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European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) published Guidelines on Insurance-Based Investment Products (IBIPs)

The Guidelines apply to “execution-only” sales of insurance-based investment products (IBIPs) such as telephone and online sales The Guidelines ensure the appropriate use of “execution-only” sales by defining the types of products to be sold “execution-only” The Guidelines seek to … Read the full press release

Luxembourg and Switzerland: 100th anniversary of the establishment of the Grand Duchy’s first diplomatic representation in Switzerland

BERN, 12-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Luxembourg and Switzerland have close, long-standing relations. To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the Grand Duchy’s first diplomatic representation in Switzerland, the foreign minister of Luxembourg, Jean Asselborn, visited Bern on 10 October … Read the full press release

Survey on diversity and coexistence in Switzerland – Federal Statistical Office

Attitudes of the Swiss population: between openness and distance towards certain population groups Neuchâtel, 12-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — In 2016, 36% of the population said they might feel uncomfortable in the presence of people perceived to be different, due to, for … Read the full press release

Empa and ETH Zürich to make a battery out of waste graphite and scrap metal

Dübendorf, St. Gallen and Thun, 12-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Lithium ion batteries are flammable and the price of the raw material is rising. Are there alternatives? Yes: Empa and ETH Zürich researchers have discovered promising approaches as to how we might … Read the full press release

Ambassadors appointments and staff changes at several Swiss representations abroad

BERN, 12-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — A number of staff changes have been announced for 2018 for several Swiss representations abroad. The changes will take place as part of the usual transfer rotation and on the basis of appointments made by the … Read the full press release

Schweiz und Asiatischen Entwicklungsbank (AsDB) beigetreten: 50 Jahre erfolgreiche Partnerschaft

BERN, 12-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — 1967 ist die Schweiz der Asiatischen Entwicklungsbank (AsDB) beigetreten. Als Höhepunkt der entsprechenden Feierlichkeiten findet am 19. Oktober 2017 um 16:45 an der Universität St. Gallen eine Veranstaltung mit dem Vizepräsidenten der AsDB und weiteren hochrangigen … Read the full press release

Croatian Ministry of Justice and the EBRD organised roundtable discussion on bankruptcy legislation in Croatia

Roundtable discussion in Zagreb about improvement of current bankruptcy legislation LONDON, 11-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — While there has been substantial progress in identifying potential impediments within the bankruptcy legal framework and improving practical implementation of the law, Croatia is committed to making further … Read the full press release

Destatis: industry production in August 2017 up 2.6% vs previous month

WIESBADEN, 09-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — In August 2017, production in industry was up by 2.6% from the previous month on a price, seasonally and working day adjusted basis according to provisional data of the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis). In July 2017, … Read the full press release

Destatis: Einnahmenrekord im öffentlichen Personennahverkehr im Jahr 2016

WIESBADEN, 09-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Die Beförderungseinnahmen aus dem öffentlichen Personennahverkehr (ÖPNV) mit Eisenbahnen, Straßenbahnen und Omnibussen haben im Jahr 2016 mit 17,50 Milliarden Euro einen neuen Höchststand erreicht. Wie das Statistische Bundesamt weiter mitteilt, waren dies nach vorläufigen Ergebnissen 2,3 % mehr … Read the full press release

Fortum: Pekka Lundmark inducted as international member in The Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences (IVA)

ESPOO, 03-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — At the most recent Assembly of the Academy Pekka Lundmark and five other international members were inducted. To be inducted as a member is considered to be both an honor and an acknowledgement of outstanding contributions. … Read the full press release

Marine Energy Wales to attend the Marine Renewables Canada 2017 Conference

CORNWALL, 03-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Marine Energy Wales will be making a momentous visit across the Atlantic to attend the Marine Renewables Canada 2017 Conference, to share knowledge and experience of their work within the marine energy sector. The annual conference … Read the full press release

Freie Universität Berlin: Nine research projects in Berlin can enter the decisive round in the competition for the German government’s Excellence Strategy

Joint press release of Freie Universität Berlin, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Technische Universität Berlin, and Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin Nine research projects asked to submit full proposals as part of the German government’s Excellence Strategy.  BERLIN, 02-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Freie Universität … Read the full press release

Naval Group and Fincantieri welcome the decision of the French and Italian GOVs to cooperate in the naval defence sector

Paris cedex, 02-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Naval Group and Fincantieri welcome today’s decision of the French and Italian governments to launch a joint process paving the way for the future creation of a progressive alliance in the naval defence sector. The … Read the full press release

European Medicines Agency (EMA), EU healthcare payers discussed how their cooperation can contribute to boosting sustainable access to medicines for EU citizens

European Medicines Agency and healthcare payer organisations held joint meeting on 19 September LONDON, 29-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The European Medicines Agency (EMA) and European Union (EU) healthcare payers met for the first time on 19 September 2017 at EMA’s offices … Read the full press release

Commissioner Vestager: the trucks cartel fined a total of €3.8 billion – a record fine for a cartel in the EU’s 60 year history

BRUSSELS, 28-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The Commission has today decided to fine Scania more than €880 million for its participation in a trucks cartel. Today’s decision marks the end of our investigation into a cartel that had lasted 14 years. It … Read the full press release

European Commission proposes measures to preserve and strengthen the Schengen area

BRUSSELS, 28-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — As announced by President Juncker in his letter of intent on 13 September, the European Commission is today proposing measures to preserve and strengthen the Schengen area. The Commission is proposing to update the Schengen Borders Code to adapt the … Read the full press release

Launch of Cyprus Peer Review of Global Education

Nicosia, Cyprus, 27-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Cyprus Peer Review reveals excellent approach to sustainability and calls for a more coherent approach to Global Education GENE – Global Education Network Europe – is launching the Peer Review Report of Global Education … Read the full press release

Lobbying by University of Liverpool’s European Children’s Rights Unit (ECRU) leads to amendments seeking to protect children post Brexit

LIVERPOOL, 27-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Amendments to the Government’s EU Withdrawal Bill that aim to protect children post Brexit have been tabled by a Labour MP, following lobbying by the University’s European Children’s Rights Unit (ECRU) in collaboration with leading children’s charities, The Children’s … Read the full press release

What is the future of criminal justice and human rights lecture at University of Leicester on Wednesday 27 September

Free public lecture celebrating 30th anniversary of University of Leicester’s Department of Criminology taking place on Wednesday 27 September LEICESTER, 26-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The consequences of recent and future changes to the criminal justice system and how this will affect … Read the full press release

EBRD First VP Bennet meets with Mongolian president, officials

LONDON, 25-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — EBRD First Vice President Phil Bennett will visit Mongolia next week to meet President Khaltmaagiin Battulga, the interim government and the business community. It will be the first visit of a member of the Bank’s Executive Committee since the adoption … Read the full press release

MEPs to evaluate “search and rescue” operations in the Mediterranean

BRUSSELS, 20-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — A Civil Liberties Committee delegation will be in Tunisia from 18 to 22 September to assess cooperation in migration management between the EU and countries in the region. MEPs will evaluate “search and rescue” operations … Read the full press release

EP coordinator for Brexit Guy Verhofstadt visits Northern Ireland and Ireland

BRUSSELS, 20-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — On a fact-finding mission to Belfast, the border area and Dublin, EP coordinator for Brexit, Guy Verhofstadt will meet with political leaders. Mr Verhofstadt will meet with political leaders in Northern Ireland. In Republic of Ireland, … 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

EBRD President Sir Suma Chakrabarti praised Ukraine’s progress in the reform process in recent years

Investment climate and anti-corruption efforts discussed at high-level meetings LONDON, 19-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — EBRD President Sir Suma Chakrabarti concluded a visit to Ukraine on Friday afternoon after meetings with the country’s President Petro Poroshenko, Prime Minister Volodymyr Groyssman and a speech at the … Read the full press release

University of Nottingham UK Professor Chris Rudd awarded the Camellia award by Ningbo Municipal Government

NOTTINGHAM, 19-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The Provost of the University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC) has been recognised for his contribution to the development of Ningbo. Professor Chris Rudd, who is also a Pro-Vice-Chancellor of The University of Nottingham UK, … Read the full press release

CEP study visit to two Dutch concepts ‘ZSM’ and ‘Safety House’ in Utrecht, The Netherlands

UTRECHT, 18-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — On the 13th of September 2017 nine people from all over Europe attended a special CEP study visit to two unique Dutch concepts ‘ZSM’ and ‘Safety House’ in Utrecht, The Netherlands. ZSM At the ZSM office … Read the full press release

Jean-Claude Juncker: Our Union needs a democratic leap forward

BRUSSELS, 15-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — On 13 September, in his annual State of the Union address, President Jean-Claude Juncker stated: “Our Union needs a democratic leap forward. Too often Europe-wide elections have been reduced to nothing more than the sum of national campaigns. … Read the full press release

European Union will attend the ministerial week of the 72nd United Nations General Assembly in New York

BRUSSELS, 15-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — A high-level delegation of the European Union will attend the ministerial week of the 72nd United Nations General Assembly, starting on 18 September in New York. The EU representatives will participate in a large number of … Read the full press release

UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson: I welcome the unanimous adoption of the UNSC resolution on North Korea

LONDON, 12-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The Foreign Secretary welcomed the unanimous adoption of the resolution. Speaking after the UN Security Council (UNSC) unanimously adopted UNSCR 2375, the Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said: I welcome the unanimous adoption of the UNSC resolution today. … Read the full press release

UK Gov: National Health Service (NHS) and Public Health England (PHE) announce new plan to save thousands of people from heart attacks and strokes

NHS and PHE launch new drive to save thousands of people from heart attacks and strokes. LONDON, 12-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The NHS and Public Health England (PHE) will today (Tuesday, 12 September 2017) announce a new drive to save thousands of … Read the full press release