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ArcelorMittal: merger clearance by the European Commission for AM Investco Italy Srl’s proposed acquisition of Ilva S.p.A

LUXEMBOURG, 08-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — ArcelorMittal (‘the Company’) announces that it has been granted merger clearance by the European Commission (‘EC’ or ‘the Commission’) for AM Investco Italy Srl (AM Investco)’s proposed acquisition of Ilva S.p.A (Ilva). EC merger clearance … Read the full press release

EBRD and EU to strengthen the safety of oil protection and increase the protection of humans and the environment in Greece

EBRD and EU develop implementation plan to strengthen protection LONDON, 01-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The world runs on hydrocarbons. But the impacts of oil production are significant and accidents like the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig in the Gulf … Read the full press release

ZOOM International Introduces GDPR Compliance in 6.3 Release

New Capabilities offer an Industry First—No Additional Product Purchases to Achieve Compliance PRAGUE, 27-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — ZOOM International, a leader in call recording, workforce optimization, and compliance software for the omnichannel contact center, today announced support for the European … Read the full press release

European Union to provide €107.5 million in new funding for 2018 to help civilians most in need across Yemen

GENEVA, 04-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — As the crisis in Yemen continues to worsen, the European Union has pledged €107.5 million in new funding for 2018 to help civilians most in need across the country. The announcement was made at the High Level … Read the full press release

University of Sussex: EU likely to reject a significantly enhanced version of its Canada trade deal for the UK after Brexit

BRIGHTON, 28-Mar-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The European Union is likely to reject a significantly enhanced version of its Canada trade deal for the UK after Brexit, according to experts. An in-depth analysis – published by the UK Trade Policy Observatory (UKTPO) … Read the full press release

ETNO calls on the European Commission and on legislators to urgently fix the current text of the Electronic Communications Code

BRUSSELS, 20-Mar-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — ETNO, the Association representing Europe’s leading telecom operators, called today on the European Commission and on legislators to urgently fix the current text of the Electronic Communications Code. Lise Fuhr, ETNO Director General, said: “Unless negotiations … Read the full press release

KfW Research: 2017 the most successful year of the euro area in a decade

KfW Research confirms growth forecast of 2.4% for 2018 Growth expected to slow to 2.1% in 2019 Political risks to the euro area business cycle have waned, spotlight is now on financial markets Frankfurt am Main, 09-Mar-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — With … Read the full press release

Orange: We call on European and national policy-makers to review the ePrivacy draft regulation

“ Europe Cannot Afford to Miss the Data Revolution” PARIS, 08-Mar-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Data economy is a pillar of future growth, job creation and social progress. According to the European Commission, the value of the European data economy may raise from … Read the full press release

EU-funded and EBRD managed project will make a knowledge-sharing and –exchange platform accessible to financial institutions engaged in MSME finance in Uzbekistan

Online training and knowledge sharing and exchange platform now available to financial institutions in Uzbekistan LONDON, 06-Mar-2018 — /EuropaWire/ —  Micro, small and medium-sized private businesses in Uzbekistan will now benefit from a new Regional Small Business Programme (RSBP) launched in … Read the full press release

EU Clean Sky: Airbus’ Breakthrough Laminar Aircraft Demonstrator in Europe (BLADE) project received the 2018 Aviation Week Laureates Award for Commercial, Technology

The most extensive wing laminar flow demonstrator programme ever undertaken for commercial aviation. Improving aviation’s ecological footprint, with a 50% reduction of wing friction and up to five percent lower CO2 emissions. TOULOUSE, 05-Mar-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — At a ceremony in … Read the full press release

UK Gov: Proposed changes to Clause 11 of the EU Withdrawal Bill on discussion at Joint Ministerial Committee meeting in London

Proposed changes to Clause 11 of the EU Withdrawal Bill have been shared with devolved administrations ahead of a Joint Ministerial Committee meeting. LONDON, 22-Feb-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Proposed changes to Clause 11 of the EU Withdrawal Bill to ensure all devolved … Read the full press release

EBRD and EU support Tunisian ‘micro-entrepreneurs’

Microcred loans benefit 1,000 micro-sized firms LONDON, 09-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Kawther Bedhiaf’s professional dream started when she was a child in the Tunisian countryside. “I grew up in a town called Hedra, close to the mountains. Being surrounded by beautiful nature inspired … Read the full press release

EBRD, EU and the UN FAO to help wool and cashmere production in Mongolia

From goat to cashmere coat LONDON, 11-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Mongolia’s grasslands are an ideal playground for several million cashmere goats, sheep and yaks. Their world-renown wool means big business: it provides an income for around 400,000 herders, so it should … Read the full press release

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