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Savills survey reveals physical office space remains a necessity but is set to change

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 24-Jun-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — International real estate advisor Savills has undertaken a survey which explores how people have responded to working from home and what the future impacts on office space might be. The survey reveals that … Read the full press release

Hydro to donate thousands of food baskets to people near its operations in the state of Pará in northern Brazil

(PRESS RELEASE) OSLO, 19-Jun-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Norwegian aluminium and renewable energy company Hydro has announced it is making its second donation in Brazil since the country was severely hit by the Covid-19 pandemic. The company will donate 11,000 food … Read the full press release

Pierre Koukjian and Cedric Koukjian, Designer Duo in Collaboration with Bulgari

At the eve of the sculpture biennale SINCE studio and Louis Vuitton group are exhibiting a selection of the designers’ sculptures in their Bulgari flagship store (PRESS RELEASE) GENEVA, 15-Jun-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — After the success of its first edition … Read the full press release

Pierre Koukjian et Cédric Koukjian, Duo de designers en collaboration avec Bulgari

À la veille de la biennale de sculpture, le studio SINCE et le groupe Louis Vuitton exposent une sélection des sculptures des designers dans leur magasin-phare Bulgari (PRESS RELEASE) GENÈVE, 15-Jun-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Après le succès de sa première … Read the full press release

Amey launches Bounceback Innovation Challenge to find solutions to ensure people remain safe and productive amid COVID-19 pandemic

(PRESS RELEASE) OXFORD, 11-Jun-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Leading supplier of consulting and infrastructure support services, Amey puts its innovation capability into use by launching the Bounceback Innovation Challenge to develop solutions that will help the industry better cope with the … Read the full press release

Concern for the oceans drives consumers to ‘vote with their forks’ for sustainable seafood

One in three fear their favourite fish will be off the menu by 2040 (PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 8-Jun-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — High levels of concern for our oceans are driving a new wave of consumer activism, research for the Marine … Read the full press release

New data from AstraZeneca’s renal medicines will be presented at the 57th European Renal Association – European Dialysis and Transplant Association (ERA-EDTA) Virtual Congress

(PRESS RELEASE) CAMBRIDGE, 5-Jun-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — British-Swedish multinational pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical company AstraZeneca announced it will present new data across continuum of care from its broad renal portfolio during the 57th virtual congress of the European Renal Association – … Read the full press release

Zurich Insurance Group: UK’s Financial Conduct Authority to test policy wordings in the UK High Court

(PRESS RELEASE) ZURICH, 1-Jun-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Swiss global general and life insurer Zurich Insurance Group (Zurich) announced it is welcoming the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority decision to test policy wordings from across the UK insurance industry in the UK … Read the full press release

Leading UK universities release set of measures to protect Britain’s hard won reputation as a global leader in higher education

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 20-May-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — 24 leading UK universities represented by Russell Group released today a set of proposals and measures aimed at defending Britain’s hard-won leading position on the international higher education market. Among others are fast-tracking … Read the full press release

RB pledges £1 million to the IRC’s COVID-19 response in refugee and vulnerable communities in Lebanon, Jordan and Syria

(PRESS RELEASE) SLOUGH, UK, 20-May-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — The global leader in hygiene, health & nutrition, RB is providing lifesaving programmes for the world’s most vulnerable communities by pledging £1 million to the International Rescue Committee’s (IRC) response to the … Read the full press release

Hairdressers United: Henkel Beauty Care Professional presents the first 24hr global online hair charity festival

(PRESS RELEASE) DÜSSELDORF, 29-Apr-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Henkel Beauty Care Professional is proud to present the first 24hr global online hair festival — Hairdressers United, broadcasting on the 5th of May. In a celebration of solidarity with the hairdressing industry, … Read the full press release

Ahlstrom-Munksjö to produce material equivalent to 100 million face masks for the French Government Resilience project

(PRESS RELEASE) HELSINKI, 23-Apr-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Ahlstrom-Munksjö-developed face mask material will be a part of the French Government’s Resilience project. In May, Ahlstrom-Munksjö will produce material equivalent to 100 million face masks to equipt civil servants in contact with … Read the full press release

Germany has the most COVID-19 related .eu domain names registered since January 2020 – EURid

Germany has the most COVID-19 related .eu domain names registered since January 2020 - EURid

(PRESS RELEASE) DIEGEM, Belgium, 20-Apr-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — .eu domain name registry EURid released its data on COVID-19 related .eu domain names registered between January and April 2020. According to the released stats Germany comes atop with the highest number … Read the full press release

COVID-19: Anglo American sets out global initiatives to help ease the health and economic effects of the pandemic

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 20-Apr-2020 — /EuropaWire/ —  Anglo American, in its global response to the COVID-19 pandemic, has set out the extensive support it is providing to its employees, host communities and countries of operation. Anglo American is continuing to … Read the full press release

CASA SEAT celebrates Saint George’s Day with a virtual rose designed exclusively by Conrad Roset

(PRESS RELEASE) MARTORELL, 20-Apr-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — CASA SEAT launches an initiative to commemorate Saint George’s Day and is helping people celebrate and enjoy this important date in a participatory and innovative way. Through the CASA SEAT website at no … Read the full press release

COVID-19: Siemens Gamesa to match employee donation campaign to the International Federation of Red Cross’ Emergency Appeal

(PRESS RELEASE) ZAMUDIO, Spain, 16-Apr-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Siemens Gamesa launches a social campaign to let its employees help in the global fightback against the pandemic. This is in response to the impact of the crisis caused by the coronavirus … Read the full press release

COVID-19: Sanofi increases production capacity of hydroxychloroquine; commits to donate 100 million doses

Sanofi to provide Plaquenil® (hydroxychloroquine) wherever possible, while securing appropriate supply levels for current approved indications; The company already increased its production capacity by 50% and is on track to further increase production over the coming months; Ongoing global clinical … Read the full press release

Covid-19: Kering CEO François-Henri Pinault reduces its salary by 25% starting from 1-Apr-2020 

Covid-19: Kering CEO François-Henri Pinault reduces its salary by 25% starting from 1-Apr-2020 

(PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 10-Apr-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Taking into consideration the spread and impact of the Covid-19 pandemic the luxury group Kering has announced that its Chairman and CEO François-Henri Pinault has decided to lower the fixed portion of his … Read the full press release

COVID-19: FareShare, Co-op create new charity TV ad to boost donation scheme to feed the nation

Co-op donates Easter TV advertising campaign airtime worth £2.5 million to fight hunger by promoting the work of charity FareShare MANCHESTER, 9-Apr-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Today (Thursday 9th April) Co-op has announced a major multi-million-pound boost to feed the nation … Read the full press release

COVID-19: Hydro donates NOK 500.000 to UNICEF’s Humanitarian Action for Children Emergency Fund

(PRESS RELEASE) OSLO, 9-Apr-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Hydro supports the most vulnerable affected by COVID-19 by donating NOK 500.000 to UNICEF’s emergency fund, Humanitarian Action for Children (HAC). Furthermore, Hydro is supporting hospitals, medical centers and health organizations at the … Read the full press release

Czech Republic: Atos supercomputers Anselm and Barbora made available to researchers in support of their fight against COVID-19 pandemic

Atos supercomputers Anselm and Barbora made available to researchers in support of their fight against COVID-19 pandemic

(PRESS RELEASE) PRAGUE, 7-Apr-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Leading digital transformation company Atos SE announced it has made two supercomputers at IT4Innovations, the national supercomputing center at the VSB-Technical University of Ostrava, available to researchers and businesses conducting research that is … Read the full press release

COVID-19: Ricoh 3D to produce 40,000 face shields per week for NHS medical workers

The first prototype was printed and assembled in less than 24 hours thanks to 3D printing technology and the strength of Ricoh’s supplier network

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 7-Apr-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Ricoh Europe PLC, part of Japanese multinational document management solutions, electronics and IT services company Ricoh Group, announced it will support NHS medical workers in their fight with COVID-19 with 40,000 face shields … Read the full press release

COVID-19: ABB and employees support the International Committee of the Red Cross relief efforts

(PRESS RELEASE) ZURICH, 7-Apr-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — ABB partners with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) as part of its ongoing measures to support COVID-19 relief efforts. ICRC, an international humanitarian organization with Swiss roots, specializes in providing … Read the full press release

BT Covid-19 update: broadband, mobile perform strongly; no job losses; CEO donates his salary

BT Covid-19 update: broadband, mobile perform strongly; no job losses; CEO donates his salary

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 6-Apr-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — British telecom giant, BT has released its Covid-19 statement. During unprecedented connectivity demand across the country BT’s fixed broadband network, which is the nation’s communications backbone, and EE – UK’s number one mobile network, … Read the full press release

COVID-19: Hydro supports construction and maintenance of four new field hospitals in Brazil

(PRESS RELEASE) OSLO, 3-Apr-2020— /EuropaWire/ — Hydro donates BRL 5 million to support construction and maintenance of the new field hospitals as part of emergency measures to fight the COVID-19 pandemic in Brazil. The four new hospitals will create 720 … Read the full press release

COVID-19: Restaurants and cafés at CapMan’s fully owned premises in Finland relieved from paying rent

COVID-19: Restaurants and cafés at CapMan’s fully owned premises in Finland relieved from payment rent

(PRESS RELEASE) HELSINKI, 3-Apr-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Real estate investor active across the Nordic region CapMan Real Estate announced it will relieve the restaurant and café tenants at premises from its portfolio from paying rent for 2 months due to … Read the full press release

COVID-19: UK start-up Lanterne to launch free app to help observe ‘social distancing’ more effectively

(PRESS RELEASE) SWINDON, 1-Apr-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) announces that UK start-up company Lanterne, has developed, and will soon launch, a free app that will help us observe ‘social distancing’ more effectively in our collective … Read the full press release

Dr. Paula Bialski appointed Associated Professor of Sociology and digitalisation at University of St. Gallen

(PRESS RELEASE) ST. GALLEN, Switzerland, 1-Apr-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — University of St. Gallen announces the appointment of Prof. Dr. Paula Bialski as Associated Professor of Sociology and digitalisation from 1 April 2020. Prof. Dr. Paula Bialski, born on 16 April … Read the full press release

Philips sponsors the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine’s upcoming COVID-19 marathon webinar

(PRESS RELEASE) AMSTERDAM, 27-Mar-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Philips announces its support to the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM)’s upcoming COVID-19 marathon webinar by sponsoring the event. The webinar is designed to strengthen the efforts of the international community … Read the full press release

COVID-19: 3D printed connector helps convert full-face snorkel mask into reusable face mask for healthcare workers

COVID-19: 3D printed connector helps convert full-face snorkel mask into reusable face mask for healthcare workers

(PRESS RELEASE) DELFT, The Netherlands, 27-Mar-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — The massive COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in worldwide shortage of personal protective materials for medical personnel around the world. In an effort to address this protective mask shortage, researchers at Delft’s … Read the full press release