The United States wants to impose import duties on Italy, Austria and India. The charges are a retaliation for the planned digital taxes for US tech giants. This affects several American companies, including Facebook and Google.
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.
The European Union has imposed new tariffs on flat-rolled stainless steel from China, Taiwan and Indonesia for a period of five years. This should prevent the dumping of steel from these countries on the European market.
The short trip that Prince Charles made to Oman cost the British royal house some 210,000 pounds (229,000 euros). This is evident from the expected development of the royal family about their life. In January vlog Charles went to the country for a day to use his support of weight the death of Sultan Qaboos bin Said.
The European countries have not agreed on sanctions against Belarus because one member state is obstructing. Minister Blok of Foreign Affairs was ‘very disappointed’at the end of the talks.
The French plan to introduce new environmental taxes will not make the aviation sector emission-free. In addition, its introduction will result in the loss of another 150 000 jobs in a sector that is already under considerable pressure. That is what the International Aviation Organisation IATA says in a response.
The European Union and the United Kingdom will meet on Thursday for urgent consultations on the controversial British Brexit act that would jeopardise the hard-won agreements on Northern Ireland. EU Commissioner Maroš Šefčovič is travelling to London to ask for clarification from British Brexit minister Michael Gove.
The planned sanctions by the European Union against the regime of the Belarusian president Aleksandr Lukashenko “cannot yet be imposed”. The German DPA news agency reports that EU member state is bothered is Cyprus. That country makes it a condition that the EU also takes new sanctions against Turkey.