EU member states have closed accession negotiations with Croatia, which should allow the country to join the EU on July 1 2013. This ends six years of talks during which Croatia has been asked not only to adopt new laws and regulations to comply with EU standards, but also implement them.
"We are celebrating this historic event with our Croatian
An historically significant agreement has been reached between the Italian employers' federation Confindustria and major trade unions (MF,CGIL,CISL and UIL) on reform of the collective bargaining system.
It has taken two years to reach agreement because CGIL held out against the new rules.
The final deal establishes national procedures to
Poland has assumed the rotating presidency of the EU for the first time since it became a member in 2004. Its priorities for the six-month term include building relations with the EU's eastern and southern neighbours, and encouraging economic growth. It also says it wants to promote further EU enlargement.
There is an Eastern Partnership summit
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Research and detailed planning are essential before you quote for, or commit to, a carpet care and cleaning contract. Gordon McVean of Truvox International offers advice.
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