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EU leaders pull handbrake on clean energy 24 October 2014, 13:41 CET
Despite considerable opposition by some governments, in the early hours of Friday morning EU leaders agreed three targets for carbon emission reductions, renewable energy and energy efficiency for 2030. But these targets are too low, slowing down efforts to boost renewable energy and keeping Europe hooked on polluting and expensive fuels, said Greenpeace.

Gain a Competitive Edge with your Big Data in Retail Financial Services at London Conference 23 October 2014, 22:38 CET
SMi is proud to announce the 2nd Annual Big Data in Retail Financial Services conference taking place on the 27th of November 2014 in London, UK.

Tripartite Social Summit: Put competitiveness first, including in Climate Policy 23 October 2014, 16:30 CET
On the eve of the European Council, at the Tripartite Summit, European Social Partners met with the Heads of State, the European Union President Van Rompuy and the EU Commission President Barroso on the topic “how to stimulate investments to create more jobs”. UEAPME – the European Craft and SME association – insists on the need to make best use of the growth momentum by putting SMEs’ competitiveness at the forefront.

Qucit makes life easier at Dublin Web Summit 2014 23 October 2014, 16:05 CET
 

Lucibel’s products in the spotlight at LuxLive 2014 23 October 2014, 15:31 CET
 

Cordia showcases fire-safety solutions at Expoprotection 2014 17 October 2014, 18:18 CET
 

Political instability to hamper growth in 2015, global business says 16 October 2014, 22:53 CET
Increasing political and social instability - in regions ranging from Morocco to India - casts a shadow over growth expectations for 2015, according to a survey conducted among Members of the Global Chamber Platform (GCP). Businesses in Europe, Latin America and Russia are the most pessimistic.

EBF highly concerned over proposed EU model for payment initiation services 16 October 2014, 21:52 CET
The European Banking Federation is highly concerned that member states of the European Union consider adopting a model for payment initiation services that poses significant risks to clients’ bank accounts. This new model is proposed by the European Commission in a revision to the Payment Services Directive (PSD).

ANEC 25th General Assembly: Organised consumer participation in standardisation is essential 15 October 2014, 17:02 CET
On the eve of World Standards Day (14 October), ANEC members held their 25th General Assembly to consider the state of consumer participation in standardisation.

Stoiber prescribing the wrong medicine 14 October 2014, 23:30 CET
The European Commission's High Level Group on Administrative Burdens, chaired by Dr Edmund Stoiber, has drawn severe criticism from 4 of a total of 15 Members for its final report pushing an outdated, deregulatory agenda.

Red card to Sri Lanka: European Commission announces severe fishing trade sanctions 14 October 2014, 21:31 CET
Greenpeace welcomed today's announcement by the European Commission that it will take a tougher stance against the government of Sri Lanka for its failure to co-operate in the global fight against illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing.

EBF statement on CRS implementation in EU 13 October 2014, 18:21 CET
The European Banking Federation wishes to share the concerns of European banks over a possible political agreement among EU member states that would pave the way towards adopting a revised version of the Directive on Administrative Cooperation. This revision is meant to implement internationally agreed Common Reporting Standards (CRS) in the European Union.

Domoscio knows how to succeed at Dublin Web Summit 2014 13 October 2014, 18:15 CET
Domoscio of France, a specialist in the field of educational technology (EdTech), will showcase its expertise at this year’s Dublin Web Summit, which will take place at the Royal Dublin Society in Ireland from 4 to 6 November 2014. Domoscio is keen to meet potential partners and investors as part of its strategy for international growth.

Royal & Sun Alliance Discuss Applying Telematics Data in General Insurance 09 October 2014, 13:02 CET
2nd annual Big Data in Retail Financial Services Conference will take place in London, on the 27th November 2014

Milan Job Summit: Chamber proposal to boost youth employment 08 October 2014, 22:31 CET
By the end of 2020, 50% of vocational education students should undertake an apprenticeship. Such a Flagship initiative on apprenticeships would boost youth employment according to EUROCHAMBRES’ Honorary President Christoph Leitl, speaking at today’s Job Summit of heads of state and employment ministers.

Video Games World Cup to start on 10 November 2014 08 October 2014, 15:12 CET
The first ever Video Games World Cup (VGWC) will be launched on 10 November 2014 and run until the World Cup Final, which will take place in New York between 3 and 5 July 2015. More than 100 countries and 20 million competitors are expected to take part in the tournament, which offers avid gamers and video-game enthusiasts worldwide a new, international and technologically advanced forum in which to play.

The Data Protection Officer is a burden for SMEs and therefore should not be made compulsory! 08 October 2014, 11:22 CET
HOTREC, the umbrella Association of Hotels, Restaurants and Cafes in Europe, and UEAPME, the employers’ organisation representing the interests of European crafts, trades and SMEs, call the Justice and Home Affairs Council not to make the Data Protection Officer compulsory, at least not for SMEs, whose core business is not data processing.

Timmermans must make the mandatory lobby register his key priority 07 October 2014, 23:57 CET
As MEPs prepare to interview the proposed new Commission vice-president, Frans Timmermans today, the Alliance for Lobbying Transparency and Ethics Regulation (ALTER-EU) calls on commissioner-designate Timmermans to make the introduction of a mandatory lobby register his priority.

EU paves way for climate killing tar sands 07 October 2014, 23:18 CET
Friends of the Earth Europe has criticised a proposal announced today to regulate fuel imports to Europe because it does nothing to penalise the most polluting fuels.

Leaked paper shows Commission could grant unprecedented taxpayer funding for Hinkley nuclear power station 02 October 2014, 22:20 CET
A leaked paper disclosed by German magazine der Spiegel has shown the European Commission is on the verge of approving eye-watering amounts of public funding to build nuclear reactors at Hinkley Point, in the United Kingdom, saddling taxpayers with the financial and environmental cost.

Cañete cannot be trusted with the climate 02 October 2014, 22:17 CET
Miguel Arias Cañete, the Spanish politician nominated as the new EU Commissioner for Climate and Energy, faced tough questioning from MEPs in his parliamentary hearing this evening.

World Nuclear Exhibition (WNE): First international exhibition for the civil nuclear industry in France 02 October 2014, 16:30 CET
Launched in response to an initiative by AIFEN, the Association of French Nuclear Industry Exporters, the World Nuclear Exhibition (WNE), the new biennial event, will run from 14 to 16 October of this year at Paris Le Bourget with the aim of allowing participants in a high-added-value industry to meet each other, forge partnerships, find new suppliers or expand their export business.

EBF Financial Integration Report highlights ongoing fragmentation 30 September 2014, 12:07 CET
Cross-border loans in EU account for 25% of total vs 36% in 2007 - Cross-border debt holdings stand at 16%, about half of 2006 levels - Divergence in interest rates to businesses, although narrowing, remains significant

EU-Canada Summit: Business welcomes end of CETA negotiations 29 September 2014, 17:27 CET
EUROCHAMBRES and EUCCAN - representing the European private sector in Europe and in Canada - applaud the end of negotiations on the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) being celebrated during the EU-Canada Summit on 26 September. They now call for the legal revision process and ratification procedures on both sides to be undertaken as swiftly as possible.

CEDRAT TECHNOLOGIES unveils mega-powerful SA75 switching amplifiers 29 September 2014, 17:21 CET
CEDRAT TECHNOLOGIES of France, in partnership with G2ELab, has developed a new range of powerful amplifiers using switching amplifier technology. The company’s SA75D model is the most powerful amplifier on the market for piezo actuators and is designed for applications that demand reactive power (anti-vibration, fast actuation, vibration generation, etc.) such as aeronautics, machine tools and large instruments.