On this day in 1967, French president Charles de Gaulle vetoed Britain’s attempt to join the European Economic Community, claiming Britain didn’t agree with the core ideas of integration.
Articles written by Dr Matthew Partridge
A small Swiss bank has become the first retail bank in the world to charge ordinary customers negative interest on their cash deposits.
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