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  • European governments seem lulled into a sense of security by a fall-off in migrants. The UN’s Institute of Migration (IOM) in Geneva recently reported that the number of people crossing the Mediterranean to Europe by boat in 2017 was, at about 170,000, half the level of the year before. Both were a trickle compared to 2015, when well over a million refugees fled from Syria and other conflict zones.
  • After all-night talks, leaders of chancellor Angela Merkel’s center-right CDU/CSU and the center-left SPD agreed outlines of a program to continue their current coalition for another four-year term.
  • The refugee crisis goes on; eastern European countries, especially Poland and Hungary (but they are not alone) persist in not taking their share. This leaves Italy, with its weak economy, and Greece, emaciated by EU politics on their own to find a solution for the inhuman situation. Meanwhile the Commission is powerless, and the Council divided.
  • ”We are firmly situated among the top three phone makers in the world and remain the market leader in China,” Hu said. Huawei in October officially announced its Mate 10 series devices, which use the company’s latest artificial intelligence (AI)-optimised processor, claimed to be faster than Apple’s iPhones.
  • Studies show that companies that take steps to operate more sustainably outperform their peers in terms of shareholder return. In a recent study from the Henley Business School, researchers examined the relationship between carbon emission disclosures and financial performance for UK companies. They found that the mere act of disclosure results in improved share price performance, and that there is “a significant positive relation between corporate carbon disclosure and corporate financial performance”.

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Events

The assassination of Maltese invastigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia

Side event to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, Palais de l’Europe, Strasbourg, 22 January 2018

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World

Concerns over China’s actions in the Strait of Taiwan

As fireworks lightened up the skies around the world, the New Year began with a tint of optimism for relations between South and North Koreas, as the two resumed dialogue leading to the Winter Olympics

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World

India’s opportunity in a multiconceptual world

Our world is undergoing a series of transformational shifts occurring at an exponential speed

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Analyses

Life in 2018, as predicted by people in 1918

People in the early 20th century were hopeful about the future innovation might bring

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Events

9th Annual Capital Link Greek Shipping Forum: “Opportunities & Challenges”

Capital Link is hosting its 9th Annual Greek Shipping Forum “Opportunities & Challenges”, on Thursday, February 8th, 2018 at the Divani Caravel Hotel in Athens, Greece, in cooperation with NASDAQ and the New York Stock Exchange

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ALL DOSSIERS

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

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

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’Last chance’ Juncker has only 2018 to deliver the goods

Tuesday, January 09, 2018

A three-step plan for a better European Monetary Fund

Monday, January 08, 2018

Climate change is going to drive thousands of refugees to cooler countries

Monday, January 08, 2018

The 5 most sustainable sports venues in the world

Monday, January 08, 2018

These countries have the highest quality of life

Monday, January 08, 2018

European Commission approves Greek auction scheme for renewable electricity

Friday, January 05, 2018

20 years old is a beautiful age

Wednesday, January 03, 2018

A leading economist has a plan to heal our fractured societies

Wednesday, January 03, 2018

Geopolitics loom large as Bulgaria takes over EU Presidency

Wednesday, January 03, 2018

Google and the Birth of a Digital God?

Wednesday, January 03, 2018

Greece has the potential to be an attractive business destination

Wednesday, January 03, 2018

Greece stands at a crossroad in its history

Wednesday, January 03, 2018

Gross Imaginary Product: Welcome to the Brave New World

Wednesday, January 03, 2018

The militarization of social media: strategies and challenges

Wednesday, January 03, 2018

Trump’s created another fine mess - with Israel caught in the middle

Wednesday, January 03, 2018

Europe

Interpreting Germany’s New Grand Coalition Deal: A First Assessment

Germany will continue to gradually slip from the top to the upper middle ranks of the growth league of major European countries. Its current golden decade will end in the 2020s

Business

Huawei forecasts slowest growth since 2013

Huawei rotating CEO Ken Hu said in a New Year's message the company expects 2017 revenue to have increased 15 per cent to CNY600 billion ($91.2 billion), representing the company's slowest growth since 2013

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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