Bundestag decides travel vouchers

DAid is decided and all but the donor are dissatisfied is rare. But when the Bundestag decided on Thursday to create a regulation for vouchers instead of reimbursements for trips canceled in the Corona crisis, there was criticism not only from the opposition, but also from the travel industry. Too late and not enough for […]

European Commission drags Belgium to Court of Justice …

Theme image Photo: Shutterstock The European Commission is taking Belgium to the Court of Justice because our country has still not fully transposed an important directive against money laundering into national law. She requests the Court to provide for financial sanctions. Member States were supposed to implement the fourth money laundering directive by June 2017, […]

European payment system project comes to fruition

The project had been on track for several months. In 2018, the European Central Bank (ECB) wanted a European payment standard to be created, to have an alternative against the American giants Visa and Mastercard and the new Chinese players who are gaining ground. → READ. Banks working on a European payment system Thursday July […]

Belgium has the highest subsidies per inhabitant for fossil bra …

Belgium has the highest per capita subsidies for fossil fuels in Europe. This is evident from a study by Trends. According to the weekly, all the European Commission’s green and sustainable ambitions are likely to become a measure of nothing if it does not tackle subsidies for fossil fuels in Europe. However, Member States have […]

The European Parliament does not interfere in the affairs of the Czech Republic, he wrote to Sassol Babiš. He also condemned threats to deputies – ČT24 – Czech Television

According to a non-binding resolution approved by the European Parliament in mid-June, the Czech prime minister questions the independent performance of his function, as he participates in decisions on money from the European Union budget and also controls the Agrofert holding. Babiš has long rejected this claim, arguing that Agrofert has invested in trust funds […]

Photonics: a new chip industry is born

You cannot get a nicer compliment as an entrepreneur: the Dutch government invests 20 million euros in your company, to prevent foreign investors from stealing it. That happened to Smart Photonics, a young Eindhoven tech company that builds photonic chips. These are semiconductors that produce and process laser light on an extremely small scale. It […]

A fourth international conference to deal with the food emergency in Syria

After ten years of war, hunger is threatening the Syrians. The report is dramatic, when an international aid conference for Syria opened. Nine million people go hungry, that’s 40% more in a year, and the number continues to rise. Josep Borrel, Head of Syrian Diplomacy: “An entire generation of Syrian children has known nothing but […]

MEPs pressure EU to assess incidents at Almaraz nuclear power plant | Nuclear

Two events that have taken place in recent weeks in the two reactors at the Spanish Nuclear Power Plant in Almaraz, a hundred kilometers from Portugal, are raising concerns among those who, in both countries, question the extension of the life of these facilities until 2028. The Greens called for the Environment Minister’s urgent hearing […]