Government Business And Finance

Czech lawmakers lift immunity for PM Babis over fraud claims

Jan 19, 2018

Lawmakers in the lower house of Parliament have agreed to lift the immunity from prosecution for billionaire Andrej Babis over an alleged fraud involving EU subsidies

EU urged to publish commitments from suspected tax havens

Jan 18, 2018

The European Union's top tax official is urging member states to make public any commitments given by non-EU countries wanting to get off the bloc's watch lists of suspected tax havens

New Czech minority government fails to win confidence vote

Jan 16, 2018

The new Czech minority government led by populist billionaire Andrej Babis has failed to win a mandatory confidence vote in the lower house of Parliament and has to resign

Norway government expands coalition, still lacks majority

Jan 14, 2018

Norway's two-party center-right government has agreed to include the small centrist Liberal Party in the Cabinet, but the expanded three-way government will still fall short of having a majority in parliament

Abe: Japan enters cooperation pact with Baltic countries

Jan 13, 2018

Japan's prime minister says his country has entered into a pact with Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania to boost economic and political ties with the three former Soviet republics

Court overturns verdict against Luxembourg tax whistleblower

Jan 11, 2018

A Luxembourg court has overturned a verdict against a former accounting firm employee who leaked thousands of secret documents to a journalist investigating sweetheart tax deals the government granted to big foreign companies

EU states urged to dig deep for bloc's budget, fill UK gap

Jan 8, 2018

Top EU officials are urging member countries to stump up more money to fund the EU's ambitions and fill a yawning budget gap after Britain leaves the bloc

Kosovo court finds 4 opposition MPs guilty of using tear gas

Jan 3, 2018

Kosovo court finds opposition MPs guilty of using tear gas to disrupt parliament

Belarus aspires to become leader in digital currencies

Dec 22, 2017

The president of Belarus has offered tax benefits and other incentives to information technology firms to turn the ex-Soviet nation into a digital leader

The Latest: Barcelona taxi drivers hail victory over Uber

Dec 20, 2017

Taxi drivers honked their horns in central Barcelona to welcome their victory over ride-hailing giant Uber in a European Union court ruling.

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