Paying taxes has become easier over the past year for medium-sized companies around the world, the latest report from the World Bank Group and PwC finds. The time it takes an average company to meet its tax obligations dropped by four hours last year, according to the Paying Taxes 2015 study. The report also revealed that the total amount of taxes the average company paid in taxes and the number of payments it made have also declined in the past year.

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Promoting sustainable enterprises is at the heart of the mandate of the ILO. Many enterprises have adopted policies governing labour and employment aspects of their operations, including supply chains, as part of their longer-term sustainability strategies. Meanwhile, many governments are introducing laws and policies to stimulate

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Investment in social infrastructure, transport and renewable energy across the Netherlands is expected to benefit following an agreement between BNG Bank and the European Investment Bank. Both institutions have a strong track record of supporting long-term investment in theNetherlands and can share experience of working with

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Euro area annual inflation was 0.4% in October 2014, up from 0.3% in September. A year earlier the rate was 0.7%. European Union annual inflation was 0.5% in October 2014, up from 0.4% in September. A year earlier the rate was 0.9%. These figures come from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In October 2014, negative annual

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On behalf ofCanada; International Trade Minister Ed Fast and Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Gerry Ritz, jointly with their Mexican counterparts; Secretary of the Economy Ildefonso Guajardo Villarreal and Secretary of Agriculture Enrique Martínez y Martínez, issued the following joint statement on U.S. Country of Origin Labelling (COOL):

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Foreign Minister Steinmeier and his counterpart from theNetherlands, Bert Koenders, signed the Ems_Dollart Treaty on 24 October aboard the “Neuwerk”, one ofGermany’s coast guard ships. The signing took place during a journey across the estuary of the river Ems, starting inEmden inGermany before crossing the

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Via libera da parte della Commissione europea ad un accordo di principio sulle shopper di plastica. A confermarlo è il vicepresidente della Commissione europea, Frans Timmermans, che ricorda come sull’accordo risulti “l’unanimità in Consiglio”. Anche il ministro dell’Ambiente italiano, Gianluca Galletti,  plaude al buon esito della trattativa.

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Gli indicatori congiunturali evidenziano che nei primi mesi del2014 in Puglia sono emersi segnali di un'attenuazione della fase recessiva. L'attività industriale è tuttavia rimasta debole: secondo le indicazioni del sondaggio condotto dalla Banca d'Italia il fatturato si sarebbe ulteriormente ridotto, risentendo principalmente del calo della domanda interna.

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In Lombardia ci sono buone opportunità di trovare lavoro nelle imprese dell’industria e dei servizi per gli ingegneri elettronici e dell’informazione da assumere come esperti software o analisti programmatori, mentre in Piemonte una laurea in Scienze dell’informazione può valere un posto da responsabile delle iniziative promozionali. Il Veneto

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