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EU introduces new tariffs on US goods in Boeing case - 11/10/2020

As part of a trade dispute over subsidies for Boeing and Airbus, the European Union is imposing additional duties on a number of US products worth up to $4 billion in total. The tariffs are introduced in response to supposedly illegal US subsidies to the manufacturer of Boeing aircraft. The World Trade Organisation (WTO) authorized their introduction in October.  On Monday 9 November, the...

Trump sets to introduce new sanctions against Iran every week until he resigns - 11/09/2020

The US Presidential Administration of Donald Trump intends to announce new sanctions against Iran every week before the end of his term, reports Axios news portal. According to two sources of the publication, Washington together with Israel and the countries of the Persian Gulf plans to introduce a "flow" of restrictions against Tehran within 10 weeks remaining until the inauguration of Democrat...

Greece announces new nationwide lockdown - 11/06/2020

The Greek authorities will only allow citizens to leave their homes if they have permits and will restrict the work of retailers. The reason for the new three-week lockdown was the 'particularly aggressive' wave of the number of COVID-19 infections: on Wednesday the country recorded a record increase in the number of infected people. To combat the new wave of coronavirus cases, Greece will...

Austrian Chancellor urges the police to focus on combating terrorism - 11/03/2020

The protection of objects in Vienna, where unknown persons staged shooting in six places in the city, will move from police to the armed forces. The police will take decisive action against those responsible for "this terrible terrorist attack," Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said. Chancellor of Austria Sebastian Kurz said it was a "horrific terrorist attack" in connection with the Vienna...

EU officials: Health care is overloaded by COVID-19 - 10/30/2020

After a Pandemic Summit on the situation in the EU, the President of the European Council, Charles Michel, said that the health system and hospitals in the union’s countries were exhausted by the second wave of the novel coronavirus. Ursula von der Leyen, President of the EC, reported that the commission has allocated EUR 220M to ensure the safe transport of patients in medical facilities in...

South Korea aims to reach zero carbon emissions by 2050 - 10/29/2020

South Korea's President Moon Jae-in has announced his country's plans to reach zero carbon footprint by 2050. Two days earlier, Japanese authorities had announced a similar initiative. Speaking to Parliament, the South Korean president said: “Together with the international community, we are committed to actively combat climate change and aim to achieve zero carbon emissions by 2050”. To this...

French trade minister: France is not going to stop importing Turkish goods - 10/27/2020

France is not going to boycott Turkish goods in response to statements by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, said Foreign Trade Minister Franck Riester. "This is not on the agenda at all. We will not act as Turkey does today," said the Minister on Radio RTl. Radio Europe 1 had previously reported, citing sources, that France was working on a response to Turkey. "After calls for a boycott,...

US leaves WTO without new arbitrators, challenges decision in favour of China - 10/27/2020

Once again, the US has blocked nomination of new judges to the World Trade Organisation ( WTO) appeals court. Around the same time, Washington lodged an appeal against the arbitrators' ruling, which found that the $234 billion rise in US tariffs on Chinese imports was unjustified. The USA appealed the ruling of the World Trade Organization court of arbitrators on China's allegation on the...

Study: Millenials are disappointed in democracy - 10/21/2020

A large-scale analysis on attitudes towards democracy through different generations was carried out by the Center for the Study of Democracy of the University of Cambridge. The millennial generation turned out to be the most dissatisfied in democracy. The authors suggest that in many nations, the disappointment arose from a wave of populism.  The researchers went through 3,500 surveys,...

Analysts name countries with best and worst pension systems - 10/20/2020

Analysts have rated countries with the best and worst pension systems. The pension systems of the Netherlands and Denmark were recognised as the most reliable, with Argentina and Thailand taking the last place. Because of the pandemic, residents of these and other countries will have to work longer and expect lower payments in their old age. Consulting company Mercer and the CFA Institute have...
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