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Action must be taken against the sale of illegal solvent-based paints in Europe

The re-emergence of illegal solvent-based paints in many European automotive aftermarkets is becoming a major headache for paint manufacturers. In recent years, usage has grown as distribution channels look to cut costs due to government austerity and falling incomes. Governments and manufacturers need to do more to ensure that these potentially harmful paints are removed from the supply chain.

Published By Datamonitor
26 Nov 2012
CommentWire
CommentWire

Credit Agricole: Greece is a land of opportunity

In its latest European expansion, French bank Credit Agricole has set its sights on the thriving Greek market, with plans to boost in current 10% stake in Emporiki Bank to 40%, prior to an outright buy. However Credit Agricole faces a stiff test as opposition mounts from Emporiki unions and staff, showing that entering the Greek market is not without its risks.

Published By Datamonitor
03 Aug 2006
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CommentWire

EU food labeling: what's in a name?

Despite opposition from cheese producers in Denmark and Germany, the European Court of Justice has awarded Greece the sole right to the 'feta' name for its cheese. While the legislation will certainly help Greek feta retain its traditional qualities, rival products have been on the market long enough for consumers to continue buying generic feta-like cheeses regardless of their name or origin.

Published By Datamonitor
28 Oct 2005
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CommentWire

EU regulation: France to appeal against feta ruling

The EU ruling to protect Greek farmers' right to call their sheep's milk cheese 'feta' has come under attack from France and Denmark. Ironically, as more and more European producers seek the exclusivity won by such protection, French farmers are fighting regulations they more often champion.

Published By Datamonitor
09 Dec 2002
ResearchWire
ResearchWire

European mortgages: Greek market set for surging growth

Published By Datamonitor
11 May 2006
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Extension of gas supply contract will further impede Greece's already low competitive development

Plans by the Greek government to extend the gas import contract with Russia from the current end date of 2016 to 2026 will further curtail the development of one of the slowest liberalizing gas markets in the EU and flies in the face of EU policy objectives. Datamonitor's Andrew Hill explains...

Published By Datamonitor
20 Feb 2006
ResearchWire
ResearchWire

Fuel retailing: Greece will remain least efficient

Published By Datamonitor
16 Apr 2002
CommentWire
CommentWire

GM foods: EU agreement doesn't allay consumer fears

Published By Datamonitor
19 Feb 2001
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CommentWire

GM foods: give it time

After a five year long moratorium on growing and commercializing GM foods, the EU has authorized the entry of a GM product onto the market. European consumers are still unconvinced, and the biotechnology companies behind the products fear the public may reject them. However consumers may learn to accept GM, first in nutraceuticals, and then in mainstream foods.

Published By Datamonitor
02 Dec 2003
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CommentWire

Greece: pharmaceutical companies take a stand over pricing

Following the publication of a new pricing bulletin which aims to cut healthcare costs in Greece, a significant proportion of pharmaceutical companies currently operating in the country have challenged the new prices. While there are many ways in which companies can beat the new pricing laws, the regulations may prove harmful to pharmaceutical company sales in Greece and, indeed, across Europe.

Published By Datamonitor
16 Sep 2010

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