Across US, states answering cries for police reforms

Yahoo News The week that Freddie Gray died in a Baltimore hospital in April 2015, while the city burned and protesters across the country demanded police reforms, legislators in Colorado were

World Bank chief praises Vietnam’s reforms to support businesses

Nhan dan - NDO - World Bank chief executive officer Kristalina Georgieva has praised the steps that the Vietnamese government is taking to make it easier for business to open, operate and terminate

Fiscal reforms key to Vietnam’s infrastructure needs: ADB official

Nhan dan - NDO - Vietnam should continue to implement fiscal reforms in order to bridge its infrastructure investment gap, advises Bambang Susantono, an Asian Development Bank (ADB) official.

VN firms happy with tax reforms, want further simplification: survey

Vietnamnet - Reforms in taxation procedures have elicited increased satisfaction from enterprises over the last two years, but they continue to expect further simplification, a survey by the Viet

Enterprises expect more reforms in taxation administrative procedures

Nhan dan - NDO - Around 75% of enterprises are satisfied with administrative procedure reforms in taxation, up 4% compared to 2014 but 34% of enterprises complained about so-called 'unofficial

Australian minister applauds Vietnam’s economic reforms

Nhan dan - NDO/VNA – The results of Vietnam’s “Doi Moi” (Reform) have been stunning, with the average annual economic growth per person at 5.5% since 1990, among the highest in Asia, according to

More energetic label reforms needed

Vietnamnet - Though the Ministry of Industry and Trade’s new circular has allowed enterprises more latitude in energy labelling requirements, firms are saying that bureaucratic tangles remain.

Admin reforms will make nation more competitive

Vietnamnet - VietNamNet Bridge – Vuong Dinh Hue, Deputy PM and Head of the national steering committees on National Single Window and ASEAN Single Window, tells Hai Quan that admin reforms will

German economy minister calls for further reforms of renewable energy law

Yahoo News Germany must carry on with legislation aimed at capping energy costs and ironing out inefficiencies in its renewable energy expansion, Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel told an energy

Institutional reforms hastened by EVFTA

Vietnamnet - Hastening institutional reform and improving competitiveness has become more pressing than ever for Vietnam to help firms grab opportunities from several new-generation free trade

EU outlines benefits reforms delayed by Brexit vote

The European Commission proposed new rules on Tuesday on what social benefits governments must pay to citizens from other EU states - a key for people concerned about immigration and "benefit

EU to outline benefits reforms, delayed by Brexit vote

By Alastair Macdonald BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Commission will unveil proposed changes on Tuesday in how governments treat unemployment and other benefits for citizens working in other EU

Despite reforms, denials thwart Russia's anti-doping efforts

Further revelations are expected Friday when the final report commissioned by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) on Russian doping is released. In anticipation, the International Olympic Committee

World Bank prods Vietnam into boosting structural reforms

NDO—Deepening structural reforms is crucial to Vietnam’s growth as the country is attempting to move from a resources-led growth model to one led by productivity, the World Bank advised in a report

OSCE says Uzbek election underscores need for deep reforms

ALMATY (Reuters) - The presidential election in Uzbekistan underscored the need for comprehensive reforms to address long-standing procedural and systematic shortcomings, observers from the

PM Phuc reiterates pledge of institutional reforms to facilitate enterprises

NDO—Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has reaffirmed the Government’s commitment to undertaking institutional reforms to support the growth of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

IAAF congress to vote on broad reforms

MONACO (AP) — Athletics officials from around the world are weighing broad reforms in the sport's governance, hoping to turn the corner on corruption and doping scandals that dragged its reputation

Economic reforms weigh on Kuwait's parliamentary election

By Ahmed Hagagy KUWAIT (Reuters) - Kuwaitis vote on Saturday for a new parliament the government hopes will help push through reforms to a lavish welfare state to curb a budget deficit caused by weak

Greek public sector workers strike against EU/IMF reforms

Greek public-sector workers went on strike on Thursday to protest labor and pension reforms and state asset sales which the government agreed with the country's official creditors in exchange for

Student school takeovers could be trouble for Brazil reforms

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The teachers are gone. The administrators as well. Students have seized control here and at hundreds of other schools across Brazil in a widespread rebellion against government

Thousands protest in Poland against education reforms

Tens of thousands of teachers from all over Poland protested in Warsaw on Saturday against education reforms proposed by the right-wing government that critics say could see thousands of jobs

IMF urges Argentina to continue reforms, protect poor

The IMF on Thursday urged Argentina to stay the course on tough economic reforms, but also to take steps to protect the poor from the negative consequences. In the first report on the nation's

VN steadfast on economic reforms, IMF delegation told

A stable macro-economy, quality of growth and speedy economic restructuring are constant goals of the Party and the Government, a senior Party official said yesterday.

HRW slams Gulf crackdown on dissent, urges reforms

Human Rights Watch on Tuesday slammed a "well-funded" clampdown on Gulf Arab rights activists and urged the six monarchies to implement "much-needed reforms" instead of jailing peaceful critics.

The reformer pope heads to Sweden to mark Luther's reforms

Pope Francis is heading to secular Sweden to mark the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, a remarkably bold gesture given his very own Jesuit religious order was founded to defend the