Airbus Execs Say Company May Leave the UK in a 'Hard Brexit' Scenario The most obvious thing in the world has finally occurred and the only surprise is that it took so long! Yesterday, Airbus said it would “reconsider its footprint...
Exploring space is fun, isn't it? From the Sputnik launch in 1957, to the Apollo mission putting man on the Moon in 1969, to the two Voyager spacecraft launched in 1977 that are now the farthest human-made objects to travel...
Few things are as useful to countries as membership in a progressive organization with business links around the world. For the 53 Commonwealth of Nations members meeting in London this week it's a chance to discuss ideas, policies, united positions...
Unlike the south of Ireland which broke away from Great Britain in a gradual process that began in 1921 and completed in 1949, the 6 northern counties of Ireland remained loyal to the United Kingdom over the past 477...
Time is running down on the Brexit clock (399 days and counting!) and the default path seems the only way that will allow a smooth and orderly Brexit in a timeframe that could be construed as reasonable to British...
A new report by a prestigious polling firm says that a so-called 'No-Deal' WTO-style Brexit could cost one EU country €5.5 billion over the next two years, as opposed to a Brexit with a trade agreement where losses for...
While UK Prime Minister Theresa May continues to take the path of least resistance towards Brexit (all the while courting and fawning over EU politicians) Conservative backbenchers are said to be considering their chances of staging a coup against...
As European Union negotiators can't see any reason to support Brexit, they will continue to keep the European Union's best interests in mind -- which is to say, they will try to stop, slow, obfuscate, or otherwise derail the...
The People of the United Kingdom voted in the June 23, 2016 Brexit referendum to decide whether to continue their country's EU membership -- a vote won by the 'Leave' campaign with a 52-48 per cent margin of victory. This...
As far as years go, UK Prime Minister Theresa May must be glad to see the end of 2017 as are many others in Britain and around the world. In matters Brexit, it was a year of low-level chaos...
"It was a dark and stormy night; the rain fell in torrents — except at occasional intervals, when it was checked by a violent gust of wind which swept up the streets (for it is in London that our...
Just as Theresa May's government appeared to be on the brink of collapse, the European Commission President asked the British Prime Minister to meet him in Brussels to jointly announce that negotiators had achieved the breakthrough needed in order...
It's starting to heat up in Brexit-land after 17 months of jockeying for position, and this month more than any month since June 2016 might indicate whether UK Prime Minister Theresa May's critics are right or wrong. Will Theresa May...
The Embassy of the Kingdom of The Netherlands in Abu Dhabi launched a new Visa Application Centre in the capital city of Abu Dhabi to bring enhanced accessibility and greater convenience to residents of the United Arab Emirates (UAE)...
It's said without Cannes there's no Majestic and without Majestic, no Cannes. In a in-depth piece, Rahma Rachdi analyses the evolution of the world famous hotel from its inception to the present day, and the loyalty it has been...

Cannes 2016

A beautiful casting of notorious directors and glamorous actors With the Cannes 2016 all set to be opened from 11th May to 22nd May, excitement is in the air. The festival will be attended by leading stars and directors from...
8th April 2014 will see the commencement of the Annual Investment Meeting (AIM) in Dubai which will see delegates from all over the world, including the Sakha Republic of Russia, for whom this meeting is an inaugural participation. Otherwise...
Tensions mar Kiev on the fourth day following the sudden step-up of an otherwise peaceful protestation at Independence Street, on the 18th February. Ukraine got the first hint of trouble in November 2013 when its national government refused an agreement...
Today's ECB meeting and subsequent speech by Draghi will shape the future outlook in the markets and will define future policy directions. Words used by influential policymakers often work effectively to shape the future of the financial markets. ECB Chairman,...

Merkel’s biggest test

The election of Angela Merkel for a third term highlights lingering and new issues that she will face and how her legacy is defined by her agenda. That Angela Merkel has been elected for a third term shows she has...
European destinations find favour with Middle Eastern travelers, where they spend significantly more than the average traveler and stay longer. According to a study by the leading price comparison site HotelsCombined, Middle Easterners traveling to Europe increased by 45 percent...
EU business leaders are pessimistic and are urgently demanding change -- but remain optimistic on the long-term prospects for prosperity and global prominence. This is the core message of the 2013 'State of the European Union' survey released today...