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The most recent news from Amazon in Europe.
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The most recent news from Amazon in Europe.

United Kingdom

Amazon announces programme to further boost gender diversity and inclusion across UK business

New ‘Amazon Amplify’ programme includes a series of initiatives, designed to further increase the number of women in technology and innovation roles across its UK business.

Amazon Web Services

Amazon Web Services launches new region in Sweden

New AWS Europe (Stockholm) Region expands cloud pioneer’s global footprint and enables Nordic customers to run applications and store their content in data centers in Sweden
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  • Italy
    Amazon created over 2,000 new permanent jobs across Italy this year
    Amazon’s local Italian-based workforce grew more than 50% in 2018, from 3,500 permanent employees at the end of 2017 to over 5,500 today. In addition to creating jobs, Amazon has invested over €800 million in Italy in 2018 and over €1.6 billion since 2010. Amazon’s jobs and investment support customers and also local Italian producers and entrepreneurs, who use services like Amazon’s Made in Italy store and Fulfillment by Amazon to grow their businesses and export Italian products around the world. Milan – December 12, 2018 – Amazon today announced it has created over 2,000 permanent jobs in Italy this year: more than 50% increase from the end of 2017. The company exceeded the plan announced in July to create 1,700 new jobs this year. Amazon now has more than 5,500 permanent employees across Italy.
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  • Spain
    Amazon now hiring for over 2,200 holiday jobs available in Spain
    This year, 1,700 holiday positions led to regular, permanent roles with the company Amazon has created thousands of new full-time jobs this year across its Spanish fulfillment network that offer highly competitive wages and benefits
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  • Amazon Web Services
    Amazon Web Services to open data centers in Italy
    New AWS Infrastructure Region will arrive in early 2020, enabling customers to run workloads and store data in Italy and serve end-users with even lower latency
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  • United Kingdom
    Amazon looks back at the nation’s most loved products to mark 20th anniversary of Amazon.co.uk
    Ed Sheeran’s X, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone and The Da Vinci Code have been voted the best album, film and book respectively of the last 20 years.
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  • Europe
    Amazon announces it now has over 5,500 tech roles across 25 development centers throughout Europe, with more to come
    Over the last 16 years Amazon has invested heavily in innovation across Europe and continues to grow.
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  • United Kingdom
    Amazon ramps up UK investment to house 1,000 additional highly-skilled R&D roles in Manchester, Edinburgh and Cambridge
    New Amazon office in Manchester’s iconic Hanover Building will be home to at least 600 new corporate and research and development (R&D) roles.
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  • United Kingdom
    Amazon deploys solar systems across UK fulfilment centres
    Amazon to install up to 20MW of solar plus storage systems on fulfilment centre rooftops across the UK over the coming 18 months.
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  • Germany
    Future of opportunity: 20 years ago Amazon launched in Germany
    Amazon in Germany is turning 20. On 15 October 1998 it clicked on Amazon.de for the first time.
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  • Amazon Web Services
    Amazon launches its new Tel Aviv office and Floor28
    New office includes Floor28 and AWS Builders Space to support the growth of Israeli startups, enterprises, and government customers through technology-focused events and educational activities.
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  • Italy
    Amazon.it rolls out the new Amazon Launchpad showcase
    Italian startups can now bring innovative products to millions of Amazon customers worldwide.
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  • Amazon Web Services
    Amazon Web Services supports cloud growth in Portugal
    Cloud computing pioneer opens office in Lisbon as it continues to work closely with customers around the world
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  • Turkey
    Amazon launches in Turkey
    Customers in Turkey can now enjoy millions of products across 15 categories, low prices, reliable free delivery for orders above 50 TRY, great customer service and a trustworthy online shopping experience on www.amazon.com.tr
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  • Germany
    Introducing Amazon Storefronts in Germany
    Amazon opens “Amazon Storefronts,” a new store with products exclusively from German small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) selling on Amazon.
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  • Amazon Prime
    Premier League matches to be available on Prime Video in the UK
    Amazon Prime Video secures rights from 2019/20 season in 3-year deal. Every Premier League club will be featured across two full rounds of 20 matches per season, including Bank Holiday fixtures, plus weekly highlights throughout the season.
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  • Italy
    Amazon to create over 1,700 permanent jobs in Italy in 2018
    Amazon plans to grow its Italian-based workforce from 3,500 today to over 5,200 during the year of 2018. Amazon has invested over 1.6 billion Euros in its Italian operations since 2010 Milan.
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  • Spain
    Amazon to create more than 1,600 permanent jobs in Spain this year
    Company opens new Seller Support and Tech Hubs in Barcelona in addition to its Tech Hub in Madrid, hiring hundreds of software engineers, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning scientists.
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  • Italy
    Introducing Amazon Business on Amazon.it
    New marketplace brings Amazon’s selection, convenience and value to buyers of all types – businesses, universities, governments and non-profit social organizations.
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  • Spain
    Introducing Amazon Business on Amazon.es
    New marketplace brings Amazon’s selection, convenience and value to buyers of all types – businesses, universities, governments and non-profit social organizations.
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  • Amazon Prime
    Prime Reading is now available for all Prime Members in France
    Prime members are now able to read from hundreds of top Kindle books, including novels, travel guides, children's books, and more - all at no additional cost Members can start reading now by downloading the free Kindle app for iOS and Android or using any Kindle or Fire tablet
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  • France
    Amazon and SNCF Gares & Connexions partner to Install Amazon Lockers at French Train Stations
    1,000 Amazon Lockers to be installed at train stations throughout France, serving travelers and commuters as well as local communities across the country.
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    Amazon expands its R&D operations in Poland adding more jobs
    Amazon is set to have 650 highly skilled roles in Gdansk Development Center with an addition of 200 new roles this year. Amazon continues to create thousands of permanent full-time roles at its Polish Fulfilment Centers bringing its total workforce to over 14,000.
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    Amazon opens new office in Dublin and creates 1,000 new technology jobs in Ireland
    Ranging from support staff to researchers to software engineers, Amazon invests in local communities to create full-time jobs across Ireland.
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    Amazon Home Services launches in the UK
    Customers can now buy guaranteed, professional assembly and installation services alongside millions of products from Amazon.co.uk.
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    Amazon to create over 2,500 new jobs in the UK in 2018
    Company hiring up and down the country in head office, research and development, AWS and operations roles Amazon Web Services (AWS) and UK Development Centres to add over 650 jobs this year bringing total UK head office, development centre and AWS roles to over 6,500.
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    Amazon Introduces Alexa and Echo, Echo Dot, and Echo Spot in France
    Alexa, the brain that powers the Echo family of devices, is coming to France, along with three Alexa-enabled devices: Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, and Echo Spot. Customers can pre-order devices beginning today. Echo and Echo Dot will begin shipping the week of 11 June, with Echo Spot to follow next month.
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    Prime Music is now available for all Prime members in France
    With Prime Music, Prime members enjoy their favorite ad-free music offline and online on mobile devices, tablets, Fire TV, web browsers and on Alexa-enabled devices including the Amazon Echo.
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    Alexa Skills Kit and Alexa Voice Service Expand to France
    Developers are using the Alexa Skills Kit (ASK) and Alexa Voice Service (AVS) to bring new skills and Alexa-enabled devices to customers in France
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  • Italy
    Amazon’s Made in Italy store now features selection from Sicily
    The best Sicilian handcrafts are now available for customers on all European stores. The Made in Italy store, which launched in 2015, had a 300% increase in sales in the past 12 months, and now has 72,000 items including fashion, home accessories, artwork and local delicacies from over 700 local artisans and small businesses.
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  • Romania
    Amazon creates more than 650 new permanent jobs in Bucharest
    The Corporate Office and Technology Development Centre will continue to focus on developing new and innovative features, including helping to build the speech and language solutions behind Alexa.
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  • Germany
    Expanding in Germany
    Including the new permanent positions, Amazon will employ over 18,000 people in Germany by the end of 2018.
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    Amazon and Monoprix join forces to innovate on behalf of customers
    Monoprix great selection will be available to Prime Now Customer
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  • Job creation
    Amazon to create 400 new jobs within three years at its new building in Casirate
    Amazon’s new building in Casirate (Bergamo) will help meet growing customer demand and support more third-party sellers leveraging Fulfilment by Amazon.
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    Greater digital adoption in rural areas could add £12 to 26 billion a year to the UK economy says new report.
    Research by Rural England and Scotland’s Rural College, commissioned by Amazon, shows that greater use of digital tools and services could deliver 4 to 8.8 per cent of additional Gross Value Added per year for the rural economy.
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    Greater digital adoption in rural areas could add £12 to 26 billion a year to the UK economy says new report
    Research by Rural England and Scotland’s Rural College, commissioned by Amazon, shows that greater use of digital tools and services could deliver 4 to 8.8 per cent of additional Gross Value Added per year for the rural economy
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    Amazon opens the doors to Munich offices
    Amazon is opening the doors to their corporate HQ - Amazon Deutschland Services GmbH - in Munich. Visitors interested in seeing the offices will see the campus and have the opportunity to ask questions. The offer is not only directed at customers but also to potential job applicants and those who reach millions of customers through Amazon – including sellers, creatives, and software developers.
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    Amazon Design Awards: Milan’s IED – European Institute of Design announces a contest for students to redesign Amazon delivery stations in Italy
    Calling all international master’s degree candidates in Interior Design to rethink the Amazon delivery stations.
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  • France
    Amazon to create 2,000 new full-time jobs this year across France
    Amazon plans to grow its France-based workforce from over 5,500 today to over 7,500 by the end of 2018. Amazon also empowers over 100,000 businesses and content creators through Amazon Marketplace, AWS and KDP to help them succeed.
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    Digital role models wanted: “female entrepreneurs of the future” starts today
    The German Association of Women Entrepreneurs, Global Digital Women, and Amazon have launched the second round of the supporting program “Entrepreneurs of the Future – locally and around the world” – this time exclusively for female entrepreneurs.
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    Amazon Has Created More Than 4500 Permanent Jobs and Continues to Hire in the Czech Republic
    Amazon has already created more than 4500 permanent jobs in its logistics operations in Dobrovíz and Corporate Office in Prague-Dejvice. In 2018, Amazon will create more than 500 new permanent jobs in the Czech Republic. These new job opportunities are for people with all types of experience, education and skill levels. All Amazon employees receive a very attractive salary, benefits package and career progression opportunities from day one.
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    Amazon to create 400 new permanent jobs with the opening of a new fulfilment centre in Rugby
    Rugby will be the fourth fulfillment centre in the Midlands and will further add to the 2,500 permanent jobs which Amazon has already created in the region.
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    Amazon announces its fourth fulfillment center in Italy, opening near Turin in fall 2018
    The new technologically advanced facility will be opened in Torrazza Piemonte, 25 kilometres northeast of Turin.
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    Amazon Music Unlimited Expands to 28 More Countries Around the World
    Today, Millions More Customers Across the Globe Can Access Amazon’s On-Demand Streaming Service and Enjoy a Catalog of More Than 40 Million Songs, Thousands of Playlists and Personalized Stations with Groundbreaking Voice Controls for Music Powered by Alexa on Echo Devices.
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    Introducing Amazon Business: everything you love about Amazon, for work
    Amazon announced the launch of Amazon Business, a new service on Amazon.de that serves the needs of businesses of every size.
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    Amazon Prime launches in the Netherlands and Luxembourg offering members unlimited, free one-day delivery and access to unlimited streaming of Prime Video.
    Unlimited one-day delivery and two-day delivery on millions of products, across over 30 categories, including Electronics, PC, Books, Fashion, Home & Kitchen, Tools and many more.
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    Amazon welcomes first employees to new Amazon Development Centre site in Cambridge
    New building will be home to over 400 highly-skilled employees working on innovations that benefit Amazon customers around the world Amazon marks opening of new office with donation to Cambridge LaunchPad, helping young people find careers in STEM Amazon creating 5,000 new jobs in the UK this year, bringing total UK workforce to 24,000
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    Amazon and Max Planck Society collaboration on research in artificial intelligence
    Amazon to create over 100 high-skilled jobs in machine learning at a new Amazon Research Center adjacent to Tuebingen’s Max Planck Society campus within the next five years with renowned Max Planck scientists Bernhard Schölkopf and Michael J. Black to support the Center.
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    Amazon expands its fulfillment network in Spain with a delivery station in Alcobendas, Madrid
    This new site will help Amazon strengthen delivery services for customers and sellers Amazon will create around 80 jobs at this location in the coming year as it keeps innovating in logistics.
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    Amazon to open a new Research and Development Centre in Barcelona focused on Machine Learning
    Amazon expects to create 100 new highly qualified job positions in this new research centre The recruitment process is already underway and interested candidates can apply here and here.
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    Amazon to create 500 new jobs within three years at its new building in Getafe
    Amazon’s new building in Getafe will help meet growing customer demand and support more third-party sellers leveraging Fulfilment by Amazon.
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    Amazon expands its fulfillment network in Spain with its first delivery station in Getafe, Madrid
    This new site will help Amazon strengthen delivery services for customers and sellers Amazon will create around 80 jobs at this location in the coming year as it keeps innovating in logistics
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    Amazon Announces Plans to Double R&D Roles in London as it Opens New UK Head Office
    Company increases investment in British innovation, announcing it will now take all 15 storeys and 600,000 sq. ft. of new head office, providing more floors for its London Development Centre to grow from 450 to 900 high tech roles Amazon has invested £6.4 billion in the UK since 2010 and pledged to this year create 5,000 new jobs in the UK to reach 24,000 permanent employees across the country Opening coincides with new Amazon in the Community commitments to help young people succeed in the digital world, including funding a million schoolchildren's breakfasts with Magic Breakfast and doubling size of Amazon Women in Innovation Bursary programme
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    Amazon design awards
    Milan’s IED – European Institute of Design announces a contest for students to redesign Amazon delivery stations in Italy
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  • Press lounge
    Prime Members enjoyed Biggest Global shopping event in Amazon History this Prime Day
    Prime Day sales surpassed Black Friday and Cyber Monday, all on a day with deals reserved exclusively for Prime members Prime members’ most popular purchase on Prime Day was the Amazon Echo Dot The Prime Day 2017 event grew by more than 60 percent over last year – sales growth by small businesses and entrepreneurs was even higher
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    European small businesses and entrepreneurs on Amazon prepare for record-breaking sales on Prime Day
    Small businesses and entrepreneurs join in on Prime Day next Tuesday 11 July to reach new customers, launch new products and increase sales
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    Amazon.es and Amazon.it launch a store for Pets
    The store features thousands of products for dogs, cats, rabbits, birds, and even reptiles and amphibians, from food for our pets to everyday accessories like kennels, carriers, and leashes.
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    Introducing Prime Reading, the newest benefit for Prime members in Germany and Austria
    Prime members are now able to read as much as they like from a rotating selection of hundreds of top Kindle books, magazines, short works, comics, children’s books, and more – at no additional cost.
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    Amazon Channels launches in UK, Germany, and Austria
    Amazon Channels allows Amazon Prime members to add channel subscriptions for a low monthly subscription fee, available individually without need to sign up for a bundle or enter a lengthy contract.
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    Amazon opens Prime Air development center in France
    Team of software engineers will help create a safe traffic management system for Prime Air.
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    Amazon Business launches in UK
    Amazon today announced the launch of Amazon Business, a new service to meet the procurement needs of businesses of every size - from small businesses to large multi-national organisations, as well as institutional buyers like universities, hospitals and non-profits.
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    Amazon holds free library events in twelve countries for World Book Day
    Events around the world garnered more than 17,200 book donations and brought more than 7,400 participants together to share a love of reading, globally.
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  • Amazon Handmade
    Over 5,000 European artisans now on Handmade at Amazon
    Since the launch of Handmade at Amazon, Artisans from all over the world have added hundreds of thousands of handcrafted products which are now available across Amazon’s five European websites.

  • SME
    Over 5,000 European artisans now on Handmade at Amazon
    Since the launch of Handmade at Amazon, Artisans from all over the world have added hundreds of thousands of handcrafted products which are now available across Amazon’s five European websites.
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    New European fulfilment centre opening in Martorelles (Barcelona) Fall 2017
    Amazon has today announced that a new European fulfilment centre in Martorelles (Barcelona) will open in fall 2017, creating 650 new jobs within three years of launch.
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  • Press lounge
    Amazon Web Services to open Data Centers in Sweden in 2018
    New AWS Infrastructure Region will enable customers to run workloads in Sweden and serve end-users across the Nordics with even lower latency
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  • Sweden
    Amazon Web Services to open data centers in Sweden in 2018
    New AWS Infrastructure Region will enable customers to run workloads in Sweden and serve end-users across the Nordics with even lower latency.
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    German Original Series sets record
    'You Are Wanted': #1 in Germany, Austria and in Top 5 for France, Italy and Spain.
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