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Soudal: Vic Swerts has been nominated as “Manager of the Year”


These impressive numbers combined with the drive and perseverance of Vic Swerts are the foundation of this nomination. Vic Swerts: "Our business is developing really well, and we are in the winning mood. There remain many opportunities in terms of export. Even in countries where we already have considerable business like France, Italy or Spain, there is still potential for growth." The success of Soudal and Vic Swerts is reflected by the recent list of acquisitions and a very large investment in a new chemical production facility at the site of... Read More »

EU backs 328 top early-career researchers with €485 million


The projects selected cover a wide array of topics, including wearable electronic textiles powered by body heat, detection of bacteria by smell, 'toxic expertise' in the petrochemical industry, the origins of human rationality, combatting cancer related inflammation, as well as optimising user interface design. Read about some of the selected projects here. Carlos Moedas, Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science said: "To create tomorrow’s innovation and growth, cutting-edge research is a must. With its Starting Grants, the European... Read More »

Citizens believe greater use of Digital Technology can improve justice system, new Accenture Survey shows


Survey respondents – representing Australia, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, the United Kingdom and the United States – also believe new digital technologies have the potential to both reduce the processing times of court cases (63 percent) and reduce administrative costs (62 percent). Additionally, 82 percent of citizens said they would be willing to interact with their justice agency using digital technologies either instead of, or in addition to, face-to-face contact. According to the survey, those willing to interact with their justice syste... Read More »

Carrefour: A new mobile and web app for purchasing food on line in Spain


In this new Carrefour Application: You can do all your shopping without going through the web The orders are prepared on the PC and transmitted via the Mobile and vice versa, Your basket will be kept for you, You can buy from any site, You can create your own lists and recover your previous orders, You can use the savings cheque of the loyalty program, There is “Secure payment”. Definitely, a convenient, fast, highly visual App which helps customers to optimise their time! ... Read More »

Bertelsmann honored by visit from His Majesty King Felipe VI of Spain


Photo: King Felipe VI. of Spain visits Bertelsmann (f. l. t. r.): Bertelsmann-CEO Dr. Thomas Rabe; the Spanish Ambassador to Germany, Juan Pablo García-Berdoy y Cerezo; the Minister for Federal Affairs, Europe and the Media of North Rhine-Westphalia, Dr. Angelica Schwall-Düren; H.M. King Felipe VI. of Spain; family spokeswoman Liz Mohn; the Spanish Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, José Manuel García Margallo; Bertelsmann’s Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Christoph Mohn; President Latin America and Spain of Bertelsmann, Fernando C... Read More »

Bertelsmann looks forward to visit by HM King Felipe VI of Spain


Liz Mohn, Christoph Mohn and Bertelsmann Chairman & CEO Thomas Rabe issued a statement on the occasion of the royal visit: “Bertelsmann feels extremely honored by the visit of His Majesty King Felipe VI of Spain. Spain is one of our company’s most important markets, where we have been firmly rooted with our businesses for over 50 years. We deeply appreciate the fact that King Felipe VI is honoring our company on his first visit to Germany as Spain’s new head of state, thereby acknowledging the close ties between Bertelsmann and Spain.” S... Read More »

Food Bank Collection: From São Paulo to Beijing, Carrefour is working alongside its Foundation


From Paris to Beijing, São Paulo to Taipei… and everywhere from Warsaw to Buenos Aires via Milan, Madrid, Bucharest and Brussels, teams from the 10 countries in which the Group operates (Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, France, Italy, Poland, Romania, Spain, and – for the first time – China and Taiwan) will pool all of their energy and resources into helping the people in greatest need. In the 3000 or so stores which have signed up to the initiative, customers, volunteers and Carrefour employees are all being called upon to take part in the chall... Read More »

Stichting Amnesty: G20 leaders must announce and deliver on concrete actions to stop Ebola


Amnesty International, Oxfam International, Plan International, Save the Children and WaterAid are collectively present in all the three affected countries with a clear analysis of the tremendous needs still to be addressed. These five international non-governmental organisations have launched a petition to the world’s 20 largest economies, to take concrete actions to win the fight against the Ebola disease. Within a couple of weeks, 165,490 people around the world signed the petition to express solidarity with communities affected by the... Read More »

Immochan enters into a strategic partnership with APFC in Spain and Portugal


The transactions, valued at around €280 million, are APFC’s first investments in Continental Europe. Zenia Boulevard is a 83,000 sqm regional shopping centre located in the province of Alicante. Alegro Alfragide is a 39,000 sqm shopping centre located in Lisbon. Both centres are an example of the new generation of high quality shopping centres developed and managed by Immochan. Other investments will potentially be added to the strategic joint venture. Immochan will continue as property manager. Asset management will be shared between Immoch... Read More »

Endemol and Youku Tudou Inc. bring Big Brother to China


The new series will be a collaboration between Youku Tudou Inc. and Endemol China. Both parties will contribute their strengths to the co-operation, including Youku’s strong digital platforms, its advertising and interactive capabilities and Endemol its production expertise and international distribution network. Launching in Early 2015, Big Brother China will run for ten weeks and production is expected to begin soon. Endemol’s CEO of Asian Operations Arjen van Mierlo comments: “We’re thrilled to announce this landmark deal with Youku Tudou... Read More »

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