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EU, KfW and French bank AFD to help Jordan deal with water shortage

European initiative: EU, KfW and French development bank AFD launch project against water shortage in Jordan EUR 152 million to improve drinking water supply and waste water disposal Financing provided by Germany: EUR 80 million Improvement of water supply for … Read the full press release

The European Chemical Industry Council (Cefic) published its thought paper on EU’s upcoming framework programme (FP9)

BRUSSELS, 07-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The European Chemical Industry Council (Cefic) has published its thought paper on the EU’s upcoming framework programme (FP9). Cefic concludes that a reliable growth strategy for the European economy can only be realised with partnership driven innovation to … Read the full press release

EU Comes Up With Proposals To Cut Down Food Waste by Half in 2030

BRUSSELS, 19-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Environment MEPs put forward a number of possible measures to cut the EU 88 million tonnes per year food waste by half by 2030 on Tuesday. MEPs called on the European Commission to lift existing restrictions … Read the full press release

EU pays tribute to series favorites and address key Digital Single Market policy issues

Le Grand-Saconnex, Switzerland, 30-Jan-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The European Parliament witnessed the power of Nordic drama series during a fascinating event organized by the EBU’s Nordic Members on Tuesday 24 January. EU deciders paid tribute to some of their favorite series … Read the full press release

L’équipe française remporte le prix paneuropéen Farming by Satellite

Le lauréat du 3ème Prix Farming by Satellite visant à promouvoir le recours aux technologies satellitaires dans le domaine de l’agriculture, a été désigné le lundi 23 janvier à l’occasion de l’International Green Week de Berlin. La gagnante toutes catégories … Read the full press release

TÜV Rheinland on New Year’s Eve fireworks: Only tested fireworks are allowed in the EU

COLOGNE, 29-Dec-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — On no other day in the year are the fire service and emergency services in demand as much as they are on New Year’s Eve. Careless use of fireworks is frequently the cause of fires and … Read the full press release

EU’s MEDIA programme turns 25

Today (1 December 2016) and tomorrow hundreds of top filmmakers, industry representatives and policy makers are gathering in Brussels to explore the challenges and opportunities ahead for Europe’s audiovisual sector, including the future of the EU’s MEDIA programme, which is 25 … Read the full press release

EBRD and EU launch programme to support farmers in Tajikistan

First stage to help replace obsolete machinery in primary agriculture as MFI Arvand becomes first partner in the programme LONDON, 20-Oct-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — The EBRD and the EU have launched a new €42 million (US$ 46.5 million) programme to support … Read the full press release

Report: EU’s new approach to more effectively manage migration starting to yield results

BRUSSELS, 19-Oct-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — The Commission presents today its first progress Report on implementing the Partnership Frameworks with third countries: the EU’s new approach to more effectively managing migration jointly with countries of origin and transit is starting to yield … Read the full press release

Staggering €159.5 billion in Value Added Tax (VAT) revenues lost across EU in 2014

BRUSSELS, 07-Sep-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — A staggering €159.5 billion in Value Added Tax (VAT) revenues were lost across the EU in 2014 according to figures released by the European Commission today. Research shows that the overall difference between the expected VAT … Read the full press release

EBRD to work with EU and Sweden to finance the renovation and development of wastewater systems in Bosnia and Herzegovina

  LONDON, 07-Sep-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — The EBRD is working with the EU and Sweden to finance the renovation and development of a clean water and wastewater systems in Bosnia and Herzegovina benefitting more than 35,000 people. Addressing such regional challenges … Read the full press release

University of Twente: project funded with €3.7m from EU to train young innovation and regional development researchers launches on 1 Sep 2016

A MAJOR EUROPEAN RESEARCH PROJECT LAUNCHES AT 1 SEPTEMBER 2016 TO PREPARE YOUNG INNOVATION RESEARCHERS FOR CAREERS CONTRIBUTING TO REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT. Enschede, Netherlands, 02-Sep-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — The project consortium, involving the University of Twente alongside six other European universities, … Read the full press release

WINCOR NIXDORF Aktiengesellschaft: Public disclosure of an inside information according to Article 17 para. 1 of the Regulation (EU) No 596/2014 on market abuse

Public disclosure of an inside information according to Article 17 para. 1 of the Regulation (EU) No 596/2014 on market abuse (market abuse regulation – MAR) PADERBORN, 17-Aug-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Following the consummation of the tender offer by Diebold, Incorporated, … Read the full press release

EU funded MASE project astrobiologists descended 1.1 kilometers below Earth’s surface to study Mars-like environments on Earth

DUBLIN, 10-Aug-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Recently, a team of astrobiologists from the EU funded MASE (Mars Analogues for Space Exploration) project descended 1.1 kilometers below Earth’s surface to the Mars-like environment of the Boulby Mine in the UK looking for answers … Read the full press release

Bertelsmann Stiftung: Eine Mehrheit, 54 Prozent der EU-Bürger, ist für einen Verbleib Großbritanniens in der EU

GÜTERSLOH, 22-Jun-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Soll Großbritannien Mitglied der Europäischen Union bleiben oder nicht? Diese Frage müssen über 46 Millionen wahlberechtigte Briten am 23. Juni 2016 beantworten. Der Ausgang des Referendums betrifft nicht nur das Vereinigte Königreich. Internationale Handelsbeziehungen und das … Read the full press release

Economic partnership agreement (EPA) between the EU and the South African Development Community (SADC) EPA Group

BRUSSELS, 02-Jun-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — On 1 June 2016, the Council authorised, on behalf of the EU, the signature and provisional application of the economic partnership agreement (EPA) between the EU and the South African Development Community (SADC) EPA Group. The … Read the full press release

EU to strengthen the migration limit for BPA in food contact plastics – SGS

HONG KONG, 23-Mar-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — The World Trade Organization (WTO) has recently circulated a notification announcing a proposal from the EU to strengthen the migration limit for BPA in food contact plastics and to expand the scope of this new limit … Read the full press release

European Union (EU) and African Union (AU) held a dialogue and exchanges meeting on more structured civil society engagement

BRUSSELS, 18-12-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — On 29th October 2015, the EC (European Commission) services, the EEAS (European External Action Service) and the AU representation to the EU organized a dialogue and exchanges meeting that brought together the African and European JAES … Read the full press release

EU’s renewed approach to its eastern and southern neighbours

ENP Review BRUSSELS, 19-11-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — The European Commission and the EU’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy have unveiled today the main lines of the review of the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP), spelling out the Union’s … Read the full press release

European Commission: EIB estimates that the EU may need up to €2 trillion in investment in the period up to 2020

What does the Capital Markets Union have to do with infrastructure in Europe? BRUSSELS, 1-10-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — One of the goals of the Capital Markets Union is to help mobilise capital in Europe and channel it to the infrastructure … Read the full press release

EU support to UNRWA totals €125 million in 2015

In the context of the efforts to help addressing the plight of the refugees in the wider Middle East region, the European Union (EU) announced that it will support Palestine refugees with fresh funding totalling € 30 million. BRUSSELS, 1-10-2015 … Read the full press release

BT: Independent research reveals that superfast broadband has been the catalyst for large-scale economic growth in Cornwall

Around 4,500 jobs created or protected thanks to superfast Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly now have 95% fibre broadband coverage LONDON, 6-7-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — Superfast Cornwall, the pioneering fibre broadband programme funded by the EU, BT and Cornwall … Read the full press release

The European Commission: EU on track to meet its 20% 2020 renewable energy targets

BRUSSELS, 18-6-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — The European Commission has published the progress report on 2020 renewable energy targets, showing that the EU is on track to meet its 20% renewable energy targets. With a projected share of 15.3% of renewable … Read the full press release

EBRD pledges support to EU for Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area (DCFTA) Facility for SMEs in Eastern Partnership countries

DCFTA provides new opportunities for SME financing LONDON, 22-5-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — The EBRD can play a crucial role in unlocking finance for SMEs in Eastern Partnership (EAP) countries, a senior EBRD executive told businessmen at a conference in Riga … Read the full press release

15 Romanian companies honoured by the EBRD and the EU for promoting energy efficiency

15 Romanian companies awarded for promoting sustainable energy LONDON, 19-3-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — A cereal grower, a car-servicing company, a manufacturer of antique-style furniture, a fruit and vegetable processor, several bakeries, a paper producer, and south-eastern Europe’s largest oil and gas … Read the full press release

EURid: total number of .eu registrations grew by 4.7% in Q3 2014 vs. the same quarter last year

Brussels, 19-12-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — The total number of .eu registrations grew by 4.7% in Q3 2014 compared with the same quarter last year, according to the progress report released today by the .eu registry EURid. “As the new gTLDs continue … Read the full press release

EU published Regulation setting out new rules to manage disputes under the EU’s investment agreements with its trading partners

Brussels, 29-8-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — The European Union today took an important step towards creating a comprehensive EU investment policy, with the publication of a Regulation setting out a new set of rules to manage disputes under the EU’s investment agreements with … Read the full press release

EU announces new funding to support education in developing countries through the Global Partnership for Education

Brussels, 26-6-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — New funding to support education in developing countries over the next seven years, through the Global Partnership for Education, (or GPE), was today announced by European Development Commissioner, Andris Piebalgs. Speaking at the EU-hosted Global Partnership for … Read the full press release

EU to cut price caps for data downloads from 45 cents per megabyte to 20c/MB from 1 July 2014

BRUSSELS, 25-6-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — It’s a big summer sale courtesy of the European Commission! From 1 July 2014, the EU will cut the price caps for data downloads by more than half: down from 45 cents per megabyte to 20c/MB. It … Read the full press release

EBRD and EU financed the modernisation of public transportation in Moldova’s second biggest city Bălți

Bălți, Moldova, 22-5-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Bălți, Moldova’s second biggest city, today celebrated the arrival of a fleet of new trolleybuses financed by a loan from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and a grant from the European Union. Environmentally … Read the full press release