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Nine out of ten employers facilitating remote working, survey finds

Nine out of ten employers facilitating remote working, survey finds

Nine out of ten northern German employers (92 per cent) are facilitating remote working provided the work is suitable, a quick poll by the Nordmetall and AGV Nord employers' associations has found. More than 260 companies with over 100,000 employees were interviewed...

Global call for climate leadership at city level

Global call for climate leadership at city level

The call is out for municipal leaders around the world to join a network using COVID-19 as an opportunity to develop more climate-resilient communities. The new program,“1000 Cities Adapt Now,” was launched Monday at the global Climate Adaptation Summit, co-convened...

EU approves more state aid to boost car batteries industry

EU approves more state aid to boost car batteries industry

The European Union has approved 2.9 billion euros in subsidies from 12 member countries for a second pan-European project to develop the electric battery industry and move away from its reliance on Asian imports. The EU's executive commission had already cleared a 3.2...

Digitalization and telework trends

Digitalization and telework trends

Growing telework trend or work from home itself got more popular as broadband internet expanded and companies were looking for new ways to minimize their expenses. Europe statistics show a steady increase in work from home practice in the 28 countries of the European...

Helsinki practice and measures against the coronavirus

Helsinki practice and measures against the coronavirus

Helsinki has been home to almost 40% of Finland’s coronavirus infections and over 50% of the nation’s fatalities. The epidemic has continued longer in Helsinki than in Finland’s other cities, and the city has had to mobilize a much broader response. The coronavirus...