- China Heads West: Beijing's New Silk Road to Europe
China is building new roads, railroads and pipelines from Central Asia to Europe in an effort to build new connections to the rest of the world. The results may be good for the Chinese -- but less so for the other countries involved.
Spiegel Online. Wed, 31 Aug 2016 18:40:59 +0200.
- Government to 'push ahead' with Brexit
Downing Street says the government will "push ahead" with Brexit after ministers gather to discuss developments since the EU referendum.
BBC News. Wed, 31 Aug 2016 18:18:53 GMT.
- Irish Cabinet meeting about Apple tax ruling adjourned until Friday
The Irish Cabinet meeting discussing the European Commission ruling that Ireland granted €13bn of undue tax benefits to technology giant Apple is adjourned until Friday.
BBC News. Wed, 31 Aug 2016 17:48:57 GMT.
- Triple Standards: Dieselgate Is The Continuation Of Industrial Policy By Other Means
No automaker in Europe has received a fine, not even Volkswagen, for large-scale emissions cheating that a former EU commissioner acknowledged today was widely known. Is VW's rough treatment in South Korea and the U.S. ...
By Bertel Schmitt. Forbes. Wed, 31 Aug 2016 17:37:00 GMT.
- Merkel says faults made in refugee crisis
Germany and other European Union countries turned a blind eye to the refugee crisis building on its external borders for too long, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said in a German newspaper interview published on Aug. 31.
Hurriyet. Wed, 31 Aug 2016 17:15:00 +0200.
- EU hits Apple with €13-billion Irish tax bill due to illegal state aid
The US feels its firms are being targeted by the EU and a US Treasury spokesperson warned the move threatens to undermine US investment in Europe.
Mail & Guardian. Wed, 31 Aug 2016 14:28:00 +0200.
- 2 Months After ‘Brexit’ Vote, Britain’s Push to Leave E.U. Is a Muddle
Between turf wars and competing interests, the government is having trouble devising a coherent plan for ending four decades of integration with Europe.
Stephen Castle. International Herald Tribune. Wed, 31 Aug 2016 14:01:13 GMT.
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- Massive Migrant Rescue Off Libyan Coast 'Awe-Inspiring'
In what one rescuer called an “extraordinary day,” about 6,500 people Monday were pulled from some 40 ships off the coast of Libya en route to Europe. ...
Voice of America. Wed, 31 Aug 2016 13:52:37 -0400.
- Deutsche Bank C.E.O. Calls for More European Bank Mergers
John Cryan, the Deutsche Bank chief executive, said more consolidation was needed in Germany and across Europe for banks to be more profitable.
Chad Bray. International Herald Tribune. Wed, 31 Aug 2016 12:43:47 GMT.
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- EU Prepared To Prolong Sanctions Against Russia Over Ukraine
European Union ambassadors appear set to prolong asset freezes and visa bans against 146 individuals and 37 entities that, according to the EU, are responsible for actions against Ukraine's territorial integrity.
Radio Liberty. Wed, 31 Aug 2016 12:32:41 +0000.
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