Must be multilingual?

16th of March 2011

Multilingualism is crucial for SMEs to be able to thrive in Europe - according to participants in a debate hosted by the European Commission and organised by a French language association.

The EU institutions' translation and interpreting services account for 1.1 billion euros or one per cent of the EU budget per year, the equivalent of 2.50 euros

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Estonia enters euro

16th of March 2011

On January 1 Estonia became the 17th country to join the eurozone when it adopted the currency, the first former Soviet republic to do so. With GDP of 14 billion euros it is the second smallest euro economy after Malta.

The country is likely to be the last addition to the eurozone for several years. Lithuania and Latvia are next in line and aiming

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Crowd control

16th of March 2011
Crowd control

Cross-contamination needs to be avoided in any environment where crowds collect in order to prevent the spread of infections and viruses. So which touch points are the chief culprits for passing on illnesses, and what products do cleaning companies offer to reduce the risk?

Swine flu has returned with a vengeance this year and is adding to the

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Copycats - industry must take action

16th of March 2011
Copycats - industry must take action

Senior figures from the cleaning industry gathered in Amsterdam recently to discuss the increasingly widespread problem of ‘copycat’ products entering the European market. The meeting was hosted by European Cleaning Journal and Amsterdam RAI.

The subject of intellectual property (IP) violation has been highlighted by a number of the

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Going green - can you afford not to?

16th of March 2011
Going green - can you afford not to?

We must all tread more softly on the planet and leave a smaller carbon footprint, we are constantly told. But with European economies deeply in the red can businesses really afford to go green? Hartley Milner tries to find out.

The message from those who have already grasped the nettle is simply they cannot afford not to 'go green' –

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Scare stories?

16th of March 2011
Scare stories?

As part of this edition’s special report on ‘green’ cleaning, Activeion Europe examines the issue of glycol ethers, which are used in the manufacture of many cleaning chemicals. Their safe use has been the subject of much discussion and controversy over the last 20 years, and research is continuing. 

Readers old enough to

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