How European Startups Are Battling Labor Laws For Developers and Programmers
Nerval's Lobster writes "The United States with its H-1B controversy isn't the only country going through that sort of immigration upheaval. As the cult of entrepreneurship spirals upward in Europe, the intricate vagaries of immigration policy on the continent are being newly scrutinized by our company-building classes. Freshly venture-backed European Internet companies want talent, and they are going to remarkable lengths to get it — but not always legally. Milo Yiannopoulos talked to whole bunch of entrepreneurs and investors in Europe about the fudges, shortcuts, workarounds and, in some cases, 'strategic decision-making' are — just about — getting their companies the talent they need. For example, one well-known Parisian venture capitalist told Milo that he knows of 'at least nine' startups in France employing developers illegally, keeping them off the books not only to avoid France's notoriously onerous labor laws but also because it would have been impossible, or simply too expensive, ...
Laurel Holloman's new abstract art show lands in Berlin
American painter Laurel Holloman continues her successful series of European exhibitions, after her first two solo art shows last year in Paris, France, and Venice, Italy; this time on German soil, in the heart of Berlin.
Britain, France press for U.N. inquiry on Syria chemical arms use
The European nations say evidence including soil samples and witness testimony indicates the Syrian regime may have used small amounts of chemical weapons. WASHINGTON — The British and French governments have asked the United Nations to investigate what they believe is credible evidence that the Syrian regime has used small amounts of chemical weapons in recent months, officials said Thursday.
European Countries Move to Toughen Stance on Tax Evasion
President François Hollande of France announced the creation of a special prosecutor of corruption and tax fraud and vowed to eradicate tax havens.
Orange France, EE In The UK Will Get First Facebook Home HTC First Phones In Europe In Summer 2013
Facebook announced them earlier, and now Orange France and EE in the UK have confirmed it: they will be the first two carriers in Europe to carry the 4G HTC First, the first Android device with Facebook's new Android launcher, Facebook Home, embedded in it. Although AT&T revealed pricing and preorders from today -- at $99 -- the two European carriers are still mum on how much it will cost and other details, except to note that the devices will be available this summer.