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Quotidiano di informazione – Anno 32 n° 15

Posts Tagged ‘agreement’

“Safe Harbour” ruling: Civil Liberties MEPs to debate data transfer protection

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 13 ottobre 2015

european commissionThe European Court of Justice’s 6 October ruling that the “Safe Harbour” agreement on data transfers to the US is in fact unsafe will be debated by Civil Liberties Committee MEPs on Monday afternoon. The court found in favour of Max Schrems, who argued that Facebook transfers of EU citizens’ data to the US does not afford the adequate protection required by EU law. The committee debate will be based on a presentation prepared by Parliament’s Legal Service. Austrian citizen Max Schrems brought a case arguing that Edward Snowden’s revelations of the US National Security Agency’s PRISM data collection programme, under which EU citizens’ data held by US companies was passed on to US intelligence companies, calls into question the adequacy of the data protection afforded by the Safe Harbour agreement.After the ruling, Civil Liberties Committee Chair Claude Moraes (S&D, UK) called on the
to act immediately to provide clarity and proper data protection standards for data transfers to the US.The European Parliament has repeatedly called for the suspension of Safe Harbour, most recently in its 2014 resolution on the surveillance carried out by the NSA.

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MEPs give go-ahead to relocate an additional 120,000 asylum seekers in the EU

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 18 settembre 2015

Parliament’s backing in record time of the European Commission’s 9 September proposal to relocate 120,000 asylum seekers sends a clear signal to EU home affairs ministers, who meet again on Tuesday 22 September, that it is high time to act and finally agree on this second emergency scheme.”It is very rare for the Parliament to use this procedure on such an important matter, which needs proper consideration in this House. But following the Council meeting of Monday and the lack of consensus – or urgency – in reaching majority agreement on an organised and compassionate response to the refugee crisis here in the European Union, it is necessary that we respond and that people see the Parliament doing its job”, said the Chair of the Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Committee, Claude Moraes (S&D, UK) (see press release)Under the Commission proposal, additional 120,000 asylum seekers would be relocated from Italy (15,600), Greece (50,400) and Hungary (54,000). This number comes on top of the initial scheme to relocate 40,000 asylum seekers, approved by Parliament on 9 September and endorsed by the Justice and Home Affairs Council on 14 September The total number of people to be relocated is thus 160,000.
Parliament backed the Commission’s proposal (without amending it) by 370 votes to 134, with 52 abstentions. It then approved a legislative resolution by 372 votes to 124, with 54 abstentions, informing the Council that this approval is without prejudice to the position it will subsequently take on the proposal establishing a permanent crisis relocation mechanism, on which Parliament will co-decide on an equal footing with the member states. In the plenary debate on Wednesday, Luxembourg’s Minister for Immigration and Asylum, Jean Asselborn, speaking on behalf of the Council’s presidency, informed Parliament that “there will be an important change to the initial proposal: Hungary does not consider itself to be a frontline country and it does not want to benefit from the relocation scheme. The European Parliament needs to take this into account when giving its opinion”, he said.

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HeiaHeia.com and Pfizer’s Preve sign agreement

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 15 aprile 2011

HeiaHeia.com, an online wellbeing service provider, and Preve Ltd, a Finnish subsidiary of Pfizer specialized in providing health coaching services for healthcare, have signed a service and license agreement concerning online corporate wellness services. As a result of the agreement, Preve’s customers will be able to use Preve’s health coaching concept also online. “Users of the integrated service will have access to a personal health coach for at least three months. In addition, they will be using a customized version of the HeiaHeia online service. In the online service, the participants will be able to set personal objectives related to lifestyle changes, report daily activities and receive support and encouragement from peers”, says Jari Turpeinen, Director, Preve Ltd.”The health coach assists the participant in setting realistic objectives that take into account personal motivation, abilities and resources. The coach also monitors the participant’s progress, motivating them to work for their goals. The coach and the participant stay in touch by regular phone calls as well as communicating via the online service”, says Turpeinen.
“This agreement is a significant step in our strategy to build an international leader in online wellbeing services. Through this partnership we gain a unique opportunity to combine our usability and online competence with the resources and research base of the leader in health and wellness industry”, says Jussi Räisänen, CEO and Co-Founder of HeiaHeia.com.The partnership involves joint product development and several corporate pilots launched during spring 2011.

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White & Case on its transformation into se

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 30 gennaio 2011

Düsseldorf. Global law firm White & Case LLP advised German Prime Standard and NASDAQ listed AIXTRON AG on its transformation into a Societas Europaea (SE). The transformation into AIXTRON SE became effective with registration in the commercial register on December 22, 2010. It followed extended negotiations over several months, which culminated in the company’s management successfully reaching an agreement with the special negotiating body of employee representatives from Germany, the UK and Sweden) on the involvement of employees in AIXTRON SE.
The White & Case team around Local Partners Florian Brügel (Corporate, Düsseldorf) and Dr. David Plitt (Labor Law, Hamburg) with proven expertise in SE foundations together with Partners Markus Hauptmann (M&A/Corporate, Frankfurt) and Dr. Robert Weber (Corporate, Frankfurt) was instrumental in ensuring the success of the transformation. The team additionally comprised Partner James Black, Local Partner Dr. Matthias Kiesewetter (both Capital Market Law, Frankfurt) and Associates Dr. Lars Hinrichs (Labor Law, Hamburg), Simon Pawlitz (M&A/Corporate, Düsseldorf) and Dr. Julia Kersjes (Corporate, Frankfurt).
White & Case LLP is a leading global law firm with lawyers in 36 offices in 25 countries. Among the first US-based law firms to establish a truly global presence, we provide counsel and representation in virtually every area of law that affects cross-border business. Our clients value both the breadth of our global network and the depth of our US, English and local law capabilities in each of our regions and rely on us for their complex cross-border transactions, as well as their representation in arbitration and litigation proceedings.

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Sinopec International Petroleum Exploration

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 19 agosto 2009

Beijing, Sinopec International” is pleased to announce that 153,734,120 common shares of Addax Petroleum Corporation (“Addax Petroleum”), which represent approximately 92.67% of the Addax Petroleum common shares on a diluted basis, have been tendered to the offer (the “Offer”) dated July 9, 2009 made by Mirror Lake Oil and Gas Company Limited (“Mirror Lake”), an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of Sinopec International. Since all of the conditions to the Offer have been satisfied, Mirror Lake has taken up all of the Addax Petroleum common shares tendered to the Offer as of this date. Sinopec International would also like to announce that it has extended the expiration date of its Offer pursuant to a provision of the Acquisition Agreement entered into in connection with the Offer that requires Mirror Lake to extend the Offer for at least one 10 day period in order to permit Addax Petroleum shareholders (such as holders of Addax Petroleum common shares under the long term equity incentive plan of Addax Petroleum or on conversion of the convertible bonds of Addax Petroleum) that have not tendered their Addax Petroleum common shares to accept the Offer and tender their Addax Petroleum common shares. The Offer, which was scheduled to expire at 7:00 PM Toronto time, on Friday, August 14, 2009, has been extended until 11:59 PM Toronto time, on Thursday, August 27, 2009.

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Greening the Global Economy through Sustainable Tourism

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 13 agosto 2009

The Gothenburg Symposium, taking place on 14-15 September in Gothenburg Sweden, has been convened as part of UNWTO’s Davos Process to address how the development of sustainable consumption and production relates to the tourism sector in the run-up to the Copenhagen Agreement. With climate change and the global recession driving the current international political agenda, both politicians and businesses are increasingly drawn towards the idea of a global green economy. The tourism sector is at the frontline of these key issues, yet is unlikely to receive the attention it deserves in the current high-level discussions concerning the replacement of the Kyoto protocol to be finalised in Copenhagen this December.  UNWTO is working towards raising the profile of the sector as a key strategic element of global resilience and recovery, teaming up with the European Travel Commission (ETC) and Visit Sweden next month to show how tourism can play a leading role in the development of a sustainable global economy.   Leading figures from the European Union, national governments and industry will also be there to clarify how their respective institutions are greening the sector in order to make the necessary changes imposed by the climate change agenda and by the global economic crisis.  The Gothenburg Symposium will launch ETC’s own climate change and sustainable tourism knowledge networking strategy for NTOs, using the European Environment Agency’s innovative DestiNet Sustainable Tourism Portal (http://destinet.ew.eea.europa.eu).

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Cooperation agreement for shipbuilding

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 16 luglio 2009

Yan Yanovsky, Managing Director and Member of the Boards of Directors of United Industrial Corporation (OPK) and B.T. Ahn, Executive vice-president of Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) signed a cooperation agreement in the field of shipbuilding.  The main purpose of this agreement is to establish a cooperation which will include the mutual developing of shipbuilding projects, equipments and the designing of vessels.  According to this agreement Hyundai Heavy Industries, as a partner of OPK, will provide a support in the construction of new shipbuilding facilities, shipyard management and in the building of specific types of vessels, including gas-locomotives. Hyundai Heavy Industries is a global leader in the shipbuilding industry, dedicated to develop continuously new shipbuilding technologies. Its major products include ocean-vessels, oil- and gas-supplying vessels, container ships and special carriers.  OPK’s shipbuilding assets consist of the Severnaya Verf shipyard, the Baltiysky Zavod plant and the design bureau Iceberg. OPK intends to modernize its shipbuilding assets and construct a modern shipbuilding complex with dry dock on large-capacity vessels, platforms and the production of offshore equipment. OPK is also taking part in several shipbuilding programs, favouring arctic shelf development.
United Industrial Corporation (OPK) is a diversified holding company with total value of assets of more than US$13 billion. OPK develops and manages an investment portfolio in major sectors of the Russian economy, including the financial sector, real estate development, shipbuilding, mining and media. For more information please visit the OPK website http://eng.opk.ru/

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Somali People can solve their own Problems

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 4 giugno 2009

Washington, DC-U.S. African Chamber of Commerce asked the U.N to Stop Creating More Political Misery and instability in Somali for their Fund Raising Game and UN Job Creation. Who is running this country Somali People or Ahmed Ould- Abdallah reintroducing the Somali Warlords again. Give Me Break! Former Somali senior military officials will convene on the 4 and 5 June in Washington DC at a meeting organized by the United Nations Political Office for Somalia (UNPOS) under the auspices of the Somali Ministry of Defence. The meeting will serve as a preparatory forum that will solicit support and participation from prominent Somali military leaders with follow-up meetings expected to be held in late July. In keeping with the Djibouti Agreement and the Government’s commitment to build up security institutions, the meeting will look at the structures of Somalia’s military before the collapse of the state and the best ways to address the current and future security needs. “We are expecting this to be the first of several fruitful meetings,” UN Special Representative for Somalia Ahmedou Ould-Abdallah said. “The senior military officials that will participate in this meeting are respected for their past professional experience during a period in Somalia’s history when it was called upon to help train soldiers from other African nations.” During the meeting, the participants will discuss best practices and the way forward for security sector development. “This is a great opportunity for Somalis to find within their past some solutions to their future,” Mr. Ould-Abdallah said. The USACC is the leading advocacy organization for U.S. African relations and emerging African markets. The USACC is the umbrella organization for African chambers of commerce and professional trade and business associations throughout the United States and abroad

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