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EUR 24.6 million for TB vaccine R&D by EUbusiness — last modified 29 January 2015, 18:22 CET
The Tuberculosis Vaccine Initiative (TBVI) has been granted 24.6 million euros from the European Commission H2020 framework programme (EUR 18.2 m) and several institutions as well as national governments outside the EC, among others Switzerland, South Korea and Australia. With this grant the new TBVAC2020 project will be funded, so TBVI can continue its efforts to discover and develop new tuberculosis vaccines.
Executive Director, International Association of Internet Hotline Providers by INHOPE — last modified 29 January 2015, 18:03 CET
INHOPE is recruiting an Executive Director to create and deliver the strategic organisational goals and objectives of INHOPE (Association & Foundation) in accordance with policies set by the INHOPE Executive Committee.
Project Officer, European Cyclists' Federation by ECF — last modified 29 January 2015, 17:52 CET
The European Cyclists' Federation is looking for a Project Officer to complement its dynamic international team working for the future of cycling in Brussels.
Project Officer, North-West Europe Programme by EUbusiness — last modified 29 January 2015, 17:42 CET
The North-West Europe Programme is recruiting a Project Officer (long-term contract) for the Joint Secretariat in Lille (France).
New lobbyists' transparency register has yet to live up to its name by Nick Prag — last modified 29 January 2015, 17:28 CET
The EU Transparency Register, re-launched this week by the Commission and European Parliament, is another positive step on the way to true transparency, but it has yet to live up to its name.
The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership: An Accident Report - ECIPE Policy Brief by EUbusiness — last modified 29 January 2015, 17:03 CET
The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) was launched with highest of ambitions. Yet after more than 500 days of negotiations, the results are plainly discouraging. The EU and the US misunderstood each other’s intention on market access, and deteriorated into retaliatory behaviour. Each side has also its set of politically sensitive issues, but TTIP negotiations stimulate sensitive issues when European governments are at their weakest. The revelations of US electronic surveillance and wiretapping coincided with the first round of TTIP talks; Europe’s decision to open up public consultations on ISDS gave the opposition space to congeal public opinion, and the anti-trade forces appear better organized and possibly even better funded than business groups. It is in the interest of the US and EU to fashion a new, open and fair global trading system for the 21st century. But time is running out. Getting TTIP back on course will require, three elements. First, the EU and the US need a common understanding of ambitions. Are the parties negotiating a regular FTA, or a new form of an economic partnership going beyond any existing precedent? The second element concerns political leadership and mobilizing support – in the end, this question comes down to: Who is willing to pay for TTIP? The last element concerns the overarching objective of TTIP, which must be approached as strategic in its purpose. TTIP could be the third pillar of a new global economic governance together with TPP and EU-Asia agreements. TTIP should be the most comprehensive and sturdiest of these three pillars – not the weakest.
An employment-oriented investment strategy for Europe - Studies on Growth with Equity - ILO by EUbusiness — last modified 28 January 2015, 15:37 CET
Against a backdrop of sluggish economic conditions and continued weak job creation, the Investment Plan proposed by the European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker would provide a rapid economic stimulus that would foster Europe’s competitiveness at the same time as boosting much-needed employment creation. The main finding of this ILO report is that, if careful consideration is given to the design of the programme and its allocation, over 2.1 million net new jobs would be created by mid-2018.
Regional Director, Europe, World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts by WAGGGS — last modified 28 January 2015, 11:51 CET
The World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts is looking to recruit a Regional Director, Europe, based in Brussels with international travel
EU lobby register: still failing to deliver real transparency by Alliance for Lobbying Transparency and Ethics Regulation in the EU — last modified 27 January 2015, 17:17 CET
New research published today shows that too many major lobby organisations, including financial lobbyists the City of London Corporation and Credit Suisse; major corporations such as Electrabel, Anglo American and General Motors; law firms such as Covington & Burling and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer; and lobby consultancies, are not listed in the lobby transparency register despite being active in EU lobbying.
Insurance Europe: Proposed EU data protection rules could increase cost of insurance by Insurance Europe — last modified 27 January 2015, 17:13 CET
The cost of insurance premiums in Europe could rise if the EU doesn’t make important changes to a set of data protection rules which it is currently considering, according to Insurance Europe, the European insurance and reinsurance federation.
UEAPME Board asks Juncker Commission to work on Small Business Act review by European craft and SME employers’ organisation — last modified 27 January 2015, 17:09 CET
The Board of UEAPME - the European Craft and SME association - is seriously concerned with the lack of visibility and support the new Juncker Commission is giving Crafts and SME in Europe.
Independent Board Member, Fairtrade International by Fairtrade — last modified 27 January 2015, 16:08 CET
Fairtrade International is making a call for candidates for an Independent Board Member (Self-assessment Annex).
Policy Officer (Research and Innovation), European University Association by EUA — last modified 27 January 2015, 15:48 CET
The European University Association is currently looking for a Policy Officer (Research and Innovation).
The key personal tax dates you need to know in 2015 by Begbies Traynor Group Plc — last modified 23 January 2015, 17:56 CET
Although a new calendar year has just begun, we are already well into the current tax year and there are still some matters to address from the previous tax year too. Here are some key personal tax dates that you may need to know for 2015.
UK supermarket price war hits smaller companies by Mark Halstead — last modified 27 January 2015, 14:21 CET
As the price war being waged by the UK’s major supermarkets continues, companies in two business sectors are being badly hit as a result. As might be expected, smaller food retailers, who are quite simply unable to sell their produce at a loss, are struggling to compete with the retail giants. But the supermarkets’ tactics are also affecting food and drink manufacturers who supply goods to large retailers. These manufacturers are in many cases finding that their profit margins are being reduced, or that the supermarkets are offering them less favourable payment terms, or both.
Press statement on publication of Solvency II Delegated Acts by Insurance Europe — last modified 22 January 2015, 22:45 CET
The Solvency II Delegated Acts were published in the Official Journal on Saturday 17 January 2015, and entered into force on 18 January 2015.
Latvia presidency looks for progress in key areas by Nick Prag — last modified 22 January 2015, 22:34 CET
Latvia has already outlined the broad priorities for its presidency of the European Union: competitive, digital and engaged Europe. This week, the country's ministers came to the European Parliament, and gave Euro-MPs in committee some details about some of the items of new legislation and initiatives we can expect over the next few months.
European Funding Officer, University of Southampton Research and Innovation Services by University of Southampton — last modified 22 January 2015, 16:44 CET
The University of Southampton Research and Innovation Services is seeking to recruit an EU Funding Officer.
Legal Officer, The European Consumer Organisation by European Consumers’ Organisation — last modified 21 January 2015, 23:35 CET
BEUC, The European Consumer Organisation, is looking to recruit a full-time a Legal Officer.
Gaming in the EU: Legal Advances by EUbusiness — last modified 22 January 2015, 22:41 CET
Gambling laws and regulations vary massively across jurisdictions. While almost all countries, from the USA and Australia to Israel and China, allow their citizens to enjoy some form of gambling, these differing laws and regulations can be a headache for consumers and business operators alike. In Europe, though, there are some moves towards consistency. The EU, due to its emphasis on free trade across national borders and aversion to monopolies, has been a driving force in liberalising gambling laws in many European nations.