Category Archives: Netherlands

Press Releases & News from Netherlands distributed via EuropaWire

Dr. Ivano Malavolta Receives Dutch ICT Research Prize 2024 for Advancing Energy-Efficient Robotics Software

(IN BRIEF) Dr. Ivano Malavolta, associate professor at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, has been awarded the prestigious Dutch Prize for ICT Research 2024 for his groundbreaking work in energy-efficient robotics software. Presented during NWO ICT.OPEN2024 by Professor Ad Ijzerman and Professor … Read the full press release

Adyen and UNICEF Forge Global Partnership to Drive Rapid Fundraising for Children in Need

(IN BRIEF) Adyen, a leading financial technology company, and UNICEF have joined forces in a global partnership aimed at supporting children worldwide through innovative fundraising initiatives. Leveraging Adyen’s advanced financial technology, the partnership seeks to streamline fundraising efforts, enabling businesses … 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

Philips Reaches Final Agreement on Consent Decree for Respironics Business with DOJ and FDA

(IN BRIEF) Royal Philips announces the final agreement on a consent decree for its subsidiary, Philips Respironics, with the US Department of Justice (DOJ) and the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The decree primarily focuses on Respironics’ US operations, … Read the full press release

Aegon Unveils EUR 35 Million Share Repurchase Initiative to Fulfill Senior Management Compensation Obligations

(IN BRIEF) Aegon has announced a plan to repurchase common shares worth EUR 35 million to fulfill obligations related to share-based compensation plans for senior management. The repurchased shares will be held as treasury shares until allocated to plan participants. … Read the full press release

Adyen Research Reveals Alarming Global Retail Fraud Losses, Urges Enhanced Prevention Strategies

(IN BRIEF) Adyen, in collaboration with Cebr, has unveiled concerning statistics indicating a staggering $429 billion loss to payments fraud in the retail sector in 2023. The report exposes an average loss of $2.98 million per enterprise, with luxury fashion … Read the full press release

Melodies of Milan: IKEA’s “1st” Exhibition Unites Music and Design

(IN BRIEF) During Milan Design Week, IKEA’s “1st” exhibition at Padiglione Visconti becomes a haven for the city’s music scene, celebrating individual journeys towards independence through the fusion of music and design. Featuring nightly performances from various artists like Lorenzo … Read the full press release

Wolters Kluwer Introduces AI-Powered Solution for Community Banks’ Compliance Management

(IN BRIEF) Wolters Kluwer Compliance Solutions has unveiled OneSumX® Reg Manager, a purpose-built solution aimed at assisting U.S. community banks and credit unions in bolstering their regulatory change management processes. This latest addition to the OneSumX portfolio suite leverages artificial … Read the full press release

APM Terminals’ Rijeka Gateway Spearheads Electrification with 60+ Electric Handling Equipment Pieces

(IN BRIEF) APM Terminals, in partnership with ENNA Logic, is making significant strides towards its Net-Zero 2040 goal by electrifying container handling equipment at the Rijeka Gateway. With over 60 electric pieces, including STS cranes and gantry cranes, the terminal’s … Read the full press release

The Hague Partners with Vattenfall InCharge to Expand Public Charging Infrastructure

(IN BRIEF) The Municipality of The Hague in the Netherlands has selected Vattenfall InCharge to manage and maintain its 5,400 public charging points, with plans to add 3,200 more over the next four years. This expansion aims to support sustainable … Read the full press release

Ahold Delhaize Repurchased 200,000 Shares as Part of €1 Billion Buyback Program

(IN BRIEF) Ahold Delhaize has disclosed its repurchase of 200,000 common shares between March 25, 2024, and March 28, 2024, at an average price of €27.45 per share, totaling €5.5 million. This buyback is part of the company’s €1 billion … Read the full press release

Adyen Partners with PayMe by HSBC to Expand Payment Options in Hong Kong

(IN BRIEF) Adyen, a global financial technology platform, has announced its partnership with PayMe by HSBC in Hong Kong, enabling Adyen’s merchants to accept PayMe as a payment method for online purchases. PayMe, with over three million users and acceptance … Read the full press release

Navigating the Complexities of Big Data: Insights and Concerns Explored

(IN BRIEF) The realm of scientific research is experiencing a revolution with the advent of Big Data, allowing for the extraction of valuable insights and patterns from vast datasets. Xiaoyao Han, a PhD student at UG/Campus Fryslân, delves into the … Read the full press release

Adyen Partners with Riverty to Introduce 14-Day Invoice Buy Now, Pay Later Solution

(IN BRIEF) Adyen collaborates with Riverty, a part of the Bertelsmann Group, to offer merchants in the DACH region a new 14-day invoice Buy Now, Pay Later (BNPL) payment method seamlessly integrated into Adyen’s fintech platform. This partnership aims to … Read the full press release

ABN AMRO Collaborates with DGTL Festival for Interactive Art Installation Promoting Cultural Equality

(IN BRIEF) ABN AMRO has partnered with DGTL festival for its 2024 edition in Amsterdam, featuring the DGTL Dome interactive art installation. Initiated in collaboration with the Amsterdam Stedelijk Museum and DGTL, the DGTL Dome serves as a platform for … Read the full press release

March 26, 2024: Ahold Delhaize Repurchased 255,145 Shares as Part of €1 Billion Buyback Program

(IN BRIEF) Ahold Delhaize announces the repurchase of 255,145 common shares between March 18 and March 22, 2024, at an average price of €27.18 per share, totaling €6.9 million. This transaction is part of the €1 billion share buyback program … Read the full press release

Sustainable Monopile Covers Revolutionize Offshore Wind Farm Construction

(IN BRIEF) Vattenfall’s Hollandse Kust Zuid Offshore Wind Farm marks a significant shift in offshore wind turbine construction with the introduction of reusable monopile covers. Traditionally, covers were disposed of after use, but this innovative solution, developed by CCM B.V., … Read the full press release

Novo Nordisk Acquires Cardior Pharmaceuticals in Billion-Euro Deal, Pioneering RNA Therapies for Heart Diseases

(IN BRIEF) EQT Life Sciences proudly announces Novo Nordisk’s acquisition of Cardior Pharmaceuticals, valuing the biopharmaceutical company at up to EUR 1.025 billion. Based in Hannover, Germany, Cardior specializes in RNA-based therapeutics for cardiovascular diseases, focusing initially on heart failure. … Read the full press release

Wednesday Webinar: The Anatomy of Forgiveness

(IN BRIEF) Against the backdrop of escalating tensions in Israel and Gaza, The Jubilee Centre and Sallux announce an upcoming webinar titled “The Anatomy of Forgiveness” scheduled for March 27th, 2024. Led by Reverend Ian Stackhouse from the Guildford Baptist … Read the full press release

Yusen Logistics Leases Warehouse Space at CTPark Bucharest for Expansion

(IN BRIEF) CTP, Europe’s largest industrial and logistics properties developer, has secured a five-year lease agreement with Yusen Logistics, a global logistics provider, for 19,000 sqm of warehouse space at CTPark Bucharest in Romania. The strategic location of CTPark Bucharest, … Read the full press release

Dutch Government Grants Major Funding for Cybersecurity Research Project

(IN BRIEF) The Dutch government has allocated substantial funding to the ‘Challenges in Cyber Security’ project, recognizing the critical need for coordinated scientific research in cybersecurity. Led by Prof. Tanja Lange of TU/e, the project aims to address foundational issues … Read the full press release

Vodafone’s One for One Initiative: Revolutionizing Mobile Phone Recycling

(IN BRIEF) Vodafone’s One for One initiative, launched in June 2022 in Germany, has made significant strides in mobile phone recycling by promising to recycle an old phone for every new one purchased. Teaming up with Closing the Loop, the … Read the full press release

Louis Dreyfus Company Releases First Integrated Report: Highlights Financial Performance and Sustainable Progress

(IN BRIEF) Louis Dreyfus Company B.V. (LDC) has unveiled its inaugural integrated report, presenting a comprehensive overview of its financial performance and sustainability initiatives for the year ended December 31, 2023. Despite challenges posed by geopolitical tensions and climate-related disruptions, … Read the full press release

Navigating Trust Reporting Obligations: Insights from Wolters Kluwer CT Corporation

(IN BRIEF) Since the implementation of the Corporate Transparency Act (CTA) earlier this year, Wolters Kluwer CT Corporation has been inundated with inquiries regarding reporting obligations for trusts, particularly concerning the Beneficial Ownership Information (BOI) requirements. George May, Vice President … Read the full press release

Stellantis Ventures Backs SteerLight’s Next-Gen LiDAR Technology for Advanced Driver Assistance Systems

(IN BRIEF) Stellantis Ventures, the corporate venture fund of Stellantis N.V., announces its investment in SteerLight, a pioneer in high-performance LiDAR sensing technology. SteerLight’s innovative LiDAR, powered by silicon photonics technology, promises enhanced resolution, precision, and cost-effectiveness compared to existing … Read the full press release

ABN AMRO MeesPierson Ups Equity Position Amidst Optimistic Economic Outlook

(IN BRIEF) ABN AMRO MeesPierson, the private bank, announces a shift in its equity weighting from neutral to slightly overweighted, citing a more favorable macroeconomic landscape and the potential for interest rate cuts. Chief Investment Strategist Ralph Wessels highlights the … Read the full press release

Bristol Researcher Joins European Effort to Decode Heart Risks Post-Pregnancy

(IN BRIEF) Professor Abigail Fraser, leading a team from the University of Bristol, partners with researchers in the Netherlands to investigate the links between maternal vascular malperfusion (MVM) in placentas and future heart and circulatory diseases. Funded by the British … Read the full press release

Fugro Initiates €42.8 Million Share Repurchase Program to Fulfill Employee Share Programs

(IN BRIEF) Fugro has announced the commencement of a share repurchase program, aiming to buy back 2 million of its ordinary shares to fulfill obligations under its employee share programs. Scheduled to begin on March 20, 2024, and anticipated to … Read the full press release

Eurojust Coordinates Cross-Border Arrests in Cannabis Trafficking Case

(IN BRIEF) Eurojust has facilitated the collaborative efforts of Swedish and Spanish authorities leading to the arrest of four individuals implicated in the wholesale and transportation of cannabis and other illegal substances. The operation, centered around a main suspect allegedly … Read the full press release

Philips Leads Health Technology Innovation with Record Patent Applications

(IN BRIEF) Royal Philips emerges as a leading patent applicant at the European Patent Office (EPO), securing its position as a global innovator in health technology. With 607 MedTech patent applications in 2023 and a total of 1,299 patent applications … Read the full press release

Ahold Delhaize Repurchased 704,412 Shares as Part of €1 Billion Buyback Program

(IN BRIEF) Ahold Delhaize announces the repurchase of 704,412 common shares between March 11, 2024, and March 15, 2024, as part of its €1 billion share buyback program initiated on November 8, 2023. The shares were bought at an average … Read the full press release

Physicist Menachem Stern Appointed as Group Leader at AMOLF to Advance Learning Machines Research

(IN BRIEF) Menachem (Nachi) Stern is set to join AMOLF on August 1st as the tenure track group leader of the Learning Machines group, which will span across the autonomous matter and information in matter research themes. With a background … Read the full press release

Rheinmetall Expands Vehicle Portfolio with Acquisition of Dutch Startup REEQ

(IN BRIEF) Rheinmetall, a leading technology group, has bolstered its vehicle portfolio by acquiring the Dutch startup REEQ, marking a strategic move towards innovative light hybrid vehicles. The acquisition, completed by Rheinmetall Defence Nederland B.V., a subsidiary of Rheinmetall’s Vehicle … Read the full press release

Eurojust-Coordinated Operation Leads to Arrest of 22 Members of Human Trafficking Ring in Italy and Bulgaria

(IN BRIEF) Italian and Bulgarian authorities, with the support of Eurojust, have apprehended 22 individuals associated with an organized crime group (OCG) involved in human trafficking. The OCG exploited numerous female victims, coercing them into prostitution through deceptive promises of … Read the full press release

CAF Secures Contract with Qbuzz to Supply Commuter Trains in the Netherlands

(IN BRIEF) CAF has clinched a significant deal with Qbuzz, a public transport operator in the Netherlands, to provide 10 commuter trains equipped with the latest technology and amenities. These trains, part of the Civity platform, will boast the ETCS … Read the full press release

Dutch Government Funds Interdisciplinary Projects for Mission-Driven Innovation Acceleration

(IN BRIEF) The Dutch government has allocated funding to three interdisciplinary projects under the KIC Mission call ‘Realisation, acceleration and upscaling of mission-driven innovation’. These projects, part of the KIA Societal Earning Capacity, aim to address major societal challenges such … Read the full press release

EQT Life Sciences Portfolio Company Amolyt Pharma Acquired by Alexion, AstraZeneca Rare Diseases for $1.05 Billion

(IN BRIEF) EQT Life Sciences announces the acquisition of its portfolio company, Amolyt Pharma, by Alexion, AstraZeneca Rare Diseases, for a total deal value of $1.05 billion. This acquisition underscores Amolyt’s significant advancements in developing novel treatments for rare endocrine … Read the full press release

Wolters Kluwer’s Beneficial Ownership Platform Receives Top Honors in FinTech Breakthrough Awards

(IN BRIEF) Wolters Kluwer, a global leader in professional information and software solutions, has been honored in the FinTech Breakthrough Awards’ Fraud Prevention Innovation category for its Beneficial Ownership Platform. Designed to assist businesses affected by the U.S. Corporate Transparency … Read the full press release

Wolters Kluwer’s CCH Tagetik Dominates Financial Consolidation Survey 24, Leading in Eleven Key Categories

(IN BRIEF) Wolters Kluwer’s CCH Tagetik® expert solution has secured top rankings across eleven categories in The Financial Consolidation Survey 24, a prestigious annual report by BARC, showcasing its excellence in functionality, financial reporting, and value. Ralf Gärtner, Senior Vice … Read the full press release

Adyen’s Innovation and Vision Highlighted in Forrester’s Merchant Payment Providers Assessment

(IN BRIEF) Adyen, a leading global financial technology platform, has been recognized in The Forrester Wave™ Merchant Payment Providers, Q1 2024 report. Adyen received the highest score in six categories, including vision and innovation. Praised for its seamless payment solutions … Read the full press release