December 16, 2019

Austria chancellor calls for snap election after corruption scandal

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From BBC Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz has asked for a snap election after his Vice-Chancellor, Heinz-Christian Strache, resigned over a corruption scandal. Mr Kurz’s centre-right People’s Party is in government with Mr Strache’s far-right Freedom Party. The Freedom Party leader stepped down after secret video footage emerged. The video appears to show him discussing government […]

Austria

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By Trey Ratcliffe from Stuck In Customs DAILY PHOTO – AUSTRIA Before I went to Austria, all I knew about it was that the country birthed Arnold Schwarzenegger, so I had high expectations. But, it turned out to be pretty much like every other central European country. That’s not a bad thing, it’s just right […]

Cayman Islands Ministry updates stakeholders on EU assessment

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The Ministry of Financial Services has been advancing the discussion surrounding the European Union’s assessment of jurisdictions’ tax regimes with key audiences; namely EU officials, Cayman Islands Government officials and local financial services industry representatives. Financial Services Minister Tara Rivers travelled to Belgium last month to discuss Cayman’s position with EU officials. Upon her return […]

meeco to install sun2roof solar systems on German traditional specialised yarn factory

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Gruschwitz Textilwerke AG to be equipped with a 280 kWp clean energy solution Saving electricity costs, gaining energy independence and contributing to an eco-friendly power supply in production processes is an aim more and more German companies pursue. The German 200 year old specialised yarn factory Gruschwitz Textilwerke AG has now decided to make further […]

Innovative countries in Europe 2

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These are the 20 most innovative countries in Europe Part 2 By Fernando Belinchón, From Business Insider Each year, the European Commission publishes a report on innovation, ranking the different EU member countries. While this year has seen positive trends overall, the body has warned that more is needed to be vie for global competition. […]

2018 Winter Paralympics

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The most inspirational photos from the 2018 Winter Paralympics By ALAN DAWSON From Business Insider Athletes are back in Pyeongchang, South Korea as the 2018 Winter Paralympics are well underway. The Winter Paralympics began on March 9 with a record 650 athletes competing for 80 gold medals in alpine skiing, biathlon, cross-country skiing, sledge hockey, […]

Greece: Tax authorities to cross-check assets abroad

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By PROKOPIS HATZINIKOLAOU From ekathimerini.com The Independent Authority for Public Revenue has received detailed information on all the assets – real estate properties, deposits, investments – held by 100,000 Greek taxpayers in 10 other  European Union countries. The initiative concerns data forwarded to Greek tax authorities by their peers in countries such as the United […]

Liberator

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78 years ago, the B-24 Liberator took its first flight — here’s how it helped bring down the Nazis By Christopher Woody From Business Insider As the US military was looking to expand production of Boeing’s B-17 bomber in the late 1930s, Washington asked Consolidated Aircraft to start producing the plane. But after a visit […]

How the American dream turned into greed and inequality

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By Alberto Gallo, World Economic Forum From Business Insider Policymakers have largely ignored the growing gap between the rich and poor. Capitalism has failed at redistributing wealth. The American system could soon reach a breaking point. The American Dream is broken. Paul Ryan, speaker of the House of Representatives, recently stated that “in our country, […]

Destinations of the week

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The 32 best places to travel alone Part 1 By Sarah Schmalbruch From Business Insider Although traveling solo can seem daunting, it’s something that everyone should try at some point. Solo travel allows for more self-reflection, and chances are, you’ll take in more of the culture. The fjords of Norway are perfect for some self […]