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European Parliament wants to encourage sustainability through a "right to repair"
We live in an age where consumer culture seems to rule the world. People have access to a vast array of goods and they're more than eager to spend their hard-earned money on them. Unfortunately, this behaviour leads to mindless consumption which has a serious negative impact on the environment, affecting the quality of our lives.

Retailers and wholesalers need competitive, secure data spaces to drive digital growth
EuroCommerce Director-General Christian Verschueren spoke today on the publication of the Commission draft Data Governance Act, which promotes data sharing and a common European Data space:

Joe Biden's election win raises questions for Boris Johnson at crucial stages of Brexit negotiations
Boris Johnson was committed to 'getting Brexit done' before he even stepped into office, so the pressure is really on the British prime minister to deliver for the 52% that voted leave in 2016.

Will the ECJ Overturn Germany's New Gambling Regulation?
The European Court of Justice has already interfered with Germany's gambling law in 2012. It might do the same once again in 2021 given controversies over the new regulation.

How to sell your mobile phone if it's locked on to any UK network
If you have a UK network-locked mobile phone, you can still sell it. We guide you how you can go about doing that.

Elements of a Digital Marketing Plan
Whether you are running a small or large business, you need to have a clear digital marketing plan in place that attracts customers to your company. After all, this is a crucial element of running a modern organization.

Mobile card payment: revolutionising payments in a safe way
The pandemic is heavily impacting businesses across Europe. From small to medium-sized, national or multinational firms. The impact is largely unknown as of yet, but when we look at restaurants and bars, we can already see major changes. What if these places can slowly open up after the second lockdown?

What Bulat Utemuratov is known for?
He contributes millions of dollars to the control of Covid-19, builds houses for multi-child families and people who lost their homes; revived the Narxoz University, created international Haileybury schools and the second life to the Botanical Garden in Almaty.

Beating Brexit: How landlords can get ahead of new laws on electrical checks
It's an interesting time to be in the business of being a landlord or landlady, that's for sure! As is the case with much of the country, uncertainty over the months ahead has left many industries floundering and unsure of how to act.

5 Must-Haves for Turning Stock Volatility into Profits
To increase your chances of making profits and decrease your chances of making losses, you should acquire the following five things.

How Sensors Technologies Help Purify Water
As we have studied during our school days, electrical conductivity refers to the ability of any given material to pass electrical current with the help of an electric field.

7 Fun Facts About Cannabidiol (CBD)
CBD is the latest rage, but not without reason. When people look for supplements to achieve certain health benefits, they want natural products without the side effects of pharmaceuticals.

High time for Europe's consumers to benefit from the single market
Speaking today on the publication of a study by the European Commission on supply restrictions imposed by manufacturers which prevent retailers buying products in one country and selling them in another, EuroCommerce Director-General Christian Verschueren said:

Identifying Ideal Injection Molding Robots
Using robots brings about saving money on work costs, which implies that these robots give an astounding degree of profitability. As differentiating as they may show up, the human arm and the mechanical arm are fundamentally the same as and share essential attributes. They have the equivalent fundamental piece of linkages and joints.

Why businesses across the EU are now looking at employee engagement
There is not only a pandemic sweeping across the European continent. The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way businesses are operated. Lots of people that work in the service industry are now working from home, with complete offices being closed. The result? A completely different dynamic of what a company means.

Is now the right time to become a homeowner?
After the COVID-19 pandemic ricocheted into all our lives in March, many countries went into lockdown for several months. During the summer, some began to emerge and lessen restrictions, but, as we move into winter, many economies are closing once again.

EuroCommerce now official partner of European campaign on health and safety
EuroCommerce has been an active participant over the years in campaigns on, for example, healthy aging and dangerous substances organised by the European Occupational Safety and Health Agency OSHA.

Stronger consumer engagement helps drive the green and digital transition - Retailers will make it happen
Speaking today on the launch of the Commission New Consumer Agenda, EuroCommerce Director-General Christian Verschueren said:

COVID-19 and the Shift to Online Education
In the wake of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the world has seen a massive amount of change - some good and some bad.

Why Your Business Needs To take CyberSecurity More Seriously
The onset of the pandemic has caused a massive spike in internet use. As we all know by now, the virus has forced the vast majority of people to stay home in order to prevent the virus from spreading further.

The Roadmap to Recruiting Top Candidates
Highly-skilled workers will always be in demand regardless of the economy. When you've got a job open and there are very specific criteria and skills you need, it can be a bit of a challenge to find and land the right candidate. It's going to take some creativity and some flexibility on your part.

Consumers are Switching Energy Suppliers in Droves
News on energy spending is convincing many consumers to switch plans. More than half of users in Europe get their energy from the Big Six, a conglomeration of energy suppliers that includes EDF, British Gas, npower, Scottish Power, SSE, and e.on.

Challenges for Recruitment Agencies In 2020, Within the Context of the COVID-19 Outbreak
Overcoming talent shortages, embracing digital transformation, and convincing employers to increase pay are just some of the day-to-day responsibilities European recruitment agencies assume.

Improving the Value of Your Home During Coronavirus
The coronavirus pandemic has meant more people than ever before spending more time than ever before at home. Although this has led to the high street and other industries being hit hard, there are industries and practices which have thrived and even benefited from people's being in their homes.

Market research in the time of coronavirus: Has anything changed?
The uncertainty around the coronavirus is undoubtedly the hardest thing to handle and we don't see a way out of the dilemma. The COVID-19 pandemic has amplified uncertainty regarding the economy, finances, employment, relationships, and so on.

EU Alerts

EUbusiness Week no. 851
Time to speed up climate action
→ EUbusiness Week archive

The Week Ahead no. 486
Sustainable development goals - strengthening geographical indications - e-Health security - collective interest of consumers - consumers' 'right to repair' - strengthening media freedom

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