Category Archives: Belgium

Press Releases & News from Belgium distributed via EuropaWire

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

ETNO calls on the European Commission and on legislators to urgently fix the current text of the Electronic Communications Code

BRUSSELS, 20-Mar-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — ETNO, the Association representing Europe’s leading telecom operators, called today on the European Commission and on legislators to urgently fix the current text of the Electronic Communications Code. Lise Fuhr, ETNO Director General, said: “Unless negotiations … Read the full press release

Colin Smith to succeed Alan Begg as board director at NV Bekaert SA

The Board of Directors of NV Bekaert SA is proud to announce the nomination of Mr Colin Smith for appointment by the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders of 9 May 2018. He will replace Mr Alan Begg whose term of … Read the full press release

Van Hool signs with RVK Köln and WSW Wuppertal for 40 hydrogen buses

30 buses for RVK Köln and 10 buses for WSW Wuppertal (Germany). Largest order ever for fuel cell buses in Europe Delivery to start in the spring of 2019. Koningshooikt production site confirms its high-technology know-how with this order. Koningshooikt … Read the full press release

VIB-UGent: The combination of a low lignin amount and increased biomass in our engineered plants led to a four-fold increase in sugar release compared to wild plants

Ghent, Belgium, 26-Feb-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — To ease the industrial processing of plant biomass into energy, plants are engineered to contain less lignin. Unfortunately, this intervention typically leads to reduced yield. Researchers have now discovered a way to overcome this problem. … Read the full press release

European Telecommunication Network Operators’ Association (ETNO) and UNI Europa join the Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition

BRUSSELS, 23-Feb-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Today (21 February, 2018), the social partners UNI Europa and ETNO – the European Telecommunication Network Operators’ Association (ETNO) – joined the Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition. The Coalition was first launched by the European Commission in … Read the full press release

Jan De Nul Group: The first Gravity Based Foundation for Kriegers Flak offshore wind farm installed in Denmark

Aalst, Belgium, 20-Feb-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — This weekend, the first Gravity Based Foundation for the offshore wind farm Kriegers Flak was installed in Denmark, another milestone in this project. It concerns a 8,000 tonnes GBF which was floated off the … Read the full press release

Recycling programme ‘Every Can Counts’ to support UK based Trek-Drops professional women’s cycling team during the 2018 season

BRUSSELS, 19-Feb-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — As women’s cycling continues to gain momentum, recycling programme ‘Every Can Counts’ has furthered its investment into the UK based Trek-Drops professional women’s cycling team for the duration of the 2018 season. This is the second … Read the full press release

European Commission opens applications for 2018 Lorenzo Natali Media Prize for outstanding journalism on development topic

BRUSSELS, 06-Feb-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Applications for the European Commission’s 2018 Lorenzo Natali Media Prize, which recognises journalists doing outstanding reporting on development topics, are open from 5 February to 9 March for online, print and audio-visual works. Commissioner for International … Read the full press release

Ghent University’s board approves a human rights charter

Ghent, Belgium, 29-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Human rights are a vital cornerstone of Ghent University’s social and international engagement. For this reason the board recently approved a human rights charter, which includes a checklist (impact assessment) for prospective supervisors to assess whether … Read the full press release

Orkla will be market leader in the sale and distribution of painting tools in the Netherlands and Belgium

Orkla has entered into an agreement to increase its ownership to a 50% stake in the joint venture company Anza Verimex NV. At the same time, Orkla will take over 50% of the painting tool operations in PGZ International B.V. … Read the full press release

Gilde welcomes Maikel Wieland as Head of Investor Relations and Co-investments

UTRECHT/ BRUSSELS/ ZURICH, Country, 18-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Gilde Buy Out Partners (Gilde) is pleased to announce that Maikel Wieland has joined Gilde as Head of Investor Relations and Co-investments. “Maikel has significant experience in investor relations,” said Ralph Wyss, … Read the full press release

EBN, InBIA announce the inaugural programme of the West Coast Hub of ENRICH in the USA

BRUSSELS, 17-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The European Business and Innovation Centre Network (EBN) and the International Business Innovation Association (InBIA) are pleased to announce the inaugural programme of the West Coast Hub of ENRICH in the USA (European Network of Research and Innovation Centers and Hubs). This … Read the full press release

Barco explores re-location options of the manufacturing activities of its Barco Fredrikstad AS (Norway) location

Kortrijk, Belgium, 08-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Barco, global leader in professional visualization technology, confirms it is studying a possible re-location of the manufacturing activities of its Barco Fredrikstad AS (Norway) location, while further building out the local R&D and business development … Read the full press release

Barco receives “Supplier of the Year for 2017” award by Agfa HealthCare

Barco, a global leader in healthcare imaging, has received the prestigious “Supplier of the Year for 2017” award bestowed annually by Agfa HealthCare, a leading provider of eHealth and digital imaging solutions. Cutting-edge diagnostic imaging focused on enabling better patient … Read the full press release

Eamonn Brennan to lead EUROCONTROL from 1 January 2018

Brussels, Belgium, 04-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Eamonn Brennan was appointed by the 41 Member States of EUROCONTROL to lead the organisation as its Director General from 1 January 2018. Before joining EUROCONTROL, Eamonn Brennan was the Chief Executive of the Irish … Read the full press release

EUROCONTROL handled 10.6 million flights in 2017; 4.4% increase vs 2016

Brussels, Belgium, 04-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — In 2017 EUROCONTROL, which has been nominated as Network Manager by the European Commission, handled 10.6 million flights, an increase of 4.4% over 2016, which was also a record year. This is equivalent to over … Read the full press release

WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson on zero-subsidy bidding in latest Dutch offshore wind auction

BRUSSELS, 27-Dec-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The Dutch government has given subsidy-free bidders first bidding in an auction for the twin 350 MW Hollandse Kust Zuid offshore wind projects. On Friday 15 December Swedish energy group Vattenfall announced its zero-subsidy bid. EnBW, … Read the full press release

Compagnie Maritime Belge (CMB) launches its new hydrogen-powered passenger vessel classed by LR

LONDON, 22-Dec-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Antwerp maritime group Compagnie Maritime Belge (CMB) has launched its new hydrogen-powered passenger vessel, Hydroville, classed by LR. The catamaran crew boat is the first LR classed vessel to use hydrogen to power a diesel engine. The … Read the full press release

Airbus one of four suppliers for European Space Agency’s DIAS, the Copernicus Data and Information Access Service

Airbus has been awarded a four year contract BRUSSELS, 18-Dec-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Airbus has been selected by the European Space Agency (ESA) to be one of four suppliers for DIAS, the Copernicus Data and Information Access Service. DIAS will … Read the full press release

The European Council extends the European fund for strategic investments (EFSI) with target of half a trillion euros of additional investments

BRUSSELS, 13-Dec-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — On 12 December 2017, the Council extended the European fund for strategic investments (EFSI) with a target of half a trillion euros of additional investments. EFSI is the flagship initiative under the EU’s ‘investment plan for Europe’. “Extending EFSI and … Read the full press release

European Commission steps up support for refugees in the Horn of Africa region with new actions worth €174.4 million

BRUSSELS, 13-Dec-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The European Commission has announced today 13 new actions worth €174.4 million under the EU Emergency Trust Fund for Africa to support refugees and host communities in the Horn of Africa region. At this occasion, Commissioner … Read the full press release

Barco: change of the ownership structure of BarcoCFG joint venture for the Chinese cinema market

Regulated information Kortrijk, Belgium, 08-Dec-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Barco, the global leader in cinema technology, announced today that it has reached an agreement with China Film Co., Ltd. (“CFG or China Film Group”) to change the ownership structure of its … Read the full press release

Barco forms strategic joint venture with China Film Co., Appotronics and CITICPE

Regulated information Kortrijk, Belgium, 08-Dec-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Barco, the global leader in cinema technology, announced today that it has reached an agreement to enter into a strategic joint venture with China Film Co. Ltd (“CFG”), Appotronics and CITICPE. The … Read the full press release

WindEurope on the State of the Energy Union report: we need ambitious national plans telling the industry which countries want to see these investments

BRUSSELS, 27-Nov-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — WindEurope today applauded the central message of the State of the Energy Union report from Vice-President of the Energy Union, Maroš Šefčovič, which called on Member States to accelerate the completion of their 2030 National Energy … Read the full press release