Our new European party can unite Britain's feuding remainers and leavers

Our new European party can unite Britain's feuding remainers and leavers

The European Union and the UK are on a cliff edge. Left to its Brussels-based establishment, the EU continues to turn against most of its people who, as a consequence, turn against Brussels. Meanwhile, facing an immensely damaging Brexit, the people of Britain are becoming despondent. This is the moment for British and continental progressives […]

Europe plays risky hand in game over post-Brexit stability

Europe plays risky hand in game over post-Brexit stability

Three weeks ago, Brian Quintenz, a commissioner at the US Commodities and Futures Trading Commission, gave a speech at the annual futures trading industry shindig in Florida. His subject was some legislative changes the EU is planning to rules governing central counterparties — the vital institutions that sit in the middle of derivatives trades, guaranteeing […]

Europe's central bank cannot copy and paste Fed policy

Europe's central bank cannot copy and paste Fed policy

It’s roadmap to raising interest rates and easing asset purchases needs a new direction Ewald Nowotny, the governor of Austria’s central bank and a member of the Governing Council of the European Central Bank, said that “it’s no secret we’re monitoring closely what the Fed did, and is doing”. Such sentiments are understandable, even desirable. […]

Two killed in Germany as van ploughs into crowd in Muenster

Two killed in Germany as van ploughs into crowd in Muenster

Image copyright AFP Image caption The vehicle was driven, reportedly at speed, into diners in the city’s old town Two people have been killed in the western German city of Muenster after a van drove into people sitting outside restaurants. The driver of the vehicle, who has not yet been officially identified, died after shooting […]

Central and eastern Europe: Children endangered by the chilling effect of anti-NGO laws – A Briefing Package

Central and eastern Europe: Children endangered by the chilling effect of anti-NGO laws – A Briefing Package

Terre des Hommes is deeply concerned over anti-NGO laws spreading across Central and Eastern Europe.Legitimate civil society organisations are hindered in their work, deprived of funding and at risk of being dissolved. The threat is real and existential.In Hungary, three draft laws are being debated in the context of the upcoming parliamentary elections on theth […]

Orange in deal to beam satellite broadband to Europe

Orange in deal to beam satellite broadband to Europe

Nic Fildes, Telecoms Correspondent April 6, 2018 Print this page Orange has reached a deal with Eutelsat to deliver satellite broadband across Europe, in the latest sign that traditional telecoms carriers are looking to the space sector to expand their reach. The French telecoms group will be a partner on the Paris-based satellite operator’s new […]

Spain, Trade War, Secret Agents: Your Friday Briefing

Spain, Trade War, Secret Agents: Your Friday Briefing

Here’s a blow-by-blow account of the conflict so far. And in our news podcast, “The Daily,” pro-Trump farmers worry about the implications for U.S. agriculture. _____ Photo Credit Yulia Skripal • “This is some kind of theater of the absurd.” That was Russia’s ambassador to the United Nations, who is leading an aggressive campaign to […]

HSBC Europe's largest bank has worst gender pay gap

HSBC Europe's largest bank has worst gender pay gap

Europe’s largest bank, has reported the largest difference in male and female staff salaries among large organisations in the UK, as the government looks to pressure big companies to reduce gender pay disparities. HSBC on average paid men 59 percent more than women, the biggest difference among companies with more than 5,000 employees in Britain, […]

Israel, Greece and Cyprus Advance Talks on Gas Pipeline to Europe

Israel, Greece and Cyprus Advance Talks on Gas Pipeline to Europe

The leaders of Israel, Greece and Cyprus on Wednesday discussed a proposed joint project for a natural gas pipeline to western Europe. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades. To really understand Israel and the Middle East – subscribe to Haaretz The proposed pipeline would run […]

HBO Europe Picks Up BBC America's Sandra Oh Spy Series 'Killing Eve'

HBO Europe Picks Up BBC America's Sandra Oh Spy Series 'Killing Eve'

Endeavor Content has racked up international sales on “Killing Eve,” the Phoebe Waller-Bridge spy drama starring Sandra Oh (“Grey’s Anatomy”) and Jodie Comer (“Thirteen”). The BBC has already acquired the buzzy series for the U.K. ahead of its U.S. bow on BBC America this coming Sunday. The latest pre-sales include to HBO Europe, which has […]

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