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  • A study by McKinsey Global Institute found that the percentage of Germans working “independent” of the traditional employer-employee relationship is nearly twice that of the government estimate.
  • Progress against human exploitation has been painfully slow, despite the vast investment of political capital, resources and expertise.
  • Ursula Mathar is the BMW Group Vice President of „Sustainability & Environmental Protection“. She is responsible for the companies’ sustainability strategy and the steering of sustainability and environmental protection management.
  • Universities will need to be attuned to the new opportunities AI produces for supporting multidisciplinarity. In research this will require creating new academic departments and jobs, with particular demands for data scientists.
  • Even Germany, whose economy has fared better than most in recent years, has seen employment growth driven by part-time jobs, which have doubled since 2000 and now comprise about 27% of all jobs.



German political update: Merkel’s choice

Angela Merkel looks set for a comfortable win in next month’s German elections

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The destruction of an economy: What went wrong in Venezuela

Venezuela was once South America’s richest country. Here's what went wrong

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To live long and happily, the Japanese ask four questions

What’s your reason for getting up in the morning? Just trying to answer such a big question might make you want to crawl back into bed. If it does, the Japanese concept of ikigai could help

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Sustainable Innovation Forum 2017

Climate Action will host Sustainable Innovation Forum 2017 alongside COP23 at Deutsche Post DHL Group's Post Tower premises adjacent to the Bula Zone in Bonn

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CPI announces new design for investment in renewable energy

Climate Policy Initiative (CPI) Energy Finance just announced their new investment design aiming at facilitating cheaper long-term capital to finance wind and solar energy projects

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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


Time to bust a few myths about innovation in the Internet of things era

Tuesday, August 08, 2017

Why European passengers pay more for their flights than they should

Tuesday, August 08, 2017

How to make democracy work in the digital age

Monday, August 07, 2017

France becomes the world No 1 for soft power

Friday, August 04, 2017

Cybersecurity: The role of the board

Friday, August 04, 2017

The dark and the darker sides of the market

Friday, August 04, 2017

The geopolitical landscape of Asia Pacific is changing dramatically. Here’s how

Friday, August 04, 2017

The role of digital in financial planning

Friday, August 04, 2017

What does the future of Europe-Asia cooperation look like?

Friday, August 04, 2017

Will Germany be drawn into a trade war?

Friday, August 04, 2017

Commission merges healthy food schemes at school to cut red tape

Thursday, August 03, 2017

Lifelong learning helps people, governments and business. Why don’t we do more of it?

Thursday, August 03, 2017

This is how Switzerland’s direct democracy works

Thursday, August 03, 2017

Women must exhibit their feminine behaviour to break the glass ceiling

Thursday, August 03, 2017

EU politicians should lead EU budget talks, not technocrats

Wednesday, August 02, 2017


Four tips from peacebuilders on working with young people to transform violent extremism

If violent extremist groups recognise the power and potential of young people, why don’t those combatting them? Fien De Baere from the organisation Search for Common Ground lays out four tips to help young people avoid violence


Trust in the age of AI: We need cybersecurity by design

Artificial intelligence (AI) is making speedy progress in acquiring skills that were previously regarded as exclusively human

Editor’s Column

Lies, cheating and German carmakers

By: N. Peter Kramer

The full extent of lies and cheating that enabled automobile manufacturers to sell diesel vehicles that were anything but ‘clean’ is coming to light


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