Monthly Archives: February 2012

Fuji’s First Fuel Cell Exports Go to Daimler

Berlin/Tokyo – Germany’s fuel cell market has gained a new player. Fuji Electric Co. will be delivering its first industrial fuel cells outside Japan to Daimler in Hamburg. Investments in the industry are on the rise as well. Canadian fuel … Continue reading

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Road transport: the future of the internal market for road haulage

In a public hearing today, the Commission is meeting with stakeholders involved in road haulage activities. This hearing will provide first-hand information for a report to be drafted by the Commission in 2013, which will assess the situation of the … Continue reading

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Statement by the EC, ECB, and IMF on the Third Review Mission to Portugal

Brussels, 28 February 2012 – Staff teams from the European Commission (EC), European Central Bank (ECB), and International Monetary Fund (IMF) visited Lisbon during February 15-27 for the third quarterly review of Portugal’s economic programme. The programme is on track, … Continue reading

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Time to deliver on growth: letter from President Barroso ahead of the European Council

Dear Colleagues, Thank you for your letter addressed to President Van Rompuy and me in preparation for the Spring European Council on 1-2 March. It is a very timely contribution to the debate on how we can get Europe growing … Continue reading

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Retailers show commitment to resource efficiency

Brussels, 28 February 2012 – The latest report from the European Retail Forum for Sustainability shows retailers taking the environment into consideration in their business decisions more actively than ever. Companies in the forum are paying more attention to the … Continue reading

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Commission acts to increase to € 500 million the funds for the most deprived in 2012

Brussels, 28 February 2012 – The final distribution of the 2012 Aid for the Needy Scheme has been voted through the Management Committee today and will be published in the Official Journal in the near future. It confirms that a … Continue reading

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EU helps to mobilise investments for transport on the Europe–Caucasus–Asia corridor

Brussels, 28 February 2012 – Today the European Commission hosts the Transport Corridor Europe-Caucasus-Asia (TRACECA) Investment Forum to help attract investments into transport infrastructure between the EU and Central Asia. The high level conference brings together representatives of the international … Continue reading

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French Eolane Acquires Elcoteq Tallinn

The French company Eolane has acquired the shares of electronic components manufacturer Elcoteq Tallinn AS, the parent company of which went bankrupt in 2011. The company’s name will be changed to Eolane Tallinn AS. Eolane chief executive Marc Pasquier said … Continue reading

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Agriculture: Commission asks France to comply with European rules on marketing wine spirits and wine distillates

Brussels, 27 February 2012 – The European Commission has officially requested France to amend its rules on the production and marketing of certain products obtained by distilling lees and marcs. The case concerns the authorisation given by the French authorities … Continue reading

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Internal energy market: national legislation in 8 Member States still not in line with EU rules

Brussels, 27 February 2012 – Opening energy markets for competition is key to competitiveness of the EU economy as a whole. An efficient, interconnected and transparent European internal energy market will also offer consumers a choice between different companies supplying … Continue reading

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