Europe review – David Greig's searing border story still hits home

Europe review – David Greig's searing border story still hits home

What is Europe? A continent, an idea, a set of lines on a map? When David Greig wrote his 1994 play, during the break-up of Yugoslavia, its title meant something slightly different than it does now. As we ask again what exactly Europe is – and whether or not we as Brits belong to it […]

European markets turn lower as auto stocks fall; Michelin down 7%

European markets turn lower as auto stocks fall; Michelin down 7%

Money managers are monitoring a number of regional political events Friday morning. The Italian government has defended its 2019 budget priorities after the European Commission sent a letter to Rome, arguing that the financial plans seems to point to a “particularly serious non-compliance with the budgetary policy obligations laid down” in European rules. Italy must […]

Does Italy Threaten a New European Debt Crisis?

Does Italy Threaten a New European Debt Crisis?

More on: Italy European Union Eurozone Financial Markets Europe Italy’s expansionary budget plans are drawing the ire of the European Union (EU). A confrontation could destabilize the Italian economy, one of the EU’s largest, and potentially plunge Europe back into crisis. What’s going on? EU members are supposed to follow the bloc’s budget rules limiting […]

Europe and US lock horns on transatlantic privacy

Europe and US lock horns on transatlantic privacy

European Commissioner for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality Věra Jourová | Emmanuel Dunand/AFP via Getty Images Washington and Brussels discuss how to police the use of data. By Mark Scott and Laurens Cerulus 10/17/18, 12:57 PM CET Updated 10/18/18, 6:04 AM CET Europe’s effort to export its tough privacy rules around the world is about […]

European stocks close lower Wednesday, auto sales and gloomy forecast weigh

European stocks close lower Wednesday, auto sales and gloomy forecast weigh

The pan-European Stoxx 600 closed provisionally lower by 0.44 percent with investors tracking corporate earnings. Auto stocks fell 1.88 percent, with Peugeot down by 4.9 percent and Renault off by 3.57 percent. This was after news that European car sales dropped 23.4 percent in the month of September. Volkswagen, Fiat and Renault led the slump, […]

Europe's Not-So-Swift Diplomacy

Europe's Not-So-Swift Diplomacy

Another trans-Atlantic showdown is looming as the Trump Administration prepares its next tranche of financial sanctions on Iran, and the puzzle is why Europe keeps backing itself into a corner. Brussels and European Union states seem ready to stage a battle with Washington over an obscure but important financial-service network—against Europe’s own interests. The looming […]

Europe is killing it in crypto

Europe is killing it in crypto

In the race to be the world’s dominant crypto region, European countries are crushing their peers in the US and Asia. The value of “token sales” in Europe this year is about $4.1 billion, far above the $2.6 billion in the US and $2.3 billion raised in Asia. In a token sale — also known […]

Why hurricanes hardly ever hit Europe

Why hurricanes hardly ever hit Europe

Nathaniel Lee, provided by Published 12:17 pm PDT, Monday, October 15, 2018 You don’t have to live far inland to avoid hurricanes. Just move to Europe. It rarely sees full-on hurricanes. But that may soon change. Following is a transcript of the video. Europe hasn’t had a hurricane reach its shore in over 50 years. Now […]

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