Belgium Archive

Kristall, Europe’s largest diamond manufacturing company, celebrates 50th anniversary in style

Smolensk, Russian Federation – June 3, 2013: Kristall Production Corporation (KPC), which is not only Russia’s leading diamond manufacturer, but also the largest diamond manufacturer on the European continent, celebrated the occasion of its 50th anniversary on May 24, in Smolensk, in the presence of an impressive delegation of Russian federal and local government representatives,

Technical Market defies economic headwinds – Results GfK TEMAX® Western Europe – first quarter 2013

Nuremberg, May 29, 2013 – The overall Technical Consumer Goods (TCG) market in Western Europe achieved a sales volume of €48.4 billion in Q1 2013. Although there was no growth, compared to the previous year, total sales remained stable. Greece and Spain faced bigger declines while Austria, Belgium and Italy generated the highest growth rates in


In three steps, the European Council can end financial secrecy and take decisive action on corruption and tax evasion EU leaders meeting tomorrow have an opportunity to end the financial secrecy that facilitates corruption and tax evasion. As many cases of proven corruption have shown, anonymous shell companies and other opaque legal structures based in secrecy jurisdictions