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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.

Environmental Crime Threatens Europe's Last Pristine Forests and Iconic Wildlife 23 November 2017, 13:04 CET
A new UN report warns that illegal logging, illegal caviar trade, mass-killing of wild birds and poaching of bears, wolves and lynx threaten biodiversity and livelihoods in the Danube-Carpathian region stretching over 15 European countries.

Online Gambling in the EU: What You Need to Know 23 November 2017, 00:35 CET
Online gambling is an international phenomenon that is enjoyed worldwide. However, due to its global popularity, it is inevitable that there can be confusion about its regulation in different parts of the world.

London Still On Top For Business Location Choice 21 November 2017, 16:43 CET
London Executive Offices (LEO) have recently undertaken a study to find out the true value of a London business address. Results have found that 64% of business executives would chose a London based address as their business location of choice.

Availing Personal Injury Compensation Legally 21 November 2017, 15:50 CET
Personal Injury lawyer helps a victim, who suffered personal injury to themselves or to their property due to wrongdoing of another person or organization or an entity, by getting them their personal injury compensation.

River revolution in Europe as France launches largest dam removal project on the continent 21 November 2017, 13:56 CET
With thousands of proposed dams threatening Europe’s few remaining free flowing rivers, France’s decision to remove two large dams could signal the start of a new era on the continent – with countries focussing on reviving their rivers and on large scale dam destruction rather than construction.

What Is GDPR And Is Your Business Ready? 20 November 2017, 18:33 CET
When the General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR, was first adopted last year, UK businesses could be forgiven for not giving it much thought. Firstly, there still remained more than two years before they had to comply with the new regulations and, secondly, the Brexit vote that followed shortly afterwards began to dominate corporate thinking.

EU Environmental Policies and their Impact on Business 20 November 2017, 18:26 CET
Without a strong policy to back up the environment, pollution and toxicity has run rampant across the planet. While change is certainly looming nearer and nearer, there is a long way to go yet before success is in sight. A strong dose of power is needed, and there’s no better place to find power than in a parliament.

High commitment to Paris - insufficient action at home 16 November 2017, 18:15 CET
After a decade of rapid growth, we see a strong decrease in the growth rates of global CO2 emissions over the past years, sending signals for a decarbonisation of the global energy system. The Climate Change Performance Index 2018 (CCPI) confirms these developments in Greenhouse-Gas-emissions (GHG), renewable energies and energy use for some countries but also still clearly shows a current general lack of ambitious targets and sufficient implementation for a Paris-compatible pathway.

EU Parliament calls for EU agriculture and budget to better protect biodiversity 16 November 2017, 17:43 CET
Today the European Parliament voted a resolution, supporting the EU Commission’s Action Plan for nature, people and the economy [1], and calling for the future EU Budget and Agricultural Policy to strongly contribute to nature protection in Europe.

How to Reduce Business Risk 16 November 2017, 15:38 CET
With cyber attacks happening all over the world, it seems the risks to both new and established businesses have never been greater. While it’s true that our online connectivity leaves us all vulnerable to identity theft and fraud, the rise of cybercrime has paved the way for more intelligent security systems than ever before.

Phasing out coal, powering a sustainable future 16 November 2017, 15:33 CET
WWF welcomes the creation of the ‘The Global Alliance to Power Past Coal’, launched in Bonn today, as an important step toward building a coal-free future. It is time for the European Union to follow suit.

E-Commerce Trading Is the Future of Start-ups 15 November 2017, 12:37 CET
It used to be much more difficult to start up a business, and most entrepreneurs of the past needed to pitch their idea to investors and patrons if they wanted their vision to become a reality. Now, however, not only can you do more without investors, but you can also reach global markets early on in the process.

MUP court ruling a sad day for the internal market 15 November 2017, 12:28 CET
spiritsEUROPE regrets the UK Supreme Court ruling on MUP, which will distort competition by preventing efficient low-cost producers of alcoholic drinks in other Member States from using that competitive advantage against higher cost producers, without targeting those who drink at harmful levels.

Italy the best performing OECD economy in this year's World Bank Paying Taxes survey 14 November 2017, 23:23 CET
Russell Bedford International member firm Studio Corno, Milan, has again assisted the World Bank in researching its annual Doing Business project. This year’s report, Doing Business 2018: Reforming to Create Jobs, shows Italy to have the most improved tax environment of the OECD economies, up 14 places from 126 to 112

German electricity exports are fueling domestic coal mining 14 November 2017, 23:18 CET
Germany could cut the equivalent of Hungary’s annual emissions, just by stopping electricity exports. A new report released by the climate thinktank Sandbag shows Germany exported 49TWh of electricity in 2016 - and is on course for even more in 2017 - from the world’s dirtiest fossil fuel, lignite.

Funding Options for SMEs Post-Brexit 14 November 2017, 14:09 CET
It's widely accepted that Brexit will have a major impact on the British economy but the slow progress of negotiations and lack of clarity is leading to growing frustrations across the business community.

How Will Brexit Impact International Courier Services? 10 November 2017, 15:37 CET
In June 2016, the UK voted to leave the EU, and since then, speculation about the impact of Brexit has been one of the biggest topics of conversation amongst British businesses. This has only heightened since parliament triggered Article 50 earlier this year, which essentially started the divorce process.

Pros and Cons of online casinos and their effects on the economy 10 November 2017, 14:33 CET
Let's take a few moments to talk about the pros and the cons of online casinos, and then we'll go over some of the effects that they have on the economy in a broad and general sense. Naturally, the impact won't be the same everywhere around the world, but there are some common traits worldwide.

Small is beautiful: Don't burden small businesses and consumers, empower them to boost the energy transition! 09 November 2017, 18:49 CET
The trade associations representing key players in Europe’s energy transition urge policy makers to take a step-wise approach towards the market integration of small-scale renewable and high efficiency cogeneration installations.

MedTech Europe: Brexit deal must ensure continued access to needed medtech 09 November 2017, 18:37 CET
MedTech Europe, the trade association representing the medical technology industry, wants negotiators to be highly sensitive to the impact of Brexit to patients and the SME-based medical technology industry. The association calls for effective arrangements that will mitigate potential risks to patients’ access or to the competitiveness of the sector on both sides of the channel.

Out of touch ETS reform puts EU Member States in the spotlight 09 November 2017, 18:30 CET
Last night’s trialogue agreement failed to restore the ETS as Europe’s flagship climate policy. Emission reductions for the foreseeable future will now be dependent on other EU and Member State policies.These include direct efforts to phase out coal, increase renewables growth and support industrial innovation.

What Does Brexit Mean for Global Audit Firms? 09 November 2017, 17:49 CET
As many predicted, Brexit is proving to be lengthy, complex and costly. As companies across the UK and Europe try to navigate their way through the legal minefield ahead, they are relying more heavily than ever on the expertise of the legal and financial services. So, what does Brexit mean for global audit firms?

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