Category Archives: Belgium

Press Releases & News from Belgium distributed via EuropaWire

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

France to expand its onshore wind capacity from 14.3 GW today to around 35 GW by 2030

France today revealed plans for the build-out of wind energy to 2030 in its multi-annual energy plan. BRUSSELS, 29-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — France intends to expand its onshore wind capacity from 14.3 GW today to around 35 GW by 2030. And … Read the full press release

Award ceremony for the 60th Anniversary of NATO’s Science for Peace Programme

BRUSSELS, 29-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — On Thursday 29 November 2018 from 13:00 to 17:30, NATO will mark the 60th Anniversary of the Science for Peace Programme (SPS) with an award ceremony. On that occasion, the Deputy Secretary General, the Honourable … Read the full press release

ABP’s Port of Immingham recognised as the Best Dry Bulk Port at the International Bulk Journal (IBJ) Awards

LONDON, 27-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — ABP’s Port of Immingham has been globally recognised as the Best Dry Bulk Port after winning the prestigious accolade at the International Bulk Journal (IBJ) Awards. The Immingham Bulk Park (IBP) which offers a premium dry … Read the full press release

Strengthened Schengen Information System: New alerts on criminals; Greater vigilance; Stronger data protection; Improved interoperability

BRUSSELS, 20-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Today (19 November 2018), the Council adopted the Commission’s proposal to strengthen the Schengen Information System (SIS), Europe’s most widely used information sharing system for migration, security and border management. A political priority for 2018-2019 and a key … Read the full press release

Five new programmes worth over EUR 141 million under the EU Emergency Trust Fund for the Sahel and Lake Chad region in Africa

BRUSSELS, 20-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The European Commission has adopted five new programmes worth over €141 million under the EU Emergency Trust Fund for Africa. Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development Neven Mimica said: “Our new EU programmes, worth €141 million, are particularly focusing … Read the full press release

Barco introduces new true solid-state projector that combines amazing visual performance and extreme reliability

KORTRIJK, BELGIUM, 16-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Barco, a global leader in simulation projectors, proudly announces the introduction of its FL40 series. This true solid-state projector, using the latest in HLD and LED illumination technology, combines amazing visual performance and extreme reliability … Read the full press release

Survey: global investors are more likely to invest in both the EU and the UK after Brexit

78% of investors expect increased investment in Europe over next five years Europe’s perceived stability and commitment to sustainability declines BRUSSELS, 08-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Europe’s attractiveness as an investment destination is on the rise compared to 2017, as the … Read the full press release

Cobots and RPA Gain Centerstage in Automotive Robotics Space; Labor Issues Prevail as a Key Challenge

DUBLIN 2, Ireland, 08-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Robotics in the automotive industry has been acclaimed as the impetus behind driving optimization and rethinking of production and process through innovative measures. Prospect of artificial intelligence is promising, with the ability to … Read the full press release

Polish State Secretary for Energy, Grzegorz Tobiszowski: Ambitious plans for the development of 8 GW of offshore wind by 2035

BRUSSELS, 08-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Poland marked its return to wind energy today with the announcement of ambitious plans to develop 8 GW of offshore wind by 2035. It came as Poland opened a 1 GW onshore wind auction on 5 … Read the full press release