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Polish electric bus and coach manufacturer Solaris has become Europe's largest electric bus company following three large orders from cities around Europe... Read more

A new China to Europe cargo freight train service has begun between Jinan, the capital city of Shandong Province in eastern China to Budapest, the capital of Hungary... Read more

Indian steel giant Tata Steel has begun a major restructuring exercise in order to simplify operations and its overall group structure, largely through the cutting down on and restructuring of subsidiaries in Europe and India. Read more

Grupo Empresarial Costa, the Spanish company behind meat processing firm Costa Food Group, has acquired Embutidos La Nuncia, another business in the meat sector... Read more

German industrial orders exceeded expectations in June but that was mainly due to a jump in bookings for big-ticket items and the economy ministry said this sector of Europe’s biggest economy has not yet reached a turning point... Read more

The Swiss Foreign Minister Ignazio Cassis has said that it would take a "miracle" for the EU and Switzerland to reach a quick deal over a stalled partnership treaty that has already disrupted cross-border share activity and put a strain on... Read more

The European recycling industry is going to miss a 2025 target for recycling PET bottles unless there is a reversal of the slowing growth rate in recycling, according to a new study by ICIS. The study also found evidence that bottle-deposit... Read more

European Metals Holdings (EMH) has said that operations at its lithium project in Cinovec, Czech Republic, could begin by mid-2022 and that preliminary discussions are already underway... Read more

Renewables produced more energy than fossil fuels in Europe in the first half of 2019, as it did for the first six months of 2018, according to a report by energy data analysts EnAppSys... Read more

SweeGen, Inc., a nature-based sweetener company announced that it now has a new manufacturing base in Europe for its non-GMO Bestevia stevia sweeteners. This manufacturing facility will enable the company to produce around 3,000MT of next... Read more

The European Parliament has narrowly voted in support of German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen to succeed Jean-Claude Juncker as European Commission President. She will be the first woman to hold the post and the first German in over 50 years. Read more

French biotech form Microphyt has raised €28.5m in order to commercialise cosmetic, nutritional and supplementary products harvested from microalgae. The money will be used over the next 18 months to expand both Microphyt's workforce and... Read more

In a widely anticipated move, car makers Ford and Volkswagen have announced the extension of their seven-month old partnership to cover autonomous and electric vehicles... Read more

ABB has won orders worth more than $140 million from Swiss train manufacturer, Stadler, to supply state-of-the-art traction equipment for trains and locomotives in the United States and several European countries. The orders were booked in the... Read more

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has given official approval to a new 2,000 km (1,250 mile) tolled motorway across Russia, according to the Vedimosti business newspaper. The privately funded four-lane Meridian Highway will run from the... Read more

The European Union's solar thermal market grew by nearly 10% in 2018. While this is a substantial increase, it remains insufficient for individual nations to reach the goals that many have set out for themselves according to a report by le Journal... Read more

German technology company Continental has reached an agreement on the acquisition of the flexible plastic hose business of Merlett Group, based in Daverio, Italy. The terms of the deal, which is still subject to regulatory approval by antitrust... Read more

There is huge opportunity for Europe to capture a significant share of the lithium battery value chain, and potentially position the European electric vehicle sector as a global leader. Awareness of this possibility is starting to grow and the... Read more

Following a sharp slump earlier in the year, Germany's exports and industrial output returned to growth in May but still failed to recover fully. According to the Federal Statistics Office, exports grew by 1.1%, surpassing the 0.5% rise forecasted... Read more

The US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has urged European countries to diversify their energy supply sources in order to reduce, or eliminate dependence on Russia... Read more

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