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PSF Joint Statement on the EU Priorities 2019-2024

The members of the Public Services Employers’ Forum (PSEF), representing Public Services and Services of General (Economic) Interest (SG(E)I) employers and providers, are looking forward to the new legislative term and would like to take this opportunity to introduce their role and priorities with a view to future dialogue with European Union (EU) decision-makers.
 

Agriculture & Construction Equipment European industries boosting a sustainable future for all

CECE and CEMA represent manufacturing industries producing high-technology equipment used in construction and agriculture respectively.
 
Together, our industries provide jobs to over 600,000 people all over Europe working for, both large multinationals and innovative SMEs. CECE with an annual revenues of ca. EUR40 bn and CEMA with an annual turnover of about EUR40 bn demonstrate the important role our industries play in Europe’s and global economy.

Aluminium content in cars up 20% in the last three years

14 October 2019 - A new study published by European Aluminium estimates the average aluminium content of European produced cars to reach nearly 180 kg in 2019, meaning a 20% increase since 2016. The study also forecasts the average aluminium content to further increase to almost 200 kg per vehicle by 2025, in line with the most positive scenario that was developed in 2016. The positive outlook and uninterrupted aluminium growth is largely attributed to aluminium’s role in lightweighting cars and as an enabler of electromobility.

"Turkey must withdraw its forces from the North of Syria now,” say S&Ds

A long-lasting, sustainable solution to the Syrian conflict will never be achieved by means of military action. S&D MEPs unite in asking the Turkish president to stop undermining the security of the whole region and end the unilateral attack on North-East Syria.
 
Political and diplomatic tools and respect for human lives and international humanitarian law must be the basis on which any security concerns in the area must be resolved.

ENEL successfully places its first “General Purpose SDG Linked Bond” on the European Market with a multi-tranche issue of 2.5 billion euros

  • Enel Finance International N.V. has placed a bond linked to the achievement of two UN Sustainable Development Goals, SDG 7 and 13, in line with the SDG linked bond issued in September
  • In line with the Group’s current Strategic Plan, the issue consolidates Enel’s move to implement an increasingly sustainable finance strategy, strengthening its commitment to achieving SDGs

Aluminium beverage can recycling in Europe hits record 74.5% in 2017

31 billion cans recycled, or 420,000 tons of aluminium  
 

Announcing a common gas market in the Baltic Region

Riga, 8 October 2019. Eurogas Central and Eastern European Conference addressed the topic of gas market integration in the Baltic Region, with Prime Minister of Latvia Krišjānis Kariņš and US Secretary of Energy Rick Perry, stressing the importance of gas infrastructure, LNG, storage and diversified supply routes in building a robust energy system of the future. A common gas market will begin on 1 st January 2020 with Finland, Estonia and Latvia.
 

Students demonstrate strong technical and ethical competencies in exams as ACCA announces pass rates for September 2019 exam sitting

Pass rates for the latest exam sitting are announced today by ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants).

More than 99,000 students around the world entered the September exam sitting, in which over 123,000 exams were taken. A further 51,269 exams were taken on demand between 1 July and 30 September 2019 - a 9% increase in exams taken when compared to the equivalent period to September 2018, showing the demand of ACCA continues to grow.

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