March 15, 2018

Interview with Georgina Yellowlees, Director of Talent Acquisition, Ops HR

We’re happy to have interviewed Georgina Yellowlees Director of Talent Acquisition, Ops HR, who explains which of Amazon’s 14 Leadership Principles are particularly important to her in her job and how they shape her daily work.

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March 09, 2018

Let's celebrate International Women's Day!


International Women's Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. The theme for this year has been “Press for Progress”. Amazonians participated in International Women's Day at over 50 locations on six continents in 2018.

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March 01, 2018

Taking to Ice: Amazonians Support Refugees


We recently brought refugee families and Amazonian volunteers together to try out ice-skating. For most of the families, it was their first time to discover a winter sport.

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January 15, 2018

Thanks for recognizing our customer obsession

Meeting with St Nicolas


For Amazon, customer obsession comes first. Across Europe, we’re delighted to be recognized by many consumer surveys, examining the impact of a qualitative service on the behaviors and attitudes of consumers.

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December 5, 2017

Celebrating St Nicolas with local communities and Caritas

Meeting with St Nicolas



For the first time, refugee families in Luxembourg were able to discover the traditional St Nicolas celebration as part of local Christmas festivities.

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November 15th, 2017

Boosting European Investments

Boosting European Investments



Amazon keeps investing heavily in its infrastructure across Europe recruiting thousands of employees over the past months.

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October 17th, 2017

Amazon Academy: Innovators of the future




Driving innovation that benefits every type of customers was the key takeaway from the latest Amazon Academy in Brussels.

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October 16th, 2017

Amazon Academy: From Prime Air to Europe’s Ecommerce future




On October 16, we will return with our popular Academy series to Brussels for the fourth time.

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September 29th, 2017

Enabling Women as “Entrepreneurs of the Future”




The Association of German Entrepreneurs (VdU), "Women in Digital" (WiDi) and Amazon are launching the second "Entrepreneurs of the Future - Locally and Around the World" program, this time exclusively for female entrepreneurs.

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September 26th, 2017

Caritas partnership September 26th: Luxembourg




How we’re partnering with local Luxembourg NGO Caritas for refugee “back to school” campaign”

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May 16, 2017

Amazon Academy, Brussels, May 16: The Square, Brussels

Ralf Herbrich



The latest Brussels Amazon Academy had a strong scientific focus built around the theme “Europe’s next generation of innovation: How to enable individual scientists and researchers.”

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February 20, 2017

Amazon to create record 15,000 new full-time jobs across Europe in 2017

Amazon plans to grow its European-based workforce from over 50,000 today to over 65,000 by the end of the year

In addition to direct full-time employment, Amazon businesses such as Marketplace, Amazon Web Services and Kindle Direct Publishing continue to create thousands of jobs for people across Europe who want to start and run their own business

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February 20, 2017

Amazon Germany to create 2000 new full-time positions in 2017


Number of Amazon Germany employees to grow to 16,500 by year end. In addition to the new full-time positions, other Amazon services such as Amazon Marketplace, Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) will continue to create thousands of jobs for people who build their own businesses across Europe.

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December 13, 2016

Amazon Web Services Supports Cloud Growth in UAE


Amazon Web Services (AWS) announced today the opening of an office in Dubai on January 1, 2017. After working closely with the Dubai Investment Development Agency (Dubai FDI), the office will be launched to support organisations of all sizes, from startups to government institutions and some of the Middle East’s historic and most established enterprises, as they make the transition to the AWS Cloud.

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December 6, 2016

What the new "Amazon Business" service offers business customers

Florian Boehme



Florian Boehme, Senior Manager Amazon Business Germany, talks about the new service for business customers.

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October 20, 2016

Amazon Launchpad announces Kickstarter collection across three European countries


Amazon Launchpad has announced the launch of the Kickstarter Collection featuring products by exciting new startups now available for purchase on Amazon Launchpad. Startups featured in the Kickstarter Collection include Gamely, SAM Labs and Musaic, among others.

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October 13, 2016

Amazon to Support Cloud Growth in Belgium


Amazon Web Services has announced the opening of its first office in Belgium and will open in 2017. The Brussels-based office will support government organizations and businesses of all sizes, from start-ups to Europe’s oldest and most established enterprises, as they make the transition to the AWS Cloud.

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September 29, 2016

Expanding operations in Milan




We recently announced the opening of a new delivery station in Milan allowing us to increase the capacity of our operations in the Lombardy region.


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September 22, 2016

Handmade at Amazon




Across Europe today we are announcing a new way for artisans like jewelry-makers and potters to grow their businesses online.


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September 20, 2016

Amazon Echo and Alexa coming to Europe

Echo SmartHome



We’re bringing Alexa, the brain that powers Amazon Echo, to Europe, along with two Alexa-enabled devices: Echo and the all-new Echo Dot.


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September 19, 2016

Amazon Academy: Innovation and Entrepreneurship

New Machine Learning Development Centre in Turin



On October 13 we will bring our popular Academy series to Brussels for the first time.


Invited speakers include Alexander De Croo, Deputy Prime Minister of Belgium, Werner Vogels, VP and CTO of Amazon and Xavier Garambois, Vice-president of EU Retail at Amazon.


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July 25, 2016

Amazon Partners with UK Government to Explore Safe Use of Drones for Delivery

We are pleased to announce a new programme with the UK Government to explore the steps needed to make the delivery of parcels by small drones a reality for our customers.

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July 22, 2016

Amazon to open a New Machine Learning Development Center in Turin

New Machine Learning Development Centre in Turin




Amazon today announced that it will open a new Development Center in Turin focused on developing Machine Learning capabilities for Alexa, Amazon’s cloud-based voice service behind Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, Amazon Fire TV and Amazon Tap.

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July 14, 2016

New Madrid corporate office announced to support continued growth and hiring

New Madrid Headquarters



Amazon’s new Spanish headquarters will be located in the upcoming business district of Méndez Álvaro and plans to open in summer 2017. The building, a renovated industrial site from early 20th century, will move our Spain headquarters from Pozuelo de Alarcón to the new 12,000 square meters building in downtown Madrid. The new site will host Amazon’s current 400 corporate employees and provide us with total capacity for over 1,000 professionals as it continues to invest, expand and create new jobs in Spain.

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June 30, 2016

Amazon Launchpad: New Programme Helps Startups Bring Innovative Products to Millions of Amazon Customers


The new Amazon Launchpad store on is the third Amazon website in Europe featuring products from startups seeking to launch, market, and distribute their products to millions of potential Amazon customers around the world.


The announcement about expanding Launchpad to France was confirmed by Amazon's Vice President for Corporate Affairs, Jay Carney, at the Viva Tech Conference in Paris.

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May 30, 2016

Amazon to create 500 new high tech jobs in Ireland


Amazon has announced it will create 500 new jobs in Ireland, the latest step in Amazon’s plan to create thousands of European jobs.


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May 25, 2016

Our wish list for a DSM that supports small firms and consumers online


Amazon approaches the EU as a single market and we continue to launch services to make this vision become a reality.


For example, we're playing our part to help small firms, with our recently announced European Fulfilment by Amazon (FBA) program. This will simplify many of the administrative barriers that discouraged innovative ecommerce businesses from broadening their horizons beyond their home country.

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May 10, 2016

New Austrian Development Center to support Prime Air


Some of the best and brightest minds in the computer vision field are joining us to develop safety features for Prime Air and we're excited to welcome these new Amazonians.

Based at our new Amazon Development Center in Austria, the team will use its experience in computer vision — the discipline of teaching machines how to see — to help develop "sense and avoid" technology for small drones. Since the start of April nearly a dozen PhDs in computer science are working at the Center.

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May 3, 2016

New Amazon Pan-European Fulfilment Programme to boost SME exports to EU countries


Luxembourg - Amazon has today announced the launch of its Pan-European Fulfilment by Amazon (FBA) programme. This new service will help sellers of any size export to millions of Amazon customers across the EU more efficiently than ever before.


Amazon customers in turn will be able to receive thousands of new products from sellers across the EU, whilst benefitting from faster shipping times and lower delivery costs.

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April 9, 2016

Amazon opening new Software Development Center in downtown Madrid, Creating 50 Tech Jobs


Amazon is opening its latest Software Development Center in downtown Madrid to build innovative features and services for its websites and mobile apps. This new, Madrid-based technical team will play a key role in innovating on the shopping experience of Amazon customers across its five European websites, from personalization and machine learning to advanced search and new programs and services for Amazon Prime members.

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December 7, 2015

Why we're excited by Europe's pragmatic drone regulation plans


Amazon Prime Air, a future delivery system that will get packages to customers in 30 minutes or less using small drones, is one invention we are incredibly passionate about. We are committed to making Prime Air available to customers worldwide as soon as we are permitted to do so.

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Past Posts
Interview with Georgina Yellowlees, Director of Talent Acquisition, Ops HR (15/03/2018)

Let's celebrate international Women's Day (09/03/2018)

Taking to Ice: Amazonians Support Refugees (01/03/2018)

Customers rewarding Amazon for entire satisfaction (15/01/2018)

Celebrating St Nicolas with local communities and Caritas (05/12/2017)

Boosting European Investments (15/11/2017)

Amazon Academy: Innovators of the future(17/10/2017)

Amazon Academy: From Prime Air to Europe’s Ecommerce future(16/10/2017)

Enabling Women as “Entrepreneurs of the Future”(29/09/2017)

How we’re partnering with local Luxembourg NGO Caritas for refugee “back to school” campaign(26/9/2017)

Introducing Prime Reading - The Newest Benefit for Prime Members in Germany and Austria(22/6/2017)

Amazon Channels launches in UK, Germany and Austria(23/5/2017)

Amazon Opens Prime Air Development Center in France(18/5/2017)

Amazon holds Free Library Events in Twelve Countries for World Book Day(27/4/2017)

Over 5,000 European Artisans now on Handmade at Amazon(19/4/2017)

New European Fulfilment Centre opening in Martorelles (Barcelona) Fall 2017(6/4/2017)

Amazon Business Launches in UK (4/4/2017)

German Original Series sets record (22/3/2017)

Amazon premieres first original series in German: 'You Are Wanted' (17/3/2017)

Amazon opens the doors to Munich offices (6/3/2017)

New Multilingual Service Center in Barcelona (6/3/2017)

Amazon to Open Logistics Operations in Slovakia (6/3/2017)

Amazon plans to grow its European-based workforce from over 50,000 today to over 65,000 by the end of the year (20/2/2017)

Sellers on Amazon are Thriving: Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) Delivered More than 2 Billion Items for Sellers Worldwide in 2016 (05/1/2017)

Amazon announces a further Fulfillment Centre in Piedmont region to cover the North West area of Italy (15/12/2016)

Amazon Prime Video Now Available in More Than 200 Countries and Territories Around the World (14/12/2016)

Amazon Web Services Now Available to Customers from Data Centers in the UK (13/12/2016)

More than 1,000 permanent jobs - new Fulfillment Center in Winsen, Germany (13/12/2016)

Introducing Amazon Business: Everything You Love About Amazon For Work (06/12/2016)

Export Sales by German-based Businesses on Amazon Marketplace Set to Surpass €2 Billion in 2016 (29/11/2016) and launch Amazon Protect' for electronic products (16/11/2016)

Now Streaming in the UK, Germany and Austria: Amazon Music Unlimited (14/11/2016) website now available in Turkish (09/11/2016)

More than 1,000 Permanent Jobs at new Fulfillment Center in Frankenthal, Germany (03/11/2016)

New Fulfillment Center in Kolbaskowo, over 1,000 Full-Time Jobs (27/10/2016)