November 17, 2019

First native Zika cases in Europe confirmed as experts warn climate change could bring more

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By Rob Picheta From CNN (CNN) The first native cases of Zika in Europe have been confirmed after three people became infected with the virus in France. Experts warn that climate change could lead to more cases emerging across the continent. Three people caught Zika in Hyères, southern France, in August this year, the European Centre for […]

The Jewish pirates who ruled the Caribbean

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By Andrew Paul From Mental Floss As European nations pushed westward in a mad dash for colonies from the 16th to 18th centuries, the Caribbean became a pirate’s paradise. Legendary sailors like Edward “Blackbeard” Teach and William “Captain” Kidd famously stalked the waters in search of vulnerable trading vessels. What’s less well known is that […]

Europe ‘pushed off Beijing’s radar’ in China’s drive to seal US trade deal

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By Catherine Wong From South China Morning Post Concerns mounting among European businesspeople about lack of progress on EU-China investment agreement, head of EU business group says Cancellation of Chinese vice-premier’s Brussels trip reflects ‘lack of face-to-face engagement’ with bloc China’s all-consuming focus on sealing a US trade dealforced its top trade negotiator to cancel a […]

UK: Leaders in pre-election clash over NHS, Brexit and economy

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From BBC Political parties are readying themselves for a general election campaign after MPs voted for a 12 December poll Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn have clashed over the NHS, Brexit and leadership at the last Prime Minister’s Questions before the general election. The Labour leader said voters had a “once in a generation” chance […]

Automobili Lamborghini first in Europe for its trigeneration and district heating systems

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Sant’Agata Bolognese, 28 October 2019 – Automobili Lamborghini together with CPL CONCORDIA have been selected as a winner of the COGEN Europe Recognition Award 2019 for the Market Development for Organizations category.  COGEN Europe, the European Association for the Promotion of Cogeneration, is the cross-sectoral voice of the cogeneration industry. Each year it gives recognition to […]

What does a world-class IP strategy look like?

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After 2019’s sell-out event in Paris, next year’s IPBC Europe – Europe’s foremost conference about IP value creation – will take place in Dublin from 24 to 25 March. Being held at the prestigious Shelbourne Hotel, the event will once again be Europe’s leading gathering of senior corporate IP professionals from companies of all sizes. Limited places are […]

Europe, the U.S. … or the Cayman Islands? Tackling the World’s Fund Barriers

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By Selma Lee Arch In the wake of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010, U.S. private equity firms have been subjected to a variety of additional regulation, from Form PF to Securities and Exchange Commission registration. These firms have beefed-up their compliance and legal teams following the entry into force […]

New Commission with EPP in key roles for Europe´s future

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“The new European Commission proposed Tuesday has strong EPP presence in key positions aimed at shaping Europe’s future”, says EPP Group Chairman Manfred Weber. Also achieving gender and geographical balance, the new Commission’s EPP members will be in charge of issues like budget, health, research, migration and the future of Europe. Weber says the EPP […]

Glasgow University’s ‘bold’ move to pay back slave trade profits

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By Hannah Capella From BBC Glasgow University has agreed to raise and spend £20m in reparations after discovering it benefited by millions of pounds from the slave trade. It is believed to be the first institution in the UK to implement such a “programme of restorative justice”. The money will be raised and spent over […]

New Cayman Islands representative to the UK and Europe takes up post next month

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GRAND CAYMAN (GIS) – The Ministry of International Trade, Investment, Aviation and Maritime Affairs has appointed André Ebanks to be the Cayman Islands Representative to the United Kingdom and Europe with effect from Monday, 2 September 2019. Mr Ebanks is currently the Deputy Chief Officer in the Ministry of Community Affairs. His three-year secondment, as head […]