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Press Releases & News from Belgium distributed via EuropaWire

Dr. Kurt Lauk, prominent business leader, former chairman of Economic Council in Germany (Wirtschaftsrat), former advisor to Angela Merkel, joins Tachyum

SAN JOSE, California, USA, 18-Sep-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Today, Tachyum announced that Dr. Kurt Lauk has joined the company’s Board of Advisors. Dr. Lauk served on several management boards, including Daimler and Audi, and as a member of the EU … Read the full press release

Borealis announces its largest investment in Europe; breaks ground on new world-scale PDH plant in Kallo, Belgium

VIENNA, 10-Sep-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Borealis breaks ground on its new, world-scale propane dehydrogenation (PDH) plant located at its existing production site in Kallo, Belgium. It will be one of the largest and most efficient plants of its kind in … Read the full press release

ENTSO-E RD&I Monitoring Report 2018 looks into the progress of European TSO-related research development and innovation (RD&I) activities

BRUSSELS, 13-May-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — The new RD&I Monitoring Report 2018 by ENTSO-E has just been made publicly available. The paper looks into the progress of European TSO-related research development and innovation (RD&I) activities. Improving electricity network management, reducing carbon … Read the full press release

Anheuser-Busch InBev’s subsidiary in Asia Pacific to list a minority stake on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange

BRUSSELS, 10-May-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Budweiser Brewing Company APAC Limited, the Asia Pacific (APAC) subsidiary of Anheuser-Busch InBev (Euronext: ABI) (NYSE: BUD) (MEXBOL: ANB) (JSE: ANH), has announced application filing for a potential IPO on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.  … Read the full press release

Launch of the GENE Global Education Ideas Award 2019

DUBLIN, 2-May-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — GENE – Global Education Network Europe – recognises the importance of innovation in Global Education through its Global Education Ideas Award. The Award is focused on new ideas for Global Education initiatives that facilitate transformative … Read the full press release

XPAND Code was successfully scanned from 200 meters/700 feet at Olympics stadium

Multi-barcode reader that can read QR/XPAND/EAN Codes available on the App Store TOKYO, JAPAN 19-Apr-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — XPAND K.K., which provides “XPAND.CODES”, the barcode solution for signs, has announced the launch of XPAND.CODES Reader App for iOS mobile device … Read the full press release

Streamlining adoption of high-speed and high-resolution surface texturing delivered with the Prometheus project

This three-year program brings together leading research and industrial organizations to allow the broad manufacturing of materials with low-friction, oleophobic and hydrophobic properties PORTO SALVO, 4-Apr-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Prometheus’ project will bridge the existing gap between niche and mainstream … Read the full press release

Towards a Europe of Stakeholder Nations

When: Thursday, April 11, 2019 10:00 – Thursday, April 11, 2019 12:30 Where: European Parliament, Brussels room A1H1 BRUSSELS, 28-Mar-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — As the EU is approaching the next European Parliament elections there is more need than ever for … Read the full press release

New advanced vehicle safety features will become mandatory in 2022 across EU

BRUSSELS, 26-Mar-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Provisional political agreement on the revised General Safety Regulation has just been reached by the EU institutions. Passengers, pedestrians and cyclists will be better protected as new safety technologies will become mandatory across EU in … Read the full press release

EU on track to launch its most ambitious ever European research and innovation programme in 2021

BRUSSELS, 20-Mar-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — EU institutions have just reached to partial political agreement on Horizon Europe. Horizon Europe is the future EU research and innovation programme and aims at facilitating the investment in research and innovation to maintain and … Read the full press release

Zalando’s 10,000 beauty products will be available to customers in Sweden, Denmark, France, Belgium and Italy

BERLIN, 5-Mar-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Customers from Sweden and Denmark can already shop beauty products on Zalando as the company has just launched its beauty category on their markets. The Europe’s leading online platform for fashion and lifestyle will also … Read the full press release

Wind energy continues to grow as share in EU’s electricity mix

BRUSSELS, 21-Feb-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — WindEurope report reveals that in 2018, wind energy provided 14% of the EU’s electricity, an increase from 12% in 2017. Wind power capacity rose in Europe by 11.3 GW in 2018: 8.6 GW onshore and … Read the full press release

Offshore wind energy in Europe as of 2019: 105 wind farms across 11 countries with a total capacity of 18.5 GW

BRUSSELS, 7-Feb-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — According to new data made public by WindEurope, the size and scale of offshore wind continues to rise in Europe. As of February 2019, Europe already has 105 offshore wind farms across 11 countries with a total capacity … Read the full press release

14th EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW): working towards Europe’s Sustainable Energy Future

BRUSSELS, 5-Feb-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — ENTSO-E announces a strategic partnership that will put spotlight in the importance of transmission system operators (TSOs) for electricity in shaping a more sustainable European energy landscape. As a chosen strategic partner of one of the most important … Read the full press release

EconCore and Covestro partner over stronger, lightweight and FST performing honeycomb cores and panels

LEVERKUSEN, 30-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Partnership between EconCore N.V. and Covestro has been announced with the aim at producing stronger, lightweight and Fire, Smoke, Toxicity (FST) requirements compliant honeycomb panels and cores targeting public transportation applications, including railway and aerospace. So far both companies have heavily … Read the full press release

Céline Dion visite son premier concept store de vêtements CELINUNUNU à Paris

PARIS, 27 janvier 2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Céline Dion, icône de la musique reconnue dans le monde, a fait une escale dans son premier concept store de vêtements CELINUNUNU, situé au 116 rue de Turenne à Paris le samedi 26 … Read the full press release

Anytime, anywhere tailored learning opportunities for welding professionals and apprentices alike

Creating an open and innovative digital learning system (SIMTRANET) and education materials is the ambitious goal of the DIGIWELD project PORTO SALVO, 22-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Embracing the learning challenges of the new digital era is the main goal of … Read the full press release

CELINUNUNU OUVRE SON PREMIER POP-UP À PARIS

Céline Dion et NUNUNU lancent leur premier pop-up shop pour la marque de mode enfantine CELINUNUNU PARIS, 15-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Après l’accueil extrêmement favorable du public français, CELINUNUNU – la collection pour enfants créée par Céline Dion en partenariat … Read the full press release

Short stories on successful energy transition technologies to educate EU citizens about the European energy system of the future

BRUSSELS, 11-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — The European Technology and Innovation Platform Smart Networks for Energy Transition (ETIP SNET) is launching a series of short stories on successful energy transition technologies to inform citizens and facilitate their involvement in the European energy system of the … Read the full press release

Innovators shaping Europe’s future power network can present projects in front of 400+ TSO-DSO professionals at the InnoGrid 2019 conference

BRUSSELS, 11-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Today large-scale innovation is required to prepare networks for the digital age and high shares of renewables, while safeguarding secure supply to consumers at the lowest possible cost. Did you create or contribute to a pioneering … Read the full press release

Ricoh Belgium’s IT division Upfront acquires ITS company TeleSafe

Vilvoorde, Belgium, 08-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Upfront, the IT division of Ricoh Belgium, has expanded its operations further in Brussels and into Flemish Brabant through the acquisition of local IT company, TeleSafe. Based in Wemmel, Belgium, for over 10 years, … Read the full press release

Assicurazioni Generali closes the sale of its entire stake in Generali Belgium SA to Athora Holding

TRIESTE, 03-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Assicurazioni Generali SpA announces the closing of the sale of its entire stake in Generali Belgium SA to Athora Holding Ltd. in line with the terms already announced to the market on April 18, 2018. The … Read the full press release

US Customer Data Platform authority David Raab to Host First CDP Workshop in Belgium

BRUSSELS, 21-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Today’s marketers have more data available than ever but struggle to pull it together in a usable format. Customer Data Platform (CDP) technology offers the promise to solve this problem by offering easy-to-deploy systems resulting … Read the full press release

Helaba to buy 100% of the shares in Dexia Kommunalbank Deutschland (DKD) for EUR 352 million

BRUSSELS, PARIS, FRANKFURT, 14-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Dexia and Helaba today announce that they have signed a sale and purchase agreement allowing Helaba to buy 100% of the shares in Dexia Kommunalbank Deutschland (DKD) for a total consideration of EUR 352 … 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

The European Commission presents actions to strengthen the role of the euro in a changing world

In light of the upcoming European Council and Euro Summit in December, the Commission presents actions to strengthen the role of the euro in a changing world. BRUSSELS, 06-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — In his State of the Union Address in September 2018, … Read the full press release

EU unveils an Action Plan to step up efforts to counter disinformation in Europe and beyond

BRUSSELS, 06-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — To protect its democratic systems and public debates and in view of the 2019 European elections as well as a number of national and local elections that will be held in Member States by 2020, the … Read the full press release

Siemens: Nemo Link connects the Belgian and the British power grid with a combination of subsea and underground cables

Nemo Link is the first transmission link between the two countries It enables transmission of 1,000 MW electricity using Siemens HVDC Plus technology Siemens built converter stations housing the state of the art HVDC equipment in both Herdersbrug (Belgium) and … Read the full press release

Seamade NV orders 58 units of the SG 8.0-167 DD offshore wind turbine from Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy

Project to utilize 58 SG 8.0-167 DD offshore wind turbines; 17-year Long Term Service agreement with logistics included SeaMade is the name of two combined offshore wind projects, previously known as Mermaid (235 MW) and Seastar (252 MW) Clean energy … Read the full press release

WindEurope: EU’s newly-agreed renewable energy and energy efficiency target aims for net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050

The European Commission today called for the bloc to aim for net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 in its new decarbonisation strategy. BRUSSELS, 29-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The EU’s newly-agreed renewable energy and energy efficiency targets put the bloc on track … Read the full press release