Turkey: Emmanuel Macron Meeting Erdogan to “Maintain a Dialogue”

DIPLOMACY: French President, Emmanuel Macron receives his Turkish counterpart, Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Paris today, despite the purges in Turkey … Syria, Europe and human rights in Turkey are the program of the meeting to be held this Friday in Paris between Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his counterpart Emmanuel Macron. This visit is the most important of …

Tax Optimisation: Google has Diverted 16 Billion to Bermuda in 2016

TAX EVASION: The tax optimisation technique of “Dutch sandwich” would have allowed alphabet, the parent company of Google, to save 2.4 to 3.7 billion in taxes in 2016 … In 2016, Alphabet would have made the economy billions of dollars in taxes using a front company and tax optimisation method called “Dutch sandwich” (Dutch sandwich). The parent company Google would …

Bitcoin: The ECB is Studying Ways to “break” the Virtual Currency

The course of the virtual currency flies to the point that economists predict a next burst this bubble. At the European Central Bank it is considering how to regulate Bitcoin. One member of the Board of Governors of the European Central Bank , the Austrian Ewald Nowotny has spoken in favor of regulation of Bitcoin, “purely speculative object posing a …

Brexit; Agreement Reached Between Brussels and London on the Terms of the “Divorce”

The UK and the EU have made progress deemed “sufficient” in the negotiations on the terms of their separation to proceed to the second phase of discussions on their future business relations, said the European Commission this Friday. Regarding Ireland, Theresa May ensures that “there will be no hard border”. The European Commission, which conducts the …

Caen has Links with Portsmouth for 30 Years

On 6th June 1987 the twinning charter between the two cities was signed. 30 years later, these cooperation agreements were renewed at the City Hall of Caen, Saturday, November 25, 2017. “It is very important that we celebrate these 30 years of friendship between Caen and Portsmouth, while paying tribute to my predecessors. “ Saturday 25th,November, 2017, in …

Brexit: Barnier Does Not Reject the Idea of ​​an Ambitious Trade Agreement

EUROPE: Michel Barnier said on Monday that the EU was open to an ambitious trade agreement with the United Kingdom, once the Brexit become effective. But he said that Brussels will not compromise on its red lines. The head of the European Union negotiator on Brexit, Michel Barnier said this Monday that the EU was ready …

Ten Roads blocked at the French-Spanish Border in the Pyrenees-Orientales

CRISIS IN CATALONIA: For several hours, protesters blocked roads in protest against the arrest of members of the Catalan government … A dozen roads were cut Friday morning in Catalonia by demonstrators protesting on both sides of the Franco-Spanish border against the arrest of members of the Catalan government, according to the Catalan Traffic Service. National 2, an …

Strong Economic Recovery Takes Hold in the Euro Zone

ECONOMY: Solid growth, falling unemployment rate … the economic recovery takes hold in the euro zone and exceeds own forecasts The euro zone continues to show economic recovery surprisingly robust despite the Brexit , the Catalan crisis or uncertainties that have posed in recent months several decisive national elections. According to a first estimate published on Tuesday by the European Statistical Office Eurostat, economic …

Skype, WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger … The European Parliament Toughens Rules

MEPs voted on Thursday a strengthening of Regulation “ePrivacy” to force the instant communication services like Facebook Messenger or WhatsApp to ensure confidentiality of exchanges. MEPs voted Thursday to toughen privacy rules messaging or email services like Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp or Skype aligning them with those of telecommunications operators. Only the latter were previously subject to regulation …