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Essilor to donate 400,000 pairs of corrective eyewear and sunglasses to Bhutan School Sight program

CHARENTON-LE-PONT, 23-May-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Essilor has announced new partnership with the Royal Government of Bhutan to help the country become the first in the world to eradicate poor vision. As part of the partnership Essilor is going to donate … Read the full press release

Continental calls on its employees across Europe to vote in the European Parliament election 2019

HANOVER, 14-May-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Continental calls on its employees across Europe to vote in the European election, which will take place between May 23 and 26, 2019. The European Parliament election 2019 is going to be the 9th parliamentary … Read the full press release

Biodiversity Report Is Urgent Call to Action Beyond Fixes; Geneva Global Initiative Calls on World Community to Focus on Concrete Actions

GENEVA, 6-May-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — The UN IPBES’ 2019 Global Assessment Report on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services is another one in a long line of warnings about the state of our planet. It should be clear that we face multiple … Read the full press release

ENGIE backs French Ministry of Sports’ Performance Pact for the second time

PARIS, 16-Apr-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — ENGIE has just committed to support eight top athletes along the road that will hopefully lead them to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. ENGIE’s CEO Isabelle Kocher has signed a new Performance Pact on Monday 15 … Read the full press release

Neste on climate change discussion in Finland: transport-related emissions must be reduced immediately

ESPOO, 9-Apr-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Neste calls on the next government in Finland to set more ambitious targets for emission reductions for the next four years. Neste believes that transport-related emissions must be reduced immediately and for the purpose both … Read the full press release

International Surrealism Now Exhibition in Paris

20 artists from Surrealism Now represent and promote in Paris the largest surrealistic spectacle in the world in the 21st century that has been held in Portugal since 2010. PARIS, 5-Apr-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — From May 24 to 26, an … Read the full press release

Towards a Europe of Stakeholder Nations

When: Thursday, April 11, 2019 10:00 – Thursday, April 11, 2019 12:30 Where: European Parliament, Brussels room A1H1 BRUSSELS, 28-Mar-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — As the EU is approaching the next European Parliament elections there is more need than ever for … Read the full press release

Most dating sites exploit your desire to find a partner

PARIS, 25-Mar-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — We have become used to free services. Social media profiles are free but still the companies behind them are making a lot of money. How can that be? They earn their money partly from advertisers … Read the full press release

Piraeus Bank: the second training cycle of Project Future to begin on 8 March 2019

ATHENS, 7-Mar-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Piraeus Bank starts accepting application for Project Future’s second training cycle. Submissions for the second training cycle can be sent at www.projectfuture.gr between March 8 and 22 2019. Project Future is Piraeus Bank’s innovative social … Read the full press release

Accenture Survey 2019: diversity and equal workplace culture – powerful drivers of an innovation mindset

NEW YORK, 7-Mar-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has conducted an online and phone survey, as part of its “Getting to Equal 2019” research, interviewing more than 18,000 professionals in 27 countries, including 150 C-level executives during November and … Read the full press release

Broadcasting Press Guild Awards 2019: Nominations for BPG Radio Programme, Broadcaster and BPG Podcast announced

HOOK, 21-Feb-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — The radio nominations for the Broadcasting Press Guild (BPG) Awards 2019 have just been announced. The winners will be named at the 45th BPG Awards lunch at Banking Hall in the City on Friday March 15th 2019. The BPG Awards … Read the full press release

Valio committed to help Finns reduce their excess sodium intake through its Valio ValSa® products

HELSINKI, 20-Feb-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — FinRavinto 2017 survey revealed that Finns’ salt intake is still too large, with 86% of women and almost all men, 98%, exceed the daily recommended sodium intake. Valio makes it possible to reduce the sodium … Read the full press release

New partnership between Lloyds Banking Group and Visa aims to ease access to cash across UK

LONDON, 19-Feb-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — New pilot cashback scheme, aimed at making it easier and more convenient for people to access cash in areas across UK where it might be challenging, is going to be launched in the UK by Lloyds Banking Group … Read the full press release

New post-WW1 fiction reflects on an igniting conflict between the West and Iran

Inspired by actual events in 1924 Persia, In the Shadow of the Kingmakers brings voice to the human sufferings of the political lust for domination Santa Barbara, CA, USA, 12-Feb-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Amid growing conflicts between the West and Iran, a … 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

Audi Environmental Foundation presents the 8th Sustainable Resource Management (SRM) Award

INGOLSTADT, 6-Feb-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — The Audi Environmental Foundation recognised two master’s theses in the Sustainable Resource Management course of study. The 8th SRM Award went to Julia Möbius and Sebastian Heinz of Technical University of Munich. Each of the winners received 1,500 euros prize money. Julia … 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

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

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

Céline Dion visite son premier concept store de vêtements CELINUNUNU à Paris

PARIS, 27 janvier 2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Céline Dion, icône de la musique reconnue dans le monde, a fait une escale dans son premier concept store de vêtements CELINUNUNU, situé au 116 rue de Turenne à Paris le samedi 26 … Read the full press release

Preparing Civil Society for the Fourth Industrial Revolution, a new initiative launched by World Economic Forum

The World Economic Forum today launches an initiative aimed at helping civil society prepare for and respond to the Fourth Industrial Revolution. The civil society sector, which engages 350 million people worldwide, faces problems in leveraging innovation and providing solutions … Read the full press release

UniCredit confirms commitment on human rights and fundamental labour rights to the highest international standards

MILAN, 23-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — UniCredit today announced the signing of a Global Framework Agreement (GFA) with UNI Global Union [1]. The agreement will strengthen the dialogue between the two parties on human rights and fundamental labour rights and confirms the Group’s … Read the full press release

Facebook to support the new Technical University of Munich (TUM) Institute for Ethics in Artificial Intelligence with 6.5 million euros

MUNICH, 21-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — The US company Facebook is supporting the efforts of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) to investigate the ethical implications of Artificial Intelligence with 6.5 million euros. Facebook’s support for the new TUM Institute for Ethics … Read the full press release

New research: Light pollution significantly alters moth activity disrupting their role as pollinators

YORK, 21-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Switching off street lights in the middle of the night to save money and energy could have a positive knock-on effect on nocturnal pollinators, according to new research. Lead author of the study, Dr Callum Macgregor, from the Department … Read the full press release

Wellbeing event provider Unicorn and Co launches new digital platform to help organisations and their people develop new healthy habits at work

MANCHESTER, 18-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — A Manchester HR and wellbeing expert is launching a new digital platform to help busy professionals have more energy and focus, and feel less stressed. The UPGRADE-U platform, created by wellbeing event provider Unicorn and Co, offers … Read the full press release

NATIVe – A Journey into Indigenous Cinema during the 69th Berlinale is screening 16 short and feature-length documentary and fiction films from the Pacific region

BERLIN, 17-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — In 2019, NATIVe – A Journey into Indigenous Cinema is screening 16 short and feature-length fiction and documentary films from the Pacific region. Characteristic of the programme is the presence of women on both sides of the camera: … Read the full press release

Statische Bundesamt (Destatis): 7 % der Bevölkerung in Deutschland lebten 2017 in einer überbelegten Wohnung

Überbelegungsquote mit 16 % im EU-Durchschnitt deutlich höher WIESBADEN, 14-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — 7 % der Bevölkerung in Deutschland lebten 2017 in einer überbelegten Wohnung. Das heißt, der Haushalt verfügte über zu wenige Zimmer im Verhältnis zur Personenzahl. Wie das Statische Bundesamt (Destatis) … Read the full press release

Newcastle University honorary degree awardee Martin Luther King shortlisted in BBC’s Icons history programme

NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, 10-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Civil rights leader Martin Luther King and famed diplomat and archaeologist Gertrude Bell are featured in a new BBC series where members of the public vote for the 20th century’s greatest icon. Towering figures … Read the full press release

Newcastle University to create an online archive of all the headstones, plaques, statues and other memorials dedicated to animals

NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, 10-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Historical memorials The Victorian era is often regarded as a pivotal moment in British society’s attitudes towards animals. It was during this period that the RSPCA was established and several new institutions introduced … Read the full press release

Study: social differences among city populations significantly influence how neighbourhoods take shape

BRISTOL, 09-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — A new analysis of the 2011 census has revealed that social differences among city populations significantly influence how neighbourhoods take shape. Researchers hope that their insights could help councils to make better planning decisions. As reported … Read the full press release