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Merkel, Macron pledge to drive forward European reform – POLITICO.eu

POLITICO.eu Merkel, Macron pledge to drive forward European reformPOLITICO.eu“The issues that require our immediate attention are many,” Macron said. Although he said he didn't want to meddle in German politics, Macron opined that the preliminary deal signed last week between the two main German parties reveals “a real ambition …Europe jittery as crunch vote looms […]

Europe court suggests relaxed gene-editing rules – Nature.com

Nature.com Europe court suggests relaxed gene-editing rulesNature.comCrops and drugs created using powerful gene-editing techniques such as CRISPR–Cas9 might not need to be regulated by the strict European Union rules that govern genetically modified organisms (GMOs), according to a formal opinion from an advocate …and more » Source: Europe

China's investment in Eastern Europe will help it get to Western Europe, former official says – CNBC

CNBC China's investment in Eastern Europe will help it get to Western Europe, former official saysCNBCChina's spending in Central and Eastern European countries is helping clear a path toward more investment in Western Europe, one former economic adviser to the Serbian government told CNBC on Wednesday. Beijing's interest in Central and Eastern Europe …and more » […]

Data Case in US Sparks Concern in Europe – Wall Street Journal

Wall Street Journal Data Case in US Sparks Concern in EuropeWall Street JournalBRUSSELS—European lawmakers and companies worry that a lawsuit the U.S. government has brought to the Supreme Court could clash with European Union law, trapping tech companies between complying with U.S. data requests and strict EU data-privacy rules …and more » Source: Europe

Leonid Bershidsky: The new US tax rules are a gift to Europe – Salt Lake Tribune

Salt Lake Tribune Leonid Bershidsky: The new US tax rules are a gift to EuropeSalt Lake TribuneBut the new U.S. tax structure doesn't just mean multinationals will want to stay in low-tax European jurisdictions. It also gives these countries a potentially bigger revenue stream since it no longer makes sense to use royalty payments to […]

Broad Institute takes a hit in European CRISPR patent struggle – Science Magazine

Science Magazine Broad Institute takes a hit in European CRISPR patent struggleScience MagazineA decision from the European Patent Office (EPO) has put the Broad Institute in Cambridge, Massachusetts, on shaky ground with its intellectual property claims to the gene-editing tool CRISPR. EPO yesterday revoked a patent granted to the Broad for … Source: Europe

European jitters over German coalition talks – BBC News

BBC News European jitters over German coalition talksBBC NewsCoalition building after parliamentary elections is hardly a hold-on-to-your-seats-ladies-and-gentlemen kind of affair in Europe. It's often arduous and tedious for the parties involved, never mind onlookers – just ask the Dutch. Which makes the …European leaders, facing growing public unease, toughen up on immigrationFox News2018: The year […]

Japan and Europe Start the Central Bank Reset – Bloomberg

Bloomberg Japan and Europe Start the Central Bank ResetBloombergAsk yourself: Are monetary chieftains going to make policy more easy or less easy, assuming the upswing in growth is sustainable? The answer has to be "less." Still, skepticism abounds. For years, central banks were too optimistic in their forecasts …and more » Source: Europe

More Expensive Treasuries Have Japanese Bond Buyers Eyeing Europe – Bloomberg

Bloomberg More Expensive Treasuries Have Japanese Bond Buyers Eyeing EuropeBloombergEurope bonds will be attractive for investors who hedge their currency exposures as hedging costs have risen in the U.S., said Eiichiro Miura, general manager of the fixed income investment department in Tokyo at Nissay Asset Management Corp. While the …and more » Source: Europe

Group pinpoints riches hidden in Europe's mountains of waste – ABC News

Group pinpoints riches hidden in Europe's mountains of wasteABC NewsFILE – In this Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017 file photo, a woman walks by posters adverting smartphones at a mobile phone shop in Seoul, South Korea. Researchers have completed the first survey of valuable materials they say are waiting to be mined from …and more » Source: […]