The European Magazine


Urban elegance in Milan

Milan may be famous for its fashion scene and football clubs, but this stylish city promises so much more to visitors willing to dig a little deeper. Finbarr Toesland explores


Not enough hours in the day?

Research linking excessive working hours to poor health is nothing new, yet we continue to push ourselves to the limit. Something doesn’t add up. Finbarr Toesland looks at the argument for a shorter workweek


Unblocking the future

Alex Katsomitros speaks to Don Tapscott about innovation, leadership and the economic and social impact of technology


A New Year lift for mind & body

Jo Roberts takes her pick of the world’s luxury spa resorts and looks at the different ways they can see you begin 2016 at the peak of your powers


Cities of distinction

Ever since 1985 when Athens became Europe’s first Capital of Culture, the award has generated great anticipation for hosts and tourists alike. In 2016 two cities will receive the honour, Gillian Birch checks them out


RCB Bank Ltd: Banking you can trust

By combining its core values of trust, responsibility and excellence with a solid business model, RCB Bank Ltd has gone from strength to strength to emerge as one of Europe’s most dynamic banks


Transforming lives across Tanzania

Covenant Bank for Women Tanzania creates innovative products and services to ensure that women, micro and junior entrepreneurs in Tanzania can realise their dreams


Providing Romania with the energy to grow

As the third biggest energy producer in Romania, Nuclearelectrica is testament to the viability of nuclear to contribute clean, safe power into a nation’s energy mix


Is Europe creating a digital lottery?

David Mills, CEO, Ricoh Europe, discusses the EU’s Digital Single Market and examines whether standardising Europe online will have
the intended benefits


Paired for success

Alex Katsomitros speaks to business author Mark C. Winters about the key combination behind the scenes of many successful SMEs


Pulling numbers out of the air

Finbarr Toesland investigates the world of cloud accounting and asks whether new technology can help businesses make better and timely decisions


Achieving equality across the board

An increasing number of business schools are tackling gender inequality by running women-only executive education programmes. It’s having a positive impact, but for real change to occur, men need to be educated too. Alex Katsomitros reports


Krungthai Bank: on a journey of transformation

Krungthai Bank has outlined a series of measures to help it ensure its place among Thailand’s leading financial institutions. So far, the strategy is exceeding expectation


Islamic finance in Kuwait and the popularity of the sukuk

Nazih Hameed, Senior Associate, and Celeste Altamiranda, Associate, Al Markaz Law Firm, discuss the rise of the sukuk, and how Islamic financial institutions are gaining a new-found importance across the international economic arena


Digital Europe: streamlining for the future

Hampered by a maze of national regulations, Europe has failed to produce its own Google or Facebook. Can the European Commission’s ambitious European Digital Single Market strategy make the great leap forward? Alex Katsomitros finds out


Navigating the glass ceiling

Entering the world of banking in the early 1980s, Karen Penney found an industry dominated by men and with limited opportunities for women. Mercedes Amézola hears her story


New York City: be a part of it

It might be famous as “the city that never sleeps”, but as Sherelle Jacobs discovers, New York is a place that never stops reinventing itself