# Europe

A policeman aims an LBD 40 40-millimetre rubber defensive bullet launcher with an attached camera during clashes with protesters in Paris on February 2, 2019
A policeman aims an LBD 40 40-millimetre […]

Riot control guns: the different choices made by European nations

The use of rubber bullets by security forces has become a source of controversy in France because of dozens of injuries to people during violent demonstration by "yellow vest" protesters
The European Commission blocked a planned merger between the railway business of German industrial giant Siemens and France's Alstom on Wednesday, arguing that they failed to address its "serious" competition concerns.
The European Commission blocked a planne […]

EU blocks Siemens-Alstom rail merger amid ‘serious’ competition fears

The EU did not approve of the proposed merger between the German company Siemens and the French Alstom in order to maintain the competition in the European market.
Teacher Romy Budach (C) from Frankfurt Oder's Chamber of Trades oversees the two Polish apprentices Dominika (L) and Monika during their apprenticeship to become hairdressers in Frankfurt Oder, Germany, 18 May 2017. 16 Polish 2nd and 3rd year hairdressing apprentices are currently doing a three-week hairdressing and cosmetics internship at Frankfurt Oder's Chamber of Trades. This student exchange takes place within the framework of the european youth exchange program "Erasmus+". Photo: Patrick Pleul/dpa-Zentralbild/ZB
Teacher Romy Budach (C) from Frankfurt O […]

EU: Brexit should not disrupt Erasmus students in Britain

Students in the Erasmus youth exchange programme should conclude their stays in Britain after Brexit, the European Commission says.