Government Business And Finance

EU launches action against Austria over child benefits move

Jan 24, 2019

The European Union is taking action against Austria for indexing child benefits to the cost of living in the country where those children reside, saying it discriminates against other EU citizens working in Austria

EU calls for tougher checks on golden visa applicants

Jan 23, 2019

The European Union is warning countries running lucrative schemes granting passports and visas to rich foreigners to toughen checks on applicants amid concern they could be flouting security and tax laws

Dozens of anti-govt protests in Hungary decry labor changes

Jan 19, 2019

Dozens of anti-government protests have taken place in Hungary, drawing mostly hundreds of people to each event

EU wants to exclude agriculture from trade talks with US

Jan 18, 2019

The European Union is insisting that agriculture be kept out of the EU-U.S. trade negotiations, despite Washington's wishes to include the vast sector.

EU lawmakers seek cuts for nations reneging on rule of law

Jan 17, 2019

Amid deep concerns about the rule of law in Hungary and Poland, European Union lawmakers want to suspend EU funds to states that interfere in their courts or fail to tackle corruption

EU court rules annuls regulator move to block UPS-TNT merger

Jan 16, 2019

The European Union's top court says a decision by anti-trust regulators to block a merger between U.S. delivery giant UPS and Dutch firm TNT must be annulled

Italian govt aids bank despite 5-Star anti-bailout rhetoric

Jan 8, 2019

Italy's populist government has stepped in to help guarantee struggling Banca Carige SpA, bending to pressure despite the ruling 5-Star Movement's longtime anti-bank bailout rhetoric

Italian mayors, governors challenge government asylum law

Jan 7, 2019

Several mayors and governors are challenging Italy's populist government's law cracking down on asylum-seekers

Hungary: Unions call for strike, protests over labor law

Jan 5, 2019

Union leaders in Hungary are calling for a Jan. 19 national strike and protests to oppose labor code changes they see as a "slave law" harmful to workers

Restored Pompeii gladiator building open to public

Jan 3, 2019

A 2,000-year-old building where gladiators trained in ancient Pompeii is now open to visitors, eight years after its collapse following rainfall

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