Monthly Archives: March 2013

EU visa policy can help tourism

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EU visa policy can be used as a tool to support the tourism industry in Europe, according to MEPs from the Transport and Tourism Committee of the European Parliament (EP). European Commissioner for Industry Antonio Tajani discussed yesterday with EP’s committee regarding the new EU … Read More

Ease EU visa policy to help tourism industry to create…

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EU visa applications should be further facilitated to help the EU tourism industry to drive growth and create jobs, said Transport and Tourism Committee MEPs in a discussion with European Commission Vice-President Antonio Tajani on Wednesday. Tourism accounts for 10% of GDP and 12% of … Read More

U.K. Will Split Border Agency to Create Faster Visa Service

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The U.K. Border Agency will be split into a visa-issuing body and an immigration-policing organisation after it struggled to deal with arrival lines at airports and caused long waits for visas. In a statement to Parliament in London today, Home Secretary Theresa May said both … Read More

At naturalization ceremony, Obama makes immigration push

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In a naturalization ceremony for newly minted American citizens this morning, President Obama reiterated his ongoing push for what he called “comprehensive” and “sensible” immigration reform, lauding the active duty service members present and pointing to them as examples of the “the best and the … Read More

Fed: Economy improving in most areas of U.S.

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The nation’s economy expanded in all 12 Federal Reserve districts in late January and February, though a recent payroll tax increase, the new health care law and the budget standoff in Washington tempered consumer spending and hiring, the Fed said Wednesday. Overall, the economy has … Read More

British-Asian billionaires double in past year

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Britain’s Asian entrepreneurs have defied the recession with some becoming billionaires from millionaires, according to the latest report on some of the country’s richest businessmen. The ‘Eastern Eye Asian Rich List 2013’ found that the number of billionaires in the annual list more than doubled … Read More

Study Shows 1.5m New Jobs May Be Generated by the…

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A new study published by Vlerick Business School in Belgium and carried out on behalf of IAB Europe has revealed that Europe has the potential to generate an additional 1.5 million jobs in the EU through the digital economy. The study titled, Online Jobs Boosting … Read More

Grads in Health Care Fields See Bright Job Market

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Family physicians, advanced-practice nurses and physician assistants are especially in demand. Job opportunities for grads specialising in primary care are increasing and unlikely to decline shortly. Though they may not want to admit it, baby boomers are getting creaky — and a lot of their … Read More

Fuel Efficiency Law to Create 400,000 New Jobs in Europe

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A new study shows that if the new European legislation on auto fuel efficiency will be adopted, this could create around 400,000 new jobs and help the bloc cut tens of billions of euro in fuel costs annually. The European Parliament will set for an … Read More

Securing travel visas upon entry in Thailand

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The visa on arrival – visa exemption rule – allows passport holders of 19 countries to enter Thailand under this rule provided that they meet these requirements: The visit is strictly for tourism purposes. They must have a confirmed return ticket to show that they … Read More