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  • The next parliamentarian elections in Austria are foreseen for 2018; there could be a serious chance that Hofer’s Freedom party winning more seats than its rivals. The Christian-Democrats anticipated already on this possible result by saying that they don’t exclude a coalition with Hofer’s party in 2018!
  • This means there are no formal diplomatic relations between the United States and Taiwan -so Trump’s decision to take Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen’s call could risk a major upset. Trump reacted right away with a remarkable Tweet: ‘Interesting how the U.S. sells Taiwan billions of dollars of military equipment but I should not accept a congratulatory call’.
  • While nimble startups chasing the next trend are exciting, the truth is that companies rarely succeed by adapting to market events. Rather, successful firms prevail by shaping the future. That can’t be done through agility alone, but takes years of preparation to achieve. The truth is that once you find yourself in a position where you need to adapt, it’s usually too late.
  • This will be the first time EU judges give their view on the disruptive sharing economy. The ruling will contribute to harmonise national laws, given the many restrictions imposed on Uber by local and national authorities across the EU. It could also have an impact on how authorities deal with other sharing economy players in other fields, such as Airbnb.
  • For the Greek food and agriculture sector to understand that the role of innovation and recyclability is vital for its green growth is of high importance, because it has traditionally been one of the major export sectors for Greece and it will contribute to the greening of the financial system. New and innovative financing solutions, such as vendor finance, the inventory finance, leasing, factoring, crowdfunding, show that the financial sector responds to the needs of new business models. These first steps must be encouraged and scaled as the green investments are a sound investment.

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Analyses

OPEC reached a landmark deal

After two years, the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) made on Wednesday a historic decision to avoid cutting output and allow prices to fall, the group said that it agreed to cut production by 1.2 million barrels a day from the current 33.6 million barrels

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Business

Tech students present Digital Manifesto to EU decision makers

A group of 74 technology students from across the EU have presented their ‘Manifesto for the Digital Europe of Tomorrow’. The Manifesto calls on European decision makers to act today to create a framework in which digital technologies can contribute to a better future for all Europeans

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Business

Brand protection in China

When you decide to begin a business venture in China either as a trade or a productive activity, you enter a long journey full of major business risks as well as major opportunities for growth

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Europe

Romania case could pose ”real threat” to EU’s energy security

This is the season for voting across Europe, truly a referendum on how governments across the EU are performing, post Brexit and Trump, and after Moldova and Bulgaria seemed to go pro Russia. Romanians go to the polls on 11 December

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Europe

Europe must step up its game to reach Paris climate goals

Business as usual is not good enough anymore. For the EU to stay at the top of the class on climate action, it urgently needs to review its targets and boost its post-2020 efforts, writes Wendel Trio

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Behind Fillon’s victory in France

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Europe in the great new age of communication

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When does the obsession with digital technology become a health problem?

Friday, November 25, 2016

Euro-dole: A German initiative that Berlin doesn’t welcome

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Summary of UN climate talks COP22 in Marrakech

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Trump, Wall Street and European banks

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Democrats try to align with Trump

Monday, November 21, 2016

New EBR issue released

Monday, November 21, 2016

Shipping decision makers meet in Greece

Friday, November 18, 2016

Question mark over long term EU funding for Romania

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Technology-driven efficiency in the oil & gas sector: Case Study

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

AEJ Congress debates Brexit and media in a ‘post-truth’ world

Thursday, November 10, 2016

President Trump sells America as a brand?

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Europe

EU urged to help combat ”devastating” illegal logging in Romania

Liviu Dragnea, the leader of Romania’s Social Democratic Party (PSD), has called for “more effort” to preserve Europe’s last remaining virgin forests in Romania. At a meeting with Austrian Chancellor Christian Kern, Dragnea described the forests as a “national treasure”

Business

Food & Agricultural Sector in Greece: an investor’s point of view

Our current food production and consumption habits are unsustainable. Food production generates various environmental impacts, and approximately 30%–50% of food intended for human consumption is wasted at different stages of the food system

Editor’s Column

The blinkers of EU leaders

By: N. Peter Kramer

Austrian voters rejected the far-right, anti-EU and anti-immigrant, candidate Norbert Hofer’s bid to become president

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