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METRO study highlights entrepreneurial gap for independent businesses

One of METRO’s core missions is to stay close to its independent business customers and to support them with their work, specific needs and challenges. On the occasion of the 2nd Own Business Day, METRO has commissioned an international study focusing on key aspects of entrepreneurship.  

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News from Brussels / Week 18 - 24 September 2017

News from Brussels / Week 18 - 24 September 2017

Last week, the European Commission presented a far-reaching package on cybersecurity and a renewed European industrial policy strategy. With the new industrial strategy, the Commission wants to make the EU fit for the megatrends of the future, namely digitisation and decarbonisation. Also, building on several public consultations and an intense dialogue with all relevant stakeholders, the Commission proposed an overhaul of financial supervision in the EU. Last Wednesday, Donald Tusk, President of the European Council, addressed the UN General Assembly on behalf of the EU to stress the importance of strengthening the UN as the backbone of the rules-based global order and guaranteed the EU's commitment to the Paris Agreement. On Thursday, the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement between the EU and Canada entered provisionally into force and the European Commission adopted a Communication regarding fair taxation of the digital economy with the goal to ensure a coherent EU approach, which guarantees fair and effective taxation for all companies. On Friday, Theresa May proposed in her speech in Florence a post-Brexit 'implementation period' of 2 years during which the United Kingdom would pay its EU budget commitments and allow freedom of movement to continue.

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News from Brussels / Week 25 September - 01 October 2017

Last Week, the French President Emmanuel Macron gave a speech at the Sorbonne University on the Future of Europe on Tuesday. The Commission issued a set of guidelines on the application of EU food and consumer laws to dual quality products. On Thursday, the fourth round of the Brexit negotiations were concluded. And on Friday, the Digital Summit took place in Tallinn.

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Trade barriers in the Single Market

Study suggest companies face discriminatory measures in Single Market

In an EU-wide survey of the Centre for European Policy (cep) commissioned by METRO AG  59% of companies feel affected by discriminatory restrictions to their business in the Single Market.  

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METRO keeps up its commitment with electro-mobility

METRO AG joins EV100 Initiative

Electro-mobility is part of METRO’s strategy to reduce the total climate impact of our business operations in accordance with the 2030 climate protection target by at least 50% of CO2 emissions per square metre of retail space compared to 2011.


 

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Enjoy the Own Business Day

METRO’s global campaign for small and medium-sized businesses


Business owners –whether it’s a restaurant, the small food store around the corner or our favorite barista at the weekly market- make our lives easier and more enjoyable. To support the work of our customers –mainly small and independent business- and recognise their dedication and the role they play in our communities, our sales line METRO Cash & Carry celebrates yearly in the 35 countries where it operates the “Own Business Day”, targeting 21 million METRO professional customers. This year’s edition will take place on Tuesday, 10 October.

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