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Support for micro-entrepreneurs: €1 billion mark reached

Support for micro-entrepreneurs: €1 billion mark reached

(27 October 2016) - Since the EU started its microfinance initiatives, more than 100 agreements have been signed with microfinance providers, to support over 100,000 micro-entrepreneurs in 23 EU member states. © Jean-Luc Janot This cooperation between the European...

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Eight million ICT specialists employed in the EU

Eight million ICT specialists employed in the EU

(25 October 2016) - In the European Union, nearly 8 million persons were employed in 2015 as Information and Communication Technology (ICT) specialists, representing 3.5% of total employment. © Wikimedia Foundation This profession continues to be largely made up of...

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Organic crop area on the rise in the EU

Organic crop area on the rise in the EU

(25 October 2016) - With more than 11 million hectares of certified area or area under conversion in 2015, organic farming made up 6.2% of the European Union's total utilised agricultural area (UAA). Since 2010, the area devoted to organic farming has grown by almost...

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Wallonia rejects EU ‘ultimatum’ over CETA

Wallonia rejects EU ‘ultimatum’ over CETA

(24 October 2016) - Belgium’s Wallonia region yesterday (23 October) dealt a fresh blow to a proposed EU-Canada trade deal, rejecting a 24-hour ultimatum from the bloc to end its objection to the agreement. © Friends of the Earth Europe In an embarrassment for the...

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