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The 2011 Fukushima disaster was a catastrophe for the nuclear sector. Less than three months after the accident, Germany decided to phase out nuclear power entirely by 2022.

Stars align for nuclear

The current energy price spike is something of a storm. But it is also wind in the sails of nuclear energy in Europe, after many years of being given the cold shoulder

“The EU has the power of attraction, but its transformative powers are more limited,” said Bulgarian political scientist Ivan Krastev in Belgrade in 2014.

Has the EU Lost the Western Balkans?

The EU remains the Western Balkans’ primary trading partner and investor. But failing to step up engagement and deliver on enlargement promises will come at a high cost and benefit the likes of Russia and China

"The world may be seen as three spheres that vie with each other. One turns around the United States (this includes Europe and others). Another turns around China. And a third turns around all things digital."

Wars of the Three Spheres: The West, the East and the Metaverse

Are we really capable of negotiating our collective future?

Interactions between the chief executive and other members of the top management team appear to follow distinct scripts. Managers who take note can boost their standing or stay out of harm’s way.

The Politics of Influence in Top Management Team Meetings

Top management teams (TMT) have been studied since at least the 1980s for insights into how chief executives and their deputies make the strategic decisions that can make or break organisations

Productivity management software and other kinds of surveillance to track employees while they work from home isn’t anything new, but the emphasis these now play is becoming apparent for both employer and employee.

Human commitment and people focusing instead of productivity

The global pandemic challenge has thrown up lots of issues surrounding the future of the workplace as millions of us ‘get’ – we don’t exactly have a lot of choice – to work from home

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"Policymakers must walk a fine line between patient support for the recovery and being ready to act quickly."

Europe

IMF: Will inflation remain high?

Friday, October 15, 2021

The economic recovery has fueled a rapid acceleration in inflation this year for advanced and emerging market economies, driven by firming demand, supply shortages, and rapidly rising commodity prices

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“It is, therefore, absolutely necessary that nuclear power is included in the European taxonomy framework by the end of 2021.”

Europe

10 EU countries back nuclear power in EU green finance taxonomy

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

“Nuclear power must be part of the solution” to the climate crisis and the rise in energy prices, according to a group of 10 EU countries led by France and Poland who signed a joint opinion article published across major European newspapers

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The exhibition is linked to this year’s bicentennial of the Greek Revolution. It runs from 30 September 2021 to 7 February 2022.

World

Athens "sous le ciel de Paris"

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

"Paris-Athenes: Naissance de la Grece moderne 1675-1919" in the the Louvre Museum

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“We learned last week that […] throughout that period of time, throughout those negotiations, this study was put in somebody’s drawer in an office. But it’s really going to have an impact on farmers and on consumers.”

Europe

MEPs slam Commission for delaying release of Farm to Fork report

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

European lawmakers have criticised the European Commission’s decision to sit on the controversial study on the impacts of the Farm to Fork for half a year, calling it a “sneaky” move designed to conceal its contents

"The people of Turkey take elections seriously and many now doubt the benefits of a super-presidential system."

World

The High Cost of An Unpredictable Turkey

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

With twenty months left until Turkey’s legislative and presidential elections, the political debate will be fierce. The West may choose to sit it out rather than see its relationship with Ankara deteriorate even further

‘Taiwan will ensure regional peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific region and seeks to work with other like-minded democracies’.

World

President Tsai makes President Xi angry

Monday, October 11, 2021

China has reacted with fury to a speech by the President of Taiwan, a country considered by the communist regime as a renegade province

"The days of technology companies operating in the ‘wild west’ are gone. Civil society and governments are beginning to hold companies accountable for how their products are deployed by end users, as well as the impact they can have on key societal processes and communities."

Analyses

3 predictions for the future of responsible technology

Friday, October 8, 2021

"The year 2021 will be remembered in history as a pivotal year for tech regulation globally"

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"Updated legislation needed to tackle innovative tax schemes".

Europe

EU must step up its game against harmful tax practices, says Parliament

Friday, October 8, 2021

Parliament outlined on Thursday its priorities for reforming EU policy on harmful tax practices as well as a blueprint for a new system to assess national tax policies

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55 small, four-wheeled autonomous mobile robots have been introduced to sort through mail in Greece’s postal service.

Europe

Greece has introduced a fleet of postal robots to speed up its service

Friday, October 8, 2021

Fifty-five small, four-wheeled autonomous mobile robots -- or AMR’s -- powered by artificial intelligence, glide around Hellenic Post’s sorting centre in Athens, speeding up an often arduous process

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“This is an essential step to ensure continued monitoring, through a dedicated and independent expert, and to help prevent a further deterioration of the human rights situation in Afghanistan,” said Lotte Knudsen, the EU’s ambassador to the United Nations in Geneva.

World

On EU initiative, UN rights council creates Afghanistan rapporteur

Friday, October 8, 2021

The European Union on Thursday (7 October) won its battle at the UN Human Rights Council to create a new special rapporteur on Afghanistan, despite opposition from China, Russia and Pakistan

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"With around 70% of the global economy now committed to net-zero greenhouse gas emissions, the urgency of exiting coal and completely phasing out fossil fuel subsidies is crystal clear."

Europe

Countries are wasting money on energy sources they already know are history

Thursday, October 7, 2021

With many countries facing an emerging fuel price crisis, the world has received a stark reminder of how important energy is to our everyday lives, and also how important government decisions are in keeping us well served

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"People with disabilities should have access to barrier-free travel, education and the digital realm, as well as non-institutionalised housing."

Europe

Disability rights: A European Disability Card to harmonise status across the EU

Thursday, October 7, 2021

Mobility, education, housing and active inclusion in public life are key areas where Europeans living with disabilities would benefit from reform, say MEPs

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EU Actually

Rising energy prices expose EU’s dependence

N. Peter KramerBy: N. Peter Kramer

Rising energy prices are mercilessly exposing dependence of the EU. The EU must import 90 percent of its gas, 43 percent of which came through Gazprom last year

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Emerging renewable energy markets require well-designed auctions

Emerging renewable energy markets require well-designed auctions

Auctions are an essential part of the policy toolkit for promoting cost-efficient renewable energy development. Still, policymakers must be prepared to tailor their design to local conditions and adjust for market-specific challenges

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An ethical, open and transparent office culture can be designed. Here’s how

An ethical, open and transparent office culture can be designed. Here’s how

In recent years, increasing numbers of consumers and employees have been calling on businesses to lead in new, more ethical ways, but organisations still have a lot of work to do on this front

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