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The World Economic Forum’s Global Risk Report (GRR) has listed water crises among the top-five risks in terms of impact for eight consecutive years. In the most recent version of the report, it remains nested among a cluster of other risks that are rated as having both a very high likelihood and a very high impact. These include extreme weather events, natural disasters, the failure of climate change adaptation and mitigation, man-made environmental disasters, biodiversity loss and ecosystem collapse, interstate conflict and large scale-involuntary migration.

Water is a growing source of global conflict. Here’s what we need to do

The most intensive drought ever recorded in Syria lasted from 2006 to 2011. Water scarcity hit households, businesses and infrastructure, while in the countryside crops failed, livestock died, and entire families moved to the country’s cities

Residents of Germany get to feel this every day. It can take months and several visits to a local government office to obtain an ID card (Estonians do this online), while the occasions one is required to present this document seem to mushroom.No wonder politicians, Germany’s political parties and government officials are at the bottom of the scale when it comes to whom the citizens trust. The country is caught in a “they” versus “us” scenario. While exercising control takes top priority, the ordinary business of government, to make things work, is shamefully neglected.

Can Germany Provide Global Solutions?

Germany’s leaders talk about taking on more responsibilities in world affairs. But the country’s government struggles with even basic forms of efficiency

U.S. Vice President Pence delivered a clearly statement to Venezuelan opposition leader Guaido:” We are with you,100 percent. The U.S. will provide an additional $ 56 million aid to Venezuelan citizens and the U.S. Treasury Department would be imposing ‘stronger sanctions’ on the Maduro regime’s corrupt financial networks.”  White House national security adviser Bolton said in an interview recently “I think momentum is on Guaido's side. Reports in the press that the military hasn't shifted, miss the point entirely.

Venezuela’s future depends on the US and Russia

The situation in Venezuela is unpredictable. There is great uncertainty about what will happen in the coming weeks or months. Does President Maduro remain in power or does the opposition leader Guaido take the lead?

First, the progress. Banks have bigger and better capital buffers and more liquidity. Countries have taken steps to address systemic risks posed by institutions seen as too big to fail. Regulation and supervision have been strengthened; many countries have stepped up their focus on monitoring financial stability, and many now also conduct regular stress tests to check banks’ health.

Is the World Prepared for the Next Financial Crisis?

New regulations and reforms have helped, but major threats still loom

The World Bank estimates that air pollution costs India the equivalent of 8.5% of GDP - a huge drain on resources. And with the economy forecast to grow rapidly, increasing industrialization could exacerbate the problem even further.

7 of the world’s 10 most polluted cities are in India

Air pollution is an insidious killer. If you are among the 91% of the world’s population who breathes air the World Health Organisation (WHO) deems unsafe, then every time you inhale, microscopic particles are being drawn into your lungs


China’s image in Greece: Great Expectations

By: EBR | Wednesday, February 27, 2019

The road to the 2020 elections is crowded with Democrats. But who can beat Trump?

By: EBR | Wednesday, February 27, 2019

President Trump vowed America will never be socialist

By: EBR | Thursday, February 7, 2019

Russia with love to United States and Europe?

By: EBR | Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Turkey and the West: What to Expect in 2019?

By: EBR | Thursday, January 24, 2019

Brexit, Asia and the increased lure of Europe

By: EBR | Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Nancy Pelosi takes a personal fight against president Donald Trump

By: EBR | Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Are we sleepwalking into a new global crisis?

By: EBR | Friday, January 18, 2019

Globalization 4.0 will help us tackle climate change. Here’s how

By: EBR | Friday, January 18, 2019

10 predictions for the global economy in 2019

By: EBR | Friday, January 11, 2019

A World of Financial Gloom and Doom?

By: EBR | Thursday, January 10, 2019

Turkmenistan still contrasts negatively with its Caucasian neighbours

By: EBR | Monday, January 7, 2019

China’s Interesting Future, in 2019

By: EBR | Thursday, January 3, 2019

5 charts that explain the global economy in 2018

By: EBR | Friday, December 28, 2018

The Countries Getting the Highest Return on Education

By: EBR | Thursday, December 27, 2018

The Caucasus: No Longer Russia’s Neighborhood

By: EBR | Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Climate Change: global challenge requiring global response

By: EBR | Friday, December 7, 2018

World Leaders on Instagram 2018

By: EBR | Friday, December 7, 2018

What will make a difference at COP24?

By: EBR | Tuesday, November 27, 2018

First glance: Democrats win the House; Republicans strengthen position in the Senate

By: N. Peter Kramer | Wednesday, November 7, 2018

What do Democrats actually want, beyond being rabidly anti-Trump?

By: N. Peter Kramer | Tuesday, November 6, 2018

The US Elections of November 6: a referendum about President Donald Trump?

By: N. Peter Kramer | Friday, November 2, 2018

Khashoggi's murder spotlights global war on free speech

By: EBR | Tuesday, October 30, 2018

The best countries to live and work in

By: EBR | Friday, October 26, 2018

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By: N. Peter Kramer

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, asked about Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s recent anti-EU poster campaign against him, declared, “enough is enough.”


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