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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

Philips launches Philips Cares in the U.S. to help family caregivers by leveraging digital technology

New digital experience empowers caregivers and their loved ones to connect care and enhance support with meaningful insights across the aging journey LAS VEGAS, NV, USA/ AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands, 08-Jan-2019  — /EuropaWire/ — At CES 2019 (Booth #44219, January 8-11, Las Vegas, … Read the full press release

Philips to unveil the world’s first personalized and AI-powered shaving solution at CES 2019

Philips unveils new Shaver series 7000, the world’s first personalized and AI-powered shaving solution LAS VEGAS, NV, USA/ AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands, 08-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — At CES 2019 (Booth #44219, January 8-11, Las Vegas, U.S.), Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), a global leader in … Read the full press release

Royal Philips at CES 2019: intelligent, adaptive and personalized consumer health solutions

Solutions adapt to consumers, offering better, data-driven insights into health and access to professional expertise and advice LAS VEGAS, NV, USA/ AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands, 08-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — At CES 2019 (Booth #44219, January 8-11, Las Vegas, NV), Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), … Read the full press release

The European artist Santiago Ribeiro exhibit in London, UK, for the first time and leads the Surrealism Now exhibition to the Portuguese city of Marinha Grande

Chelsea, London 22 – 24 February 2019 Marinha Grande, Vieira de Leiria 26 January – 31 March 2019 COIMBRA / LONDON, 07-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — The art of the Portuguese artist Santiago Ribeiro will be for the first time in … Read the full press release

Kampanię medialną Gazety Codziennej Fakt mającą na celu zdyskredytowanie prezesa Grupy Azoty S.A.

Tarnów, Polska, 07-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Od kilku tygodni obserwujemy zaplanowaną i skoordynowaną kampanię medialną Gazety Codziennej Fakt, mającą na celu zdyskredytowanie prezesa Grupy Azoty S.A. pana dr. Wojciecha Wardackiego oraz dyrektor Departamentu Korporacyjnego Grupy Azoty S.A. pani Agnieszki Sorbickiej-Krasinkiewicz. Działania … Read the full press release

Neil Bush to succeed Sian MacLeod OBE as Head of the UK’s Delegation to the OSCE

Mr Neil Bush is to succeed Ms Sian MacLeod OBE as Head of the United Kingdom’s Delegation to the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) in March 2019. LONDON, 07-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Mr Neil Bush has been appointed … Read the full press release

Burberry celebrates family traditions and togetherness during the festive period in its new Chinese New Year campaign

LONDON, 04-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Burberry has today unveiled its new Chinese New Year campaign, celebrating family traditions and togetherness during the festive period. The campaign, shot and directed by photographer Ethan James Green, stars Chinese actresses and Burberry brand … Read the full press release

List of Loughborough University 2018 researches related to child nutrition

Knowing what to feed your child to keep them healthy is only half the battle. LEICESTERSHIRE, UK, 03-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — As any parent knows, there is no guarantee that just because something is in front of them it will get … Read the full press release

Destatis: in 2018 there were roughly 44.8 million persons in employment whose place of employment was in Germany

Number of persons in employment up 1.3% year on year WIESBADEN, 02-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — On an annual average in 2018, there were roughly 44.8 million persons in employment whose place of employment was in Germany. According to first provisional calculations … Read the full press release

Loughborough University students set a record for the largest number of toys donated in one go to Toys on the Table

LEICESTERSHIRE, UK, 18-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Students from Loughborough University have set a record for the largest number of toys donated in one go to Toys on the Table – a charity that ensures Leicestershire children, who would otherwise receive nothing, … Read the full press release

OSCE-supported conference on the occasion of International Human Rights Day in Podgorica, Montenegro

PODGORICA, Montenegro, 12-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Strong democracy and good governance are necessary prerequisites to ensure adequate protection of human rights, affirmed participants in an OSCE-supported conference held on the occasion of International Human Rights Day on 10 December in … Read the full press release

Anna Maria Corazza-Bildt MEP appointed as the European Parliament’s new coordinator for children’s rights

STRASBOURG, 12-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — “I am fully committed to putting children´s rights at the heart of the work of the European Parliament and bringing this house, the only democratically-elected EU Institution, closer to younger citizens,” commented European Parliament President, Antonio … Read the full press release

EU unveils an Action Plan to step up efforts to counter disinformation in Europe and beyond

BRUSSELS, 06-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — To protect its democratic systems and public debates and in view of the 2019 European elections as well as a number of national and local elections that will be held in Member States by 2020, the … Read the full press release

Two Trinity graduates among the 147 individuals that comprise the 2020 cohort of the Schwarzman Scholars

DUBLIN, 05-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Two Trinity graduates—Conor McGlynn and Conor O’Meara—are among the 147 individuals that comprise the 2020 cohort of the Schwarzman Scholars, which is one of the world’s most prestigious graduate fellowship programmes, located at Schwarzman College at … Read the full press release

FIGO: rights-based advocacy to end Violence Against Women (VAW)

Violence Against Women (VAW) is a global issue, a public health issue and a human rights issue that violates autonomy and hinders development. It is wholly incompatible with FIGO’s vision of a world where women achieve the highest possible standards … Read the full press release

Amsterdam UMC en Antoni van Leeuwenhoek sluiten zich aan bij HollandPTC voor protonentherapie

DELFT, 04-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Vandaag zetten Amsterdam UMC, Antoni van Leeuwenhoek en HollandPTC de eerste handtekeningen onder de samenwerking. De Amsterdamse instituten sluiten zich bij HollandPTC aan zodat hun patiënten sneller toegang krijgen tot protonentherapie. Ook de behandelaar van de patiënt … Read the full press release

Schneider Electric Foundation becomes the first corporate foundation to join #GivingTuesday in France

For 20 years, the Schneider Electric Foundation has been rallying the Group’s employees to support its partner associations. Its actions are an integral part of the Schneider Sustainability Impact, which measures Schneider Electric’s non-financial performance The Schneider Electric Foundation is … Read the full press release

WPP and Women Political Leaders to increase both the number and the influence of women in political leadership positions

LONDON, 28-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — WPP today announces a new partnership with Women Political Leaders (WPL) – the only global network of female politicians with a mission to increase both the number and the influence of women in political leadership positions … Read the full press release

Kering invites 250 female students to Michelle Obama’s Paris event for the publication of the French edition of her book Becoming

PARIS, 28-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — “I’m an ordinary person who found herself on an extraordinary journey. In sharing my story, I hope to help create space for other stories and other voices, to widen the pathway for who belongs and why.” Michelle … Read the full press release

Volkswagen apprentices from Germany and Poland talk about their conservation work, encounters and experiences at Auschwitz Concentration Camp Memorial Site

Transparent Factory: Apprentices from Germany and Poland report on conservation work, encounters and experiences Prime Minister Michael Kretschmer: “It is so important not to forget – and to stand up for your opinions!” Managing Director for Human Resources and Organization … Read the full press release

Five new programmes worth over EUR 141 million under the EU Emergency Trust Fund for the Sahel and Lake Chad region in Africa

BRUSSELS, 20-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The European Commission has adopted five new programmes worth over €141 million under the EU Emergency Trust Fund for Africa. Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development Neven Mimica said: “Our new EU programmes, worth €141 million, are particularly focusing … Read the full press release

University of Southampton’s Law School launches the Stefan Cross Centre for Women, Equality & Law (SCC)

SOUTHAMPTON, 19-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The Law School at the University has launched the Stefan Cross Centre for Women, Equality & Law (SCC), thanks to a generous donation from Southampton Law School alumnus, Mr Stefan Cross QC (Hons). High profile claims … Read the full press release

KfW supports new project in enabling local population coexist with refugees peacefully in Cameroon

EUR 18.5 million for host municipalities Potential conflicts reduced Income and employment opportunities for refugees improved FRANKFURT AM MAIN, 16-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — KfW has signed an agreement worth EUR 18.5 million with FEICOM (Fonds Spécial d´Equipement et d`Intervention Intercommunale), a … Read the full press release

UKFast supports Wood Street Mission’s Appeal in providing happy memories to children in need this Christmas

MANCHESTER, 14-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Local children’s charity Wood Street Mission aims to ensure that thousands of children in Manchester and Salford make many happy memories this Christmas. Set up in 1869 to alleviate the effects of poverty on local children … Read the full press release

TV and radio presenter Gaby Roslin supports Samaritans’ Small Talk Saves Lives campaign

EWELL, UK, 13-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — TV and radio presenter Gaby Roslin is all aboard Samaritans’ Small Talk Saves Lives campaign, letting commuters know they have all the experience they need to save a life. The campaign, launched by Samaritans in partnership with Network Rail, British … Read the full press release

Marks & Spencer launches new eco-shopping bag that helps prevent waste and reduce poverty in developing countries

Partnership with Plastic Bank prevents plastic pollution and reduces poverty in developing countries  LONDON, 07-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Marks & Spencer (M&S) has launched a new eco-shopping bag that helps prevent waste and reduce poverty among people living in Haiti and … Read the full press release