Germany has one of the lowest birth rates in Europe and it continued to decline between 2001 and 2011.
This is despite Angela Merkel’s government
Renewable energy is not only essential for the well-being of the environment, it is also a legal requirement. By 2020 European states must reach a
Stock markets in the United Arab Emirates and other Gulf countries continued to plunge amid fears of an imminent attack on Syria.
For this edition of Business Planet we are in Luxembourg. Here and in other “small” countries, it is essential to think internationally from the
“Obviously for a company like ours it’s a market with considerable potential.”
“There are opportunities we mustn’t miss.”
“Growth and preservation of
Nelson Mandela’s long battle against apartheid is one of the biggest chapter’s in the history of the 20th century.
After his release from prison
Just one plane helped the Malta School of Flying, founded in 2004 by two men, to now employ 20 people.
In 2012 the partners needed to grow.
Eco-innovation is a real opportunity for entrepreneurs. Eco-businesses employ a total of 3.4 million people across Europe.
This week, Business
Business Planet this week is in the ancient city of Klaipeda in Lithuania, looking at an EU program to help entrepreneurs.
Today it is the dream of
One in four new businesses in Europe is what is known as a social entreprise. They provide opportunities for the most destitute and vulnerable in
One of the biggest challenges for European small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs) is preserving their intellectual property. i.e. their products
In the quiet countryside above the Croatian resort of Dubrovnik, a battle is unfolding.
This David and Goliath tale pitches an international
What are the keys to success for a European SME opening up a business in China? Who do you turn to for help if you want to set up a business in
In the early 1990s Russia was Eldorado or the ‘Wild, Wild East’ as far as foreign businesses and investors were concerned.
But Jean-Noel Lemond
Small and medium sized businesses that are innovative and have strong growth potential have a new group of friends to help make that happen. Business
Retirement, illness, career changes – every year 450,000 businesses in Europe change ownership. The problem is that 600,000 jobs are lost in the
In this edition of Business Planet, we visit the French city of Poitiers to take a closer look at the European Ecolabel.
For consumers, the label
In Slovakia and Austria, like much of Europe, women represent only a third of entrepreneurs.
So to try to redress the balance, a major initiative
This edition of Business Planet takes us to Timisoara, one of Romania’s three major economic hubs, a very dynamic region virtually devoid of
Everyone has heard of business clusters, where interconnected companies join forces in order to boost performance.
The Austrian town of Graz is an
The restaurant Meli-Melo won the prize for the best tapa de Zaragoza in 2012. (‘Mejor Tapa de Zaragoza y Provincia 2012’. )
Raquel Marcén, the
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