Category Archives: Belgium

Press Releases & News from Belgium distributed via EuropaWire

Barco’s Nexxis the preferred video integration platform for surgical suites now even more connected, flexible and sustainable

Kortrijk, Belgium, 24-Sep-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Installed in over 2,000 operating rooms worldwide, Nexxis has become the preferred video integration platform for the surgical suite. The new generation of uncompressed encoders and decoders makes the platform even more connected, flexible and … Read the full press release

BASF to increase capacity of its production plant for alkoxylation in Antwerp, Belgium

Investment in response to increased demand for alkoxylates in Europe Stepwise increase of up to 25 percent in world-scale surfactant plant capacity by 2021 First additional capacities to be available from as early as 3rd quarter of 2018 ANTWERP, 07-Sep-2018 … Read the full press release

Airbus to design, implement and deliver a new framework of services for the management of public key certificates of NATO

BRUSSELS, 04-Sep-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The NATO Communications and Information (NCI) Agency has awarded Airbus the Enterprise NATO Public Key Infrastructure (E-NPKI) contract to design, implement and deliver a new framework of services for the management of public key certificates. … Read the full press release

Delhaize becomes the first Belgian retailer to introduce the Nutri-Score food label

ZAANDAM, 30-Aug-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Delhaize becomes the first Belgian retailer to introduce the Nutri-Score food label, now providing shoppers with at-a-glance guidance about the nutritional quality of products that included certain own-brand yogurt and cereal. Customers will soon find the … Read the full press release

Insurance Europe supports the EU’s efforts to make the European economy greener and more resilient

BRUSSELS, 30-Aug-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Insurance Europe has published its response to a consultation on the European Commission’s proposal for a regulation to establish a framework to facilitate sustainable investment. It expressed support for the EU’s efforts to make the European economy greener … Read the full press release

Deutsche Bank marks its 40th anniversary in Belgium

Frankfurt am Main, 17-Aug-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Deutsche Bank began business in Belgium in Brussels and Antwerp, with both branches opening on August 16, 1978. In the beginning there were 50 employees – 32 in Brussels and 18 in Antwerp. Together … Read the full press release

The world’s largest wind energy gathering the Global Wind Summit will take place under the slogan “Breaking new ground”

Everywhere we look – geographically, politically, technologically and financially – wind energy is breaking new ground. BRUSSELS, 14-Aug-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Wind energy continues to expand all over the world. It’s at the heart of government thinking on the energy transition. … Read the full press release

BASF to expand capacity for ethylene oxide and several downstream derivatives at its Verbund site in Antwerp, Belgium

LUDWIGSHAFEN, 27-Jul-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — BASF pursues a significant capacity expansion of the integrated ethylene oxide complex at its Verbund site in Antwerp, Belgium. The project includes capacity expansions for ethylene oxide and for several downstream derivatives, such as surfactants. … Read the full press release

EU to finance the rebuilding of the headquarters of the G5 Sahel Joint Force in Sévaré in Mali

BRUSSELS, 26-Jul-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Following the deadly attack against the headquarters of the G5 Sahel Joint Force in Sévaré in Mali, on 29 June, the EU has decided to finance in full the rebuilding of a new headquarters and to … Read the full press release

Snam, Enagás and Fluxys consortium to acquire 66% interest in Greek natural gas infrastructure operator DESFA

ATHENS, 23-Jul-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The European consortium consisting of Snam (60%), Enagás (20%) and Fluxys (20%) signed today in Athens the agreements with the Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund (HRADF) and Hellenic Petroleum for the acquisition of a 66% interest … Read the full press release

Press conference: Illegal sales of Schengen and Medical Visa Scandal involving Maltese PM’s Office

The press conference will take place tomorrow, 26th of June at 11:30am in the European Parliament room – PHS 0A50 BRUSSELS, 25-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — There is evidence that points to the possibility that up to 88.000 Schengen visas and … Read the full press release

DHL Freight invests in IVECO Liquefied Natural Gas powered Stralis trucks in Belgium

DHL Freight has acquired four trucks from IVECO capable of heavy-weight long-haul transport Sustainable trucks emit 99% less particulate matter, 96% nitrogen dioxide and 50% less noise than diesel vehicles BONN, 21-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — DHL Freight, one of the … Read the full press release

Kinepolis strengthens partnership with Cinionic for the roll-out of Barco laser to new and existing theaters

Kortrijk, Belgium, 14-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Cinionic, the Barco cinema joint venture, will be the exclusive laser projection partner for Kinepolis, launching the replacement wave by outfitting hundreds of existing and new screens with Barco laser over the next three years … Read the full press release

Gemalto enabled Belgian mobile ID scheme itsme® to enroll 350,000 users and securely process one million transactions per month

Gemalto technology enables Belgian itsme® app to hit one million transactions a month AMSTERDAM, 08-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO), the world leader in digital security, has enabled Belgian mobile ID scheme itsme® to enroll 350,000 users and securely … Read the full press release

Agfa Graphics announces global price increase program for its prepress printing plates

Measures taken to offset sharp increases in aluminum prices Mortsel, Belgium, 23-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Today, Agfa Graphics announced a global price increase program for its prepress printing plates. Depending on the different contracts, markets and regions, substantial price increases … Read the full press release

European Commission and Europa Nostra announce the winners of the 2018 EU Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards

BRUSSELS/ THE HAGUE, 17-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The winners of the 2018 EU Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards, Europe’s top honour in the field, were announced today by the European Commission and Europa Nostra, the leading European heritage … Read the full press release

Silver is Gold: The first European Silver Economy Awards have announced its winners

May 3, 2018 ¦ Health Innovation Centre of Southern Denmark, Fraunhofer Institute Portugal and ProjectRay have been honoured as winners of the first edition of the European Silver Economy Awards. BRUSSELS, Belgium, 11-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — On Thursday May 3, the … Read the full press release

Bekaert to acquire Ontario Teachers’ 33% equity share in Bridon-Bekaert Ropes Group

Kortrijk, Belgium, 03-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Bekaert and Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan (Ontario Teachers’) have reached an agreement in principle for the acquisition by Bekaert of Ontario Teachers’ 33% equity share in Bridon-Bekaert Ropes Group. The ropes and advanced cords business, whose … Read the full press release

Thousands of seafood professionals participated in the 26th edition of Seafood Expo Global/Seafood Processing Global at the Brussels Expo in Brussels, Belgium

Seafood Expo Global/Seafood Processing Global Doors Open to Thousands of Seafood Industry Professionals BRUSSELS, 01-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Thousands of seafood professionals have come from around the globe to participate in the 26th edition of Seafood Expo Global/Seafood Processing Global, taking place … Read the full press release

French Labeyrie Fine Foods and J.C. David won the top prizes in the 2018 Seafood Excellence Global awards at Seafood Expo Global

BRUSSELS, 01-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Labeyrie Fine Foods of Saint-Geours-de-Maremne, France and J.C. David of Boulogne-sur-Mer, France won the top prizes in the 2018 Seafood Excellence Global awards at Seafood Expo Global, the world’s largest and most prestigious seafood event. The … Read the full press release

Solvay to launch specialty polymer filaments that promise to introduce game-changing performance for 3D-printed parts

Alpharetta, Ga., 27-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Solvay aims to take additive manufacturing (AM) to the next level with the launch of three specialty polymer filaments that promise to introduce game-changing performance for 3D-printed parts. Based on the company’s high-performing KetaSpire® … Read the full press release

Solvay Performance Polyamides enriched its Technyl® range to meet major challenges and disruptive trends in e-mobility

Shanghai, PR China, 27-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Solvay Performance Polyamides announces significant advances in its Technyl® portfolio of polyamides (PA) to provide fit-for-purpose and cost-efficient solutions to meet major challenges and disruptive trends such as connectivity and autonomy as hybrids, all-electric … Read the full press release

Solvay launches high-performance thermoplastic composite with continuous carbon fiber reinforcement for demanding offshore oil and gas applications

Alpharetta, GA, 27-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Solvay launches EvoliteTM F1050, a market first high-performance thermoplastic composite with continuous carbon fiber reinforcement for demanding offshore oil and gas applications. EvoliteTM F1050 is a unidirectional tape combining the recognized excellent chemical and temperature resistance … Read the full press release

Solvay: high-performance KetaSpire® PEEK AM filament will be the first polyetheretherketone polymer included in e-Xstream engineering’s Digimat® simulation software

Alpharetta, Ga., 27-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Solvay further established itself as an emerging leader in specialty polymers for additive manufacturing (AM) today with the news that high-performance KetaSpire® PEEK AM filament will be the first polyetheretherketone polymer included in e-Xstream engineering’s … Read the full press release

Launch of the GENE Global Education Innovation Award 2018

Global Education Network Europe (GENE) is launching the 2nd edition of the Global Education Innovation Award on 20 April, 2018. DUBLIN, 18-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Through this award, GENE wishes to recognise the importance of innovation in Global Education. The … Read the full press release

EUROCONTROL signs new contract with BT for the provision and management of a secure and highly resilient New Pan-European Network Service (NewPENS)

BRUSSELS, 18-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Following a common procurement action, EUROCONTROL and forty-one industry partners, primarily air navigation service providers (ANSPs), today launched a new contract with BT for the provision and management of a secure and highly resilient New Pan-European … Read the full press release

WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson discussed the future of renewables in Europe at the German parliament

On Monday 18 April WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson participated in a lively discussion at the German parliament on the future of renewables in Europe. BRUSSELS, 18-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Dickson was speaking at the EUFORES (European Forum for Renewable Energy) workshop … Read the full press release

WindEurope: Europe invested €51.2bn in wind energy in 2017

BRUSSELS, 18-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Europe invested a total of €51.2bn in wind energy in 2017.  The development of new farms accounted for €22.3bn of this. This is according to WindEurope’s ‘Financing and Investment Trends’ report released today. The rest of the investment … Read the full press release

Airbus now has the first 3D-printed parts seamlessly integrated into the cabins of its jetliners

First 3D-printed part visible to passengers will be flying soon with Finnair TOULOUSE, 10-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — When an airline updates its aircraft cabin layout, gaps are often created between the existing and new components. Such gaps need to be … Read the full press release

April 10th, Conference in the European Parliament, Brussels, themed: A FUTURE FOR DEMOCRACY IN SYRIA

Highlevel conference 9:30 – 12:45 (EP, Room PHS1A002) and press-conference 13:30 – 14:00 (EP, press room) AMERSFOORT, 02-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — WIth this high level conference, we would like to present to Europe and European decision makers, politicians and media … Read the full press release