May 16, 2022

GENESIS GV60

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The exciting growth and success of Genesis continues with the launch of its first dedicated electric vehicle, all-new GV60, a model that embodies the brand’s journey towards electrification. A significant addition to the Genesis family and a bold statement of the brand’s pursuit of a sustainable future, GV60 offers unrivalled technology, premium design and driver […]

EU−African trade gets new opportunities

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The Ukraine war will also lead to a reorganisation of supply chains in the mechanical and plant engineering sector, strengthening closer economic ties between Europe and Africa. VDMA, Europes’s most important Mechanical Engineering Industry Association has established training centres in Botswana, Nigeria and Kenya, where prospective skilled workers are trained on modern machinery and equipment […]

IOC announces tender process for the sale of media rights in Europe

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24 Feb 2022 – The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has announced that it will open the tender process for the sale of media rights in Europe* of the Olympic Winter Games Milano Cortina 2026, Italy, and the Olympic Games Los Angeles 2028, USA. The invitation to tender (ITT) will be issued by the IOC on 10 March 2022, […]

All−electric Genesis GV60 coming to Europe

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GV60 marks the start of Genesis’ journey to electrification GV60, the brand’s first dedicated electric platform-based vehicle, officially confirmed for European market  GV60 will be available with three options, with pre-orders opening soon Frankfurt, Germany: Genesis has officially confirmed that the GV60, the brand’s first electric car for Europe, will be available to pre-order soon.  The […]

Why don’t we treat all refugees as though they were Ukrainian?

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Masses of refugees from Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Somalia, Yemen, and elsewhere have faced racially motivated hostility in Europe. Now, Ukraine’s refugee crisis is revealing Western double standards. By Sonali Kolhatkar / Independent Media Institute It was inevitable that when brown-skinned Afghan refugees fleeing war were turned away from European borders over the past few years, the callous […]

“War is unacceptable!” | Gerald Häfner: Neutrality and overcoming the bloc – a perspective for Ukraine and Europe

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Goetheanum, Dornach, Switzerland, 25 February 2022 Gerald Häfner, Head of the Social Sciences Section at the Goetheanum, expressed extreme shock at the “Russian invasion” of Ukraine. If the armed conflicts that have now begun are not immediately stopped, millions of people will suffer. War can no longer be permitted as an option in European politics. […]

“Chip factories in Europe must fit the industry”

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VDMA Executive Director Thilo Brodtmann says about the EU Commission’s “Chips Act” and the role of mechanical and plant engineering for the technological sovereignty of the EU:  “With the Chips Act, the EU Commission is launching an ambitious race to catch up with planned investments totaling 47 billion euros. This can only succeed if the EU […]

6 key figures behind a pioneering battery centre

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SEAT S.A.’s Test Center Energy has a 1.3 megawatts test capacity, which equals 350 households’ consumption  This pioneering centre in southern Europe is used to develop the energy systems of electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles The batteries are subjected to more than 17,500 hours of testing to ensure their performance during their life cycle  Martorell, […]

Europe vs USA: The Great Gambling Battle

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Today, people are constantly looking for ways to have fun and stay entertained while enjoying different stories and adventures without being bored. Fortunately, the gambling industry has been continually improving to serve the needs of different people, which explains its exponential growth over the last five years. According to statistics, over 25% of the global […]

Sustainable battery recycling

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Sustainable battery recycling: Market potential in Europe What prospects does the topic of battery recycling offer for mechanical and plant engineering? A study by Fraunhofer ISI, commissioned by the IMPULS Foundation of the VDMA, sees good market potential for Europe. Due to the increasing spread of battery electric vehicles, an enormous market for battery cells […]