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  • The Science, Research and Innovation Performance of the EU 2018 (SRIP) Report suggests that while the continent is a leader in science, it is falling behind other regions in how it develops and invests in innovation.
  • Mrs. O’ Reilly took up her duties as European Ombudsman in October 2013. She was the first female Ombudsman and Information Commissioner in Ireland. She is an award-winning political editor, journalist and writer.
  • On Feb. 01, delivering his budget speech, finance minister Arun Jaitley told parliament that the government think-tank, Niti Aayog, will spearhead a national programme on AI, including research and development. The intent showed in the numbers: Budget allocation for Digital India, the government’s umbrella initiative to promote AI, machine learning, 3D printing, and other technologies, was almost doubled to Rs3,073 crore ($477 million) this year.
  • People whose bedtimes varied by two hours over the week, slept for half an hour less per night, on average, than those whose bedtimes changed by only 30 minutes. This is what Fitbit called “social jet lag”.
  • Budget Committee MEPs want the EU budget to reflect a political project and long-term strategy for a stronger and more sustainable Europe. They demand that the current 1%-ceiling for the EU’s expenditure be increased to 1.3% of the GNI, in order to be able to continue to support existing policy areas, like agriculture and cohesion policies, as well as provide sufficient funding to deal with new challenges such as security, defence or migration.

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Business

The infrastructure that makes women entrepreneurs unstoppable

Many talk about the old boy’s network (here in the South it’s the good ole’ boy’s network) that helps develop, elevate and advance their peers. In the #MeToo environment, many think this network needs to be burned to the ground

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World

America First — Or Against All?

To Trump, everything in politics – even at the global trade stage – is about him personally and how it affects his business interests

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Analyses

They talk of war but it’s their own citizens these ’strong’ men fear most

They talked of war and conflict but most of the “strongmen” lashing out at each other at the recent security conference in Munich are more fearful of their own citizens than they are of each other

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Europe

Will ECJ blow EU-Morocco fisheries deal?

Senior French MEP Gilles Pargneaux has thrown his weight behind the European Commission which says it wants negotiations on renewing a fisheries agreement with Morocco to start immediately “to ensure continuity and legal security for fishermen and industry.”

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Analyses

How can policy keep pace with the Fourth Industrial Revolution?

In today’s era of transformative scientific and technological advances, businesses are not only creating new products and services. They are reshaping industries, blurring geographical boundaries and challenging existing regulatory frameworks

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ALL DOSSIERS

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

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The Dutch have the best work-life balance. Here’s why

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Insider Trading: Playing the Devil’s Advocate

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POSIDONIA 2018 to host International Unveil of Industry Titans JV – International Maritime Industries (IMI)

Thursday, February 15, 2018

The key definitions of Artificial Intelligence (AI) that explain its importance

Thursday, February 15, 2018

To veto or not to veto the delegated act on tobacco traceability

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Brussels must bite the bullet on a common EU migration policy

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

EU commission study concludes that future EU-Morocco fisheries agreement is ”vitally important”

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

5 ways leaders are different to managers

Friday, February 09, 2018

Don’t underestimate the value of dialogue

Friday, February 09, 2018

Forget IQ: Digital intelligence will be what matters in the future

Friday, February 09, 2018

Security Union: Commission follows up on terrorist radicalisation

Tuesday, February 06, 2018

Seven challenges for an Asian century

Tuesday, February 06, 2018

Some sneer, but Europe’s soft power really is its strength

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Europe

The state of research and innovation in Europe in 7 charts

How does research and innovation in Europe compare to the rest of the world?

Business

30 Under 30 Europe 2018: Meet The Young Leaders, Inventors And Visionary Entrepreneurs

“I assert myself in things that I want to achieve, and I just don’t give up,” says chart-topping singer Rita Ora, who started out performing at her father’s London pub after the refugee family emigrated from Kosovo

Editor’s Column

A difficult year ahead for the EU

By: N. Peter Kramer

2018 will see more self-interest by EU member states than ever before. Politico calls it even ‘more naked self-interest’

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