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Why Do Tech Shares Thrive In Q4? 08 October 2015, 21:52 CET
 

Consumers and industry want tighter EU rules to tackle illegal timber 24 September 2015, 18:31 CET
A survey of consumers across Europe shows high support (85 per cent) for better laws that ensure the legality of wood products on the market.

European Patent Office boosts its business with Patents on Life 26 August 2015, 23:46 CET
A monopoly on specific tomatoes with a higher content of healthy compounds known as flavonols was granted by the European Patent Office (EPO) to the Swiss company Syngenta. The patent covers the plants, the seeds and the fruits. Patent EP1515600 describes the crossing of wild tomatoes with domesticated varieties. The plants are not genetically engineered but derived from classical breeding.

Ground-breaking Report on Health and Welfare of EU Horses, Donkeys and Mules 11 June 2015, 16:34 CET
World Horse Welfare and lobbying consortium Eurogroup for Animals are proud to publish 'Removing the Blinkers: The health and welfare of European equidae in 2015', the first ever report to investigate the scale of the horse sector in Europe, legislation affecting it and the key health and welfare challenges of the EU's equids.

Evgeny Lebedev 20 May 2015, 00:06 CET
Evgeny Lebedev

Alexander Lebedev 19 May 2015, 23:53 CET
Alexander Lebedev

Ahmad al-Sayed 19 May 2015, 23:51 CET
Ahmad al-Sayed

Spirits sector comments on Parliament Resolution on EU alcohol strategy 30 April 2015, 13:48 CET
spiritsEUROPE noted the adoption of the European Parliament Resolution on the Future EU Alcohol Strategy. In particular, the Parliament’s focus on tackling alcohol harm rather than on alcohol consumption per se is correct, and MEPs' emphasis on the contexts and patterns of alcohol consumption are also very welcome.

Over 80% of future deforestation confined to just 11 places 28 April 2015, 13:13 CET
Eleven places in the world - 10 of which are in the tropics - will account for over 80 per cent of forest loss globally by 2030, according to research released today by WWF.

"Fight tax havens, start with the European Investment Bank", argues new report 23 April 2015, 22:40 CET
The European Investment Bank (EIB) was the first Development Financial Institution (DFI) to adopt a tax haven policy in 2009. However, more than five years on EIB money still runs via tax havens. A new report by Counter Balance and Re:Common* ‘Towards a Responsible Taxation Policy for the EIB’ which is launched today calls on the EU’s public bank to grasp the political momentum at EU level to prevent any public money from flowing through tax havens.

Earth Hour - the biggest global movement to save the planet - gets support from top EU politicians 26 March 2015, 21:55 CET
Top ranking political leaders in the European Commission, as well as more than 70 Members of the European Parliament, join millions of people around the world on the occasion of Earth Hour 2015.

UK companies file more European patents in 2014 26 February 2015, 17:12 CET
Patent filings at the European Patent Office (EPO) grew by 3.1% in 2014, hitting a new record high of over 274 000. Companies from the UK filed 6 823 patents at the EPO last year (2013: 6 510): with +4.8% the highest growth rate for the UK since 2011, and well above the 1.2% average increase of the 38 EPO member states.

Major gains for businesses moving to Wales 13 February 2015, 14:11 CET
The devolved government of Wales continues its decidedly pro-business stance, with the benefits for businesses moving to the country as pronounced as ever. A small country reliant on independent funding, Wales has the advantages of a fast, dependable infrastructure and a business-positive outlook shared by both its government and its citizens.

Photo © Yanchenko - Fotolia 22 January 2015, 23:41 CET
Photo © Yanchenko - Fotolia

European Audiovisual Observatory publishes new IRIS Special report 10 December 2014, 00:30 CET
Who’s afraid of the big bad data? New forms of audiovisual commercial communications in a converged audiovisual sector

Pope Francis speaks out on human rights and care for creation when addressing European Parliament 25 November 2014, 19:01 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.

MEPs from EPP fighting to cancel daylight saving time 23 October 2014, 22:45 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, 17:26 CET
MYA world first

(Photo URBANSCREEN) 13 August 2014, 11:14 CET
(Photo URBANSCREEN)

The European Hospitality Skills Passport 17 June 2014, 13:45 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, 19:03 CET
CO2 emissions

When Automated Trading Goes Wrong - HSBC 30 January 14 March 2014, 14:19 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?

Take action with credit reports, before it's too late 31 January 2014, 19:34 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.

Europe's biofuels not guaranteed sustainable, finds new study 28 November 2013, 22:00 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, 23:12 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).

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