Category Archives: Belgium

Press Releases & News from Belgium distributed via EuropaWire

Digi Communications N.V. announces significant agreements concluded by the Company’s subsidiaries in Spain

(IN BRIEF) Digi Spain Telecom S.L.U. (“DIGI Spain”) has signed a 16-year national roaming and RAN sharing agreement with Telefónica Móviles España, effective from 1 January 2025. Additionally, a 10-year fixed broadband bitstream wholesale agreement has been concluded. These deals, … Read the full press release

EIB Invests €37.5 Million in Nyxoah’s Innovative Sleep Apnea Solutions

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Bank (EIB) has awarded Belgium-based medtech company Nyxoah €37.5 million in venture-debt financing to support the development of innovative treatments for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). This funding, backed by the InvestEU Life Sciences programme, will … Read the full press release

Digi Communications N.V. announces the availability of the instruction regarding the payment of share dividend for the 2023 financial year

(IN BRIEF) Digi Communications N.V., a leading European telecommunication services provider, has released detailed instructions for the payment of a 1.25 lei per share dividend for the 2023 financial year. The dividend will be paid on 22 July 2024 to … Read the full press release

Thales Boosts Rocket Production at Belgian Site to Strengthen European Defense

(IN BRIEF) Thales Belgium has inaugurated a new assembly line at its Herstal facility, marking a significant expansion in the production of 70-mm laser-guided rockets. Supported by a €20 million investment and government backing, including from the Walloon Region and … Read the full press release

Carrefour Completes Acquisition of Cora and Match Banners from Louis Delhaize Group

(IN BRIEF) Carrefour has finalized the acquisition of the Cora and Match banners from the Louis Delhaize group for €1.05 billion, enhancing its foothold in the French food distribution market. The acquisition includes 60 Cora hypermarkets and 115 Match supermarkets, … Read the full press release

Digi Communications N.V. announces the granting of conditional stock options to Executive Directors of the Company based on the general shareholders’ meeting approval from 25 June 2024

(IN BRIEF) Digi Communications N.V. has granted conditional stock options to its Executive Directors following the general shareholders’ meeting approval on 25 June 2024. The grants include 80,000 options for Mr. Serghei Bulgac and 60,000 for Mr. Valentin Popoviciu, subject … Read the full press release

Digi Communications N.V. announces the OGMS resolutions and the availability of the approved 2023 Annual Report

(IN BRIEF) Digi Communications N.V. held its general shareholders’ meeting (GSM) today, announcing significant resolutions and the availability of its 2023 Annual Report. Key decisions include: Adoption of the 2023 Annual Accounts. Approval of a gross dividend of 1.25 RON … Read the full press release

ANDRITZ Secures Order from Sioen Technical Felts for Advanced Needlepunch Line

(IN BRIEF) ANDRITZ has been contracted by Sioen Technical Felts to supply a needlepunch line for their Liège, Belgium plant, allowing the production of heavy fabrics in a single step. This will enhance the quality by reducing delamination risks and … Read the full press release

Natixis CIB Expands M&A Advisory Network with Strategic Investments in Tandem Capital Advisors and Emendo Capital

(IN BRIEF) Natixis Corporate & Investment Banking (Natixis CIB) has expanded its M&A advisory network by making strategic investments in two European boutiques, Tandem Capital Advisors in Belgium and Emendo Capital in the Netherlands. This move aims to strengthen Natixis … Read the full press release

Barco Teams Up with Microsoft to Enhance ClickShare Solutions for Hybrid Meetings

(IN BRIEF) Barco has announced a strategic partnership with Microsoft to develop its next-generation ClickShare solutions using the Microsoft Device Ecosystem Platform. This platform, renowned for its security and enterprise functionalities, will enhance ClickShare’s user experience and simplicity in hybrid … Read the full press release

Barco Unveils Enhanced Control Room Solutions at InfoComm 2024

(IN BRIEF) Barco, a global leader in control room solutions, unveiled its latest innovations at InfoComm 2024 in Las Vegas. Highlights include upgraded control room software, advanced LED and LCD video walls, and partnerships with distributors WESCO and IP-Partners to … Read the full press release

Ageas Releases Insightful Whitepaper on Responsible Investing Practices

(IN BRIEF) Ageas, in collaboration with the Federation of Enterprises in Belgium (FEB), has released a new whitepaper on sustainable investing. This initiative underscores Ageas’s commitment to responsible investment practices, with a focus on environmental sustainability. The company’s ‘Impact24’ strategy, … Read the full press release

Forest Management: New tool utilizes Copernicus satellite data and advanced artificial intelligence (AI) to map, mitigate, and prevent threats to EU forests

(IN BRIEF) The Horizon Europe-funded SWIFTT project introduces a tool using Copernicus satellite data and AI to combat forest threats like insect outbreaks, wildfires, and windthrow. This innovation aims to boost productivity and cost-effectiveness for forest managers and policymakers. Forests … Read the full press release

Ageas Projects Shine in Prestigious Awards Program

(IN BRIEF) Ageas celebrates recognition in the prestigious Quorus Awards, with four of its innovative projects making it to the final rounds of this esteemed program. Among nearly 300 entries spanning 40 countries, Grupo Ageas Portugal and AKsigorta in Türkiye … Read the full press release

Bechtle Unveils Unified Identity with Merger of Belgian Entities

(IN BRIEF) Bechtle Group has consolidated its Belgian entities, including Bechtle Group BE Public and Bechtle direct NV, into a unified company, Bechtle NV, effective June 1, 2024, signaling a strategic move to enhance its position as a leading IT … Read the full press release

Belgian Air Traffic Control Enters New Era with Saab’s Digital Tower Technology

(IN BRIEF) Recently unveiled in Steenokkerzeel, Belgium, the Digital Tower Test Centre by Skeyes, the Belgian air traffic service provider, stands as a testament to technological innovation. Developed in collaboration with Saab, a pioneer in digital air traffic management technology, … Read the full press release

Frédéric de Courtois Elected President of Insurance Europe, Vows to Drive Competitive Solutions

(IN BRIEF) Frédéric de Courtois, Deputy CEO of AXA Group, has been unanimously elected as President of Insurance Europe, leading the federation of European insurance and reinsurance associations for the next three years. In his inaugural speech at the 14th … Read the full press release

Digi Communications N.V. announces the agreements concluded by Digi Romania (formerly named RCS & RDS S.A.), the Romanian subsidiary of the Company

(IN BRIEF) Digi Communications N.V., a prominent European telecommunications company listed on the Bucharest Stock Exchange, has announced a significant preliminary agreement by its Romanian subsidiary, Digi Romania (formerly RCS & RDS S.A.). On May 27, 2024, Digi Romania signed … Read the full press release

Rheinmetall Secures Major NATO Order for Artillery Ammunition

(IN BRIEF) Rheinmetall announces a significant order from a NATO customer for the supply of artillery ammunition, totaling nearly €300 million. The order includes tens of thousands of artillery shells and hundreds of thousands of propellant charge modules, with deliveries … Read the full press release

Airbus Spearheads ESA’s Vigil Mission: Enhancing Space Weather Forecasting for Earth’s Protection

(IN BRIEF) Airbus has been chosen by the European Space Agency (ESA) to lead the design and construction of the Vigil satellite, marking the inaugural operational mission in ESA’s Space Situational Awareness (SSA) Space Safety Programme (S2P). Vigil aims to … Read the full press release

IKEA Stores Transform Car Parks into Flea Markets to Promote Sustainability

(IN BRIEF) As part of the ongoing ‘Keep good things going’ campaign, IKEA Retail countries like Belgium, France, and Sweden are converting their store car parks into flea markets to encourage customers to extend the lifespan of their products. The … Read the full press release

BASF and 3B Fibreglass Collaborate to Reduce Carbon Footprint in Chemical Industry

(IN BRIEF) BASF, a global leader in the chemical industry, partners with 3B Fibreglass to advance its sustainability goals by incorporating sustainably produced glass fibers into its Ultramid® A & B compound portfolio. Utilizing green electricity in production, 3B Fibreglass … Read the full press release

Digi Communications N.V. reports consolidated revenues and other income of EUR 447 million, adjusted EBITDA (excluding IFRS 16) of EUR 140 million for Q1 2024

(IN BRIEF) Digi Communications NV reported a strong performance in Q1 2024, with consolidated revenues and other income rising by 12% year-on-year to EUR 446.7 million. The adjusted EBITDA (excluding IFRS 16 impacts) increased by 23.4% to EUR 139.9 million. … Read the full press release

Digi Communications announces the conclusion of Facilities Agreements by companies from Digi Group

(IN BRIEF) Digi Communications has announced the finalization of two export credit facilities agreements totaling EUR 117,158,657.37 by RCS & RDS S.A. (its subsidiary in Romania) and Digi Spain Telecom S.L.U. The agreements aim to finance the purchase of goods … Read the full press release

REPowerEU Marks Second Anniversary with New Wind Energy Initiatives

(IN BRIEF) Today marks the second anniversary of REPowerEU, the European Union’s response to Russia’s energy threat following the invasion of Ukraine. REPowerEU has significantly accelerated the deployment of wind energy across Europe, increasing its share in the electricity mix … Read the full press release

Digi Communications N.V. Announces the convocation of the Company’s general shareholders meeting for 25 June 2024 for the approval of, among others, the 2023 Annual Report

(IN BRIEF) Digi Communications N.V., a major European telecom company, has scheduled its general shareholders meeting (GSM) for June 25, 2024, to discuss various key matters including the approval of the 2023 Annual Report and the distribution of dividends. The … Read the full press release

Digi Communications NV announces Investors Call for the presentation of the Q1 2024 Financial Results

(IN BRIEF) Digi Communications N.V., a prominent European telecommunications company, will host a conference call on May 15, 2024, at 14:00 UK time / 16:00 EEST to discuss its Q1 2024 financial results. The unaudited financial results will be published … Read the full press release

ZF Wind Power Expands Capacities in India and Partners with ABS Wind for Enhanced Service in the US

(IN BRIEF) ZF Wind Power is boosting its capacity in Coimbatore, India, from 9 to 12 GW to meet the surging global demand in the wind market, supporting the transition of over 10 million households to green energy annually. Additionally, … Read the full press release

Multilateral Development Banks Unveil Circular Economy Vision at WCEF 2024

(IN BRIEF) During the World Circular Economy Forum (WCEF) 2024 in Brussels, leading multilateral development banks (MDBs), including the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), presented their shared vision on the role of MDBs in supporting the circular economy. … Read the full press release

Euronext Receives S&P Rating Upgrade to BBB+ with Positive Outlook

(IN BRIEF) Euronext, the leading pan-European market infrastructure, celebrates a significant milestone as S&P upgrades its rating from ‘BBB+, Stable Outlook’ to ‘BBB+, Positive Outlook’. This decision reflects Euronext’s successful integration of the Borsa Italiana Group, expansion of Euronext Clearing, … Read the full press release

Eurojust Symposium Advocates for Enhanced Protection of Crime Victims Across Europe

(IN BRIEF) Eurojust recently hosted a landmark symposium in collaboration with the Belgian Presidency of the Council of the European Union, focusing on bolstering the rights and support systems for victims of crime across Europe. The symposium emphasized the need … Read the full press release

Multilateral Development Banks Unveil Global Vision for Circular Finance at WCEF 2024

(IN BRIEF) During the World Circular Economy Forum (WCEF) 2024 in Brussels, leading multilateral development banks (MDBs) presented their Circular Economy Working Group’s shared vision on the role of MDBs in supporting the circular economy. The session, titled “Shaping a … Read the full press release

VDL Bus & Coach Inaugurates State-of-the-Art Electric Bus Plant in Roeselare

(IN BRIEF) VDL Bus & Coach recently celebrated the opening of its new electric bus production facility in Roeselare, Belgium, with key figures such as Flemish Prime Minister Jan Jambon and Flemish Minister Lydia Peeters in attendance. The site boasts … Read the full press release

European Auto Industry CEOs Gather for Green Transition Talks with EU Commissioner

(IN BRIEF) Thirteen CEOs from leading European vehicle manufacturers and automotive suppliers convened with EU Commissioner for Climate Action, Wopke Hoekstra, for an ‘Automotive Roundtable’ to discuss the green transition of the sector. The dialogue, following a meeting with President … Read the full press release

Feed Analysis Reinvented: Intraco Ltd Teams Up with trinamiX GmbH for Advanced Spectroscopy Solutions

(IN BRIEF) Intraco Ltd, a prominent exporter of premixes and concentrates, and trinamiX GmbH, a leading provider of mobile spectroscopy solutions, have collaborated to revolutionize feed analysis. Their partnership aims to provide Intraco and its distribution partners with real-time nutrient … Read the full press release

ENTSO-E Hosts High-Level Roundtable on European Grid Action Plan Progress

(IN BRIEF) ENTSO-E recently convened a High-Level Roundtable, bringing together key stakeholders to assess advancements made since the inception of the EU Grid Action Plan for electricity and to pinpoint areas requiring further attention. With notable attendees including Minister of … Read the full press release

TotalEnergies to Double Battery Storage Capacity with New Project in Belgium

(IN BRIEF) TotalEnergies has announced the development of a new battery storage project in Feluy, Belgium, marking the company’s second venture in the region following the Antwerp refinery battery storage project. Set to commence operation by the end of 2025, … Read the full press release

Solvay Joins Cyber Security Coalition to Bolster Global Cyber Defense

(IN BRIEF) Solvay has announced its membership in the Cyber Security Coalition, marking a strategic move to enhance its cyber defense capabilities and foster a secure digital environment. This alignment with Solvay’s global cybersecurity strategy reflects its commitment to safeguarding … Read the full press release

ZF Wind Power Boosts European Green Energy Drive with Serial Production Expansion

(IN BRIEF) ZF Wind Power is ramping up its production capabilities in response to the surging demand for wind energy in Europe. With 18.3 GW of new wind turbines installed in 2023 and projections indicating rapid growth, ZF is strategically … Read the full press release