The French president's ideas about the future of the EU go in the right direction, economist Karen Horn told DW, but his centrist approach to reform will not lead to the bloc becoming stronger and more competitive.
The government has "now reached the point where we need to ramp up these preparations" in case the UK crashes out of the EU. Without certainty, businesses in the UK are hurting, said the British Chambers of Commerce.
Berlin is reportedly mulling to toughen rules on share purchases in strategically important sectors by non-EU firms. The measure is prompted by the fear of Chinese corporate giants taking over German industry titans.
From activists risking their liberty to block coal, to US businesses sticking with the Paris accord regardless of Trump, ordinary folk fed up waiting for change have outshone the big political players at COP24.
Another day, another deeply uncertain development in the Brexit saga. Chaos and uncertainty have become watchwords of the process, and business leaders are tired of the confusion.
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