France and the UK should be ashamed of their immature squabbles

The writer is special adviser to the Institut Montaigne and a visiting research professor at King’s College London  In the Suez crisis of October 1956, France and the UK were…

BMW left to play electric car catch-up after a pioneering charge

On stage at the launch of BMW’s all-electric i3 in 2013, Herbert Diess claimed the company had “completely redesigned mobility”. The model, one of the first mass-market electric cars, would,…

UK government considers urgent changes to ‘close’ gaps in MPs’ security

The UK government said on Sunday it was urgently looking to “close” gaps in security for parliamentarians, with measures such as police protection during constituent meetings under consideration following the…

Supply chain lessons from Long Beach

I know you’re hearing a lot about something called ‘supply chains’,” said US president Joe Biden last week, in a speech explaining to Americans why their sneakers, toasters, bicycles and…

Belgium’s shift from nuclear under fire as gas price surge strains Europe

While EU officials have argued in Brussels this month over the relative merits of nuclear energy and gas, residents of a small town 60km east of the Belgian capital had…

Mayer Brown faces calls for boycott over Hong Kong Tiananmen statue removal

Mayer Brown is facing calls for a boycott of its services in China after the US law firm pulled out of helping a local university remove a memorial to the…

Gig jobs: Lyfts to wages make it tougher for platforms to Deliveroo

Gig economy companies say they excel in moving goods or people around. Critics say their core business is selling the labour of insecure workers at rock-bottom rates. Rising wage rates…

Mikheil Saakashvili’s detention further complicates Georgia-EU relations

After Mikheil Saakashvili met members of the European parliament last month, they urged the former Georgian president turned exiled oppositionist not to return to a country where he faced arrest…

Young workers have a better grip on the need to unplug

If you were running a G7 country where drivers were queueing for petrol while businesses were struggling with soaring gas prices and Covid victims’ families were demanding a response to…

Lex-in-depth: does Uber deserve its $91bn valuation?

Low prices made Uber into a global sensation. Now they threaten its future. Cheap fares kept the ride-hailing app on the road through its worst years, despite accusations of aggressive…