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  • They find that in every region of the world, after accounting for a person’s age, gender, and marital status, people with higher incomes are happier. But they also find that there is a level of income at which happiness no longer increases with more money. This varies by region, with Australia and New Zealand the highest and Latin America and the Caribbean the lowest. They even find some evidence that in certain places, when incomes rise above the cutoff level, life satisfaction gets lower.
  • But as the internet enters its adolescence, boundaries are being pushed and questions asked about the wide berth historically afforded to such companies. Policy-makers around the world, particularly in Europe and the US, are now waking up to the challenges posed by the internet giants. The allegations of Russian impropriety on platforms such as Facebook and Twitter during the 2016 US presidential election, for example, have ignited a global dialogue about the influence and power exercised by social media and other internet companies.
  • A “one-size-fits-all-sectors” trade agreement is less straightforward as Mr Barnier suggested. In earlier trade agreements, the EU adopted provisions on financial services. The EU-Canada CETA deal has an investment chapter. A 2016 European Parliament Report explicitly lauded the CETA for being the first modern trade agreement to dedicate a special chapter to this subject.
  • “Internet openness will be challenged by devices if it is impossible to circumvent app stores tied to the operating system since, when choosing the apps they want to download, users can only view their choices through the prism of the search engine included in the store,” the French report said.
  • The UK will cancel a visit by the Russian foreign minister, and raise the issue at the EU Council and the UN. But that’s it. It is hard to imagine Vladimir Putin quaking in the Kremlin ahead of the re-election on Sunday.



What you need to know about global arms sales in 6 charts

The rise in global arms sales that began in the early 2000s continued in 2017

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Young Executives Shipping Forum

YES Forum says YES to Shipping by organizing YES to Shipping Forum on Friday 8th June at Posidonia Conference Hall during ?osidonia Exhibition 2018 at Metropolitan Expo

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Macron pledges 700 million euros to fund solar projects worldwide

President Emmanuel Macron has said France will greatly increase the amount of funding it provides to solar power projects in developing countries by 2022

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Remembering Khojaly

Twenty-six years have passed since the bloodiest and the most tragical incident in Azerbaijan’s recent history

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Western Europe: The Fastest-Closing Gender Gap

Which world regions have the widest gender gaps and which are closing slowest?

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World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2018

Political, economic and social fractures risk dividing us, by fostering intolerance, indecision and inaction. The Davos meeting will call for leaders to work together in more than 400 session in order to create a shared narrative that will improve the state of the world

With the presence of the European Institutions and the International Rating Agencies in the Capital Link Forum

The Institutions underlined that after years of recession, Greece is slowly returning to a period of economic growth and aims to position itself as an attractive investment and business destination

Management - Power, Strategy and Communications Essentials by Radu Magdin

Radu, who spent 5 years in Brussels (2007-2012) with the European Parliament, EurActiv and Google, is a NATO Emerging Leader with the Atlantic Council of the US (2014), a Forbes Romania Trendsetter (2014) and a Warsaw Security Summit Leader (2015)

Sustainable Investment Forum

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


Trump and Putin Tear Up the Rulebooks

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Why all Europe’s elections should be on the same day

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Can world regions cooperate on arms export controls?

Monday, March 12, 2018

Here is what you need to know about the risks of a US trade war

Monday, March 12, 2018

Still don’t understand the blockchain? This explainer will help

Monday, March 12, 2018

Why Family Firms Lack Analyst Coverage

Monday, March 12, 2018

Why tech innovation isn’t the answer everyone thinks it is

Monday, March 12, 2018

Will Theresa May’s five tests for Brexit do more harm than good?

Monday, March 12, 2018

How social entrepreneurs can strike partnerships with big companies

Friday, March 09, 2018

The Arctic is sending us a powerful message about climate change: It’s time for us to listen

Friday, March 09, 2018

After Italy: Dealing with the Populist Menace in Europe

Thursday, March 08, 2018

Who want to combat online misinformation should take steps based on evidence and data

Thursday, March 08, 2018

The 5G revolution - EU lagging behind the US and Asia

Wednesday, March 07, 2018

Ukraine’s agricultural subsidies under scrutiny

Wednesday, March 07, 2018

From Berlin to Rome: Europe’s Latest Headache

Tuesday, March 06, 2018


Social Democrats sign up to new Merkel-led German government

Germany’s Social Democrats (SPD) decisively backed another coalition with Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives on Sunday (4 March), clearing the way for a new government in Europe’s largest economy after months of political uncertainty


The Four Essential Roles of a CEO

Twenty global business leaders share the attributes that make them effective

Editor’s Column

It is clear: voters in the EU are moving more and more to the (far-)right

By: N. Peter Kramer

In Italy voters turned their back on the mainstream parties. They felt abandoned by the rest of the EU, as its coastal areas bore the brunt of the influx of migrants crossing the Mediterranean


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