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Turkey Launches a Healthy Tourism Certification Program

Healthy Tourism Certification program was prepared under the leadership of the Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism, with the contributions of the Ministries of...

H.E. Jørn Gjelstad, Norwegian Ambassador

Norway Introduced Corona Act

Today I believe we have managed to control and contain the spread of COVID-19 effectively in Norway. I remember 12 March when the Norwegian Government...

Angela Merkel

Chancellor’s Scientific Background Could Save Germany

Today, we face the global outbreak of a disease that has the potential to catalyze what the historian Eva Schlotheuber terms a “pandemic of...

US

Apple Announces New iPhone SE

Apple has announced a new iPhone SE, reviving a mid-market brand it had discontinued in 2018. It resembles the form of 2017’s iPhone 8,...

Austria

Last Coal Power Plant Shuts Down

Austrian power provider Verbund has shut down its coalfired district heating plant in the state of Styria as planned. This means that coal power...

UK

Branson To Mortgage Caribbean Island

Sir Richard Branson has said he will mortgage his private Caribbean island to raise money to help his Virgin Group empire, as he pleaded...

India

Prime Minister Modi Extends Nationwide Coronavirus Lockdown Until 3 May

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has extended the country’s nationwide lockdown until 3rd May in a bid to contain the continued spread of the...

Coronavirus: EU global response to fight the pandemic

The European Commission and the High Representative today set out plans for a robust and targeted EU response to support partner countries' efforts in...

EIB Group contributes € 5.2 billion to EU response to COVID-19 outside the EU

The European Investment Bank Group, the bank of the European Union, today announced details of a comprehensive response to the coronavirus pandemic outside the...

50,000 eur support for musicians

British independent music label The state51 Conspiracy and Mascom company have set up a €50,000 fund called "StayCreative", aiming to help musicians overcome the...

US Abbott Laboratories launches test to detect COVID-19 in 5 minutes

Abbott Laboratories has received emergency use authorization (EUA) from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the fastest available molecular point-of-care test for...

Europe is Unprepared for the COVID-19 Recession

If there is one European body that has consistently demonstrated its lack of fitness for managing economic crises, it is the Eurogroup of eurozone...

New Zealand

Exports Still Growing

Dairy exports will be least affected by drought and coronavirus with exports up 6.2% to $19.2 billion in the year to June 30, the...

India: From Importer to Exporter

India’s active pharmaceutical ingredients (API) industry has come a long way since the 1980s when the pharma industry was heavily reliant on API exports...

Mexico

Volkswagen to Close Factories In Mexico

Volkswagen will temporarily close its factories in Mexico’s Puebla and Guanajuato states in a bid to preserve public health, amid growing worries over the...

Germany

Germany Approves Aid Package for Small Companies

The German government has approved another large aid package to help companies and individuals affected by the coronavirus pandemic. The aid package breaks six years...

Turkey

Public, Private Companies Rank Among Top 3 Electric Producers

Turkey has come a long way in ensuring power supply security, while increasingly leaning toward renewable energy resources to fulfill demand, according to a...

Russia

Testing Coronavirus Vaccine Prototypes on Animals

Russian scientists have begun testing prototypes of potential vaccines against the coronavirus on animals in a laboratory in Siberia, it was said in a...

Brazil

Seting Record for Highly Hazardous Pesticide Consumption

Brazil is not only the world’s champion in pesticides consumption (more than US$10 billion annually), but also the largest buyer of Highly Hazardous Pesticides...

Portugal

Lisbon Port Labour Company Notified of Insolvency

On 20 February A-ETPL, Associação - Port Work Company of Lisbon announced that it had been notified of the decision to declare its insolvency...

Japan

Tokyo Olympics postponed until 2021

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and the International Olympic Committee have agreed that the upcoming Tokyo Games "will be held by the summer of...

Portugal

Seizure of Angolan Billionaire dos Santos’ Bank Accounts

Portugal’s public prosecutor’s office said last month, it had ordered the seizure of Portuguese bank accounts belonging to Angolan billionaire and former first daughter...

UK

HSBC Bank to Cut 35,000 Jobs Worldwide

HSBC UK has said it will slash 35,000 jobs over three years as part of a major shake-up as it issued a warning over...

Italy

Juventus Extends Partnership With Allianz

Football club Juventus extended its sponsorship agreement with Allianz mid last month in a deal worth more than €100 million to the Serie A...

New Zealand

End of Iconic Car Brand in New Zealand

The Holden car brand will disappear at the end of the year after its owner General Motors announced it will no longer make right-hand...

Mexico

Mexican conglomerate Alfa Expects Sales of $17 Billion

Mexican conglomerate Alfa announced that it expects 2020 sales of $17.02 billion, down from $17.54 billion last year. It said it will make investments...

Canada

Rail Division of Bombardier to Be Sold to Alstom

French company Alstom announced last month it had agreed to buy the rail division of Bombardier, speeding up the Canadian firm’s fire sale. Alstom...

Turkey

Turkcell Inks Deal to Use Huawei’s Mobile App

Turkish telecommunication firm Turkcell has signed a deal with Chinese giant Huawei to use its mobile app infrastructure, becoming the first provider outside China...

Could Europe Deal With the Economic Impact of a Major Coronavirus Outbreak?

The Fear is Intensifying in Europe Coronavirus

The European economy slowed down more than was forecast in the last quarter of 2019, and it is still facing geopolitical risks while it...

New Technology

How Is Japan Using Technology for The 2020 Olympics

Autonomous taxis are set to shuffle visitors between the airport and sporting venues. Facial recognition will speed up security screenings for hundreds of thousands of athletes and staff. Automatic translation devices will be used to knock down language barriers.

Promotion

Fukushima Students Promoted Reconstruction Promotion

Six inspirational students from disaster-hit areas of japan have been sampling the olympic spirit, benefiting from a cultural exchange and acquiring life-changing experience through the ‘support our kids’ programme, delivered in partnership with the ioc and the swiss embassy

Environment

The European Green Deal Will Cost €260 Billion

On 11th January, the European Commission presented the European Green Deal – a roadmap for making the EU’s economy sustainable by turning climate and environmental challenges into opportunities across all policy areas and making the transition just and inclusive for all.

Current Issues

Hungary Opens Its Border To Serbia

Citizens of Serbia and Hungary can freely pass at all ten border crossings between the two countries as of today at 10.00, without obligatory...

Djokovic Brings Top Tennis Players to Belgrade

Serbian tennis player and the best tennis player in the world Novak Djokovic announced the regional tournament "Adria Tour" where he will gather the...

U.S. Adds $20.3 Million In New Funds For Assistance To Serbia

The United States Government announced an additional $20.3 million in assistance to the Government of Serbia, as part of amendments to existing assistance agreements These...

USAID: Communication With Consumers The Key

USAID Competitive Economy Project organized the eighth online panel discussion as part of the "Svet hoće domaće" initiative in order to inform and advise...

Serbia Most Sought After By Foreign Automakers

The investment in the automotive sector of Serbia in the last year amounts to 790 million euros Despite the crisis in the automotive sector, Serbia...

Hungary Opens Its Border To Serbia

Citizens of Serbia and Hungary can freely pass at all ten border crossings between the two countries as of...

Djokovic Brings Top Tennis Players to Belgrade

Serbian tennis player and the best tennis player in the world Novak Djokovic announced the regional tournament "Adria Tour"...

U.S. Adds $20.3 Million In New Funds For Assistance To Serbia

The United States Government announced an additional $20.3 million in assistance to the Government of Serbia, as part of...

USAID: Communication With Consumers The Key

USAID Competitive Economy Project organized the eighth online panel discussion as part of the "Svet hoće domaće" initiative in...

Serbia Most Sought After By Foreign Automakers

The investment in the automotive sector of Serbia in the last year amounts to 790 million euros Despite the crisis...