With its 3,000 or more islands, connecting Greece has never been easy. Aristotle Onassis, the late shipping tycoon, dreamed of doing it. A Canadian firm launched a seaplane business in the runup to the 2004 Olympics, and hardy entrepreneurs have tried to introduce amphibious aircraft in between, but all have drowned in Greece's Kafkaesque bureaucracy and opaque laws.Read More >
Ukraine's acting president has admitted his government has practically lost control of the east of the country, with his security forces "helpless" to stop a rolling takeover by pro-Russia gunmen.Read More >
Silvio Berlusconi will begin his community service on 9 May working with Alzheimer's patients, the director of the centre where he will serve his tax fraud punishment has confirmed.Read More >
A $302 billion, four-year plan to fund the U.S. Highway Trust Fund — and, in turn, any road and transit projects on the table during the period — was brought before Congress by the Obama administration through the U.S. Department of Transportation.Read More >
As part of a $302 billion, four-year plan to fund both infrastructure and highway funding, U.S. Transportation Secretary asked Congress to allow the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to boost its maximum fine from the current $35 million levy to $300 million.Read More >
“If I can just find a few thousand dollars, I know I can produce baguettes that people will love here.”
So said a participant at one of our workshops last year, talking about his dream of starting his own business. We take volunteers from all over the world to North Korea to conduct workshops on business, economic policy and law, so we run into these sorts of Koreans all the time. The DPRK is not all haircut rumours, nuclear tests and famines.
Vehicle sales in Turkey fell 8 percent in January to 32,670 vehicles from the previous high of 35,523 units in January 2013 according to national industry group Otomotiv Distribütörleri Derneği and Automotive News.Read More >