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Advantages of Having an Online Marketing Strategy 28 April 2017, 15:46 CET
Online marketing is the application of different techniques to reach out to online audiences. Although many small businesses stick to the more traditional marketing approaches, the constant developments in technology and how our society integrates it into our lives means online marketing holsters much more potential.

WWF: More money needed for effective action on nature 27 April 2017, 23:33 CET
WWF welcomes the "EU Action Plan for Nature, People and the Economy" published today by the European Commission.

Pillar of Social rights - no solution for more growth and employment 27 April 2017, 23:26 CET
Commenting today on the Commission’s proposals for a Pillar of Social Rights, EuroCommerce Director-General Christian Verschueren said:

How European Industry Has Benefited From Digital Transformation 26 April 2017, 20:37 CET
There is an incredible amount of technological shift occurring right beneath our feet, and at this very moment, businesses are abandoning the business plans of yesteryear and instead seeking new ways in which to connect people with places, ideas, and products.

Is Berlin on the Verge of a Property Boom? 24 April 2017, 12:35 CET
The German capital of Berlin is a truly historical city, and one that has seen a significant evolution in recent times. While it has not lost any of its unique cultural identity, it has gradually become more international in its nature and developed a decidedly more cosmopolitan feel.

Contactless payments - a real benefit for customers and retailers 19 April 2017, 14:07 CET
Retailers have been at the forefront of introducing innovation and new technology to meet the ever-changing demands and needs of their customers. Contactless technology is another step in making shopping easier and quicker for customers, and allows retailers to serve them more quickly and easily.

Advances in virtual reality gaming 13 April 2017, 12:09 CET
Since the world first caught a glimpse of what virtual reality gaming looks like, players have been anticipating quick developments in VR gaming.

Germany and the EU Have Been Quiet on America and Britain's Plans for Russian Sanctions 12 April 2017, 16:47 CET
There has been a new push to impose sanctions on Russia after the deadly chemical attack in Syria. Further trouble appears to be brewing as many around the world view the EU's and Germany’s position on the situation as 'cool'.

5 Reasons Animation is a Good Career option 11 April 2017, 17:42 CET
Animation is a growing field with more and more number of people now choosing it as their career option. We have realized the importance of visual medium as it is being used everywhere, not only to entertain the world but also to advertise products and services.

Stop patents on bread and beer now! 10 April 2017, 17:50 CET
Patents claiming wheat, flour and bread, or tomatoes, lettuce and cucumber as inventions of industry - these are just a few examples of patent applications that were filed in 2016.

China divides the EU and U.S. with visions of unlimited dumping possibilities 10 April 2017, 14:07 CET
Applying a "divide et impera" strategy, China yesterday notified the WTO of a panel request against the EU with the aim to be treated as a market economy in anti-dumping procedures, a treatment which would essentially render those measures useless to counteract dumped imports from China.

Apprenticeship Reforms 07 April 2017, 20:34 CET
Apprenticeships provide young people with an opportunity to gain extensive knowledge and skills in their chosen field whilst in employment and also offer those already working in the industry to gain additional skills and knowledge to progress.

Eurelectric needs to commit to a rapid and full transition away from existing coal 07 April 2017, 00:26 CET
Eurelectric, the association of European electricity producers announced yesterday that it did not “intend to invest in new-build coal-fired power plants after 2020” and declared its support for achieving the objectives of the Paris Agreement.

EU Parliament adopts new diagnostics and medical device regulations, focus now shifts towards implementation 05 April 2017, 23:24 CET
MedTech Europe welcomes the final vote of the European Parliament endorsing the new Regulation on In vitro Diagnostic Medical Devices (IVDR) and the new Regulation on Medical Devices (MDR). Governing two different types of essential health technologies for citizens, for example blood screening tests (in vitro diagnostics) and pacemakers (medical devices), this vote is the last step in a near eight-year process to update legislation first written in the 90s.

ACCA responds to triggering of Article 50 30 March 2017, 15:41 CET
In response to the announcement that Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty has been triggered by the UK government John Williams, head of ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) UK says:

UK Government backtracks on tax decision 30 March 2017, 15:35 CET
The most contentious aspect of the recent UK budget announcement was the decision to increase national insurance contributions for self-employed workers. The news headlines focused on this seemingly strange decision, as the Conservative Party had pledged that they would never increase NI, income tax or VAT. As you can imagine, the general public were in disarray after the announcement, and there have been many calls for this decision to be re-made.

UK BioIndustry Association statement in response to Prime Minister triggering Article 50 30 March 2017, 13:35 CET
In response to the Prime Minister's triggering of Article 50 today, BIA CEO, Steve Bates OBE, said:

Why 2016 was a record growth year in the UK gambling industry 29 March 2017, 17:22 CET
Whatever your political stance, 2016 was an absolute rollercoaster ride. From Brexit causing the biggest drop in the value of the pound in decades to the US presidential election casting market doubt across the world, the British economy has taken a battering, with lots of questions marks hanging over the future financial climate.

Have you ever wondered how to create a blog? 29 March 2017, 12:49 CET
If you are a regular blog reader, you might have considered jumping into the blogging world yourself. The trouble is, if you are not tech savvy, you may think you don’t have what it takes to pull it off. And you would be wrong. Thanks to platforms such as Blogger and Wordpress, it’s never been easier to create a blog on any topic and hang out your virtual shingle in cyberspace. With these easy-to-use platforms, you can easily and effectively create a blog to suit your needs.

Some FAQs about SEO 29 March 2017, 00:00 CET
Search Engine Optimization is more and more important in terms of ranking and searches. Let’s see what it means, what role it does have in terms of optimization and why, if you are a small business owner you will also get profit from its advantages.

Uncertainty Ahead for EU Economy but Exports Given a Boost by Strong Dollar Forecast 27 March 2017, 18:17 CET
Prior to the US presidential election, growth forecasts for the EU economy were tempered by recurring problems within the European economic zone, namely negative interest rates, a weak dollar, and deflation.

Microgaming Software Systems Ltd. Joins GSA Europe as Platinum Member 27 March 2017, 18:00 CET
Microgaming Software Systems Ltd. joins GSA Europe as Platinum Member, and the fans of Microgaming should be absolutely thrilled about this development.

A future of Europe that cares for the real economy, sustainable development and social justice 27 March 2017, 13:48 CET
"Cooperatives are a real driver of change and one of the few systems that, in today's world, can provide opportunities for growth and the empowerment of people", says Giuseppe Guerini President of CECOP.

Retailers seek certainty when implementing new rules for energy labels 23 March 2017, 20:29 CET
Retailers and wholesalers are pleased with the simplification of energy labelling rules agreed by the European Parliament and the Council, allowing consumers to make better purchasing choices. But they warned that inconsistent or too rigid application of the rules could cause confusion and uncertainty.

Why it's important to always check your payslip 23 March 2017, 18:30 CET
We all do it; look at the figure at the bottom of the payslip and ignore the rest of it. Some of us don't even go that far, and just wait for the money to go into our account.

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