Many pro-British citizens are vehemently opposed to the new trade barrier introduced between Northern Ireland and the rest of the United Kingdom as part of Britain’s departure from the European Union. Political leaders, including the British minister of Northern Ireland, had called for calm on Saturday. But on the outskirts of the Northern Irish capital Belfast, police witnessed riots.
The new lockdown in France will have adverse effects on the country’s economic growth, says French Finance minister Bruno Le Maire Friday. President Emmanuel Macron announced on Wednesday that the country will be locked for the third time on Saturday. France is one of the EU countries most affected by the coronavirus pandemic, and the measures taken resulted in an economic contraction of 8...
The Swedish maker of electric cars Polestar is considering an IPO. The sister company of car brand Volvo could be worth 10 billion dollars, about 8.5 billion euros, say insiders at Bloomberg News Agency. Apart from the plans for a possible IPO, Polestar is also considering a new round of investment after the company raised $ 500 million from investors last year.
The British satellite company Inmarsat is suing for interim relief to prevent a forced relocation abroad. Inmarsat now uses the 3.5 GHz frequency band for emergency communication with ships at sea, but the Dutch government wants to use that band for faster 5G.
On the eve of Nauruz national holiday, Kenes Rakishev, the President of National Boxing Federation of Kazakhstan, took part in the grand opening of two boxing halls in Nur-Sultan city.
By 2030, there will be enough affordable electric cars for sale in Europe to meet the ambitions of the Climate Agreement. There can also be enough charging stations and enough green power to charge the batteries. This emerges from a study by financial advisor PwC into the feasibility of electric driving.
The introduction of European rules to limit the power of large tech companies such as Facebook and Google mother Alphabet risks running late. This is because policy makers do not agree on how this should be done. This is what the British business newspaper Financial Times writes.
In Finland, AstraZeneca vaccinations will be stopped immediately. On Thursday, the European Medicines Agency (EMA) announced that the risks of the vaccine do not outweigh the benefits. However, because two recently vaccinated Finns suffered from blood clots, the country wants to first examine for itself whether there really is no possible connection.