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German Chancellor Angela Merkel has two weeks to reach a deal with her European counterparts about how to admit and register asylum seekers. Failing that, her job could well be on the line.

Merkel’s options, Europe’s future

Europe’s security, foreign, and defense policies will go nowhere without tackling the refugee and asylum crises

Individuals with a high sense of purpose, who can find new ways of achieving meaning, have the recipe for successful ageing. This comes with a key insight: The purpose of life is to live for others. Communing with the world, losing ourselves in what is not us, can create a great sense of satisfaction. Building on this, we find another concern of the greatest importance – the symbiotic relationship between personal wellbeing and the collective wellness of humanity and that of the planet.

Once you have it all, what’s next?

Where to look for answers to the existential questions many of us grapple with

Which different directions could these critical uncertainties take? What could be the implications for individuals, organizations, regions and the world? Exploring and discussing these alternative pathways will not only make us more prepared and resilient, it will offer opportunities to shape these developments towards the future we want.

The two big uncertainties shaping our future

When we think about the future, most of us try to predict it by extrapolating from a wide range of assumptions that we make about today

“By signing the agreement… we have really moved mountains,” he said, and offered Tsipras his tie.

Tsipras and Zaev seal historic deal to end name dispute

Greece and Macedonia on Sunday (17 June) signed a historic preliminary agreement to rename the small Balkan nation the Republic of North Macedonia, ending a row that has poisoned relations between the two neighbours since 1991.

Up to 87 million Facebook users had their data exposed to Cambridge Analytica, which used it for the political gain of its paying customers. Facebook had sealed the breach that allowed the data firm to plunder information about the friend networks of quiz takers years before the scandal erupted, yet Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg continues to find himself in front of government bodies – the United States Senate and the European Parliament, for example – apologising and promising more transparency.

Don’t reinvent the regulatory wheel

How internet companies under siege can learn from the finance industry


It’s all about governance

By: EBR | Monday, June 11, 2018

Here are 6 big ideas to help the environment

By: EBR | Friday, June 08, 2018

The 3 key skill sets for the workers of 2030

By: EBR | Friday, June 08, 2018

How the enlightenment ends

By: EBR | Monday, June 04, 2018

International community told “not to forget” civilians caught up in bitter Ukraine conflict

By: EBR | Monday, June 04, 2018

Capitalism's greatest weakness? It confuses price with value

By: EBR | Friday, June 01, 2018

Living in a small town could be the key to happiness

By: EBR | Friday, June 01, 2018

No End in Sight for the “New Normal” in Monetary Policy

By: EBR | Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Packaging industry calls for policy reform to boost plastics recycling

By: EBR | Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Who wants to be the next President?

By: EBR | Tuesday, May 22, 2018

The great challenge of the 21st century is learning to consume less: this is how we can do it

By: EBR | Friday, May 18, 2018

3 priorities for the future of the Western Balkans

By: EBR | Thursday, May 17, 2018

China, the Western Balkans and the EU: Can three tango?

By: EBR | Thursday, May 17, 2018

Report recommends "better scrutiny" of publicly-funded NGOs working with refugees

By: EBR | Thursday, May 17, 2018

It's not too early for Barnier to throw his hat in the ring

By: EBR | Tuesday, May 15, 2018

10 lessons from 1930s Germany for democracies today

By: EBR | Friday, May 11, 2018

Six charts that show how to get the most out of digital investment

By: EBR | Friday, May 11, 2018

Three factors for happiness at work

By: EBR | Wednesday, May 09, 2018

Trump slaps Europe in the face with Iran deal pull-out

By: EBR | Wednesday, May 09, 2018

Christodoulides outlines Cyprus foreign policy pillars at Athens Lecture

By: EBR | Friday, May 04, 2018

Are you addicted to power?

By: EBR | Wednesday, May 02, 2018

The IMF wakes up to fight graft

By: EBR | Wednesday, May 02, 2018

Deepening EMU and the social question

By: EBR | Thursday, April 26, 2018

Finding your path in tech marketing

By: EBR | Wednesday, April 25, 2018

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Editor’s Column

Dramatic political changes in Italy and Spain

By: N. Peter Kramer

We write at the very beginning of June 2018. Two new national governments were sworn in in the 3rd and 4th biggest economies of the Euro-zone


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