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FairSearch reaction to Google decision and press conference announcement 28 June 2017, 23:12 CET
The European Commission took action on 27 June to prohibit Google's illegal search manipulation practices and to restore competition on the merits to Google's search results for a key online sector, comparison shopping - a service that allows users to compare product features, prices, and availability from a wide selection of online retailers.

Future of EU budget: European Commission proposal neglects the Paris Climate Agreement 28 June 2017, 20:46 CET
The European Commission has published its 'Reflection paper on the future of EU finances' today, the last of five policy reflection papers within the so called "White paper process on the future of Europe".

5 Killer Tactics That Will Propel Your Social Media Content to the Top 28 June 2017, 20:31 CET
There are many ways to reach your audience.

How low can you go? EU Member States Fall Short on Own Commitments Again 28 June 2017, 14:14 CET
On 26th June, EU energy ministers agreed on a General Approach for the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) and the Energy Efficiency Directive (EED). The widely feared watering down of the original proposals has happened with ministers backing down from any further ambition for energy efficiency and buildings. EU Member States have now failed to put in place the legal framework to support their existing commitments under the Paris Climate Agreement and have reneged on their responsibility to take a global leadership position.

Clean energy package stumbles at first hurdle 26 June 2017, 23:28 CET
Energy ministers set about weakening the EU’s energy efficiency laws today, taking a step backwards both for the climate and the green economy as they adopted their position on the Energy Efficiency Directive revision.

How Brexit Will Affect Your Financial Situation 23 June 2017, 16:19 CET
The recent decision to leave the European Union has caused a great deal of uncertainty. While the pound initially declined at an alarming rate, its value has since steadied although it is still changeable.

What To Avoid In Social Media Influencer Marketing 23 June 2017, 13:48 CET
Whether we are talking about Facebook Live, blogs, YouNow or social media in general, it is important to acknowledge the importance micro-famous people have for macro results.

Online gambling: Court rejects non-transparent licensing regimes and prohibits enforcement measures 22 June 2017, 23:06 CET
Today, the CJEU manifestly ruled that enforcement actions against EU licensed operators unlawfully excluded from national licensing processes are prohibited and not in compliance with EU law (case Unibet International (C-49/16).

Top qualities to look for in antivirus software 22 June 2017, 22:05 CET
When it comes to your online and offline safety there should really be no reasons to hold back.

UK Election Pounds the Pound, and Promises Better Gold Futures 21 June 2017, 23:51 CET
The pound took a major hit following UK's snap elections where the Prime Minister's ruling party lost majority stake in the Parliament. The Sterling pound is headed off to yet another shocking drop in the eight months since Brexit.

Retailers call for Commission to ask right questions on trading practices 21 June 2017, 18:22 CET
Following the announcement by Commissioner Hogan at the European Parliament Agriculture committee yesterday of the launch of a process leading to proposals on trading practices, EuroCommerce Director-General Christian Verschueren posed a number of questions on the continued calls from some for legislation, and the Commission decision to take the first steps towards proposing EU measures:

Debate Surrounding UK's Single Market Decision Is Heating Up 21 June 2017, 15:29 CET
Even before the snap election, the British government has repeatedly said that the UK will opt for a hard Brexit. This means leaving the EU single market and the EU Customs Union as part of the Brexit process. While the decision is yet to be made, arguments from both sides of the debate continue to present strong cases for either decision.

Survey finds coffee is the most-consumed beverage in the UK office 20 June 2017, 17:11 CET
A recent survey has shown that coffee has overtaken a traditional cup of tea as the hot drink of choice in the average UK office. Nationwide, Britons drink twice as much coffee as they do tea, and while the UK consumes less coffee than most of the EU, the numbers are rapidly growing each year.

Why it is always wise to review 16 June 2017, 12:27 CET
Want to know that you're getting the best of the best? When you're looking to implement a new product into your work plan or business, or just looking to try out new things, you want to make sure that everything you get is just right.

Flawed energy efficiency report would be disaster for citizens and the climate 12 June 2017, 12:50 CET
Commenting on the draft report by Adam Gierek MEP on the Energy Efficiency Directive review, Arianna Vitali, Senior Policy Officer at WWF European Policy Office said:

How luxury marketing can survive the digital age 09 June 2017, 18:32 CET
Retailers around the world are feeling the squeeze as traditional advertisements are to be replaced by digital ads by 2018.

Capital Markets Union Mid-Term Review - Invest Europe's response 08 June 2017, 21:06 CET
Invest Europe – the association for European private equity, venture capital, infrastructure and their investors – is issuing the following statement:

Insurance Europe response to EC Capital Markets Union mid-term review 08 June 2017, 18:27 CET
Following the publication today of the European Commission’s mid-term review of its Capital Markets Union (CMU) project to unlock funding for growth in Europe, Michaela Koller, director general of Insurance Europe, commented:

Functional Programming at the Bookies 04 June 2017, 22:50 CET
People who are interested in the development of online gaming will love reading about the progression from Erlang Solutions: From bet365 to William Hill – how functional programming wins at the bookies. Bookmakers get a lot of demand these days, which is one of the main ways that the profession has fundamentally changed in a lot of ways.

US intent to withdraw from Paris Agreement triggers renewed call to action 01 June 2017, 23:39 CET
President Donald Trump today announced his intent to withdraw the United States from the historic Paris Agreement, the world’s first global plan to address climate change. This announcement is a call to action to national and local governments, businesses and people worldwide to step up their commitments to address climate change.

Conservative Party Losing Ground after Manchester Attack, According to Latest Polls 01 June 2017, 16:44 CET
The latest polls released on Saturday, May 27th, revealed that Prime Minister Theresa May's lead had been cut short. The sudden shift is a strong indication that the upcoming election will be a lot tighter than what the Conservative Party had predicted. Mrs May is still the favourite to win the election, but other candidates are closing the gap swiftly.

Latest auto industry data released as 2017 car sales forecast is revised 01 June 2017, 12:18 CET
On the occasion of its Annual General Assembly meeting in Berlin today, the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) has published the latest data on the EU automotive sector, and revised its forecast for 2017 car registrations upwards to +1.5-2%.

How Insurance Companies can Use PDF Software 01 June 2017, 12:08 CET
There is no question that people in the insurance industry rely on documents on a day to day basis.

Will a hard Brexit destroy the UK property market? 31 May 2017, 17:43 CET
With so much uncertainty on what Article 50 will bring it is impossible to predict with any real certainty what might happen to the property market once the UK is out of Europe.

New agreement on EU venture capital rules to boost investment in start-ups and innovation 31 May 2017, 12:30 CET
Yesterday evening, the EU institutions reached an agreement on a review of the EU venture capital rules, to boost investment in start-ups and innovation. This review is part of the Capital Markets Union action plan.

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