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US Chambers of Commerce Global IP index: UK has one of the most sophisticated intellectual property (IP) environments in the world

LONDON, 7-Feb-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — The latest US Chamber of Commerce Global Intellectual Property Index has just been published and UK, again, comes 2nd in the ranking. The US Chambers of Commerce Global IP index compares 50 jurisdictions globally and looks into factors … Read the full press release

Offshore wind energy in Europe as of 2019: 105 wind farms across 11 countries with a total capacity of 18.5 GW

BRUSSELS, 7-Feb-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — According to new data made public by WindEurope, the size and scale of offshore wind continues to rise in Europe. As of February 2019, Europe already has 105 offshore wind farms across 11 countries with a total capacity … Read the full press release

Study: Switching off the body’s threat response by calming the heart rate in self-compassion exercises can have psychological and physical benefits

EXETER, 7-Feb-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — New research funded by the Compassionate Mind Foundation and carried out by Exeter and Oxford Universities suggests that taking time to think kind thoughts about yourself and your loved ones can have psychological and physical benefits. The study is … Read the full press release

Digi Communications N.V. to offer additional €125,000,000 5.0% senior secured notes due 2023; new notes will be consolidated and treated as its existing €350,000,000; adjustment on interim unaudited consolidated financial statements for the nine-month period ending September 30, 2018

BUCHAREST, Romania, 6-Feb-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Digi Communications N.V. (The Company) would like to inform the market and its investors that, on 6 February 2019, it decided to offer (the “Offering”) additional €125,000,000 5.0% senior secured notes due 2023 (the … Read the full press release

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

World’s largest superhero statue to be built in Central Europe

BUDAPEST, 6 Feb-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — The World Congress of Superhero Fans nominates Warsaw, Budapest and Bratislava as contenders to host the world’s largest superhero statue. The superhero statue is meant to promote a free, democratic and open society in places … Read the full press release

Deutsche Telekom adds new security component called ID-Alarm to its digital protection package „Digital Schutzpaket“

BONN, 6-Feb-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Deutsche Telekom has just announced the addition of new security component called ID-Alarm to its digital protection package „Digital Schutzpaket“. The Digital Schutzpaket already includes features like secure setting up of home networks, professional advise by Deutsche … Read the full press release

Salini Impregilo and its JV partner Doprastav of Slovakia to build Lot 2 of a section of the D3 highway in southern Czech Republic

MILAN, 6-Feb-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Salini Impregilo and its JV (joint venture) partner Doprastav of Slovakia landed a contract for the building of Lot 2, which is a section (12.53 kilometres) of the D3 highway in the south of the Czech … Read the full press release

The resignation of Mr. Bendei Ioan – VP and executive director of RCS&RDS S.A., DIGI COMMUNICATIONS N.V.’s subsidiary in Romania

BUCHAREST, Romania, 5-Feb-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — DIGI COMMUNICATIONS N.V. would like to inform its shareholders and the market that, on 5 February 2019, the board of directors of the Company’s subsidiary in Romania RCS & RDS S.A. (“RCS&RDS”) was notified … Read the full press release

The ad campaign for the launch of the new Mercedes-Benz B-Class aims at young families

STUTTGART, 5-Feb-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — The market launch of the new Mercedes-Benz B-Class is going to be supported by a TV spot broadcasted on both TV and online starting from 4 February, 2019. The ad spot is also available on the B-Class webhub. In … Read the full press release

Eni acquires what would be the largest photovoltaic farm in the Northern Territory

MILAN, 5-Feb-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Eni, through its subsidiary in Australia Eni Australia Limited, has just completed the acquisition a solar project in the Northern Territory of Australia. The project is construction-ready and includes the installation of 33.7 MWp (Mega Watt peak) of ground-mounted PV panels and … Read the full press release

Alex Kazbegi becomes Chief Strategy Officer of VEON and joins its Group Executive Committee

AMSTERDAM, 4-Feb-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Alex Kazbegi, formerly Head of EMEA Telecom, Transportation, Infrastructure and Healthcare Research at Renaissance Capital, will lead VEON’s efforts in identifying growth and business development opportunities. Hi has just been appointed Chief Strategy Officer of the leading global … Read the full press release

ENTEGA Medianet to set up super-fast fiber optic Internet in Darmstadt’s Lincoln housing estate

DARMSTADT, 4-Feb-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — The ENTEGA Medianet to install super-fast fiber optic cables for the apartments in Darmstadt’s Lincoln housing estate. The technology will provide much higher bandwidths than a copper cable supply. With the fiber connections data transfers of … Read the full press release

LafargeHolcim accelerates growth in the Ready-Mix Concrete and Aggregates segments

ZUG, 4-Feb-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — The global leader in building materials and solutions LafargeHolcim adds one (1) precast and eight (8) ready-mix concrete plants as well as a sand quarry to its growing Ready-Mix Concrete and Aggregates segments. The new additions … Read the full press release

Notification shares buy-back: DIGI COMMUNICATIONS N.V. reports to the regulated market the transactions which occurred under the DIGI symbol between 28 January 2019 – 1 February 2019

BUCHAREST, Romania, 4-Feb-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — In accordance with the ASF Regulation no. 5/2018 and art. 2 of the Commission Delegated Report (UE) 1052/2016, DIGI COMMUNICATIONS N.V. reports to the regulated market (Bucharest Stock Exchange “BVB”, Romanian Financial Supervisory Authority … 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

100 Years of Extraordinary: 2019 Calendar of Heritage Events showcasing the best of Bentley past and present

CREWE, 1-Feb-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — In 2019, Bentley enters its Centenary year. The 10th of July 2019 marks Bentley’s 100th year and this extraordinary milestone – reached by only a special few companies – will be a cause for celebration of … Read the full press release

Combined Solenis boasts expanded product portfolio and cost-effective solutions for paper and water treatment customers

LUDWIGSHAFEN, Germany / WILMINGTON, Delaware, USA, 1-Feb-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Authorities have granted approval for BASF and Solenis to complete the merger of their paper and water chemicals businesses. Originally announced in May 2018, BASF and Solenis have now completed the transfer of BASF’s paper wet-end … Read the full press release

Siemens AG shareholders approve distribution of €3.80 dividend per share for FY 2018

BERLIN / MUNICH, 1-Feb-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Siemens AG shareholders have, with large majorities, approved the distribution of €3.80 dividend per share for the fiscal 2018. The ratification took place during the company’s 53rd ordinary Annual Shareholders’ Meeting. The FY 2018 dividend is higher than the dividend … Read the full press release

Destatis: Prices for raw wood 7.4% lower in November 2018 vs the same month last year

WIESBADEN, 1-Feb-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — 53.5 million cubic meters of wood were logged in Germany during 2017 as reported by the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis). Around three quarters of the logging that took place in Germany during 2017 came from coniferous trees. … Read the full press release

The plug-in hybrid models of the new BMW 7 Series: 745e, 745Le and 745Le xDrive – market launch in spring 2019

MUNICH, 1-Feb-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — BMW unveils advanced plug-in hybrid models for the start at the market launch of the new BMW 7 Series in spring 2019. The new models are sporty, offer comfort, high level of efficiency and the possibility to … Read the full press release

SecureData and its consulting arm SensePost join Orange Cyberdefense family

PARIS, 1-Feb-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Major milestone in the development of Europe’s cybersecurity market has been reached with the acquisition of SecureData Group by Orange. The deal is for 100% of SecureData Group, and its consulting subsidiary SensePost. SecureData is based … Read the full press release

Top Employer’s recognition for SEAT comes as a beacon for attracting external talent

MARTORELL, 31-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — SEAT’s recognition as a Top Employer in Spain consolidates the company’s commitment to the professional development of its more than 15,000 employees. Top Employer has given the car maker its seal of approval for the fifth … Read the full press release

Digi Communications N.V. publishes the Independent Limited Assurance Report in accordance with Law 24/2017 (Article 82) and FSA Regulation no. 5/2018

BUCHAREST, Romania, 30-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Digi Communications N.V. (“Digi” or the “Company”) announces that on January 30, 2019, the Independent Limited Assurance Report on the information included in the current reports issued by the Company in accordance with requirements of … Read the full press release

ERRATA of the reports dated 15 Jan 2019 and 15 Oct 2018 regarding the legal acts concluded by DIGI Communications N.V. in Dec 2018 and Sep 2018

BUCHAREST, Romania, 30-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Digi Communications N.V. (“Digi” or the “Company”) announces that on January 30, 2019, the Report regarding the rectification of the reports dated 15 January 2019 and 15 October 2018 issued in accordance with Romanian … Read the full press release

Koenigsegg to accelerate growth in the hyper car market with EUR 150 million funding from NEVS (National Electric Vehicle Sweden)

TROLLHÄTTAN, Sweden, 30-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — NEVS (National Electric Vehicle Sweden) has just announced it purchased 20 percent minority stake in Koenigsegg’s parent company for EUR 150 million. The high-performance sports cars maker Koenigsegg will use the new capital to accelerate growth in … Read the full press release

ENGIE recognized for its climate actions by Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) with A score based on its 2018 disclosure

LA DÉFENSE, France, 30-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — ENGIE’s CDP disclosure for 2018 has been recognized by the environmental impact non-profit organization Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP). ENGIE has been given an “A” score by CDP, which is the highest in the CDP Climate Change Assessment. This is the third … Read the full press release

EconCore and Covestro partner over stronger, lightweight and FST performing honeycomb cores and panels

LEVERKUSEN, 30-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Partnership between EconCore N.V. and Covestro has been announced with the aim at producing stronger, lightweight and Fire, Smoke, Toxicity (FST) requirements compliant honeycomb panels and cores targeting public transportation applications, including railway and aerospace. So far both companies have heavily … Read the full press release

Elli.eco’s first product called Volkswagen Naturstrom® is now available across Germany: 100 percent CO2-free electricity from wind, solar or hydroelectric power

WOLFSBURG, 30-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Elli, which stands for Electric life, is a newly established company (2018) part of Volkswagen Group that aims to be the first provider on the market to offer a seamless energy and charging experience for electric car … Read the full press release

New retail station in Jinan city, Shandong, China for BP marks the start of its plan to add 1,000 new sites across China

SHANDONG, China, 29-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — BP opens its first branded station in Shandong, China. The new store is opened through BP’s new joint venture partnership with Dongming Petrochemical. It is located in the Huaiyin district of Jinan city. BP plans to … Read the full press release