Europe News

Storm Ciara Disrupts European Transport, Soccer Matches

Hundreds of flights were canceled and trains ground to a halt as Storm Ciara, or Sabine as it’s known in Germany, moved across Europe, shaking parts of the continent with hurricane-strength winds. Gusts in parts of Germany reached 140 kilometers …

Europe Heat Wave Set to Break Records: Paris Hotter Than Cairo

Europe’s latest summer heatwave broke heat records just weeks after the continent recorded its hottest ever June, fueling concern that a shifting climate is making extreme weather events more frequent. Germany probably set a new all-time temperature record of 106.7 …

$1.8B Economic Loss to Europe in March: Report

Late-season winter weather affected much of Europe throughout the month of March. At least 30 fatalities were reported across the continent and early total economic loss estimates stood at $1.8 billion, including $914 million for France alone. Impact Forecasting, the …

European Insurers Opting for Stand Alone Claims Systems

A small but important segment of the core systems market in Europe is choosing to implement claims as a stand-alone legacy modernization project, according to a new report, Deal Trends in Claims Systems: 2012 European Edition, from Celent, an international …

Safety Agency Calls for Checks on A380 Wing Parts

Europe’s air safety authority told airlines Friday to inspect nearly a third of the world’s A380 superjumbo jets within about six weeks after Airbus found new cracks in metal brackets inside the wings. The European Aviation Safety Agency issued an …

Heat Wave Triggering Wildfires in Eastern Europe

Officials and residents in the Balkans are trying to cope with a near-record heat wave as temperatures soar across much of eastern Europe, with wildfires raging and some people collapsing on the streets. In Serbia, Montenegro, Croatia, Macedonia, Bosnia and …

Heavy Storms Pound Central Europe

Heavy thunderstorms and strong winds have pounded Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic, tearing the roofs off homes and bringing down trees. In Poland, one woman was killed when part of a metal roof fell on her, and five others …

Rules on Trademark Liability of Online Providers

Internet auction marketplace eBay may have to take more responsibility over what is sold via its website or it could be sued for trademark abuse, Europe’s top court ruled on Tuesday. The European Court of Justice said online market providers …

Egypt Denies Local Fenugreek Seeds Caused E.coli

Egyptian fenugreek seeds suspected by European food inspectors to have caused a deadly E. coli outbreak were not contaminated, the Egyptian agriculture minister said Wednesday, citing lab tests. The European Food Safety Authority has said one lot of fenugreek seeds …

Swiss Re Warns Europe of Increasing ‘Soil Subsidence’ from Climate Change

According to a new study from Swiss Re, “Europe is witnessing a dramatic increase in property damage as a result of soil subsidence.” A new loss model developed by Swiss Re and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich), …