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Whether leaders have verbalised it as such or not, whether it is mere instinct or intuition, the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) is a means of confronting what Sorin Moisă calls the ‘Big Contraction’.   For the first time since the early modern age the Western world is contracting. It is being pushed back. For the… » read more

  Posted by MEP Sorin Moisă

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This is the third part of a series that looked at how emphasising the hazard-based approach to regulations has led to irrational decisions and the rise of the contrapreneur’s agenda to return to some pre-industrial ideal world where we lived risk-free with nature. I ended by questioning how  this incoherent policy agenda could succeed in Brussels.… » read more

  Posted by The Risk-Monger

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In my article Turkish, Greek And Tesla Streams Re-routing Energy Supply In Eastern Europe how new Turk(ish) Stream pipeline is re-routing the energy supply in whole Eastern Europe with Greek and Tesla [Balkan] Stream gas pipelines. South Stream, was cancelled last December (2014) after Bulgaria (influenced by the EU acting on behalf of the US)… » read more

  Posted by AriRusila's BalkanPerspective

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Angela Merkel bouscule tout le monde : la chancelière a su convertir la droite à une ouverture envers les étrangers. Elle l’a confirmé en informant que les Syriens seraient accueillis en Allemagne, et en visitant un foyer de réfugiés incendié. Elle a lancé un débat que ses partenaires de l’Union avaient choisi d’éviter. Le commissaire aux… » read more

  Posted by EU-Logos

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Over the past fifteen years, quite a lot of criticism has been levelled by the “MIT gang”° against what has become known as the Washington consensus. Very little or no public discussion, however, has taken place about its close European offshoot, the Berlin consensus. Sure, there are some differences between the neoliberal economic thinking underpinning… » read more

  Posted by Spotlight on Geopolitics

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La serpiente informativa de verano de este año ha venido en forma de crisis bursátil china. Paradojas de la globalización que transmite temores a los mercados internacionales desde un parqué bursátil de una economía planificada comunista. Este mundo de contradicciones que convierte en segunda economía mundial a China, el capitalismo colectivizado que mientras trata de… » read more

  Posted by Con acento hispano

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  Let me start this follow-up blog with some definitions: Entrepreneur: One who takes risks, creates opportunities and seeks to innovate and solve problems Contrapreneur: One who is risk averse, creates fears and seeks to inhibit innovation (identified as the cause of problems) In yesterday’s blog, we considered how the strategy of pushing for hazard-based regulation… » read more

  Posted by The Risk-Monger

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Honestly, what government employee is so stupid that they use their work email address to sign up to Ashley Madison? According to EurActiv, the answer to that question was 14. Not being married or living with anyone I have never personally had a need to “cheat” so have no first hand experience with the site.… » read more

  Posted by FinancialGuy Writes!

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