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4 Reasons Personal Credit Matters in the International Business World 11 December 2017, 13:22 CET
Personal credit is what is used to determine if you get approved to buy a house in the U.S., and sometimes even if you get a job. Travel to Europe and you'll discover that your credit rating in the U.S. doesn't really follow over. You'd have to get a credit card issued by a bank in the UK just to start building credit abroad, and most European nations still differentiate between business and personal lines of credit.

The Rise in Artificial Intelligence 09 December 2017, 20:41 CET
Now that there is a computer that can beat humans at Texas Holdem poker, should players fear fraud in casinos or is this mostly a fantasy which has become exaggerated and warped into a kind of urban legend?

Three Great Ways to Use a Garden Room 08 December 2017, 17:59 CET
A garden room can be a wonderful investment and it offers a wide range of possibilities. They’re inexpensive to build, depending upon what you’re hoping to use it for, and they can also add value onto the home if designed correctly.

Concerns About Rising Personal Debt In Sweden 08 December 2017, 13:56 CET
Sweden is known for its enviable free market and high standard of living, but the country is currently facing issues surrounding personal debt.

MEPs vote for 2050 climate goal: carbon neutral EU 07 December 2017, 19:01 CET
MEPs showed they mean to make the Paris Agreement more than empty words today when they voted in favour of a net zero EU greenhouse gas emissions target by 2050 at the latest. They also called for both the EU and Member States to develop climate plans for 2050, and to make sure their shorter-term 2030 plans were consistent with those long term strategies.

European health community calls on the EU and UK to prioritise patients as crunch Article 50 decision approaches 07 December 2017, 18:58 CET
Today a group of organisations representing patients, healthcare professionals and the health care industry have called on the EU and UK to prioritise patients in the Brexit negotiations.

How to Unwind on Your Lunch Break and Improve Productivity 07 December 2017, 18:46 CET
You will more than likely juggle multiple tasks throughout the working day, which can lead to unwanted stress. When in full-time employment, you’ll want to spend you lunch break unwinding so you can return to your desk and work to your fullest. Many employees, though, tend to work through their lunch breaks, especially if they decide to eat at their desk. However, there are many simple ways you can improve your mental and physical wellbeing, leaving you completely rejuvenated for your afternoon at the office.

Working with Third Party Businesses - Why the Decision to Go Onshore, Nearshore or Offshore Is So Important 06 December 2017, 15:49 CET
For many companies, outsourcing some functions can be the most cost effective and efficient way of getting them done to a professional standard. Without the expense and time involved in recruiting and supporting in house teams for these roles, using a third party can allow you to gain access to new operational functions within your business very rapidly, and without the need for a particularly detailed level of management - you simply need to manage the contracts and accounts with your service providers.

4 Global Marketing Mistakes Your Company Should Avoid 05 December 2017, 22:54 CET
Taking your company into a new country can be a very exciting process. If you fail to focus on making an adequate marketing strategy to attract new customers in a foreign country, it is only a matter of time before this venture fails.

Retailers and wholesalers welcome easier cross-border VAT filing, abolition of VAT-free parcels, but deplores late implementation 05 December 2017, 17:44 CET
EuroCommerce welcomed the adoption today of the VAT proposals related to electronic commerce.

EU needs to lead in fight against protectionism 05 December 2017, 17:41 CET
On the occasion of the European Trade Policy Day today, EuroCommerce urges the European Union to fight against the growing protectionist tendencies everywhere.

Uneven 2050 climate plans show need for better EU rules 05 December 2017, 17:38 CET
There was little improvement in EU Member States' 2050 climate plans between 2015 and 2017, new analysis from WWF shows.

How to Host an Industry Awards Ceremony 01 December 2017, 13:12 CET
An industry awards ceremony celebrates excellence, recognises hard work or can be used as a fundraising tool for worthy causes. It's therefore a brilliant way to bring people together for one evening only to have a little fun. If you want to create a show everyone will remember, find out how to host an industry awards ceremony.

The Future of the UK's Automotive Industry 01 December 2017, 13:05 CET
Brexit has a way of making everything uncertain, particularly when it comes to finance and industry. There are many predictions about how it - and other factors - are going to affect the UK's automotive industry, and although we don't know which (if any) are going to come true, it's certainly interesting to take a look at what has been said.

How to Find a New Location for Your Business 01 December 2017, 13:05 CET
Sometimes businesses must relocate. There may have been a rent increase, or perhaps you’ve outgrown your current premises. Whatever the reason, moving your entire business needs to be planned out carefully in advance.

WWF reaction: New EU farming policy will require Member States to deliver benefits for nature 29 November 2017, 18:04 CET
Today the European Commission presented its Communication on the future of the EU Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) beyond 2020. The communication calls for a much needed transition towards more sustainable farming based on results, yet still lacks clear and mandatory EU targets to reduce the impact of our agriculture on nature and climate.

EU Parliament: Energy efficiency boosted, but renewables busted 28 November 2017, 23:19 CET
The European Parliament's energy and industry committee (ITRE) today gave energy efficiency a new lease of life in Europe, but dealt a blow to renewable energy development.

The Parliament wants binding 40% energy efficiency target for 2030 28 November 2017, 23:16 CET
EuroACE welcomes the strong position of the Industry and Energy Committee of the European Parliament (ITRE) in favour of a binding 40% energy efficiency target for 2030, with the adoption of the Report on the Energy Efficiency Directive (EED).

RES Associations: ITRE committee's endorsement of a 35% renewable energy target for 2030 can bring the EU back on track to global leadership 28 November 2017, 13:58 CET
One year ago, the European Commission presented the Clean Energy for All Europeans legislative package, but it's headline target of 27% renewable energy by 2030 fell short of its ambitions. With today's vote, adopting a target of at least 35% renewables, the European Parliament Committee for Industry, Research and Energy puts the EU within reach of meeting its objective of being world leader in renewables.

Personal Financial Responsibility for National Financial Well-being 28 November 2017, 13:36 CET
Around the world, overuse of consumer credit and out-of-control debt are weighing down societies in ways that are easy to see.

Will Brexit Affect UK's Energy Relationship with EU? 27 November 2017, 23:07 CET
Richard Harrington from BEIS has told House of Lords select committee that the government is prioritising energy-related Brexit negotiations, with a view to keeping existing arrangements almost identical.

How to Make a Splash at Your Next Convention 24 November 2017, 13:49 CET
Conventions are incredibly important for businesses of all kinds to get their product out there. It’s important to make connections, to learn new tricks of the trade, and to generally advertise yourself. There are trade shows and conventions for everyone, for every industry and every goal.

European Patients' Forum welcomes the Council's decision to relocate the European Medicines Agency in Amsterdam 24 November 2017, 11:38 CET
Being closely involved with the activities of the EMA through the Patient and Consumer Working Party (PCWP) and the Pharmacovigilance Risk Assessment Committee (PRAC), we are highly aware that the relocation process will, even in the best circumstances, lead to some disruption and reduced capacity.

ESRA and CIUS call for access to sugar in EU-Mercosur Free Trade Agreement 23 November 2017, 18:03 CET
The current EU trade agenda shows a level of ambition and leadership never seen before, as Europe takes on the mantle of global champion of free trade. Ongoing negotiations with Mercosur could well lead to the most valuable free trade deal the EU has ever negotiated, showing that Europe's rhetoric on free trade is backed up by concrete results.

Retail and wholesale press for progress on better online tools for SMEs 23 November 2017, 13:08 CET
Speaking today at the European Parliament’s SME Intergroup, EuroCommerce Director-General Christian Verschueren pressed for the European Parliament and Council to accelerate progress on the proposal for a Single Digital Gateway to provide information, assistance and problem- solving services.

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