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25 July 2017

The obvious links between Terrorism and Trafficking of Cultural Goods

"Terrorist groups like ISIL exploit cultural sites to finance their activities while strengthening their linkages with transnational organized crime" (UN Briefing March 24,2017). ...

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25 July 2017

The Disturbing Rise of Precarious Work

Indirect, temporary or short term jobs are growing and begin to replace direct and permanent jobs. Precarious work affects more than 60% of workers worldwide (Fig. ILO). And it is widely accepted ...

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7 July 2017

Smart Homes are also vulnerable to Cyber Attacks

The repeated cyber attacks against IT infrastructure are sobering reminders of our vulnerability to hackers. They are consequences of our current dependence on our computer systems and on our ...

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7 July 2017

How do we quantify the effects of human violence for Humankind?

This might seem a strange idea: calculating the cost of 'man-made' violences and their impacts on humanity. This is, however, the core of the analysis carried out by the Institute for ...

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27 June 2017

Europe needs to invest massively in Digital Infrastructure

Europe as a whole operates at only an estimated 12% of its digital potential compared with the United-States' 18% T(Fig.J.Bughin MGI). The fact of the matter is that the major international ...

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27 June 2017

We cannot deny the importance of Immunization

Italian citizens demonstrated a few months ago against compulsory vaccination. In France parents have been brought to justice because they refused to have their child vaccinated. Clearly, today ...

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9 June 2017

Donald against the Rest of the World

In the fight against climate change -all due respect to the Pt Trump- it is Europe that became the centre of the World. Tackling climate change is imperative for our planet's very survival. In ...

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9 June 2017

The Economic Cost of Strikes

Repeated strikes may have serious consequences on the economies of the countries concerned. In fact, these strikes often affect the same sectors of the economy such as transport, education and ...

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26 May 2017

Our Infrastructure is still very Vulnerable to Cyber-Attacks

The recent global cyber-attacks that crippled services such as hospitals, railways networks or the automobile industry in Europe demonstrated the extreme vulnerability of our infrastructure and ...

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26 May 2017

Relations between Germany and Turkey are under Strain

A crisis is brewing between Berlin and Ankara. Not long ago the Turkish government blocked German parliamentarians who had requested access to the NATO military base at Incilik in Turkey, where ...

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