PRCA welcomes creative industries’ freelance visa proposal

Responding to the House of Lords Communications Committee report, UK advertising in a digital age, the PRCA has welcomed the suggestion of a creative industries’ freelance visa for European Union citizens. Francis Ingham MPRCA, Director General, PRCA, said: “Given they represent 5% of the UK PR and communications workforce, 4,000 non-UK EU citizens would naturally welcome the introduction of a creative industries’ freelance visa, and rightly so. “Not only does it offer them options and flexibility for the future, it would be keenly welcomed by employers who can continue to…

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EU Launch Factsheet on new plastics proposals

Questions & Answers: A European strategy for plastics European Commission – Fact Sheet Strasbourg, 16 January 2018 Questions & Answers: A European strategy for plastics Why do we need a European strategy for plastics? Plastics are everywhere but too much of it is used only once before thrown away. It ends up polluting the environment, depriving the economy of a valuable resource. According to estimates, only 5% of the value of plastic packaging material retains in the economy, the rest is lost after a very short first-use. The annual bill…

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EU Launches New Strategy to “protect the planet, defend our citizens and empower our industries”

The first-ever Europe-wide strategy on plastics, recently adopted, is a part of the transition towards a more circular economy. It will protect the environment from plastic pollution whilst fostering growth and innovation, turning a challenge into a positive agenda for the Future of Europe. There is a strong business case for transforming the way products are designed, produced, used, and recycled in the EU and by taking the lead in this transition, we will create new investment opportunities and jobs. Under the new plans, all plastic packaging on the EU…

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EU and UN team up to eliminate violence against women and girls

The United Nations General Assembly in New York the European Union and the United Nations have launched a Spotlight Initiative to eliminate all forms of violence against women and girls. The EU-UN Spotlight Initiative was launched by the EU High Representative / Vice-President of the Commission Federica Mogherini and Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development Neven Mimica, together with the UN Secretary-General António Guterres and the UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed. “This is a game-changing effort.” – @Zain_Verjee after EU and @UN sign #SpotlightEndViolence partnership agreement. @EUatUN #UNGA pic.twitter.com/eHQUdzPFX8 —…

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