Monthly Archives: October 2011

Finland’s business services sector enjoys robust growth

The financial management and management consultancy sectors in Finland are in good shape, according to new reports published by the Branch Utility of the Ministry of Employment and the Economy and the Centres for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment. … Continue reading

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Digital Agenda: encouraging digitisation of EU culture to help boost growth

Brussels, 28th October 2011 – The European Commission has adopted a Recommendation asking EU Member States to step up their efforts, pool their resources and involve the private sector in digitising cultural material. This is essential to make European cultural … Continue reading

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Digital Agenda: award-winning EU-funded project could bring more powerful broadband connections

Brussels 28 October 2011. An EU funded project which has developed a long-term solution to Internet traffic congestion has just received a prize at Future Internet Week in Poznan, Poland. The TRILOGY project received the Future Internet Award for its … Continue reading

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EU begins modernization review of Trade Defence Instruments

Brussels, 28 October 2011 – The European Commission today announced that it would launch a review of how it supports European companies in the face of unfair competition from across the globe. The EU uses its so-called ‘Trade Defence Instruments’ … Continue reading

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Mergers: Commission clears Siemens’ purchase of Dutch heat recovery steam generator supplier NEM

Brussels, 28 October 2011 – The European Commission has cleared under the EU Merger Regulation the proposed acquisition of NEM Holding B.V., a Dutch-based supplier of heat recovery steam generators, by Siemens A.G. of Germany. The Commission concluded that neither … Continue reading

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Skype is recruiting ICT superstars in Finland

Skype is looking for software developers, quality engineers and system architects for its offices in Tallinn, Tarto and Stockholm. Internet telephony company Skype, owned by Microsoft, is looking for software developers, quality engineers and system architects for its offices in … Continue reading

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Tallinn Tech Researchers Partner on Smart Energy Project in Denmark

Tallinn University of Technology scientists are developing equipment that record and analyze changing electricity price every five minutes and use it to influence how home appliances are operated. The project will be piloted on Bornholm island in Denmark, which has … Continue reading

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Companies invest more in research

Companies are investing considerably more in research and development (R&D) than in previous years, according to a global study carried out by the consulting firm Booz & Company. The research expenditures of the 1000 companies with the largest R&D budgets … Continue reading

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Environment: Commission urges Poland to comply with EU waste legislation

Brussels, 27 October 2011 – The European Commission is taking action against Poland in two cases concerning waste legislation. In the first case the Commission has identified several shortcomings in the transposition of EU legislation on the management of waste … Continue reading

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Car registration tax: Commission requests Ireland and Spain to modify rules on vehicles from other Member States

Brussels, 27 October 2011 – The European Commission has formally requested Ireland and Spain to change the way in which they tax leased or rented vehicles from another Member State, as well as company cars in the case of Spain, … Continue reading

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