The European Commission has launched Buying Social: a Guide to Take Account of Social Considerations in Public Procurement. This new publication is designed to be a concrete tool in helping public authorities to buy goods and services in a socially responsible way in line with EU rules. It also highlights the contribution public procurement can
The European Commission is working to convince member states to adopt 'automatic adjustments' in pension legislations so the retirement age is pegged to longevity.
The question of how to reform Europe's generous pension systems is growing in importance as Europe's population continues to age.
Consequently, while at present there are four people
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