EPP and Weber craving for more power over EU

Following the election of Manfred Weber as the European Peoples Party (EPP) Common Candidate, the Party of European Socialists (PES) welcomes him as the second contender entering the battle to become the next President of the European Commission. Frans Timmermans was already endorsed as PES Common Candidate on Tuesday. All other European political families are yet to select their frontrunners for the 2019 European election.
 

Emotional intelligence is vital for the success of professional accountants in a digital age, says ACCA

A new report from ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) examines the role of emotional intelligence in developing the accountancy profession needed for a fast-evolving digital age.
To the casual observer, emotions and accountancy can seem like unrelated concepts from two separate worlds. But to succeed in an era of increasing digitisation, professional accountants need a rounded set of skills that go beyond technical knowledge, important as it is. 

Agreement signed between ACCA and Alibaba Cloud

ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) and Alibaba Cloud, the cloud computing arm of Alibaba Group signed an exclusive agreement today to see a closer working relationship between the two organisations which focuses on course development, research and professional insights.
 

Global Memorandum of Understanding signed between Xero and ACCA at World Congress of Accountants

MoU highlights the importance of the cloud based economy to the accountancy profession
 
ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) and Xero signed a global Memorandum of Understating (MoU) today at the World Congress of Accountants in Sydney.

Poland makes wind energy comeback with commitment to develop 8 GW of offshore wind and ongoing 1 GW onshore auction

Poland marked its return to wind energy today with the announcement of ambitious plans to develop 8 GW of offshore wind by 2035. It came as Poland opened a 1 GW onshore wind auction on 5 November.
Polish State Secretary for Energy, Grzegorz Tobiszowski, today announced plans to develop 8 GW of offshore wind by 2035. Poland will soon pass a law to this effect, spelling out the annual volumes up to this date.

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Major European Plastics Sustainability Event to take place in London

The leading European event focused on the recycling and recovery of used plastics, IdentiPlast, is returning to London on 7 and 8 March 2019. Under the overarching theme of 'Plastics, Sustainability and Society', the event will bring together industry representatives from all over the globe.

Americans show yellow card to Trump. S&Ds congratulate US Democrats on the outcome of the midterm elections

Following the midterm elections of the US Congress in which Democrats regained control of the House of Representatives, the president of the S&D Group Udo Bullmann said:

amfori appoints two new Vice Presidents to boost capacity and innovation after consistent growth

Brussels, October 25th, 2018 – The leading global business association for open and sustainable trade, amfori, has welcomed its first-ever Vice Presidents (VPs) for strategy and innovation and corporate affairs. The two new positions have been created in response to consistent membership growth and to steer implementation of amfori’s Vision 2030 Strategy for inspiring action around the world.

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