Social Security Mess

Wading into a tangled multinational social security dispute, a European Court of Justice magistrate said Tuesday that Dutch companies who recruited, employed and paid Dutch truck drivers made available by a Cyprus-based fleet manager are the employers of the drivers for the purposes of social security – not the Cypriot business.

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Chaos in Ecuador as President Imposes Curfew

Ecuador’s President Lenín Moreno announced a curfew Tuesday and moved the seat of government outside the capital, Quito, as hundreds of thousands of protesters paralyzed the country with road closures and calls for a general strike, as the government refuses to negotiate over its cancellation of fuel subsidies, which doubled the cost of diesel gas and threatens a dramatic increase in the cost of public transport.

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