Category Archives: Netherlands

Press Releases & News from Netherlands distributed via EuropaWire

NWO: first time cosmic event viewed in both gravitational waves and light

The Hague, The Netherlands, 18-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — For the first time, scientists have directly detected gravitational waves — ripples in space and time — in addition to light from the spectacular collision of two neutron stars. This marks the first … Read the full press release

Dr Sven H.C. Askes recipient of The Dick Stufkens Prize 2017 for new approach in photochemical cancer therapy

Holland Research School of Molecular Chemistry honours innovative PhD-research The Hague, The Netherlands, 18-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The Dick Stufkens Prize 2017 for the best PhD thesis of the Holland Research School of Molecular Chemistry (HRSMC) is awarded to Dr Sven … Read the full press release

KPN and Huawei commit to a stringent new code of sustainability

AMSTERDAM, 11-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — KPN and Huawei have committed to a stringent new code of sustainability, which will ensure all new KPN network and consumer hardware designed to last longer, be produced using less virgin raw materials and built in … Read the full press release

Royal Dutch Shell and Kuwait Foreign Petroleum Exploration Company (KUFPEC) cancel share sale of Shell Integrated Gas Thailand Pte. Limited (SIGT) and Thai Energy Co Limited (TEC)

The HAGUE, 04-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Royal Dutch Shell announces today that its subsidiary, BG Asia Pacific Holdings Pte Limited, and KUFPEC Thailand Holdings Pte Limited, a subsidiary of Kuwait Foreign Petroleum Exploration Company (KUFPEC), have mutually agreed to cancel the … Read the full press release

Vattenfall acquires additional 32 turbines in Wieringermeer wind farm

STOCKHOLM, 03-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Vattenfall has increased its ownership in Wieringermeer wind farm with the acquisition of an additional 32 turbines in what will be the largest windfarm on the Dutch mainland. Vattenfall will own a total of 82 wind … Read the full press release

Airbus held New Space and Innovation competition at the International Astronautical Congress (IAC) 2017 in Adelaide, Australia

Winning Australian start-up to visit Toulouse to meet European space experts ADELAIDE, Australia, 02-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Airbus and other industry players yesterday held a New Space and Innovation competition at the International Astronautical Congress (IAC) 2017 in Adelaide. The … Read the full press release

University of Twente: new device that shows the difference between healthy fingers and arthritic fingers

Enschede, Netherlands, 29-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — According to a first clinical study published in the scientific journal Photoacoustics, the University of Twente and various European partners have designed a device that shows the difference between healthy fingers and arthritic fingers. The … Read the full press release

Wim Henk Steenpoorte appointed member of APG Group NV Executive Board

Heerlen, Netherlands, 27-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — APG appoints Wim Henk Steenpoorte as a member of the Executive Board responsible for Pension Fund Services The Supervisory Board of APG Group NV (APG) announces that Wim Henk Steenpoorte has been appointed member of … Read the full press release

AkzoNobel and Volvo Ocean Race innovate Race Boat Experience

AMSTERDAM, 25-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Visitors to the race villages in the forthcoming Volvo Ocean Race will be able to explore a life-size replica of the competing Volvo Ocean 65 (VO65) yachts as part of a major attraction being presented in … Read the full press release

AkzoNobel explores opportunities in building a world-class facility for the buildings and construction industries

AMSTERDAM, 25-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — AkzoNobel’s Specialty Chemicals business is studying plans to build a world-class plant for its Bermocoll® business, which supplies essential ingredients for the paint and buildings and construction industries. The study – expected to be completed by … Read the full press release

US FDA gives Actamax go signal to conduct trial on Actamax Adhesion Barrier

Parsippany NJ, US, 25-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Actamax Surgical Materials LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of DSM, focused on design of bioresorbable medical devices to reduce the burden of post-operative complications for patients undergoing surgery, announced it has received conditional approval … Read the full press release

ABN AMRO launches new initiative for SMEs looking for a loan entirely online

AMSTERDAM, 21-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Starting today, SMEs looking for a loan online can go to New10, an initiative of ABN AMRO. New10 lets them know within 15 minutes whether they qualify for a loan and under what terms and conditions. … Read the full press release

The Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM) fined ABN AMRO Clearing Bank N.V. and ABN AMRO Bank N.V. for not complying with transaction-related reporting requirements

AMSTERDAMy, 21-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM) has fined ABN AMRO Clearing Bank N.V. and ABN AMRO Bank N.V. for not completely complying with transaction-related reporting requirements. Under MiFID regulations, banks are required to submit … Read the full press release

Philips will showcase its wide portfolio of OB/GYN ultrasound tools at 27th World Congress on Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology (ISUOG)

Company expands offering in Obstetrics and Gynecology Ultrasound (OB/GYN) with innovations that are designed to support earlier, easier and more confident diagnosis New anatomical intelligence, fingertip control and enhanced imaging versatility features for Philips’ EPIQ and Affiniti ultrasound systems offer … Read the full press release

Philips to improve the lives of 300 million people a year by 2025

Philips makes extended commitment to improve the lives of 300 million people in underserved healthcare communities by 2025 Amsterdam, the Netherlands  and New York, U.S.A., 19-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), a global leader in health technology, is … Read the full press release

Julia Cramer won NWO’s Minerva Prize for 2017 for her quantum science and technology research

DELFT, 18-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Julia Cramer is the winner of NWO’s Minerva Prize for 2017. Cramer will receive the prize for her research in the field of quantum science and technology. Once every two years, the NWO Domain Science (ENW) awards … 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

Trond Westlie to succeed Andrew Davies as VEON Group CFO

AMSTERDAM, 15-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — VEON Ltd. (NASDAQ: VEON, Euronext Amsterdam: VEON), a leading global provider of connectivity and internet services headquartered in Amsterdam and serving more than 235 million customers, announces that Trond Westlie will join VEON as Group Chief … Read the full press release

New official exchange rate in Uzbekistan will impact reported results for the VEON group

AMSTERDAM, 15-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — VEON Ltd. (VEON) (NASDAQ: VEON, Euronext Amsterdam: VEON), a leading global provider of connectivity and internet services headquartered in Amsterdam and serving over 235 million customers, notes the recent announcements from the government of Uzbekistan, liberalizing … Read the full press release

LeasePlan provides Uber with electric cars in Amsterdam

AMSTERDAM, 08-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — LeasePlan and Uber have announced a new sustainability initiative for Amsterdam. The technology company will launch a pilot with electric cars, provided by LeasePlan, in the Dutch capital. The first 30 Nissan Leafs will run via … Read the full press release

Shell enters Mexico’s retail fuel market with the opening of its first service station

THE HAGUE, 08-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Shell today opened its first service station in Mexico, with more sites due to start providing Mexican motorists with high-quality Shell fuels and retail services over the next few months. Over the next 10 … Read the full press release

NWO and Lorentz Center: 8th edition of the workshop Physics with Industry 20-24 November 2017

the HAGUE, 05-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — On 20-24 November 2017, NWO and the Lorentz Center organise the 8th edition of the workshop Physics with Industry. The aim of this workshop is for young physicists to create original solutions for industrial problems, … Read the full press release

NWO: HERA Network announces new Joint Research Programme (JRP): Public Spaces: Culture and Integration in Europe

Call open – deadline Outline Proposals 24 October 2017 the HAGUE, 05-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The HERA Network is pleased to announce a new Joint Research Programme (JRP): Public Spaces: Culture and Integration in Europe. By launching the joint HERA JRP … Read the full press release

NWO: TU/e, Leiden Institute of Chemistry and AMOLF researchers talk about their research using Veni grant

The Hague, 05-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Researchers Koen Hendriks (Chemical Engineering and Chemistry, TU/e), Thanja Lamberts (Leiden Institute of Chemistry) and Cristina Martinez Torres (AMOLF) talk about their planned research, using the Veni grant they have recently been awarded, how they … Read the full press release

GasTerra’s CFO Maurice de Wilde appointed as CFO of Koopman Logistics Group

GRONINGEN, 05-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — GasTerra’s CFO, Maurice de Wilde, has been appointed as CFO of Koopman Logistics Group in Noordhorn from October 1, 2017. Mr De Wilde has been working for GasTerra since early 2013. Before that, he held … Read the full press release

Solidaridad’s new office in Ethiopia celebrates its first year

UTRETCH, 04-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Solidaridad staff and experts are celebrating a year of growth and sustainable development in Ethiopia since the opening of the new country office in 2016. The new office allows Solidaridad to expand its activities in Ethiopia … Read the full press release

Van Gogh Museum placed first in the reputation ranking for Europe by Erasmus University

Van Gogh Museum number one in Europe. AMSTERDAM, 01-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Erasmus University today published a large-scale study of the reputation of the 18 most famous art museums around the world. European respondents placed the Van Gogh Museum first in … Read the full press release

ING in Belgium: we will activate itsme app on our web channels

AMSTERDAM, 01-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The days of multiple digital usernames and passwords could be over in Belgium with the introduction of itsme for ING customers. Remembering dozens of digital passwords is nobody’s hobby. But help is on its way, at … Read the full press release

Philips: Egbert van Acht to succeed Pieter Nota as Chief Business Leader, Personal Health businesses

AMSTERDAM, 28-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG; AEX: PHIA) today announced that Egbert van Acht, who currently leads Philips’ Health & Wellness business group, will succeed Pieter Nota as Chief Business Leader of Philips’ Personal Health businesses, effective October 1, … Read the full press release

Transporeon / Capgemini Transport Market Monitor: Transport capacities reached a seven year low in 2Q 2017

The thirty-second edition of the Transport Market Monitor by Capgemini Consulting and Transporeon assesses European transport and haulage dynamics UTRECHT, 24-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The thirty-second edition of the Transport Market Monitor (TMM) by Transporeon and Capgemini Consulting reveals that … Read the full press release