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  • What’s happening in the region? Some remarkable things. Hamas government paves the way for ’national unity’ The Palestinian Movement Hamas has decided to dissolve its ”governing committee” in the Gaza Strip. The Islamic movement says in a statement to want to hold general elections and to open up dialogue with the rival Fatah movement led by President Mahmoud Abbas. Hamas invites the reconciliation government with representatives of Fatah to come to the Gaza Strip and take over the tasks of Hamas’ shadow government. This would put an end to a ten-year conflict.
  • Sketch by Dimitris Georgopalis
  • The Wall Street Journal reported that during last  weekend’s meeting in Montreal, Trump administration officials had said that US will not pull out of the climate agreement, and that they were willing to re-engage with the deal.
  • Perhaps the most striking feature of the 26-28 September online discussions is their global character. We are conditioned by history and by more contemporary events to think of security and defence in terms of national alliances and antagonisms. The current spate of military exercises underlines this point, as does the confrontation between Pyongyang and Washington DC together with Seoul.
  • What Happened reveals what she really thinking at Trump debate. She’s now the unvarnished candidate Democrats needed in their primary and the country needed when Trump became the GOP presidential nominee. With approval numbers lower than Donald Trump, the most unpopular president in history at this point in a presidency, Hillary Rodham Clinton has nowhere to go but up. Her new book, What Happened, seems to support precisely that.

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Analyses

Ukraine on the way back to pre-Maidan Square era

A conference held at the PressClub Brussels Europe this week, heard that there have reportedly been several cases involving the government's 'Security Service of Ukraine' (SBU)

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Events

’’Connecting Ships, Ports, People – Thessaloniki’s Gate”

IMO’S World Maritime Day, 27 September 2017, 15.30-21.00, Emilios Riadis Venue H.E.L.E.X.P.O, Thessaloniki

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Events

The National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens (EMST) ~ Autumn 2017

The National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens (EMST), a year after the announcement of its program for 2016-2017

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Europe

Future of Europe: 10 tips for the old continent from its youth

Young Europeans do not need short-term, tokenistic initiatives but long-lasting and sustainable solutions that make a real impact, and these need to be developed with our input. We are the most pro-European generation and have the potential to be the driving force of its future

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Analyses

Hurricane Irma: 500+ miles of destruction

“Irma is a lovely name for a woman, but reality is terrible and catastrophic. Irma has a deadly path for a lot of people”, I told interviewers last Saturday afternoon

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ALL DOSSIERS

Balkans & Black Sea Cooperation Forum

The Forum refers to international conference aiming at highlighting cross‐border cooperation, enhancing bilateral and multilateral relations, strengthening business opportunities and promoting economic growth and sustainable development among the 17 States of the Balkans and Black Sea Region

Mobile World Congress 2017 - The next element

EBR’s Editor-in-chief N. Peter Kramer is among the 100.000 visitors from 200 countries to MWC 2017. The annual Mobile World Congress in Barcelona is the largest gathering of the mobile industry in the world

World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2017

3,000 people converge on a small town in the Swiss mountains for the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting 2017, running from 17 to 20 January. What are they doing there? Who are they and what do they hope to achieve?

Too late to save the EU?

Brexit brought an enormous excitement in the discussion about EU's future. The unexpected election of Trump as US President another one. The Pavlov reaction by many of the EU leaders was twice the same old song: we need more Europe, more budget, more buildings, more staff, more member states

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The fourth sector is a chance to build a new economic model for the benefit of all

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

The world today: A net assessment

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

As EU emerges from ”valley of tears”, there’s hope but also challenges

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Ghana’s first satellite launched to Space: exclusive interview with the three Engineers of this initiative

Monday, September 11, 2017

Greek PM Tsipras and French President Macron agree on fundamental changes in the EU

Monday, September 11, 2017

In Athens, Macron outlines ‘roadmap’ for European democratic revival

Friday, September 08, 2017

Some leaders wrestle with news media better than other leaders

Friday, September 08, 2017

The UN has a 17-step plan to save the world

Friday, September 08, 2017

What happens in an internet minute in 2017?

Friday, September 08, 2017

Firemen facing increased risk of cancer call for EU-wide action

Thursday, September 07, 2017

France’s Macron takes his EU reform plans to Athens

Thursday, September 07, 2017

Macron to deliver vision for EU democracy in Athens

Wednesday, September 06, 2017

Painful coexistence

Wednesday, September 06, 2017

The carbon bubble is soon here - Can we prevent its burst?

Wednesday, September 06, 2017

Taiwan, a valuable partner for SDGs—True Universality

Tuesday, September 05, 2017

Europe

German voters deal a blow to Macron’s EU reform drive

Angela Merkel may be too busy holding together an unwieldy coalition to act as an effective partner for the French president’s bold plans, which he will outline on Tuesday (26 September)

Business

The nine major ways of doing business in the world

A new measure for gauging and understanding the challenge of business abroad

Editor’s Column

An ominous sign: Verhofstadt applauded Juncker’s State of the Union

By: N. Peter Kramer

Even the ultra-Europhile Guy Verhofstadt applauded after Juncker had finished his State of the Union address yesterday morning in the European Parliament, an ominous sign!

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