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In 2018 ECB ends production and issuance of 500 EUR banknote

he Governing Council of the European Central Bank (ECB) concluded a review of the denominational structure of the Europa series back in 2016. It was decided to permanently stop producing the 500 EURbanknote and to exclude it from the Europa series, taking into account concerns that this banknote could facilitate

Cartel: European Commission fines 8 producers of capacitors €254 mil.

The European Commission has fined Capatitors Cartel €253 935 000, which is composed of Elna, Hitachi Chemical, Holy Stone, Matsuo, NEC Tokin, Nichicon, Nippon Chemi-Con, Rubycon. Together with the immunity applicant, Sanyo, they operated a cartel for the supply of aluminium and tantalum electrolytic capacitors between 1998 and 2012. Commissioner Margrethe Vestager,

Nation brand of Bolivia: New Logo

Plurinational state of Bolivia - that's the long and official name of Bolivia. And it is a true plurinational county. Lonely planet, one of the most influential World's travel magazines, describes Bolivia as following: Rough around the edges, superlative in its natural beauty, rugged, vexing, complex and slightly nerve-racking, Bolivia is one

Best employers in the World

hat does it take to be voted the best employer in the world? Maybe it is allowing staff to take a nap during the working day, as Google does at its London office. Google’s parent company Alphabet is the best employer in the world in 2017, according to data compiled by

2018 Doing Business: Montenegro (42) advances nine places

n the new World Bank Doing Business report for June 2016 – June 2017, Montenegro is ranked 42nd on the lost of 190 ranked countries, and thus, in comparison with last year's revised Report, made progress for 9 seats. Pursuant to the Report, published for the fifteenth time, Montenegro recorded a

Smart Cities of the Future

ities are the engines of modern society. They power the global economy, consume vast amounts of resources, house the majority of the world’s population, and create much of the pollution and emissions that have scientists concerned about the future. And while big cities consume a lot of resources already – this hardly

EC: Completion of the Banking Union by 2018

uropean citizens and businesses will benefit from deeper financial integration and a more stable financial system, thanks to Commission plans to accelerate with the completion of the missing parts of the Banking Union. The Banking Union must be completed if it is to deliver its full potential in making the

EU Fish labeling for Consumers

he labeling of seafood is governed under general EU consumer protection policy and complemented by additional provisions under the EU common fisheries policy. Rules for mandatory and voluntary information of fishery and aquaculture products vary depending on their nature, their level of processing and their presentation or packaging for sale. Since

Branding Scotland case

rands, including states, inevitably create relationships: fundamentally, how good they are at creating an inclination to interact. In relation to brands, we simply can’t help feeling something and, when asked, we are also able to say things. We have an exchange with them. Some of this is emotional, some rational,

Paraguay nation brand logo – focus on economic potentials

onely Planet’s description of Paraguay is: “Paraguay is a country of remarkable contrasts: it’s rustic and sophisticated; it’s extremely poor and obscenely wealthy; it boasts exotic natural reserves and massive human-made dams; it is a place where horses and carts pull up alongside Mercedes-Benz vehicles, artisans’ workshops abut glitzy shopping centers,

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