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European Tax on Digital Giants Faces Resistance Led by Ireland

France's campaign to institute a new levy for digital companies such as Amazon.com Inc. and Facebook Inc. ran into early difficulties as the European Union seeks to align its tax policy with more modern and technologically focused businesses. French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire told colleagues at

BLOOMBERG - 2017-09-16 11:22:28

'My EU tax plans are not anti-Irish,' insists Juncker

The president of the European Commission said there would be no interference with our tax rates without the consent of the Irish Government. In comments that will be seen as crucially important to Brexit negotiations, he claimed the Good Friday Agreement was an EU victory that must be protected. Tha

MSN.COM - 2017-09-16 05:30:49

EU plans to raise tax bill of online giants gather momentum

TALLINN (Reuters) - Nearly one third of European Union states backed a plan to tax digital multinationals on their turnover, France said on Friday, as the EU weighs a range of other measures to increase the tax bill of companies like Google and Amazon. The moves are part of a growing campaign in th

REUTERS UK - 2017-09-15 17:45:22

France slams Silicon Valley for skirting tax in Europe

Nannies, Parents Race to Find Their Kids After London Subway Blast Provided by AFP le French Economy Minister Bruno Le "We need to make sure in Europe that all companies are paying their fair share of tax, that is the meaning of our initiative," French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said French Fi

MSN.COM - 2017-09-15 16:27:07

These Are The 10 Most Anxiety-Free Cities In The World

Given the state of the world, we very much doubt there are any cities on Earth these days that are free of stress. With that said, a very unlikely source-Zipjet, a London-based laundry service-has compiled data to rank the world's biggest cities in terms of how stressful it is to live within them. A

YAHOO! - 2017-09-15 01:00:24

France Expects More Allies In Its Tech Tax Reform Efforts

France is expecting more allies will soon be joining its efforts to increase taxes on online tech giants within the European Union, according to its Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire. Companies like Google, Facebook, and Amazon have long been scrutinized by the political block over their aggressive ta

ANDROID HEADLINES - 2017-09-14 05:03:48

Ryanair loses EU court battle to keep Irish law for crew abroad

LUXEMBOURG/BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Ryanair lost an EU court battle on Thursday in which the airline had sought to continue forcing cabin crew based outside Ireland to take their disputes to Irish courts, in a case with implications across the low-cost airline sector. The European Court of Justice in L

REUTERS - 2017-09-14 15:43:52

Germany oust Brazil at top of FIFA World Ranking

Brazil have lost top spot in the FIFA World Ranking to Germany. World Cup qualifying wins over the Czech Republic and Norway, combined with Brazil's draw with Colombia, have allowed the world champions to regain the summit. Euro 2016 winners Portugal are up three places to third, above Argentina,

YAHOO SPORTS - 2017-09-14 09:02:13

FIFA Rankings: India drop 10 spots to be placed 107th

India has slipped ten spots below in the latest edition of the FIFA Rankings to be placed 107th, despite positive performances during the previous month. The Blue Tigers had achieved one of their best rankings in recent history when they climbed to the 96th spot two months earlier. But they dropped

MSN.COM - 2017-09-14 09:01:26

EU court says Ryanair cannot impose Irish law on foreign crew

LUXEMBOURG (Reuters) - Ryanair cabin crew can choose to be subject to the employment law of the country they are based in, not that of the airline, the European Union top court ruled on Thursday, dealing the low-cost airline a setback. The Irish airline had claimed that its Belgium-based cabin cre

YAHOO! - 2017-09-14 07:57:58

Germany oust Brazil as qualifying heroes soar

Germany have returned to the summit of the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking, continuing this year's ongoing tug-of-war with Brazil for top spot. The reigning world champions edged ahead of A Seleo following two impressive FIFA World Cup qualifying victories over Czech Republic and Norway, and head a ta

FIFA.COM - 2017-09-14 07:00:00

Luxembourg Stock Exchange and University of Luxembourg enter partnership on Fintech

Representatives from the Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliabity and Trust (SnT) and the Luxembourg Stock Exchange met at LuxSE headquarters in Luxembourg on 12 September 2017 to formally sign a Partnership Framework Agreement. The aim of this research project is to devise techniques toget

EUREKALERT - 2017-09-14 04:00:00

Juncker: I'd respect a Catalan Yes vote

The European Commission would "respect" a Yes vote in a referendum on Catalan independence, Jean-Claude Juncker said Thursday, but Catalonia shouldn't expect to become an EU member straight after such a vote. The European Commission president was asked for his thoughts on the referendum that Catalon

POLITICO.EU - 2017-09-14 17:24:10

Qatar Airways to launch cargo flights to Pittsburgh International

Updated less than a minute ago Qatar Airways will become the first international carrier to begin cargo service to Pittsburgh International, the Persian Gulf airline announced Thursday. The twice-weekly service will begin Oct. 11, according to a Qatar news release. The new cargo route will trav

PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW - 2017-09-14 14:39:47

Independent Catalonia would need to apply to join EU: Juncker

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - An independent Catalonia would have to apply to join the European Union, the president of the executive European Commission said on Thursday, adding that such a policy would apply to any new state. Catalonia's parliament has laid the ground for a referendum on independence from

REUTERS - 2017-09-14 14:31:55

Vistra to Acquire Corporate Services Business from Deutsche Bank

Vistra, a leading global corporate service provider, announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the Corporate Services business of Deutsche Bank's Global Transaction Banking division. 'Corporate Services' provides management and administration of SPVs and asset holdin

BUSINESS INSIDER - 2017-09-14 14:30:00

Netflix Signs Global Distribution Deal With France's Orange Telecom Giant

Just a day after Netflix announced its first Polish-language series, the company has inked a deal with France's telecom giant Orange to be available to its customers across Europe, Africa and the Middle East. Poland will be the first rollout later this year, with other countries to follow in 2018. N

HOLLYWOOD REPORTER - 2017-09-14 14:23:00

Jefferies to open investment banking office in Amsterdam

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Jefferies, the U.S. investment bank, said on Thursday it would open an office in Amsterdam to service clients across Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg (Benelux). The bank said Kasper van Griensven, who previously led Deutsche Bank's Dutch investment banking arm, would le

REUTERS - 2017-09-14 13:24:18

EU chief says bloc 'bouncing back' after crisis-hit decade

BRUSSELS - The European Union is in a healthier economic state than it's been for more than a decade and is ready to move on from Brexit, the bloc's top official said Wednesday. Addressing lawmakers at the European Parliament, Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said the EU is "bouncing back" a

USA TODAY - 2017-09-13 12:58:01

Getting to Know Fulbright-Schuman

The Commission for Educational Exchange awards scholarships for study/research between the US, Belgium, Luxembourg and the member states of the European Union. As the Executive Director of the Fulbright program for over 5 years, it has been amazing to see how the Fulbright-Schuman program differs fr

MEDIUM - 2017-09-13 12:16:34