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As part of its intention to reduce immigration to Sweden, the government, supported by the far-right Sweden Democrats (SD), stated that the country needed to invest more in information efforts abroad.

Sweden launches global campaign against migration

Sweden, which currently holds the rotating EU Presidency, will launch an awareness campaign to discourage migrants from coming to the country, Migration Minister Maria Malmer Stenergard and far-right Sweden Democrat leader in parliament Henrik Vinge said

Creativity is often defined as the generation of ideas or insights that are novel and useful. That is, creative thoughts are original and unexpected, but also feasible and useful.

How to unlock your creativity – even if you see yourself as a conventional thinker

Many people believe that creative thinking is difficult and a talent that only some people have, but it is actually a skill that can be strengthened

The new Media Law signed by President Zelensky kills media freedom in Ukraine.

Zelensky’s new media law kills media freedom in Ukraine

Ukrainian journalists’ organisations are sounding the alarm

French President Emmanuel Macron set a target of 5% unemployment by the end of his term in 2027.

French unemployment levels reach 11-year low

The number of job-seekers in France dropped by 3.6% in the last quarter of 2022 to 3.05 million, the lowest figure since 2011

Thoughts of a German Alleingang (going alone) understandably trigger fears all over Europe.

German economic policy at a crossroads

German economic thinking has gone through a shift. Once a fierce advocate of restraint regarding subsidies and industrial policy, Berlin is looking at how to adapt to new market realities following the US Inflation Reduction Act

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High profile fraud and embezzlement cases are not just a plot in movies but a real-life phenomenon unrestrained by time or borders.

World

The biggest fraud cases from around the world

Friday, January 27, 2023

While Jordan Belfort and Bernie Madoff make for appealing Hollywood characters, they all too often appear red-faced in real life court rooms

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The EU’s own marine environment is in a dismal state, with 99% of European waters unprotected from “high impact activities”, like bottom trawling or mining.

Europe

EU failure to protect oceans exposed in projections on Commission building

Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Vast projections of ocean life lit up the European Commission building Berlaymont in  Brussels

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Serbia remains the only country in the Western Balkans that has failed to align its foreign policy with the bloc in the case of Russia. It has refused to enforce sanctions and has instead strengthened ties in several areas.

Europe

Vucic: France, Germany use investments to pressure Serbia’s EU path

Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Serbian President Aleksander Vucic said during a speech on Monday evening that there is no progress for Serbia on its EU path

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“To charge different interest rates for different banks there would of course be a radical change, a fundamentally different system than now,” he said, adding that this would carry “considerable risks”.

Europe

ECB rate hikes could derail climate investments, MEP warns

Monday, January 23, 2023

The European Central Bank’s (ECB) decision to increase interest rates to fight inflation could impede investments in green energy, EU lawmaker Rasmus Andresen warned, calling on the bank to differentiate its interest rates

“The worst way to burn biomass is to do it in an open fire,” said Jan Rosenow, director of European programmes at the Regulatory Assistance Project (RAP), a think-tank specialised in clean energy.

Europe

Exposed: How EU countries use firewood to bloat their renewable energy stats

Monday, January 23, 2023

The International Energy Agency (IEA) has acknowledged “weaknesses” in how biomass energy is counted in national statistics after several EU countries reported a sudden increase in residential wood burning to meet their 2020 renewable energy goal

Companies can seize this moment to re-envision and contribute to a fairer and more inclusive society for all.

Analyses

Why better reporting on racial and ethnic equity can improve diversity and inclusion outcomes

Monday, January 23, 2023

When it comes to racial and ethnic equity strategy within diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) efforts, one size does not fit all

Firefighters, bakers, museum workers, teachers, train and metro drivers, but also high-school students and regular citizens stopped work on Thursday in protest of a reform they deem unjust and untimely as the cost-of-living crisis hits an all-time high.

Europe

Pensions reform: We’re not going without a fight, the streets tell Macron

Friday, January 20, 2023

Some 1.12 million people, according to official statistics, took to the streets of France on Thursday to express anger at President Emmanuel Macron’s pensions reform, while unions claim the number was over two million

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Still, instead of thinking about whether Davos is failing, it might be better to consider ways to fix it. As it is now, one can hardly expect the culprits to come up with solutions to the problems they caused themselves.

World

The problem with Davos is… Davos itself

Thursday, January 19, 2023

After years of gatherings debating ‘market-based solutions’ to financial crises, climate doom, and slowing economic global growth, it’s clear that Davos cannot solve the problems its elites keep creating

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"What looks very possible, however, is that Turkey, with a foot in both camps, emerges as a much more important actor."

World

When the Ukraine war ends, the winner will be...Turkey

Wednesday, January 18, 2023

The hardening military stalemate in Ukraine is leading to consensus that neither side is likely to claim victory

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According to Timmernans, there is an “increasing understanding” in EU capitals that a higher renewables target is required to strengthen the EU’s energy security in the face of falling Russian gas exports to Europe.

Europe

45% renewables target ‘is ambitious but feasible’, says EU climate chief

Tuesday, January 17, 2023

The European Commission defended its proposal to source 45% of the EU’s energy from renewable sources by 2030 as EU countries look to lower ambition

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Germany is particularly keen on relaxing state aid rules that currently ensure fair competition between EU member states within the bloc. The state aid framework “urgently needs to be reformed and brought up to date” to match the US initiative, reads a strategy paper of the governing SPD from last week.

Europe

Germany under fire for push to revamp EU-subsidy rules

Tuesday, January 17, 2023

The German push to allow EU countries to subsidise their industries more extensively has been met with opposition from experts and member states, who fear that the move could give Germany a competitive advantage

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Europe

Greek PM warns his deputies of ‘turmoil’ ahead of elections

Tuesday, January 17, 2023

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis warned his deputies to be ready to face “turmoil” ahead of the national elections, a statement interpreted by the opposition as “fear”

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Zelensky’s new media law kills media freedom in Ukraine

N. Peter KramerBy: N. Peter Kramer

Ukrainian journalists’ organisations are sounding the alarm

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French unemployment levels reach 11-year low

French unemployment levels reach 11-year low

The number of job-seekers in France dropped by 3.6% in the last quarter of 2022 to 3.05 million, the lowest figure since 2011

Business

Innovative start-up scoops top Arctic award

Innovative start-up scoops top Arctic award

The International Polar Foundation has announced the winner of the first ever “Laurence Tran Arctic Futures Award” in recognition of efforts to build a “more sustainable future."

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