European Parliament gives green light to Christine Lagarde

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Christine Lagarde obtained Parliament’s approval to be the ECB’s next President, in a plenary vote on Tuesday. In the secret vote, MEPs voted 394 in favour, 206 against and 49 abstentions to recommend Ms Lagarde to head up the European Central Bank. The European […]

Facebook wins EU approval for WhatsApp acquisition; just a sign of the times

After a few months of sleepless nights, Facebook founder and young billionaire Mark Zuckerberg can finally relax a bit. The world’s largest social network will likely receive approval by the European Union for its $19 billion purchase of mobile messaging startup WhatsApp, reports said. Citing two people “familiar with the matter” Reuters revealed on Thursday […]