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


Formal complaint is filed against Amazon


The European Commission has lodged a formal complaint against the Amazon Technology Group for suspicion of distortion of competition. Brussels is concerned about the way Amazon deals with external vendors who sell their products through tech company sites. The US group is accused of collecting data from those entrepreneurs, which are then used to compete with the same sellers.

With billions pumped in, the nationalisation of AF/KLM seems to be unavoidable


France and the Netherlands are currently discussing whether Air France-KLM should issue new shares at any time. The French Secretary of State for transport, Jean-Baptiste Djebbari, said that this could also lead to ‘technical nationalisation’. According to him, the airline group as it stands still has enough money to survive until the demand for air travel is expected to pick up again.

Northern Ireland isn’t ready for border control


Northern Ireland is not ready to control certain goods transported between the United Kingdom and the region, although that border control is part of the Brexit conditions. Emergency plans are now being considered, according to a Friday published report by the National Audit Office (NAO).

This winter will be ‘punishment and challenging’ for airlines – Carsten Spohr


Lufthansa is still suffering from the crisis. The airline supposes it should double the current capacity if it wants to reduce the losses due to the pandemic, reports the company in a trade message. An increasing number of European countries are once again setting up lockdowns to limit travel movements and thus infections, thus jeopardising the good figures from summer holidays.

Government agreed on KLM restructuring plan


The Dutch Cabinet of ministers agrees with the restructuring plan drawn up by KLM in order to achieve a 15% reduction in costs in the coming years. This will enable the airline to obtain a total support package of EUR 3.4 billion that the government and banks have made available as loans. The ministers Wopke Hoekstra (Finance) and Cora van Nieuwenhuizen (Infrastructure) informed the House on...

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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