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[Ticker] European Union returns to 2 percent growth

Added: 17.08.2017 7:44 | 11 views | 0 comments

There are signs of EU economic recovery, with 2.2% euro-area growth and 2.3% growth in the EU-28 over the second quarter of 2017, up from last year's 0.6%. Central/Eastern Europe was growing fastest: Romania (5.7%), Latvia (4.8%), Czech Republic (4.5%) and Poland (4.4%). The weakest growth was in Belgium (1.4%), Italy (1.5%), Finland and UK (1.7%), and France (1.8%). Data for seven EU states was not available.

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Carlsberg profits rise despite stagnant sales

Added: 16.08.2017 10:19 | 7 views | 0 comments

Danish brewer Carlsberg says its profits rose in the first six months of the year, despite a decline in consumption in the key eastern European market, particularly Russia.


Britain shamed over broadband speeds slower than eastern Europe

Added: 08.08.2017 8:26 | 18 views | 0 comments

UK came in 31st on list of countries with the fastest broadband speeds


[Ticker] Macron to focus on posted workers on Eastern Europe trip

Added: 08.08.2017 7:40 | 10 views | 0 comments

French president Emmanuel Macron will push for rules to better protect French workers from Eastern European cheap labour on a visit to the region later this month. Eastern countries have argued that they should be allowed to compete, using lower labour prices, in the West. Macron will travel to Austria, Romania and Bulgaria on 23-25 August, and will also meet with the prime ministers of the Czech Republic and Slovakia.

Sony Classics Buys Annette Bening’s ‘Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool’

Added: 07.08.2017 20:18 | 16 views | 0 comments

Sony Pictures Classics has bought all rights in North America, Eastern Europe, Germany, and Asia pay television to Annette Bening's "Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool." The film is premiering next month in gala presentations at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival. Vanessa Redgrave, Jamie Bell, and Julie Walters star in the romantic drama for...


French President Emmanuel Macron mini tour to focus on temporary workers

Added: 07.08.2017 15:38 | 16 views | 0 comments

August 07, 2017 10:38 PM
PARIS (AFP) - French President Emmanuel Macron will focus on the free movement of labour with a three-day mini tour of eastern European Union states starting Aug 23, his office said on Monday (Aug 7).


Italy’s ultimatum to EU - Eastern Europe must take migrants or we’ll block their cash

Added: 07.08.2017 14:37 | 14 views | 0 comments

ITALY’S former Prime Minister has delivered a furious ultimatum to Eastern Europe demanding they take a fair share of migrants or face economic sanctions.


Warnings as heat wave hits eastern Europe

Added: 04.08.2017 17:58 | 12 views | 0 comments

Swathes of southern and eastern Europe are sweltering in temperatures above 40C in a heat wave that has fanned forest fires, triggered weather warning alerts and damaged crops.


'Lucifer' Heat Wave Strikes Southern and Central Europe Amid Drought and Wildfires

Added: 04.08.2017 17:35 | 27 views | 0 comments

Large portions of southern and eastern Europe were struggling in temperatures above 40 degrees Celsius (104°F) on Friday in a heat wave that's been nicknamed "Lucifer" over the widespread damage to crops, weather warning alerts, and continued forest fires, according to Reuters. Italy and the Balkans were the worst affected, though the heat wave went as far north as southern Poland, and European weather hub Meteoalarm issued their highest grade "red" warnings for 10 countries. Two people have died from the heat so far, one in Romania and on in Poland, but many have been taken to the hospital after suffering from sunstroke or other heat-related conditions. Albania continued to fight against as...

U.S. Vice President Pence's hawkish tone on Russia contrasts with Trump approach

Added: 04.08.2017 13:55 | 5 views | 0 comments

When President Donald Trump scolded U.S. lawmakers on Thursday for clamping down on Moscow with new sanctions, his message clashed with the one that Vice President Mike Pence pushed during a four-day trip this week to Eastern Europe.


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