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  • For work-life balance, the Dutch scored 9.3 out of a possible 10, whereas the Danes, now ranked second, scored nine. Of the 35 OECD countries measured in the survey, Turkey’s work-life balance was the worst, rated as zero, while Mexico only scored slightly better with 0.8.
  • Women’s jobs are likely to be disproportionately affected by automation, at least in the short term. Of the 1.4 million US jobs that are projected to become disrupted between now and 2026, over half (57%) are done by women, an issue also reflected in the World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Report 2017.
  • What is needed is a new era of agile governance – policymaking that is adaptive, human-centered, inclusive and sustainable, which acknowledges that policy development is no longer limited to governments but rather is an increasingly multi-stakeholder effort.
  • Why is it taking so long? The 40th ratification is expected to come around June 2018. Why does DG SANTE not wait until then? And why is it not adhering to the more restrictive provisions of the Protocol, given that according to an analysis by Professor Christian Mestre, former Dean of the Law faculty at Strasbourg University, the EU is under a pre-convention obligation to respect an international agreement even pending the latter’s entry into force.
  • Once more the Posidonia exhibition space will be dominated by some 20 national pavilions and especially the leading shipbuilding nations, such as the traditional Far Eastern power houses of China, Japan and South Korea. Maritime Centres such as Hong Kong, Singapore, Dubai and many others will once more present their wide range of services to the global shipping industry and long-standing exhibitors such as the USA, Denmark and Holland will field greater participations than before.



Egypt votes: the last man standing

Staying true to the political climate in post-Mubarak Egypt, the upcoming presidential election is as unpredictable, as it is predictable. Seven influential figures announced their intention to stand in the election, but really only one remains

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Insider Trading: Playing the Devil’s Advocate

In theory, insider trading is illegal in most parts of the world. In practice, the line is often blurred, and many walk it. The largest prison sentence ever handed down for insider trading in the US was 11 years – a long way from the decades, centuries or even millennia people get for fraud

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

Discussions of artificial intelligence (AI) have created a certain amount of unease by those who fear it will quickly evolve from being a benefit to human society to taking over

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

A recent study commissioned by the EU underlines the ‘vital importance’ of the bloc signing a new fisheries agreement with Morocco

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5 ways leaders are different to managers

The first time President John F. Kennedy visited NASA’s headquarters, he met a janitor mopping the floor. President Kennedy asked him what he was doing

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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


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

Tuesday, February 06, 2018

8 ways Davos inspired social change this year

Monday, February 05, 2018

Corruption – is there a cure?

Monday, February 05, 2018

Europe is no antidote to Italy’s populism problem

Monday, February 05, 2018

Even beyond the headlines, the rule of law is being eroded in Europe

Monday, February 05, 2018

Tax stamp trade body calls for veto of proposed tobacco track and trace delegated regulation

Monday, February 05, 2018

Erdogan: Everybody’s False Friend

Friday, February 02, 2018

European Commission launches the EU Blockchain Observatory and Forum

Friday, February 02, 2018

Germany’s Refugee Inflow: All Under Control Now?

Friday, February 02, 2018

How Cultural Diplomacy and Radicalism Challenge the International Order

Friday, February 02, 2018

Theorimata ~ Temporary exhibition space EMST

Thursday, February 01, 2018


Brussels must bite the bullet on a common EU migration policy

The EU Commission is soon to re-enter the fray over immigration.


Which of tomorrow’s jobs are you most qualified for?

The global labour market will experience rapid change over the next decade. The reason: more jobs becoming automated as technologies such as artificial intelligence and robotics take over the workplace

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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