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  • In Western eyes, Russia gave up on democracy and modernization and cooperation with the West.
  • Now why is this turn towards authoritarian behavior happening in a country that seemed to be firmly rooted in Western structures? The question applies even more strongly to Poland, a country that had its fill of autocrats in the many years under the Soviet thumb.
  • After that the Turkish President took the decision to change the Prime-Minister. Meanwhile it seems that Erdogan is proposing his own son as a candidate.
  • In response to Ebola in West Africa, we provided 100,000 sets of Personal Protective Equipment and donated US$1 million to international Ebola aid efforts in 2014. Since then, we organised four training workshops for Asia-Pacific and Southeast Asian health and laboratory workers to improve regional capacity to detect and respond to Ebola, MERS, dengue and Zika virus. Participants from 14 countries exchanged experiences and formed regional networks to address such public health threats.
  • Ukraine’s energy sector has been riddled with serious problems and characterised by many as one of the biggest sources of waste and corruption in the country.The escalation of Ukraine-Russia tensions in 2014 aggravated the energy situation as well as its economic recession.



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Two nations, Norway and Sweden, are making serious moves toward the abolition of paper-based money

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Good jobs – threatened by the Internet

For decades, workers in Germany, Europe and the United States have been the wealthiest in the world. That is about to change for the worse as America heads towards a “freelance society”, writes Steven Hill.

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Four predictions on the future of Europe

At the end of all this madness, what is the EU going to look like? This is a question heard a lot these days, in one form or another

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The refugee wave and the issue of Strategic Communications

In 2015, Europe experienced its highest number of refugees since the Second World War, with Syria the number one "supplier", due to the conflict there

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Posidonia Conference Programme gives pause for thought to global shipping leadership

Show’s biggest ever conference programme promises plethora of thought-provoking discussions

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Mobile is Everything / GSMA Mobile World Congress

EBR’s Editor-in-chief N. Peter Kramer was among the 101.000 visitors from 208 countries to MWC 2016. The annual Mobile World Congress in Barcelona is the largest gathering of the mobile industry in the world.

European Business Summit 2015

European Business Review, also this year media partner of EBS, selected, for its traditional EBR special report, five interesting performances during the summit.

Lessons for the EU

Once, the European Community was invented to solve economic problems in and between European countries; nowadays it is the European Union itself that is the problem...

Digital, data and the day after tomorrow

EBR's editor-in-chief N.Peter Kramer was among the more than 85.000 visitors to MWC 2015 as a special guest of Huawei Technologies. EBR publishes its new webdossier: ''Digital, data and the day after tomorrow".


Anti-EU nationalist parties gain foothold in new Serbian parliament after election recount

Friday, May 06, 2016

Islands and the EU

Thursday, May 05, 2016

Europe needs a common approach to defeating ISIS and saving refugees

Wednesday, May 04, 2016

Benjamin Netanyahu is no David Ben-Gurion

Monday, April 25, 2016

Democracy without Solidarity

Friday, April 22, 2016

EBR editor-in-chief awarded ”AEJ Journalism Prize”

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Stage set for opening debate at Posidonia

Thursday, April 21, 2016

David Cameron and the courage of real reform

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Be the media, know the media, change the media

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Banking crisis yet again and how to fix it

Monday, April 18, 2016

The future of bank risk management

Friday, April 15, 2016

How many speeds for Europe?

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

UN Environment Assembly a chance for “implementation and delivery” of Paris Agreement and SDGs

Thursday, April 07, 2016

Majority in Taiwan support cross-strait status quo: a clear message for President-elect Tsai

Wednesday, April 06, 2016

International calls for end to renewed hostilities in ’frozen conflict’

Tuesday, April 05, 2016


Poland—The next EU crisis? The good news: This time it’s not about money

There is reason to be cautious when judging current events in Poland. And observers are well advised not to automatically use heavy artillery when criticizing the new right-wing government in Warsaw.Why? Because Poland stands for nothing less than the biggest success story to date in Eastern Europe


Diplomacy and the business world

Diplomacy is one of the oldest words we employ in international relations to describe negotiations and the meeting between humans rather than entities, to pursue a political agenda.

Editor’s Column

Turkish Prime-Minister Davutoglu’s exit

By: N. Peter Kramer

The package of the EU-Turkey agreement to solve the refugee crisis was tied to visa liberalisation, to ease the deal for Turkey. This was what Turkey’s Prime-Minister Davutoglu’s achieved during the negotiations


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