Fiscal equality in the book industry

A month ago, the Council of Ministers agreed to allow EU member states to lower the value added taxes (VATs) on digital publications, such as e-books, to align these with the VATs on paper books.  The taxation…

Goodbye, Dounreay: New jobs could be found in…

The nuclear site Dounreay is closing but new opportunities appear. The question is: Will it be enough to provide the locals at the northernmost point of the British mainland with a sustainable future? [caption id="attachment_8014"…

There is something a little fishy about Brexit

[caption id="attachment_7807" align="aligncenter" width="519"] Photo: European Commission[/caption]   Whilst Britain pull their nets out from the vast expanse that is the European Union, the issue of fish is largely unheard of by the consumers whose…

The Downside of the Digital Utopia

[caption id="attachment_7804" align="aligncenter" width="579"] (source: businesscrunch)[/caption] Digital technology is considered the solution to everything in the society we live in. One can do anything from organising a date to making a political decision, from paying…

The battle is real – EU arms for…

“Cyber attacks can be more dangerous to the stability of democracies and economies than guns and tanks.” - Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission, claims at his State of the Union at the European…

From industry to culture in the Ruhr Area.…

The German Ruhrgebiet was the largest industrial centre in Europe due to the coal-mining boom after the Industrial Revolution during the 19th century, However, in 1958, the coal-mining crisis started, which put a definitive brake on…

Loopholes in European esports gambling

The gambling industry adapts to the cross-border European digital sports market Confusion rests at the heart of projected revenue figures for esports gambling in 2017. Forecasters for the gambling industry project a worldwide revenue between…

Uber’s bumpy EU ride

American private taxi firm Uber has had a relationship of ups and downs with EU member states within the last 12 months, with London recently following Denmark as another area no longer making use of…

Earthquakes usher Groningen into innovative economy

[caption id="attachment_6601" align="alignnone" width="550"] Dutch flags wave in the green harbor of Eemshaven, windmills in the background extend far into the North Sea. Photo: Loly Velasco[/caption] GRONINGEN - Around the world earthquakes cause disaster and…