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MEPs from EPP fighting to cancel daylight saving time 23 October 2014, 21:45 CET
This Saturday people will turn their clocks back from daylight saving time. However, clock changes twice a year cause various problems. This fact is supported by several studies. Czech Members of the European Parliament Tomas Zdechovsky (LIBE, CONT) and Pavel Svoboda (JURI - chair, TRAN) therefore decided to fight along with the European Citizens' Initiative "For Only One Time" for establishment of one time, as the name of the initiative suggests.

MYA world first 17 September 2014, 16:26 CET
MYA world first

(Photo URBANSCREEN) 13 August 2014, 10:14 CET

The European Hospitality Skills Passport 17 June 2014, 12:45 CET
In April 2014, 5.26 million young people (under 25) were unemployed in the EU28, with an overall youth unemployment rate of 22.5%. In this context it is important to support sectors that have consistently provided European youth with a foothold on the labour market. The hospitality sector is one such industry.

CO2 emissions 30 May 2014, 18:03 CET
CO2 emissions

When Automated Trading Goes Wrong - HSBC 30 January 14 March 2014, 13:19 CET
On the morning of the January 30 at 11.20am, trading in HSBC shares on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) was halted after the share price spiked up by 10% in the space of 25 seconds. There was no news or announcements which could have affected the share price, and when the stock re-opened after a five minute auction, it carried on trading around the same levels as before the spike, ending the day up slightly at 630.2p. So what happened?

FTSE 100 14 March 2014, 13:18 CET
FTSE 100

HSBC Spike 14 March 2014, 13:18 CET
HSBC Spike

HSBC Spike 14 March 2014, 13:18 CET
HSBC Spike

HSBC Holdings PLC 14 March 2014, 13:17 CET
HSBC Holdings PLC

Take action with credit reports, before it's too late 31 January 2014, 18:34 CET
Did you know that you can find out what your credit history is? Credit reports have traditionally been a main source for financial institutions in deciding whether to make credit available to customers. You can also get access to yours.

Industrial Renaissance Neglects Industrial Workers - ETUC-IndustriAll 22 January 2014, 18:21 CET
In its Communication "For a European Industrial Renaissance," published on 22 January, the European Commission re-emphasises its commitment to foster industrial production so that it contributes 20% to Europe's GDP by 2020. Although the Commission rightly identifies industrial high-value added sectors as economic drivers of the future, it lacks a convincing plan for financing. In addition, the communication suggests further integration of the European Internal Market and urges European firms to internationalise.

MiFID: IMD 2 best place to regulate insurance investment products 21 January 2014, 18:53 CET
A decision was reached by the European Parliament, Council and Commission in a trialogue meeting on 14 January to amend the Insurance Mediation Directive (IMD 1) through the revised Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID 2).

Europe's biofuels not guaranteed sustainable, finds new study 28 November 2013, 21:00 CET
A WWF analysis has shown that the standards used to assess biofuel sources fall well short of ensuring that Europe's push towards increased biofuel use is not contributing to environmental destruction and social exploitation.

Deployment of the pan-European eCall service in Europe: results officially presented in Bucharest 21 November 2013, 22:12 CET
The Second HeERO International conference presents the results of the implementation of the pan-European in vehicle emergency service - eCall, deployed in the framework of the HeERO (Harmonised eCall European Pilot) project. The event takes place under the high auspices of the European Commission in cooperation with ERTICO (project coordinator), and the European Emergency Number Association (EENA).

Flight Safety Compromised 10 October 2013, 21:15 CET
"Today the European Parliament (EP) voted for a Regulation that is not to the benefit of the flying public in Europe," says Nico Voorbach, ECA President, after the adoption of the new EU Flight Time rules by the EU Parliament this afternoon. "With this approval the EP took a step away from a 'precautionary' approach, ignored scientific expert advice and put passenger safety at risk."

Industry publishes a joint statement on the proposed Directive on Collective Rights Management 02 July 2013, 22:11 CET
The digital industry (represented by the European Digital Media Association (EDiMA), DIGITALEUROPE, BITKOM, EuroISPA, the European Competitive Telecommunications Association (ECTA), the Coalition for a Digital Economy (Coadec), and Mixcloud) has collaborated to provide a collective voice on the proposed Directive on Collective Rights Management.

Monsanto granted "patent on severed broccoli" 12 June 2013, 22:36 CET
European Patent Office once again grants a patent on plant breeding

EU-Canada trade agreement threatens fracking bans 08 May 2013, 12:28 CET
The proposed Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between the European Union (EU) and Canada would grant energy companies far-reaching rights to challenge bans and regulations of environmentally damaging shale gas development (fracking), a new briefing by Corporate Europe Observatory, The Council of Canadians and the Transnational Institute shows.

Banks must back the real economy and facilitate SMEs' access to finance 02 May 2013, 22:25 CET
The European Builders Confederation EBC took the occasion of the SMEs Finance Forum held today in Dublin to alert and raise the issue of access to finance for construction small and medium enterprises in front of the European Institutions, the Irish Presidency of the European Council and other SMEs representatives.

Only 1 out of 4 EU citizens are aware of 112 as the European emergency number 11 February 2013, 16:58 CET
Only 1 out of 4 citizens are aware of 112 as the emergency number to dial all over the European Union.

Sluggish European economy puts the squeeze on UK annuity rates 01 February 2013, 17:45 CET
Retirees in the United Kingdom are feeling the pinch as annuity rates continue to fall to historic lows in a trend - given momentum by Europe's economic woes amongst other factors - that shows little sign of reversing.

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