The Evil Rising In Europe Is All Too Familiar

The Evil Rising In Europe Is All Too Familiar

Like what you read here? Sign up for our twice-weekly newsletter. It has been over 70 years since I was forced, as a 9-year-old boy, to flee my home in the Slovakian village of Merašice. In April 1945, I was liberated from Bergen-Belsen concentration camp. What happened there during World War II has haunted me […]

With Europe's Hamsters At Risk, Better Call The 'Hamster Commish'

With Europe's Hamsters At Risk, Better Call The 'Hamster Commish'

A hamster perks up at a cemetery in Vienna in May 2017. The common hamster is at risk in parts of Europe, but conservation efforts have improved its chances of survival. Courtesy of Michaela Vondruska hide caption toggle caption Courtesy of Michaela Vondruska A hamster perks up at a cemetery in Vienna in May 2017. […]

Europe aims to sustain its corporate comeback

Europe aims to sustain its corporate comeback

“We turned crisis into opportunity,” says Francisco Riberas. “We did two big acquisitions of German companies during 2010 and 2011 that almost doubled the company size. We have kept investing during hard times to stay as a reliable supplier.” Mr Riberas runs Gestamp, a Spanish manufacturer of auto components with a turnover of €8.2bn in […]

Italy budget debacle puts Europe back in global spotlight

Italy budget debacle puts Europe back in global spotlight

NUSA DUA, Indonesia (Reuters) – As the euro zone sovereign debt crisis petered out, European officials at annual meetings of the International Monetary Fund were happy to move out of the spotlight over recent years. Europe was not in the eye of the storm. The skyline with its financial district and the head quarters of […]

ArcelorMittal to sell four European plants to Liberty House to acquire Ilva

ArcelorMittal to sell four European plants to Liberty House to acquire Ilva

MUMBAI: Sanjeev Gupta led Liberty House will be buying ArcelorMittal‘s steel plants in Europe that the world’s largest steelmaker has put on the block to clear its way to buy Italian steel company Ilva, Liberty House announced on Friday. The steelmaker has made a binding offer to buy ArcelorMittal’s major integrated works at Galati in […]

For China, a Bridge Over the Adriatic Is a Road Into Europe

For China, a Bridge Over the Adriatic Is a Road Into Europe

KOMARNA, Croatia — As a quirk of history and the Balkan wars, a corner of Croatia is cut off from the rest of the country by a 12-mile interruption of land belonging to neighboring Bosnia. It is a rift that Croatia has long wanted to repair with a bridge that would unite the disconnected sliver […]

Opinion: Why are teachers in Europe paid so much better?

Opinion: Why are teachers in Europe paid so much better?

Midterm elections have rarely captivated America’s attention, but this year’s congressional elections are shaping up to be different. Voter enthusiasm has spiked following the polarizing Kavanaugh confirmation process. Outside of the nation’s capital, however, there are also other issues that have raised the stakes of the upcoming vote. Education might not be featured across cable […]

Chinese investment in Europe is increasing

Chinese investment in Europe is increasing

CHINA’S presence in Europe, both politically and commercially, is growing. In 2016 Chinese investment in the European Union jumped to nearly €36bn ($40bn), up from €20bn the previous year, according to Rhodium Group, an American research firm. Much of this is state-backed and speaks of the Communist Party’s ambitions to keep Europe from helping America […]

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