COVID-19: Why health systems are struggling more now

The virus swept through a nursery school and an adjacent elementary school in the Milan suburb of Bollate with amazing speed. In a matter of just days, 45 children and 14 staff members had tested positive. Genetic analysis confirmed what officials already suspected: The highly contagious coronavirus variant first identified in England was racing through … Continue reading COVID-19: Why health systems are struggling more now

Spike in coronavirus deaths continues across Europe

As the two mortuary workers pushed a stretcher with a bagged corpse out of the room, the elderly man in the adjacent bed briefly awakened from his dementia. “Is he dead?” he muttered, extending his arm, trying to touch his roommate for the last time. Reflecting on a scene repeated too many times, one of … Continue reading Spike in coronavirus deaths continues across Europe

EU countries worry about a second wave of coronavirus

As the United States struggles to contain the coronavirus, there are growing concerns about a possible new spike in cases in Europe. Many of the new coronavirus cases are tied to reopenings. As soon as travel restrictions eased in mid-June, Europeans flocked to sunny Spain. But a month on, the number of COVID-19 cases there has … Continue reading EU countries worry about a second wave of coronavirus

Mandatory face mask becoming the new rule across Europe

New rules on wearing masks in England came into effect Friday, with people entering shops, banks and supermarkets now required to wear face coverings, while Romania reported a record for daily infections and France announced mandatory testing for arrivals from 16 countries, including the United States. People in England can be fined as much as … Continue reading Mandatory face mask becoming the new rule across Europe

Which multinationals are downsizing due to COVID-19?

Unemployment across Europe has risen due to the coronavirus pandemic with airline companies and the automobile sector making some of the biggest job cuts. About 397,000 people in the European Union lost their jobs in April, according to data from the EU's stats agency, released in June. The EU’s jobless rate rose to 6.6% in … Continue reading Which multinationals are downsizing due to COVID-19?

Did China use coronavirus to amass wealth?

Under President Xi Jinping, China has looked to take up a role as the leading power in the world. While Beijing has begun its recovery from the coronavirus pandemic, Europe has been crippled. With the EU failing to quickly support member states from the coronavirus pandemic, China has used a “divide and rule” approach to gain influence on the … Continue reading Did China use coronavirus to amass wealth?

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Trump: Without trade deal, Europe likely to face tariffs on automobiles

U.S. President Donald Trump struck a cautiously optimistic tone on trade talks with Europe on Tuesday, but kept the threat of new car tariffs firmly on the table. Having long accused the European Union (EU) of gaining an unfair trade advantage, Trump has threatened to slap new tariffs on European cars and car parts, a … Continue reading Trump: Without trade deal, Europe likely to face tariffs on automobiles

Doing Business in the United Kingdom

The UK’s position, both geographically and in respect of business culture, puts it at the center of a diverse collection of markets and sectors. Its open market and diversified economy present opportunities for new investors to access a domestic market and to use the location as a gateway to the rest of the world. Based on the World Bank Doing Business survey, the UK is ranked top in … Continue reading Doing Business in the United Kingdom

2018/19 Premier League: Why Manchester City are favorites

Sky Sports has crowned Manchester City as the best football club in Europe. At the moment, Pep Guardiola’s men are Europe’s top scorers—a position they earned for their resilience, brilliant individual performances, and teamwork. The team found their goal blitz since January 2019 and the seeming New Year resolution has raked in 19 goals in … Continue reading 2018/19 Premier League: Why Manchester City are favorites

Hostility against refugees in Libya is a strategic policy idea

  Refugees in Libyan camps are suffering dehumanizing treatment from guards who allegedly starve them of good food and other necessities of life. According to a report from the Guardian newspaper, one of the detainees attempted suicide this week. The UK government currently sponsors a total of 26 refugee camps in Libya. Over a thousand … Continue reading Hostility against refugees in Libya is a strategic policy idea