Category Archives: Belgium

Press Releases & News from Belgium distributed via EuropaWire

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

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