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Doing business in Luxembourg: Sustainability
Even though legislation in Luxembourg does not oblige businesses to adopt sustainability practices, the government gives advice on how improving companies' ...
This World Bank site provides information about the procedures and costs associated with starting a business in Israel.
Who needs credit and who gets credit in Eastern Europe? (ECB Working Paper No. 1421)
Based on survey data covering 8,387 firms in 20 countries this ECB Working Paper compares credit demand and credit supply for firms in Eastern Europe to those ...
Business Organisations Voice Strong Support For A New EU SME Strategy
Today, SMEunited, EUROCHAMBRES and BusinessEurope reiterate the call of the European SME Envoy Network for a new and dedicated European SME strategy, at a ...
Brexit and AE Pensions are the Biggest Concerns for UK Businesses
Recent research conducted on behalf of the insolvency trade body R3 has revealed the biggest sources of anxiety for UK businesses. Currently, the two biggest ...
Restriction of Hazardous Substances EU Directive
RoHS is the acronym for Restriction of Hazardous Substances, the European Union (EU) directive (Directive 2002/95/EC) which bans new electrical and electronic ...
Leipzig Charter will fail unless SME dimension is considered - UEAPME
UEAPME, the European craft and SME employers’ organisation, welcomed the adoption of a "Charter on Sustainable European Cities" at the Leipzig informal meeting ...
EU venture capital boost to help smaller firms
Better access to finance for small and growing companies and social enterprises will be the result of EU rules agreed Tuesday by the European Parliament, the ...
Britain's Prince Charles slams 'crazy' EU laws on seeds
Prince Charles describes as "crazy" EU legislation which prevents the sale of seeds from old vegetable varieties.
EU reform of the wine market
The European Commission on 4 July adopted proposals for a wide-ranging reform of the EU's Common Market Organisation for wine. This aims to increase the ...
The REACH Directive - Registration, Evaluation and Authorisation of Chemicals
Full text of REACH Directive - from the Official Journal of the European Union L 136, 29.05.2007. In order to introduce a chemical substance on the European ...
REACH EU chemicals policy - Q&A
Questions and Answers on the European Union's new Chemicals policy, REACH
Dumping is the sale of a product for export at less than its normal value (i.e.: profitable domestic sales prices or cost of manufacture plus a small allowance ...
European Commission action against cartels – Questions and answers
The European Commission defines a cartel as being an illegal secret agreement concluded between competitors to fix prices, restrict supply and/or divide up ...
Antitrust: EC policy paper on compensating consumer and business victims of competition breaches - guide
The European Commission on 3 April 2008 published a White Paper suggesting a new model for achieving compensation for consumers and businesses who are the ...
EU consumer rights
Consumers in the European Union now have a number of common basic rights if they shop across EU borders.
Questions and answers on EU Consumer Policy strategy 2007-2013
Commissioner Meglena Kuneva on 13 March set out more than 20 legislative and non legislative initiatives to boost the retail side of the European Union's ...
If you have a problem with a product you bought in another European country; if you want to check on your rights and what you are entitled to as a European ...
The Rapid Alert System enables quick exchange of information between 31 European countries and the European Commission about dangerous non-food products posing ...
Timeshare, within the meaning of the European Union Timeshare Directive, is the right to spend a period of time (e.g. one or more weeks) in a holiday property ...
Timeshare and long-term holiday products in the EU: Questions and Answers
Consumers across the EU will benefit from tougher holiday protection when they buy and resell timeshare holidays, timeshare-like holidays on cruise boats, ...
Unsafe products in the EU - overview
If a product on the European market causes a serious risk to the health and safety of consumers, action can be taken at three different levels to eliminate the ...
Doing business in Hungary: Environmental rules
After joining the EU, Hungary redrafted nearly all of its environmental protection legislation.
Standardisation is the voluntary process of developing technical specifications based on consensus among all interested parties (industry including Small and ...
TED (Tenders Electronic Daily) is the online version of the 'Supplement to the Official Journal of the European Union', dedicated to European public ...
States agree easier access to capital for Europe's SMEs
EU ambassadors agreed a negotiating mandate Wednesday on proposed rules to help Europe's smaller businesses trying to list and issue securities on financial ...
European Medicines Agency user guide for SMEs
The guide aims to support SMEs to better understand the EU legislative framework relating to medicines and the requirements for the development and ...
Commission will revise competition rules in distribution sector
The Commission next week is due to update the rules providing a 'safe harbour' for agreements between manufacturers and distributors.
This checklist has been developed for information purposes and is meant to help companies doing business in the EU and/or in the United Kingdom (UK) to ...
Parliament’s OK to accounting exemptions 'a step back for the internal market'
UEAPME, the European craft and SME employers’ organisation, criticised today the European Parliament for giving the green light to a deceptive proposal on ...
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EUbusiness Week no. 851
Time to speed up climate action
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The Week Ahead no. 460
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