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"We need to work with the unions for the future of retail and wholesale"
Speaking today at the annual UNI Europa Commerce sector Conference in Bucharest, EuroCommerce Director-General Christian Verschueren underlined the importance of social partners working together to ensure that the 29 million Europeans working in retail and wholesale are equipped to have sustainable and rewarding jobs in this rapidly-changing commercial environment.

Germany leads sabotage of EU bank's climate efforts
In a blow to the climate and the EU’s green credentials, the European Investment Bank's Board failed a second time to agree to end funding for coal, oil and gas today, instead pushing the decision back to 14 November.

Downward Trend Continues, But Less Than Expected
SMEunited President Ulrike Rabmer-Koller presents the latest EU SME Barometer results for Autumn 2019 as being above previous expectations.

Fighting Climate Change Must Be A Worldwide Effort
Ahead of the UN Climate Action Summit in New York, SMEunited insists on how crucial it is that the European Union’s new efforts to cut GHG emissions be mirrored by all industrialised nations.

EuroCommerce calls for rapid global agreement on OECD digital tax proposals
Commenting on the presentation yesterday of the OECD Secretariat's proposals on tax challenges from digitalisation of the economy, EuroCommerce Director-General Christian Verschueren commented:

EU trade unions and employers want ambitious EU industrial strategy
European employers and trade unions are jointly calling on the new European Commission and Parliament for a more proactive and ambitious EU industrial strategy.

AJW Group to Sponsor the 20th Military Airlift and Air-to-Air Refuelling Conference
SMi Reports: AJW Group will sponsor, speak and exhibit at this year's Military Airlift and Air-to-Air Refuelling Conference held on the 3rd and 4th December in Lisbon, Portugal.

Registration now open for SMi's Maritime Reconnaissance and Surveillance Technology conference in Rome, Italy
SMi is proud to present the 5th annual Maritime Reconnaissance and Surveillance Technology conference, taking place on 5th – 6th February 2020 in Rome, Italy.

Registration closing soon for SMi's Air Missile Defence Technology conference and exhibition 2019
SMi reports: Two weeks to go until SMi’s Air Missile Defence Technology 2019, taking place in Prague on the 22nd-23rd October.

CJEU ruling on fighting defamation online could open the door for upload filters
Today, on 3 October 2019, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) gave its ruling in the case C‑18/18 Glawischnig-Piesczek v Facebook.

Key Sponsors and Speakers to join SMi's Benelux Infrastructure Forum 2019 in Amsterdam
SMi Reports: New event details, sponsors and speakers announced for the upcoming 18th Annual Benelux Infrastructure Forum 2019.

One billion people threatened by climate change risks to oceans, polar and mountain regions, UN report warns
No part of the world will be spared from the impacts of climate change as oceans warm and ice sheets and glaciers melt, causing rapid sea-level rise that could affect one billion people by 2050.

UN climate summit puts global spotlight on EU
A United Nations climate summit taking place today in New York city is expected to expose Europe's lack of progress to tackle the climate emergency, warned Greenpeace.

1st call for international marine/maritime projects from Finistère
The NARWHAL CHALLENGE is the first call for international projects in the Finistère area (Western Brittany) in France. This call for innovative projects has been launched by a collective of 8 organisations representing the area's key economic and scientific stakeholders as well as its world-renowned research community.

EuroCommerce joins the Circular Plastics Alliance as retailers & wholesalers contribute to a more sustainable future
EuroCommerce today joined the Circular Plastics Alliance.

State of the EU auto industry - First half of 2019
The European Automobile Manufacturers' Association (ACEA) has published its Economic and Market Report covering the first half of 2019 with the latest figures on the registration, production and trade of passenger cars and commercial vehicles, both in Europe and around the world.

As climate action takes centre-stage, EU must play a leading role
The next two weeks will see an unprecedented series of political events and public mobilisations focused on the climate crisis:

21st Annual Global MilSatCom conference and exhibition will return to London in November as the biggest edition to date
With 2019 an essential year, for both the host nation's SKYNET programme, disruptive 'go fast' efforts being pioneered in the US and NATO signing a new alliance-wide MOU - SMi Group will be hosting the 21st annual Global MilSatCom conference and exhibition in London on the 5th, 6th and 7th November at the QEII Conference Centre.

European Court of Justice does not request a more detailed investigation of risks of genetically engineered soybeans
Today, the European Court of Justice published the decision on a legal case filed by Testbiotech together with the European Network of Scientists for Social and Environmental Responsibility (ENSSER) and the environmental organisation Sambucus (C-82/17 P).

Business Organisations Voice Strong Support For A New EU SME Strategy
Today, SMEunited, EUROCHAMBRES and BusinessEurope reiterate the call of the European SME Envoy Network for a new and dedicated European SME strategy, at a joint event in the European Parliament.

Reducing labour shortages by improving skills matching - Employers statement
European employers are concerned about the growing skills mismatches and labour force shortages in a majority of Member States.

EU failing 2020 commitments for marine biodiversity protection
A new report from WWF & Sky Ocean Rescue shows European seas remain in a poor state and significantly lack appropriate biodiversity protection, with 19 of 23 marine EU Member States falling behind on developing management plans for their Marine Protected Areas (MPAs).

Genetically engineered mosquitoes out of control
According to a new scientific publication, genetically engineered mosquitoes produced by Oxitec (Intrexon) have escaped human control after trials in Brazil.

New study highlights lack of progress on infrastructure & incentives for alternatively-powered cars
At the start of a new EU political term, the European Automobile Manufacturers' Association (ACEA) is urgently calling for a comprehensive plan to enable the transition to zero-emission mobility in Europe.

Climate and environment win centre stage in new European Commission
WWF welcomes the appointment a Commission Executive Vice President for the European Green Deal, who will also act as Commissioner for Climate Change, and oversee the work of the Commissioners for Agriculture, Health, Transport, Energy, Cohesion and Reforms, as well as Environment and Oceans.