Yellen’s global tax plan faces resistance abroad and at home

KOENIGSWINTER, Germany (AP) – Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen marked a “historic day” last summer when more than 100 countries agreed to a global tax deal, aimed at putting the world’s nations on an equal footing in attracting and keeping multinational corporations. President Joe Biden tweeted that the idea was “Diplomacy is reshaping our global economy … Read more

Ukraine war pushes Brussels to break taboo with joint arms spending plan – POLITICO

Click play to listen to this article On Wednesday, the European Commission will roll out a plan under which it will take on a new defense leadership role by helping member states coordinate their increased military spending. The Russian invasion of Ukraine caused drastic changes in European defense policy, pushed Sweden and Finland toward NATO … Read more

Europe’s Most Influential Tech Players – Ranked – Politico

Welcome to the post-zoom hangover. if last year Focus on the pervasiveness of technology in our daily lives, and this year’s conversation hinges on finding a workable balance – between security and privacy, between innovation and sustainability, and between risk and responsibility. As the coronavirus pandemic has relinquished (finally, somewhat) center stage, focus has shifted … Read more

G7 warns of Ukraine’s grain crisis, asks China not to help Russia

Weisenhaus, Germany (AFP) – The Group of Seven major economies warned on Saturday of war in Ukraine Fueling the global food and energy crisis that threatens poor countries, urgent measures are needed to unblock granaries that are preventing Russia from leaving Ukraine. German Foreign Minister Annalena Barbock, who hosted a meeting of G7 top diplomats, … Read more

Germany’s digital health efforts are faltering. Is the Lauterbach strategy a ticket? – Politico

This article is the product of a Politico working group. Germany may be known for its efficiency, but that is not true when it comes to digitizing its health system. Since 2019, Germany has introduced three major new digital health laws covering everything from electronic patient records to the digitization of its hospitals. But in … Read more

Russian envoy to Poland hits red paint at war cemetery

WARSAW, Poland (AFP) – Red paint is smeared on Russia’s ambassador to Poland by anti-war protesters in Ukraine.which was banned on Monday at the Warsaw cemetery for Red Army soldiers who died during World War II. Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova condemned the attack, saying, “We will not be afraid,” while “the people of … Read more