Credit Suisse said to mull spreading Brexit jobs across EU

Credit Suisse said to mull spreading Brexit jobs across EU

Credit Suisse Group is considering spreading its trading, investment-banking and wealth management activities across several European locations after Brexit, three people with knowledge of the matter said. Frankfurt, Madrid and Paris are top contenders for the bank’s trading hub, with Credit Suisse weighing a plan that includes locating investment banking, global markets and private-banking businesses in different cities, the people said, asking not to be identified because talks are private. The Swiss bank is backing away from Dublin and Amsterdam as potential choices, two of the people said. No final…

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After late response, European Commission announces strengthening of civil protection mechanism

After late response, European Commission announces strengthening of civil protection mechanism

The Commission proposed last week the creation of rescEU, a reserve at European level of civil protection capabilities such as aerial forest fighting planes, special water pumps, urban search and rescue and field hospitals and emergency medical teams. These will complement national assets and will be managed by the European Commission in order to support countries hit by disasters such as floods, forest fires, earthquakes and epidemics. Alone in 2017, over 200 people were killed by natural disasters in Europe and over one million hectares of forest have been destroyed….

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Presents from Santa Claus: average bill of €150 per family

Presents from Santa Claus: average bill of €150 per family

The cost of presents from Saint Nicholas (Santa Claus) amount to an average of €150 per family in Belgium. This emerges from an opinion poll of BD myShopi, the platform behind the mobile application of the same name. As part of this, 94% of parents having children aged up to 12 will give a hand to the patron saint of school children for his purchases. So as to find their inspiration, 80% of them will resort to special retailer leaflets. Santa Claus distributes presents to an average of three children…

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Glyphosate – controversially harmful substance

Glyphosate – controversially harmful substance

Glyphosate, for which member states of the European Union have just given a 5-year approval, is an active ingredient used in herbicides, the harmfulness of which is controversial. It is classed as being “probably carcinogenic” by the World Health Organisation (WHO). Glyphosate has also been subject to more favourable studies, some of which may have been influenced by Monsanto, the chemical giant, which used it in its product Roundup. The product has been used for more than 40 years as a herbicide in traditional agriculture. Developed by Monsanto, and present…

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