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Sunrise saga underlines broader problems in the EU’s #telecoms sector

Sunrise saga underlines broader problems in the EU’s #telecoms sector

| September 13, 2019

The escalating dispute between a Swiss telecommunications firm and its leading shareholder might seem like a domestic matter, without many knock-on effects for the European bloc. But the storm brewing between Sunrise, Switzerland’s second most prominent telecom operator, and German shareholder Freenet— which is trying to block Sunrise from acquiring cable firm UPC—is a bellwether […]

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#WorldWildlifeConference – EU pushes for better protection of world’s most threatened species

#WorldWildlifeConference – EU pushes for better protection of world’s most threatened species

| August 19, 2019

The EU joined other parties at the 18th Conference of the Parties (CoP18) to the UN Convention on Trade in Endangered Species (CITES), which started in Geneva, Switzerland on 17-18 August, to take additional measures to protect the world’s most threatened species against over-exploitation through international trade. CITES is a global treaty that seeks to […]

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#Switzerland conducts investigation against former Almaty (#Kazakhstan) mayor and family

#Switzerland conducts investigation against former Almaty (#Kazakhstan) mayor and family

| March 29, 2018

The Geneva Prosecutor’s Office is conducting its own investigation against Viktor Khrapunov, his wife Leila Khrapunova and stepson Ilyas Khrapunov, Zakon.kz reports. The criminal case is now at the stage of pre-trial investigation. “Yes, indeed, the Geneva Canton Public Prosecutor’s Office is conducting its own investigation against the members of the Khrapunov family on charges […]

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Let’s stay in faith to create a shared future in a fractured world – My experience #WEF 2018 @Davos-Klosters

Let’s stay in faith to create a shared future in a fractured world – My experience #WEF 2018 @Davos-Klosters

Following my lecture at MiP on the theme of “China and the World”, the week after, as my second time, I joined World Economic Forum at DAVOS (from Jan. 23 to Jan. 26). This year’s gathering was a bit different, simply put: divergently but also convergently. – writes Prof  Ying Zhang, Vice Dean and Professor @ Rotterdam […]

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Xi’s speeches light up global development path with #China solution

Xi’s speeches light up global development path with #China solution

| January 26, 2018 | 0 Comments

Themed ‘Creating a Shared Future in a Fractured World’, the 48th World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting was held in Davos, Switzerland from 23-26 January, write Wu Qimin, Pei Guangjiang, Zhao Cheng, Du Yifei and Bai Yang from People’s Daily. “The 2018 WEF theme revives the concept of ‘a community of shared future for mankind’ […]

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#WTO2017: Public forum focuses on ‘trade behind the headlines’

#WTO2017: Public forum focuses on ‘trade behind the headlines’

| October 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

The final clash of the 2017 edition of the World Trade Organization (WTO) public forum was held at the headquarters of the Geneva-based institution in Switzerland, from 26-28 September 2017, writes Mass Mboup, in an exclusive from Geneva.  The following are some highlights from the sessions, which were carefully curated by the external relations team […]

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#Swiss voters soundly reject corporate tax overhaul

#Swiss voters soundly reject corporate tax overhaul

| February 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

Swiss voters clearly rejected plans to overhaul the corporate tax system, sending the government back to the drawing board as it tries to abolish ultra-low tax rates for thousands of multinational companies without triggering a mass exodus, writes Michael Shields. Most Swiss recognized the country needs reform to avoid being blacklisted as a low-tax pariah. […]

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