Netanyahu is picking the wrong friends in Europe

Netanyahu is picking the wrong friends in Europe

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu | Jack Guez/AFP via Getty Images Opinion Siding with Hungary over Brussels undermines Europe’s positive anti-Semitism efforts. By William Echikson 4/12/18, 4:02 AM CET Here’s something for Benjamin Netanyahu to consider: The Israeli prime minister should spend less time in Europe praising nationalists like Hungarian leader Viktor Orbán and more […]

Europe wants to make it easier to sue companies

Europe wants to make it easier to sue companies

Europe wants to give consumers more legal muscle. The European Commission proposed new rules on Wednesday that would allow its citizens to band together and seek compensation from companies. The rules aren’t as friendly to consumers as US class actions. But they should give people in the European Union a new tool to address wrongdoing […]

Orbán's triumph sends shockwaves through Europe

Orbán's triumph sends shockwaves through Europe

Hungary’s anti-immigration Prime Minister Viktor Orbán basked Monday (9 April) in a bulldozer election triumph that delighted other nationalists but sent a chill through civil society groups and portended fresh battles with Brussels. After a campaign centred on resistance to immigration and trumpeting a strong economy, nearly complete results showed that Orbán’s Fidesz party snapped […]

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 […]