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EU to pursue web tax plan alone if no global accord: Gentiloni

16 September 2019, 12:02 PM

The European Union plans to introduce a tax on digital services even in the absence of a global accord on a so-called ‘web tax’, the Commissioner-designate for Economic Affairs Paolo Gentiloni was quoted as saying on Monday.

Trade wars lead to recession, harm world economy: G7 leaders

25 August 2019, 10:02 AM

Trade wars will lead to recession and harm the whole world, European Council President Donald Tusk and French President Emmanuel Macron warned Saturday prior to the Group of Seven (G7) summit.

UK business chief calls for Brexit ’emergency footing’

29 July 2019, 12:27 PM

The head of Britain’s big business lobby on Monday urged companies to shift to “an emergency footing” as the prospect of a no-deal Brexit becomes more likely.

Boris Johnson

Britain’s Johnson faces daunting problems from outset

24 July 2019, 5:28 PM

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson took power Wednesday with an array of issues looming large, from resolving Brexit amid growing uncertainty to managing an unfolding geopolitical crisis with Iran.

Ursula von der Leyen

Italy’s populist coalition clashes over EU Commission election

17 July 2019, 9:32 PM

Italy’s coalition parties clashed on Wednesday over the election of Germany’s Ursula von der Leyen as the next president of the European Commission, in a vote that could endanger Rome’s hopes of securing a top job in the new EU executive.

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