Europe plans ban on plastic cutlery, straws and more

Europe plans ban on plastic cutlery, straws and more

Europe is proposing a ban on single-use plastic items such as cutlery, straws and cotton buds in a bid to clean up the oceans. The European Commission wants to ban 10 items that make up 70% of all litter in EU waters and on beaches. The list also includes plastic plates and drink stirrers. The […]

Italy in chaos as effort to form Western Europe's first populist government collapses

Italy in chaos as effort to form Western Europe's first populist government collapses

ROME — Italy fell into political chaos Sunday after the presidential veto of a euroskeptical finance minister caused the apparent collapse of an attempt to form Western Europe’s first fully populist government.  Italians had entered the weekend thinking such a government might be just days away from taking power. What they have received instead is […]

The 19 coolest, most overlooked places for a summer holiday in Europe

The 19 coolest, most overlooked places for a summer holiday in Europe

A passage to the sea in Rovinj, Croatia a fishing port known for its pastel-coloured townhouses and sweet swimming spots. Flickr/Christoph Sammer Globetrotters are always looking for new, under-the-radar travel destinations that provide a chance to escape the crowds and sea of selfie sticks. As summer kicks off, Business Insider asked friends, colleagues, and some […]

What to see in Europe in one month: Things to do on a 30-day tour

What to see in Europe in one month: Things to do on a 30-day tour

UTE JUNKER Last updated 05:00, May 27 2018 DELFI DE LA RUA/UNSPLASH The Grand Tour of Europe was an immersive journey across the continent undertaken by Britain’s elites. We offer our own, slightly more modern take. In the 17th and 18th centuries, the Grand Tour of Europe was an immersive journey across the continent undertaken by […]

Europe, not the US, is now the most powerful regulator of Silicon Valley

Europe, not the US, is now the most powerful regulator of Silicon Valley

Europe implemented a sweeping overhaul of digital-privacy laws on Friday that has reshaped how technology companies handle customer data, creating a de-facto global standard that gives Americans new protections and the nation’s technology companies new headaches. These major changes underscored the extent to which the European Union has emerged as the most powerful regulator of […]

European stocks close up despite political uncertainty in Italy; Trump reopens dialogue with North Korea

European stocks close up despite political uncertainty in Italy; Trump reopens dialogue with North Korea

The pan-European Stoxx 600 closed up 0.14 percent, with most major bourses negative and sectors mixed. Italy’s designated Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte, whose credentials have been hit with scrutiny, met with Bank of Italy Governor Ignazio Visco on Friday. Italian short-dated bond yields soared as uncertainty over the country’s incoming anti-establishment government continued. The two-year […]

Watch every startup from Startup Battlefield Europe

Watch every startup from Startup Battlefield Europe

TechCrunch is hosting its first ever Startup Battlefield in Paris. This morning, 15 startups competed for the coveted Best of Show award. They all pitched in front of three different panels of esteemed judges. Investors and tech leaders took some time to ask them some tough questions and understand what they’re doing. Later today, finalists […]

Wall Street dominance over Europe's struggling banks hits record

Wall Street dominance over Europe's struggling banks hits record

LONDON, May 24 (Reuters) – Wall Street’s dominance over struggling European banks has reached record levels as U.S. firms reap the benefits of booming markets at home, while their transatlantic rivals are trapped in endless restructurings, data showed on Thursday. FILE PHOTO: A statue is pictured next to the logo of Germany’s Deutsche Bank in […]

European markets retreat amid Italian government uncertainty; Marks & Spencer up 2%

European markets retreat amid Italian government uncertainty; Marks & Spencer up 2%

The pan-European Stoxx 600 was down nearly 1 percent during mid-morning deals, with almost all sectors and major bourses in negative territory. Italy’s FTSE MIB was the top faller among national indexes, down almost 2 percent as a sell-off in the country’s government bond resumed on Wednesday. Uncertainty over the creation of an anti-establishment government […]

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