Articles tagged “eu”

Britain Begins Brexit Talks with the European Union March 29

Britain Begins Brexit Talks with the European Union March 29

Jill Lawless and Danica Kirka, Associated Press

For its divorce proceedings with Brussels, London comes to the table with strong cards. It is a business and tourism hub. Anything that damages outbound demand from the United Kingdom will diminish inbound benefits to the European Union, as well.

2 days ago

European Union Tightens Border Security

European Union Tightens Border Security

Associated Press

The European Union is taking steps to tighten security and various member states are simultaneously removing the welcome mat from desperate refugees and asylum seekers.

2 weeks ago

EU Angry that U.S. Visa Waiver Program Still Has Haves and Have Nots

EU Angry that U.S. Visa Waiver Program Still Has Haves and Have Nots

Associated Press

The EU wants the United States to broaden the visa waiver program to European countries currently excluded. That's probably going to be a tough sell to the new Trump Administration given the proliferation of terrorism incidents in Europe.

3 months ago

The UK’s Brexit Strategy Should Terrify the Travel Industry (But It Doesn’t)

The UK’s Brexit Strategy Should Terrify the Travel Industry (But It Doesn’t)

Patrick Whyte, Skift

The travel industry needs to wake up. Five months have passed since the Brexit vote and the UK government has still to spell out its plans. The British travel industry has been a huge beneficiary of many of the initiatives brought in by the EU and stands to lose out if it does not play a part in mapping out the future.

4 months ago

Expedia Joins Apple, Others When It Comes to European Tax Savings

Expedia Joins Apple, Others When It Comes to European Tax Savings

Bernard Condon, Associated Press

It would be hard for Expedia, like any other company, to say no to 26% tax savings. Time for a bit of reform.

6 months ago

British Rush Post-Brexit to Get Freedom-of-Movement Passports Before it Is Too Late

British Rush Post-Brexit to Get Freedom-of-Movement Passports Before it Is Too Late

Thomas Seal , Bloomberg

Even Brits who don't normally travel to the Continent for work and play are applying for freedom-of-movement passports so they don't get left out if the EU doors eventually close. Voters remorse?

7 months ago

Europe’s Tough Stance Against Google Could Shame the FTC Into Action

Europe’s Tough Stance Against Google Could Shame the FTC Into Action

Dennis Schaal, Skift

The European regulatory probe of Google on several fronts is putting pressure on the U.S.'s FTC to jump into the fray after bowing out under less-than-stellar circumstances a few years ago. Still, don't expect any meaningful changes in Google's practices until the regulatory processes likely wind through the courts.

8 months ago

Governments Should Only Ban Airbnb or Uber as a Last Resort Says EU

Governments Should Only Ban Airbnb or Uber as a Last Resort Says EU

Julia Fioretti and Eric Auchard, Reuters

Europe's hotels and taxis are regulated out the wazoo. We'd love to see a world in which those regulations were more sensible and regulations on the sharing economy were sensible, too.

10 months ago

EU Changes Visa Waiver Program Due to Terrorism Concerns and Migrant Crisis

EU Changes Visa Waiver Program Due to Terrorism Concerns and Migrant Crisis

Lorne Cook, Associated Press

Travel for Europeans in Europe could become more complicated. The EU is making these changes from a place of weakness and it's unlikely that the new rules will have the intended effect.

10 months ago

The EU Warns That Tougher Border Checks Would Cost Billions Every Year

The EU Warns That Tougher Border Checks Would Cost Billions Every Year

Associated Press

Better politics breeds better borders.

11 months ago

The EU Finally Mandates Sharing of Airline Passenger Information

The EU Finally Mandates Sharing of Airline Passenger Information

Lorne Cook, Associated Press

We understand the privacy concerns behind this, but we also know that this was more about bureaucracy than it was about either security or privacy.

11 months ago

The U.S. Should Give Norwegian Air Freedom to Fly, Says EU

The U.S. Should Give Norwegian Air Freedom to Fly, Says EU

Jonathan Sterns, Bloomberg

For all of the U.S. legacy carriers' complaints about unfair competition from Gulf carriers, the former have made it incredibly unfair for Norwegian in the U.S.

1 year ago