World, As Seen from the most beautiful islands: Ireland and Cyprus

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Christine Lagarde warns about incoming second wave of crisis


The measures taken by many European countries to control the second wave of the coronavirus create much additional economic uncertainty for businesses and families. President Christine Lagarde of the European Central Bank (ECB) stressed that the heavy toll the virus measures are taking on the services sector, which accounts for three quarters of jobs in the euro area, is of particular concern.

Ireland refused to go on complete lockdown


Despite recommendations from the health authorities, Ireland is not completely locked in the fight against the coronavirus. The Irish government rejects the proposal for a total lockdown for fear of extremely damaging effects on the economy. But over the next three weeks, more stringent measures are going to apply across the country, Prime Minister Martin announced. The government is asking...

Ground staff unsatisfied with KLM terms


Trade union FNV Aviation is dissatisfied with the way KLM’s ground staff are treated differently from pilots and is in danger of not signing the agreement on the adaptation of working conditions. This agreement is essential for KLM to obtain state aid from the Dutch authorities.

LVMH quarterly turnover is lower than year before


The French luxury group Louis Vuitton Mo√ęt Hennessy (LVMH) has had a lower turnover in the last quarter than a year earlier, but the damage caused by the coronacrisis is less than in the spring. Especially a revival in the sale of luxury bags and other fashion items limited the damage.

Goldman Sachs posted $10.8 billion in profits


The US business bank Goldman Sachs benefited from the increased activity on the financial markets in the third quarter. The bank’s trading branch did a good job with this, as did, for example, the management of stock declarations and stock exchanges.

Empty cruise liners head to Britain


The cruise ships that have been off the coast of Scheveningen and Noordwijk since May are about to depart. The ships stopped off the coast because of the coronacrisis. From the beach they were very visible. The ships are leaving for the United Kingdom because the weather is changing and they are a little gunned down.

World, As Seen from the most beautiful islands: Ireland and Cyprus

From Trinity st. to Limassol, Cyprus

Ireland and Cyprus have one thing in common. The most beautiful islands are divided. Even proportions are strikingly similar. Both nations strive for unity and a good glass of the news.

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