„METRO Water Initiative“ shows commitment in fighting water scarcity
On March 22nd, the United Nations World Water Day, METRO Cash & Carry starts the “METRO Water Initiative“. Its goal is to increase sensibility for an important and worldwide issue: global water scarcity.
News from Brussels / Week 13 - 17 March 2017
Last week the European Parliament adopted the new regulation on official controls to increase Member States’ ability to prevent, eliminate or reduce health risks throughout the food supply chain. The European Parliament also adopted several reports on food waste, recycling and landfills -the so-called “waste package”. Commissioner Cecilia Malsmtröm was in Singapore to try to re-launch trade talks between the EU and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).
News from Brussels / Week 4 - 10 March 2017
Last week the European Council re-elected Donald Tusk in an “almost” unanimous decision, as he did not receive the support of his home country, Poland. The Council of the European Union approved last week an agreement with Chile to facilitate the trade in organic products. In the European Parliament the Committee for the Environment adopted a report that calls for a more responsible use and more sustainable production of palm oil.
“Because once the spirit of equality has taken root in a society, it can never be removed unless it withers away”
Margrethe Vestager, EU Commissioner for Competition, at the 7th Brussels Wednesday Social on 8th March 2017
On the International Women’s Day, Commissioner Vestager discussed with our guests how to advance Europe’s society towards more fairness and equal opportunities -not only for women, but also for disadvantaged groups- by defending the rule of law and making sure that the rules of fair competition are respected by all.
Acting today for tomorrow
Sustainability in corporate strategy
Keynote address by Olaf Koch at the International Travel Trade Show in Berlin, 2017
News from Brussels / Week 25 February - 3 March 2017
Last week the European Commission launched a public debate on the future of Europe by presenting a White Paper on the possible scenarios for the further development of the EU. The Commission’s Directorate-General for Agriculture published a study, in which it shows how trade agreements help boost European agricultural exports. The Council took a position on the revision of the emissions trading system and is now ready to start the negotiations with the Parliament.