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The African continent boasts 30% of the world’s mineral reserves, and demand for rare earth metals alone is expected to reach 315,000 tons by 2030, more than double the volume in 2021.

Why Africa will become a prominent player in global geopolitics

By: EBR | Thursday, July 13, 2023

In the coming decades, Africa will become a pivotal player in international affairs

Public administrators who buy AI systems must have the knowledge and resources required to procure AI responsibly, taking into account societal risks and opportunities.

How to manage AI procurement in public administration

By: EBR | Wednesday, July 12, 2023

Governments and public administrators buy AI at an increasingly greater scale

The state of gender parity returned to pre-pandemic levels, but that progress on reaching gender parity has slowed.

The ’global gender gap’ – how many years will it take before men and women are equal?

By: EBR | Thursday, June 29, 2023

Things are changing, but not fast enough

Counterintuitively, Erdogan likely benefited not only from his personal political skills that come to the fore when he is in a political fight for survival.

Erdogan: Repositioning at Home and Abroad

By: EBR | Tuesday, June 20, 2023

In a twist of irony, Gulf state support for Erdogan, despite his Islamist leanings, may be driven as much by economics as geopolitics

Governments and regulators must find new ways to work with market participants to design a market frame that supports tomorrow’s energy infrastructure.

Why governments should take a light touch designing tomorrow’s energy market

By: EBR | Tuesday, June 20, 2023

Governments are taking the lead in shaping energy markets in response to recent volatility and the decarbonization challenge

One problem is that the majority of residential housing is still heated with outdated systems, often using polluting fossil fuels such as coal and oil.

Heat pumps can help contribute to carbon neutrality

By: EBR | Monday, June 19, 2023

The world’s largest air conditioner manufacturer has launched a four-step initiative which, it claims, can help tackle the climate change crisis

The spirit of the four-day workweek challenges the validity of the institutional office work schedule, which can be onerous on those also bearing the bulk of domestic duties.

How the four-day week benefits women at work

By: EBR | Monday, June 19, 2023

Before the pandemic, a handful of companies were experimenting with the four-day workweek

Those minerals—anything from light and heavy rare earths to chromium and now copper—are at the heart of a geopolitical and geo-economic competition that connects the energy transition to the hardware supporting innovation in artificial intelligence.

How the EU Can Use Mineral Supply Chains to Redesign Collective Security

By: EBR | Tuesday, June 6, 2023

The EU’s ability to deliver on its climate goals relies on strategic partners who provide mitigation assets

Turkey’s vote has been free but certainly not fair. Several opposition figures—like Selahattin Demirtas, the leader of the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP)—are in jail, or, as is the case for Istanbul’s mayor Ekrem Imamoglu, threatened with a political ban. Imamoglu has appealed a recent conviction by an Istanbul court.

Turkey heads into a critical election runoff

By: EBR | Wednesday, May 17, 2023

After a dynamic and unfair campaign, the interim results of Turkey’s dual election send the two main presidential contenders to a second round and give a safe majority to the incumbent parliamentary alliance

The global impact of CBAM should therefore be read in this specific context, where “Europe is always perceived to give with the one hand and take with the other, often more than it gives”.

A Political Economy Perspective on the EU’s Carbon Border Tax

By: EBR | Friday, May 12, 2023

The EU’s Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism has sparked a debate about its negative spillover effects, particularly for developing and least developed countries

 The researchers identified opportunities in product development and innovation, marketing, sales and customer experience. As well as speeding up laborious tasks, generative AI can analyse seemingly unconnected data to deliver new insights that can add value across creative organizations.

How might generative AI change creative jobs?

By: EBR | Friday, May 12, 2023

The long-running debate about the impact of artificial intelligence (AI) on the future of work has thrown up very few certainties

So how does this all work in practice? Space-based remote sensors collect and facilitate the exchange of a multitude of data, including weather information and imagery from optical, hyperspectral and multi-spectral domains, which can drive advanced analytics methods to provide insights in the field and across seasons.

Satellite-enabled apps can improve agriculture from space. Here’s how

By: EBR | Friday, May 12, 2023

Space technology is transforming how we do things on Earth these days

Assad’s readmission is a damning indictment of the growing impotence of Europe and the United States in a region plagued by instability, internal displacement, authoritarianism, and a younger generation lacking economic and political prospects.

What Assad’s Future Means for Justice and the West

By: EBR | Wednesday, May 10, 2023

Acollection of Arab countries grouped in the Arab League has brought President Bashar al-Assad back into its fold

The EU’s approval ratings nevertheless regularly hit 69 per cent, having previously languished for almost four decades well below 50 per cent. Europhiles will probably greet this as a strong endorsement, although the reasons are more complex.

What would ’Saint Schuman’ find to celebrate this coming May 9th?

By: EBR | Wednesday, May 3, 2023

For Eurocrats, and for many in the so-called ‘Brussels Bubble’, May 9th is a holiday

That resilience is not ebbing. This is despite the leaks from U.S. intelligence that Ukraine’s planned spring offensive is not adequately militarily equipped. And it is despite a growing weariness if not a sense of impatience by some Western political and military elites of a war that has the huge potential to create instability in other parts of eastern Europe.

Ukraine’s resilience is about winning the war

By: EBR | Friday, April 28, 2023

Wars eventually end. In compromise, defeat, victory, or the complete destruction of a country.

Brain training – “exercising” your brain with attention and focus – is one such treatment.

Brain training probably doesn’t help ADHD – new study

By: EBR | Thursday, April 20, 2023

Drugs to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) can be very effective, but they can come with a range of undesirable side-effects, such as increased anxiety, trouble sleeping and loss of appetite

Meanwhile, the EU Commission criticised the ban introduced by Warsaw and Budapest, describing it as “unacceptable”.

Slovakia bans Ukrainian grain imports after finding unauthorised pesticide

By: EBR | Wednesday, April 19, 2023

Slovakia temporarily banned the imports of Ukrainian grain and other food products after an increased amount of pesticide not authorised in the EU was found in Ukrainian wheat imports, acting Agriculture Minister Samuel Vlcan announced on Monday

Outside the security field, another major improvement would be the gradual return to a rule-of-law architecture closer to Western standards: a number of political prisoners would be freed without delay; reforms concerning the judiciary, the media, and the civil society would be launched; and a return to a parliamentary system would be put in motion.

The Strategic Consequences of a Kilicdaroglu Victory Over Erdogan

By: EBR | Wednesday, April 19, 2023

For the first time in twenty years, a change of leadership in Turkey is possible. The EU must be prepared for the foreign policy shift an opposition victory would bring

Describing school health and nutrition programmes as “a good investment for more sustainable, inclusive and peaceful futures,” the report says nine out of 10 nations have already implemented measures to improve child health and support healthy eating.

The outsize benefits of school health and nutrition programmes

By: EBR | Thursday, March 30, 2023

Schools have a critical role to play in creating an equal and inclusive future, not just in what they teach but also how they enhance the health of the children in their care, according to a new United Nations (UN) report

The association between air pollution and likelihood of developing long COVID were also stronger for specific long COVID symptoms – particularly those relating to respiratory health, such as shortness of breath.

New study reveals link between air pollution exposure in young adults and long COVID symptoms

By: EBR | Thursday, March 16, 2023

Although COVID-19 infections are typically less severe in young adults, that doesn’t mean they aren’t still at risk of complications from COVID-19

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