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#MyMoneyEU: Finance Watch says consumer protection must come first

#MyMoneyEU: Finance Watch says consumer protection must come first

Today (23 March) the European Commission published its Consumer Financial Services Action Plan. Finance Watch, the public interest advocacy group working to make finance serve society, said that consumer protection must come before financial innovation. Finance Watch’s Head of Policy Analysis Frédéric Hache said: “On behalf of financial services end-users, we welcome this package with […]

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Four ways business-owners can modernize their #buildings

Four ways business-owners can modernize their #buildings

| March 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

Modern buildings have modern solutions to solve problems such as energy usage and to save water. Perhaps a more important aspect of a modernized building is to provide security features which don’t allow people who have no reason to be there to simply wander around. Such security measures are often associated with public buildings such […]

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EU support among #Germans reaches 25-year high, survey shows

EU support among #Germans reaches 25-year high, survey shows

| March 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

Support in Germany for the European Union has never been higher in the past 25 years despite a rise of populist and euroskeptic parties across the continent, a survey showed on Thursday (23 March). The poll among some 1,000 Germans, conducted by the GfK research group and commissioned by the BdB private banking association, showed […]

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#Textile workers: the human cost of cheap clothes

#Textile workers: the human cost of cheap clothes

More than 1,100 workers were killed and 2,500 injured when a building housing several clothes workshops collapsed in Dhaka, Bangladesh, nearly four year ago. The tragedy drew attention to working conditions in the sector. Parliament’s development committee has adopted a report calling for new legislation to ensure that the clothes and textiles we buy are […]

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Europe’s future is #digital: EU countries to commit in Rome to go deeper and further on digital

Europe’s future is #digital: EU countries to commit in Rome to go deeper and further on digital

As part of the celebrations of the 60 years of the Treaties of Rome, the Commission will bring Ministers together tomorrow (23 March) to progress on high-performance computing, connected mobility and industry digitisation. Initiatives to support digital skills will also be discussed. The Digital Day in Rome aims at boosting cooperation between EU member states to better […]

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British police make seven arrests after #LondonAttack

British police make seven arrests after #LondonAttack

British police have made seven arrests and searched six addresses after an attack near parliament which left four people dead and 29 injured, the country’s top anti-terrorism officer said on Thursday (23 March). “We have searched six addresses and made seven arrests. The inquiries in Birmingham and other parts of the country are continuing,” Mark […]

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#Poland warns it may not adopt EU’s Rome declaration

#Poland warns it may not adopt EU’s Rome declaration

| March 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

Poland may not accept the Rome declaration, which will chart the European Union’s course after Britain leaves, if the document does not touch upon issues Warsaw considers crucial, the country’s prime minister said. A draft of the declaration says EU leaders will work towards a Union which promotes economic and social progress as well as […]

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