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.eu domain a hit with SMEs - EUbusiness Week newsletter 526


08-04-2011

EUbusiness Week 526 top stories: Spain says will not be next domino after Portugal; Euro-MPs mount new push to tax citizens, businesses; EU launches debate on quotas for women in boardrooms; EU calls for fresh start for continent's Roma; EU launches appeal after claiming WTO Boeing victory; More kids, more immigrants, longer lives: today's Europe

This Week's Top Stories

1. Spain says will not be next domino after Portugal
2. Euro-MPs mount new push to tax citizens, businesses
3. EU launches debate on quotas for women in boardrooms
4. EU calls for fresh start for continent's Roma
5. EU launches appeal after claiming WTO Boeing victory
6. More kids, more immigrants, longer lives: today's Europe

Publisher's Note

Registrations of the .eu domain name have doubled since its launch, according to EURid, the .eu top-level domain registry, which marked its fifth birthday this week.

Now one of the world's ten largest top-level domains, .eu helps major global companies to convey a clear European identity, presenting themselves online as open for business across Europe. .eu sites now include the likes of Bridgestone, Hyundai, the MAN Group, Microsoft and the UniCredit Group.

The domain is probably of most benefit to smaller companies, however, as it quickly raises their profile on European markets. It is also noticeable that among the 3.4m .eu registrations the strongest growth rates have come from Lithuania, Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Estonia.
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Regards,

Nick Prag
Publisher, EUbusiness

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1. Spain says will not be next domino after Portugal

Spain strove Thursday to distance itself from Portugal, which is seeking international aid to solve its escalating debt woes, rejecting any risk of contagion from its neighbour and close economic partner.
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2. Euro-MPs mount new push to tax citizens, businesses

European Parliament heavyweights launched a new bid Wednesday to replace state EU funding with direct taxes on half a billion citizens and 20 million companies.
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3. EU launches debate on quotas for women in boardrooms

The European Commission, seeking more diversity in Europe's boardrooms, has launched a debate on whether to impose quotas to help more women break the glass ceiling.
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4. EU calls for fresh start for continent's Roma

Justice Commissioner Viviane Reding called Tuesday on EU Member States to ensure a fresh start for Roma gypsies with policies aimed at full social and economic integration.
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5. EU launches appeal after claiming WTO Boeing victory

The Union has launched an appeal against a WTO ruling that the United States gave aircraft maker Boeing billions of dollars in illegal subsidies, after claiming victory in the dispute.
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6. More kids, more immigrants, longer lives: today's Europe

Europe's population is growing ever faster with a trend of women having more children accelerating and millions more legal immigrants pouring in, data for 2010 shows.
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Migrants: Italy granted temporary residence permits to thousands of Tunisian migrants Thursday on grounds of "humanitarian protection", in a rare move that puts it on collision course with the rest of Europe.
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Aid: Member States states spent EUR 53.8 billion in overseas development aid in 2010, the Commission said on Wednesday, but Oxfam slammed a missing 14.5 billion.
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Corruption: Parliament pledged Thursday to clean up its act after MEPs were accused of accepting bribes in exchange for votes, tainting the EU's only directly-elected body.
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