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2009-07-31 01:00:00

LONDON, July 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Australia's number one online accommodation provider recently opened Poland and Slovakia as new destinations on its popular website. And the take up by the Australian users has been staggering, especially when you consider that at this stage they have less than 50 hotels in the major cities between them. European General Manager Ines d'Arces had this to say "The majority of our users fly in to the UK from Australia and then use our site for...

2009-07-24 12:39:38

The European Union's statistics office says the results of a recent study indicate the ongoing economic crisis is harder on European men than women. The EU office said in a new report since men are the prevailing gender in European industries such as Europe's automobile and financial services industries, the economic downturn has impacted their lives more than their female counterparts, the EUobserver said Friday. The Eurostat report published Thursday points out how in countries like...

2009-07-03 23:00:00

LONDON, July 4 /PRNewswire/ -- As the G8 prepare to meet in Italy this week, the second global ranking of the ecological efficiency with which the world's nations deliver long and happy lives for the people who live there - the 'Happy Planet Index' - reveals a surprising picture of the relative wealth and progress of nations. - Latin America tops the Index with Costa Rica the 'greenest and happiest' country. Nine of the ten highest-scoring nations are Latin American...

2009-04-21 04:16:00

LONDON, April 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Argus has launched daily coverage of the Romanian over-the-counter wholesale power market, and expanded its coverage of the Hungarian market in response to increased trading activity. Romania Argus is publishing daily assessments for month-ahead and year-ahead power prices, as well as news and commentary on developments in the emerging Romanian market. Romania, a net exporter of electricity with a high proportion of hydroelectric generation capacity, is a...

2009-03-30 08:22:35

Domestic and international tourism spending in Canada was flat in the fourth quarter of 2008, Statistics Canada reported from Ottawa Monday. Tourism spending in Canada edged down 0.1 percent in the fourth quarter of 2008, while spending by international visitors to Canada was unchanged during the quarter, after declining in the three previous quarters, the report said. This was the first time tourism spending in Canada posted back-to-back declines since 2003, when the tourism sector was hit...

2009-03-14 15:24:16

Switzerland is bowing to international pressure, agreeing to end its policy of allowing secretive banking, officials said. The Times of London reported Saturday that the move means Switzerland will join Liechtenstein, Luxembourg and Andorra, which also agreed this week to share limited information on their accounts on request from foreign governments. The newspaper said Zurich's decision to end its 300 years of banking secrecy precedes the G20 meeting, where British Prime Minister Gordon...

2009-03-13 12:30:09

Switzerland said Friday it would alter its international banking policies to align itself with the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. Although Swiss Finance Minister Hans-Rudolf Merz said Switzerland was not laying to rest Swiss banking secrecy, the government, he said, was ready to begin negotiations on revising double taxation agreements. While the move faces internal opposition in Switzerland, the country faced international pressure and possible sanctions for its...

2009-03-02 10:40:26

The European Union has said no to a proposal by Hungary to assemble a $240 billion bailout for Eastern European countries. German Chancellor Angela Merkel said a sweeping bailout proposal wasn't appropriate, The Washington Post reported Monday. Saying that the situation is the same for all Central and Eastern European states "¦ I don't see that, Merkel said after a summit meeting Sunday in Brussels. You cannot compare Slovenia or Slovakia with Hungary, she said. Hungarian Prime...

2008-12-09 04:24:00

LONDON, Dec. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Since the accession to the European Union (EU) in 2004, nearly $2.5 billion dollars (estimated until 2009, including investments in Romania and Bulgaria after joining the EU in 2007) have been invested on the EU-accession states' eastern external borders. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081117/FSLOGO) The latest Frost & Sullivan analysis on Border Security Market Assessment - EU-Accession States (http://www.aerospace.frost.com), estimates...

2008-11-20 13:29:28

Danish people are generally the European Union's happiest and most satisfied, while Bulgarians, the bloc's newest members, are the least, an EU survey found. Danes ranked their general life satisfaction at 8.5 out of 10, while Bulgarians ranked themselves at 5. The average for EU citizens was 7, the Quality of Life poll conducted for the the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions, an EU agency often known as or Eurofound. The survey, which covers all 27 EU...


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