Monthly Archives: May 2012

Renewed Top Ranking for ABA

The latest Global Investment Promotion Benchmarking 2012 published by the Investment Climate Department of the World Bank Group examined the quality of service provided by investment promotion agencies in 189 countries around the world. The benchmarking study carried out by … Continue reading

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Commission welcomes the Council’s agreement on a General approach on proposals for easier, faster and cheaper solutions to disputes with traders

Today the Council agreed on a general approach for an EU legislation on Alternative and Online Dispute Resolution (ADR/ODR) which will make it easier for consumers and businesses to solve problems and disputes. European Commissioner in charge of Health and … Continue reading

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Special report: ECA finds that the modernisation of agricultural holdings measure has greater potential if funds were better targeted to EU priorities and Member States’ specific needs

The European Court of Auditors (ECA) concludes in its special report (No. 8/2012) that measure 121 “modernisation of agricultural holdings” has the potential to provide greater value for money if the funds available were better targeted. While the measure was … Continue reading

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EIB supports R&D in Finland’s cargo sector

The European Investment Bank (EIB) is lending EUR 55 million to Cargotec, one of the world’s leading suppliers of cargo and load-handling equipment and services, to finance research and development (R&D) activities for the development of cargo-handling solutions and related … Continue reading

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Louis Vuitton records 34% turnover growth and good profits in Finland

Luxury bag retailer is enjoying fast growth with a single store in the Helsinki city centre. Louis Vuitton’s handmade luxury bags have proved to be an impressive retail success story in Finland. After opening its Helsinki store in 2008, the … Continue reading

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Baxter makes significant investments in Austria

The pharmaceutical company Baxter is continuing to invest considerable amounts in Austria as a business location. A new production facility is being constructed in Austria at a cost of EUR 30 million. It is designed to manufacture biological tissue adhesive … Continue reading

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Consumer Scoreboard shows where consumer conditions are best in Europe

Brussels, 29 May 2012 – The spring Consumer Scoreboard published today on the occasion of the European Consumer Summit 2012 shows that in 2011 for the second year running after the fall in 2009 there were improvements in many EU … Continue reading

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Public consultation: Keeping our industry as a driver of sustainable growth and jobs

Brussels 29 May 2012. Europe needs new ideas to boost its growth potential. Industrial innovation is one of the key drivers to improve our competitiveness. This is why the Commission is launching today a new public consultation, which is meant … Continue reading

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Celebration of the 150th anniversary of the establishment of the Turkish Court of Accounts

Dear President AKYEL, Distinguished colleagues Ladies and gentlemen, I would like to thank the President of the Turkish Court of Accounts for kindly inviting me to be here today. I am delighted to participate in the celebration of the 150th … Continue reading

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PR Newswire opens office in Finland

PR Newswire offers communications channel for companies involved in international trade. The American company PR Newswire, a global leader in news and information distribution services for professional communicators, has opened an office in Finland. Kaarle Salonen has been appointed to … Continue reading

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