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European Commission slaps Google with €1.49 billion for violating EU anti-trust rules

The European Commission has fined Google €1.49 billion, or 1.29% of Google’s turnover in 2018, for breaching EU antitrust rules. The commission said that Google abused its market dominance by placing restrictions on third-party websites which prevented Google’s rivals from placing ads... ...
Tags: Travel, Google, Mobile, News, Internet, Eu, European Commission, Anti-trust

Google fined €1.49BN in Europe for antitrust violations in search ad brokering

The European Commission has just announced another antitrust fine for Google . The latest fine — €1.49BN (~$1.7BN) — relates to its search ad brokering business, which involves Google selling advertising space related to searches carried out on third party websites. Speaking at a press conference, EU competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager said the search giant — “by far the biggest” search ad broker in the region, with its AdSense platform taking a share in Europe of “well above 70% si...
Tags: Travel, Google, TC, Europe, Advertising Tech, Elizabeth Warren, Eu, Policy, Commission, European Commission, Antitrust, Adsense, Google Shopping, Margrethe Vestager, Qwant, Vestager

The ultimate Baltic road trip guide

The three countries that make up the Baltics — Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania — all gained their independence in 1991. Since then, they’ve pretty much been an uninterrupted Eastern European success story. The region’s newfound status as an economic and cultural hub — combined with the appeal of its expansive forests, sandy beaches, and medieval town squares — have attracted visitors from all over the world. Add in hospitable locals and a strong commitment to traditional cultures, and you have...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Russia, Eu, Finland, Silicon Valley, Latvia, Ussr, Estonia, Lithuania, Frank Zappa, Baltic Sea, Road Trip, Riga, Helsinki, Eastern Europe

Boeing to update control software

Five months after the crash of Lion Air Flight 610, and less than a week since the crash of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 — both involving Boeing 737 Max 8s — Boeing has announced that the plane model will receive updated flight-control software. This is an effort not only to prevent future incidents, but also to reassure the international community that its planes are safe to fly. Several airlines have grounded their 737 Max 8 planes and several countries, including the entire EU and UK, hav...
Tags: Travel, UK, Eu, Airplanes, Boeing, All, Ethiopian Airlines, Lion Air, MCAS Boeing

Boeing asks all 737 Max 8s grounded

Shortly after the US became nearly the last country in the world to ground its Boeing 737 Max 8 planes, Boeing itself issued a statement saying it would tell the FAA to ground its entire fleet. Dennis Muilenburg, president of Boeing, said in the statement, “We are supporting this proactive step out of an abundance of caution. Safety is a core value at Boeing for as long as we have been building airplanes; and it always will be. We are doing everything we can to understand the cause of the acc...
Tags: Travel, UK, Elizabeth Warren, US, Eu, United States, Ted Cruz, Airplanes, Faa, Boeing, Cruz, All, Ethiopian Airlines, Federal Aviation Authority FAA, Dennis Muilenburg

United States won’t ground Boeing

Although many airlines and countries, including the whole of the EU and the UK, have reacted to the Ethiopian Airlines crash by grounding Boeing 737 Max 8s or banning them from their airspaces, the US is keeping the aircraft model in the air. Several senators, from both the Republican and the Democratic parties, however, have called for these planes to cease operations until a thorough investigation determines the plane model is safe. Ted Cruz, chairman of a subcommittee on aviation and space...
Tags: Travel, UK, Elizabeth Warren, US, Eu, Bbc, United States, Ted Cruz, Airplanes, Faa, Boeing, Cruz, All, Ethiopian Airlines, Federal Aviation Authority FAA, Association of Flight Attendants CWA

Visiting Budapest: Suggested Itinerary, What to See & Do, and Where to Stay

Posted: 3/13/2019 | March 13th, 2019 Before I first visited, I imagined Budapest to be this rundown former Communist capital with little to do. But I was wrong. Dead wrong. Budapest turned out to be a vibrant city with a rich history, beautiful parks and buildings, bustling food halls, cool underground bars, and centuries-old thermal baths. There was indeed a lot to do. Since then, I’ve been back many times and have even led tours there. I love how Budapest’s drab exterior hides an inner warmt...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Eu, Danube, Austria, Budapest, Hungary, House, Bangkok, Stephen, Anker, Old Town, St Stephen, Margaret, Dracula, Buda

E-passport changes will cause longer queues for Britons, leak reveals

Allowing citizens from more countries to use e-gates will affect post-Brexit UK bordersBritish citizens using biometric passports to travel this summer will be confronted by longer queues than before at UK borders, despite promises from Brexiters that leaving the EU will make travel easier for Britons.A Home Office analysis seen by the Guardian has concluded that changes announced by Philip Hammond on Wednesday, which allow citizens from seven other countries including the US to use e-passports ...
Tags: Travel, Politics, UK, US, Eu, UK News, Britain, Guardian, Philip Hammond, Brexit UK

#UAE included on EU tax blacklist because of poor communication, UAE banker says | Reuters

UAE included on EU tax blacklist because of poor communication, UAE banker says | Reuters:The European Union’s decision to include the United Arab Emirates on its blacklist of tax havens was caused by “lack of communication” between the EU and the UAE government, the head of the UAE Banks Federation said.European Union governments updated a blacklist of tax havens this week, adding the United Arab Emirates and nine other jurisdictions, tripling the number of listed jurisdictions.The list was cre...
Tags: Travel, Eu, European Union, United Arab Emirates, Uae, Reuters, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, UAE Banks Federation

Cost of living around the world

Rent sucks everywhere . Half of the United States is rent-burdened, meaning they spend more than one-third of their income on rent. And when you hear a stat like that, sometimes you think moving to another country might help your situation. But the truth is, it’s tough around the world. To see exactly how tough it’s gotten, relatively, the furnished apartment experts at Nestpick examined 740 neighborhoods in 50 cities, then determined the annual salary a single person would need to live in ea...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Hong Kong, Europe, New York, London, California, France, China, Germany, Boston, Berlin, Singapore, New York City, US, Toronto

EU adds #UAE, Bermuda to expanded tax haven blacklist | Reuters

EU adds UAE, Bermuda to expanded tax haven blacklist | Reuters:European Union governments adopted a broadened blacklist of tax havens on Tuesday, adding the United Arab Emirates and British and Dutch overseas territories in a revamp that tripled the number of listed jurisdictions.The 28-nation EU set up the blacklist in December 2017 after revelations of widespread tax avoidance schemes used by corporations and wealthy individuals to lower their tax bills.EU finance ministers added 10 jurisdicti...
Tags: Travel, Eu, European Union, United Arab Emirates, Reuters, Dominica, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, UAE Bermuda, Aruba Barbados Belize, Bermuda Fiji, Marshall Islands Oman, United Arab Emirates Vanuatu

UN Special Rapporteur highlights censorship dangers of proposed EU copyright directive

David Kaye, UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression, has said that the European Union’s copyright law should not be at the cost of freedom of expression. Kaye added that the law should be modernised. The latest version (pdf) of the... ...
Tags: Travel, Europe, News, Internet, Censorship, Eu, European Union, Copyright, Un, Intellectual Property, Intermediary Liability, Kaye, Freedom Of Expression, David Kaye, Copyright Directive

EU to add Bermuda to tax haven list, Italy blocks #UAE listing | Reuters

EU to add Bermuda to tax haven list, Italy blocks UAE listing | Reuters:European Union finance ministers are set to add the British overseas territory of Bermuda to the bloc’s blacklist of tax havens on Tuesday but Italy is objecting to the inclusion of the United Arab Emirates, a document seen by Reuters shows.The largest review of the list since its adoption in Dec. 2017 is expected to see the number of listed jurisdictions triple from the current five.The Caribbean island of Barbados and the ...
Tags: Travel, Eu, European Union, Italy, United Arab Emirates, Oman, Pacific Ocean, Caribbean, Bermuda, Barbados, Reuters, Rupert Neil Bumfrey

Gender equality in STEM is possible. These countries prove it

There should be no shortage of inspirational role models for young girls dreaming of a career in science. Women have been responsible for some of the most important scientific breakthroughs that shaped the modern world, from Marie Curie's discoveries about radiation, to Grace Hopper's groundbreaking work on computer programming, and Barbara McClintock's pioneering approach to genetics.But too often their stories aren't just about the difficulties they faced in cracking some of the toughest probl...
Tags: Asia, Europe, Gender, UK, Science, Germany, Angela Merkel, India, Women, Eu, Unesco, Engineering, Innovation, New Zealand, Argentina, Denmark

EU states block blacklisting #Saudi, Panama over dirty money | Reuters

EU states block blacklisting Saudi, Panama over dirty money | Reuters:The 28 member states of the European Union all backed a decision on Thursday to reject a proposal from the EU executive to add Saudi Arabia to a blacklist of countries suspected of being lax on terrorist financing and money laundering.The decision comes after pressure from Riyadh and other listed jurisdictions not to be blacklisted.EU states said in a statement the unanimous decision was taken because the European Commission’s...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Eu, European Union, European Commission, Reuters, Riyadh, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Saudi Panama

Government confirms no changes to air travel to EU if UK leaves without a deal

EU has removed cap limiting flights to 2018 levels
Tags: Travel, UK, Eu

EU Justice Chief Stands by Dirty Money List Targeting Saudis - Bloomberg

EU Justice Chief Stands by Dirty Money List Targeting Saudis - Bloomberg:A European Commission money-laundering blacklist, which ranks Saudi Arabia as a high-risk country, is “the right thing” to fight money laundering and terrorist financing, the European Union’s justice chief argued as EU members states threatened to vote against the list this week.The list of jurisdictions with inadequate controls on illicit transactions and terrorism financing was proposed by the EU’s executive authority las...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Eu, European Union, European Parliament, EU Justice, Vera Jourova, U S Treasury, Rupert Neil Bumfrey

EU to broaden tax haven blacklist, weighs #UAE, Bermuda listing | Reuters

EU to broaden tax haven blacklist, weighs UAE, Bermuda listing | Reuters:European Union states have added 10 jurisdictions to a draft tax haven blacklist, including the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Bermuda, an EU official told Reuters on Tuesday, in a move that would triple the number of listed countries.The measure comes more than one year after the bloc decided to blacklist jurisdictions that are non-cooperative on tax matters and to monitor countries that commit to change their tax rules to...
Tags: Travel, Eu, European Union, Bermuda, Reuters, United Arab Emirates UAE, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, UAE Bermuda

EU and #Qatar sign open skies accord | Reuters

EU and Qatar sign open skies accord | Reuters:The European Union and Qatar signed a broad air services pact on Monday allowing Qatari and EU member state airlines unlimited airspace access between each other’s territories.The Comprehensive Air Transport Agreement includes provisions on fair competition, transparency, the environment and consumer protections, Qatar’s ministry of transport said.Both sides agreed to terms last month. [Author: [email protected] (Rupert Neil Bumfrey)]
Tags: Travel, Eu, Qatar, European Union, Reuters, Rupert Neil Bumfrey

EU blocked on dirty money blacklist that angered Saudis, US | Financial Times

EU blocked on dirty money blacklist that angered Saudis, US | Financial Times:Brussels has suffered a humiliating defeat in its plans to place Saudi Arabia and four US territories on a money laundering blacklist after virtually unanimous opposition from EU member states.EU diplomats said 27 of 28 countries, led by the UK, France, Germany, and the Netherlands, blocked publication of the list, which has also prompted fury in Washington and Riyadh.The strength of opposition means the European Commi...
Tags: Travel, Washington, Saudi Arabia, US, Eu, Netherlands, European Commission, Brussels, Riyadh, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, UK France Germany, Saudis US

ETIAS: Everything You Need to Know

ETIAS stands for European Travel Information and Authorization System. The new travel regime is coming into force from 2021 and aimed at fighting terrorist threats, heavy influx of tourists, and migration control. What is ETIAS? Europe is a world of pleasant experiences. It should be one of the best options for those looking to revel in the glory of multiple cultures and races. However, if you are confused about travelling to Europe, it may be a good idea to equip yourself with en...
Tags: Travel, Sponsored, Europe, Eu, Canada, Australia New Zealand, European Travel Information

Europe Coddles #Iran With Special Purpose Vehicle - Bloomberg

Europe Coddles Iran With Special Purpose Vehicle - Bloomberg:The European Union is trying to have it both ways on U.S. sanctions against Iran. It voices solidarity with the Trump administration’s concerns about the Islamic Republic’s rising threat to stability in the Middle East — most recently by expressing alarm at Iran’s ballistic-missile program and other “unacceptable behavior.” At the same time, EU leaders condone efforts by their member countries to skirt U.S. restrictions — as if to reas...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Eu, European Union, Iran, Middle East, Tehran, Trump, Islamic Republic, U K, Germany France, Rupert Neil Bumfrey

Weekly Roundup, Friday 22 February 2019

Enjoy the good life in the beautiful towns and villages of France’s Loire Valley this September. See details below. Good morningThere’s more craziness this week than I can remember for a long while, and much of it gleefully commented on in the last couple of items below.I prepared a review of a fun little gadget that I’d got prior to Christmas, and was going to present it to you this morning.  But I checked and could no longer find the gadget on Amazon, or on the official supplier website either...
Tags: Travel, Google, Amazon, Europe, England, London, California, France, Scotland, Trains, Miscellaneous, US, Samsung, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Newsletter

Gibraltar row means Britons might need andpound;52 visa to travel to EU

Visas can take up to three weeks to process
Tags: Travel, Eu, Gibraltar

EU announces additional EUR 50m for Iraq

The EU has announced an additional €30 million in humanitarian assistance. Another €20 million in development funding will contribute to the reconstruction of the country’s cultural heritage, as well as the creation of jobs and opportunities for vulnerable youth. The announcement was made by Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides (pictured), on the occasion of his sixth visit to Iraq today. Commissioner Stylianides said: “Each time I visit Iraq, I see the ho...
Tags: News, Iraq, Eu, Unesco, Iraq Business News, Kuwait, Baghdad, Mosul, Anbar, Erbil, Christos Stylianides, Stylianides, Medium Enterprises, Neven Mimica, Alexander De Croo, Iraq Reconstruction Conference

How Brexit will Change Holidays in the UK

Brexit will affect travel to and from the United Kingdom, but there is no reason to cancel your trip. Knowing ahead of time how regulations will change after Brexit is official March, you will avoid disappointments and extra fees. It depends on where you are coming from, but research will be the difference between getting sent back home and enjoying a successful holiday in the UK. EU Visas If you are from the United States, Canada, Australia, you don’t need a visa to enter the United Kingdom ...
Tags: Travel, Europe, UK, Eu, Britain, United States, Theresa May, United Kingdom, Brexit, Liechtenstein, Travel Blog, UNITED STATES CANADA AUSTRALIA, Norway Switzerland Iceland, Ryan Beitler, Paste Magazine OC Weekly New Noise Magazine

Star Wars-like Irish island for sale

If your dream is to pull a Luke Skywalker and live a hermit’s life on a private island inside a beehive hut, Ardoileán Island is the home you’ve been looking for. Also known as High Island, the 80-acre deserted island is located about 2.1 miles off the northwest coast of County Galway in Ireland and is on the market for $1.4 million. Photo: Google Maps Rising as high as 208 feet above sea level, the island offers incredible views of the North Atlantic. It’s also the site of a seventh-centu...
Tags: Travel, Google, Eu, Ireland, North Atlantic, Skellig Michael, Luke Skywalker, All, Richard Murphy, County Galway, Ireland island, Irish island, Island Sale, Star Wars island, Ardoileán Island

Best cities for craft beer in Europe

Whether it’s a weekend getaway or a summer of backpacking, no European trip is complete without a couple of cold ones along the way. You can find a pint anywhere, but having a decent experience at the pub or brewery isn’t always as easy as it sounds. The trick is to think beyond the big names of Munich, Dublin, and Pils. The best beer experiences happen in smaller cities around the continent where you’re free of the crowds of St. James Gate or Oktoberfest and can actually chat it up with loca...
Tags: Travel, Europe, UK, Sweden, Eu, Munich, Ireland, Amsterdam, Croatia, Norway, Belfast, Bristol, The Netherlands, Baltic Sea, Anderson, Malmo

What business leaders can learn from Jeff Bezos’ leaked texts

Joel Wallenstrom Contributor Joel Wallenstrom is president and chief executive of Wickr, a secure communications company. Before Wickr, Joel co-founded iSEC Partners, one of the world's leading information security research teams, later acquired by NCC Group, and served as Director for Strategic Alliances at @stake, one of the very first computer security companies in the industry. More posts by this contributor Exposure of your sensitive data is...
Tags: Travel, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Column, Human Rights, Microsoft, Privacy, France, Oregon, US, Eu, European Union, Cryptography, United States, Computing

#Saudi central bank governor sees no impact from EU terror financing move | ZAWYA MENA Edition

Saudi central bank governor sees no impact from EU terror financing move | ZAWYA MENA Edition:Saudi Central Bank Governor Ahmed Al-Kholifey does not expect the EU’s decision to add his country to a list of “high risk” countries to have any impact for now, Al-Arabiya TV reported on Thursday.The EU this week added Saudi Arabia, Panama and four US territories on Wednesday to a blacklist of nations deemed to be posing a threat to the bloc because of poor controls against terrorism financing and mone...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Kingdom, US, Eu, European Commission, Al Arabiya TV, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Ahmed al Kholifey, Saudi Arabia Panama

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