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Numberly and Albatross join forces to unveil the fourth edition of exclusive study The Journey of a Luxury Consumer during breakfast session at The London EDITION on 16th September 2015 28 August 2015, 23:25 CET
Numberly, a digital data marketing firm specialising in helping advertisers optimize their marketing strategies, and Albatross Global Solutions, a market-research firm specialising in improving retail performance and understanding consumer trends in the luxury sector, have teamed up to study the behaviour and expectations of today’s consumer of luxury goods. Their exclusive new study will be unveiled at a joint event taking place in London on Wednesday 16 September 2015, at luxury boutique hotel The London EDITION in Fitzrovia.

All systems go as TechwaY launches ready-to-use embedded EW solutions at DSEI 2015, ExCeL London on 15-18 September 2015 (stand N8-143) 28 August 2015, 23:16 CET
Twelve years of working closely with top players in the French defence sector have equipped TechwaY with substantial expertise in data processing and providing first-class support. This innovative French company offers advanced high-speed data acquisition and ready-to-use embedded data processing systems that are as simple to use as a desktop computer. Exhibiting at DSEI 2015 at ExCeL London on 15-18 September 2015, TechwaY is looking to expand its technology into the international market, and will be showcasing its products and services to defence system integrators and potential distributors from the defence, avionics, medical, nuclear and industrial sectors.

European Patent Office boosts its business with Patents on Life 26 August 2015, 23:46 CET
A monopoly on specific tomatoes with a higher content of healthy compounds known as flavonols was granted by the European Patent Office (EPO) to the Swiss company Syngenta. The patent covers the plants, the seeds and the fruits. Patent EP1515600 describes the crossing of wild tomatoes with domesticated varieties. The plants are not genetically engineered but derived from classical breeding.

EU study on bee-killing pesticides increases pressure for ban expansion 26 August 2015, 22:57 CET
A study by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has linked the spraying of three neonicotinoid pesticides to harmful effects on bees, increasing the pressure on the European Commission to expand a current EU-wide ban to all uses and crops, said Greenpeace.

French airport services drive innovation and diversity at Inter Airport Europe 2015, Hall B6 stands 610 to 716 18 August 2015, 23:16 CET
The French airport industry will play a major role at the 20th Inter Airport Europe exhibition, which will take place in Munich from 6-9 October 2015. Business France, the French export-support agency, will present 25 companies representing different sectors on the French pavilion. A leading exhibition across the globe, Inter Airport Europe offers the unmissable opportunity to meet international decision-makers and buyers from the airport sector.

Benelux Infrastructure Forum: Hear About The New Fund For Strategic Investment From The European Commission 07 August 2015, 17:34 CET
SMi Group reports: Hear about the new fund for strategic investment from expert speakers of the European Commission at the 14th Annual Benelux Infrastructure Forum, taking place 23-24 November 2015 in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

German businesses in Britain call for UK to remain in EU 04 August 2015, 23:32 CET
German businesses that operate in Britain have called for the UK to remain part of the EU ahead of a national referendum on the subject due to take place before the end of 2017.

Emission Trading System: Post-2020 reform must be rescued from redundancy 16 July 2015, 17:00 CET
Today the European Commission presented its new legislative proposal to reform the European Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) after 2020 that is largely designed to please large polluters and set up the EU’s carbon market for failure.

EU Energy Label overhaul will simplify sustainable shopping 16 July 2015, 16:31 CET
The European Commission presented its plans to revise the well-known EU Energy Label in order to make choosing energy-efficient appliances simpler for consumers.

"New Deal for Europe's Energy Consumers" sees light of day 16 July 2015, 00:09 CET
Helping consumers to get a better energy deal is the core of a number of initiatives announced by the European Commission today. This New Deal outlines the way forward by making it easier for consumers to compare offers, switch suppliers and find their way around a digitalised energy market. The Commission deal also supports consumers who generate and consume their own energy.

European Parliament pushes for more surveillance and profiling of EU citizens 15 July 2015, 23:53 CET
Today, the European Parliament's Civil Liberties (LIBE) Committee adopted a proposal for the long-term storage of passengers on all flights entering and leaving the EU. The data will be used for profiling of innocent individuals as possible serious criminals.

ENVI Committee calls for cleaner air 15 July 2015, 23:42 CET
Over 90% of city dwellers in Europe are exposed to air pollution levels which are harmful to health. Today’s vote in the European Parliament’s Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI) Committee on the National Emissions Ceilings (NEC) Directive is an important step towards improving air quality and protecting public health in Europe.

EU must get real on carbon pollution pricing 08 July 2015, 18:47 CET
Today the European Parliament voted in favour of the establishment of a Market Stability Reserve as a first step to reform of the EU’s Emissions Trading System (ETS).

European Parliament safeguards health in TTIP, says No to 'business as usual' ISDS 08 July 2015, 18:14 CET
Today, the European Parliament adopted its Initiative report with recommendations to the European Commission on the negotiations for the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). EPHA and EHN welcome the report as it includes vital safeguards for public health, and sends a clear signal that the controversial Investor-to-State Dispute Settlement system (ISDS) must be reformed.

European Patent Office revokes Altor BioScience patent 07 July 2015, 16:43 CET
The European Patent Office (EPO) has revoked the patent EP1409646 held by Altor BioScience. After the US company withdrew its controversial claims on genetically engineered chimpanzees, the EPO has now also revoked a changed version of the patent claiming genetically engineered rats and mice as inventions. The decision was made on the basis that there were flaws in the technical quality of the patent. The opponents believe this outcome is an important success, but are warning that it does not indicate a general change in the legal practice of the EPO.

Telmat Industrie has just launched in the UK its new automatic body measurement system: The SYMCAD III 3D Body Scanner 07 July 2015, 13:55 CET
Telmat industrie is delighted to showcase its innovative and automatic body measurement system to the UK market

Services Directive: Points of Single Contact underperforming, study reveals 02 July 2015, 23:28 CET
More than five years after the Services Directive entered into force, a new EU-wide mystery shopper exercise and study on the Points of Single Contacts (PSC) shows that the performance of these online business portals is generally low (54%), with only two countries passing the 75% threshold of very good performance.

Business groups divided over merits of Britain's EU membership 02 July 2015, 17:06 CET
Opinion is divided among some of the UK’s most vocal business groups over whether or not Britain ought to remain a part of the European Union.

Mixed outcome of new EU consumer insurance market law 01 July 2015, 19:14 CET
A deal was reached last night between Members of European Parliament and EU ministers in the revision of EU-wide rules for insurance sales, ranging from car and fire insurance to life insurance.

Greece: European banks underline importance of eurozone cohesion 30 June 2015, 18:47 CET
Taking note of the recent political discussions between the Hellenic Republic and its creditors and the imposition of capital controls by the Greek authorities, the European Banking Federation, comprising national banking associations from 32 European countries, wishes to underline the importance of cohesion in the eurozone and to express its strong desire for Greece to remain a member of the euro area.

EU reaches unambitious deal on Roaming charges and Net Neutrality 30 June 2015, 14:04 CET
Negotiations between the European Parliament and Council on a Telecoms Single Market regulation concluded today, setting a deadline to abolish roaming charges and making a start on an EU-wide Net Neutrality principle (i.e. treating internet data equally and banning the blocking of internet services).

Greenpeace warns Europe is failing to learn lessons from Fukushima 29 June 2015, 22:11 CET
A new report published today by Greenpeace found that Europe's nuclear regulators have failed to act on vital lessons from the Fukushima catastrophe, exposing Europeans to the risk of a nuclear accident. The release coincides with the bi-annual conference of the European Nuclear Safety Regulator Group (ENSREG) held in Brussels.

European banking sector not yet adequately integrating environmental and social risks 25 June 2015, 19:01 CET
Large European banks are not yet sufficiently aware of the business risks deriving from environmental and social developments, such as climate change, water scarcity or sustainable production, according to a KPMG survey conducted with the support of WWF.

Pope urges action on climate change - Friends of the Earth reaction 18 June 2015, 16:20 CET
Commenting on the Pope’s Encyclical on climate change published on Thursday, 18 June, Friends of the Earth’s head of campaigns Andrew Pendleton said:

Energy Efficiency Directive: 10 Member States lag behind in providing clear audit rules 17 June 2015, 23:28 CET
One year after the transposition deadline of the Energy Efficiency Directive, only 18 countries have transposed the provisions on energy audits as set out in article 8 of the European legislation. This is one of the main findings of a study published today by EUROCHAMBRES, highlighting the negative consequences for business.