Swiss Federal Council to analyse sustainability effects of important free trade agreements in a targeted manner in future

  On  May 25, 2022, the Federal Council adopted a report entitled ‘Ex-ante assessment of the impact of free trade agreements on sustainable development’. The report identifies available methodologies that can be used to evaluate in advance (ex ante) the potential impact of free trade agreements (FTAs) on sustainable development. Ex-ante sustainability analyses can be … More Swiss Federal Council to analyse sustainability effects of important free trade agreements in a targeted manner in future

Increase in Ukrainian first-time asylum seekers

    In February 2022, 54 565 first-time asylum applicants (non-EU citizens) applied for international protection in the EU Member States, up 85 % compared with February 2021 (29470) and up 3 % compared with January 2022 (52810). The increase from January to February 2022 can be largely attributed to the increase in Ukrainian first-time … More Increase in Ukrainian first-time asylum seekers

What are the main destinations of EU export of waste?

In 2021, exports of waste from the EU to non-EU countries reached 33.0 million tonnes, an increase of 77% since 2004. Imports of waste from non-EU countries increased by 11% since 2004, amounting to 19.7 million tonnes in 2021.         Turkey: main destination for EU’s waste exports Turkey is the largest destination … More What are the main destinations of EU export of waste?

Broadcom’s USD 61 Billion VMware Buy Is a Bet on Unsexy Software

Broadcom CEO Hock Tan is building an empire out of low-profile but crucial applications for companies, By guest authors Aaron Tilley and Asa Fitch from the Wall Street Journal, Dean Seal contributed to this article. Broadcom Inc. AVGO  Chief Executive Hock Tan’s USD 61 billion deal to buy VMware Inc. VMW  marks the biggest bet … More Broadcom’s USD 61 Billion VMware Buy Is a Bet on Unsexy Software