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Press Releases & News from European Union distributed via EuropaWire

The German Council of Economic Experts will look after the National Productivity Board in Germany

WIESBADEN, 11-Apr-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — The German Council of Economic Experts will be responsible for the National Productivity Board in Germany. The assignment has come from the federal government as a response to a recommendation by the Council of the … Read the full press release

Streamlining adoption of high-speed and high-resolution surface texturing delivered with the Prometheus project

This three-year program brings together leading research and industrial organizations to allow the broad manufacturing of materials with low-friction, oleophobic and hydrophobic properties PORTO SALVO, 4-Apr-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Prometheus’ project will bridge the existing gap between niche and mainstream … Read the full press release

Towards a Europe of Stakeholder Nations

When: Thursday, April 11, 2019 10:00 – Thursday, April 11, 2019 12:30 Where: European Parliament, Brussels room A1H1 BRUSSELS, 28-Mar-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — As the EU is approaching the next European Parliament elections there is more need than ever for … Read the full press release

Associazione Veneta Lotta alla Talassemia (AVLT) and the UK Thalassaemia Society (UKTS) Clarification on European Regulatory Status of LENTIGLOBIN™

LONDON, 27-Mar-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — The LentiGlobin application for Conditional Marketing Authorization (cMAA) at the EMA from bluebird bio is still in the process of being reviewed by CHMP during their 25-28 March 2019 meeting. An opinion for the cMAA … Read the full press release

New advanced vehicle safety features will become mandatory in 2022 across EU

BRUSSELS, 26-Mar-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Provisional political agreement on the revised General Safety Regulation has just been reached by the EU institutions. Passengers, pedestrians and cyclists will be better protected as new safety technologies will become mandatory across EU in … Read the full press release

A new flagship project on Additive Manufacturing skills aims to maintain Europe leading position in industrial competitiveness

Skills Strategy in Additive Manufacturing Project (SAM) will tackle the current European need of developing an effective system to identify and anticipate the right skills for Additive Manufacturing PORTO SALVO, 25-Mar-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Technology is evolving at a much … Read the full press release

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

Xverify targets European Email Verification market with local data processing, Dublin office

DUBLIN, 19-Mar-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Xverify, a TowerData company, is addressing the needs of European email marketers for data quality, GDPR compliance and superior support by processing data within the European Union and opening an office in Dublin. Xverify is … 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

Enel now with 130 Fast Recharge charging stations installed along long-distance roads in Italy and Austria

ROME, 22-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Enel has installed 130 Fast Recharge charging stations, equal to 260 recharging points, which are now operating along the long-distance roads of Italy and Austria as part of the EVA+ project (Electric Vehicles Arteries). Operational in … 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

Universities UK, the Russell Group, Guild HE, Million Plus and University Alliance warn of the risks for research, staff and students if UK leaves EU without deal

LONDON, 03-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — University leaders have written to politicians and government to warn of the risks for research, staff and students if the UK leaves the EU without a deal. In an open letter to MPs, Universities UK, the Russell … Read the full press release

Russell Group: 3% decrease in the number of EU students enrolling on courses this academic year (2018/19)

LONDON, 04-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — New data collected from Russell Group universities in December 2018 suggest there has been a 3% decrease in the number of EU students enrolling on courses this academic year (2018/19), with the biggest drop in post-graduate research … Read the full press release

SGS: European Union to regulate 33 carcinogenic, mutagenic or reprotoxic (CMR) category 1A or 1B substances under new entry 72 to Annex XVII of REACH

The European Commission has published a guideline with methods to assist the industry to comply with CMRs under entry 72 to Annex XVII of REACH. The stricter limits apply for different concentration limits in other entries to Annex XVII of … Read the full press release

EBU welcomes the publication in the European Official Journal of the European Electronic Communications Code

By 20 December 2020, car radio sets will have to be equipped to allow digital terrestrial radio reception. Le Grand-Saconnex, Switzerland, 18-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Today’s (17 Dec 2018) publication in the European Official Journal of the European Electronic Communications Code paves … Read the full press release

OSCE-supported conference on the occasion of International Human Rights Day in Podgorica, Montenegro

PODGORICA, Montenegro, 12-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Strong democracy and good governance are necessary prerequisites to ensure adequate protection of human rights, affirmed participants in an OSCE-supported conference held on the occasion of International Human Rights Day on 10 December in … Read the full press release

Anna Maria Corazza-Bildt MEP appointed as the European Parliament’s new coordinator for children’s rights

STRASBOURG, 12-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — “I am fully committed to putting children´s rights at the heart of the work of the European Parliament and bringing this house, the only democratically-elected EU Institution, closer to younger citizens,” commented European Parliament President, Antonio … Read the full press release

European Commission: more efforts needed from the European Parliament and the Council to deliver results on all pending security proposals ahead of the EP elections in May 2019

STRASBOURG, 12-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The Commission is today (11 December 2018) reporting on progress made in building a genuine and effective Security Union since the October European Council. Good progress is being achieved on a number of security initiatives, … Read the full press release

European Parliament and the Council reach political agreement on combating fraud and counterfeiting of non-cash means of payment

STRASBOURG, 12-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Today (11 December 2018), the European Parliament and the Council reached political agreement on the Commission’s proposal to strengthen rules to combat fraud and counterfeiting of non-cash means of payment – such as bank cards, … 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

Atos holds its 5th Atos Quantum Scientific Council meeting in Bezons

PARIS, 05-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Atos, a global leader in digital transformation, today holds its 5th Atos Quantum Scientific Council meeting in Bezons. The members of the Scientific Council made of universally recognized quantum physicists and mathematicians reviewed the two research and … Read the full press release

Amsterdam UMC en Antoni van Leeuwenhoek sluiten zich aan bij HollandPTC voor protonentherapie

DELFT, 04-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Vandaag zetten Amsterdam UMC, Antoni van Leeuwenhoek en HollandPTC de eerste handtekeningen onder de samenwerking. De Amsterdamse instituten sluiten zich bij HollandPTC aan zodat hun patiënten sneller toegang krijgen tot protonentherapie. Ook de behandelaar van de patiënt … 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

SGS partners with EuroPrivacy to deliver certification services that demonstrates GDPR compliance

Data protection has been at the forefront of corporate and regulatory discussions over the past several years. It reached a pivotal moment with the entry into force of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in May 2018. GENEVA, 28-Nov-2018 … Read the full press release

Telefónica among the 20 European corporations recognised for using digital technologies to change the way they operate

MADRID, 23-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Telefónica has been recognised by the Financial Times, Google and leading European policy makers as one of 100 digital pioneers in Europe.  The company has been included in a special report from the Financial Times, Europe’s Road … 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

KfW supports new project in enabling local population coexist with refugees peacefully in Cameroon

EUR 18.5 million for host municipalities Potential conflicts reduced Income and employment opportunities for refugees improved FRANKFURT AM MAIN, 16-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — KfW has signed an agreement worth EUR 18.5 million with FEICOM (Fonds Spécial d´Equipement et d`Intervention Intercommunale), a … Read the full press release