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Uncertain Ground: Engaging With Europe's De Facto States and Breakaway Territories – Carnegie Europe

Uncertain Ground: Engaging With Europe's De Facto States and Breakaway Territories – Carnegie Europe

Table of Contents Introduction Abkhazia, Transdniestria, and northern Cyprus, three unrecognized statelets in Europe that arose during conflicts in the twentieth century, have endured for decades. Despite many problems, they are self-governing and stable, and they show no signs of collapsing. They exercise internal sovereignty, even as they have no prospect of getting international recognition. […]

Hopes for second Brexit referendum reach fever pitch – The Straits Times

Hopes for second Brexit referendum reach fever pitch – The Straits Times

LONDON • Hopes for a second referendum on European Union membership are rising in Britain, amid heightened uncertainty over Brexit. However, big hurdles remain – from the timing to legal complexities on both sides of the English Channel. Prime Minister Theresa May is struggling to convince British lawmakers to back her Brexit deal – formally […]

This Is How Europe Dealt With Migration – The National Interest Online

This Is How Europe Dealt With Migration – The National Interest Online

Since 2009, 3.4 million irregular migrants—asylum seekers or economic migrants entering without a visa or confirmed asylum status—entered the European Union. They arrived on flimsy boats by sea or crossed land borders. As numbers peaked in 2015, some EU leaders and observers worried that the migration crisis was an existential threat to the EU itself. […]

New fuel card program in Italy kicks off Jan. 1 – Stars and Stripes

New fuel card program in Italy kicks off Jan. 1 – Stars and Stripes

New fuel card program in Italy kicks off Jan. 1 NAPLES, Italy – Gas rationing in Italy is about to enter the 21st century. Servicemembers and Defense Department employees in Italy will start the new year buying gasoline with debit cards, which will replace the gas coupons used here since World War II. […]

Spotlight on Europe – Deutsche Welle

Spotlight on Europe – Deutsche Welle

Spotlight on Europe  Deutsche Welle Tensions escalate between Russia and Ukraine+++ Is the much celebrated Christmas character in Netherlands ‘Black Pete’ racist? +++French president … Source link

Amazon under fire in Europe as Germany adds antitrust probe – Colorado Springs Gazette

Amazon under fire in Europe as Germany adds antitrust probe – Colorado Springs Gazette

Amazon.com‘s “double role” as Germany’s largest retailer and biggest online host for smaller stores is the target of an antitrust probe into the terms the company sets for other sellers, the German Federal Cartel Office said. The investigation into Amazon’s biggest market outside the U.S. adds to European Union scrutiny of whether the company gathers […]

Dundee street valium crisis: The highest rate of drug deaths in Europe – BBC News

Dundee street valium crisis: The highest rate of drug deaths in Europe – BBC News

In Dundee, a person dies from taking drugs every single week. Fake valium pills, also called “street valium”, are contributing to the crisis. As Scotland launches its first drugs strategy for a decade, BBC Scotland editor Sarah Smith speaks to friends and families of victims. Source link

European markets edge higher on policy hopes ahead of G-20 summit; Banco BPM shares rise 2% – CNBC

European markets edge higher on policy hopes ahead of G-20 summit; Banco BPM shares rise 2% – CNBC

As the latest G-20 summit draws closer, investors continue to closely monitor simmering tensions between the world’s two largest economies. Earlier this week, President Donald Trump told the Wall Street Journal that it was “highly unlikely” Washington would delay from increasing tariff levels to 25 percent on $200 billion of Chinese goods. On Tuesday however, […]

Hipster colonialism – Al Jazeera English

Hipster colonialism – Al Jazeera English

Last week, Germany’s Africa Commissioner Gunter Nooke said that European countries should be allowed to lease land and to build and run cities in Africa as a means of stemming what he views as the unchecked expansion of migration from Africa to Europe. For Nooke, allowing the “free development” of these areas would stimulate African […]

Will Worker Strike in Europe Deter Amazon's Holiday Plans?

Will Worker Strike in Europe Deter Amazon's Holiday Plans?

Amazon (AMZN – Free Report) received a jolt in its preparation for the holiday season in the form of a worker strike in Europe on Black Friday. The company witnessed strong protests by workers in several countries namely the U.K., Italy, Germany and Spain. The workers alleged that poor and unfair working conditions in the […]