Labour unions are not happy with the fact that Fnac has let 25 (of its 600) Belgian employees go. Ghent has to let go 9 people, with Brussels, Liège and Antwerp also stricken. Fnac hopes to get the chain back up to speed in Belgium, after it has already succeeded in doing so in France.
Fnac cuts 25 Belgian jobs
(Content provided by EuroCommerce) According to EuroCommerce Director-General Christian Verschueren, the sector faces many challenges due to a rising tide of protectionism worldwide and within Europe.
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Dutch European Parliament member Marietje Schaak feels the European Commission should create a better framework for digital trade in and with European member states. Otherwise, major internet companies will decide the standards themselves, she fears.
The European Parliament has accepted the “The functioning of franchising in the retail sector” study, which lists several solutions to strengthen a franchisee’s position.
Despite earlier indications that Google would just alter its Google Shopping approach to comply with European legislation, it has now decided to appeal the monster fine.
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