Month: December 2017

Europe

The Brexit-Compromise

Juncker and May must go on, the Brexit clock is ticking. And they do not have a solution to the question of the Ireland border, so they find a compromise: “We describe the problem and list what the solution must contain”. Without having the solution. I do not want to be cynical. They must really…

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The Greens vs. EFSA, Germany, Monsanto and Cheminova

Why Germany, Monsanto and Cheminova are now bringing secret studies to court and what that has to do with the glyphosate investigation committee. Up until now, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has denied access to studies that they use for the evaluation of glyphosate. One of their arguments against the WHO study result (glyphosate…

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The Blacklist of Tax Swamps

17 states have ended up on the so-called “blacklist of tax swamps”. According to rumour, yesterday it was still 25 countries, then 20 and today just 17 remain. Behind the scenes there was tough lobbying so that certain countries wouldn’t be listed. Not a single one of the overseas territories of Great Britain, such as…

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Brexit and the Northern-Ireland-Border

The Brexit plans and negotiations of the Brits are so unprofessional and implausible that one cannot stop shaking one’s head. For example, there is the question of the Northern Ireland border. The majority of the two million northern Irish do not want to be cut off from the Republic of Ireland. They therefore want the…

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