Differences were "still too great to reach an agreement," German Chancellor Angela Merkel told reporters at the end of the two days of talks in Brussels. No date had yet been set for another summit to try again, but Merkel added that "we are going to have to return to the subject". The trillion-euro-plus budget, the multiannual financial framework, is meant to be operational from next year and run to the end of 2027. But the summit revealed stubborn differences between a handful of wealthy "frugal" states and a larger group wanting more money to meet both big European ambitions and to fill the 75-billion-euro shortfall left by Britain's exit from the EU last month. "Unfortunately we have observed it was not possible to reach an agreement, we observed we need more time," said European Council President Charles Michel, who had called the extraordinary summit and stewarded the talks. He said, however, he was right to make the effort: "As my grandmother said, to succeed you first have … [Read more...] about EU budget summit ends with no deal
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Hanoi traditional values feature in Old Quarter braised fish Rustic but delicious and delicate "Old Quarter braised fish", which contains many distinct culinary culture features, has becoming more and more popular among costumers, making it a famous dish under the brand of " Hanoi - 36 Old Streets”. … [Read more...] about Unique century-old house in the heart of Hanoi’s Old Quarter
In 2009, when the VN Index soared from 324 points to the year's peak of 630 points, the richest stock billionaire had total assets worth over VND9 trillion. But now, one needs to have much more to be listed among the top billionaires. KBC price hovers around VND14,950 per share. With 75 million KBC in hands, Tam now ranks 53rd on the list of top billionaires. … [Read more...] about How much is needed to be listed among the top stock billionaires in Vietnam?
From February 8-15, saline intrusion was reported to be getting more and more serious and intruding deeper in river mouths following tidal regime. Currently, the water levels on the Mekong mainstream are lower than the average for many years and the same period of 2016 at 0.1-0.8 meter. The water levels on Tien and Hau rivers have changed following the tide. Saline intrusion in the Mekong Delta is resuming at high level in February 19-20. According to Vice Director of the National Hydrology Meteorology Forecast Center Vu Duc Long, the Southern region enters roasting season with less rainfall earlier than usual. The hot weather is expected to begin from the second haft of March and last until the middle of May. In order to cope with the current weather, salinity-hit- provinces need to proactively implement many solutions to conserve and utilize freshwater for domestic use and agricultural purposes; raise awareness for leaders and residents about natural … [Read more...] about Drought, saline intrusion in Mekong Delta tentatively prolong until next months