Slide Tackles and Big Goals: Standards at EURO 2008

European Standards (ENs) ensure safety and fairness on the field and in the stands at this summer’s biggest sporting event on European soil.
When Switzerland and the Czech Republic kick-off
the first match of the 2008 UEFA EURO Cup in Basel, Switzerland this weekend, it will mark the beginning of an intense, and intensive, football tournament. Millions of football enthusiasts will follow every move of their

Rethinking in the real estate sector

A ‘change of mindset’ in the real estate market needs to go beyond purely environmental and economic considerations and also embrace social sustainability, says RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors) in its latest FiBRE (Findings in the Built and Rural Environments) publication Breaking the Vicious Circle of Blame – Making the Business Case for Sustainable Buildings.

European Parliament reports on retail banking: constructive, fair and balanced, says ESBG

ESBG (European Savings Banks Group) welcomes the two European Parliament reports on retail banking voted in plenary session today as they recognize pluralism is an asset for Europe’s retail banking market.

12 Days to save European coach tourism

EU Transport Council must support the European Parliament's almost unanimous vote on reintroducing the 12-day derogation for European coach tours.

Chemical industry ready to start pre-registration

"For years we have been actively preparing ourselves for the REACH marathon, which starts today with the pre-registration and will last until 2018”, says Alain Perroy, Director General of Cefic. “In the chemical industry we did our homework and we provided and continue to provide a great deal of support to our members and even beyond”.

Caritas Europa contacts MEPs ahead of crucial voting on Return Directive

Caritas Europa, the Conference of European Churches, the Commission of the Bishops' Conference of the European Community and the Churches' Commission for Migrants in Europe have sent a joint letter to all Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) in a last attempt to make them aware of a series of critical points included in the proposed Return Directive before a crucial voting scheduled for 18 June 2008.

BT announces 80% global CO2 reduction target

BT announced today that it will cut its carbon emissions intensity by 80% across the globe by 2020(1), setting one of the most aggressive corporate carbon reduction targets worldwide.

The company also published a new model for measuring and tracking carbon emissions – backed by the Carbon Disclosure Project. This represents an important step in measuring carbon emissions in a consistent way across the globe.

EHA congratulates Industry Stakeholders and EU officials with the establishment of the EU Joint Undertaking for Fuel Cells and H

The European Hydrogen Association, EHA, congratulates all industry and research stakeholders and EU officials who have worked together over the last five years to help establish the Joint Undertaking for Fuel Cells and Hydrogen (JU-FCH) on the positive decsion of the Competitiveness Council of May 30, 2008. As one of the

Six Europeans Awarded for Personal Achievement in Tobacco Control

Six Europeans Awarded for Personal Achievement in Tobacco Control for the World No Tobacco Day 2008.

CompTIA welcomes US and Japan ITA trade complaint to the WTO

CompTIA welcomes today’s joint US and Japan legal action at the WTO to formally raise a longstanding ICT trade policy issue on the Information Technology Agreement (ITA).

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