News from Europe

March 2004
Management Services;Mar2004, Vol. 48 Issue 3, p18
Academic Journal
This article presents business-related updates in Europe as of March 2004. The Employment and Social Affairs Council proposes legislation to protect the health and safety of workers exposed to electromagnetic fields and waves. A directive will overrule existing regulations and require employers to carry out assessments of the risks posed to their employees from electro-magnetic fields. Meanwhile, the European Commission's Joint Research Centre claims to have developed a way of establishing what happens during an e-crime, or even a simple online transaction, so that investigators can use computer forensic tools to gather credible evidence. A proposal to make cross-border company mergers easier and cheaper to accomplish has been well overdue. The trouble is the idea is for mergers to be governed in each member state by the principles and rules applicable to domestic mergers. The National Association of Pension Funds has a warning on the proposed directive on privately funded pensions. It has worries that the directive will mean schemes must be fully funded virtually all the time. There will be some provision for short periods if underfunding, but these will give managers the freedom they have to make flexible decisions.


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