Monthly Archives: October 2013

Intel and University of Helsinki establish research institute

New institute will develop techniques for platform security in mobile devices. Intel and the University of Helsinki in Finland have announced the expansion of the Intel Collaborative Research Institute for Secure Computing (ICRI-SC) to the Helsinki region. The new institute … Continue reading

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What’s the Deal with the EU-US Free Trade Agreement?

Viviane Reding Vice-President of the European Commission, EU Justice Commissioner What’s the Deal with the EU-US Free Trade Agreement? Speech at Yale University/New Haven 30 October 2013 Main Messages 1/ On the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP): For ambitious … Continue reading

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Education and Training Monitor highlights impact of budget cuts and skills mismatch

Sixteen Member States1 decreased their spending on education between 2008 and 2011, with six2 showing further significant budget decreases in 2012, according to the latest Education and Training Monitor released today by the European Commission. The 2013 Education and Training … Continue reading

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Russian United Shipbuilding Corporation to buy Finnish shipyard

Arctech Helsinki Shipyard specializes in arctic shipbuilding technology like icebreakers and special vessels. Shipbuilding company STX Finland Oy is selling its 50% ownership of Arctech Helsinki Shipyard to Russia’s state-owned United Shipbuilding Corporation for a price under EUR 20 million, … Continue reading

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Second quarter of 2013 Business investment rate up to 19.2% in the euro area and 18.9% in the EU27 Business profit share up to 37.9% and 37.1% respectively

In the second quarter of 2013, the business investment rate1 was 19.2% in the euro area2, compared with 18.8% in the first quarter of 20133. This rise was the result of a higher increase in investment (+3.2%) than in gross … Continue reading

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Public sector innovation: towards a business friendly public administration

José Manuel Durão Barroso President of the European Commission Public sector innovation: towards a business friendly public administration For a business-friendly Public Administration High-level Conference /Brussels 29 October 2013 I was thanking Antonio Tajani for organising this conference and I … Continue reading

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Towards a more dynamic transatlantic area of growth and investment

Viviane Reding Vice-President of the European Commission, EU Justice Commissioner Towards a more dynamic transatlantic area of growth and investment Conference organised by the Peterson Institute, SAIS and the EU Delegation, Washington DC/USA 29 October 2013 Main Messages of the … Continue reading

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Commission publishes practical guidelines for businesses on new VAT rules

The Commission has today published practical guidelines to prepare businesses for the new VAT rules for telecoms and e-services, which will enter into force in 2015. The aim is to help businesses to be fully prepared on time for the … Continue reading

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Google to increase investment in Finnish data centre

Google has invested EUR 350 million in turning a former paper mill into a high-tech data centre. Google is set to announce a third phase of investment in its data centre located in Hamina, south-eastern Finland. The new investment may … Continue reading

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Implementation of the Europe 2020 Strategy

Maroš Šefčovič Vice-President of the European Commission responsible for inter-institutional relations and administration Implementation of the Europe 2020 Strategy 50th COSAC Plenary meeting 27-29 October 2014, Vilnius 28 October 2013 Ladies and Gentlemen, Honourable Members It’s a pleasure to be … Continue reading

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