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Europe's single currency has entered its 10th anniversary year under increasing pressure from the markets and with its very survival in doubt. Hartley Milner looks at the events that brought the euro to the brink in 2011 and those that could tip it over the edge in 2012.
Oh dear, the outlook for the embattled euro is not looking at all bright, is
Thomas Schulte-Marxloh in Germany explains how the cleaning sector is running short of human resources.
Some German industries, like the contract cleaning business, are running short of human resources Not only the skilled labourer but also the apprentice is most wanted, in particular in some regions of east Germany. Before the European laws and
Michele Redi has concluded his term as president of Italian cleaning association AfidampFAB, to be succeeded by Matteo Marino. Anna Garbagna reports from Milan.
Continuity and focus on the future: these were the main elements which emerged from the assembly of AfidampFAB associates, which took place in Milan recently.
Michele Redi, the
The ISSA/INTERCLEAN exhibition in Amsterdam takes place from May 8-11. This is Europe’s largest showcase for the professional cleaning sector, and as the official European magazine for the show ECJ will feature an extensive preview in the April/May edition.
According to the organisers, 2012 will be the biggest ISSA/INTERCLEAN exhibition
Reporting from Denmark, Petra Sjouwerman examines the results of a research project amongst cleaners.
Cleaning toilets, mopping floors and washing windows is physically hard work. Compared to other working groups, cleaners have a higher risk for burn-out on the job and for leaving the labour market earlier. Research in Denmark, however, has now
In a new ECJ series of articles, we look at hygiene and cleanliness through the ages. When did we human beings become aware of our own personal cleanliness, and that of the world around us? And when did we discover that lack of hygiene could be dangerous, and sometimes fatal? In this first part, we start back in ancient times.
Brushing our teeth,