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Colorectal cancer screening and diagnostics market poised for substantial growth 19 March 2024, 20:57 CET
The global colorectal cancer screening and diagnostics market is projected to experience robust growth over the forecast period from 2023 to 2033. Valued at $37.1 billion in 2022, this market is expected to reach $48.7 billion by 2033, expanding at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 2.37% during this timeframe.

European Health Data Space a compromise between healthcare needs and protecting data 18 March 2024, 01:04 CET
The European Health Data Space agreed on 15 March by the EU institutions is a step forward to improve healthcare. However, the institutions should have given more choice to people to decide for themselves who their data is shared with, and for what purpose.

EU Member States reduce corporate due diligence rules to a shadow of their former self 16 March 2024, 00:36 CET
Today, the EU countries agreed to massively dilute the Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive (CSDDD), removing roughly two-thirds of the companies from the law's scope and weakening the law’s ability to combat climate change.

ENGIE navigates energy transition with resilience, drives growth in renewables and GEMS 13 March 2024, 22:33 CET
ENGIE, a leading energy company, reported its financial results for the year 2023, highlighting a resilient performance amidst a challenging environment. Despite facing headwinds from the global energy crisis and economic uncertainties, ENGIE demonstrated its ability to adapt and capitalize on emerging opportunities.

A step closer to sustainable homes in Europe: European Parliament supports the EPBD 13 March 2024, 19:01 CET
The European Parliament paved the way for significant reductions of carbon emissions in the EU’s building sector, however the deal falls short of the ambition needed to reach climate neutrality by 2050.

Social investments should support reforms and growth 11 March 2024, 21:19 CET
“A number of reforms are crucial to recreate a positive economic spiral for SMEs, to improve the welfare of European citizens and deliver on social objectives.

Volkswagen cancels ID.3 production in Wolfsburg 11 March 2024, 16:04 CET
Europe's largest car manufacturer Volkswagen is cancelling the previously planned overflow production of the electric model ID.3 in Wolfsburg.

Aldi wants to open 800 new stores in the USA 11 March 2024, 16:03 CET
The discounter Aldi is planning around 800 new branches in the USA by the end of 2028. In the next few years, around $9 billion (8.22 billion euros) will flow into expansion, as the company announced on Friday in Batavia, Illinois. Almost 330 of the new branches will be built in the Northeast and Midwest.

Booming recycling water filtration market driven by sustainability and advanced technologies 07 March 2024, 21:09 CET
Surging demand for sustainable water management practices, stringent environmental regulations for wastewater treatment, and ongoing technological advancements are fueling the adoption of recycling water filtration solutions across diverse industries.

Global AI in cybersecurity market to skyrocket to USD 60.6bn by 2028 05 March 2024, 18:14 CET
The global market for AI in cybersecurity is poised to witness remarkable growth, surging from USD 22.4 billion in 2023 to a staggering USD 60.6 billion by 2028, according to a new report.

EU Commission protects consumers in Apple music streaming case 04 March 2024, 18:27 CET
The European Commission's decision today that Apple broke EU antitrust rules by restricting consumers’ choice of music streaming services in the EU's Single Market is a strong signal in favour of consumers.

EU consumers want strict enforcement of new online rights under Digital Markets Act 04 March 2024, 18:24 CET
The EU's Digital Markets Act (DMA) offers consumers important new opportunities for more choice and protection online - but this will only happen if these rights are effectively implemented by gatekeepers. That's why, ahead of the 7 March deadline for Big Tech companies to comply with their new obligations, BEUC calls on the DMA enforcer, the European Commission, to take prompt and effective enforcement action if gatekeepers fail to do so.

Unlocking Climate Success: New WWF report sets the course for credible climate target setting for companies 29 February 2024, 18:53 CET
A new WWF report published today provides companies with essential knowledge and recommendations for setting ambitious and credible climate targets, which they are required to publish under EU law.

European Parliament seals the deal on Nature Restoration Law 29 February 2024, 18:47 CET
Today, the European Parliament adopted the trilogue agreement on the Nature Restoration Law. They listened to the calls of over 1 million citizens, businesses, scientists and NGOs, and have paved the way for this first-of-its-kind law to become a reality.

Consumer groups launch complaints against Meta's massive, illegal data processing behind its pay-or-consent smokescreen 29 February 2024, 18:46 CET
Eight consumer groups from the BEUC network are today filing complaints with their national data protection authorities against Meta, on the basis the tech giant does not adhere to the principles of fair processing, data minimisation and purpose limitation of the GDPR.

Microsoft to invest EUR 3.2bn in Germany Data Centers and Artificial Intelligence 29 February 2024, 00:17 CET
This week Microsoft President Brad Smith announced the largest investment in Germany in the company’s history. The US tech giant plans to invest over 3.2 billion euros - that's 3.5 billion US dollars - into its German artificial intelligence (AI) business by the end of 2025.

Volkswagen Group UK joins forces with Ecobat to recycle electric vehicle batteries 29 February 2024, 00:07 CET
Volkswagen Group United Kingdom Ltd. (VWG UK) has signed an agreement with Ecobat, the global leader in battery recycling, to collect and recycle electric vehicle (EV) batteries. The deal helps VWG UK close the loop to promote a circular energy economy and ensures the UK's largest automotive Group is doing all it can to boost sustainability.

EU consumers support new laws for better farm animal welfare, survey shows 27 February 2024, 23:13 CET
A new survey carried out in 8 EU countries shows that most consumers support better welfare for the animals raised for food and expect EU decision makers to act. BEUC and its members call on the EU Commission to heed consumers’ concerns and fulfil its commitment on animal welfare, by proposing new laws and updating existing ones.

EU's Digital Services Act to improve consumer protection online 16 February 2024, 23:35 CET
This Saturday marks the moment the Digital Services Act will apply in full to online platforms and marketplaces. Consumers will be better protected from rogue sellers, no longer have their sensitive or children's data used for targeted ads, and can opt for more privacy regarding recommender systems.

Von der Leyen Commission halts 'water resilience initiative', risking deeper harm to drought and flood hit Europe 15 February 2024, 23:10 CET
Europe has been scarred by floods, droughts and forest fires - and yet the von der Leyen Commission is scrapping the promised "initiative for water resilience" in a move that will harm Europeans, farmers and nature as the impacts of climate change grow ever more fierce.

Consumers could be fully reimbursed for payment fraud according to European Parliament vote 14 February 2024, 23:47 CET
Consumers could be fully reimbursed if they become a victim of an impersonation scam according to a vote in the European Parliament’s ECON Committee today.

Substantiating Green Claims: Retailers and wholesalers call for practicality 14 February 2024, 23:42 CET
Today, the European Parliament's Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety and the Committee on Internal Market and Consumer Protection adopted their draft report on the Substantiating Green Claims Directive proposal.

Single Market Report: High time to turn good intentions into concrete action, say Europe's retailers and wholesalers 14 February 2024, 23:39 CET
Today, the European Commission published its Annual Single Market and Competitiveness Report about the state of EU competitiveness and the Single Market.

EU 2040 climate targets: consumer groups urge roll out of ambitious laws 07 February 2024, 00:12 CET
Today the EU Commission has proposed a 90% cut in the EU’s greenhouse gas emissions by 2040, compared to 1990 levels in a bid to become carbon neutral by 2050. To reach this target, BEUC, the European Consumer Organisation, calls on decision makers to make the roll out of ambitious climate legislation their number one priority.

SMEs call for investment certainty and assistance 07 February 2024, 00:06 CET
"To make climate policy a win-win for planet and SMEs, a net emission climate target for 2040 should be set in due time, to ensure planning stability and investment certainty. It must be robust and feasible for our economy and society", said SMEunited's Secretary General Véronique Willems.