — Vodafone Germany has secured spectrum for mobile data and voice services in the Federal Network Agency’s auction for a total cost of €2,091million (£1,494 million). Vodafone has acquired rights to: 2 x 10 MHz in … Read the full press release

Vodafone to appoint Hannes Ametsreiter as Vodafone Germany Chief Executive pending Supervisory Board approval

LONDON, 22-6-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — Vodafone today announced its intention to appoint Hannes Ametsreiter as Vodafone Germany Chief Executive pending Supervisory Board approval on 30 June 2015. In addition to his responsibilities as Vodafone Germany Chief Executive, Hannes Ametsreiter will … Read the full press release

Experton’s Cloud Vendor Benchmark 2015: Deutsche Telekom and T-Systems achieve top scores among Germany’s leading cloud providers in more than ten disciplines

Experton Group publishes Cloud Vendor Benchmark 2015 Top rating for IaaS and PaaS in Public, Private and Hybrid Cloud Top rating for cloud transformation, cloud workplaces and cloud broker BONN, 22-6-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — Great result in the Experton Group’s … Read the full press release

ŠKODA works driver Jan Kopecký (CZ) celebrated his third win in the third event of the Czech Rally Championship (MČR)

​ŠKODA works driver remains unbeaten in the Czech Rally Championship Table leader Kopecký reduces large deficit after tyre damage and wins seven special stages in a row Michal Hrabánek: “Potential of the Fabia R5 proven” Hustopeče, 22-6-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — … Read the full press release

The Volkswagen brand’s design team honoured with the Plus X Award

Passat Variant and Golf Sportsvan crowned ‘Best Product of the Year’ Plus awards for ‘High Quality, Design and Ease of Use’ given to Passat Saloon, Passat Variant and Golf Sportsvan Wolfsburg, 22-6-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — The Volkswagen brand’s design team was honoured … Read the full press release

Volkswagen: Apple and Google on board the new Sharan; 14.3 per cent more efficiency in the new engines

TDI and TSI: new engines in the Sharan up to 14.3 per cent more efficient Wolfsburg / Hannover, 19-6-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — App-Connect: new infotainment systems bring Apple and Google on board Ten key facts about the new Sharan: 1. New TSI … Read the full press release

Volkswagen Group China and YUZ Museum Shanghai present Rain Room by the British-German artist group Random International

Opening in September 2015 at the YUZ Museum Shanghai China is an integral part of Volkswagen’s global cultural engagement Wolfsburg / Shanghai, 19-6-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — The YUZ Museum Shanghai in partnership with Volkswagen Group China will present Rain Room, a large-scale … Read the full press release

Czech Rally Championship: Two wins from two starts for the new ŠKODA Fabia R5; Jan Kopecký number three after home win

Two wins from two starts so far in the Czech Rally Championship Michal Hrabánek: “Our aim is to follow on from good results so far” New ŠKODA Fabia R5 proves to be both fast and reliable ​Mladá Boleslav, 19-6-2015 — … Read the full press release

EBRD, IEA, FAO and Turkish Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources host workshop in Istanbul for energy efficiency, renewable energy and other low-carbon technologies

Turkish Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources hosts workshop for post-Soviet and southern and eastern Mediterranean countries LONDON, 19-6-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — Energy efficiency, renewable energy and other low-carbon technologies are the focus of a joint workshop by the European … Read the full press release

Public-private partnerships (PPPs) the focus of a two-day global meeting at the London Headquarters of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)

Leaders from public, private sectors and multilateral development banks gather for PPP Days 2015 LONDON, 19-6-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — Public-private partnerships (PPPs) are the focus of a two-day global meeting which started today at the London Headquarters of the European … Read the full press release

Matteo Patrone appointed new Director for Romania at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)

LONDON, 18-6-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — Matteo Patrone has been appointed new Director for Romania at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and will take over his new role in Bucharest on 1 July 2015. Mr Patrone follows James … Read the full press release

Merck’s acquisition of Sigma-Aldrich approved by the European Commission under EU Merger Regulation

BRUSSELS, 18-6-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — The European Commission has approved the proposed acquisition of Sigma-Aldrich by Merck under the EU Merger Regulation. Both companies are active world-wide in the life science sector. The decision is conditional on the divestment of … Read the full press release

The European Commission hosted the annual high-level meeting with religious leaders

BRUSSELS, 18-6-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — Today the European Commission hosted the annual high-level meeting with religious leaders. First Vice-President Frans Timmermans hosted European Parliament Vice-President Antonio Tajani and fifteen religious leaders from Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist and Mormon communities. … Read the full press release

The European Commission: EU on track to meet its 20% 2020 renewable energy targets

BRUSSELS, 18-6-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — The European Commission has published the progress report on 2020 renewable energy targets, showing that the EU is on track to meet its 20% renewable energy targets. With a projected share of 15.3% of renewable … Read the full press release

Energy Union: European Commission sets new High Level Group to drive forward key energy infrastructure projects in South-West Europe

Luxembourg, 18-6-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — A well-connected energy market is vital for creating an Energy Union that will ensure secure, affordable and sustainable energy for all EU citizens and businesses. Building missing cross-border links between the Iberian Peninsula and the … Read the full press release