Europe

Brexit has made Britain the sick man of Europe again | William Kegan

When recently asked about the Today program to quote chapter and verse on the subject of Brexit “opportunities” Michael Gove, the Secretary of State for All Seasons, was hopelessly out of depth. However, Gove missed a round. What he should have said, but as a registered Brexiter obviously could not, is that the only “opportunity” …

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Sober or bright?  Europe facing holidays during the energy crisis

Sober or bright? Europe facing holidays during the energy crisis

VERONA, Italy (AP) — Early-season revelers sipping mulled wine and shopping for holiday decorations packed the Verona Christmas Market for its inaugural weekend. But beyond the wooden market stalls, the Italian city has yet to decorate its granite-clad pedestrian streets with twinkling Christmas lights as officials debate the brightness of the season during an energy …

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West struggles to set oil price cap that hurts Russia |  CNN Business

West struggles to set oil price cap that hurts Russia | CNN Business

London CNN Business — Ukraine’s allies want to put a price cap on Russian oil. But there’s a problem: they can’t agree on a figure that would put pressure on the Kremlin. The biggest Western economies agreed earlier this year to cap the price of Russia’s most valuable export and pledged to work out the …

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Europe fears its industries could fly to the United States as energy costs force factories to close

Europe fears its industries could fly to the United States as energy costs force factories to close

The empty assembly line at the Duralex glass factory in Orleans, France, on November 15. Eleanor Beardsley/NPR hide caption toggle caption Eleanor Beardsley/NPR The empty assembly line at the Duralex glass factory in Orleans, France, on November 15. Eleanor Beardsley/NPR ORLÉANS, France – The assembly line at the Duralex glass factory sits idle, its massive …

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The chip war between the United States and China spills over into Europe |  CNN Business

The chip war between the United States and China spills over into Europe | CNN Business

hong kong CNN Business — Two European chip deals have run into trouble over their ties to China, a sign of concern spreading in the West about China’s potential control over critical infrastructure. Last week the new owner of Britain’s biggest chipmaker was ordered to reverse its takeover, just days after another chip factory sale …

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Are these 9 companies the next unicorns of Southeast Europe?

Are these 9 companies the next unicorns of Southeast Europe?

Southeastern Europe, a region traditionally known in tech for outsourcing and affordable engineering talent, has managed to flip the plot lately. The Balkans have seen record growth and the emergence of scaling successes such as competitor Twilio Infobip, Car manufacturer Bugatti Rimac and other unicorns. But what about startups with the potential to reach a …

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Russians grow increasingly critical as Putin's military operation drags on and sanctions take their toll |  CNN

Russians grow increasingly critical as Putin’s military operation drags on and sanctions take their toll | CNN

Moscow CNN — November and December are known as the most depressing months in Moscow. The days are short and dark, and the weather is too cold and wet to be outdoors much, but still too hot and rainy to enjoy the true Russian winter. This year, the sense of gloom is heightened by the …

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The London rental market has become a "nightmare".  Here's why |  CNN Business

The London rental market has become a “nightmare”. Here’s why | CNN Business

London CNN Business — For Rebeca Blázquez, the last few weeks have been a “nightmare”. Based in Madrid but hoping to find work in London before starting her masters, the 22-year-old university graduate spent a month searching online for a room to rent. in London on a budget of £900 ($1,070). She sent dozens of …

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Asia-Pacific leaders condemn war, renew calls for open trade

Asia-Pacific leaders condemn war, renew calls for open trade

BANGKOK (AP) — Leaders across Asia-Pacific have called for an end to Russia’s war on Ukraine and pledged to steer the region’s economies towards sustainable growth as they wrapped up summit meetings on Saturday. Host Thailand won a diplomatic coup by successfully bridging the rifts among the 21 members of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum …

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Once I sold cheese in Europe. Brexit has brought my business to the brink of destruction | Simon Spurrell

Ohen I voted to remain a member of the EU, it was for practical rather than political reasons. As the founder of a cheese-making company, my experience exporting outside the EU had taught me that leaving the single market would lead to increased costs for my business and countless problems with bureaucracy. News of the …

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