[Ticker] Dutch inspectors arrive at Ukraine crash site

EU Observer - 21 juli, 2014 - 12:05
A Dutch team arrived at the Malaysia Airlines crash site in eastern Ukraine Monday and started the identification of victims, Spiegel Online reports. A spokesman for the pro-Russia separatists believed to be responsible for shooting down the plane said they are cooperating after Russian President Putin told them to.

[Ticker] Russian rocket supplier based in Amsterdam: report

EU Observer - 21 juli, 2014 - 10:53
Russian arms manufacturer Rosoboronexport which supplies the very same rockets that shot down the Malaysia passenger plane benefited from the Dutch low-tax regime and established a branch in the Netherlands, Volkskrant newspaper reports. Out of 298 casualties of the MH17 flight, 193 were Dutch.

EU under pressure to broaden Russia sanctions

EU Observer - 21 juli, 2014 - 09:25
The US and the UK are putting pressure on the EU to impose tougher sanctions on Russia in the wake of the Malaysian Airlines disaster.

[Opinion] Putin's real war

EU Observer - 21 juli, 2014 - 08:44
How many people - whether Ukrainian or non-Ukrainian - have to die, before the West faces up to the realities of Putin's war?

[Ticker] Fewer and fewer Brits in senior EU posts

EU Observer - 21 juli, 2014 - 08:38
The number of Britons in high-level EU official posts is to fall drastically as the current cadre reaches retirement, a new British Bankers’ Association report says. The number of British citizens in senior posts fell from 9.5% in 2004 to 5.3% this year, with few British applicants for new jobs.

UK foreign minister favours leaving EU if no reforms

EU Observer - 21 juli, 2014 - 08:29
Deep reforms on how the EU operates and is governed are needed if the UK is to remain a member of the Union, Britain's new foreign minister has said.

[Ticker] French CEO: Economy is in 'catastrophic' shape

EU Observer - 21 juli, 2014 - 08:28
French industrialist Pierre Gattaz has told Le Figaro that the economic situation in his country is "catastrophic" due to lack of investment and high unemployment. He urged the government to drop its 75% wealth tax and to stop its "zig-zag" policies in favour of new "turbo-measures" needed to restore growth.

[Ticker] EU looks on as Gaza death toll grows

EU Observer - 21 juli, 2014 - 08:28
The death toll in the Gaza conflict has risen to 436 Palestinians and 18 Israeli soldiers after Israel launched a ground invasion. An EU statement Friday called on Hamas to stop targeting Israeli cities with rockets and for Israel to "act proportionately", amid Israeli killing of hundreds of Palestinian civilians.

[Ticker] Migrants suffocate on way to Italy

EU Observer - 21 juli, 2014 - 08:28
Nineteen people have died from asphyxiation on an overcrowded boat carrying some 600 African migrants to Lampedusa, Italy, Ansa reports. The BBC notes that almost 60,000 irregular migrants have tried to enter Malta and Italy so far this year - more than the whole of 2013 and 2012 put together.

[Ticker] Iran nuclear talks extended until November

EU Observer - 21 juli, 2014 - 08:27
Five world powers and Iran have extended the deadline for nuclear talks from July until 24 November. The EU foreign service, which is chairing the process, said "we've made a lot of progress", but added "there are still substantial differences on core issues".

France and Germany in tussle over EU economics post

EU Observer - 21 juli, 2014 - 08:22
Germany and France are locked in a tussle about who should be the next EU economic affairs commissioner, a decision that will send a key symbolic message.

Mises U Day 1 Highlights

Ludwig von Mises Institute - 21 juli, 2014 - 06:00

Highlights from Day One of Mises University.

Why Faster Is Sometimes Better, But Not Always

Ludwig von Mises Institute - 21 juli, 2014 - 06:00

Booms and busts are brewing in the real economy, but computers that can quickly solve math problems won’t tell you much about how business cycles work.

Daily Press Summary

Open Europe - 21 juli, 2014 - 01:00
West threatens Russia with further sanctions amid growing concerns over crash investigation

Britain, France, Germany eye fresh Russia sanctions after plane disaster

EU Active - 20 juli, 2014 - 21:19

Britain, Germany and France agreed on Sunday they should be ready to ratchet up sanctions on Russia over the downing of a Malaysian jet carrying 298 passengers when European foreign ministers meet in Brussels on Tuesday (22 July).

Ukraine on Sunday accused separatist rebels of hiding evidence that a Russian missile was used in the shooting down of the airline that has intensified a showdown between the Kremlin and Western powers.

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The Right Way to View Entrepreneurship

Ludwig von Mises Institute - 19 juli, 2014 - 06:00

In this interview, Peter Klein and Nicolai Foss discuss new ways to study entrepreneurship.

Air disaster puts spotlight on French warship for Russia

EU Observer - 18 juli, 2014 - 18:30
France risks “international ridicule” if it delivers a warship to Russia despite the Malaysian Airlines disaster, but its intentions remain unchanged.

EU: Apple should do more to tackle in-app purchases problem

EU Active - 18 juli, 2014 - 15:12

Apple has provided no concrete and immediate solutions to tackle the problem of adults and children racking up credit card bills by making "in-app" purchases on tablets and mobile phones, the European Commission said on Friday (18 July).

Following concerns raised by consumer groups in a number of European countries, the EU executive called in industry members, policymakers and consumer protection authorities to discuss clearer guidelines in February.

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