Mariano Rajoy, Spanish Prime Minister has insisted more unity for Europe. He even said that a banking union for the region should be decided this month. This was reported by El Pais reported in an interview that was published on its website late on Sunday.
Rajoy told El Pais that Spanish politicians are not influenced to the consequences of corruption. He even refused any similar accounting in his party in connection to a sludge fund scandal that has determined the center-right People's Party this year.
It seems the US automaker has finally started to make one of several calculated moves to boost profits in line with its rivals. That is why probably General Motors Co. has decided to pull the plug on Chevrolet in Europe. According to analysts, the move was long overdue.
An announcement was made by GM on Thursday, saying it will drop its mainstream Chevrolet brand by the end of 2015 in Europe. However, it will not include certain vehicles like the Corvette sports car.
A rare public hearing was conducted on Tuesday at Europe's human rights court about the secret network of black site prisons across Europe. These prisons are known to be used by CIA to interrogate terror suspects. According to reports, two terror suspects have been held by the US in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The lawyers have accused Poland of human right abuses.
According to lawyers, the two suspects have been trapped because of the CIA's program to kidnap terror suspects and transfer them to third countries. Also, the lawyers alleged that they were tortured in a remote polish prison.
The U. S. Immigration & Customers Enforcement officials in collaboration with European law enforcement agencies and Hong Kong customs authorities have taken control over 690 websites. The Europol said that these are the websites, which were indulged in selling fake products.
The names of products, which have been sold by the websites are, electronics, headphones, shoes and sports jerseys. It has been reported that websites have sold these articles on the 297 U. S. and 393 Europe and Hong Kong domains.
As per an interview of the Governor of the Bank of Italy that was published on Sunday, the European single currency will continue to be at risk if Europe is not capable of pushing ahead closer political and economic union.
Ignazio Visco told the Il Messaggero newspaper that a disintegration of Europe's financial union was a real threat back in the year 2011. Visco, who is member of the European Central Bank's governing council, says Europe's plans for banking union would not be complete without greater budgetary incorporation between member states.
Due to the fear that fungal black spot disease could spread to the 28 nation bloc, the European Union (EU) has levied a ban on South African citrus shipments.
The ban will be applicable on those shipments that are from the regions where the fungal disease is present. It has been found that 36 shipments were found to be contaminated with the disease.
"The introduction of citrus black spot into the EU territory would pose a serious threat to the EU's citrus-producing areas. For that reason, it is necessary to further restrict the import", said the European Commission.
The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control announced that there seems to have been an increase in the number of HIV-infected people in Europe and Central Asia by 8% in 2012. About 102,000 new infections have been accounted with an increase of 9% in the Eastern Europe and Central Asia.
As per combined report by the EU agency and the World Health Organization (WHO), number of new infections has been increased by less than 1% in some regions. The names of those regions are European Union and Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway.
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