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EuroCommerce and GS1 in Europe agree to strengthen cooperation
EuroCommerce and GS1 in Europe signed on 29 May a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to work more intensively together in the field of supply chain cooperation, standards, and technologies.

What to Know Before Opening a Manufacturing Plant in the European Union
Congratulations. You've decided to open up a manufacturing facility in the European Union. Before diving into the daily routine of running a factory or startup, however, you need to ensure that you have a good feel for how life works for business owners in the EU.

New report shows some EU Member States intent on burning coal for electricity beyond 2030 whilst banking on EU funding for a just energy transition
Today, a new report by Climate Action Network (CAN) Europe and Sandbag reveals Member States are receiving EU energy transition support but not committing to phase-out coal.

Better work-life balance would shrink the gender pay gap
The gender pay gap reveals the different realities that women and men face in their professional and personal lives. Today, women across the EU earn on average, 16% less per hour than men. The biggest gap in earnings is among couples with children - showing that the financial cost of having a family falls heavily on women’s shoulders.

The Truth about the Meal Kit Industry: Where it’s Going, and What We Can Expect
Meal kits have taken the world by storm in recent years, and their popularity is said to be driven by parents who are too busy to prepare complex and elaborate meals when they get home from work yet still want to make something appetizing for their brood.

Fragmented Parliament needs unity to tackle climate emergency
As a result of the European elections concluded yesterday, the two traditional major parties of the social democrats and conservatives will no longer have a majority in the European Parliament.

The Largest technology Companies in the EU
When you think about tech giants around the globe, Silicon Valley is the hub of them. It has given rise to some of the biggest brands, such as Google, Uber, and Facebook. Thus it should not be a surprise that the US is home to the biggest tech giants.

UK-EU Electricity Flow: How Brexit Will Have a Significant Impact
There is very little which won't be affected by Brexit in both territories, so it's only natural that Britain's exit from the European Union will also affect the policies which currently determine how energy is exchanged between the many nations of the Union and Britain.

The Growing Importance of Leadership Following the Brexit Debacle
Whether you're a fan of Theresa May or not, it's difficult to label her as a "non-trier". To her credit, she has seemingly explored all possible avenues in trying to force (for want of a better word) her Brexit deal through. However, it's becoming more and more evident that she has lost the trust of the British public and is not seen as the person to take the country forward into the unknown when Britain eventually leaves the European Union.

Will Brexit Affect UK Property Prices?
The United Kingdom (UK) is all set to part ways from the European Union (EU) under Article 50. And people are apprehensive of what may happen to their businesses and their other concerns, such as property prices in the UK.

The Best Business Books of All Time
Every successful business owner has read a business book in his lifetime. For instance, Warren Buffet is the most skillful investor of our generation. According to him, the key to his success has been reading 500 pages a day. It is not only him who has grown the culture of reading but other top people in the business. Billy Gates s is known to read 50 books each year; roughly one book each week.

Expanding to Europe? How to prepare for global expansion post-Brexit
Brexit has left many business owners feeling uncertain about their future, pushing global expansion into doubt. Many are, understandably, questioning how Britain's exit will affect the country's economy as well as trading laws, although there aren't many solid answers confirmed by the government.

Video Game loot boxes: EU laws are finally starting to crackdown
Despite Netherlands banning some loot boxes and Belgium banning all loot boxes, the jury is still out as to whether other European nations and America will follow suit.

Finding a Business Job in the EU - What You Need to Know
When it comes to your career, being ambitious is certainly not a bad thing. And if your goal is to work in business in the EU, you certainly need a large helping of ambition to get to where you want to be. It's not easy to get a job in Europe if you are not an EU national, however, it’s certainly not unachievable with the right plan.

Europe vs USA: Why Brits and Americans are being drawn to social betting apps
When you think of online gaming, your thoughts are probably drawn to online sports betting, addictively fun gaming apps like the infamous candy crush, or even virtual casino gameplay- all of which have been staples of the British online gaming diet for years.

The Internet's Most Trusted Plagiarism Checker
If you are looking for an online tool that will help you to finally achieve that elusive A grade, then look no further. Or if you need assistance when it comes churning out amazing press releases for the company that you work for, then you’ve come to the right place.

Retailers and wholesalers welcome adoption of Single Use Plastics Directive, but ask for more robust waste management infrastructure
Speaking today at the formal adoption by the Council of the text of the Directive on the reduction of the impact of certain plastics on the environment, EuroCommerce Director-General Christian Verschueren said:

Why is Using the Euro good for Your European Business
The EU was founded in 1957 to create a stock trade market. However, with time, the EU realized that for it to achieve economic growth, it needed a strong and stable currency.

Multi-Currency Wallet App Quppy Launches Euro Account Service for People and Companies
Quppy launched a new service that gives euro account users the ability to open accounts through euro Banks. The reports can either be for individual use or legal entities.

UK's shopping centers are in growing troubles
Since WWII, the concept of the shopping mall, which has its roots from the US has been the heart and soul of communities. The five most large shopping malls around the world are found in Asia. The New South China Mall in Dongguan is the largest shopping mall which stands at 2.9 million meters of space. However, it seems that the trend of shopping malls has reached its inflection point in the 21st century.

Sports Minister Crouch resigns over delay of £2 betting machines
The UK's sports minister Tracey Crouch has resigned from her position following the delay in reducing stakes for fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBTs).

Keeping Healthy in the Office
It is very easy to slip into bad habits when it comes to keeping healthy, staying in shape and making the right choices. Particularly when working in an office environment where most of your time will be spent sat behind a desk, not moving around much, becoming unhealthy can happen quickly and sometimes even unexpectedly.

In EU and United States, Aging Infrastructure a Major Problem
Infrastructure isn't something most citizens spend a great deal thinking about. It's easy to take roads, highways, bridges, wires, cabling, satellites, and sewer systems for granted. But as recent events have shown, it’s more of a problem than we realize.

2019 Will be the Year of Online Graduates - For Good Reasons
Universities have made their online programs more available in the past few years. Even top names such as Suffolk University in Boston are introducing online courses for undergraduate and graduate students from around the world. In the United States, high school graduates are actively opting for online programs instead of offline courses, even when pursuing a similar (or the same) degree.

Is an MBA Still a Good Investment in 2019?
A few years ago, businessmen and professionals instinctively sought an MBA degree for the purpose of boosting their careers and their ability to lead. During that era, an MBA degree was seen as the perfect degree for those who wanted to fill strategic roles in mid- to top-level management.

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