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Working shorter hours could reduce the burden our lifestyles impose on the environment while offering solutions to the mass unemployment caused by the economic crisis. That's according to research carried out by the University of Gothenburg.
Shortening working time by one per cent reduces the environmental impact by 0.8 per cent, according to
Only 42 per cent of Europeans say they trust the European Union, according to a new opinion poll from Eurobarometer, down six percentage points in six months.
The survey also found that fewer than half (49 per cent) of Europe's citizens see their country's membership of the EU as a positive thing, however 75 per cent said stronger coordination
New rules to speed up bill payments by public authorities across the European Union have been agreed in Brussels. The regulations will require local authorities to make payment within 30 days in most cases, a move aimed at improving cashflow for small and medium-sized companies in particular.
In exceptional circumstances payments can be delayed
Global building services organisation Sodexo was recently named as the top company in a worldwide index that recognises companies which actively engage in diversity and inclusion practices. ECJ examines the definition of the term and talks to Sodexo about how it has become a key element of the culture.
Diversity management is a term that may
European manufacturers of cleaning equipment and systems are increasingly experiencing cases where their products are being copied by producers in the Far East and sold in Europe at much lower prices. ECJ takes a look at the scale of this problem and asks how manufacturers can best protect their intellectual property (IP).
The violation of
One European in six reports a constant struggle to pay household bills and three quarters believe poverty has increased in their country over the past year. That's according to a Eurobarometer survey on the social impacts of the economic crisis.