Denim Sound Textures

ISKO launches the first multi-sensorial event about denim during the Milan Design Week 2019 (April 9 – 13, 2019), in collaboration with a unique selection of premium fashion brands. ISKO chose the exciting frame of the Milan Design Week to present Denim Sound Textures, the first immersive and interactive experience that will introduce guests to … More Denim Sound Textures

Labour costs in the EU – Hourly labour costs ranged from EUR 5.4 to EUR 43.5 across the EU Member States in 2018

Lowest in Bulgaria and Romania, highest in Denmark, Luxembourg and Belgium In 2018, average hourly labour costs in the whole economy (excluding agriculture and public administration) were estimated to be EUR 27.4 in the European Union (EU) and EUR 30.6 in the euro area. However, the average masks significant gaps between EU Member States, with … More Labour costs in the EU – Hourly labour costs ranged from EUR 5.4 to EUR 43.5 across the EU Member States in 2018

Australia ratifies WTO procurement pact

Australia has ratified the WTO’s Agreement on Government Procurement (GPA), submitting its instrument of accession to the WTO Secretariat on April 5, 2019. Starting next month, the country will benefit from new market access opportunities and other provisions under the pact Based on the decision of the WTO’s Committee on Government Procurement of 17 October … More Australia ratifies WTO procurement pact

Commission reports on latest negotiating rounds with Indonesia and Mercosur

Officials from the EU and Indonesia met in Brussels from March 11 – 15, 2019 for the 7th round of negotiations for an EU-Indonesia Free Trade Agreement. The EU negotiating team was led by Ms Helena König, Deputy Director-General DG TRADE at the European Commission, while the Indonesian team was led by Pak Iman Pambagyo, … More Commission reports on latest negotiating rounds with Indonesia and Mercosur

Governments must act to help struggling middle class, says OECD

Governments need to do more to support middle-class households who are struggling to maintain their economic weight and lifestyles as their stagnating incomes fail to keep up with the rising costs of housing and education, according to a new OECD report. Under Pressure: The Squeezed Middle Class says that the middle class has shrunk in … More Governments must act to help struggling middle class, says OECD