Category Archives: European Union

Sinosphere Blog: Q. and A.: Glen Peters on China and Climate Change

A scientist with the Global Carbon Project argues that China holds the key to promoting renewable energy and limiting global warming.
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Posted in Air Pollution, Alternative and Renewable Energy, Carbon Dioxide, China, Coal, Denmark, European Union, Featured, Fuel Efficiency, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, International Energy Agency, International Trade and World Market, Norway, Nuclear Energy, Sweden, Temperature, United States, Wind power, World news | Comments Off

Sharing Economy Faces Patchwork of Guidelines in European Countries

For technology start-ups like Airbnb and Uber, efforts to gain a stronger foothold in European countries have been complicated by varying regulations from different governments.
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Posted in Airbnb, Europe, European Union, Lisbon (Portugal), Renting and Leasing (Real Estate), Taxation, Travel and Vacations, Uber Technologies Inc, World news | Comments Off

G20 worried about the ‘stumbling block’ of Europe’s slow growth

Group claims progress on fireproofing world financial system, but there is concern that Europe risks pulling others downThe G20 group of leading nations have said they are tantalisingly close to adding an extra $2tn (£1.2tn) to the global economy…
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Latvian criminals in UK do their probation by email

Revelations come in wake of manhunt over case of missing schoolgirl Alice GrossBetween 30 and 40 convicted Latvians living in the UK are being supervised by probation officers in their native country via email, according to a criminal justice expert.Th…
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New Leader Likens Poland to ‘Reasonable Polish Woman’

The new prime minister’s comments were met with criticism that she had added to female stereotypes.
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Russia tightens control over Kyrgyzstan

As EU imposes new sanctions on state-owned companies, Gazprom and Rosneft invest heavily in Central Asian state Continue reading…
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Posted in Asia Pacific, Commodities, Energy industry, Europe, European Union, Gas, Gazprom, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Ukraine, United States, US military, World news | Comments Off

News Corp executive labels Google a ‘platform for piracy’

Robert Thomson writes to competition commissioner Joaquín Almunia calling for action over Google’s dominance

The chief executive of Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp has written to the European commission calling Google a “platform for piracy” and demanding action.

In the strongly worded letter to competition commissioner Joaquín Almunia, News Corp’s Robert Thomson calls Google a “platform for piracy and the spread of malicious networks” whose power “increases with each passing day”.

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Posted in Europe, European Commission, European Union, Google, Internet, Media, Media business, News Corporation, Rupert Murdoch, Search engines, Technology, United States, World news | Comments Off

Under Pressure, Ukraine Leader to Seek Aid on U.S. Visit

A White House meeting with President Obama and an address to a joint session of Congress on Thursday will likely generate fresh moral support, if little else, for Ukraine in its conflict with Russia.
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