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EU roaming & Net Neutrality in Telecoms Council 27 November 2014, 17:48 CET
This afternoon the European Council discussed the final stages of the EU Telecoms Single Market law - which has already passed through Commission and Parliament - and will have profound consequences for Europe’s consumers and businesses on: Roaming costs for mobile device use in Europe (banned by December 2015); Net Neutrality – the principle of an open internet where data is treated equally, blocking of specific apps/services is banned and the emergence of a '2 tiered' internet wherein consumers pay more for higher bandwidth content is prevented.

EBF underlines need to match EFSI funds with stable economic framework 27 November 2014, 12:45 CET
The European Banking Federation sees the creation of the European Fund for Strategic Investment (EFSI) as a first important step towards a European Union agenda that is more focused on growth and jobs.

Investment Plan for Europe: leveraging private investment is the right approach 26 November 2014, 12:54 CET
EUROCHAMBRES praises the focus on leveraging private investment that underpins the European Commission’s new Investment Plan for Europe. This is as an important signal to administrations across the EU on how to optimise the impact of constrained public budgets.

Small steps towards transparency welcome but much more needed for the public to understand secret trade deal 26 November 2014, 12:51 CET
Friends of the Earth Europe have cautiously welcomed moves announced by the European Commission to increase the transparency of the ongoing EU-US trade negotiations. While the new rules are a positive step, they fall short of providing full transparency and openness to allow a proper public debate on the controversial Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).

eCall based on 112 in Europe - HeERO 2 Project Final Event 26 November 2014, 12:24 CET
From the 27th to the 28th November 2014, the final HeERO International Conference will take place in Madrid, Spain. It will highlight the final outcomes, impact and results of the HeERO 2 project. Each pilot site will share its experiences and participants will have the opportunity to see eCall demonstration.

Pope Francis speaks out on human rights and care for creation when addressing European Parliament 25 November 2014, 18:01 CET
The alliance of Catholic development agencies, CIDSE, welcomes the address of Pope Francis to the European Parliament today, November 25, 2014. Continuing on his encyclical Evangelii Gaudium, CIDSE sees in the Pope’s message a challenge to current consumerism and models of economy.

A business-friendly environment for construction SMEs: what is the contribution of the new European Parliament? 25 November 2014, 17:32 CET
Small and medium-sized construction businesses believe there is much at stake in the next European legislative term. Five years of economic slowdown harshly damaged small builders, but the housing sector has big potential for the European economy. Today the European Builders Confederation organised a business breakfast to present the new MEPs with its roadmap on how to contribute to sustainable economic growth in Europe and overcome the crisis in the sector, as set out in the EBC Manifesto. More than ten MEPs, representatives from DG Enterprise and other associations participated in the breakfast and contributed to the debate.

Deco Party UK extends the invitation with launch of website for UK/Ireland 25 November 2014, 17:09 CET
 

SIVAL grows with expanded plant-sector event in Jan 2015 24 November 2014, 11:10 CET
SIVAL, a leading European trade show for the crop-production sector, will be held from 13 to 15 January 2015 at the Angers Exhibition Centre, in Angers (Western France). As the foundation for Plants Week, this year’s show will once again be the key event in plant excellence for all sector professionals, welcoming more than 600 exhibitors and hosting a range of events. Plants Week consists of a week of events and conferences devoted to the plant sector, including Rencontres du Végétal (Plant Sector Meetings), the SIVAL trade show, the Vegepolys Symposium, and the new Vegepolys International Business Event (or VIBE).

European banks call on policy makers to show commitment to enabling growth and calibration of regulations 14 November 2014, 13:27 CET
The Board of the European Banking Federation, comprising the presidents of 32 national banking associations of the countries of the European Union and the European Free Trade Agreement, met in Brussels today for its 119th meeting.

IMD 2 must benefit policyholders and be workable for insurers 14 November 2014, 11:33 CET
The final revised text of the Insurance Mediation Directive (IMD 2) should result in a solution that both benefits policyholders and is not unnecessarily burdensome for the insurance industry, according to Insurance Europe, the European insurance and reinsurance federation.

TTIP: Big Opportunity for Small Business 13 November 2014, 15:54 CET
According to a new report by the Atlantic Council conducted in both the United States and the European Union, small and medium businesses based in both America and Europe would benefit from passage of the Transatlantic Trade & Investment Partnership (TTIP).

Parliament votes to give European countries legally solid right to ban GM cultivation 12 November 2014, 11:18 CET
The European Parliament voted today on a new law on national bans of genetically modified (GM) crops.

VIRTUALDIVE is fully immersed at Dublin Web Summit 2014 11 November 2014, 10:25 CET
 

UK shows the way towards accurate caller location 06 November 2014, 20:22 CET
Caller location in case of an emergency is a fundamental element for the protection of citizens in distress. In the UK, with 60% of emergency calls to 112 and 999 made from mobile phones, caller location is often imprecise. A new service, produced in the UK by BT, EE and HTC, comes to address this problem. Advanced Mobile Location (AML) is up to 4,000 times more accurate than the current system used, saving lives, time, and money.

Greenpeace exposes 20 European fishing vessels responsible for destructive fishing 04 November 2014, 17:20 CET
Greenpeace is exposing today 20 of the most destructive fishing vessels operating under European flags, ownership or management, two months ahead of a European Union deadline to end overfishing.

Launch of Eurozone Single Supervisory Mechanism marks turning point 04 November 2014, 17:20 CET
As of today, banks in the Eurozone countries are subject to a single mechanism for banking supervision that comprises the European Central Bank and national competent authorities.

MobiWire cashes in with its Mobiprint terminal at Cartes Paris 2014 04 November 2014, 17:19 CET
 

Salience maps out collaborative working at Dublin Web Summit 2014 27 October 2014, 19:46 CET
 

Comprehensive assessment shows robust European banking sector 26 October 2014, 21:16 CET
The results of the comprehensive assessment of the 130 most significant European banks show that the sector is very robust and capable of sustaining a severe recession, the European Banking Federation concludes from the final results of the assessment as published today by the European Central Bank, European Banking Authority and national supervisors.

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