Efficiency

Press release - Waste shipments: stricter rules to protect the environment and human health

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Thursday, December 1, 2022

According to the adopted text, the Commission would develop uniform criteria for the classification of waste to ensure that the rules are not circumvented by clearly distinguishing, for example, between used goods and waste.

Key Points: 
  • According to the adopted text, the Commission would develop uniform criteria for the classification of waste to ensure that the rules are not circumvented by clearly distinguishing, for example, between used goods and waste.
  • The new rules would include digitalising the exchange of information and documents within the internal market.
  • Strengthening the rules governing exports of waste outside the EU
    MEPs agree that EU exports of hazardous waste to non-OECD countries should be prohibited.
  • In 2020, EU exports of waste to non-EU countries reached 32.7 million tonnes, representing about 16% of global trade in waste.

Highlights - COVI Committee evaluates the socio-economic impact of the COVID-19 on children - Special Committee on the COVID-19 pandemic: lessons learned and recommendations for the future

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Tuesday, November 29, 2022

COVI Committee evaluates the socio-economic impact of the COVID-19 on children

Key Points: 
  • COVI Committee evaluates the socio-economic impact of the COVID-19 on children
    On 8 December 2022 the COVI Special Committee will hear the final group of experts to collect evidence on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on children and young people, including their education and training opportunities.
  • Members will also question the experts on the efficiency of distant learning and students' performance during lockdowns.
  • Finally, Members will want to know how best ensure protection of the rights of the children in a future pandemic and what are the main lessons learned and recommendations for future health crises.
  • [The COVID-19 pandemic was not only a major health crisis but also one that impacted society, the economy, democracy & fundamental rights, and international governance.

Highlights - 08-12-2022 14:30 Exchange of views with HR/VP Josep Borrell - Special Committee on foreign interference in all democratic processes in the European Union, including disinformation (INGE 2)

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Tuesday, November 29, 2022

08-12-2022 14:30 Exchange of views with HR/VP Josep Borrell

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  • 08-12-2022 14:30 Exchange of views with HR/VP Josep Borrell
    29-11-2022 - 16:26
    On 8 December from 14.30 to 15.45, ING2 Members will welcome Vice-President of the European Commission/High Representative of the Union of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Mr Josep Borrell, to the special committee.
  • As a follow-up to the recommendations from the INGE-report, ING2 Members will discuss, together with Members from AFET and SEDE, what steps have been taken since the adoption of the INGE report in March 2022.
  • Members will question the HR/VP on the progress of some of the latest initiatives taken by the EU touching upon INGE-related topics, such as measures to tackle information manipulation in the context of the Russia's war of aggression against Ukraine, efficiency of sanctions targeting RT/Sputnik, the FIMI toolbox development, and preparedness for the 2024 European elections.

Christine Lagarde: Monetary policy in a new environment

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Saturday, November 26, 2022

And this has implications for the focus of macroeconomic policy in the years to come.

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  • And this has implications for the focus of macroeconomic policy in the years to come.
  • And in this context, swings in demand caused by the closing and reopening of the economy have hit a wall.
  • [3] And in this environment, it is uncertain whether a seamless expansion of supply will continue and how global demand will be affected.
  • For monetary policy, this changing environment creates considerable challenges.
  • That is why we have been raising rates at our fastest pace ever by 200 basis points in our last three policy meetings.
  • But we also need to normalise our other policy tools and so reinforce the impulse from our rate policy.
  • But now the environment has changed completely and we need to ensure that the lower cost of funding the TLTRO created for banks does not impede monetary transmission when policy normalisation is required.
  • Similarly, large-scale asset purchases were necessary to expand the policy stance when interest rates were close to the lower bound.
  • In parallel, our tools for preserving the orderly transmission of monetary policy notably flexible reinvestments under the pandemic emergency purchase programme and the new transmission protection instrument will remain in place.
  • Monetary policy will ensure a timely return of inflation to our medium-term target.
  • But the economic outlook will also depend on the alignment between monetary policy and other actors.
  • In the current environment of high inflation, fiscal policy needs to be temporary, targeted and tailored.
  • Looking further ahead, while monetary policy can steer demand, it cannot remove existing constraints on economic growth.
  • The effects of this shift are uncertain, but the duty of monetary policy is not.
  • But if we want to rebuild our supply capacity and strengthen domestic sources of growth, other policy areas need to refocus.
  • International Monetary Fund (2022), Near-term Macroeconomic Impact of Decarbonization Policies,
    World Economic Outlook, October.
  • Lagarde, C. (2022), Monetary policy in a high inflation environment: commitment and clarity, lecture organised by Eesti Pank and dedicated to Professor Ragnar Nurkse, Tallinn, 4 November.

ACORD Transcriber Now Includes AI-Enabled Data Extraction for Submission Documents Including MRCs

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Thursday, November 17, 2022

LONDON, Nov. 17, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- ACORD Solutions Group, a leading provider of next-generation digital solutions for the global insurance industry, today announced the launch of extended capabilities in ACORD Transcriber, a widely used tool that enables digitisation and automation of data in insurance forms and other documents. These AI-based capabilities will facilitate data extraction from unstructured submission document formats, including current and future Market Reform Contracts (MRCs).

Key Points: 
  • These AI-based capabilities will facilitate data extraction from unstructured submission document formats, including current and future Market Reform Contracts (MRCs).
  • ACORD Transcriber was built to automate the download, population, and extraction of data in insurance documents.
  • The latest capabilities of ACORD Transcriber's comprehensive AI/ML engine include support for data extraction from highly unstructured formats such as MRCs, Schedules of Value (SOVs), and other submission documents.
  • With these capabilities, we can now support data extraction across the full insurance lifecycle, from initial submission to accounting and claims."

Beko joins forces with Water.org to provide 10 000 Kenyans with access to safe water

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Thursday, November 17, 2022

ISTANBUL, Nov. 17, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Beko, one of the top three large-home appliances brands in Europe*, today announced a new partnership with Water.org to support a community programme that will empower 10,000 Kenyans in need with access safe water and sanitation solutions.

Key Points: 
  • According to Water.org, 15 percent of Kenyans rely on unimproved water sources, such as ponds, shallow wells and rivers, while 41% of Kenyans lack basic sanitation facilities.
  • The partnership will also help to mobilise capital investments totaling USD 700 000 for water and sanitation loans to impact hard-to-reach communities.
  • This is true for our global consumers, who we encourage to save water through our technology and ethos, and for those without access to clean, safe water.
  • Together we will empower families in need with lasting access to safe water, and the hope, health and opportunity that flow from it."

Beko joins forces with Water.org to provide 10 000 Kenyans with access to safe water

Retrieved on: 
Thursday, November 17, 2022

ISTANBUL, Nov. 17, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Beko, one of the top three large-home appliances brands in Europe*, today announced a new partnership with Water.org to support a community programme that will empower 10,000 Kenyans in need with access safe water and sanitation solutions.

Key Points: 
  • According to Water.org, 15 percent of Kenyans rely on unimproved water sources, such as ponds, shallow wells and rivers, while 41% of Kenyans lack basic sanitation facilities.
  • The partnership will also help to mobilise capital investments totaling USD 700 000 for water and sanitation loans to impact hard-to-reach communities.
  • This is true for our global consumers, who we encourage to save water through our technology and ethos, and for those without access to clean, safe water.
  • Together we will empower families in need with lasting access to safe water, and the hope, health and opportunity that flow from it."

Plia Adds Kepler Cheuvreux to KYB Platform

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Thursday, November 17, 2022

LONDON, Nov. 17, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Kepler Cheuvreux has partnered with Plia to meet client demand for the leadingKnow Your Broker(KYB) platform.

Key Points: 
  • LONDON, Nov. 17, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Kepler Cheuvreux has partnered with Plia to meet client demand for the leadingKnow Your Broker(KYB) platform.
  • With over 50 broker-dealers utilizing Plia KYB globally, Kepler Cheuvreux has become the latest major financial firm to embrace the platform to gain efficiencies in the communication process with asset management clients.
  • Chris McConville, Managing Director at Kepler Cheuvreux, said, "I am excited to officially onboard Plia platform at KCX, the Execution activity of Kepler Cheuvreux.
  • We look forward to working with our clients on the Plia platform and expect increased efficiency in responding to their inquiries."

Plia Adds Kepler Cheuvreux to KYB Platform

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Thursday, November 17, 2022

LONDON, Nov. 17, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Kepler Cheuvreux has partnered with Plia to meet client demand for the leadingKnow Your Broker(KYB) platform.

Key Points: 
  • LONDON, Nov. 17, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Kepler Cheuvreux has partnered with Plia to meet client demand for the leadingKnow Your Broker(KYB) platform.
  • With over 50 broker-dealers utilizing Plia KYB globally, Kepler Cheuvreux has become the latest major financial firm to embrace the platform to gain efficiencies in the communication process with asset management clients.
  • We are excited to have Kepler Cheuvreux added to our growing list of partners, further strengthening the platform with network effects.Kepler Cheuvreux is a leader in European execution services, and we look forward to collaborating with them on best practices for the industry."
  • Chris McConville, Managing Director at Kepler Cheuvreux, said, "I am excited to officially onboard Plia platform at KCX, the Execution activity of Kepler Cheuvreux.

Epson ColorWorks On-Demand Color Label Printer with 6-Axis Robot Delivers Print-and-Apply Label Application System

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Thursday, November 17, 2022

LOS ALAMITOS, Calif., Nov. 17, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- As more businesses see the need to increase packaging and labeling speed, Epson today announced its reseller partner, Integrated Productivity Systems (IPSi), has created an automated print-and-apply labeling solution. Leveraging the Epson ColorWorks® on-demand color label printer and the Epson VT6L 6-Axis robot, IPSi is helping businesses add efficiency and cost savings to operations with an innovative, flexible system for printing high-quality color labels and applying them next-label out. A video of the solution can be found here.

Key Points: 
  • Leveraging the Epson ColorWorks on-demand color label printer and the Epson VT6L 6-Axis robot , IPSi is helping businesses add efficiency and cost savings to operations with an innovative, flexible system for printing high-quality color labels and applying them next-label out.
  • "The ability to integrate the Epson ColorWorks label printer with an Epson 6-Axis robot allows us to address the most challenging applications for printing and applying color labels to all types of containers."
  • Implementing a print-and-apply printer and robot solution streamlines label printing and application while simplifying label inventory to meet on-demand needs.
  • EPSON and ColorWorks are registered trademarks and EPSON Exceed Your Vision is a registered logomark of Seiko Epson Corporation.