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Find the analyzes, reflections, expert advice on economic news in the Mediterranean with consultants associated with the Council JFC analysis group, Ipemed, CIHEAM, FEMISE, Anima ... in Algeria, Spain, France, Italy, Morocco, Tunisia, Portugal, Egypt, Greece, Albania, Croatia, Turkey ...

Is happiness the Mediterranean’s largest economy? - 11/26/2012 - Étienne Pauchant

Shorter, closer, cheaper, less frequent – these were the four watchwords for European holidaymakers in 2012 favouring “staycations” or, for wealthier families, travel closer to home in Europe and the Mediterranean.

The EU budget 2014-2020 is for economic recovery - 11/01/2012

The European Council on 22-23 November will be test of the Union's will to deliver an ambitious EU budget 2014-2020 for the European Union. The European Parliament which, must approve the proposed budget, is not prepared to accept a smaller EU Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) than the current one. Some would argue that...

95% of the fruit and vegetables sold by Conad are produced in Italy - 10/29/2012 - Claudio Gamberini

By Claudio Gamberini, national fruit and vegetable manager at the Italian large-scale distribution group, Conad * Ever since its creation fifty years ago, fresh products have always been a strategic priority for the Conad group.  95% of the fruit and vegetables sold in our 2,959 sales points in...

Short supply chains, another means of distribution - 10/29/2012 - Sébastien Lantenois

By Sébastien Lantenois, Managing Director of TerroirBio, a company based in Aubagne (Bouches-du-Rhône départment), specialised in the Internet-based sale of hampers full of organic produce gathered from small regional producers throughout France. AMAPs, hampers, online stores and brick and mortar shops, the...

Drivers of change for multimodal solutions and short sea shipping - 10/29/2012 - Rafael Llerena, Manager for Easyfresh Management Office

By Rafael Llerena, Manager for Easyfresh Management Office Everyone - shippers, producers and distributors - is now concerned about helping to preserve the environment and reduce congestion on the roads.  For some years, Europe has been encouraging a policy of modal shift in an attempt to alleviate bottlenecks and...

The use of RFID in logistics in the fruit and vegetable industry - 10/29/2012 - Géraud de Chantérac

By Géraud de Chantérac, Directeur Grands Comptes Commerce, Transport, Tourisme, Médias d’Orange Business Service "In October 2011 Orange Business Services   developed an application platform, accessible 24/24 using cloud computing (SaaS) through a secure ergonomic web interface, that enables the management at...

"GS1 Databar, a barcode suited to the handling of fresh products" - 10/29/2012 - Isabelle Chatagnier

By Isabelle Chatagnier, Fresh Products Manager at GS1 France Traceability in general, and that of fresh fruit and vegetables in particular, implies the ability to check and identify the merchandise and the operators involved at any stage of the supply chain. The adoption of an international standard meets this requirement,...

Self-checking, training and technology: the recipe for flawless traceability - 10/29/2012 - George Jordan

By George Jordan, general manager of the National Union of Fruit and Vegetables Importers and Exporters, and managing director of Saint-Charles International. Over the last few years, new technology has significantly improved the traceability of fruit and vegetables. Saint-Charles International is a hive of activity in this...

"Specific solutions for transporting wine" - 10/29/2012 - Cindy Grimaud

By Cindy Grimaud, head of communications at JF Hillebrand France. Wines are very sensitive to changes in temperature and humidity. Shipping them by sea requires a lot of planning if you want to ensure they are well preserved. The best way to keep wine in optimum conditions is and always will be in a reefer container, i.e. one...
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From "free and democratic Algeria" to "civil and non-military state"

Razika Adnani, philosopher and specialist in issues related to Islam, member of the Orientation Council of the Fondation de l'Islam de France, of the Scientific Council of the CEFR and of the analysis group JFC Conseil
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