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.
The European Union and the United Kingdom are once again trying to resolve the unrest over the Northern Irish border. They are going around the table to alleviate the consequences of Brexit for, for example, the customer of the Northern Irish supermarket as much as possible.
EU member states have agreed on a legislative proposal that requires multinationals to disclose their profit figures and how much tax they pay in each European country in which they operate. The rule should prevent tax avoidance.
Dozens of trucks have to turn around. Days of delay in Northern Irish ports. Packages from Amazon that don’t arrive. Empty shelves in the Northern Irish supermarkets. Threats to inspectors.
Police say at least eight arrested in Nicosia protest against government corruption and coronavirus restrictions. Police in Cyprus have fired tear gas and used water cannon in rare skirmishes with protesters rallying against corruption and restrictions imposed over the coronavirus pandemic. Hundreds of protesters on Saturday gathered at a park in central Nicosia where they were surrounded by...
Lorry traffic between the United Kingdom and the European Union seems to have returned to the old level in February. That’s what BBC News writes based on initiates.
The EU intends to two months may be thinking about whether or not they have at the end of last year, enclosed Brexit deal is final approval. The European Commission wishes to make a request to the British, who are not happy with the postponement. When the UK decides whether it agrees to the postponement, it is not yet clear.
Ireland has not been asked by the European Commission about the intention to restrict exports of vaccines to Northern Ireland. That is what Thomas Byrne, The Irish minister for European Affairs, said. According to the BBC, the decision could have led to controls at the border between EU member state Ireland and UK Northern Ireland, but was quickly withdrawn after criticism.