The Committee of Permanent Representatives agreed on a Council common position for the modernisation of the EU trade mark system. It mandated the Italian Presidency of the Council to enter into negotiations with the European Parliament with a view to concluding a swift agreement.

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Europe’s long-term lending institution, the European Investment Bank, has agreed to provide GBP 190 million to support investment by Arqiva in a range of new critical national infrastructure projects. This includes the roll out of smart metering across the north of England and Scotland,

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The EU Council formally approved the accession of Lithuania to the euro area on 1 January 2015 and determined the euro conversion rate of the Lithuanian litas at 3.45280 to 1 (coinciding with the level of the current central rate of the litas in the exchange rate mechanism ERM II).

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The World Bank’s Board of Directors approved a US$250 million equivalent loan for the Innovative Access To Finance Projectfor Turkey whose main development objective is to improve access to longer-term Islamic finance and to factoring for

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The various transitional governments since the revolution have made employment a priority for the country. The microfinance sector, sparsely developed until now, appears to be an effective way of creating jobs.

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The Swiss ambassador in Ethiopia, Andrea Semadeni, and the executive secretary of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), Mahboub Maalim, have signed a framework agreement on partnership and cooperation between Switzerland and IGAD in Addis Ababa.

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L'UE chiede un intervento per proteggere le piccole imprese alimentari dalle pratiche commerciali sleali applicate dai grandi produttori e supermercati. Le grandi imprese dispongono di un potere negoziale di gran lunga maggiore quando

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“La costruzione dello spazio europeo della ricerca è una grande ambizione. La nostra responsabilità è trasformare l’ambizione in un risultato concreto. Il nuovo Rinascimento economico, culturale e sociale che l’Europa deve attuare adesso dipende dal nostro impegno comune per

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In occasione del recente Farnborough Air Show di Londra la compagnia LuxSpace ha annunciato l’avvenuta firma di un contratto con l’ Agenzia Spaziale Europea (ESA) per la realizzazione di due microsatelliti. Essi saranno costruiti in partnership fra la LuxSpace Luxemburg e l’operatore

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