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Aerospace and data analytics company Planet and BASF to deliver timely satellite imagery and data to European farmers

Analytics from daily satellite imagery will promote better land and agricultural practices BASF’s xarvioTM digital products and Planet will contribute significantly to more sustainable agriculture in Europe San Francisco, USA, and Ludwigshafen, Germany, 13-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Planet, an integrated aerospace … Read the full press release

AUDI AG Supervisory Board appointed Bram Schot as the Chairman of the Board of Management effective January 1, 2019

Appointed as of January 1, 2019 Audi Supervisory Board Chairman and Volkswagen CEO Dr. Herbert Diess: “We have laid important groundwork for Audi’s future orientation.” Peter Mosch, Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board and Chairman of the General Works Council: “Workforce expects … Read the full press release

Audi to turn the inside of the car into an amusement park at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas

Pioneering concepts for in-car entertainment New entertainment format and mobile movie theater offer an experience for all the senses Audi e-tron: Mobility is sustainable, personal, and intelligent even today INGOLSTADT, 13-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Top-quality entertainment for all the senses: Audi … Read the full press release

Enel begins operation of its first wind facility in the US state of Illinois

The 185 MW wind farm will sell its power to Bloomberg LP, General Motors and Constellation, an Exelon company Enel invested approximately 325 million US dollars in the construction of the wind farm, which will generate around 570 GWh per … Read the full press release

Enel S.p.A. confirmed once again in the FTSE4Good Index Series following the index’s review of the second half of 2018

The company’s presence was renewed following the second half 2018 review The Group’s subsidiaries Endesa, Enel Américas and Enel Chile were also confirmed in the latest edition of the index ROME, 13-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Enel S.p.A. (“Enel”) has been … Read the full press release

Siemens Mobility to design and build the next generation of VIA Rail Canada’s trainsets

32 bi-directional trainsets offering more than 9,100 seats Passenger service expected to begin in 2022 Enhanced passenger experience MUNICH, 13-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Siemens Mobility has been awarded a €650 million contract in Canada to design and build the next … Read the full press release

Elimination of age restriction for elective offices proposal to be voted on Assicurazioni Generali’s next Shareholders’ Meeting

ROME, 13-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — At a meeting chaired by Gabriele Galateri di Genola, the Assicurazioni Generali Board of Directors today resolved by majority vote to submit to the next Shareholders’ Meeting the proposal to eliminate the age limit restriction to … Read the full press release

Volkswagen’s Toolmaking unit adds highly advanced 3-D printing center to its facilities in Wolfsburg

Innovative binder jetting process sets new standards for speed, flexibility and automation New printer generation can print production parts in addition to prototypes in future Dr. Andreas Tostmann: “The 3-D printing center takes Volkswagen’s additive manufacturing activities to a new … Read the full press release

BWW 2018 – Best Wine Critics of World have been selected – Jancis Robinson MW is the Winner!

The second prize went to Jeannie Cho Lee MW and the third to James Suckling HELSINKI, 12-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — BWW-The Best Wine of the World-competition is by far the toughest wine competition on this planet. Unlike any other industry … Read the full press release

Scania Top Team World Final: the team from New Zealand finished in first place and received the prize of EUR 50,000

Södertälje, Sweden, 12-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Out of 8,000 service technicians and parts experts from 70 countries, the team from New Zealand finished in first place and received the prize of EUR 50,000. In total, twelve service teams had qualified through … Read the full press release

JAC Volkswagen Automotive Co., Ltd. held groundbreaking ceremony for the New Energy Passenger Vehicle Project R&D Centre located in Hefei, Anhui Province, China

The R&D centre will be located in Hefei and will focus on key areas such as electrification, connectivity and autonomous driving Thanks to the strong support of shareholders, among them SEAT, JAC Volkswagen will continue moving forward with its innovation-driven … Read the full press release

Deutsche Bank to enable its clients to make purchases using Apple Pay

All Deutsche Bank customers can use Apple Pay with “Deutsche Bank Card Virtual” or add their existing credit and debit cards Virtual card integrated in the Deutsche Bank Mobile app incurs no monthly fee and is available to all customers … Read the full press release

Daimler takes the next step towards securing its CASE (connectivity, autonomous, shared & services and electric) corporate strategy

Consistent implementation of the CASE corporate strategy. Dr. Dieter Zetsche, Chairman of the Board of Management of Daimler AG and Head of Mercedes-Benz Cars: “Our electric offensive continues to gain momentum. After investing billions of euros in the development of … Read the full press release

Mercedes-Benz: EQC’s accident safety was validated at the Mercedes-Benz technology centre for vehicle safety (TFS)

combined power consumption: 22.2 kWh/100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 0 g/km, provisional figures [1] STUTTGART, 12-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The new Mercedes-Benz EQC (combined power consumption: 22.2 kWh/100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 0 g/km, provisional figures)[1] is also a genuine Mercedes when it comes … Read the full press release

OSCE-supported conference on the occasion of International Human Rights Day in Podgorica, Montenegro

PODGORICA, Montenegro, 12-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Strong democracy and good governance are necessary prerequisites to ensure adequate protection of human rights, affirmed participants in an OSCE-supported conference held on the occasion of International Human Rights Day on 10 December in … Read the full press release

Anna Maria Corazza-Bildt MEP appointed as the European Parliament’s new coordinator for children’s rights

STRASBOURG, 12-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — “I am fully committed to putting children´s rights at the heart of the work of the European Parliament and bringing this house, the only democratically-elected EU Institution, closer to younger citizens,” commented European Parliament President, Antonio … Read the full press release

European Commission: more efforts needed from the European Parliament and the Council to deliver results on all pending security proposals ahead of the EP elections in May 2019

STRASBOURG, 12-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The Commission is today (11 December 2018) reporting on progress made in building a genuine and effective Security Union since the October European Council. Good progress is being achieved on a number of security initiatives, … Read the full press release

European Parliament and the Council reach political agreement on combating fraud and counterfeiting of non-cash means of payment

STRASBOURG, 12-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Today (11 December 2018), the European Parliament and the Council reached political agreement on the Commission’s proposal to strengthen rules to combat fraud and counterfeiting of non-cash means of payment – such as bank cards, … Read the full press release

Alliance of key industry stakeholders covering the full plastics value chain established to reduce plastics littering across Europe

BRUSSELS, 12-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Today (11 December 2018), the European Commission launches an alliance of key industry stakeholders covering the full plastics value chain as part of its persisting efforts to reduce plastics littering, increase the share of recycled … Read the full press release

Pia Aaltonen-Forsell appointed Chief Financial Officer and member of the Leadership Team at Outokumpu

HELSINKI, 11-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Pia Aaltonen-Forsell, M. Soc. Sc. (Econ.), MBA, has been appointed Outokumpu’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and member of the Leadership Team as of March 1, 2019 reporting to CEO Roeland Baan. Outokumpu’s CFO Christoph de la … Read the full press release

Aurubis AG will recommend a dividend of EUR 1.55 per share at the Annual General Meeting on February 28, 2019

Recommended dividend of € 1.55 per share is a 7 % increase compared to the previous year Aurubis achieves one of the best results in company history and fulfills its own forecast, which had been moved upward at the half-year … Read the full press release

ANDRITZ PrimeLineCOMPACT VI tissue production line delivered to Bashundhara Paper Mills Limited in Bangladesh started successfully

International technology Group ANDRITZ has successfully started up the PrimeLineCOMPACT VI tissue production line – including stock preparation and automation system – delivered to Bashundhara Paper Mills Limited in Bangladesh. GRAZ, 11-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The ANDRITZ tissue machine – with … Read the full press release

Linde Intermediate Holding AG informed Linde Aktiengesellschaft of an increase of the cash compensation in the context of the envisaged cash merger squeeze-out

MUNICH, 11-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Today (10 December 2018), Linde Intermediate Holding AG (“Linde Intermediate”) informed the Executive Board of Linde Aktiengesellschaft (“Linde AG”) of an increase of the cash compensation to be paid in the context of the envisaged … Read the full press release

IEDM2018: STMicroelectronics presents architecture and performance benchmarks of technology based on 28nm FD-SOI with embedded ePCM designed for its automotive microcontrollers

Innovative embedded Phase-Change Memory (ePCM) for automotive MCUs sampling now Initial performance benchmarks presented at IEDM 2018 Will support faster and more complex computing needs in automotive systems GENEVA, 11-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a global semiconductor leader serving customers across … Read the full press release

STMicroelectronics N.V. share buybacks: 71,383 ordinary shares repurchased at EUR 12.2865 price per share for total EUR 877,048

Disclosure of Transactions in Own Shares – Period from December 03, 2018 to December 07, 2018  AMSTERDAM, 11-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — STMicroelectronics N.V. (the “Company” or “STMicroelectronics”), a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, announces full … Read the full press release

Lithuanian Air Force (LAF) renewed its HCare Infinite material management contract for its Dauphin AS365 N3+ search and rescue (SAR) helicopters fleet

Fleet of three AS365 N3+ has achieved 97% average availability over three years MARIGNANE, France, 11-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The Lithuanian Air Force (LAF) has renewed its HCare Infinite material management contract for its fleet of three Dauphin AS365 N3+ … Read the full press release

MJet GmbH of Austria to integrate its own operational, maintenance, and aircraft data into the Skywise platform

TOULOUSE, 11-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — MJet GmbH of Austria has become the first ACJ319 operator to sign up for Skywise, enabling it to integrate its own operational, maintenance, and aircraft data into the Skywise platform. MJet will store, access, manage, … Read the full press release

Basilea to receive sales milestone payments from Astellas based on exceeding certain thresholds from the sales of antifungal Cresemba®

BASEL, 11-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Basilea Pharmaceutica Ltd. (SIX: BSLN) announced today that the sales of the antifungal Cresemba® (isavuconazole) by Astellas Pharma Inc. (“Astellas”) in the United States exceeded the threshold triggering a milestone payment to Basilea in the amount of … Read the full press release

Siemens Mobility’s new tram Avenio M begins service on new Line 2 in Ulm, Germany

All twelve trams handed over to SWU Verkehr GmbH First series service for multi-articulated Avenio M First Avenio fleet with “Siemens Tram Assistant” collision warning system MUNICH, 10-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The Avenio M from Siemens Mobility has begun service … Read the full press release

ANDRITZ introduces state-of-the-art digital control system for separation applications

GRAZ, 10-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Metris addIQ provides added value by enhancing availability and minimizing production costs through increased equipment efficiency and fewer operating errors. Metris addIQ control systems, part of the ANDRITZ digital solutions offered under the Metris technology … Read the full press release