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Socomec showcases innovative power and energy performance of rail transport at InnoTrans on 20-23 September, on the French pavilion Hall 26 / 115 22 July 2016, 12:32 CET
As a highly dynamic sector and with a drive towards sustainable development, rail transport is undergoing huge changes. With its expertise and solutions, Socomec is helping rail transport professionals to meet tomorrow’s challenges: to secure rapidly increasing traffic, to modernise networks while reducing operating costs, and to optimise energy consumption. Socomec will be exhibiting on the French pavilion HALL 26 / 115 at InnoTrans, the leading international trade fair for transport technology which will take place in Berlin on 20-23 September 2016.

How to finance your mega projects in such volatile market situation? Case Studies from Genel Energy and Maersk Oil 21 July 2016, 00:39 CET
SMi are pleased to announce that this years’ Project Financing in Oil and Gas conference will include case study presentations from Maersk Oil North Sea UK and Genel Energy. The exclusive case studies will be focused on oil and gas financing in a challenging climate and risk management.

Auto industry reacts to European Commission's decarbonisation strategy 21 July 2016, 00:16 CET
Following today's publication of the 'European Strategy for Low-Emission Mobility' by the European Commission, the European Automobile Manufacturers' Association (ACEA) welcomes the initiative to explore how to further decarbonise transport in Europe.

Effort sharing for the climate means cutting meat consumption and production - with a triple benefit for health 21 July 2016, 00:12 CET
Unhealthy levels of meat consumption and production are simultaneously driving climate change, diet-related chronic diseases and resistance to antibiotics. A transition towards sustainable diets is necessary for a realistic climate strategy and represents the agricultural sector’s main climate mitigation opportunity.

China MES: EU Industry expresses cautious relief in reaction to European Commission announcement 21 July 2016, 00:05 CET
European industry greeted today’s announcement of Commissioners that the EU will not grant China MES - and that the EU would apply a new non-standard methodology for dealing with anti-dumping calculations for imports from China - with cautious relief.

Europe's new climate proposal lacks ambition and delivers less than business-as-usual emission cuts 20 July 2016, 23:58 CET
Today, the European Commission has released a new proposal for cutting emissions in transport, agriculture and buildings sectors by 2030, and how this effort should be shared between Member States.

Greenpeace: time to hit the stop button on TTIP 16 July 2016, 00:23 CET
As the 14th round of troubled EU-US trade talks comes to a close in Brussels, Greenpeace has challenged the EU to put people and the environment back at the heart of its political ambitions.

New charges against Google 14 July 2016, 23:11 CET
European Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager has taken an important step towards prohibiting Google from illegally damaging competition, innovation and consumer choice by issuing two additional Statements of Objections, on search and advertising.

BEUC and MEPs call for end to high international phone and SMS costs in EU 14 July 2016, 23:08 CET
The European Consumer Organisation and Members of the European Parliament from across political ailes today called on the European Commission to bring down unjustifiably high costs for calling or texting another EU country.

China's industrial overcapacity is destroying key European industries 14 July 2016, 20:47 CET
Following the EU-China Summit in Beijing on 12 – 13 July, AEGIS Europe, a grouping of nearly 30 European manufacturing associations, says that European leaders must not let down European industry and its workers by giving into China on Market Economy Status (MES). 'Concessions' on steel dumping are not justification for the granting of the much-coveted status.

Privacy Shield: Privacy sham 12 July 2016, 17:52 CET
Today, on 12 July 2016, the European Commission adopted the so-called "Privacy Shield", a special arrangement that allows the transfer of personal data from the EU to the United States. The Privacy Shield replaces the former Safe Harbor agreement, which used to serve the same purpose, before being annulled by the European Court of Justice (CJEU) in October 2015.

Privacy Shield opens hole in protection of EU citizens' privacy 12 July 2016, 17:47 CET
The European Commission today is clearing the way for the transfer of EU consumers' personal data to the US. However, the European Consumer Organisation (BEUC) is disappointed with the agreement that underpins this transfer of data because it does not sufficiently protect EU citizens.

European industry calls on EU to prove its backbone towards China 12 July 2016, 00:20 CET
Ahead of the EU China Summit in Beijing on 12 – 13 July, AEGIS Europe, an alliance of more than 30 European manufacturing associations, calls on European Commission President Juncker and President of the European Council, Donald Tusk, to take a clear position against Chinese dumping, overcapacity and illegal subsidies.

Expert speaker panel continues to grow at Benelux Infrastructure Forum 2016 08 July 2016, 17:36 CET
SMi Group reports (07.07.16, London, UK): SMi are delighted to announce that sponsor 3i will also be speaking at the Benelux Infrastructure Forum 2016 which takes places in Amsterdam, Netherlands on the 23-24th November 2016.

NERGI®: The New Superfood 08 July 2016, 00:37 CET
The NERGI® kiwi-berry fits is to be launched in the UK this August.

Plant InterCluster 2016 - The largest professional event in the plant production industry 08 July 2016, 00:34 CET
The Plant InterCluster Meeting is an international event organised by QUALIMEDITERRANEE and its partners VEGEPOLYS and TERRALIA. Now in its sixth year, the meeting will take place in Montpellier, France between 19th and 20th September 2016.

Europe's Dark Cloud: How coal-burning countries are making their neighbours sick 07 July 2016, 16:34 CET
Coal pollution and its health impacts travel far beyond borders, and a full coal phase-out in the EU would bring enormous benefits for all citizens across the continent. That is according to a new report published today by Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL), Climate Action Network (CAN) Europe, WWF European Policy Office and Sandbag.

European retailers taken aback by discriminatory Polish retail tax 07 July 2016, 16:13 CET
Speaking today, EuroCommerce Director-General expressed regret and surprise at the decision of the Polish Parliament to follow a trend of discriminatory measures across Central and Eastern Europe, by adopting a new retail tax, aimed mainly at foreign retailers:

Rush to adopt EU-Canada trade deal would increase distrust in mainstream politics 05 July 2016, 23:50 CET
The accelerated application of an EU-Canada trade deal (CETA) - as proposed today by the European Commission - would increase distrust in mainstream politics and threaten democracy and environmental protection, warned Greenpeace. The Commission is pressing for a swift application of CETA, before national parliaments are allowed to take a vote.

EU Nature Directives are 'Fit for Purpose', concludes European Commission expert study 05 July 2016, 22:50 CET
"This evaluation concludes that the Nature Directives are fit for purpose, and clearly demonstrate EU added value" confirms the expert study that WWF received today by the European Commission as a result of an official access to document request.

Project Financing in Oil and Gas is returning to London this November. Join Maersk Oil, Genel Energy, Santander and many more 04 July 2016, 23:32 CET
SMi Group is delighted to announce that registration is now live for the 3rd annual Project Financing in Oil and Gas conference (21- 22 November 2016, Holiday Inn Kensington Forum, London, United Kingdom).

Brexit and AE Pensions are the Biggest Concerns for UK Businesses 01 July 2016, 15:42 CET
Recent research conducted on behalf of the insolvency trade body R3 has revealed the biggest sources of anxiety for UK businesses. Currently, the two biggest concerns facing British businesses is the possibility of leaving the European Union and the introduction of auto-enrolment pensions.

Volkswagen settles in the United States 30 June 2016, 08:30 CET
The settlement of Volkswagen with US consumers and government regulators has been announced.

European Patients' Forum Verdict on New Medical Devices Regulation 28 June 2016, 18:12 CET
The European Patients' Forum acknowledges the improved measures regarding some safety concerns. However, we deeply regret the lack of mandatory patients’ involvement.

Commission must prepare glyphosate exit plan, Greenpeace 25 June 2016, 00:37 CET
Greenpeace has called on the European Commission to prepare a glyphosate exit plan, after an EU vote on the controversial weedkiller today cleared the way for the Commission to push through a temporary licence extension.