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  • We need popular awakening and action to end Europe of massive unemployment, of explosive poverty and inequalities, Europe of social exclusion and low public investment. The low financial and social heritage of European crisis addresses to action.   Status quo in Europe, which was rejected over the British referendum, remains the main source of Euro-skepticism and of the rise of far Right.   It is connected to the erosion of the citizens’ trust regarding their national political systems, which look incapable of dealing with the economic and migrant crisis.   It is connected to the increasing inequalities and insecurity of the European middle classes.
  • Rolls Royce is also working on making autonomous ships a reality by the end of the decade, in conjunction with ship builders and researchers in Finland. Meanwhile, research body MUNIN - or Maritime Unmanned Navigation through Intelligence in Networks - has been part funded by the European Commission to develop the technology needed to make robotic ships.
  • Football fans have lived through a microcosm of these issues. Balancing priorities between club and national teams is an ongoing debate. In Europe, immigration has led to the composition of national teams becoming more ethnically diverse - a fact many in Switzerland were quick to highlight after the country voted to limit immigration. While the influx of foreign players has increased the quality of European leagues, it may be at the expense of the national good. One analysis showed that, at the last European championships, just 37% of players played in their domestic leagues - and 25% of players were contracted to English clubs.
  • Innovation is at the heart of creating value - and there are three important factors that encourage innovation. Firstly, the creation of science parks, industrial parks, innovation communities and incubators creates platforms for entrepreneurs to connect meaningfully with innovation resources. Secondly, sufficient financial resources, including venture capital funds and parent funds, prop up innovation. Lastly, developing vast networks through international cooperation facilitates innovation amongst enterprises worldwide.
  • The new legislation allows new sanctions on Russian mining, metals, shipping and railways and targets Russian guilty of conducting cyber-attacks and supplying weapons to Syria’s government. The new punitive measures could expose European companies involved project in Russia to fines. This could include – and here we have it! - the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project.



ANTIDORON - The EMST Collection

As documenta 14 continues its journey in Athens, having the National Museum of Contemporary Art (EMST) as one of its main exhibition venues, an important part of the EMST collection travels to Germany, to be part of documenta 14 program in Kassel (10/6-17/9/17)

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China’s poaching of Taiwan’s diplomatic allies

The Republic of China (ROC), the official name of the island of Taiwan, has long used development aid and assistance to keep its handful of diplomatic partners onside but (People’s Republic of) China, has become an economic superpower

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Sustainable Investment Forum: Financing Innovation for a Low Carbon Future

The Sustainable Investment Forum – the largest finance-focused event taking place during New York Climate Week- is back for its second edition on 19 September 2017

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The risk to challenge a corrupt state system

In 2015, Chisinau, the capital of Moldova, a small former-Soviet country, sandwiched between Romania and Ukraine, was ailing

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Greece gets credit lifeline, IMF joins bailout

Eurozone governments threw Greece another 11th-hour credit lifeline yesterday night (15 June) worth $9.5 billion and sketched new details on possible debt relief as the IMF finally offered to help out after two years of hesitation

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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


Since Brexit vote, Europeans warm again to EU

Friday, June 16, 2017

Starmus IV Festival presentation with Stephen Hawking

Friday, June 16, 2017

MEPs demand EU strategy to protect gig economy workers

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

3 leadership lessons from the Argentine tango

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Moscovici sees deal on Greek loans, fair solution on debt

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Six lessons from Europe’s bounce-back

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Commission must double efforts towards a sustainable financial system

Monday, June 12, 2017

Fake news: Europe needs a plan

Monday, June 12, 2017

Our oceans are in crisis – here are 5 things we can do to save them

Monday, June 12, 2017

A smart policy for the EU: reindustrialisation and the role of European champions

Friday, June 09, 2017

Five challenges facing next UK premier

Friday, June 09, 2017

UK election hangs in balance on disastrous night for May

Friday, June 09, 2017

Innovative private sector partnership establishes the Ascend Initiative

Thursday, June 08, 2017

Maria Dolores Parra: ’the region of Valencia is an incomparable place to live and work’

Thursday, June 08, 2017

Populism in Europe: a primer

Wednesday, June 07, 2017


Let’s use the new EUphoria to tackle Europe’s root problems

The pendulum of public sentiment in Europe has swung from deepest gloom to something amounting to ‘EUphoria’. This good news may be dangerous if it raises unrealisable expectations, but it is also a not to be missed opportunity


Turning the linear circular: the future of the global economy

Institutions, both in the private and public sector, can always reap the public relations benefits of doing good, even while still accomplishing their goals. As resources become scarcer, a major way to enhance social performance is through resource conservation, which is being underutilized

Editor’s Column

US Senate decision: cold war or export promotion?

By: N. Peter Kramer

Last week the US Senate voted nearly unanimously for new sanctions on Russia


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