2012 Archive

  • World Environment Day on 5 June, 2012

    World Environment Day was established by United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) to mark the opening of the 1972 Stockholm Conference. Today we celebrate the 40th anniversary. WED thematic celebrations have in the past included caring for the earth and water, the ozone layer, climate change, […]

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  • The Millennium Technology Prize

    Technology Academy Finland has declared two prominent innovators, Linus Torvalds and Dr Shinya Yamanaka, laureates of the 2012 Millennium Technology Prize, the prominent award for technological innovation. Linus Torvalds, Finland/USA In recognition of his creation of a new open source operating system for computers leading […]

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  • Volume of retail trade down by 0.1% in euro area

    In February 2012 compared with January 2012, the volume of retail trade* decreased by 0.1% in the euro area** (EA17) and by 0.4% in the EU27**. In January*** retail trade rose by 1.1% and 0.9% respectively. In February 2012****, compared with February 2011, the retail […]

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  • Fat Thursday 2012

    Fat Thursday 2012

    Fat Thursday (German Fetter Donnerstag, Schmutziger Donnerstag, Greek Τσικνοπέμπτη (Tsiknopempti); Polish Tłusty czwartek) is a traditional Polish and German feast marking the last Thursday before Lent and is associated with the celebration of Carnival. Traditionally it is a day dedicated to eating, when people meet […]

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  • #SMEcommunity TweetUP 2012

    First tweet up in 2012 (and first for all Ireland) takes place in The County Arms, Birr, Co Offaly on 27th January. It starts at 11 am. If you are an owner of Irish Small Business please think about all positive effects of the meeting […]

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  • Single Euro Payments Area

    SEPA harmonises the way we make and process retail payments in euro.   SEPA enables customers to make cashless euro payments to anyone located anywhere in Europe, using a single payment account and a single set of payment instruments. If you travel from one euro […]

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