December 3, 2021

Key takeaways from ESI Digital Winter 2021

Published by Esports Insider Yesterday, Esports Insider concluded its final event of the year as over 170 virtual attendees opened their laptops to take part in ESI Digital Winter. With topics ranging from fan engagement to esports ecosystems, experts from across the industry collated to discuss some of the sector’s major talking points. For those who were unable to attend the conference, Esports Insider has compiled some of the biggest takeaways from the event. Before jumping into the article, many thanks go to our Gold Partner GRID Esports and Silver Partners Omnicoach and Nuvei for sponsoring the digital conference. We…


France appoints new special envoy to Syria

Published by Al-Araby France appointed former French ambassador to Malta Brigitte Curmi as its new special envoy to Syria on Wednesday. France has not had an ambassador in Damascus since closing its embassy in 2012, but has maintained special presidential envoys to oversee the Syrian file since then. During the appointment of its previous envoy François Sénémaud in 2018, a French government spokesperson said that the move did not mean that France would “reopen its embassy.” France has helped maintain diplomatic isolation of the Assad regime internationally. In 2018, France, along with the US and the UK, carried out…


Global tax deal leaves billion-dollar loopholes, Reuters analysis finds

Published by Reuters By Tom Bergin DUBLIN (Reuters) – Leaders of the world’s largest economies hailed a recent agreement to overhaul global corporate tax rules as key ensuring multinationals paid their fair share of tax. The October deal established a global minimum corporate tax rate of 15% aimed at curtailing profit-shifting to lower-tax jurisdictions such as Ireland, where many large international firms have their European headquarters. “It will eliminate incentives to shift jobs and profits abroad,” U.S. President Joe Biden in early October. But some companies could still use Ireland to reduce their tax bills …