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27 March 2015

Demography: a Key Challenge throughout the World

In the 20th century the world's population doubled twice. Moreover, it has risen from 2 billion in 1930 to 7.3 billion today and is expected to reach 9.5 billion by 2050. And according to the ...
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27 March 2015

Water Resources Management: a Global Challenge

By 2030, the world is projected to face a 40% global water deficit (UN report). Ban- Ki-moon the Secretary-General of the UN explained the main substance of the problem in one sentence: "Water ...
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13 March 2015

The Strategic Importance of the Agriculture

The importance of the agriculture sector for the economic and social development throughout the world is obvious. Europe is the 2nd largest agricultural power in the world. For its part, India is ...
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13 March 2015

The Power of Culture

A new museum is created almost every day, everywhere in the world. The Unesco underlines that cultural and creative industries are some of the most rapidly growing sectors in the world. The ...
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27 February 2015

The Working Poor Phenomenon

Today, employment is not a guarantee against poverty. In South Asia, it is estimated that nearly 90% of the workforce is either poor or near poor. But In-work poverty is a phenomenon which also ...
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27 February 2015

Socio-Economic Inequalities

Observers pointed out that growth in Europe over the last decades has been accompanied by an increase in inequalities. And employment, as described above (Working-poor), is not any more considered ...
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13 February 2015

The Worsening Problem of Youth Unemployment

Almost 73 million youth worldwide are looking for work and more than 5 million of them live in Europe (ILO). The last 4 years the overall employment rates for young people fell three times as much ...
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13 February 2015

Older Persons can be an Asset to the Economy

There are around 600 million people aged 65 or older across the world. And by 2035 more than 1.1 billion people -nearly the current population of India- will be above the age of 65 (UN estimates). ...
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29 January 2015

The Cost of Fighting Terrorism

The recent deadly attacks in Paris remind us that beyond individual victims, these attacks also generate an enormous cost to society. A few days after these dramatic incidents, the French ...
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29 January 2015

The Cost of Cybercrime

It is estimated that more than 30% of European citizens are banking or shopping online. As a result the number of victims of cybercrime is dramatically increasing. According to the McAfee and CSIS ...
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