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Economy & Jobs 28-09-2021

Europe and China must continue talking despite disagreements, EU says

The European Union and China must continue engaging on a number of issues despite differences, the bloc's foreign policy chief Josep Borrell told his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi in a video call on Tuesday, according to an EU statement.
Economy & Jobs 28-09-2021

Shareholders in easyJet back rights issue

British airline easyJet said it had received acceptances from shareholders for 93% of the new shares it sold as part of a 1.2 billion pound ($1.64 billion) rights issue aimed at funding its recovery from the pandemic.
Elections 27-09-2021

EU parliament chief congratulates Scholz as German election winner

The head of the European Parliament congratulated Olaf Scholz, the chancellor candidate for Germany's Social Democrats (SPD) as winner after a narrow election victory, the first official European Union reaction to the vote result.
Economy & Jobs 27-09-2021

Euro zone corporate business slows further

Lending to eurozone companies slowed further last month, European Central Bank data showed on Monday, extending its steady downward trend and likely raising concern among policymakers about banks' reluctance to extend credit.
Politics 24-09-2021

EU to Poland: protect human lives, allow Frontex to Belarus border

The EU executive asked Warsaw on Friday to allow Frontex staff on the Polish-Belarusian border where four migrants died while trying to cross into Europe amid an increase in irregular immigration the bloc blames on Minsk for orchestrating.
Economy & Jobs 24-09-2021

New York, London keep top spots in global financial centres index

New York easily kept the top spot in the latest Global Financial Centres Index (GFCI), while London held on to second place as Chinese cities slipped, according to the ranking published on Friday.
Energy 15-09-2021

Russia to break the Gazprom gas export monopoly via Nord Stream 2

Russia's Energy Ministry is due to prepare a report in the coming days about the possibility of Rosneft exporting natural gas to Europe via the new Nord Stream 2 pipeline, Interfax cited Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Novak as saying on Wednesday (15 September)
copyright 01-09-2021

Google appeals France’s ‘disproportionate’ €500 million fine in copyright row

Google said on Wednesday it was appealing against a 500 million euro fine imposed by France's antitrust watchdog in July over a dispute with local media about paying for news content.
Global Europe 23-08-2021

Cyprus says to strip passports from Turk Cypriot officials

The government of Cyprus said on Monday (23 August) it would revoke the passports from Turkish Cypriot officials in the breakaway state in the northern part of the island.

Lithuania says will complete Belarus border fence by 2022

Lithuania said on Monday (23 August) it would complete a 508-km (315-mile) fence along its border with Belarus by September 2022 to stop migrants it says are crossing in record numbers orchestrated by Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko.
Data protection 18-08-2021

Afghans scramble to delete digital history, evade biometrics

Thousands of Afghans struggling to ensure the physical safety of their families after the Taliban took control of the country have an additional worry: that biometric databases and their own digital history can be used to track and target them....
Global Europe 17-08-2021

Greece must not become gateway to EU for fleeing Afghans, says minister

Greece does not want to become the entry point into the European Union for Afghans fleeing the escalating conflict in their homeland, Migration Minister Notis Mitarachi said on Tuesday, calling for a common EU response to the crisis.
Digital & Media 30-07-2021

Top German court strikes down Facebook rules on hate speech

A top German court has ruled that Facebook acted illegally in taking down racist posts and blocking the account of their author because the social network failed to inform the user or give a reason for shutting them down.

Two dead, five still missing after explosion rocks German chemicals site

Two people are dead and five are still missing as hope for their survival wanes after an explosion rocked an industrial park in the western German city of Leverkusen on Tuesday (27 July) morning, sending dark plumes of smoke into the sky.
Economy & Jobs 24-05-2021

Report: G7 is close to agreement on taxation of world’s largest companies

Group of Seven countries are close to reaching agreement on the corporate taxation of multinationals, clearing the way for a global deal later in the year, the Financial Times reported.
Economy & Jobs 24-05-2021

Italy’s recovery plan decree to speed public works hits opposition

A draft decree from the Italian government that would accelerate public works in line with rules for claiming European Union pandemic recovery funds has prompted strike threats from trade unions and raised dissent within the ruling coalition.
Competition 12-05-2021

Amazon wins court fight against €250 million EU tax order

Amazon won on Wednesday (12 May) its fight against an EU order to pay about €250 million euros in back taxes to Luxembourg, as Europe's second-highest court dealt a blow to the bloc's efforts to make multinational corporations pay more taxes.

Budget airlines seek EU sustainable fuel quotas for all flights

Ryanair, Easyjet and other low-cost airlines have written to the European Union asking that its plan to force carriers to use a certain share of sustainable fuels apply to all flights, not just short-haul ones.

France proposes common US-EU rules for green finance

Europe and the United States should agree on common rules to determine how 'green' a financial investment is, France's finance minister has said after talks with US President Joe Biden's climate envoy.
Economy & Jobs 29-12-2020

Brexit ‘big bang’ to trigger tectonic trading rift in Europe

Europe will see its biggest transfer of share trading in more than two decades when stock exchanges open for business in 2021, with Brexit shifting its centre of gravity away from London.
28-12-2020

Earthquake of magnitude 5.2 shakes central Croatia

A magnitude 5.2 earthquake hit central Croatia on Monday (28 December) with an epicentre some 50 kilometres southeast of the capital Zagreb, Croatian state television reported, citing data from the European Mediterranean Seismological Centre. The quake in the morning was...

EU drafts deal to upgrade 2030 climate change target next month

The European Union has drafted a deal aimed at curbing greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55% by 2030, against 1990 levels, a target it hopes its 27 members will endorse at a summit next month.
EU-Africa 31-10-2019

EU countries to give Sudan €466 million in grants, aid

European Union countries will give Sudan €466 million in grants and humanitarian aid, the state news agency SUNA said on Wednesday (30 October) after an EU delegation met Sudan's foreign minister in Khartoum.
Economy & Jobs 22-08-2018

German FM: EU needs payment systems independent of US to keep Iran deal alive

Europe needs to set up payment systems independent of the United States if it wants to save the nuclear deal between Iran and major powers that was abandoned by President Donald Trump, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas has said.