Monthly Archives: August 2011

Kiehl’s plans to expand its Finnish operation in the Helsinki metropolitan area and possibly on the web

Cosmetics chain Kiehl’s has opened its first store in Finland at the Kämp Galleria shopping centre in Helsinki. Originally established in New York’s East Village in 1851, Kiehl’s now has more than 130 stores in over 40 countries and is … Continue reading

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Electronic identification of bovines to further strengthen food safety and animal health in the EU

Brussels, 30 August 2011 – The European Commission today adopted a proposal that will, when implemented, further enhance food safety and better safeguard animal health in the EU. In particular, the Commission proposal provides the legal framework for the introduction, … Continue reading

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Digital Agenda: EU funded project aims to make self-service terminals more accessible for all

Digital Agenda: EU funded project aims to make self-service terminals more accessible for all Brussels, 30 August 2011 – An EU-funded project is aiming to make self-service terminals, such as public transport ticket vending machines or public information kiosks and … Continue reading

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Economic sentiment down further in both the EU and the euro area

Brussels, 30 August 2011 – In August, the Economic Sentiment Indicator (ESI) declined by 5.0 points to 97.3 in the EU and by 4.7 points to 98.3 in the euro area. This decline resulted from a broad-based deterioration in sentiment … Continue reading

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August 2011: Business Climate Indicator down further in the euro area

Brussels, 30 August 2011 – The Business Climate Indicator (BCI) for the euro area fell for the sixth month in a row in August 2011. The current level of the indicator remains positive, but the steady fall observed since March … Continue reading

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Flybe Nordic enters budget airline market in Finland and Nordic countries

Owned by Flybe and Finnair, newly formed Flybe Nordic takes over routes formerly operated by Finncomm and strengthens position in Nordic and Baltic countries. Flybe Nordic, a new airline formed through the recently completed acquisition of Finnish Commuter Airlines by … Continue reading

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The Finnish research and technology company expands Arbitron’s technology portfolio and global footprint

The international media and marketing research firm Arbitron Inc. has acquired Zokem Oy, a Finland-based mobile audience measurement and analytics firm for about USD 11.7 million. Zokem provides custom and syndicated mobile research panels, plug-and-play mobile media measurement tools and … Continue reading

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Mergers: Commission clears acquisition of US specialty chemical company Lubrizol Corporation by Berkshire Hathaway

Brussels, 25 August 2011 – The European Commission has cleared under the EU Merger Regulation the proposed acquisition of sole control of Lubrizol by Berkshire. The Commission concluded that the transaction would not raise competition concerns, because of the parties’ … Continue reading

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Commissioner Georgieva pledges support for African governments to break the vicious circle of drought and hunger in the Horn of Africa

Brussels, 25 August 2011 – To act fast, to give generously and to work together are the essential conditions for containing the famine, refugee and drought crises in the Horn of Africa. But African countries must also take long-term measures, … Continue reading

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Corporate governance: companies need more flexibility if they are to thrive and survive, says EESC

Corporate governance: companies need more flexibility if they are to thrive and survive, says EESC EESC hearing in Sofia on 2 September 2011 The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) will be holding a public hearing in Sofia, Bulgaria, on … Continue reading

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