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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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13 January 2016

A World without Work

All those who closely monitor the spectacular developments in new technologies understand very well the significant impact they will have on our jobs. It is indeed difficult to believe that ...

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13 January 2016

A World without Cash

Will physical currency be abolished? Modern banknotes came into use in the 17th century in Europe. This can explain why the use of paper money and coins is deeply rooted in people's mindsets. ...

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18 December 2015

A few Facts about Freedom and Security

It is undeniable that the period in which we live requires a greater focus on security. These assaults against freedom and order weigh heavily on public opinion. There is a strong temptation to ...

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18 December 2015

A Few Facts about Climate Change

The only relevant issue after the Climate Change Summit in Paris is wether or not the heads of State are going to be compliant with their commitments. It is not disputed that an ever-increasing ...

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