Government Business And Finance

EU says BMW, Daimler, VW colluded to limit emissions tech

Apr 5, 2019

European Union authorities say that German automakers BMW, Daimler and Volkswagen colluded to limit the development of emissions cleaning technology in cars

Cyprus aims to enforce civil servant pay cut from crisis era

Apr 4, 2019

Cyprus' top lawyer says he will file appeals against an administrative court's decision that declared unconstitutional cuts to civil servants' salaries that were imposed during a 2012 financial crisis

Cyprus government to fight court's pay cut ruling

Mar 30, 2019

Cyprus' finance minister says authorities will act to "neutralize" an administrative court decision that declared unconstitutional cuts to government workers' salaries that were made amid a 2012 financial crisis

Croatia detains 12 in probe into key shipyard wrongdoings

Mar 26, 2019

Croatian police say they have detained 12 people suspected of criminal actions in the country's struggling shipbuilding company

Italy, China deepen ties under wary gaze of US, EU

Mar 22, 2019

Chinese President Xi Jinping is received with full honors in Italy, launching a two-day visit aimed at deepening ties through an infrastructure program that has raised suspicions among Italy's U.S. and European allies.

Europe fines Google $1.7 billion in antitrust case

Mar 20, 2019

Europe's antitrust regulators have slapped Google with a big fine for the third time in less than two years

Senate refuses to lift Salvini's immunity in migrant case

Mar 20, 2019

Italy's Senate refused Wednesday to lift Interior Minister Matteo Salvini's immunity to face possible charges for refusing to allow migrants aboard an Italian coast guard ship to disembark in a Sicilian port

Hungarian opposition lawmakers fined for parliament protest

Mar 19, 2019

Dozens of Hungarian opposition lawmakers have been fined up to a month's wages for their loud disruptions and protests inside parliament last December as deputies were voting on changes to the labor code

Hungarian leader tussles with EU as corruption concerns rise

Mar 17, 2019

As the Hungarian prime minister's conflicts with the European Union appear headed to a breaking point, calls are increasing for greater scrutiny of his government's spending of EU funds

Experts object to power concentration in new Hungary courts

Mar 15, 2019

The Council of Europe's constitutional experts say Hungary's budding system of administrative courts gives too much power to leading officials, with "no effective checks and balances."

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