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European Waterways Ltd: Top 6 Canals to Cruise in France

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Canal de Bourgogne Fortunately tourism has breathed new life into the canal and its towns. Today, the Canal de Bourgogne is one of the three most popular pleasure boat waterways in France. In addition to the lovely scenery of the undulating countryside, and the historical significance of a number of the towns, the region is famous for its superb wine. Canal du Nivernais The Nivernais Canal passes through western Burgundy, crossing the Yonne Valley and from time to time merging with the Yonne River itself. Opened in 1843 after sixty yea... Read More »

Eurojust-Europol: Pan-European operation dismantles migrant smuggling network with 77 arrests

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Law enforcement and judicial authorities of the countries involved, supported by Europol, Eurojust and Switzerland, dismantled the organised criminal network which was mainly made up of individuals originating from Kosovo, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Serbia, Bosnia Herzegovina and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. The criminal network recruited irregular migrants in Kosovo and organised their illegal entry into the EU. The migrants typically travelled to Serbia on their own where they made contact with facilitators, who subsequently ... Read More »

Allianz: Healthy, motivated, consumerist: active senior citizens advance societies

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The surprising results of the "Demography-Compass", presented for the first time at the Berlin Demography-Forum (BDF) 300 international experts from the fields of politics, business, and academia gather at the BDF to discuss the "activity, health, participation" of older people Among the participants: German Minister for the Interior Dr. Thomas de Maizière and Minister of Health Hermann Gröhe This is the core message of the new "Demography Compass", which BiB developed on behalf of the BDF. According to the data, a new population group i... Read More »

Brittany Ferries announces savings of up to 15% on self-catering holidays of 7 nights or more in France or Spain booked by 27th March

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Christiane Barker, Brittany Ferries' General Manager Holidays, comments, "By booking now, customers can also benefit from the best choice of accommodation, ferry sailings and cabins, and all that's needed is a £40 per person deposit to secure both holiday property and ferry crossings. With the exchange rate being the best for holidaymakers that it has been for a long time, 2015 must be the year to take a self-catering holiday with us." Book online at www.brittanyferries.com/holidays or over the phone on 0871 244 1444. ... Read More »

European Waterways Ltd: Top 6 places to visit while cruising on the Canal du Midi in the South of France

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Carcassonne Carcassonne is a medieval fortified city set atop a hill overlooking the Aude River. Rising against the backdrop of the Pyrénée Mountains, the city is striking not only during the day but also at night, when it is floodlit. Composed of a circle of towers and battlements, turrets and ramparts, with the longest city wall in Europe, Carcassonne is a perfectly restored medieval town. Béziers The hilltop town of Béziers is the wine capital of Languedoc. It was its most famous son, Pierre Paul Riquet, whose vision led to the comp... Read More »

Technip is one of the first five companies to be certified Global Top Employers 2015

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The Top Employers Institute, a specialist in the field of international research into HR management and working conditions, has just completed this year’s research into the HR policies and practices of a large number of employers across various countries. The organizations examined were assessed based on several criteria covering all HR aspects, such as talent strategy, learning and development, career management, compensation and benefits, or culture. For the first time since its creation in 1991, the Top Employers Institute launched the globa... Read More »

TNT receives contract renewal from AB Volvo for international delivery services

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Under this contract, TNT will continue to handle AB Volvo’s European emergency production movements. TNT collects automotive components and parts from more than 800 different suppliers in Europe and delivers them to AB Volvo’s production facilities in Sweden, Belgium, France and Poland. The service builds on TNT’s integrated road and air network in Europe. It combines scheduled and special services to ensure all production delivery needs are met. The need to maintain low inventory levels while keeping assembly lines running smoothly make gua... Read More »

Changing Consumer and Digital Trends may force modernization of compliance functions at financial institutions, according to Accenture Report

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The report, titled “Be the Disruptor, not the Disrupted: Accenture 2015 Compliance Risk Study,” follows up on Accenture’s 2014 Compliance study and is based on a survey of compliance officers at 150 banking, insurance and capital markets firms across the Americas, Europe, and Asia-Pacific. The 2015 study found that investment in the compliance function continues to accelerate, with 76 percent of respondents expecting a total increase of at least 10 percent in the next two years. The results of the survey call into question the strategy and l... Read More »

Societe Generale awarded ‘Best Treasury & Cash Management provider in France” in Global Finance Awards 2015

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The Cash management teams provide clients with products enabling them to transmit orders and manage their cash flows worldwide with the utmost security and efficiency. SG GTB has implemented effective electronic banking tools to meet its corporate clients’ requirements for highly efficient reporting, management of payments and security. This award is the recognition of Societe Generale’s commitment towards its clients. Thanks to significant and continuous investments in new technologies, the bank is able to provide its clients with sophistic... Read More »

European Waterways announces Summer Special Offer

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“Alsace-Lorraine is one of the most interesting areas of France, and Alsace has a unique blend of French and German cultures,” said Derek Banks, managing director of European Waterways. “We want to encourage travellers to enjoy this marvellous region, especially during the summer when the scenery is at its most spectacular and colourful.” The spacious hotel barge Panache comfortably carries up to 12 guests in style, with a pampering crew of six, including a chef who prepares who prepares delicious gourmet meals. There is also a large sun dec... Read More »

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