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Public access to Council documents 2016 report by EUbusiness — last modified 24 May 2017, 14:56 CET
Over 350,000 documents are listed in the Council's register, and over 70 per cent of these are public and can be downloaded for free. That is one of the key points in the Council's 2016 report on access to documents which was approved by the Council on 22 May 2017. During 2016, 22 671 documents were added to the register, of which 71 per cent, or 16,181 documents, are public. The Council's public register was consulted around 380,000 times and attracted 9 per cent of the Council's website traffic.
Programme Officer, Sustainability & Services, ANEC by ANEC, the European consumer voice in standardisation — last modified 24 May 2017, 13:16 CET
ANEC, the European consumer voice in standardisation, is looking for a Programme Officer, Sustainability & Services.
Legal & Executive Affairs Officer, EFTA Surveillance Authority by EFTA — last modified 24 May 2017, 13:23 CET
The EFTA Surveillance Authority is recruiting a Legal & Executive Affairs (LEA) Officer with particular coordinating duties towards Norway to join the LEA Department.
European bathing water quality in 2016 - EEA report by EUbusiness — last modified 23 May 2017, 23:45 CET
Every summer, European holiday resorts fill up with tourists eager to enjoy the warmer weather and the beautiful natural surroundings of this diverse continent. For many, the summer vacation is synonymous with swimming in the sea or in a lake, so it is natural that water quality is an important factor in choosing a destination. To help citizens make informed choices, the European Environment Agency (EEA) and the European Commission publish the annual European bathing water quality report. The information contained in this edition - which covers bathing water quality in 2016 in the EU Member States, Albania and Switzerland - indicates where good quality bathing water is likely to be found in 2017.
For successful future of Europe SMEs need better framework conditions by European craft and SME employers’ organisation — last modified 23 May 2017, 22:43 CET
The Commission’s proposals to further develop the Internal Market and support Start-ups, the improvement of the framework conditions for SMEs, and the White Paper on the future of Europe were at the centre of a meeting between UEAPME President Ulrike Rabmer-Koller and Internal Market Commissioner Elzbieta Bienkowska today in Vienna.
European Parliament fires up Europe's energy transition by Greenpeace European Unit — last modified 23 May 2017, 22:56 CET
European Parliament proposals to increase the EU's share of renewable energy to a minimum of 35 per cent, and to set binding targets for each EU country, are a step in the right direction, said Greenpeace.
Business Development Manager, WindEurope by WindEurope — last modified 22 May 2017, 23:35 CET
WindEurope has a vacancy for a Business Development Manager.
Ecommerce Europe Strengthens its Regional Presence as the Bulgarian E-commerce Association Joins in by EUbusiness — last modified 22 May 2017, 16:55 CET
Ecommerce Europe already had 19 national level online business associations in the group, and the Bulgarian Ecommerce Association just became the 20th one to join in with the largest ecommerce organization in Europe. This is a mutually beneficial union, which should prove to be valuable for online businesses throughout the continent in general and Bulgaria in particular. Let's take a look at the expectations, plans and mutual benefits that both parties stand to gain from the union.
Rolls-Royce Accounting Firm Probed over Bribery Charges by EUbusiness — last modified 19 May 2017, 18:19 CET
Accounting firm KPMG is being investigated by the Financial Reporting Council relating to the Rolls-Royce audits from 2010 to 2013.
EU Businesses to Expand Further into Asia by EUbusiness — last modified 19 May 2017, 18:11 CET
The majority or businesses in Europe are still trying to cope with the impact of Brexit. The latest report suggests that European banks are planning to move more than 9,000 jobs out of Britain as a response to Brexit. Discussions regarding trade and business relationships are still in progress and stakeholders are taking extra caution with every step they make.
Advocate General’s welcome confirmation of retail as a service by EuroCommerce — last modified 19 May 2017, 17:55 CET
EuroCommerce welcomed the Advocate-General’s opinion today in the Visser case (C-31/16), that retail should be considered a service within the meaning of the Services Directive.
EU's priority is a positive agenda for the 27, not Brexit by Nick Prag — last modified 18 May 2017, 23:58 CET
There was much talk this week of the beginning of a fightback against the populists in Europe.
2016 Report on the Application of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights by EUbusiness — last modified 18 May 2017, 14:03 CET
The 2016 Report on the application of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights, published by the European Commission on 18 May 2017, outlines initiatives taken in 2016 by the EU to strengthen fundamental rights for the benefit of people in the EU. It also looks at how these rights were applied across a range of EU policies and in the Member States in 2016. With the entry into force of the Lisbon Treaty on 1 December 2009, the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union became legally binding. The provisions of the Charter are primarily addressed to the EU institutions and then to the national authorities only when they are implementing EU law.
EU could retake climate leadership under new EP plan to boost renewables, Greenpeace by Greenpeace European Unit — last modified 17 May 2017, 23:52 CET
A new plan by key members of the European Parliament would help the EU retake global leadership on climate change, just as the US dithers on its commitments under the Paris climate agreement, said Greenpeace.
Deputy head of Department Talent Acquisition, European Patent Office by EPO — last modified 17 May 2017, 12:14 CET
The European Patent Office has a vacancy for a Deputy head of Department Talent Acquisition.
Adviser, banking regulation department, European Association of Co-operative Banks by EACB — last modified 17 May 2017, 12:07 CET
The EACB secretariat is looking for a new experienced adviser for its Banking regulation department.
Senior EU Public Policy Consultant, Optimity Advisors by Optimity — last modified 17 May 2017, 11:57 CET
Optimity Advisors are looking for an experienced senior EU Public Policy Consultant (Evaluation / Impact Assessments) to join their multi-national team.
EU court ruling on Singapore trade deal is victory for democracy, Greenpeace by Greenpeace European Unit — last modified 16 May 2017, 15:37 CET
The European Court of Justice ruled today that the European Commission cannot conclude trade deals without the approval of EU national parliaments, when they contain investment dispute systems that supersede national courts.
UK Cider only has to have 35% apples in it? by BUSINESS FRANCE UK — last modified 16 May 2017, 14:16 CET
100% apple, new premium French cider brand 6Somewhere launches in almost 500 Tesco stores
Higher vocational qualifications to meet the skills needs of SMEs by European craft and SME employers’ organisation — last modified 16 May 2017, 13:08 CET
In the context of the Erasmus+ project QA HiVETnet, UEAPME organised a European conference "Qualifications We Need, Quality We Want".
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