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title:INCRA - Bertelsmann Foundation releases report on creating an organization for sovereign-debt ratings

WASHINGTON, DC (April 17, 2012) - In light of the intense criticism leveled against credit rating agencies for their perceived failure to analyze adequately sovereign creditworthiness, the Bertelsmann Foundation has developed a blueprint for an international non-profit credit rating agency (INCRA), whose rating criteria are designed to increase credibility and international acceptance.

title:cacoo and slideshare apps elevate virtual meeting space of google+

Using Cacoo for Google+ Hangouts, members can share diagrams during a live video chat. No matter how far the other members are, you'll feel as if everyone is in the same room with one whiteboard. - cacoo press release

"Arguably the two most practical new arrivals, SlideShare’s app lets Google+ users view presentations, documents and videos together, while +Cacoo supports wire-framing, mind-mapping and collaborative diagramming." -- Sarah perez, TechCrunch

title:number of meetings held in Poland increases in 2011

News from the Poland Convention Bureau:

"We have summed up the data on meetings organised in 2011 by the companies recommended as Professional Congress and Incentive Travel Organisers. Thanks to the activities of companies associated in programs year after year we manage to define more meetings. This affects the promotion of Poland and improve its competitiveness on the international market. In 2011 we organised 3001 meetings, which is almost three times as many as we did in 2010!"

title:The Normative Position of International Non-Governmental Organizations under International Law - Rephael Harel Ben-Ari

The Normative Position of International Non-Governmental Organizations under International Law

The activities of International Non-Governmental Organizations give rise to multifaceted questions of legality and legitimacy. The normative position of INGOs within the 'international community' has proved to be acutely controversial, demanding a fundamental reconsideration of the concepts of the nation-state and of international organizations of all kinds. There is manifestly a crying need for a comprehensive framework

title:Belgian nonprofit registration simplifies with online application process

As of February 2012, the opportunity to establish a non-profit association (asbl/vzw) in Belgium will be open to anyone – at the click of a computer mouse.

As a further step in an evolving federal programme of eAdministration, with the overall aim of streamlining procedures generally, the Brussels commercial court (Tribunal de Commerce/Rechtbank van Koophandel) will now accept applications online, dramatically simplifying and speeding up the registration process.

Currently in a test phase it will soon be open to the public.

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