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Communication Advisor, International Planned Parenthood Federation European Network by IPPF EN — last modified 25 April 2015, 21:28 CET
The IPPF European Network regional office is seeking to recruit a Communication Advisor.
Europe must reconsider its policies to restore the competitiveness of its airline sector by International Air Carrier Association — last modified 23 April 2015, 22:45 CET
The International Air Carrier Association (IACA) notes with concern the antagonistic statements made by airlines in the debate around the Gulf carriers.
Treatment of cannabis-related disorders in Europe by EUbusiness — last modified 23 April 2015, 17:50 CET
Providing effective treatment for those with cannabis use disorders is likely to become a matter of growing importance in European drug policy. This is according to the EU drugs agency (EMCDDA) as it launched its a new in-depth study: Treatment of cannabis-related disorders in Europe. This publication reviews the interventions used in the treatment of cannabis disorders and maps out the geography of cannabis treatment in Europe.
EU trademark deal welcome step forward for SMEs by Nick Prag — last modified 23 April 2015, 18:19 CET
It has taken two years of inter-institutional discussions, but on Tuesday the EU's Latvian Presidency reached provisional political agreement with European Parliament representatives on reform of the European trade mark system.
Communication Officer, Interreg Baltic Sea Region by Interreg — last modified 22 April 2015, 16:58 CET
Interreg Baltic Sea Region has a Communication Officer position open in Rostock, Germany
Juncker breaks promise to make EU GMO decisions more democratic by Greenpeace European Unit — last modified 22 April 2015, 14:23 CET
The European Commission published today a proposal to amend rules on EU imports of genetically modified organisms (GMOs). The proposed reform would still allow the Commission to authorise the import of GMOs even where a majority of national governments, the European Parliament and the public oppose them. The proposal does not affect authorisation procedures for the cultivation of GMOs.
"Fight tax havens, start with the European Investment Bank", argues new report by Counter Balance — last modified 23 April 2015, 22:40 CET
The European Investment Bank (EIB) was the first Development Financial Institution (DFI) to adopt a tax haven policy in 2009. However, more than five years on EIB money still runs via tax havens. A new report by Counter Balance and Re:Common* ‘Towards a Responsible Taxation Policy for the EIB’ which is launched today calls on the EU’s public bank to grasp the political momentum at EU level to prevent any public money from flowing through tax havens.
The European Union's China Policy: Priorities and Strategies for the New Commission - ECIPE Policy Briefs by EUbusiness — last modified 22 April 2015, 13:57 CET
The arrival of a new European Commission is a good opportunity for Europe to re-consider its policy vis-à-vis China. Under Xi Jinping, China is going through a period of change in domestic as well as foreign policy - and this change adds urgency to Europe’s quest for an effective China policy. If Europe wants to carry weight in its relation with China, it first needs to set its house in order. The Eurozone’s crisis and the lack of economic vitality are not just causing worries in Beijing; they also undermine Europe’s standing in China as a powerful entity to deal with. Europe’s absence as a strategic and military power in the Asian region makes its economic health all the more important if it wants to get listened to a country that prizes power. The European Union should prioritise its trade and investment ambitions with China. These are the areas where the European treaties endow the EU institutions with power. China has great stakes in its commercial relation to Europe and if the EU acts skillfully it can obtain improvements in its access to China’s market. However, Europe needs to formulate a policy that does not split its own ranks. It needs to be able to speak with one voice and not give China the opportunity to play the game of divide and rule with Europe. China can play that game skillfully and did that in several trade-defence disputes with Europe during the previous Commission. Beyond trade and investment, it needs to put the emphasis on areas of cooperation where the two sides share ambitions.
Are EU charges of unfair practices against Google fair? by Nick Prag — last modified 16 April 2015, 18:33 CET
Internet giant Google again came under EU fire this week when the European Commission formally charged it with abusing the dominance of its search engine, while at the same time launching a sensitive probe into its omnipresent Android mobile phone operating system.
CO2 emissions from cars continue on downward trend by European Automobile Manufacturers Association — last modified 16 April 2015, 17:08 CET
According to the figures published by the European Environment Agency (EEA) yesterday, in 2014 average new car emissions were 123.4g CO2/km compared to 186g CO2/km in 1995 - a 33.7% decrease over the period. This is the result of the long-term efforts of the automobile industry, which have been sustained both with and without legislation
Senior EU Policy Officer (Anti-Corruption Policies), Transparency International EU by TI-EU — last modified 16 April 2015, 13:06 CET
Transparency International EU has a vacancy for a Senior EU Policy Officer (Anti-Corruption Policies).
Legal Administrator, European Space Agency by ESA — last modified 16 April 2015, 12:59 CET
The European Space Agency has a vacancy in the Directorate of Industry, Procurement and Legal Services.
Lawyer (Course Director) in European Public Law, Academy of European Law by Stephanie Hoffmann — last modified 16 April 2015, 00:34 CET
The Academy of European Law is looking for a Lawyer (Course Director) in European Public Law with an excellent knowledge of EU law and special expertise in European environmental law from 1 June 2015.c
European Commission objects to Google's unfair practices - Consumers should be misled no longer by European Consumers’ Organisation — last modified 15 April 2015, 13:47 CET
The European Consumer Organisation commends the European Commission’s ‘Statement of Objections’ today in its antitrust investigation of how Google Inc. calculates online search results - specifically its ‘Google Shopping’ service - and presents them to European users.
Public Sector Pension Transfers Could Cost Government Big by EUbusiness — last modified 15 April 2015, 00:36 CET
When Chancellor George Osborne first announced government plans for pension reform in the spring of 2014, the news was well received by nearly everyone. However, that began to change once details started to emerge.
Entrepreneurs discuss Capital Markets Union with Commissioner Hill by Susetesampaio — last modified 15 April 2015, 00:21 CET
Led by EUROCHAMBRES President Richard Weber, a group of Belgian, Finnish, German, Italian and Swedish entrepreneurs met EU Commissioner Jonathan Hill on Monday evening to discuss policy measures to address the main challenges encountered by businesses at different stages in trying to secure equity investment.
Business leaders back UK to remain part of EU by Begbies Traynor Group Plc — last modified 14 April 2015, 23:50 CET
An overwhelming majority of business leaders from across Europe would prefer to see the UK remain part of the European Union, according to a recent survey.
European alternative finance markets surging by Begbies Traynor Group Plc — last modified 13 April 2015, 13:01 CET
Markets for alternative finance are surging in scale right across Europe, according to the latest figures on the subject.
Political Affairs Advisor Electricity Grids, European Wind Energy Association by EWEA — last modified 10 April 2015, 00:01 CET
EWEA is seeking a Political Affairs Advisor – Electricity Grids for implementing targeted actions in order to impact policy and political processes according to EWEA objectives and strategy.
EU Policy Officer (Corporate Transparency), Transparency International EU by TI — last modified 09 April 2015, 23:45 CET
Transparency International EU have a vacancy for an EU Policy Officer (Corporate Transparency) .