British politics make Brexit a soap opera – and the whole world is watching. Like many observers, journalist Ina Verstl is shocked that the irish border issue hardly plays a role. A separation between Ireland and Northern Ireland could trigger a new era of violence. A journey around a torn land.
In the past, sin taxes were added to products that are seen as vices, such as alcohol, tobacco and gambling. Do sugar taxes help fight obesity? The answer is a resounding “maybe”.
When Ina Verstl went to visit the Ukraine last autumn to research its beer market, her journey takes an unexpected turn. The journalist finds a torn country heading towards civil war and is confronted with her family’s history. The result is a report in which beer plays only a minor role.
Over the past few weeks, Coke has been the subject of a very public outcry over its executive compensation plan.Why US-Investor Warren Buffett opposes Coke’s compensation plan but did not vote against it.
As calls for a sugar tax become louder – it may have to be introduced to curb obesity rates, the chief medical officer for England has said – food and beverage manufacturers decided it was high time to tell the government what’s what, and in a language politicians understand: the language of money.