Cyprus already has a thriving tourism sector and now it is hoping to give Monaco a run for its money in efforts to extend its attractions beyond the sun and sea season.
China’s plan to resurrect its 2,000 year-old Silk Road trading route is bringing much-needed foreign investment to the Balkans, but Beijing’s growing soft power is undermining European Union influence in the region and threatens to set standards of business conduct that fall below the West’s expectations.
While many of Europe’s weaker economies are under fire for failing to manage ballooning trade deficits, Germany is feeling the heat for its huge trade surplus, with the most recent salvo fired by the US.
Sweden’s Scandinavian Water Technology has invented a detergent-free washing machine system, which may transform the way millions wash their clothes, saving an incredible 1kg in carbon emissions for every 5kg of laundry.
Visiting one of Italy’s temples of high fashion on Milan’s exclusive Via Montenapoleone can be a daunting experience.