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Musk primed to snub EU ‘bureaucracy’ and build new Tesla gigafactory in the UK

At a shareholder conference last week, the Tesla CEO unveils plans to build an additional 10-12 large-scale electric vehicle manufacturing facilities, known as gigafactories. Mr Musk noted that these new plants will “really be Gigafactories,” and would aim for output of between one and a half to two million units per factory. He also noted […]

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World

UK expats in Spain report ‘dreadful’ living conditions amid bureaucracy: ‘No human rights’

Spain is home to one of the world’s largest groups of expats, with thousands of UK citizens upping sticks to the Iberian nation, lured by its sunshine, beaches and rich culture. However, for one group of elderly Britons, their Spanish retirement dreams have morphed into a collective nightmare. A neighbourhood of around 200 mostly British […]

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Canada

From bureaucracy to the battlefield — the Governor General’s Foot Guards turn 150 | CBC News

The roots of one of Canada’s most easily recognizable military reserve units might raise a few eyebrows within the starchy, buttoned-down ranks of Ottawa’s civil servants. The Governor General’s Foot Guards — that scarlet-draped, bear-skin-hatted regiment familiar to visiting tourists in the nation’s capital — turns 150 years old today. The unit’s marching band and changing-of-the-guard ceremony on Parliament […]

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UK

How Norway’s Largest Bureaucracy Optimises for Fast Flow

To optimise for fast flow, the Norwegian Labour and Welfare Administration has adopted a teams-first approach. High-performing teams need autonomy, and they also require direction and alignment. Solutions should be adopted by the teams within their context, abilities, and cognitive capacity. Audun Fauchald Strand and Truls Jørgensen from the Norwegian Labour and Welfare Administration (NAV) […]

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World

Desperate Ukraine tells U.S. ‘bureaucracy’ is no excuse for failing to provide critical weapons and ammunition

A monument to Taras Shevchenko is seen near a residential building destroyed by the russian army shelling in Borodyanka, Kyiv Region, north-central Ukraine. Hennadii Minchenko | Nurphoto | Getty Images WASHINGTON – A Ukrainian delegation warned U.S. officials in Washington this week that security assistance packages are not arriving quick enough in the besieged country, […]

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Entertainment

Is A Toothless Federal Bureaucracy Devoted To Ecosystem Protection Capable Of Doing Its Job?

First, principally, there are four federal agencies involved—the National Park Service (two national parks), US Fish and Wildlife Service (three wildlife refuges plus threatened and endangered species) and the Bureau of Land Management, all of which are under the US Department of Interior; and the US Forest Service (with five national forests consolidated from seven) […]

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Celebrities

Amanda Holden slams ‘ridiculous bureaucracy’ of UK as she heads to Ukraine border

Britain’s Got Talent judge Amanda Holden has slammed the UK government for its “ridiculous bureaucracy” following her arrival in Ukraine. The Heart FM radio presenter, 51, travelled to the Eastern European country to document the humanitarian crisis that it’s facing, as Russia continues its bombardment of the country. In view of her 1.8 million followers, […]

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Science

‘Too much bureaucracy!’ Brexit Britain slashes red tape to create new £800m research fund

Dominic Cummings, the former advisor to Prime Minister Boris Johnson, had a masterplan to set up a “high-risk, high reward” funding mechanism for scientists after Brexit. His slogan, “Brexit, then ARPA,” was inspired by the US DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency), which Mr Cummings believed would rid scientists from the shackles of arduous and […]

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World

EU news: Europe facing bureaucracy explosion as bloc plots new nightmare for companies | World | News

Factors that would be evaluated under the so-called social taxonomy would include whether companies pay fair wages, give regular training and provide childcare. Moreover, companies would also have to prove how beneficial they are to customers and to society as a whole. For example, companies who import products from abroad would have to prove they […]

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Science

Octopus hands PM solution to END energy crisis in year by slashing red tape ‘bureaucracy’

Ofgem, the UK’s energy regulator, has confirmed a further 54 percent increase to the energy price cap coming into effect from 1st April. Standard tariffs will see a rise of £693 per year, bringing the average annual bill to £1,971, while prepayment customers will see an increase of £708 to £2,107 per year. This increase […]