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Data on manufacturing in Germany December 2018: 1.6% decline in new orders; Turnover up by 2.7%

WIESBADEN, 6-Feb-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — New provisional data from the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) reveals a slight decline of -1.6% for the new orders in manufacturing in Germany during December 2018 when compared to the previous month having the price, seasonally and calendar adjusted. … Read the full press release

RCH Group to Showcase Integrated Selling Solutions at EuroCIS

Innovative POS and cash management systems for stationary or mobile use TREVISO, Italy, 4-Feb-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Technology never sleeps – and neither will RCH Group SpA as it returns to EuroCIS 2019, the leading Trade Fair for Retail Technology, which … Read the full press release

Central Bank of Ireland Deputy Governor Ed Sibley outlined the Central Bank’s strategic priorities for the next three years in the context of the safety and soundness of the financial system

Resilience of the financial system will remain a key focus for the Central Bank over the next three years A hard Brexit will be damaging for Ireland, but short-term ‘cliff-edge’ stability risks to the financial system are manageable Legislation is … Read the full press release

World Economic Forum’s Global Risks Report 2019: Worsening international relations hinders action across a growing array of serious challenges

Rising geopolitical and geo-economic tensions are the most urgent risk in 2019, with 90% of experts saying they expect further economic confrontation between major powers in 2019 Environmental degradation is the long-term risk that defines our age, with four of … Read the full press release

Borealis and SYSTEMIQ welcome Nestlé as new strategic partner of Project STOP, a new initiative to stop plastic waste leaking into the environment

VIENNA, 16-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Borealis and SYSTEMIQ, together with their partners from the Government of Norway, NOVA Chemicals, Borouge and Veolia, are pleased to welcome Nestlé as new strategic partner of Project STOP (Stop Ocean Plastics), a frontline initiative to prevent ocean … Read the full press release

The Bucharest Tribunal’s decision regarding the investigation conducted by the Romanian National Anti-corruption Directorate with respect to RCS & RDS S.A., Integrasoft S.R.L. and certain of their directors

BUCHAREST, Romania, 16-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — In connection with the investigation triggered by the Romanian National Anti-Corruption Directorate (“DNA”), which we have previously disclosed to the market and to our investors in the initial public offering prospectus dated 26 April … Read the full press release

Destatis: Im November 2018 gab es in den Beherbergungsbetrieben in Deutschland 31,0 Millionen Übernachtungen in- und ausländischer Gäste

WIESBADEN, 14-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Im November 2018 gab es in den Beherbergungsbetrieben in Deutschland 31,0 Millionen Übernachtungen in- und ausländischer Gäste. Wie das Statistische Bundesamt (Destatis) nach vorläufigen Ergebnissen weiter mitteilt, war dies ein Plus von 5 % gegenüber November 2017. Die Übernachtungszahl von Gästen aus … Read the full press release

Statistische Bundesamt (Destatis): Im Jahr 2018 wurden in Deutschland 1,9 % weniger Zigaretten versteuert als im Jahr 2017

Versteuerte Mengen aller anderen Tabakarten gestiegen WIESBADEN, 14-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Im Jahr 2018 wurden in Deutschland 1,9 % weniger Zigaretten versteuert als im Jahr 2017. Wie das Statistische Bundesamt (Destatis) weiter mitteilt, stiegen dagegen die versteuerten Mengen aller anderen Tabakwaren. Im … Read the full press release

Deutsche Bank Wealth Management’s CIO: 6 themes to watch in 2019 based on macroeconomic outlook, market conditions and the major asset classes

FRANKFURT AM MAIN, 11-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — The themes for 2019 are based around the macroeconomic outlook, market conditions and the major asset classes: 1) Growth deceleration. Global growth is slowing and becoming less synchronised. As the US upswing matures, Europe … Read the full press release

CIB Capital Markets Strategist Tom Joyce comments on US-China Policy Escalation & Markets in the January issue of C-SPACE

FRANKFURT AM MAIN, 11-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — The United States and China are at a crossroad in what has become the most important bilateral relationship of the 21st Century, CIB Capital Markets Strategist Tom Joyce said in the January issue of … Read the full press release

A new Government Emergency Ordinance imposing additional corporate taxes with impact on the telecommunications sector in Romania

BUCHAREST, Romania, 08-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — We would like to inform the market and our investors that, on 29 December 2018, an Emergency Government Ordinance no 114/2018 (the “GEO 114/2018”) establishing, amongst others, certain budgetary and tax measures was published … Read the full press release

UK DFID announced further support to clear explosives from schools, hospitals and roads in Iraq

More than a million Iraqis whose lives were devastated by Daesh safely returned home in 2018, made possible in part thanks to UK aid funded mine clearance work. LONDON, 07-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — More than a million Iraqis whose lives have … Read the full press release

Neil Bush to succeed Sian MacLeod OBE as Head of the UK’s Delegation to the OSCE

Mr Neil Bush is to succeed Ms Sian MacLeod OBE as Head of the United Kingdom’s Delegation to the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) in March 2019. LONDON, 07-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Mr Neil Bush has been appointed … 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

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan and TfL with new measures to reduce air pollution and congestion in central London

New measures to tackle congestion, reduce toxic emissions, improve air quality and protect health LONDON, 20-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The Mayor and TfL have unveiled a package of measures to reduce air pollution and congestion in central London, with the aim … Read the full press release

Airbus Defence and Space announces firm order from the French Defence Procurement Agency for additional A330 MRTT Multi-Role Tanker Transport aircrafts

MADRID, 14-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Airbus Defence and Space has received a firm order from the French Defence Procurement Agency (DGA) for a further three A330 MRTT Multi-Role Tanker Transport aircraft. The aircraft, known as Phénix in French service, constitute the … 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

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

Award ceremony for the 60th Anniversary of NATO’s Science for Peace Programme

BRUSSELS, 29-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — On Thursday 29 November 2018 from 13:00 to 17:30, NATO will mark the 60th Anniversary of the Science for Peace Programme (SPS) with an award ceremony. On that occasion, the Deputy Secretary General, the Honourable … 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

Digi Communications N.V. announces the Hungarian Competition Council’s decision to formally withdraw and reassess the Invitel merger decision on certain limited aspects

BUCHAREST, Romania, 15-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — We would like to inform the market and our investors that, in connection with the decision issued by the Hungarian Competition Authority (Gazdasági Versenyhivatal – “GVH”) in May 2018 (the “Initial Decision”) approving the acquisition … Read the full press release

Food Waste Recycling Machine Sales to Reach 10,890 units in 2018 on the Back of Growing Investments in Sustainable Solutions

DUBLIN 2, Ireland, 05-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Fact.MR’s recent study on food waste recycling machine market foresees a promising growth, driven by proactive initiatives for fostering environmental sustainability. An amalgamation of pivotal aspects, ranging from launch of legislation around food waste … Read the full press release

World Economic Forum 2019: Globalization 4.0: Shaping a Global Architecture in the Age of the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Globalization has created global growth and development but also given rise to excessive inequality For the next wave of globalization – “Globalization 4.0” – leaders need to learn from past mistakes and build more inclusive societies and better protect vulnerable … Read the full press release

Swedbank joins initiative to speed up the realisation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Today (2018-10-31), a group of Nordic-based CEOs announced a joint initiative to speed up the realisation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Representatives from the group presented their shared ambitions to Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg during the 70th … Read the full press release

DB CyberTech Launches into the European Market

DB CyberTech’s Predictive Data Loss Prevention for Structured Databases and GDPR Compliance Products to be Offered Through PG Services SAN DIEGO, CA, USA, 29-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — DB CyberTech, a pioneer in machine learning based predictive data loss prevention, today announced … Read the full press release