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Public Affairs 01-02-2007

Associations Going Global

With the onward march of globalisation, companies are often faced with a bewildering range of standards to which their products must conform. A preferable option is adherence to a consistent set of standards, even if they are the most exacting. Trade associations increasingly seek to follow this trend by becoming relevant actors in global-policy definition.
Public Affairs 28-04-2005

Integrated associations one year after enlargement [Archived]

With the EU's enlargement to ten new member states on 1 May 2004, most European associations, industry federations, trade unions and NGOs have had to adapt their internal structure and working practices to make room for the newcomers. One year on, EURACTIV looks at how enlargement has actually affected the way associations work.