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Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny with U.S. President Barack Obama

Ireland’s head of state, Prime Minister Enda Kenny, will oversee St. Patrick’s Day festivities in Atlanta this year, serving as the grand marshal of the March 14 parade and speaking to an audience of the Irish Chamber of Atlanta.  More

Mohawk Continues 'Aggressive' Ways With $1.2 Billion Belgian Acquisition

by Phil Bolton | January 15, 2015 With manufacturing facilities near each other both in Georgia and Belgium, and new plants about to open, Calhoun-based Mohawk Industries Inc. has announced that it is continuing its “aggressive growth strategy” by acquiring the Belgian IVC Group. More

Atlanta Toulouse Committee to Celebrate 40th Anniversary in France

by Phil Bolton | April 13, 2015 A dozen members of the Atlanta Toulouse Sister Cities Committee are heading to France April 20 to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the founding of the binational organization that currently has more than 100 members. More

German 5D Software Developer Sets Up Lab at Georgia Tech

by Phil Bolton | February 2, 2015 The Georgia Institute of Technology is the first university to install a “big data” 5D Lab for developing new standards for the construction industry’s use of smart analytics, according to a Jan. 23 news release from Stuttgart, Germany-based RIB Software AG. More

Audio: Irish PM Kenny on Greece, Anti-Immigrant Sentiment and More

by Ralitsa Vassileva | March 16, 2015 Editor's note: Global Atlanta has teamed up with Ralitsa Vassileva, who recently left CNN International after 20 years as an anchor and correspondent, for a series of podcast interviews of influential international figures living in or visiting Atlanta. This is the first in the series.  More

Small Firms Follow Multinationals to the Netherlands

by Chris Freiberg | January 30, 2015 When United Parcel Service Inc. expanded its logistics facility in Venlo, southeast Netherlands earlier this year, the move wasn't much of a surprise.  More

Istanbul Flight on the Minds of Atlanta's Turks

by Trevor Williams | November 20, 2014 When Turkish Consul General Özgür Kıvanç Altan visited Atlanta, one thread ran through all his conversations: Strong desire for a nonstop flight to Istanbul.  More
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EU Ambassador Interview: Persevering on Trans-Atlantic Trade and Welcoming Asia's Rise

by Phil Bolton | April 23, 2015 The recent protests of thousands of people marching in Berlin, Munich and other German cities against a free trade deal between Europe and the United States don’t seem to faze David O’Sullivan, the European Union’s ambassador to the United States, in this Global Atlanta audio interview. More