Back in the early days Europe used to be nothing else than a battle field for the neighboring tribes. Today the tribes have evolved, but the very same turf wars continue all around Europe. Look at Germany, France, U.K., Poland. Despite the nations today we face more competition between companies, associations, investors. The playing field … More Sustainability – Europe’s chance to get back on the world map
At least 20 countries in the European Union will sign up to a new defence pact next week being promoted by France and Germany to fund and develop joint military hardware in a show of unity following Britain’s decision to quit the bloc. After years of spending cutbacks in Europe and a heavy reliance on … More EU to sign deal to develop joint military hardware as Nato agree on new military commands
The key to the coming petro-yuan lies in Moscow. And, if the Chinese currency eventually succeeds in usurping the long-standing petrodollar, Washington will only have itself to blame. Read More
In the first nine months of 2017, duty-free shopping Europe has risen by 11 percent. Overall, Chinese duty-free customers accounted for 28 percent of total sales, higher than any other tourist demographic in Europe. British and Spanish sales rose the most, at 22 percent and 18 percent respectively, and 80 percent of duty-free shopping occurred … More Chinese Tourists Drivers of European Duty-free Sales
Catalonia formally declared its independence from Spain on Friday (Oct. 28) and the central government in Madrid hit back within hours, stripping the region of all its autonomy. Prime minister Mariano Rajoy triggered the never-before-used Article 155 of Spain’s constitution and, early Saturday local time, sacked the whole Catalan government and its regional police leaders, … More Catalonia independence: What makes Catalonia so different from Spain? A lot.
Catalonia’s regional parliament declared independence from Spain on Friday in a disputed vote that is now likely to be declared illegal by Spain’s constitutional court and not recognised by any other European state. Read More
The European Commission is looking to implement a fairer, more effective, and unified tax regime next year that makes more sense in the digital age. Read More
The European Commission has outlined more than two dozen new proposals and initiatives it wants tabled before next May. Read More