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2015 Commission Work Programme: nice packaging, but content still to be discovered by European Association of Chambers of Commerce and Industry — last modified 17 December 2014, 17:36 CET
EUROCHAMBRES considers that the 2015 Commission Work Programme published today ticks many of the right boxes for the business community. New proposals on the Internal Market, the Digital Single Market, Capital Markets Union, Trade & Investment, Energy Union and Labour Mobility, as well as the promise of a revised Inter-institutional Better Lawmaking deal stand out as potentially beneficial. However, until further details are available on the specific content of the many laudable packages, it is hard to gauge how much substance the work programme will add to the positive jobs and growth rhetoric of the new Commission.
EU adopts better and more effective rules to fight money laundering by ebffbe — last modified 17 December 2014, 17:31 CET
The European Banking Federation welcomes the endorsement by the European Union legislators of new rules that will provide banks with better and more effective tools in the fight against money laundering. The agreement on the fourth Anti-Money Laundering directive, known as AMLD-IV, was reached earlier this week in Strasbourg.
European banks: EC misses opportunity to support capital markets and growth by ebffbe — last modified 17 December 2014, 17:27 CET
The European Banking Federation notes with disappointment the decision by the European Commission not to withdraw the Barnier proposal for structural reform of the EU banking sector. The Bank Structural Reform (BSR) proposal to mandate a split of Europe’s biggest banks may have undesirable consequences for capital markets and the economy.
EU fisheries ministers fail to end overfishing: Greenpeace by Greenpeace European Unit — last modified 17 December 2014, 17:35 CET
Commenting on the outcome of the fisheries Council today, Greenpeace EU fisheries policy director Saskia Richartz said: "It is unacceptable that many of the fishing quotas agreed today fail to end overfishing. Ministers gave no justification for postponing action to recover fish stocks, despite new laws requiring that any delay is justified with appropriate evidence."
Communications Assistant, European Centre for Development Policy Management by ECDPM — last modified 16 December 2014, 00:00 CET
The European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM) seeks to appoint a full-time (36 hours/week) staff member in the function of Communications Assistant to provide support in the design, planning, implementation and monitoring of communications strategies.
Red Flag Alert by Mark Halstead — last modified 17 December 2014, 15:21 CET
Supported by trusted data providers, Red Flag Alert is an online portal that provides in depth company reports, business monitoring and unlimited sales and marketing data. Developed by Begbies Traynor Group Plc. the UK's leading independent business rescue and recovery specialist, Red Flag alert is an easy to use online platform, providing you with the relevant tools to access business information, effectively and efficiently manage your existing commercial customer base and target new and worthwhile business opportunities.
EBF calls on trilogue to safeguard security and user convenience in payments by ebffbe — last modified 17 December 2014, 16:08 CET
While the European Banking Federation wholeheartedly supports innovation in payments, the European Union trilogue negotiations on the revision of the Payment Services Directive (PSD2) that will start in January will need to safeguard the state-of-the-art payment security and user convenience that currently exist in the European market.
Ruling on PETA complaint a victory for animals used in EU chemical tests by PETA — last modified 17 December 2014, 17:28 CET
Official Finds European Agency Overseeing Chemical Testing on Animals Is Failing to Minimise Animal Use; As Many As 100,000 Animals Killed Who Could Have Been Spared
Pocket guide to EU's new fish and aquaculture consumer labels by EUbusiness — last modified 11 December 2014, 21:03 CET
From 13 December 2014, the rules for labels accompanying all fishery and aquaculture products for EU consumers change. This pocket guide explains what must appear on the new labels and what additional information can be displayed. This is a handy guide to help you apply the new rules. It is neither a legal or formal document nor an exhaustive list of requirements.
Transatlantic Relations: a European perspective - Regent's Report 2014 by EUbusiness — last modified 11 December 2014, 18:09 CET
The relationship between the EU and the US is one of the most important bilateral relationships in the world. They are the biggest economic and military powers in the world, they dominate global trade, and they play the leading roles in international political relations. Yet they have regularly disagreed with each other on a wide range of specific issues, as well as having often quite different political, economic, and social agendas. Regent's Report 2014 explores this complex relationship through 15 specially commissioned essays. This publication follows the inaugural Regent's Report 2013 The UK and Europe: Costs, Benefits, Options.
Allergy sufferers and fussy eaters to benefit from clearer food labelling from this weekend by Nick Prag — last modified 11 December 2014, 18:26 CET
The provision of food information to consumers takes a major step forward in the EU this weekend, with a new mandatory food labelling system heading for Europe's supermarket shelves and restaurants.
New money, old ideas: How EU spending plans for central and eastern Europe are selling short a greener future by Friends of the Earth Europe — last modified 11 December 2014, 11:13 CET
Central and Eastern European EUR 350 billion allocation from the EU budget on dirty energy projects, polluting forms of transport and incinerators, according to a comprehensive analysis of draft government spending plans published today by CEE Bankwatch Network and Friends of the Earth Europe.
EU puts food information on the menu from this Saturday by European Consumers’ Organisation — last modified 11 December 2014, 11:04 CET
A new mandatory food labelling system will land on supermarket shelves and restaurants across the EU from December 13th.
Partnerships and Policy Advisor, Marie Stopes International by MSI — last modified 10 December 2014, 11:54 CET
Marie Stopes International is looking to recruit a Partnerships and Policy Advisor for its Europe Office in Brussels.
European Audiovisual Observatory publishes new IRIS Special report by EUbusiness — last modified 09 December 2014, 23:30 CET
Who’s afraid of the big bad data? New forms of audiovisual commercial communications in a converged audiovisual sector
The Census Hub: easy and flexible access to European census data by EUbusiness — last modified 09 December 2014, 23:12 CET
This leaflet from Eurostat presents information on the Census Hub: a new, easy and flexible way to access population and housing census data from all EU countries.
You can BETT on French companies in London 2015 by UBIFRANCE UK — last modified 08 December 2014, 10:56 CET
2014 EU Industrial R&D Investment Scoreboard by EUbusiness — last modified 04 December 2014, 22:15 CET
The 2014 EU Industrial R&D Investment Scoreboard (the Scoreboard) contains economic and financial data for the world's top 2500 companies ranked by their investments in research and development (R&D). The sample consists of 633 companies based in the EU and 1867 companies based elsewhere. The Scoreboard data are drawn from the latest available companies' accounts, i.e. usually the fiscal year 2013/14. The 2014 Scoreboard shows that Investment in research and development by companies based in the EU grew by 2.6% in 2013, despite the unfavourable economic environment. However, this growth has slowed in comparison to the previous year's 6.8%. It is also below the 2013 world average (4.9%), and lags behind companies based in the US (5%) and Japan (5.5%).
Director External Communication - EPO spokesperson, European Patent Office by EPO — last modified 04 December 2014, 22:01 CET
The European Patent Office in Munich is seeking a Director External Communication – EPO spokesperson.
Latvia readies for its first EU presidency by Nick Prag — last modified 04 December 2014, 20:28 CET
This week Latvia's Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma and members of the Latvian government visited the European Commission in Brussels to discuss the priorities of Latvia's upcoming Presidency of the EU.