UK taken to Europe's highest court over air pollution

UK taken to Europe's highest court over air pollution

The UK and five other nations have been referred to Europe’s highest court for failing to tackle illegal levels of air pollution. The European court of justice has the power to impose multimillion euro fines if the countries do not address the problem swiftly. The nations – the UK, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy and Romania […]

Europe's new data privacy law will be worth the hassle, says Dutch prince

Europe's new data privacy law will be worth the hassle, says Dutch prince

Prince Constantijn explained that the Netherlands, which is positioning itself as a center for innovation, has many advantages that could attract potential companies and investors looking to expand into Europe. Those include good tax rules, an open economy and availability of talent and capital. The prince is also a special envoy to a Dutch accelerator […]

Fast Europe Open: Europe car registrations, eurozone trade

Fast Europe Open: Europe car registrations, eurozone trade

Alice Woodhouse in Hong Kong May 17, 2018 Print this page The Big Four accountancy firms have drawn up contingency plans for a break up of their UK businesses, an option politicians and regulators are increasingly pushing to solve conflicts of interest embedded in the industry. The pressure on the four firms that dominate the […]

Helping create a healthier food environment in Europe

Helping create a healthier food environment in Europe

via The Coca-Cola Company Nikos Koumettis, president of Coca-Cola Central and Eastern Europe, and member of UNESDA’s Executive Committee, outlines his determination to help create a healthier food environment for consumers in Europe, while positively contributing to communities and economies across the EU. Nikos Koumettis, president of Coca-Cola Central and Eastern Europe, member of UNESDA’s […]

Europe Hardens Against Trump With United Stand on Trade and Iran

Europe Hardens Against Trump With United Stand on Trade and Iran

European Union leaders presented a determined front to stand up to U.S. President Donald Trump’s threats to penalize EU businesses and scupper the Iran nuclear deal. At a dinner in the Bulgarian capital Sofia, the bloc’s 28 leaders were united in the face of what EU President Donald Tusk called the “capricious assertiveness” of the […]

What Europe's tech firms can learn from Trump's ZTE tweets

What Europe's tech firms can learn from Trump's ZTE tweets

ZTE messed up. It was told not to do deals with ‘rogue’ nations, but did; it was told to fire the people who went ahead anyway, but didn’t (giving them bonuses instead). Bad ZTE. Sad. You’ll be punished now, the US regulators said, threatening obliteration. But just as we were all preparing to read the […]

Europe beach holidays: 10 of the best beaches tourists don't know about

Europe beach holidays: 10 of the best beaches tourists don't know about

SINEAD CORCORAN Last updated 13:06, May 17 2018 ISTOCK There are still a few patches of white sand and cool, clear water in Europe that are flying under the radar. Everyone knows about the French Riviera. Everyone knows about it, everyone’s been there, and when you, too, are in Nice or Antibes or St Tropez, you’ll […]

How Europe Can Block Trump

How Europe Can Block Trump

President Donald Trump’s hard exit from the 2015 Iran nuclear deal was followed by a hard message for Europe: The United States will use sanctions to coerce its allies to shut their economic doors to Iran. Trump not only chose to violate a multilateral agreement, but his administration now aims to implode it by obstructing […]