"What we're trying to do is provide the solid data, together with the satellites, that will tell us how the atmosphere is changing"
Head of Ozone Group, Deutscher Wetterdienst
"This study shows how governments in Europe ... are fuelling dangerous climate change and air pollution with taxpayers’ money.""
Overseas Development Institute
"Threatening to indiscriminately slaughter hundreds of thousands of civilians to protect ourselves is a stupid idea."
Executive Director, ICAN
"“This is a Christian country... If you go to Turkey or Saudi Arabia and start to discredit Islam, the reaction will be the same”"
Student who fled to Austria from Chechnya
"Thousands of seeds of a single species can be kept alive for tens or hundreds of years""
Maria Manuela Sim-Sim
Curator, Seed Bank A. L. Belo Correia
"He has independence at his core. It is not something that he has improvised"
Friend of Carles Puigdemont
"There will be no cheating. The process is set in a way that you can't cheat. Even at the precinct, the walls of the precinct or the doors of the polling places we will have the results posted."
"“My family are talking about Catalan independence in a WhatsApp group and it’s like hmmmm, I’m going to shut up,”"
Switzerland is to removed from the OECD’s “grey list” of countries accused of being tax havens,
as the alpine nation has signed a sufficient
The French Government has launched plans for a carbon tax in a bid to encourage industry and household to cut energy consumption.
The move will
Just days after striking a deal with France on banking secrecy Switzerland has handed over thousands of account details to French tax investigators
France has signed a tax deal with Switzerland to gain banking information upon request.
The agreement, which will come into effect at the
The US government and UBS have asked for a delay to a trial that could see Switzerland’s centuries old tradition of banking secrecy cracked open
It’s summer, which used to be a boom time for the mobile phone companies as people use their mobiles while on holiday. But now the European
Germany’s lower house of parliament today approved the country’s “bad banks” plan in a bid to end the worst German recession since the second world
The government in France is hoping a move to cut taxes for restaurants and cafes will help boost business and create jobs.
After years of
The International Monetary Fund has warned France of rising fiscal debts because of the recession and falling tax revenues. It has called on France
Luxembourg and Liechtenstein are moving closer to reaching agreement on implementing international tax standards.
The two countries say that by
The UK’s parliamentary expenses scandal has forced a member of the government to step down, the highest profile casualty of the affair so far
US President Barack Obama has vowed to overhaul his country’s tax policies that he says reward companies for shifting US jobs overseas.
Andorra has gone to the polls against a backdrop of uncertainty over its tax haven status.
While failing to win an absolute majority, the social
As the financial crisis prompts hard-up western governments to more aggressively seek out tax evaders, Liechtenstein has agreed to ease its strict
Whatever else happens in the next four years, history may judge Obama on this plan alone.
The numbers and the stakes are that high.
The trial has begun in Bochum of one of Germany’s highest-profile suspected tax dodgers, former boss of Deutsche Post Klaus Zumwinkel.
Struggling Germans hoping for tax cuts are being told not to hold their breath. Ahead of the ruling CDU party’s annual conference, Chancellor Angela