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Microsoft donates more than EUR 1.8 million to Finnish universities

Microsoft has many ongoing research projects with Finnish universities. Microsoft has donated EUR 1.4 million to Aalto University in Helsinki and EUR 210,000 to both the University of Oulu and the Tampere University of Technology foundation. According to Microsoft, research … Continue reading

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European Commission seeks stronger EU response to fight dangerous new synthetic drugs

Strasbourg, 25 October 2011 – The European Commission has today given a fresh impetus to anti-drugs policy by announcing an overhaul of the EU rules to fight illicit drugs, particularly new psychoactive substances, which imitate the effects of dangerous drugs … Continue reading

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More responsible businesses can foster more growth in Europe

Brussels, 25 October 2011 – A responsible approach to business means more, and more sustainable, economic growth. This is why the European Commission has presented a package of measures to support entrepreneurship and responsible business. First, the Social Business Initiative … Continue reading

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EU and Eastern Partnership region move forward with transport cooperation

Brussels, 25 October 2011 – Following adoption of the Commission’s communication on renewed approach to transport cooperation (see IP/11/844), Vice-President Siim Kallas met transport ministers of the EU Member States and of the six Eastern Partnership countries on 24 and … Continue reading

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European Investment Bank funds key UK offshore wind transmission link

£52m of funding for the transmission link to the Walney 1 offshore wind farm will be provided by the European Investment Bank, the European Union’s long-term lending institution. Blue Transmission Walney 1 Limited has been granted a licence to own … Continue reading

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Commission launches a campaign on resource efficiency

Warsaw, 17 October 2011 – Today saw the launch of “Generation Awake. Your choices make a world of difference!” an EU campaign designed to encourage consumers to make resource efficiency habit. The campaign was unveiled in Poland by European Environment … Continue reading

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Social Summit: EU working towards solutions for a job-rich, sustainable recovery

Brussels, 17 October 2011- In preparation for the summit of Heads of State and Government planned for October 23rd, the President of the European Commission, José Manuel Barroso, the EU Commissioner responsible for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, László Andor, … Continue reading

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Germany’s Economic Strength Continues to Attract Foreign Direct Investment

Berlin – Indicators confirm that Germany’s economy continues to spur growth while reinforcing its standing as a key global location for foreign direct investment. As the most attractive business environment in Europe and the fifth worldwide according to Ernst & … Continue reading

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$130 Billion for Renewable Energy: German Bank Reduces Investment Risk

Berlin/Dallas – Germany’s federally-owned KfW banking group is facilitating renewable energy and energy efficiency investments in Germany with EUR 100 billion (over $130 billion) over the next five years. Germany is the world’s largest photovoltaic market and leading wind energy … Continue reading

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Unique Wood City planned for Helsinki

SRV and Stora Enso’s proposed Wood City in the Jätkäsaari district of Helsinki includes office, hotel and commercial buildings. The Finnish construction company SRV, in collaboration with Stora Enso, has submitted plans to the City of Helsinki to create a … Continue reading

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