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Mergers: Commission clears acquisition of GHD by Nordic Capital

Mergers: Commission clears acquisition of GHD by Nordic Capital

The European Commission has approved under the EU Merger Regulation the acquisition of GHD Verwaltung GesundHeits GmbH Deutschland (GHD) of Germany by Nordic Capital Fund VIII of Jersey, part of Nordic Capital Funds (Nordic Capital). GHD is active, among others, in the production of ostomy products, the wholesale of medical devices and pharmaceuticals and the […]

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Ukraine: Battle for town of Ilovaisk

Ukraine: Battle for town of Ilovaisk

Ukrainian government and rebel forces are both claiming control of the small town of Ilovaisk in the Donetsk region after fierce fighting. Security forces said the town was under government control but the rebels said they had repulsed an attack. Eight Ukrainian soldiers died overnight, an official said, including an American with Ukrainian citizenship. Fighting […]

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June 2014 compared with May 2014: Production in construction down by 0.7% in eurozone, down by 0.3% in EU-28

June 2014 compared with May 2014: Production in construction down by 0.7% in eurozone, down by 0.3% in EU-28

In June 2014 compared with May 2014, seasonally adjusted production in the construction sector fell by 0.7% in the eurozone (EA-18) and by 0.3% in the EU28, according to first estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In May 2014, production in construction fell by 1.4% in both zones. In June 2014 […]

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Robots lending a helping hand to build Airbus planes

Robots lending a helping hand to build Airbus planes

Watch the video Trying to squeeze into tight spaces, carrying out highly repetitive tasks and living with back injuries: these everyday realities of working in aviation construction will soon be over. By bringing robots onto the factory floor to carry out the uncomfortable and tedious tasks, the EU-funded project VALERI hopes to place a higher […]

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European satellite navigation: Galileo launches two more satellites

European satellite navigation: Galileo launches two more satellites

Tomorrow (21 August) Galileo, the EU’s satellite navigation programme, will send two more satellites into space, reaching a total number of six satellites in orbit. The lift-off will take place at the European spaceport near Kourou in French Guiana, at 14h31 CET and can be viewed via live streaming here. The launch marks another milestone […]

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Rapa Iti: From Europe to the ends of the Earth

Rapa Iti: From Europe to the ends of the Earth

There is no airport at Rapa Iti and it takes 50 hours to get there by cargo ship from Tahiti. Boats travelling there are few and far between, making Rapa Iti one of the South Pacific’s most isolated islands, along with Pitcairn and Easter Island. Its dark and wild coast is overlooked by the forts […]

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