EU Investigation Puts Corporate Tax Evasion Under Scrutiny

Apple, Starbucks and Fiat have come under close scrutiny in an investigation by the European Commission over a possible loophole they believe the companies have been exploiting to slash their corporate taxes. The European Commission has launched tax investigations in various EU countries in the past, but this is the first time that specific multinational […]

Abroad on Broadway: One Block at a Time

This column is inspired by the now famous book Paris versus New York by Vahram Muratyan. Despite the enthusiasm it triggers among its readers, the book is deceiving in one way: it offers no actual comparison of the two cities, as the title implies. Indeed, it draws an inspired parallel of the two cities, but […]

Starbucks and Danone teaming up for new Greek yogurt line

On Tuesday, July 23, the French food giant Danone and the American coffee chain Starbucks announced that they were joining forces to launch a new line of Greek yogurt. Named “Evolution Fresh, Inspired by Dannon,” the new Greek yogurt products will make their first appearance next spring in North American Starbucks locations, which amount to […]

Fiscal Evasion a Large Topic of Discussion at EU Summit in Brussels

On Wednesday, May 22nd, Brussels hosted a summit for the leaders of the European Union (EU) states.  France, alongside the UK and Germany, lobbied for the four-hour session to include an in-depth discussion of tax loopholes and evasion within the Eurozone, alongside the scheduled talks on European energy policy ad infrastructure.  These talks were prompted […]