First summer without roaming charges: Europeans see benefits of the new rules

The first summer without roaming charges shows that Europeans are aware of the new rules and have started changing their habits when travelling abroad in the EU. According to a Flash Eurobarometer survey published today, a large majority of Europeans recognise the benefits of roaming without extra charges. Thanks to the new EU roaming rules, in place [...]

EU-Canada trade agreement enters into force

On Thursday, 21 September, the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between the EU and Canada enters into force provisionally.   Welcoming this milestone in the EU's trade policy, President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker said: "This agreement encapsulates what we want our trade policy to be - an instrument for growth that benefits European companies [...]

The State of the Union 2017: Catching the wind in our sails

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker today delivered his 2017 State of the Union Address, before the Members of the European Parliament in Strasbourg, presenting his priorities for the year ahead and outlining his vision for how the European Union could evolve by 2025. He presented a Roadmap for a More United, Stronger and More Democratic [...]

10 Years Since The Start Of The Crisis: Back To Recovery

The global financial crisis began 10 years ago and led to the European Union's worst recession in its six-decade history. The crisis did not start in Europe but EU institutions and Member States needed to act resolutely to counter its impact and address the shortcomings of the initial set-up of the Economic and Monetary Union. [...]

Times Higher Education and PolyU Co-host Innovation & Impact Summit

More than 200 participants, including influential higher education and industry leaders, entrepreneurs and policy-makers around the globe, gather in Hong Kong for the inaugural Times Higher Education (THE) Innovation & Impact Summit. Co-hosted by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) and THE, the Summit inspires participants with a series of thought-provoking panel discussions on best [...]

LaSalle retains a positive outlook for European Real Estate in 2017 in spite of political uncertainty

The UK will remain a key investment market for domestic and global investors in 2017 but it is important to be very selective with opportunities, according to LaSalle Investment Management's Investment Strategy Annual (ISA) 2017 edition. Confidence in the UK occupier market held up much better than most expected immediately after the Brexit Referendum, and [...]

Europe Dominates New Ranking on Business Talent

Europe is home to nine of the 10 economies worldwide that are best equipped to develop, attract and retain business talent, a major new study has highlighted. Only Hong Kong challenges the continent's grip on the top spots in the latest World Talent Ranking, a prestigious annual report by leading global business school IMD. The [...]