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1 in 6 EU businesses sold on the web in 2016E-commerce in EU enterprises

1 in 6 EU businesses sold on the web in 2016

Last year, 16% of enterprises located in the European Union (EU) and employing at least 10 persons had received orders via a website or via apps. Web sales include both sales to individual consumers and to other enterprises. The share of EU enterprises making web sales rose from 12% in 2010 to around 16% in 2014, since when it has been relatively stable. Among those EU enterprises with web sales in 2016, nearly all (97%) sold to their own country, while less than half (44%) sold to customers. Leer ms

NASAs New Horizons

NASA makes a historic first-ever flyby of Pluto

The call everyone was waiting for is in. NASAs New Horizons spacecraft phoned home just before 9 p.m. Tuesday 14th of July 2015 to tell the mission team and the world it had accomplished the historic first-ever flyby of Pluto. Leer ms

Tackling youth unemployment in US

Hillary Clinton proposes to provide businesses with tax credits for hiring young people

Taking aim at unemployment among younger Americans, Hillary Rodham Clinton proposed this week using tax credits to encourage businesses to train young people. The program, meant to target stubbornly high unemployment rates among young Americans, would require apprentices to be registered with state or federal regulators, and make qualifying apprenticeship programs subject to standards and outcome measures, according to a senior campaign aide.  Leer ms

Education as a key step in tackling child labour

World Day Against Child Labour - 12 June

The International Labour Organization (ILO) launched the World Day Against Child Labour in 2002 to focus attention on the global extent of child labour and the action and efforts needed to eliminate it. Each year on 12 June, the World Day brings together governments, employers and workers organizations, civil society, as well as millions of people from around the world to highlight the plight of child labourers and what can be done to help them. Leer ms

Service that helps people learn new skill

LinkedIn acquires online education company Lynda.com

LinkedIn has revealed it has acquired online education company Lynda.com. A company that first came out of the starting blocks 20 years ago with a book on how to design websites, before going on to hit profitability in 1997 and then establishing itself as a web-based resource in 2002.  Leer ms

United Nations Convention

Forum on the rights of persons with disabilities to promote solutions for disabled people

A Work Forum on the implementation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (United Nations Convention) will take place in Brussels on 29 April. The The Forum will bring together representatives of those responsible for implementing and monitoring the implementation of the UN Convention, both at EU and national level. Leer ms

Commitment to help support people with disabilities

Microsoft launches a pilot program for hiring autistic workers

Microsoft is looking to recruit yet another type of diverse employee. A new piloting program focuses on hiring people with autism for full-time positions in the companys headquarters. The program was announced in a blog post by Mary Ellen Smith, Microsofts corporate vice president for worldwide operations. The technology industry has already been doing pioneering work to help educate children with autism. Leer ms

European Year for Development

European guest photographer contest on a topic linked to development

A new guest photographer contest inspired by 2015 being the European Year for Development will take place this year. Every month until September we will be announcing a different topic linked to development. European citizens can send their photo inspired by the theme of that month, along with the submission form and you could be invited to Strasbourg to make a photo reportage. Leer ms

RobecoSAMs Corporate Sustainability Assessment.

830 companies assed in the Annual Sustainability Yearbook

A record number of companies participated in RobecoSAMs Corporate Sustainability Assessment. Out of more than 3,000 companies that were invited, 830 companies from 42 different countries participated. RobecoSAM views this as a positive development in corporate sustainability. For investors, the Sustainability Yearbook identifies companies that are strongly positioned to create long-term shareholder value. Leer ms

6,000 full-time employees in the last year

Amazon has 32,000 permanent staff in the European Union

Amazon said in a statement they had employed 6,000 full-time employees in Europe last year to bring the companys total EU workforce up to 32,000 with the new jobs created in logistics centers, customer service, software development, supply chain management and design. Leer ms

Gender quota

Germany to allocate 30% of the seats of the corporate board to women

From 2016, women must hold 30 percent of corporate board positions in some of Germanys biggest listed companies. The agreement on a legal quota came after talks among Chancellor Angela Merkels coalition parties. Leer ms

Gender quota

Germany to allocate 30% of the seats of the corporate board to women from 2016

From 2016, women must hold 30 percent of corporate board positions in some of Germanys biggest listed companies. The agreement on a legal quota came after talks among Chancellor Angela Merkels coalition parties. Leer ms

Second-hand clothes retailers grown rapidly in Eastern EuropeThe austerity fashion

Second-hand clothes retailers grown rapidly in Eastern Europe

Second-hand clothes retailers in Hungary, Poland, Bulgaria and Croatia have grown rapidly and, as the pace of income convergence between the West and Eastern Europe slows, they are investing millions of euros to expand their businesses further according to Reuters. Leer ms

Partners with Oxford University

Google bolsters artificial intelligence efforts

Google is expanding its artificial intelligence initiative, hiring more than half a dozen leading academics and experts in the field and announcing a partnership with Oxford University to "accelerate" its efforts. Google will make a "substantial contribution" to establish a research partnership with Oxfords computer science and engineering departments, the company said on Thursday regarding its work to develop the intelligence of machines and software, often to emulate human-like intelligence. Leer ms

Progress Microfinance

182 million for 20,000 entrepreneurs for start-ups and expansion

More than 20,000 entrepreneurs have already benefited from loans and guarantees worth a total of 182 million under the European Progress Microfinance Facility, according to the latest European Commission report about the implementation of this financial instrument. In particular, the report finds that Progress Microfinance has significantly contributed to job creation, by enabling credit for unemployed or inactive people struggling to borrow money from financial institutions.  Leer ms

A proposed of Juregui, Howitt and Tajani

Promoting the creation of a CSR Intergroup in the European Parliament

Socialist MEP Ramn Juregui, along with the Labour Richarch Howitt and Italian Antonio Tajani, member of the Popular Party, is driven to create a CSR Intergroup in the European Parliament.  Leer ms

90% of the growth is generated outside the Union

European entrepreneurs ask for less red tape to the EU

Nearly 800 entrepreneurs from 45 European countries today expressed their concerns to policy makers in the European Parliament, where they called on the European Union (EU) less red tape and considered that the Community market does not let companies operate freely.  Leer ms

Telefoniscas research

Millennials are optimistic, focused on their careers, and ready to take control of their own future

A survey by Telefnica of more than 6,700 Millennials across Latin America, the United States and Western Europe found that todays 18-30 year-olds the Millennial generation are largely satisfied with their lives and decidedly optimistic about their prospects for the future. Nowhere is that optimism more evident than in Latin America. Leer ms

Microsoft CEO says to the women, Do not ask for a raise generates good karma Hes already apologize

Microsoft CEO says to the women, Do not ask for a raise generates good karma

The statements of the CEO of Microsoft, Satya Nadella, on the wage gap between men and women within your company have sparked controversy in social networks. In an event, Nadella said he did not ask for a raise generating a "good karma" women, a comment that did not please the public and soon noted his reaction on Twitter.  Leer ms

List of Best Global Brands from Interbrand

Apple is the most valuable company in the world

New prize for Apple and have lost count of how many have received in recent years. This time the Cupertino-based companys first touch repeat as classified in the list of Best Global Brands from Interbrand. This list ranks the biggest brands in the world and, like last year, Apple has secured the first position with significant growth in brand value.  Leer ms

"Fair play in taxation must be the rule."

EU investigates benefits economics to Amazon in Luxembourg

The European Commission has opened an in-depth investigation to examine whether the decision by Luxembourgs tax authorities with regard to the corporate income tax to be paid by Amazon in Luxembourg comply with the EU rules on state aid. The opening of an in-depth investigation gives interested third parties and the Member States concerned an opportunity to submit comments. It does not prejudge the outcome of the investigation. Leer ms

Came from Hungary

Scheme for business start-ups by mothers with young children wins top prize at EEPA 2014

The seven winners of the 8th edition of European Enterprise Promotion Awards (EEPA) were announced today. The Grand Jury Prize winner came from Hungary. The project, Encouraging Business Start-ups by Mothers with Young Children, helps mothers to acquire the entrepreneurial skills and mind-set needed to start a business and run it successfully. Leer ms

155 SME to receive funding in first wave of grants Most innovative companies

155 SME to receive funding in first wave of grants

EU funding worth 7.75 million will be given to 155 small and medium-sized enterprises from 21 countries will each receive 50,000 to finance feasibility studies to develop their innovation strategy.  Leer ms

The most successful promoters of entrepreneurship in Europe to be announced in OctoberEuropean Enterprise Promotion Awards

The most successful promoters of entrepreneurship in Europe to be announced in October

Promoting entrepreneurship as a viable and attractive career path among young people was a recurring theme in many of the entries received this year for the European Enterprise Promotion Awards (EEPA). This year there were applications from a record number of countries from across Europe: a total of 31 countries submitted entries, including all 28 EU Member States, as well as Iceland, Serbia and Turkey.  Leer ms

Achievements and future challenges

The European Commission analyses Corporate Social Responsibility policies

The Commission has launched a public consultation in order to receive feedback on the implementation of its most recent policy on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), which is outlined in the Communication "A renewed EU strategy 2011-14 for Corporate Social Responsibility"  Leer ms
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