LONDON | By James Ball at The Guardian via Presseurop | British intelligence officials approved a US request to analyse and store the telephone, internet and email records of UK nationals, including those not suspected of any criminal activity, according to new documents released by former National Security Agency (NSA) contractor Edward Snowden.
MADRID | By Tania Suárez | European Red Tape has been subject to a lot of criticism due to its harsh conditions. A British Government report released on Tuesday claims that “EU regulation is strangling economic growth.” PM David Cameron said it was time for Brussels to “commit to more concrete measures to get rid of the unnecessary regulation which holds our businesses, and Europe, back.”
LONDON | By Victor Jimenez | The recent push for apprenticeships the Prime Minister favours could be costlier in the long run against the meagre savings in higher education spending achieved in the short term.
LONDON/MADRID | Telefonica UK selected as preferred communications service provider for Central and Southern regions in UK Smart Meter Implementation Programme.
MADRID | By Luis Arroyo | The Spanish government is simply enforcing the law–a law that the British government has signed. Madrid, unlike London, still has the option of increasing its pressure without pointless nationalistic antics like Royal warships.
LONDON | By Richard Laming | Fixing the problems of the Greek economy is not simply a matter of attending to the public finances and is a task that will take many years. But is not in the nature of the international bond markets to give sovereign debtors that long.
MADRID | By Luis Arroyo | The economic cycle goes up and down. But after a terrible crash as the one we have suffered, following a crazy boom, amid staggering losses of capital and jobs, you would be deluded to believe that the economy will fix itself.
MADRID | By JP Marín Arrese | Serving the public is a life-long profession that should never get stranded in the pitfall traps of money.
LONDON | By Victor Jimenez | That the CBI has aired a word in favour of their smaller colleagues reveals the extent to which the real economy strives to free itself from the anti-pro austerity meaningless conflict.
LONDON | FCC’s Merseylink will win a 30-year contract to design, build, finance and operate a new toll bridge over the River Mersey between Runcorn and Widnes.