Monthly Archives: November 2011

EIB finances new commuter trains for Swedish region

Commuter train services in the Southern Swedish region of Skåne will become more frequent, more comfortable and more accessible thanks to a project part-financed by the European Investment Bank. Under an agreement signed today in Luxembourg, the EIB will provide … Continue reading

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Online grocery sales in Finland looking for a growth model

Online grocery shopping in Finland has a strong future despite initially slow growth, according to pioneering web retailer. Ruokatori, one of the pioneers in bringing online grocery shopping to Finland, started its business six years ago but stopped operations in … Continue reading

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Maritime policy: new strategy for growth and jobs in the Atlantic Ocean area

Brussels, 25 November 2011 – On Monday 28 November, in Lisbon, Commissioner for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, Maria Damanaki, will present a new maritime strategy for growth and jobs in the Atlantic Ocean area, just adopted by the European Commission. … Continue reading

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EU-US Summit in Washington to further strengthen the transatlantic partnership

Brussels, 25 November 2011 – The EU-US Summit will take place in Washington DC on Monday 28 November. The EU will be represented by President of the European Council Herman Van Rompuy and President of the European Commission José Manuel … Continue reading

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Two Danish cities preselected for title of European Capital of Culture 2017

Brussels, 25 November 2011 – The selection board responsible for evaluating the applications for the European Capital of Culture 2017, meeting today in Copenhagen, recommended that Aarhus and Sønderborg should be preselected for the title. Once this recommendation has been … Continue reading

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Finland launches project to support Living Labs activities

Products and services improve when they are developed in everyday situations with customers. Finland’s Ministry for Employment and the Economy and Tekes – the Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation are launching a project to strengthen the operations and … Continue reading

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Global affairs magazine Monocle launches Denmark Survey

Global affairs magazine Monocle launches the Denmark Survey as part of its December/January issue. Global affairs magazine Monocle launches the Denmark Survey as part of its December/January issue. At 36-pages in length, the survey covers everything from the nation’s economy, … Continue reading

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EU officials face -1.8% loss in purchasing power in annual pay adjustment

Brussels, 24 November 2011 – At a time when the cost of living in Belgium has risen 3.6%, and Belgian civil servants are receiving a pay adjustment of 3.6%, the formula for calculating annual pay adjustments for EU officials has … Continue reading

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Renewable energy: French and Czech legislation still not in line with EU rules

Brussels, 24 November 2011 – The increase of Renewable energy share to 20% by 2020 in the EU overall energy consumption is a key EU objective for a more sustainable and competitive EU. The success relies a lot on the … Continue reading

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Commission welcomes Desertec and Medgrid cooperation on solar energy in North Africa and the Middle East

Brussels, 24 November 2011 – Today, in the margins of the Energy Council, Energy Commissioner Oettinger welcomed the signature of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Desertec Industry Initiative (Dii) and Medgrid. The MoU establishes closer cooperation between the … Continue reading

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