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The European Federation of Cleaning Industries (EFCI), the contract cleaning industry association representing the sector at EU level, has published its latest market data, relating to the year 2008. ECJ here features extracts from the report, which is now available.
This is the 17th time the European Federation of Cleaning Industries (EFCI) has
Global building services provider ISS achieved almost six per cent organic growth and a rise in profits of seven per cent during the first quarter of this year - according to its results which have just been announced.
Revenue from continuing business grew by 10 per cent in the period January 1 to March 31 this year, while total revenue increased
It has been a difficult couple of years for the eurozone, due to the economic crisis. ECJ correspondent Hartley Milner looks ahead to what 2011 may hold for the eurozone – seeking opinion from business leaders inside and outside the cleaning sector.
Surveys show business confidence in Europe is at its highest in three years, with
The European Parliament is expected to give its first green light to a 23-country enhanced cooperation for the European patent, confirming a fast-track approach chosen by the European Commission despite a number of unresolved controversial issues.
So far the proposal for a EU-wide system has been blocked in the EU Council of Ministers because votes
EU ministers have overwhelmingly rejected a move by Euro MPs to extend maternity leave to 20 weeks on full pay in the 27 nations. The social affairs ministers voiced concern about the cost of the 20-week minimum the European Parliament voted for in October.
Minimum maternity leave in the EU is currently 14 weeks - the European Commission has
The European Commission is to overhaul the rules governing public procurement in order to improve SMEs' access to national tenders, reduce red tape and boost cross-border activity.
SMEs currently have access to around one-third of all public contracts but this share is still much lower than their economic and social importance.