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Not a day goes by without me being asked about future oil prices. And all discussions that follow end with the inescapable conclusion that oil prices cannot be predicted. This is a complete reversal in the way of thinking about the future from 8–10 years back, when most business decisions in the energy sector hinged… » read more

  Posted by Adam Czyzewski

In 1995, the European Union’s Barcelona Conference launched the grand-sounding Euro-Mediterranean Partnership, a massive effort encompassing the countries of North Africa, Israel, Syria and Jordan. The main objective was to establish economic and political frameworks to stabilize the Arab regimes; the second goal was to compete with the US in Arab-Israeli peace making after Oslo.… » read more

  Posted by Watching the Watchers

Guest blog post by Katrien Alen, educational sciences student at the Catholic University of Leuven. While in the western society, education is focusing on internationalization and the global war on talents, other areas in the world are still facing serious problems with their provision of education. When we take a look around the globe, we… » read more

  Posted by The Guest Blog

Chris Sorek, Director of Communications at Habitat for Humanity Europe, Middle East and Africa. The fragile ceasefire in Syria is in effect, sort of. Aleppo and other cities are still under attack but some the intensity elsewhere has lessened. The flow of refugees from Turkey into Europe has slowed down. But, we shouldn’t believe the… » read more

  Posted by The Guest Blog

In at least two occasions, recently, I have been asked to comment on the growing technological innovation divide between the US and Europe. No doubt, high-tech innovation is in full-traction speed at the moment, in several key sectors: energy, biotech and medicine, artificial intelligence, material science and advanced manufacturing, automotive, aerospace, and futuristic weaponry. In… » read more

  Posted by Nicoli

We are creating the independent potential of our economy, covering the complete value chain – from concept development and R&D up to the final product reaching global markets. By investing in innovation, we are creating new demand (innovation addresses latent demand), which make our investment projects less susceptible to fluctuations in the economic cycle. We… » read more

  Posted by Adam Czyzewski Now that 195 nations have promised to signed up to the Paris climate agreement, the hard work begins. The signatories have all committed to ramping up their fight against climate change, but what happens next will prove crucial. The new five-year national plans to reduce global warming will provide the roadmap for action. Continuing… » read more

  Posted by Kaj Embren

By Geneviève Pons, Director, WWF European Policy Office Saving the planet, transforming development, reforming the economy: EU Environment chiefs have a weighty agenda lined up for their meeting in Brussels this Friday. They will talk about implementing the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda the EU and other world leaders adopted last autumn. Meeting the Agenda’s Sustainable… » read more

  Posted by WWF Climate & Energy Blog

By Hilary Jeune, EU Policy Advisor on Development Finance at the Oxfam EU Office Just six months after world leaders pledged to eradicate extreme poverty by 2030, rich countries are risking to jeopardize this landmark promise. When our governments are gathering today for crucial meetings in Paris and Brussels, the effectiveness of development aid is… » read more

  Posted by Oxfam's EU Advocacy office in Brussels

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