Spain Will Remove Catalonia Leader, Escalating Secession Crisis

Spain Will Remove Catalonia Leader, Escalating Secession Crisis

Fueled by economic grievances and a distinct language and culture, aspirations for an independent state in Catalonia have ebbed and flowed for generations. But the current confrontation has presented a vexing quandary not only for Spain but the entire European Union, pitting demands for self-determination against the desire to preserve the sovereignty and territorial integrity […]

Czech election: Billionaire Babis wins by large margin

Czech election: Billionaire Babis wins by large margin

Image copyright AFP Image caption Mr Babis and his colleagues celebrated their poll-topping performance Populist billionaire candidate Andrej Babis and his party have won the Czech Republic’s general election. Mr Babis, 63, is the country’s second-richest man and campaigned on an anti-establishment and Eurosceptic platform. With all votes counted, his centrist movement ANO (Yes) collected […]

Catalan independence: Spain pushes to remove leaders

Catalan independence: Spain pushes to remove leaders

Image copyright EPA Image caption Mr Rajoy said the government would apply Spain’s Article 155 The Spanish prime minister has outlined plans to remove Catalonia’s leaders and take control of the separatist region. Speaking after an emergency cabinet meeting on Saturday, Mariano Rajoy stopped short of dissolving the region’s parliament but put forward plans for […]

The 20 best hotels in Europe in 2017

The 20 best hotels in Europe in 2017

The views from Le Sirenuse in Positano, Italy have been endorsed by the likes of Meghan Markle.Le SirenuseGoing on holiday is like an escape from reality, and visiting a really good hotel can feel like dipping into a different world. As part of the Readers’ Travel Awards 2017, Condé Nast Traveller asked its readers to rate […]

BMW Headquarters In Europe Raided As Authorities Probe Alleged German Automaker Cartel

BMW Headquarters In Europe Raided As Authorities Probe Alleged German Automaker Cartel

The BMW logo outside the company’s headquarters in Munich. Image: AP Last July, Der Spiegel published something of a bombshell report, alleging that every major German automaker, including BMW, Audi, VW, Porsche, and Daimler, had been running a secret cartel since the 1990s. Today, it was reported that European Union authorities raided BMW headquarters as […]

Increased IT spending will boost digital transformation efforts in Europe

Increased IT spending will boost digital transformation efforts in Europe

European businesses are set for an increase in IT spending which should greatly accelerate digital transformation efforts within the next 12 months. That’s according to new research from CenturyLink, which found that over half of companies are set to boost IT spending over the next year to allow them to embrace the benefits of new technology sooner […]