Author Archives: EuropaWire PR Editor

NIB and Landsbankinn Sign USD 75 Million Loan Program to Boost SMEs and Environmental Projects in Iceland

(IN BRIEF) The Nordic Investment Bank (NIB) and Icelandic bank Landsbankinn hf. have entered into a new seven-year USD 75 million loan program aimed at financing small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and environmental initiatives in Iceland. The program will provide … Read the full press release

Roche’s Kadcyla Demonstrates Long-Term Survival Benefit in HER2-Positive Early Breast Cancer

(IN BRIEF) Roche has released positive long-term follow-up data from the Phase III KATHERINE study, evaluating Kadcyla® (trastuzumab emtansine) as adjuvant therapy for people with HER2-positive early-stage breast cancer (eBC) who have residual invasive disease following neoadjuvant treatment. The study … Read the full press release

Roche Reports Positive Phase III Results for Inavolisib Combination Therapy in PIK3CA-Mutated Breast Cancer

(IN BRIEF) Roche has announced promising results from the Phase III INAVO120 study, which evaluated inavolisib in combination with palbociclib (Ibrance®) and fulvestrant as a first-line treatment for individuals with PIK3CA-mutated, hormone receptor (HR)-positive, HER2-negative, endocrine-resistant, locally advanced, or metastatic … Read the full press release

BioNTech Enters Multi-Year Strategic Partnership with Victoria, Australia, to Boost Local mRNA Ecosystem

(IN BRIEF) BioNTech, a leading biotechnology company, has formalized a multi-year strategic partnership with the State of Victoria in Australia, building upon a prior Letter of Intent established in October 2022. The collaboration aims to strengthen the local mRNA ecosystem … Read the full press release

Philips-Led Consortium Receives €6.5 Million Grant to Enhance Coronary Artery Disease Diagnosis and Treatment

(IN BRIEF) The COMBINE-CT consortium, led by Philips and supported by a €6.5 million grant from the Innovative Health Initiative (IHI), is dedicated to improving the diagnosis and treatment of coronary artery disease (CAD). CAD, characterized by the accumulation of … Read the full press release

Husqvarna Group Recognized as a Diversity Leader by Financial Times for the Third Consecutive Year

(IN BRIEF) Husqvarna Group has been honored with the title of Diversity Leader by Financial Times for the third consecutive year, securing the 49th position among 850 European companies, a significant improvement from its 177th position in the previous year’s … Read the full press release

Plastic Omnium Awarded Special Prize for Outstanding Shareholder Relations by Le Revenu Magazine

(IN BRIEF) On December 7th, 2023, Plastic Omnium received the Jury’s Special Prize from Le Revenu magazine for its exemplary shareholder relations among SBF 120-listed companies (excluding CAC 40). The award recognizes the company’s ongoing efforts to engage with individual … Read the full press release

University of Amsterdam Professors Appointed to NWO’s SSH Domain Board

(IN BRIEF) NWO’s Executive Board has announced the appointment of Prof. Dr. Guda van Noort and Dr. Nicky Pouw, both from the University of Amsterdam, to the Board of the Social Science and Humanities (SSH) Domain. Guda van Noort is … Read the full press release

DNV to Certify Ørsted and PGE’s Baltica 2 Offshore Wind Farm in Poland

(IN BRIEF) DNV has secured a contract from Ørsted and PGE to certify the Baltica 2 offshore wind farm located in the Polish part of the Baltic Sea. This project plays a crucial role in Poland’s transition to green energy, … Read the full press release

EDF Group Reinforces Commitment to Climate Action and Net Zero Emissions at COP28

(IN BRIEF) During the 28th United Nations Conference of the Parties on Climate Change (COP28), EDF Group has reiterated its dedication to combating climate change and achieving “net zero emissions.” The company supports various initiatives announced at COP28, including efforts … Read the full press release

Scania Introduces Fuel-Efficient Biogas Engines with Super-Based Powertrain for Decarbonization

(IN BRIEF) Scania has unveiled a new range of biogas engines that are coupled with two-thirds of the successful Super-based powertrain, comprising G25 gear-boxes and axles from the diesel sibling. This harmonious combination has proven to deliver significant fuel savings … Read the full press release

Ducati and Bentley Unveil Limited-Edition Diavel for Bentley Motorcycle

(IN BRIEF) Ducati and Bentley have collaborated to introduce a limited-edition motorcycle, the “Diavel for Bentley,” blending the iconic elements of both brands. This unique motorcycle is based on the high-performance Diavel V4 and incorporates distinctive design features inspired by … Read the full press release

SHV Energy’s Glaura Kartalian Honored with Woman of the Year Award at LPG Week 2023

(IN BRIEF) Glaura Kartalian, a Management Board Member at SHV Energy, has been recognized with the Woman of the Year Award 2023 during LPG Week, the global industry’s annual flagship event. The award was presented by the Women in LPG … Read the full press release

ArcelorMittal Completes Sale of Kazakh Steel and Mining Operation to Qazaqstan Investment Corporation

(IN BRIEF) ArcelorMittal has successfully concluded the sale of its Kazakh steel and mining operation, ArcelorMittal Temirtau, to the Qazaqstan Investment Corporation (QIC), a state-controlled direct investment fund. The transaction involves a total consideration of $986 million, comprising $286 million … Read the full press release

Škoda Auto Expands Partnership with Allur in Kazakhstan, Plans Local Assembly and Technical Training Support

(IN BRIEF) Škoda Auto is furthering its collaboration with Allur in Kazakhstan, signing key agreements to solidify their partnership. The focus of this cooperation includes vehicle assembly from Semi Knocked Down (SKD) kits starting next year, exploring local production from … Read the full press release

Americans Seek Financial Professionals for Holistic Guidance, Allianz Life Study Reveals

(IN BRIEF) According to the Annual Retirement Study by Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America (Allianz Life), despite facing financial challenges such as market volatility, inflation, and recurring crises, most Americans are not seeking the assistance of financial professionals … Read the full press release

European Investment Fund Joins Bürgschaftsbank for €200 Million SME Financing Boost in Germany

(IN BRIEF) Bürgschaftsbank Baden-Württemberg (BBBW) and Bürgschaftsbank Nordrhein-Westfalen (BBNRW) are expanding their guarantee support for regional financial institutions aiming to provide financing to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the German states of Baden-Württemberg and North Rhine-Westphalia. The European Investment … Read the full press release

European Investment Fund and CDP Real Asset SGR Partner to Allocate €300 Million for Social Housing in Italy

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Fund (EIF), a part of the EIB Group, has joined forces with CDP Real Asset SGR, a subsidiary of Cassa Depositi e Prestiti, to allocate €300 million towards social housing programs in Italy. This groundbreaking … Read the full press release

EIB Commits €250 Million for Second Rail Track in Slovenia to Boost Transport Network

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Bank (EIB) has signed a €250 million loan agreement with 2TDK Družba za razvoj projekta d.o.o (2TDK) to support the construction of a second rail track in Slovenia, a vital component of the Baltic-Adriatic-Mediterranean Trans-European … Read the full press release

EU Finance Ministers Back Nadia Calviño as New President of European Investment Bank

(IN BRIEF) European Union finance ministers have given their unanimous support to Nadia Calviño’s candidacy for the presidency of the European Investment Bank (EIB) during discussions held at the EU Economic and Financial Affairs Council meeting in Brussels. Calviño, currently … Read the full press release

Infineon Launches TDA388xx Regulator Family for Enhanced Power System Efficiency and Compactness

(IN BRIEF) Infineon Technologies AG has introduced the TDA388xx family of buck regulators, targeting a range of modern power system applications such as servers, AI, datacom, telecom, and storage markets. These regulators come in 12 A and 20 A variants … Read the full press release

Voith Composites Achieves UNECE R 134 Certification for Large Hydrogen Tank, Paving the Way for Zero-Emission Heavy-Duty Trucks

(IN BRIEF) Voith Composites has achieved a significant milestone by obtaining UNECE R 134 certification for its Type IV 700 bar and 350-liter hydrogen storage tank. This certification marks the first approval for a hydrogen tank of this size under … Read the full press release

Saint-Gobain Strengthens Construction Chemicals Portfolio with Acquisition of Menkol Industries in India

(IN BRIEF) Saint-Gobain has announced its acquisition of Menkol Industries Private Limited, a prominent Indian manufacturer specializing in high-value waterproofing systems. This strategic move enhances Saint-Gobain’s position in the Construction Chemicals sector, focusing on specialty building materials within the dynamic … Read the full press release

Craig Arnold Appointed to Borealis Executive Board as EVP for Polyolefins, Circular Economy, and Innovation & Technology

(IN BRIEF) Borealis has announced the appointment of Craig Arnold, currently serving as Chief Commercial Officer at Ferroglobe PLC, as the new Executive Vice President (EVP) for Polyolefins, Circular Economy Solutions, and Innovation & Technology, effective from February 1, 2024. … Read the full press release

Sanofi’s Robust Pipeline and Strategic Focus Aim to Lead Immunology Industry

(IN BRIEF) Sanofi is showcasing its ambitious pipeline transformation strategy, which includes a record 12 potential blockbuster opportunities currently under clinical evaluation. Among these, there are nine innovative medicines and vaccines with peak sales potential ranging from €2 to €5 … Read the full press release

Sarclisa Combination Treatment Shows Promise in Phase 3 Trial for Newly Diagnosed Multiple Myeloma Patients

(IN BRIEF) The Phase 3 IMROZ trial, assessing the use of Sarclisa® (isatuximab) in combination with standard-of-care bortezomib, lenalidomide, and dexamethasone (VRd), has achieved its primary efficacy endpoint at a planned interim analysis. The trial demonstrated a statistically significant improvement … Read the full press release

British Homes Lack Energy Efficiency Clarity, Reveals New Research by British Gas

(IN BRIEF) New research conducted by British Gas has unveiled confusion among British homeowners when it comes to addressing energy efficiency in their homes, especially as colder months approach. Only 42% of Brits believe their homes are energy efficient, and … Read the full press release

Partnership of North Cumbria NHS Trust, GRAHAM, and CCL Solutions Wins Award for Collaborative Healthcare Projects

(IN BRIEF) The North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust, GRAHAM, and CCL Solutions have been honored with the ICW Collaborative Working Award for their successful collaboration in delivering critical healthcare construction projects. This partnership, which implemented ISO44001 collaborative practices, … Read the full press release

AFRY Chosen as General Designer for Prague’s Savarin Palace Redevelopment Project

(IN BRIEF) Crestyl Group has selected AFRY as the general designer for the Savarin Palace complex, a prominent urban development endeavor in the heart of Prague, Czech Republic. This project involves the revitalization of a historical area and has been … Read the full press release

Thales Alenia Space Signs Contract to Provide Earth Observation Constellation for Indonesian Ministry of Defence

(IN BRIEF) Thales Alenia Space, a joint venture between Thales and Leonardo, has inked a multi-mission agreement with PT Len Industri to develop an advanced Earth observation constellation featuring both radar and optical sensors for the Indonesian Ministry of Defence … Read the full press release

€500 Million Investment to Boost Sustainable Rail Travel in Italy

(IN BRIEF) In a significant move towards promoting sustainable mobility, the European Investment Bank (EIB) has committed €500 million to Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane S.p.A. (FS) to enhance rail services in Italy’s Campania and Lazio regions. This partnership aims to … Read the full press release

ANDRITZ Collaborates with Sfilacciatura Negro for New Textile Recycling Line in Italy

(IN BRIEF) ANDRITZ has successfully initiated operations for a new textile recycling line at Sfilacciatura Negro’s facility in Biella, Italy. This state-of-the-art tearing line is designed to process post-consumer textile waste while automatically removing hard parts. Sfilacciatura Negro, with a … Read the full press release

Rheinmetall Electronics UK Commits to Supporting Armed Forces Community Through Covenant Signing

(IN BRIEF) Rheinmetall Electronics UK Ltd has demonstrated its dedication to supporting the Armed Forces Community by signing the Armed Forces Covenant. The company’s commitment includes recognizing and valuing the contributions of serving personnel, veterans, reservists, and their families to … Read the full press release

Alfa Laval Chosen for Maersk’s Pioneering Methanol Retrofit Project

(IN BRIEF) Alfa Laval’s FCM Methanol fuel supply system has been selected by Maersk for their groundbreaking methanol retrofit project on the container vessel Maersk Halifax. This achievement highlights the viability of retrofitting ships for methanol-based propulsion, marking a significant … Read the full press release

Lightsource bp and REA Discuss Solar Power’s Role in a People-Centric and Nature-Friendly Energy Transition at COP28

(IN BRIEF) Lightsource bp and the UK’s Renewable Energy Association (REA) convened a high-level roundtable discussion during COP28, focusing on the role of solar power in facilitating an energy transition that prioritizes both people and nature. With 117 nations aiming … Read the full press release

NatWest and BCG Report Highlights £900 Billion Investment Requirement for UK’s Net Zero Energy Supply

NatWest Survey: UK Regional Business Activity Slows in July 2023, Employment Holds Steady while Inflation Trends Vary

(IN BRIEF) NatWest and Boston Consulting Group (BCG) have released a report emphasizing the substantial financial investment needed to achieve a net-zero energy supply in the UK by 2050, estimating the capital expenditure requirement at over £900 billion. This investment … Read the full press release

Deutsche Telekom and Qualcomm Pioneer Next-Generation Emergency Call System for Vehicles

(IN BRIEF) Deutsche Telekom, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., and cetecom advanced are leading the charge in modernizing the mobile network infrastructure for automatic emergency call systems in vehicles. While eCall systems have been mandatory in new vehicle models since April 2018, … Read the full press release

T-Systems and Anaqor AG Partner to Simplify Quantum Computing for European Businesses

(IN BRIEF) T-Systems and Anaqor AG have joined forces to facilitate businesses’ entry into quantum technology. Anaqor AG’s PlanQK platform offers ready-made quantum algorithms and applications, while T-Systems provides access to real quantum computers and consulting services. This collaboration empowers … Read the full press release

Bentley Budapest Marks Five Years of Luxury Mobility in Europe with Exclusive Anniversary Celebration

(IN BRIEF) Bentley Budapest is commemorating its five-year partnership with Bentley Motors in the heart of Europe. Since its establishment in 2018, the Budapest facility has served an increasing number of customers drawn to Bentley’s prestigious model lineup, including the … Read the full press release

Bentley’s Speed Six Continuation Series Enters Testing Phase as Final Blower Series Cars Delivered

(IN BRIEF) Bentley has commenced the main testing phase for its Speed Six Continuation Series after delivering the final Blower Continuation Series customer car. These continuation series models, which faithfully replicate the originals from the 1930s, have been highly anticipated … Read the full press release