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  • For a city that grows every year the procurement of housing alone poses a challenge. Our financial resources are limited. The coffers of German local authorities are not plentiful, and this applies in particular to Cologne. We need billions of euros to invest in the creation of housing and other infrastructure to keep up with our growing population, but we do not command the necessary financial resources.
  • While in external negotiations there are times that if you do not reach a deal, you can just move on to your alternative or best alternative to a negotiated agreement (BATNA),but in internal negotiations this is a much harder thing to do. Your organisation is unlikely to have two departments responsible for the same resource so that if you are denied that resource, there is nowhere left to turn. This lack of alternatives increases the internal negotiation tension and causes mini-monopolies to emerge inside a firm. Not only do such monopolies have a higher temptation to use their power, because the counterparty cannot walk away, they also have rules and regulations that diminish the incentives to find creative solutions. It is important not to act like a monopoly but to lead by example.
  • Among the interviews of the issue we meet the President of Black Sea Trade and Development Bank, Mr. Ihsan Ugur Delikanli, the Director of Trans Adriatic Pipeline in Greece, Mr. Ricard Scoufias, the President of Blue Networks and Opportunities and assistant professor at Science Po Paris, Mr. Francois Lafond, and last but not least the heroic cosmonaut, former Commander of the Soviet Union’s space missions, Mr. Aleksei Leonov.
  • The Western Balkans remain dominated by old and new enmities. Ethnic divisions seem more entrenched than before and state institutions remain unstable and weak. This presents serious hurdles for the democratic transformation of the region.
  • Let’s say no town is nearby and no innocent civilians are affected in this scenario. There’s still a prior question of whether that enemy building is a legal target in the first place. If it’s only a propaganda machine and a bank for terrorists, yes, it certainly plays a crucial role in enabling militants. But being crucial doesn’t make something a legal target. The Laws of Armed Conflict prohibit the targeting of media and financiers, allowing only people and objects directly participating in hostilities as targets.

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Study: Commission’s biofuels policy ignored ‘Better Regulation’ principle

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A decade ago, the tech giant Apple released the first iPhone. Picture your life before then. Did you keep your personal calendar in a book? Did you pull the car over and unfold a map when you got lost?

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4 ways Africa can achieve a manufacturing renaissance

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Europe

Poland strengthen his defense with billions of dollars

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Balkans & Black Sea Cooperation Forum

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Mobile World Congress 2017 - The next element

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World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2017

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Too late to save the EU?

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Editor’s Column

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By: N. Peter Kramer

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