Category: Euro

How to Fly Like a Spy: CIA Travel Tips

21 Mar 2017
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Earlier this month, secret CIA documents became public after WikiLeaks released them in the so-called Vault 7 publication. These documents are part of a bigger series called “Year Zero”, promising to unveil classified spy information. An interesting part of the Vault 7 documents, is a fascinating guide for CIA agents stationed in Germany. Together, with […]

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Norway: Shiny, Happy People

20 Mar 2017
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International Day of Happiness comes with the annual ranking of the world’s happiness The happiest people live in Norway, the World Happiness Report by Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), a global initiative launched by the United Nations, has shown. For the fifth time in a row the report was announced on the International Day of […]

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Weekly Brexit Miscellanea

20 Mar 2017
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Brexit is looking more and more like an iceberg whose real size and consequences are yet to be revealed. The Legislation Obstacle This morning the UK met the dawn with the news that the Parliament’s legislating machine will be slowed down with the resuming of 15 bills. The bills currently apply to the country as […]

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Toyota isn’t Afraid of Brexit

17 Mar 2017
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New working places and £240 million investments Toyota has promised their employees in Bunrnaston, UK. The small Derbyshire village has been hosting the British division of the Japanese giant since 1992 and currently 3,400 people are employed. The funding will help upgrade the factory and manufacturing systems so the company can meet the requirements of […]

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EC Proposal To Cut The Bank Transaction Fees

16 Mar 2017
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New rules of cutting bank transaction fees for payments in the EU are being proposed by the European Commission (EC). The proposal is expected to be validated by the end of the year. Currently, 19 countries in the Eurozone apply the rules enforcing equal prices for payments within one country and the other Eurozone countries. […]

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La Vitta E Bella: Italy Introduces New Flat Tax

15 Mar 2017
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In the heat of August, last year, one of the richest Italian families, Agnelli, gave the tax authorities in the country a cold shower by announcing that they’d moved their headquarters to Amsterdam. Agnelli’s company Exor, which owns 55% of FIAT, Ferrari and FC Juventus, has a market value of €12 billion and the transition […]

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It’s all about the money – economists’ predictions after Brexit

14 Mar 2017
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The UK House of Commons accepted the proposed Brexit bill and now the British government has the green light of speeding the negotiations with the EU by triggering the mystical Article 50. How will people’s lives change and what exactly will happen in the next two years of the process are still questions with uncertain […]

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Merkel and Trump: Clash of Titans

13 Mar 2017
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Big week for world politics. The Netherlands and Turkey are in a diplomatic catch 22 due to important votes in both countries, Theresa May is expected to trigger Article 50, Scotland is to vote second time for independence …and Donald Trump and Angela Merkel are meeting on Tuesday. It’s almost like a giant political Luna […]

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When Brexit Strikes

10 Mar 2017
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Spain fears major economic loses —————————————- The Spanish government estimates a loss between €2 and €4 billion on the country’s GDP when the UK departures from the EU. The information comes for the Madrid’s newspaper El País, which published an internal government report on the topic. Spain, which is the European country with most British […]

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General Motors Out of Europe

06 Mar 2017
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Big News for the Auto Industry The top business news of the week is the deal between General Motors and PSA Group for the sale of the GM’s European division, producers of both Opel and Vauxhall. The deal was sealed over $2.2 billion and it marks the end of 90 years of European manufacturing for […]

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