The European Commission has to create a taskforce to combat the use of virtual currency, like Bitcoin, to launder illegally acquired funds and finance terrorism, noted the European Parliament in its resolution approved on Thursday, 26 May.
In their Thursday’s approved resolution, members of the European Parliament requested giving consumers more influence over the energy market. They propose stimulating collective procurements, energy generation in households, price equalization opportunities and make the process for changing energy suppliers or tariffs less complicated.
With the British referendum on the UK leaving the European Union, official statistics show that in 2015, 330 000 more people have moved to the country than left it.
To surpass differences in bilateral relations Russia and the European Union should form a partner dialogue on a fair and equal basis, Russian President Vladimir Putin evaluated in an article published in a Greek daily prior to his visit to Athens.
Don’t bother asking climbers why they climb mountains – chances are their answers won’t make any sense to you. According to George Mallory, the mountain climber who had conquered Everest multiple times, the most important thing is the feeling one gets when reaching the peak. This feeling is not something that can be accurately described.
With mass protests in France against highly unpopular labour reforms continuing, nuclear power plant workers have begun a strike on May 26.
The 34th Mille Miglia, the world’s most marvellous race, took place at the end of the week. The 1,000 mile race from Brescia to Rome and back featured several hundred historic cars. 450 cars from more than 40 countries participated in this year’s race.
An authoritative index of German entrepreneur optimism has grown unexpectedly, indicating that the business climate in eurozone’s leading economy is improving.
France’s tax officials have on May 24 conducted a large raid in Google’s offices in Paris as the American internet company is accused of unpaid taxes.
The finance ministers of eurozone countries have on the night to May 25 reached an agreement on paying next bailout loans in the amount of 10.3 billion euros to Greece and on debt relief.
In Lithuania more than 15,000 people have signed a petition for a law that would ban buying energy from the Astravyets nuclear plant being built near the Belarus border with Lithuania.
Records of Latvian authorities and satellite images provided by NASA could help Poland investigate the 2010 Smolensk plane crash, in which Polish President Lech Kaczynski and a number of Polish high-rank officials were killed, as reported by Polish Radio.