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It is necessary to analyse why the destructive forces have the upper hand - what are their resources? – in order to strategise better for the protection and sustainable management of the world ecology.

The battle for the planet: Who are the players?

The world has become an ecological battlefield where large segments of mankind are fighting Mother Nature and her allies

Deux jours durant, nous souhaitons offrir au grand public la possibilite de mieux apprehender la charpente disparue de la cathedrale, en assistant aux demonstrations et animations assurees par les charpentiers sur le parvis. Par ailleurs et pour la premiere fois, une visite du chantier sera diffusee en direct depuis les comptes sociaux de l’etablissement public pour permettre a tous les publics de penetrer au c?ur de ce chantier emblematique.

37eme edition - « Patrimoine et education : apprendre pour la vie »

By: EBR | Thursday, September 17, 2020

Journees europeennes du patrimoine: des activites gratuites et ouvertes au public sur le parvis de Notre-Dame et une visite inedite du chantier de securisation de la cathedrale en direct sur les reseaux sociaux - Samedi 19 et dimanche 20 septembre 2020

"If the US and China, and some of their respective partners, come increasingly to see the developing world as a zone of competition or even rivalry, it will likely be injurious to the development effort as a whole."

How US-China tensions could hamper development efforts

By: EBR | Thursday, September 17, 2020

Through much of the Cold War, international development was simultaneously an important policy objective in its own right, and an arena of superpower competition

"Turkey’s economy is already in a tailspin. The EU will shortly be deciding on sanctions. If they are well thought through and effective that alone will make Turkey’s sustainability suffer further."

The Fallacy of Appeasement

By: EBR | Thursday, September 17, 2020

We are unfortunately re-living a period that closely resembles the first forty years of the 20th Century. The first was the dissolution of Imperial Germany with Hitler trying to revenge the treaty of Versailles. Now we are belatedly facing a replay in the form of the Treaty of Sevres with Turkey trying to reinstate the Ottoman Empire

In a conversation with Taiwan’s new ambassador to the EU, Dr Ming-Yen Tsai, the Ambassador described how his country coped, as the only one in the world which had to survive the pandemic without a relationship with the World Health Organisation (WHO).

Ambassador Tsai: ‘In these days of China’s aggressive and expansive behaviour, Taiwan needs friends all over the world’

By: N. Peter Kramer | Wednesday, September 16, 2020

The Republic of China (ROC), the official name of Taiwan, is more than ever in the global spotlight

"The Abraham Accord is a major breakthrough in international and regional diplomacy. The establishment could also have been a great opportunity for the Palestinians to return to the negotiating table."

Major breakthrough for Israel, but it remains silent in Europe

By: EBR | Wednesday, September 16, 2020

This third Tuesday in September was a big day for Israel, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain. In the White House, the countries signed a peace treaty


Trump is down by 4% among registered voters with some college experience, down 28% among college graduates and down a whopping 40% among voters with post-graduate degrees.

US Presidential Election: 2020 Is Not 2016

By: EBR | Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Joe Biden will be vilified more and more by the Trump campaign as the election approaches. But this vilification is likely to be confined to inside the right-wing echo chamber

"China’s President Xi Jinping, whose own father (a leader of the Communist Revolution) was jailed for 16 years, has refused to admit the evil of that era."

A Lesson from China’s Cultural Revolution

By: EBR | Friday, September 11, 2020

What can other countries learn from the devastating effects of China’s “Cultural Revolution”?

The U.S. population of over 330 million is 4.25% of the total world population, but its prison population of nearly 2.3 million people is approximately 20% of the global prison population.

US Prisons: Outrageously Unjust

By: EBR | Thursday, September 10, 2020

The time is overdue to reform the US prison system. It reflects very poorly on the country‘s moral values

‘While there is a bit of a slowdown in hiring, once you strip out the census numbers, this is still a positive surprise’.

US unemployment rate drops to 8.4%, labour market rebounds further

By: N. Peter Kramer | Wednesday, September 9, 2020

US employers added 1.4 million jobs in August, sending the unemployment rate back below the peak of the global financial crisis to 8.4%

"Across the globe, digital incumbents face new and dynamic competitors. Within the G7, France was able to advance most in its relative digital competitiveness between 2017 and 2019, which makes the country our top Digital Riser in this group; conversely, Italy and Germany decreased the most within the G7."

Which countries are making the most progress in digital competitiveness?

By: EBR | Tuesday, September 8, 2020

We are in the middle of a technological revolution in which artificial intelligence, 3D printing, virtual reality and other technologies are converging

"NATO’s purpose as an organization is to ensure the collective defense of its members on the basis of its founding Washington Treaty. It was never designed to adjudicate disputes between its members. It should therefore not come as a surprise that NATO is paralyzed over the current Greece-Turkey conflict."

Is NATO Paralyzed Over the Greece-Turkey Conflict?

By: EBR | Friday, September 4, 2020

Tensions are rising dangerously in the Eastern Mediterranean between Greece and Turkey, two members of NATO. But can the world’s most powerful military alliance do anything to de-escalate the crisis?

The agreement—which was announced jointly by Israel, the UAE, and the United States—is a significant one. The spokesman of the Emirati foreign ministry said it was about time that the “region should demonstrate its skills in solving problems together” and that “the lack of communication with Israel has created a dead end.”

The Israel–United Arab Emirates Agreement Is an Opportunity for the EU

By: EBR | Thursday, September 3, 2020

The EU should seize the historical opportunity of the Israel-UAE agreement to propose bold, new ideas for resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and bringing peace to the Middle East

Who will finance innovation beyond Covid-19?

The World’s Most Innovative Countries, 2020

By: EBR | Thursday, September 3, 2020

Necessity is the mother of invention. Indeed, during the global coronavirus crisis, the world needed to move work, education and play to the digital realm very quickly

"With less than 500 confirmed cases and seven deaths, Taiwan has defied predictions and successfully contained COVID-19."

Recover Better Together - Taiwan can help

By: EBR | Tuesday, September 1, 2020

In 2020, the world has been hit by an unprecedented public health crisis, with the effects of COVID-19 being felt across every aspect of people’s lives

"The prospects of Japan changing its pacifist constitution despite China’s growing military capabilities, the ongoing threat of North Korea and a less dependable United States as a security guarantor failed to garner wide public support."

Shinzo Abe’s Legacy for Japan

By: EBR | Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Japan’s longest-serving prime minister achieved not only a stable Japan — but one with a clear view of its own identity and role in the world

“This meltwater is heavier than ice, so it can penetrate through the entire ice thickness, just like a knife,” said climate scientist Ching-Yao Lai at Colombia University.

Antarctica’s giant ice shelves are vulnerable to collapse, study warns

By: EBR | Monday, August 31, 2020

Meltwater could undermine the walls of ice holding back Antarctica’s glaciers, scientists reported on Wednesday, a finding that underscores concern about the potential for a significant sea level rise

“The priority for the EU is to develop renewable hydrogen, produced using mainly wind and solar energy.”

Europe, China battle for global supremacy on electrolyser manufacturing

By: EBR | Friday, August 28, 2020

While China currently produces the cheapest electrolysers in the world, Europe leads on innovative technologies which are better suited to produce green hydrogen seen by many as a silver bullet to decarbonise the energy system

New tech has fallen into certain categories, according to a Boston Consulting Group analysis, with 25% of solutions taking on detection and containment, 20% tackling problems involving healthcare provider enablement, and another 21% grappling with economic resilience.

These 5 COVID-fighting technologies show the power of global ingenuity

By: EBR | Friday, August 28, 2020

As companies seek new tech solutions to fight the COVID crisis, some interesting themes have emerged

The subject of maritime boundaries has been discussed and studied for decades. More recently, gas discoveries emerged in Egyptian, Israeli, and Cypriot waters.

Turkey Tests the EU’s Resolve in the Eastern Mediterranean

By: EBR | Friday, August 28, 2020

Turkey’s leadership is fueling a dangerous maritime dispute with Greece and Cyprus in the Eastern Mediterranean. The EU must pursue dialogue while resisting Ankara’s attempts to bully its way forward

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September 14. While the initial summit lost its official in-person character due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 3 EU leaders and the Chinese leader attended a virtual meeting via videoconference

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