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2016 was a year that sent shockwaves through the Western world. Donald Trump was elected President of the United States, Britain voted to leave the European Union. All amidst a backdrop of terrorist attacks across Europe. 2017 could very well provide new shocks, with elections coming up in the Czech Republic, Germany, France and the… » read more

  Posted by EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy

Λαμβάνοντας υπ’ όψιν το προεκτεθέν ισχύον νομικό-θεσμικό αλλά και πολιτικό πλαίσιο του Προγράμματος, η συμμετοχή του ΔΝΤ, όπως έχει ήδη επισημανθεί από τον Μάιο του 2016, φαίνεται αναπόφευκτη. Αυτό που θα πρέπει, όμως, να επιτευχθεί είναι τουλάχιστον η ορθή κρίση από το ΔΝΤ των μέτρων που προτείνουν οι εντός-Ευρώπης δανειστές για το Ελληνικό χρέος, ώστε… » read more

  Posted by EU and Greece

Stimulate the economy by boosting public investment! This “old” idea reconnecting with Keynesian theory has never elicited such unanimous consent. In recent months, many mainstream economists and fiscally-conservative international organisations (IMF, OECD)have been pleading in unison for an increase in public investment in infrastructure.[1] On the political front, the “Juncker Plan” at European level and… » read more

  Posted by Stand Up for Europe

Guest blog post by Cécile Philippe, Institut économique Molinari. The rise of populism is a worrisome democratic phenomenon in that it appears to be threatening the very foundations of our democracies. In France, the next presidential election opens the risk of a very strong showing for the National Front. Elsewhere, the Brexit vote, the election… » read more

  Posted by The Guest Blog

Guest blog post by Ann Cairns, President International for Mastercard, responsible for the management of all markets and customer-related activities outside North America. For too long financial inclusion has been considered an issue which mainly affects the developing world. In fact, according to recent Mastercard research, over 130 million people are unbanked or underbanked across… » read more

  Posted by The Guest Blog

This article is the first part from a short series of articles about investment and trading using SSIX social sentiment data. As social networks become more and more part of our daily life, an increasing volume of comments and opinions covering a huge variety of topics are shared every second. Considering that social networks are… » read more

  Posted by SSIX - Social Sentiment Indices powered by X-Scores

At the beginning of October, an environmental landmark passed with little fuss: The last of the world’s 55 biggest greenhouse gases emitters ratified the historic Paris Agreement. The news generated fewer headlines than the initial deal. It also generated fewer headlines than April’s joint ratification statement by the US and China. But it was arguably… » read more

  Posted by Kaj Embren

Guest blog post by Alison Coleman, Policy Officer on Development Policies at Transparency International EU. At the heart of most global challenges lies one problem: corruption. Poverty, climate change, hunger, inequality and conflict are all fuelled to varying degrees by corruption. In the poorest countries, one out of every two people has paid a bribe… » read more

  Posted by The Guest Blog

National Parliaments often complain to have no direct grip on EU affairs, even if the Lisbon Treaty formalised their competence over the subsidiarity check on EU legislation. An area where National Parliaments play a crucial role is the EU resources, the modification of the decision on own resources is submitted to the ratification of National… » read more

  Posted by European pratictioner and researcher

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