Category Archives: Government

Government Press Releases & News distributed via EuropaWire

UK Department for International Trade seeks innovative UK businesses for the UK’s pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai

International Trade Secretary Liam Fox is urging innovative UK businesses to seize the opportunities at Expo 2020 Dubai. LONDON 19-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Dr Fox announced that the Department for International Trade (DIT) is looking for an innovative, award-winning design concept … Read the full press release

UK Prime Minister announces £15 million to help Commonwealth countries strengthen their cyber security capabilities

PM commits up to £15 million on eve of the world’s largest inter-governmental commitment on cyber security cooperation. LONDON, 19-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The UK Prime Minister will today announce up to £15 million to help Commonwealth countries strengthen their cyber security … 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 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

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

UK Gov: Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal marked the official opening of Nucleus

Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal today unveiled a commemorative plaque marking the official opening of Nucleus (The Nuclear and Caithness Archives). LONDON, 21-Mar-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The Princess Royal toured the NDA’s £21 million facility in Wick accompanied by Chief … Read the full press release

UK signs the European X-Ray Free-Electron Laser (XFEL) convention

The UK has today (Monday 19 March) signed the European X-Ray Free-Electron Laser (XFEL) convention in Berlin, Germany. UK signs agreement to work with other countries to create new medical treatments using a powerful laser super-strength laser acts like a microscope … Read the full press release

UK Gov to improve corporate governance framework and ensure the highest standards of behaviour in those who lead and control companies in insolvency

Government plans to improve the UK’s corporate governance framework to ensure the UK remains one of the best places to start and grow a business. Directors selling companies recklessly to face tough new sanctions including fines and disqualification Creditors could have … Read the full press release

DIMDEX 2018: Qatari Ministry of Defense’s company Barzan Holdings and Fincantieri to study possible forms of cooperation

TRIESTE, 19-Mar-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — During DIMDEX 2018, the most important defense exhibition in the Middle East, now at its 6th edition Fincantieri, one of the world’s top shipbuilding groups, and Barzan Holdings, a company wholly owned by the Qatari Ministry … Read the full press release

Inmarsat Government’s L-band Tactical Satellite (L-TAC) service wins the “Top Government Mobility Satcom Innovation” category in the Mobile Satellite Users Association’s (MSUA) 2018 Mobility Innovation Awards

LONDON, 15-Mar-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Inmarsat Government, the leading provider of global mobile satellite communications and managed network services to the U.S. government, today announced that its L-band Tactical Satellite (L-TAC) service is the winner of the “Top Government Mobility Satcom Innovation” category … Read the full press release

Swiss FDFA Secretary General Markus Seiler and Director of the Federal Office for Gender Equality Sylvie Durrer at 62nd session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW)

The 62nd session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) begins today in New York. This year’s session will focus on achieving gender equality and the economic empowerment of women and girls in rural areas. Switzerland will … Read the full press release

Destatis: Germany export in January 2018 reached 107.1 billion euros; up 8.6% YoY

Exports, January 2018 107.1 billion euros –0.5% on the previous month (calendar and seasonally adjusted) +8.6% on the same month a year earlier Imports, January 2018 89.7 billion euros –0.5% on the previous month (calendar and seasonally adjusted) +6.7% on … Read the full press release

Destatis: labour costs per hour in Germany rose by 2.1% in 2017

Labour costs per hour worked, 4th quarter of 2017 • +0.4% on the previous quarter (seasonally and calendar adjusted) • +1.5% on the same quarter a year earlier (calendar adjusted) WIESBADEN, 09-Mar-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — In Germany, labour costs per hour worked … Read the full press release

UK Gov: Proposed changes to Clause 11 of the EU Withdrawal Bill on discussion at Joint Ministerial Committee meeting in London

Proposed changes to Clause 11 of the EU Withdrawal Bill have been shared with devolved administrations ahead of a Joint Ministerial Committee meeting. LONDON, 22-Feb-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Proposed changes to Clause 11 of the EU Withdrawal Bill to ensure all devolved … Read the full press release

UK Gov: Chinese New Year reception at Downing Street to celebrate a ‘Golden Era’ for UK-China relations

Prime Minister Theresa May welcomed guests to Number 10 to celebrate the beginning of the Year of the Dog. LONDON, 22-Feb-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Theresa May has hosted a Chinese New Year reception at Downing Street to celebrate the enormous contribution of … Read the full press release

UK Arts Minister Michael Ellis bars the export on The Destruction of Pharaoh’s Host by the British artist John Martin

Arts minister steps in to prevent rare watercolour from export. LONDON, 22-Feb-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Arts Minister Michael Ellis has placed a temporary export bar on The Destruction of Pharaoh’s Host, by the British artist John Martin (1789-1854), to provide an … Read the full press release

WEF, Bain & Company report calls for the urgent integration of urban-energy-mobility patterns to accelerate the ability of cities to meet climate goals

A new approach to electric mobility is needed to stimulate economic growth and reduce carbon emissions, says new Forum report Electrified autonomous vehicles (AV) will revolutionize urban mobility by reducing travel costs by up to 40% and cut down CO2 … Read the full press release

Nordic and Baltic countries sign Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on cooperation and coordination on cross-border financial stability

OSLO, 12-Feb-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The heads of relevant ministries, central banks, financial supervisory authorities and resolution authorities in the Nordic and Baltic countries, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on cooperation and coordination on cross-border financial stability. The Nordic … Read the full press release

Unilever announce partnership with PT Perkebunan Nusantara to support farmers on sustainable palm oil production in Indonesia

DAVOS, 26-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Unilever and Indonesian government-owned palm oil plantation company PT Perkebunan Nusantara (PTPN) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to work together in Indonesia to support local mills and smallholder farmers to produce palm oil according to … Read the full press release

Rio Tinto and the Government of Mongolia strengthen relationship by setting up a joint working group to create long-term sustainable solutions

LONDON, 25-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The Prime Minister of Mongolia U. Khurelsukh and other government representatives and Rio Tinto chief executive J-S Jacques met in Ulaanbaatar today to progress their partnership. The two sides discussed ways to strengthen the relationship by … Read the full press release

Government of Denmark and World Economic Forum partner to improve the state of the world through public-private cooperation

Denmark becomes the first European country to enter into a partnership with the World Economic Forum Agreement is a framework covering a number of areas, including green growth, technology and innovation, trade and investment, and education, gender and work The … Read the full press release

Changes to the global system of meat and protein production underway as new initiative launched at the World Economic Forum

Demand for meat and protein set to double by 2050 with 9 billion people and a growing middle class Widespread provision of safe, affordable and sustainable protein is critical to human nutrition and economic development New white paper Meat: The Future outlines … Read the full press release

Humanitarian emergencies: UK International Development Secretary Rt Hon Penny Mordaunt MP on her first official visit to Kenya

Penny Mordaunt hails the incredible power of technology to deliver aid in new ways on her first official visit to Kenya. LONDON, 22-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Penny Mordaunt has hailed the “incredible power of technology to deliver aid in new ways” on … Read the full press release

Innovate UK: Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund to provide £70 million to help speed up the development of new medicines

LONDON, 22-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Science Minister Sam Gyimah announces £70 million to create new manufacturing centres to help speed up the development of new medicines. Funding through Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF) will support projects including new manufacturing centres to speed … Read the full press release

Fincantieri and the city of Monfalcone to pursue the goals of increasing employment opportunities for young people in the area

The parties also signed an additional agreement for visits to the “MuCa” museum and to the shipyard TRIESTE, 19-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The mayor of Monfalcone, Anna Maria Cisint, and the CEO of Fincantieri, Giuseppe Bono, today signed two agreements, one … Read the full press release

Norges Bank to exclude nine companies from the Government Pension Fund Global

OSLO, 17-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Norges Bank has decided to exclude nine companies from the Government Pension Fund Global. In addition, one company has been placed under observation. The companies Evergreen Marine Corp (Taiwan) Ltd, Korea Line Corp, Precious Shipping PCL … Read the full press release

The World Economic Forum’s 48th Annual Meeting: Creating a Shared Future in a Fractured World

The 48th World Economic Forum Annual Meeting will take place on 23-26 January in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland, under the theme, Creating a Shared Future in a Fractured World Unprecedented participation expected from global leaders including 70 heads of state or government and 38 heads … Read the full press release

Sweden: Minister for Upper Secondary School and Adult Education and Training Anna Ekström visits Latvia and Lithuania

STOCKHOLM, 16-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Vocational education and training, ministerial meetings and panel discussions on women’s leadership – these are some of the programme points when Minister for Upper Secondary School and Adult Education and Training Anna Ekström visits Latvia … Read the full press release

Covestro expects EUR 85 million extraordinary income in FY 2017 due to U.S. tax reform

LEVERKUSEN, 16-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Positive one-time effect of ca. EUR 85 million on net income expected in 2017 / Additional positive impact on coming years Covestro expects a positive one-time effect from the recently enacted U.S. tax reform on … Read the full press release