Monday

20th Feb 2017

Ticker

Volkswagen to cut 30,000 jobs, shift to electric

German car-maker Volkswagen plans to cut 30,000 job by 2021 as part of a turnaround plan agreed with labour unions, German media reports. The long-term strategy would shift the dieselgate scandal-plagued company to electric and self-driving cars. Meanwhile, the company plans to create 9,000 new jobs through investments in electric car technology.

Agenda

Pence, Greece and Brexit This WEEK

The US vice-president becomes the first senior Trump administration official to visit EU institutions. Greece's creditors try to break deadlock in talks, and British Lords will debate Brexit.

Analysis

Why Romania erupted in protest

Current anger over corruption laws can be traced back to a night-club fire in 2015, when many died because of lax safety standards. Romanians then realised that corruption can kill.

Opinion

The need for global cooperation in stopping Iran

Although Trump said he would tear up the Iran Nuclear Agreement, the new administration seems to want to work on a new policy toward Iran. Let's hope European leaders will respond in kind to this approach.

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