Tag: Green

UK firms finding it harder to get staff after #Brexit: survey

UK firms finding it harder to get staff after #Brexit: survey

Growth in the number of workers hired in Britain via recruitment agencies slowed last month and fell in London for the first time in nearly a year as Brexit makes it harder for companies to find staff, a survey showed on Friday (6 October). The IHS Markit/Recruitment and Employment Confederation said permanent roles filled by […]

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#Brexit: ‘A damp squib’ – EU Parliament reacts to UK proposal on citizens

#Brexit: ‘A damp squib’ – EU Parliament reacts to UK proposal on citizens

| July 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

British proposals to guarantee the rights of EU citizens living in Britain would cast “a dark cloud of vagueness and uncertainty” over the lives of millions of Europeans, the European Parliament’s Brexit co-ordinator said, writes Elizabeth Piper. Writing in The Guardian newspaper, Guy Verhofstadt (pictured) said the differences between proposals made by the European Union […]

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European companies awarded for #green business solutions

European companies awarded for #green business solutions

| October 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

Businesses are quickly recognizing that shifting to a circular economy makes sound economic sense. The Commission’s ‘European Business Awards for the Environment’ rewards the best of these pioneers for their eco-innovative practices and products. On 27 October, the winners of the European Business Awards for the Environment2016-17 were announced at a ceremony in Tallinn, Estonia. […]

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#Health: Glyphosate health risks ignored as Commission proposes long reapproval for use in EU

#Health: Glyphosate health risks ignored as Commission proposes long reapproval for use in EU

| February 25, 2016 | 0 Comments

The European Commission is proposing the reapproval of the controversial substance glyphosate, which is used as a herbicide among other applications, for use in the EU for a further 15 years. The draft implementing act, which was made available to the European Parliament on Wednesday 24 February, foresees the reapproval of glyphosate until 2031 and […]

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Employment: Commission presents Green Employment Initiative to support structural shift to green growth by maximizing job opportunities – frequently asked questions

Employment: Commission presents Green Employment Initiative to support structural shift to green growth by maximizing job opportunities – frequently asked questions

The European Commission has today (2 July) adopted a Communication outlining the employment challenges and opportunities of the current transition towards a green, low carbon, energy and resource-efficient economy (see IP/14/765). Why is the ‘green growth’ model essential for the European economy and labour market? The inefficient use of resources, the unsustainable pressure on the […]

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EU in joint launch of WTO negotiations for green goods agreement

EU in joint launch of WTO negotiations for green goods agreement

| January 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

In the margins of the World Economic Forum in Davos the EU, together with a dozen other WTO members, today pledged to launch negotiations in the WTO on liberalizing trade in so-called ‘green goods’. The initiative builds on the ground-breaking success of the 9th WTO Ministerial in Bali last month. The aim of this initiative […]

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