France has claimed the position of the country least trusted by its people, according to an influential survey. A thumping 72 percent of the French population agree that the institutional system is failing them, placing the country in joint last position alongside neighboring Italy. Source: CNBC
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Swedish auto maker Volvo is doubling its investment in its first U.S. plant to a total of $1 billion, a bet that its nascent comeback in the U.S. market has staying power. Volvo will add a second production line to a factory under construction near Charleston, a Volvo spokesman said. Source: The Wall Street Journal
Hungary will launch a ‘national consultation’ on US-Hungarian financier and philanthropist George Soros, government spokesman Bence Tuzson said Tuesday, six months before expected general elections next April. Source: Euobserver
Banning social media trolls from voting could help reduce the amount of abuse faced by politicians, the election watchdog has said. The Electoral Commission says legislation around elections should be reviewed and new offences could be introduced. Source The Guardian