Southeast Europe targets luxury brands’ fast fashion catchup

ROUSSE, Bulgaria/PRAGUE (Reuters) – Miglena Hristova’s factory near the Danube is among a growing number in southeastern Europe positioning themselves to help top brands adjust to faster fashion cycles. Women work in the “MIK-BG” garment factory in Rousse, Bulgaria January 22, 2018. Picture taken January 22, 2018. REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov Bulgaria, Romania and other countries in the Balkan region have established a foothold in the luxury market and fashion houses from Paris and Milan are quietly building a bigger presence as they feed demand for a quicker turnover of styles. More…

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Transfer news LATEST: LIVE Arsenal, Chelsea, Man United and Liverpool updates plus more from rest of Europe

OLIVER TODD: Bayer Leverkusen will listen offers for Javier Hernandez after the former Manchester United striker’s dip in form. Hernandez, 28, has not scored in over three months and has just 18 months left on his contract. That combination of circumstances means Bayer will consider bids for their star forward – with €25million (£21.4m) understood to be the figure they are looking for. Former Manchester United star Javier Hernandez could be heading out of Bayer Leverkusen 16:55 West Ham make £20m move for Celtic striker Moussa Dembele KIERAN GILL: West Ham…

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Education & training in Europe: investment on the rebound but inclusion remains a challenge

Europe relies on effective education systems to equip young people with the skills they need to build their lives as citizens and develop their professional careers. Schools, universities and vocational education and training institutions are the foundation of growth, jobs, innovation and social cohesion. In its 2016 edition of the Education and Training Monitor published today, the European Commission analyses where the European Union and national systems stand, and shows that Member States face a dual task of ensuring adequate financial investment and offering high quality education to young people from all…

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Clubbers ‘snort cocoa’ for endorphin rush at clubs in Europe

Chocolate has reportedly become the new drug of choice at house and electronic nights. Events such as “Lucid” at Alchemy & Eros in Berlin have allegedly made snorting chocolate a popular pastime, according to Ozy, which reports that parties on both sides of the Atlantic are taking raw chocolate or cocoa in drink, pill or powdered form. The “high vibe” medicine of raw cocoa supposedly floods users with endorphins as it enters the blood stream, while magnesium serves as a muscle relaxant. A study by the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition says that cocoa…

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