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ERASMUS+ Confronting Wicked Problems: Final Report available 17 October 2017, 23:40 CET
In the summer of 2014, the Architects' Council of Europe (ACE), the European Association for Architectural Education (EAAE) and several universities were awarded an Erasmus+ Project titled "Confronting Wicked Problems: Adapting Architectural Education to the New Situation in Europe".

Posting of Workers Directive: Construction SMEs need a level-playing field 17 October 2017, 23:33 CET
The European Builders Confederation (EBC) welcomes yesterday's approval of the report on the revision of the Posting of Workers Directive by the European Parliament's Employment and Social Affairs Committee with 32 votes in favour, 8 against and 13 abstentions.

EU guidelines on food donation helpful to reducing food waste 17 October 2017, 23:02 CET
The European Commission adopted yesterday on the World Food Day, EU guidelines on food donation. Retailers and wholesalers welcome these guidelines as supporting efforts to recover and redistribute food to those in need, thereby helping to prevent food waste and fight food poverty in the EU. Retailers and wholesalers work hard to prevent food waste from happening in the first place, but if there is a need for food surplus redistribution, food donation needs to happen and made easier.

The Benefits, And Importance of Working Capital Loans 17 October 2017, 22:56 CET
Working Capital loans are prolific for business looking for instant growth, or a competitive edge.

Top Ten Marketing Strategies Which Will Transform Your Business 17 October 2017, 22:42 CET
Marketing has always been about one thing - visibility.

5 Savings Tips For Millennials 17 October 2017, 13:57 CET
It's commonly said that millennials are experiencing more financial struggles in young adulthood than their parents did before them.

The Benefits Of Direct Response Marketing 17 October 2017, 13:57 CET
Direct response marketing is the kind of term that gets thrown around and passively accepted, but which a lot of people aren't particularly clear about. In fact, it's sometimes misinterpreted as something of a synonym for marketing in general. But that's not quite the right way to think about it.

How will Executive Travel Change in the Future EU? 16 October 2017, 16:13 CET
Travel has long been a privilege to those in the EU, strengthening a connection that facilitated cross country trade and employment. Additionally, executive travel is an enormous part of that, iconic of booming business on an international scale. Put simply, it lends style to substance, as jetting off in executive fashion becomes a symbol of success.

Cross European strategic corporate partnerships fight Brexit 16 October 2017, 15:41 CET
By Luke Hatkinson-Kent

How digital is your business? 13 October 2017, 17:53 CET
Is your organisation a leader in the digital world, or do you feel that you are following current trends without fully understanding how this is impacting your firm? In fact, positioning yourself at the forefront of digital change is crucial if you want your business to grow.

Will the ECB Ever Embrace Cryptocurrency and Blockchain? 12 October 2017, 18:08 CET
With Bitcoin surpassing a historic $5000 today, cryptocurrency remains a major talking point in the financial marketplace, particularly as Bitcoin continues to benefit from increased regulations and a larger number of viable applications.

Opposition to Monsanto bio-piracy patent on soybeans rejected 12 October 2017, 14:11 CET
The European Patent Office (EPO) rejected on 11 October the opposition filed by 'No Patents on Seeds!' against the Monsanto patent EP 2134870.

Energy Performance of Buildings Directive: Remaining flaws could be detrimental to construction SMEs 11 October 2017, 15:55 CET
Today's ITRE Committee vote on the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive is a step in the right direction, but the European Builders Confederation (EBC) expresses concerns about the impact of some articles of the report.

MEPs unite behind more energy efficient buildings law 11 October 2017, 15:50 CET
MEPs from across the political spectrum got behind an ambitious revision of the EU Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) this morning.

Global Silver Demand and the PV Industry 10 October 2017, 17:50 CET
Commodity market analysts are, on the whole, optimistic about the global silver market in the short and medium term. Most expect to see an increase in demand throughout 2016 in a number of key sectors, accompanied by further contraction in supply.

Consumers and farmers disadvantaged if agriculture exempted from competition rules 10 October 2017, 17:34 CET
Speaking today, EuroCommerce Director-General Christian Verschueren warned of the potential unforeseen consequences of pressure from the European Parliament in current trilogue negotiations on the draft Omnibus Regulation that would effectively exempt from EU competition rules possible concerted practices by producer organisations in charging identical prices or controlling quantities of produce.

What Every Forex Trader Needs to Know About the Euro 09 October 2017, 13:35 CET
The euro is one of the most popular currencies traded on the forex market, and as such it helps to know exactly how it behaves as a currency when paired with a variety of other currencies, as well as what influences this behaviour. Here are some of the main points every forex trader should know about the euro.

The Online Gambling Industry in America 08 October 2017, 14:07 CET
Online gambling is a growing industry; one of the fastest-growing industries on the market today. Across Europe, online casino operators are benefiting from clear regulations and sufficient infrastructure to support their operations. Add the fact that casino gaming is one of the favorite leisure activities in the EU and you have the perfect market condition to benefit from.

Why GDPR May Actually Help Employment Figures 07 October 2017, 18:17 CET

UK Farmers Trying to Protect against Economic Damage 06 October 2017, 17:59 CET
Farming is a risky business in a number of ways. UK farmers in today’s economy have to guard against physical and mechanical issues with the farm. However, they also have to deal with economic changes to the country as whole.

Public Procurement Package: Construction SMEs need a better implementation of the Directive 05 October 2017, 00:33 CET
The European Builders Confederation (EBC) welcomes the new Commission’s package on Public Procurement that will give further guidance for a better implementation of Directive 2014/24/EU which is still within transposition into national law in most Member States. However, EBC is worried that the current implementation of Directive 2014/24/EU on public procurement might exclude many SMEs from public tenders, because of the misuse of green and social criteria to evaluate offers in some Member States.

If Politicians Aren’t Safe Online, Can You Be? 04 October 2017, 13:39 CET
There is a lot of online talk about cybersecurity. Everyone is talking about VPNs and proxies, as well as password managers, along with the ubiquitous antivirus software.

European Bicycle Manufacturers Association files EU anti-dumping complaint to stop the dumping of Chinese e-bikes 02 October 2017, 16:03 CET
Moreno Fioravanti, Secretary General at the European Bicycle Manufacturers Association (EBMA) announced: "Dumped Chinese e-bikes are flooding the EU market. European e-bikes are undercut and overwhelmed in their home market by heavily subsidised, illegally dumped Chinese e-bikes sold below their cost of production."

CIUS welcomes the End of the Sugar and Isoglucose Quota Regime as a step in the right direction 29 September 2017, 18:26 CET
CIUS, the European Sugar Users, welcomes the end to market-distorting sugar production quotas. They have for too long, hampered the competitiveness of the European sugar-using food and drink industries.

Will Brexit have an effect on importing goods? 29 September 2017, 17:31 CET
With Brexit negotiations underway, and the stalling process meaning trade negotiations are consistently being pushed back, many businesses and individuals are questioning whether or not Brexit is going to have a major impact on importing goods.

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