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Money transfer service Azimo partners with Siam Commercial Bank for faster payments to Thailand

Azimo, the London-headquartered international money transfer service, has partnered with Thailand’s Siam Commercial Bank (SCB) to deliver instant payments for its customers from Europe to SCB bank accounts in Thailand. According to the World Bank, Thailand is one of the top remittance destinations globally, with $6.7 billion received from abroad each year, and Azimo says it remains one of the most expensive countries to send and receive money. That’s something the U.K. fintech wants to help chan...
Tags: Travel, Startups, TC, Asia, Europe, London, Eu, Thailand, Kent, Rakuten, Azimo, Greycroft, SCB, Siam Commercial Bank, EIB, Michael Kent

Romanian Virus Death Toll Rises to Worst in EU’s Eastern Wing

(Bloomberg) -- Romania is suffering a surge in fatalities caused by the coronavirus after tens of thousands of its citizens returned from Italy and Spain, making it the worst-hit nation in central and eastern Europe.The death toll surged to 69 in the past 24 hours, with more than 2,100 people infected with COVID-19. That’s almost the combined number of deaths in Hungary, Poland and the Czech Republic. The latter two countries -- along with Romania -- were among the European Union’s first after I...
Tags: Europe, News, Eu, Spain, Bloomberg, European Union, Ukraine, Unesco, Czech Republic, Italy, Romania, Health Ministry, Ludovic Orban, Hungary Poland, Suceava, Eastern Wing

Amazon follows Netflix’s lead, reducing streaming quality in Europe

Following moves by Netflix and YouTube, Amazon announced today that it, too, will be throttling streaming bitrates in Europe in an effort to conserve bandwidth. The online giant confirmed the move in a statement to TechCrunch, writing, We support the need for careful management of telecom services to ensure they can handle the increased internet demand with so many people now at home full-time due to COVID-19. Prime Video is working with local authorities and Internet Service Providers wher...
Tags: Travel, Health, Amazon, Apps, Europe, Entertainment, Youtube, Eu, European Union, Amazon Prime, Netflix, Youtube Amazon, Coronavirus, COVID-19

EU regulator reminds telcos to not breach Net Neutrality during COVID-19 pandemic

The Body of the European Regulators of Electronic Communications (BEREC) and European Commission reminded telcos not to undermine Net Neutrality by throttling “equivalent classes of traffic” on the internet. This comes as more and more people work from home and students take classes via video calls the EU due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “The European […] ...
Tags: Travel, News, Eu, European Union, Telecom, European Commission, Berec

Sector rallies around call for aid

More than 500 signatories supported calls for wage support, tax relief and financial aid, as the response by jurisdictions across the EU remained mixed.
Tags: Travel, Eu

Lockdown in Paris: Day 2

So after the government closed all of the non-essential businesses and cafés, movie theatres and restaurants on Saturday at midnight, the French decided to simply go for picnics with their friends and family in the parks and along the canals.  # Restezchezvous  ( # stayhome ) started trending, but it seemed most weren't listening. So, inevitably, tonight President Macron announced more strict measures will go into effect Tuesday at noon to restric t all movement in France for 15 days....
Tags: Travel, France, Eu, Paris, Health & Safety, Alsace, Macron, Around Town, Coronavirus, COVID

To slow coronavirus spread, EU countries and Russia join the list of countries officially closing their borders to all but essential travel

One of the defining characteristics of the European Union has been its strong policy of taking an open approach when it comes to borders in the region: the EU may be a collection of individual countries, but it works as one, and so when you travel from one to the other as an EU citizen, you can move as freely as you do within your own country. Now, in the wake of the novel coronavirus pandemic, all that is changing. Today the EU announced new measures to limit movement between borders within the...
Tags: Travel, TC, Europe, UK, Russia, Tech, Eu, European Union, Iran, Canada, Italy, Poland, Ursula von der Leyen, Coronavirus, Novel Coronavirus, COVID-19

Trump's EU Coronavirus Travel Suspension Explained: Who Is Affected And Will It Help?

Donald Trump has announced that the US is temporarily suspending most travel from Europe to the US in an effort to contain the spread of coronavirus.
Tags: Travel, Europe, US, Eu, Donald Trump, Trump

How Hard Will the European Flight Ban Hit the Airline Industry?

Among the many surprises to come out of Wednesday night's national televised address by President Donald Trump, the biggest was easily a travel ban slapped on most of Europe. Starting Friday at midnight, the government will suspend flights to and from the continent for 30 days. The ban affects the so-called Schengen Area--26 EU states...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Advertising, Eu, Airlines, Donald Trump, Coronavirus

US Europe travel ban meaning

I woke up this morning to an insane number of messages. Like, “Lady Gaga is dating your ex-boyfriend” insane. I went to bed in Prague knowing Donald Trump was going to address the nation at 2:00 AM local time, but I literally wasn’t going to lose any sleep over it. When I woke up, I knew the news wasn’t good. The messages were from dozens of people, all well-meaning, with screenshots of headlines saying “Trump bans all travel from Europe.” Obviously, my stomach sank, and a quick online search...
Tags: Travel, Europe, UK, London, White House, US, Eu, Prague, United States, Paris, Switzerland, Homeland Security, God, Lady Gaga, Donald Trump, Department Of Homeland Security

#SaudiArabia suspends travel, flights to EU, several other countries over coronavirus - Reuters

Saudi Arabia suspends travel, flights to EU, several other countries over coronavirus - Reuters:Saudi Arabia has temporarily suspended travel of citizens and residents and halted flights with several states due to coronavirus fears, state news agency SPA said on Thursday citing an official source at Interior Ministry.The decision includes the European Union, Switzerland, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Philippines, Sudan, Ethiopia, South Sudan, Eritrea, Kenya, Djibouti, and Somalia, source added, sa...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Kingdom, India, Eu, Philippines, Jordan, Somalia, Spa, Reuters, Interior Ministry, Rupert Neil Bumfrey

Japan, UNESCO agreement on Job Creation for Youth in Mosul

The Japanese Ambassador to Iraq, Mr. Hashimoto Naofumi (pictured), and Representative of UNESCO to Iraq, Mr. Paolo Fontani, on Tuesday 3rd of March 2020 signed an agreement in Baghdad in support of the project to support job creation for youth in Mosul. The project aims to foster sustainable job creation for youth supporting the return of IDPs through quality TVET training for skilled construction workers. The project will be implemented in synergy with other UNESCO activities under the umbrel...
Tags: Japan, News, Iraq, Eu, Unesco, Un, Iraq Business News, Baghdad, Basra, Mosul, Hashimoto, Hashimoto Naofumi, Paolo Fontani, Spirit of Mosul, UNESCO Iraq Office

Best things to do in Galway

Every year since 1985, at least one lucky city in the European Union has been crowned European Capital of Culture. Iconic destinations like Athens, Berlin, Paris, and Florence were all chosen within the first few years. But rather than return to these old favorites again and again, in recent years the EU has chosen to shine a light on cities that are often overlooked, but have just as much to offer. Chosen Capitals of Culture put together a year-long calendar of cultural and artistic events s...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Eu, European Union, Atlantic, Ireland, Florence, Michael, Galway, All, European Capital Of Culture, Moher Ireland, Wild Atlantic Way, Galway Ireland, Samhain, Lughnasa

Daily Crunch: Jack Dorsey defends his work as Twitter CEO

Twitter’s CEO defends himself from activist investors, Google takes additional coronavirus precautions and a fizzy drink maker raises $30 million. Here’s your Daily Crunch for March 6, 2020. 1. Twitter CEO’s weak argument why investors shouldn’t fire him Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey spoke yesterday at a Morgan Stanley conference, where he delivered remarks (also shared via Twitter’s investor relations account) that responded obliquely to activist investor Elliott Management’s efforts to pressur...
Tags: Google, Social, Twitter, California, Washington, India, Africa, San Francisco, Tech, Eu, European Commission, Michigan, Tripadvisor, Washington State, Jack Dorsey, Morgan Stanley

Airbnb and three other p2p rental platforms agree to share limited pan-EU data

The European Commission announced yesterday it’s reached a data-sharing agreement with vacation rental platforms Airbnb,, Expedia Group and Tripadvisor — trumpeting the arrangement as a “landmark agreement” which will allow the EU’s statistical office to publish data on short-stay accommodations offered via these platforms across the bloc. It said it wants to encourage “balanced” development of peer-to-peer rentals, noting concerns have been raised across the EU that such platform...
Tags: Apps, Europe, Internet, Berlin, Collaborative Consumption, Tech, Eu, Barcelona, European Union, Culture, Tourism, Paris, Amsterdam, Commission, Portland, European Commission

European Tourism Losing More Than $1 Billion a Month From Virus: EU Commissioner

As the coronavirus enters its third full month affecting the globe, the tourism industry is able to more precisely quantify the scale of its financial impact.
Tags: Travel, Eu

Aramco secures unconditional EU okay for $69 billion SABIC deal - Reuters

Aramco secures unconditional EU okay for $69 billion SABIC deal - Reuters:World No. 1 oil producer Saudi Aramco has gained unconditional EU antitrust approval for its $69 billion bid for a 70% stake in petrochemicals group Saudi Basic Industries Corp (SABIC), according to an EU filing.Aramco announced the deal in March last year, a move key to its diversification into refining and petrochemicals.The European Commission cleared the deal on Thursday, a filing on its site showed. Reuters reported o...
Tags: Travel, Eu, European Commission, Reuters, Aramco, Saudi Aramco, SABIC, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Saudi Basic Industries Corp SABIC

Austria restrictions for coronavirus

As the coronavirus takes root in Italy and people fear for its spread across Europe, Austria is taking steps to protect its citizens. On Sunday, Austria suspended train services to and from northern Italy for four hours to test two passengers suspected of carrying the coronavirus. The train, which came from Venice and was heading to Munich, continued on as the travelers were tested negative. Northern Italy — which borders Austria, Switzerland, and France — is currently on lockdown following a...
Tags: Travel, France, Eu, European Union, Austria, Munich, Italy, World Health Organization, Venice, All, Schengen Zone, Sebastian Kurz, Austria Switzerland, Europe Austria, Coronavirus, Coronavirus outbreak

Strange sex laws around the world

Sex is becoming less of a taboo topic here in the US. But while many of us are enjoying the liberation that comes with being able to express their sexuality, there are still many regulations around the world where something as innocent as sharing a kiss with your other half could land you in hot water. From illegal erotic music to jail time for doing the deed on a motorbike, the laws around the world are as varied as sex itself. Some rules are recent and in full force, whereas others are rel...
Tags: Travel, Japan, London, Indonesia, Australia, California, Singapore, US, Alabama, Eu, Uganda, Malaysia, Poland, Romania, Vietnam, Illinois

MIDEAST STOCKS-Banks weigh on #Saudi, #Dubai as most major Gulf markets fall - Reuters

MIDEAST STOCKS-Banks weigh on Saudi, Dubai as most major Gulf markets fall - Reuters:Most major Gulf stock markets fell onSunday, with Saudi Arabia hurt by losses in banking shares thatoutweighed gains in Saudi Aramco and Emirates NBD dragging theDubai index lower.Saudi Arabia's benchmark index closed down 0.3% asSaudi Telecom dropped 2% and the country's largestlender National Commercial Bank fell 1.3%. But the index was supported by Saudi Aramco, whichrose 1.2% in its straight fifth session...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Eu, Dubai, Gulf, Reuters, Saudi Aramco, Emirates NBD, Air Arabia, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, National Commercial Bank, Saudi Dubai, Jafurah, asSaudi Telecom, IndustriesCorp SABIC SABIC

EXCLUSIVE-EU to clear without conditions $69 bln Aramco, SABIC deal - sources - Reuters

EXCLUSIVE-EU to clear without conditions $69 bln Aramco, SABIC deal - sources - Reuters:EU antitrust regulators are set to give unconditional clearance to world No. 1 oil producer Saudi Aramco’s $69 billion bid for a 70% stake in petrochemicals group Saudi Basic Industries Corp (SABIC) , people familiar with the matter said on Friday.Aramco announced the deal in March last year, a move key to its diversification into refining and petrochemicals. [Author: [email protected] (Rupert Neil Bumfr...
Tags: Travel, Eu, Reuters, Saudi Aramco, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Saudi Basic Industries Corp SABIC, Aramco Sabic

The world’s newest countries

Much like human beings , the lives of countries take dramatically different shapes. Some lifespans are fraught with bloodshed, revolution, and unrest while others are lucky enough to enjoy peace and long periods of stability. Also like humans, new countries are born amid great fanfare, die when they can no longer sustain themselves, and sometimes even merge with each other to form a union. Whether formed through violent revolution, triumphant political autonomy, or the dissolution of a larger ...
Tags: Travel, England, Indonesia, Australia, US, Eu, Czech Republic, Egypt, Philippines, Italy, United Nations, Serbia, Ethiopia, Eritrea, South Sudan, Un

European Commission proposes Data Act 2021 to increase data-sharing between businesses and govts

Among the proposals for the European Commission’s ‘A Europe for the Digital Age‘, the EU has proposed that data-sharing between governments and businesses — including that of non-personal data — be increased. In the European Data Strategy released yesterday, the Commission has proposed a possible Data Act 2021 which will “foster business-to-government data sharing for the […] ...
Tags: Travel, Europe, News, Eu, European Union, Commission, European Commission, Personal Data, Non-personal Data, European Data Strategy

Brussels Airport to scrap facial recognition enabled e-gates as the system was ‘constantly defective’: Report

Less than 5 years after installing them, the Brussels Airport will scrap its electronic passport gates because they keep malfunctioning, Belgian outlet De Standaard reported. The automated gates use face recognition technology to compare each passenger with their passport photo, and open if there is a match. The e-gates, which were first installed in July 2015, […] ...
Tags: Travel, News, Privacy, Eu, Surveillance, Belgium, Facial Recognition, Brussels Airport, De Standaard

Facebook pushes EU for dilute and fuzzy Internet content rules

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is in Europe this week — attending a security conference in Germany over the weekend where he spoke about the kind of regulation he’d like applied to his platform ahead of a slate of planned meetings with digital heavyweights at the European Commission. “I do think that there should be regulation on harmful content,” said Zuckerberg during a Q&A session at the Munich Security Conference, per Reuters, making a pitch for bespoke regulation. He went on to sugg...
Tags: Travel, Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Europe, Germany, Russia, US, Eu, Commission, European Commission, Brussels, Sundar Pichai, Zuckerberg, Vera Jourova, Facebook Facebook

Schiphol clarifies 'no changes for UK travellers' during EU transition periodSchiphol clarifies 'no changes for UK travellers' during EU transition period

Airport said passenger's incorrect tweet had 'taken life of its own'
Tags: Travel, UK, Eu, Schiphol

Facebook postpones EU launch of Facebook Dating

Facebook has postponed the launch of Facebook Dating in the European Union, Ireland’s Data Protection Commission said in a statement. The regulator added that Facebook failed to provide it the Data Protection Impact Assessment of Facebook Dating when Facebook initially contacted the regulator about the launch. Facebook had planned to launch the service on February […] ...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, News, Privacy, Eu, Data Protection, Gdpr, Data Protection Commission, Facebook Dating, European Union Ireland

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