Everyone has heard of business clusters, where interconnected companies join forces in order to boost performance.
The Austrian town of Graz is an
Complete interview with Marco Florijn, Rotterdam City Social Affairs Councillor.
Complete interview with professor Wiemer Salverda, from the Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies.
The Davos World Economic Forum is gearing up with, apparently, more world leaders attending than in recent years: there are some 50 heads of state
As the great and the good arrive in the postcard-pretty Swiss mountain resort of Davos for the World Economic Forum, scepticism is rife and many
Crowdfunding is a way of financing a business venture: small contributions from dozens, if not hundreds of investors via social networking sites for
The long-term unemployed, elderly and disabled people, women and ethnic minorities – all these people are under-represented among Europe’s
As technology progresses, consumer habits change. Like many other electrical appliances, old television sets have become obsolete.
It is the hope of any business: achieving sustainable growth and confidence. But in these tough economic times it has become increasingly difficult
As Brussels considers reforming European insolvency laws, to modernise rules drawn up 12 years ago, there is growing debate about the practice of
Right On’s Seamus Kearney spoke to the owner of an insolvent business in Berlin to get a feel for the human impact of a business collapsing. He also
Hello and welcome to the first edition of The Global Conversation. Joining us today: French President François Hollande and Italian prime minister
The current economic crisis has been blamed on many factors – from high street banks to government finance departments, from risky trading to
One of Europe’s hard realities is the fact that only one in two companies lasts five years or more. 90% of bankruptcies are due to liquidity
Catalonia in northern Spain will hold an election this Sunday, set to measure just how badly voters want their own free state.
It is a wealthy
The European Commission has agreed to make the separation of ING’s banking and insurance activities a little easier.
The Dutch group has been given
This week, Business Planet is in Riga, the capital of Latvia, a country which suffered heavily from the global crisis.
However, the economy is
Boosting entrepreneurship to combat an ageing population: the French region of Auvergne started investing in its entrepreneurs a few years back
Only 3% of chief executives in big European companies are women, 14% sit as company board members. The situation is slowly changing, however the
Euronews reporter Monica Pinna spoke to Avivah Wittenberg-Cox, CEO of the consultancy 20-first, which works with companies interested in diversifying
France Telecom Orange is the leading telecommunications operator in France and is one of the most active internationally, with a turnover of 46
Every year in Europe, 600,000 jobs are lost simply because entrepreneurs don’t prepare their company’s transition properly.
Making sure company
Nobel Biocare, the world’s second-largest maker of dental implants paid the price of its profit warning in Zurich on Thursday.
The Swiss company’s
For its latest edition, Business Planet goes to South Wales where there is a plan to develop education and business side-by-side.
Each year, 350
This week, Business Planet takes a look at one of Europe’s answers to the economic crisis: a network of tutors encouraging women entrepreneurs
AkzoNobel, the world’s biggest paint maker, has delayed its restructuring with the company’s CEO Ton Buchner on medical leave due to fatigue