Home News Articles

ITN Column

Early praise for the new EU commissioner for SMEs

EU Commission President-elect Jean-Claude Juncker has only just presented his new team, but the loser in this game of “pick me!” is already clear: Germany, which has only been given the digital economy portfolio. However, even if this country, as mittelstand incarnate, has been left out of the top jobs, small and medium-sized businesses in Europe have nevertheless hit the jackpot with Juncker’s choices. more...

ITN Column

Are you a channel-hopper or binge-watcher?

Who hasn’t done it – zapped aimlessly from one TV channel to the next? In the futile search for something good to watch when there is only rubbish on offer. And yet we can’t seem to get off the sofa. Could video-on-demand be the answer? more...

ITN Column

Church plc – What do I get for my money?

There are few other countries in the world with such a comprehensive system of church taxes as Germany. Whether Catholic or Protestant – everyone has to pay. And now, to top it all, there is KISTAM – not to be confused with a Catholic saint. KISTAM is the name given to the process by which from 2015 church tax will be deducted at source from interest payments on investments. And what do we get in return? more...

ITN Column

The economics books will have to be rewritten

If we could all just be a bit more like Switzerland, then everything would be better. If only we had their mountains – and their banks! And if only we could mind keep our noses out of things as they do. The Swiss can cherry pick the best for themselves and say no to everything else. No one but no one knows better than they how to mind their own business. But does that make them as neutral as they always claim? more...

Company of the Month

cd Vet Naturprodukte GmbH

Healthy alternatives for animals

The overdose of antibiotics in food animal production is considered a problem with serious repercussions. The risk of developing resistance rises each time bacteria are exposed to antimicrobials. Resistance opens the door to treatment failure and leads to an increasing number of infections. cd Vet Naturprodukte GmbH situated in Fürstenau, Germany, decided to bank on a completely different approach. The company develops and produces natural pet products based on natural ingredients that help to prevent diseases.


International Trade News as free ePaper!

Just enter your email address and start receiving the International Trade Newsletter, free of charge, to your email inbox.

Trending Topics