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Sweden 1st to offer payouts to sterilized transsexuals

STOCKHOLM, Sweden (BP) -- Transgender Swedes forcibly sterilized to expressly prevent reproduction are eligible for payouts of about $27,000 each under a new law that is reportedly the first of its kind worldwide. iStock "People who applied to change their gender identity during the period when it w

BP NEWS - 2018-03-23 20:41:54

Macron, Merkel Back Juncker's Under-Fire Aide

BRUSSELS - Jean-Claude Juncker won strong backing from the leaders of France and Germany on Friday as the EU chief executive faces criticism from lawmakers for promoting his top aide to run the bloc's civil service. In a mark of how weeks of grumbling in Brussels have brought the issue of Martin Sel

NEW YORK TIMES - 2018-03-23 16:46:28

EU leaders show UK the Brexit runway

So long, UK, and thanks for all the fish. The EU27 leaders on Friday approved a Brexit transition period and guidelines for negotiations on a future relationship with the U.K. in just two minutes. And many of them now wish the U.K. would similarly speed things up, and just get the heck out already.

POLITICO.EU - 2018-03-23 12:46:56

20-year-old assumptions in solar cell production refuted

Photovoltaic solar panels convert sunlight into electrical power. The panels absorb the incoming light which excites electrons sending them off in a predefined direction in order to generate an electric current that can drive motors or light a bulb. This works through the interaction of several laye

SCIENCE DAILY - 2018-03-23 07:00:00

Can Theresa May crack Europe on Brexit trade? Not yet

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Signs of cracking in the European Union's common front on Brexit may encourage hopes in London that Prime Minister Theresa May can exploit continental divisions to secure British advantage. (L to R) Britain's Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union David Davis, Britai

REUTERS UK - 2018-03-22 15:18:56

EU court backs more transparency in EU legislative process

LUXEMBOURG (Reuters) - Europe's second-highest court sided with proponents of more transparency in the EU lawmaking process on Thursday, saying that European Parliament should provide key documents in talks between legislators and EU countries on demand. "The European Parliament must in principle g

REUTERS - 2018-03-22 13:13:54

Coca-Cola European Partners to Webcast First-Quarter 2018 Earnings Conference Call

LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Coca-Cola European Partners plc (CCEP) (ticker symbol: CCE) will release first-quarter 2018 earnings before trading begins on the New York Stock Exchange on Thursday, 26 April 2018. A conference call discussing these results will be webcast live through the company's websit

CNBC - 2018-03-22 12:00:00

Schengan Visa application stricter due to fraud in SA

Holidaying in the Barcelona, Madrid or any of the European Union (EU) countries will become more of an effort than planning the actual holiday itself. Unfortunately, Capetonians and other South Africans travelling to Spain or certain EU countries may now face stricter requirements when applying for

CAPETOWNETC.COM - 2018-03-22 09:19:56

U.S. firm Starwood seeks stakes in Austrian property groups, shares rise

VIENNA (Reuters) - U.S. private equity firm Starwood Capital Group announced bids on Thursday to acquire a quarter of Austrian property company CA Immo and a smaller stake in its rival Immofinanz, sending shares in both higher. A Luxembourg-based unit of Starwood is offering CA Immo shareholders 27

REUTERS - 2018-03-22 09:02:54

Ternium Announces Annual and Extraordinary General Meetings of Shareholders

LUXEMBOURG, March 21, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Ternium S.A. (NYSE:TX) announced today that its annual general meeting of shareholders will be held on Wednesday May 2, 2018, at 2:30 p.m. (Luxembourg time) and that an Extraordinary General Meeting of Shareholders will be held immediately after the adj


Tusk lays bare EU split on Russia with Putin 'reappointment' dig

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Council President Donald Tusk said on Wednesday he offered no congratulations for what he called Vladimir Putin's "reappointment" as president, because of a spy poisoning case for which Britain blames Russia. European Council President Donald Tusk reacts during his joi


Why You Must See The Least Visited Countries In Europe

When it comes to our holidays, us Brits can be creatures of habit, sticking to our old favourites like the sunshine and golden sandy beaches of Spain, Greece, France and Portugal. We even enjoy ‘staycations’ in amazing destinations like Cornwall, Devon and The Lakes, to name but a few.


Europe Just Dropped a Major Tax Bombshell to Get U.S. Tech Giants to Pay Up

The European Commission wants to see big tech firms pay a 3% tax on their revenues. This is a major break from the traditional way of calculating tax based on profits. Load Error The European Union's executive body is frustrated with the relatively low corporate taxes paid by firms such as Facebook


EU reveals a digital tax plan that could penalize Google, Amazon and Facebook

Tech giants including Google, Amazon and Facebook could soon faced higher taxes in Europe. The European Commission - the executive arm of the European Union (EU) - unveiled plans Wednesday to tax companies where they actually generate business, rather than where they are headquartered. The proposed


Brexit Bulletin: Cracks in the United Front

Cracks are starting to emerge in the European Union's united front. After a year of remarkable unity among the 27 remaining countries, there was clear evidence on Tuesday of tension as the bloc formulates its position going into trade talks with the U.K. The issue was financial services and how hars


EU To Propose Tax On Big Tech Companies' Sales

The European Commission is gearing up to propose new rules later Wednesday (March 21) that would require digital companies to pay more taxes - and the rules could include U.S. technology companies Google and Facebook. Citing a draft of the rules, Reuters reported that the European Commission is expe


Twitter falls; Google invests; sit by the window and avoid germs

Chronicle Staff and News Services Published 3:34 pm, Tuesday, March 20, 2018 Number of the day 10 percent That's how much Twitter stock fell after Israel's justice minister warned that the government is considering taking "legal action" against the company for allegedly ignoring repeated requests t


City tug of war continues as EU eyes 'improved' equivalence post-Brexit

EU leaders have given financial services the nod in draft guidelines on the UK and EU's relationship post-Brexit, backing a system Philip Hammond said he wasn't keen on earlier this month. The Chancellor challenged the assertion that financial services cannot be part of a free trade agreement two we


EU primes UK trade offer, seeks Brexit transition endorsement

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - EU governments agreed on Tuesday to offer British banks and airlines hope of good market access after Brexit but kept London waiting for confirmation it will get the transition deal it wants to avoid disrupting business. European Council President Donald Tusk, who chairs a Euro


EU tightens labour laws despite Polish, Hungarian opposition

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union said on Tuesday that the right of citizens from poorer member states to work in richer ones on a low salary would be limited to 18 months under a reform of the bloc's labour laws sought by France. The new law, promoted by French President Emmanuel Macron and