Tag: European Union

Britain to Offer Fast-Track Visas to Bolster Fintech Companies

Britain said on Friday it would offer a fast-track visa scheme for jobs at high-growth companies after a government-backed review warned that financial technology firms will struggle with Brexit and tougher competition for global talent. Finance minister Rishi Sunak said that now Britain has left the European Union, it...

EU considers sanctions on Russia, Myanmar | European Union | Incredible Solutions Tech

At a meeting of the Foreign Affairs Council, European Union foreign ministers are expected to weigh fresh sanctions on Russia over the imprisonment of Alexey Navalny, consider penalising Myanmar officials over the recent coup, and discuss efforts to save the imperilled 2015 nuclear deal with Iran. Top diplomats from...

Biden tells Munich Security Conference ‘America is back’ | | Incredible Solutions Tech

In his first big appearance on the global stage, President Joe Biden promised the Group of Seven (G7) leaders during the virtual Munich Security Conference that the United States was recommitted to multilateral engagement. “America is back,” he said on Friday, breaking away from his predecessor Donald Trump’s isolationist...

Google Signs $76 Million Deal With French Publishers for News

Google’s $76 million deal with French publishers leaves many outlets infuriated Alphabet’s Google has agreed to pay $76 million (roughly Rs. 552 crores) over three years to a group of 121 French news publishers to end a more than year-long copyright spat, documents seen by Reuters show. The agreement...

EU nations unite ahead of WhatsApp, Skype privacy talks | | Incredible Solutions Tech

European Union members’ decision to take a joint stance in the privacy talks represents the end of a three-year impasse. European Union countries on Wednesday agreed to take a joint position in forthcoming negotiations with EU lawmakers and the European Commission on planned privacy rules governing Facebook’s WhatsApp and...

US annual trade deficit largest since 2008 financial crisis | | Incredible Solutions Tech

The gap in the trade of goods and services widened to $678.7bn in 2020 from $576.9bn in 2019, the US Department of Commerce said. The U.S. last year posted its biggest annual trade deficit since 2008 as the global health crisis depressed export markets for American companies. The gap...

Ireland says not informed by EU about triggering Brexit | Incredible Solutions Tech

Brussels reversed plan to invoke Article 16 of post-Brexit deal on Northern Ireland to restrict COVID vaccine exports. Ireland was not consulted by the European Commission before it briefly sought to restrict some exports of COVID-19 vaccines by invoking an emergency Brexit clause related to Northern Ireland, Ireland’s European...

France’s Le Pen, at record high in a poll, proposes hijab ban | Incredible Solutions Tech

French far-right leader Marine Le Pen proposed a ban on Muslim headscarves in all public places, seeking to build on a record recent poll putting her almost neck-and-neck with President Emmanuel Macron. The hijab policy, which would be contested in court and almost certainly be ruled unconstitutional, saw the...

EU reverses plan to restrict vaccine exports through Irish | Incredible Solutions Tech

The European Union has abruptly reversed a plan to use emergency Brexit measures to restrict shipments of COVID-19 vaccines from crossing the Irish border into the United Kingdom, after it sent shockwaves through Northern Ireland, London and Dublin. In a steep escalation of the EU’s fight to secure vaccine...

EU sets coronavirus vaccine export controls | Coronavirus | Incredible Solutions Tech

European Union trade commissioner says monitoring and controls of exports would initially last until the end of March. The European Commission said on Friday that it had agreed on a plan to control exports of vaccines from the European Union, including to the United Kingdom, arguing it needed to...

Vaccine spat heats up as AstraZeneca confirms plans for EU | Incredible Solutions Tech

Spat between AstraZeneca and the EU raises concerns about vaccine nationalism, as nations jockey for limited supplies. The European Union’s dispute with AstraZeneca intensified Wednesday with the Anglo-Swedish drugmaker denying the EU’s assertion that it had pulled out of talks on COVID-19 vaccine supplies. AstraZeneca said in a statement...

Laschet succeeds Merkel as German CDU party leader | Angela | Incredible Solutions Tech

Armin Laschet wins 521 of 991 votes cast during conservative party’s first ever digital convention. Centrist Armin Laschet was elected chairman of Germany’s Christian Democrats (CDU) on Saturday, succeeding Angela Merkel and putting him on course to run as the conservative party’s candidate for chancellor in federal elections in...