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29 March 2016

Relaunching the European Defense is urgent

Against a background of serious international tension and the pressure of terrorist movements, the strengthening of European military capabilities seems essential. The idea of a European army goes ...

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29 March 2016

Can we do without Nuclear Energy ?

The EU is the largest energy importer in the world, importing 53% of its energy at an annual cost of around US$ 410 billion. To be precise, 26.9% of electricity was from nuclear, 40.5% from fossil ...

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11 March 2016

Is China buying Europe ?

Year after year we are witnessing China's growing appetite for Europe's brands and technology. And China is cash-rich. A few weeks ago ChemChina has confirmed the acquisition of the Swiss ...

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11 March 2016

Farmers are still Upset

The governments across Europe keep announcing more money for them but the farmers are still not happy. This unease has remained essentially unchanged for decades. And yet, if we look at the EU, the ...

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26 February 2016

In or Out: a Tragic-Comedy in Camera

The outcome of the referendum on 23 June on Britain's membership of the EU remains highly uncertain. The tragicomic dimension of the recent discussions held in Brussels did not escape anyone. ...

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26 February 2016

A Crisis that we should not ignore

"An end to the Schengen agreement allowing passport-free travel across 26 European countries would spell the End of Europe" (Pt F.Hollande19 Feb.16).The Schengen agreement was signed in ...

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12 February 2016

A Link between Counterfeiting and Terrorism

Resulting costs to business of counterfeit and pirated products could reach an estimated US$ 1.7 trillion worldwide by 2020. Moreover, 2.5 million jobs have been lost as a direct result of fake ...

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12 February 2016

Food Prices and Malnutrition

It seems that there is no obvious link between food prices and malnutrition.In the past 15 years many experts were concerned about the impact of rising food prices on global hunger. According to ...

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29 January 2016

A few Doubts about our Sharing Economy

We have no doubt that hiding behind the name of "sharing economy" we mostly find a capital-intensive market economy rather than a sharing or collaborative economy. The substantial amount ...

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29 January 2016

Actions speak louder than Words

Speakers at the highest level of government across the world breathed a sigh of relief at the result of the Paris Climate Conference. But the tough part comes now: the implementation of the ...

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