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Challenging Assumptions About Flexible Work

How a CEO built better work-life balance in the gruelling property industry

With the number of cases topping 200, Italy is currently facing the worst coronavirus outbreak outside Asia. Entire towns in the Northern part of the country have been on lockdown, while schools were closed and public events, such as the final days of the Venice Carnival, were cancelled.

Commission calls for coordination before any border measures for coronavirus

Any border restriction related to coronavirus in the EU should be based on a thorough risk assessment and scientific advice, two European Commissioners said on Monday (24 February), highlighting that it must be a proportional response and above all, one that is coordinated among different member states

Article 6 of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation outlines the conditions under which personal data can be legally processed, one such requirement being that the data subject has given their explicit consent. Article 4 (14) of the legislation covers the processing of biometric data.

EU police plan massive facial recognition database

Police forces in the European Union are planning to establish an interconnected bloc-wide network of facial recognition databases, leaked documents reveal

“We look forward to hearing more on the Commission’s state of thought on the EU’s new digital proposal tomorrow.."

Digital package: citizens’ trust, data flows and EU values for AI will be key, say MEPs

The Industry and Internal Market Committees quizzed Commissioner Thierry Breton on the new initiatives in the digital sector on Wednesday

«Bernie Sanders’ win is a signal the Democratic Party is moving to embrace a greater role for government in the US economy.»

Bernie for President? Where is Bloomberg?

Senator Bernie Sanders won a convincing victory in Nevada’s caucuses, a boost for his Democratic presidential bid ahead of a potentially decisive series of primaries in 15 states over the next two weeks

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The new EU Central Asia Strategy, adopted in 2019, is an overdue step to rebuild Europe’s presence in the region.

Europe

Civil Society – the EU’s best partner in Central Asia

Friday, February 21, 2020

The EU needs to put civil society at the heart of its strategy to rebuild its political presence in Central Asia

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«EU leaders made clear on their way in that an agreement would be extremely hard to achieve in a single meeting. And, indeed, they largely stuck to their guns.»

Europe

Summit fails to narrow differences over EU’s seven-year budget

Friday, February 21, 2020

EU leaders broke off in the early hours of Friday (21 February) after failing to make significant progress on the bloc’s expenditure for the next seven years. They will reconvene at 10 am this morning to try and make a breakthrough

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Airlines tickets, telephone intercepts, and pictures of visitors have been used as evidence. These spurious charges were analyzed in the Human Rights Watch assessment of March 2019 and in the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) judgment of December 2019.

World

The Gezi Trial Stunt and Turkey’s Increasing Isolation

Friday, February 21, 2020

The acquittal of Osman Kavala followed by his absurd rearrest shows the abysmal state of rule of law and democracy in Turkey

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The EU official explained that, due to the fragmentation among national card schemes, even the strongest European operators offer services that only work within individual member states.

Europe

EU eyes single space for European bank cards

Thursday, February 20, 2020

The European Commission will present this autumn a strategy on an integrated EU payments market, to facilitate the use of national payment services across Europe and reduce the dependency from international card operators such as Visa or Mastercard

What we really need is people who truly believe in their uniqueness and who can recognize it to themselves. External recognition should be a pleasant bonus, not the fundamental value that everyone recognizes to himself.

Analyses

Picasso and why you should not underestimate your value

Thursday, February 20, 2020

The importance of investing in a talent. Why we should evaluate ourselves -based on real data- and how this reflects on our behavior and on our career

The Logistics Emergency Teams (LET), comprised of UPS, Agility, DP World and A.P. Moller - Maersk, combine the capacity and resources of the logistics industry with the expertise of the humanitarian community.

Analyses

The vital role played by logistics during humanitarian crises

Thursday, February 20, 2020

The magnitude of humanitarian emergencies over the last decade has challenged the traditional mode of disaster response around the world

Retirement lengths vary around the world, impacted by factors like life expectancy, savings and gender.

World

Which countries’ workers spend the longest (and shortest) in retirement?

Thursday, February 20, 2020

For the first time, there are now more people over the age of 65 than there are under the age of five

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Some countries in Asia, including Singapore and Japan, are responding to demographic shifts and implementing innovative policies and solutions designed to reap the benefits of the longevity dividend.

World

How Japan and Singapore are reinventing old age

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Demographic change has favoured economic growth in many regions around the world. In countries where working-age populations grew more rapidly than the number of consumers, income per capita experienced a boost

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Macron believes Russia is essential for Europe’s security. Without engaging its big neighbor, Europe will not be safe.

Europe

Macron’s One-Way Street to Russia

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

France wants a “reset” of relations with Russia, in which values are downplayed and Russia doesn’t have to deliver much in return

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Bulgaria, Romania, Poland, Hungary, Latvia and Lithuania opposed the changes, which Eastern EU countries now name the “Macron package” after the French President, who was one of the driving forces behind the proposal.

Europe

Nine EU countries voice opposition to EU ‘Mobility Package’

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

The number of countries opposing the EU mobility package grew from six to nine on Tuesday (18 February) when the transport ministers of Bulgaria, Hungary, Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Cyprus, Malta and Estonia made their positions clear in Brussels

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Today, the Commission unveils its ideas and actions for a digital transformation that works for all, reflecting the best of Europe: open, fair, diverse, democratic and confident.

Europe

Shaping Europe’s digital future

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Commission presents strategies for data and Artificial Intelligence

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’We can benefit from AI innovation while we are figuring out how to regulate the technology’.

Analyses

3 reasons not to panic about artificial intelligence

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Artificial intelligence (AI) has gained widespread attention in recent years. AI is viewed as a strategic technology to lead us into the future

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EU Actually

‘Success of European project is measured by delivering on political ambitions not by the size of the budget’

N. Peter KramerBy: N. Peter Kramer

At the end of this week, 20 and 21 February, the 27 EU leaders are invited by their president, Charles Michel, for an EU Council summit in Brussels, to discuss the EU’s next long-term budget

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Commission calls for coordination before any border measures for coronavirus

Commission calls for coordination before any border measures for coronavirus

Any border restriction related to coronavirus in the EU should be based on a thorough risk assessment and scientific advice, two European Commissioners said on Monday (24 February), highlighting that it must be a proportional response and above all, one that is coordinated among different member states

Business

Getting people with disabilities into work requires data

Getting people with disabilities into work requires data

People with disabilities – estimated to be about 15% of the world population – constitute a largely untapped pool of talent in the labour market. And they face a high risk of being marginalized further as the world of work undergoes rapid transformations, including technological developments, climate change and demographic shifts

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