Category Archives: Belgium

Press Releases & News from Belgium distributed via EuropaWire

Solvay’s full year guidance updated to reflect discontinued operations of the polyamide activities

BRUSSELS, 20-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Solvay publishes today restated consolidated financial information for 2015, 2016 and the first half of 2017, reflecting the reclassification in discontinued operations of the polyamide activities to be sold to BASF. The planned divestment, with … Read the full press release

Solvay: BASF to acquire Polyamides for EUR 1.6 billion

BASF agrees to acquire Polyamides for €1.6 billion BRUSSELS, 20-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Solvay has entered into a binding agreement with German chemical company BASF for the sale of its Polyamides business, a crucial step in Solvay’s transformation towards a … Read the full press release

MEPs to prolong intercontinental flights exemption from EU Emissions Trading System (ETS) rules until 2020

CO2 emissions from intercontinental flights to stay out of EU Emission Trading System until 2020 Airlines to go on paying  for CO2 emissions from intra-EU flights only Emission trading revenues  to be earmarked for climate action BRUSSELS, 20-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ … Read the full press release

European Parliament: draft law aims to make products and services in EU more accessible to people with disabilities

phones, ticketing machines, banking services to be more accessible rules to apply to new infrastructure 80 million people in the EU are affected by a disability BRUSSELS, 15-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Key products and services, like phones, ticketing machines and banking … Read the full press release

WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson met with Portugal’s Secretary of State for Energy Jorge Seguro Sanches in Lisbon

BRUSSELS, 11-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson met with Portugal’s Secretary of State for Energy, Jorge Seguro Sanches, in Lisbon on 4 September. António Sá da Costa, President of the Portuguese Renewable Energy Association (APREN), also took part in … Read the full press release

EU Civil Protection Mechanism: European Commission helped mobilise firefighting aircraft for Italy to battle forest fires

BRUSSELS, 29-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The Commission has helped mobilise firefighting aircraft for Italy, through the EU Civil Protection Mechanism, following another request by the country for assistance to battle forest fires. Responding immediately to the request, France has offered 3 planes … Read the full press release

EURid donates to the Uganda Borehole Rehabilitation project

Diegem, Belgium, 24-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — To offset its CO2 emissions generated in 2016, EURid donated to the Uganda Borehole Rehabilitation project. The most basic requirement to sustain life is water. For many rural communities across Sub-Saharan Africa the struggle to find safe … Read the full press release

NATO Secretary General: I welcome President Trump’s new, conditions-based approach to Afghanistan and the region

BRUSSELS, 22-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — I welcome President Trump’s new, conditions-based approach to Afghanistan and the region. NATO remains fully committed to Afghanistan and I am looking forward to discussing the way ahead with Secretary Mattis and our Allies and international … Read the full press release

California-based Galaxy Theatres to upgrade its DFX auditoriums with Barco laser projectors

Sacramento, Ca. USA, 11-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Cinema technology leader Barco is the projector provider of choice for growing southern California-based Galaxy Theatres, providing its Flagship and Smart Laser projectors to outfit all of the exhibitor’s premium large format (PLF) screens … Read the full press release

Belgian athlete Nafi Thiam won gold medal at the WC in London

BRUSSELS, 08-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Never before in the World Championship’s history since 1983 a Belgian athlete won a gold medal. And then came Nafi Thiam in London. On Sep. 1st the World and Olympic Heptathlon Champion will compete at the … Read the full press release

New hosts for UK-based EU agencies EMA and EBA will now be assessed by the European Commission

BRUSSELS, 03-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The application procedure to host the two UK-based EU agencies, the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and the European Banking Authority (EBA), came to a close at midnight last night, 31 July 2017. The European Commission will … Read the full press release

BMW teams finish in the top 10 at the 24 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps (BEL)

After the two victories in 2015 and 2016, the BMW teams were missing the racing luck required to be able to fight for the win this time at the 24 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps (BEL). Technical issues with both the ROWE … Read the full press release

Bentley Motorsport finished second in the largest GT3 race in the world, the 24 Hours of Spa

Bentley finishes in second place at the 24 Hours of Spa Bentley Team M-Sport and the drivers of car #8 extend lead in the Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup titles Bentley Boy Vincent Abril now leads the Blancpain GT Series … Read the full press release

BPM, Sámi Blood and Western announced finalists for the 2017 Lux Film Prize

BRUSSELS, 27-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The three films competing for the 2017 Lux Film Prize were announced on 25 July in Rome during the Giornate degli Autori (Venice Days) by Antonio Tajani, President of the European Parliament BPM (Beats per minute) … Read the full press release

European Commission: refugee resettlement reaching record levels in June

BRUSSELS, 27-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Today (26 July 2017), the Commission has adopted its 14th progress report on relocation of asylum seekers within the EU and resettlement of refugees from outside the EU. With relocations reaching record levels in June (with … Read the full press release

Invest Europe: European venture capital fundraising at €6.4 billion in 2016

Global institutional investors looking to Europe’s experienced fund managers A-Z of start-up hubs across the continent leading innovation Developed ecosystem producing global VC-backed success stories BRUSSELS, 11-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — European venture capital fundraising last year hit €6.4 billion — the … Read the full press release

WindEurope: Corporate Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) show that renewables are maturing into market based solutions

BRUSSELS, 11-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Google, Norsk Hydro and Facebook are leading the growing trend of major companies looking to secure reliable and competitive power from renewable energy and reduce the risks associated with fossil fuel-based power supply. 100 top companies … Read the full press release

The European Chemical Industry Council (Cefic) published its thought paper on EU’s upcoming framework programme (FP9)

BRUSSELS, 07-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The European Chemical Industry Council (Cefic) has published its thought paper on the EU’s upcoming framework programme (FP9). Cefic concludes that a reliable growth strategy for the European economy can only be realised with partnership driven innovation to … Read the full press release

Félix Giorgetti and AG Real Estate to develop Goodyear’s future global innovation center and office buildings in Luxembourg

BRUSSELS, 06-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Félix Giorgetti and AG Real Estate have signed a partnership in the form of a 30-year Design, Build, Finance and Maintain agreement (DBFM) to develop Goodyear’s future global innovation center and office buildings located at the new Luxembourg … Read the full press release

Bekaert’s formerly wholly-owned subsidiary in Sumaré (Brazil) integrated into BMB (Belgo Mineira Bekaert Artefatos de Arame Ltda) partnership

Kortrijk, Belgium, 22-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Bekaert and ArcelorMittal have closed the transaction to integrate Bekaert’s formerly wholly-owned subsidiary in Sumaré (Brazil) into the BMB (Belgo Mineira Bekaert Artefatos de Arame Ltda) partnership. In line with the shareholding structure of the … Read the full press release

French and Belgian nuclear authorities approved the transport license for AREVA’s new TN® MW transport cask

PARIS, 22-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — At the end of April and the beginning of June 2017 respectively, the French Nuclear Safety Authority (ASN) and its Belgian counterpart, the AFCN, approved the transport license for the new TN® MW* transport cask developed … Read the full press release

Ghent University, VIB and KU Leuven launch new spin-off for sustainable agricultural products

GHENT, 21-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Ghent University, VIB and KU Leuven have launched a new spin-off: Aphea.Bio. This new company will develop sustainable agricultural products based on natural microorganisms to increase crop yields and to protect them against diseases. Aphea.Bio … Read the full press release

BlackRock Inc. now owns 3.03% of the existing voting rights emitted by Solvay S.A.

BRUSSELS, 20-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — According to the Belgian transparency legislation in force (Law of May 2, 2007), BlackRock Inc. (55 East 52nd Street, New York, NY, 10055, U.S.A.) has notified Solvay SA that on June 14, 2017, the number … Read the full press release

Solvay becomes preferred supplier of thermoplastic composite materials to Fokker

TEMPE, 20-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Solvay and GKN Aerospace’s Fokker business have teamed up to promote and accelerate the adoption of thermoplastic composite materials on aircraft, with Solvay becoming a preferred supplier of these innovative lightweight materials to Fokker. Under the … Read the full press release

EUROCONTROL Permanent Commission Appoints New Director General

BRUSSELS, 19-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The EUROCONTROL Permanent Commission has today appointed Mr Eamonn Brennan as Director General of EUROCONTROL with effect from 1 January 2018. Mr Eamonn Brennan was nominated by the Government of Ireland and is currently Chief Executive … Read the full press release

Wind Power Becomes Leading Source of Renewable Energy

BRUSSELS, 19-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Today (15 June 2017) we celebrate Global Wind Day. With over 500GW installed worldwide, wind power has become the leading source of new power generation in Europe and in many countries around the world. In 2016 … Read the full press release

WindEurope Urges Biomass Industry To Ensure Rigorous Accounting Methodology While Promoting Renewable Energy

WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson addressed the annual European Biomass Conference and Exhibition in Stockholm on 12 June. BRUSSELS, 19-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — On a panel with Paolo Frankl (Head of the Renewable Energy Division at the International Energy Agency) and Dana … Read the full press release

Bunkering vessel ENGIE Zeebrugge made its first LNG deliveries in the port of Zeebrugge, Belgium

ENGIE Zeebrugge is jointly owned by ENGIE, Mitsubishi Corporation, NYK Line, and Fluxys. With an LNG capacity of 5,000 m3, she will service all types of shipping customers in Northern Europe from her home port of Zeebrugge, under the brand … Read the full press release

Cefic welcomes the launch of the new European Union Observatory for Nanomaterials (EUON) hosted by the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA)

BRUSSELS, 14-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — To support greater access to clear information on nanomaterials – tiny particles with unique properties for advanced manufacturing –  a new European Union Observatory for Nanomaterials (EUON) is now live, hosted by the European Chemicals Agency … Read the full press release

Ageas reports the purchase of 155,446 Ageas shares on NYSE Euronext Brussels

BRUSSELS, 14-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Further to the initiation of the share buy-back programme announced on 10 August 2016, Ageas reports the purchase of 155,446 Ageas shares on NYSE Euronext Brussels in the period from 05-06-2017 until 09-06-2017. Date Number ofShares … Read the full press release