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Press Releases & News from European Union distributed via EuropaWire

The Alliance of Science Organisations welcomes the European Commission’s initiative to open the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC)

The Alliance of Science Organisations comments upon the European Commission’s initiative to establish a European Open Science Cloud (EOSC). MUNICH, 20-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The Alliance of Science Organisations generally welcomes the Commission’s initiative and sees potential positive effects of an … 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

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

European Investment Fund and the National Bank of Greece sign guarantee agreements worth €640 million for SMEs in Greece

BRUSSELS, 16-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — From very small businesses and start-ups to mid sized enterprises, more than 5,000 companies will benefit from loans amounting to EUR 640 million. The European Investment Fund (EIF) and the National Bank of Greece (NBG)have … Read the full press release

European Union to provide €107.5 million in new funding for 2018 to help civilians most in need across Yemen

GENEVA, 04-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — As the crisis in Yemen continues to worsen, the European Union has pledged €107.5 million in new funding for 2018 to help civilians most in need across the country. The announcement was made at the High Level … Read the full press release

Saxo Bank strongly welcomes ESMA’s measures in relation to the provision of CFDs to retail clients

COPENHAGEN, 02-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Saxo Bank, the leading fintech specialist focused on multi-asset trading and investing, strongly welcomes ESMA’s recently announced measures  in relation to the provision of CFDs to retail clients. The measures include caps on leverage which Saxo Bank … 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

University of Warwick commits to a close and active research and teaching alliance with French and Belgian partners despite Brexit

COVENTRY, 30-Mar-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The University of Warwick has today signed and launched two major teaching and research collaborations with partner universities and colleges in Paris and Brussels. The initiative, launched today in the University of Warwick’s base in London’s … Read the full press release

University of York: SMEs in York, North Yorkshire and East Riding can apply for EU grants to help them innovate

A funding scheme managed by the University of York has awarded grants totalling more than half a million pounds – resulting in the creation of 18 jobs. YORK, 30-Mar-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Small to medium sized businesses in York, North Yorkshire … Read the full press release

University of Sussex: EU likely to reject a significantly enhanced version of its Canada trade deal for the UK after Brexit

BRIGHTON, 28-Mar-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The European Union is likely to reject a significantly enhanced version of its Canada trade deal for the UK after Brexit, according to experts. An in-depth analysis – published by the UK Trade Policy Observatory (UKTPO) … Read the full press release

Sandoz: EMA Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) adopts positive opinion for marketing authorization of infliximab

Sandoz is seeking approval of biosimilar infliximab for use in all indications of its reference medicine across gastroenterology, rheumatology and dermatology Positive opinion is based on comprehensive clinical and non-clinical data that is expected to confirm that Sandoz biosimilar infliximab … 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

KfW Research: 2017 the most successful year of the euro area in a decade

KfW Research confirms growth forecast of 2.4% for 2018 Growth expected to slow to 2.1% in 2019 Political risks to the euro area business cycle have waned, spotlight is now on financial markets Frankfurt am Main, 09-Mar-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — With … Read the full press release

Orange: We call on European and national policy-makers to review the ePrivacy draft regulation

“ Europe Cannot Afford to Miss the Data Revolution” PARIS, 08-Mar-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Data economy is a pillar of future growth, job creation and social progress. According to the European Commission, the value of the European data economy may raise from … Read the full press release

EU-funded and EBRD managed project will make a knowledge-sharing and –exchange platform accessible to financial institutions engaged in MSME finance in Uzbekistan

Online training and knowledge sharing and exchange platform now available to financial institutions in Uzbekistan LONDON, 06-Mar-2018 — /EuropaWire/ —  Micro, small and medium-sized private businesses in Uzbekistan will now benefit from a new Regional Small Business Programme (RSBP) launched in … Read the full press release

European Medicines Agency: multiple sclerosis medicine Zinbryta will be voluntarily withdrawn from the market

Medicine to be voluntarily withdrawn from the market by the company LONDON, 06-Mar-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has started an urgent review of the multiple sclerosis medicine Zinbryta (daclizumab) following 7 cases of serious inflammatory brain disorders … Read the full press release

Airbus Defence and Space to deliver Airbus A330 MRTT Multi Role Tanker Transport from Europe’s organisation for the management of cooperative armament programmes OCCAR

MADRID, 05-Mar-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Airbus Defence and Space has received a firm order for an Airbus A330 MRTT Multi Role Tanker Transport from Europe’s organisation for the management of cooperative armament programmes – OCCAR – on behalf of NATO Support … Read the full press release

EU Clean Sky: Airbus’ Breakthrough Laminar Aircraft Demonstrator in Europe (BLADE) project received the 2018 Aviation Week Laureates Award for Commercial, Technology

The most extensive wing laminar flow demonstrator programme ever undertaken for commercial aviation. Improving aviation’s ecological footprint, with a 50% reduction of wing friction and up to five percent lower CO2 emissions. TOULOUSE, 05-Mar-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — At a ceremony in … 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

Tetra Pak CEO Dennis Jönsson: EU’s Plastics Strategy is an important step towards a low-carbon Circular Economy

LAUSANNE, 22-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Tetra Pak pledges to support the European Commission’s Plastics Strategy, announced today as part of the EU Action Plan for a Circular Economy. The company will: Work with industry partners to ensure that by 2030, recycling … Read the full press release

Saab takes part in an EU funded preparatory action project called OCEAN2020

Trollhättan, Sweden, 17-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Defence and security company Saab will take part in an EU funded preparatory action project called OCEAN2020. The project will demonstrate technologies for enhanced situational awareness in a naval environment using unmanned systems. OCEAN2020 came … Read the full press release

Simon Lewis of AFME on Bank of England’s announcement that EU27 banks can operate in post-Brexit UK

LONDON, 22-Dec-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Commenting on the Bank of England’s announcement today, Simon Lewis, Chief Executive of AFME, said: “We welcome the Prudential Regulatory Authority’s confirmation that EU27 banks will be able to continue to operate their wholesale business through their … Read the full press release

Capital Markets Union: AFME comments on the European Commission proposal for a new prudential regime for investment firms

LONDON, 22-Dec-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Commenting on the European Commission proposal for a new prudential regime for investment firms, Michael Lever, Head of Prudential Regulation at AFME, said: “We welcome the Commission’s proposal for a new prudential regime for investment firms. While … 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

European Commission presented series of initiatives for a modern and clean economy at the One Planet Summit in Paris

PARIS, 13-Dec-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Two years after the Paris Agreement, the EU is firmly in the lead in fighting climate change. To that end the Commission announced a series of initiatives for a modern and clean economy at the One … Read the full press release

WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson: It’s good the Commission has recognised that the EU can do better than a 27% renewables target for 2030

BRUSSELS, 27-Nov-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Today (24 November 2017) Vice President for the Energy Union Maroš Šefčovič said the European Commission will update its long-term energy projections for 2030. He said that increasing the EU’s renewable energy to 30 percent by … Read the full press release

No Time To Waste! Conference Takes a Practical Approach to Tackling Waste Crime

BRUSSELS, 23-Nov-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — DOTCOM Waste and BlockWaste have joined forces for today’s conference, “No Time To Waste! Synergies and Strategies to Tackle Waste Crime.” This interactive event will showcase the key results of the two projects on illegal … Read the full press release

AFME comments on the European Commission’s report on the functioning of European Corporate Bond Markets

LONDON, 21-Nov-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Following the publication today of the report by the European Commission’s Expert Group on the functioning of European Corporate Bond Markets, Victoria Webster, Director of Fixed Income at AFME, said: “The uniqueness of this report … Read the full press release

EBRD President Suma Chakrabarti met with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker

Focus on cooperation with EU and green finance ahead of December summit LONDON, 10-Nov-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) President Sir Suma Chakrabarti held high-level talks with officials from the European Union (EU) on 7 November. President Chakrabarti had meetings … Read the full press release