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There’s a dark side to otherwise welcome news that growth in central and Eastern Europe picked up significantly in the third quarter, helping to drive robust growth of 2.5% year-on-year in the EU’s economy. As growing wages and lower taxes spurred consumer spending, third-quarter expansion in the EU’s eastern member states beat both EU averages… » read more

  Posted by The Euro Economy

Guest post by Gabriel A. Giménez Roche, assistant professor of economics at NEOMA Business School, and associate researcher at the Institut Économique Molinari   At a time when the nuclear menace of North Korea becomes increasingly serious, South Korea is also threatened from within by a series of high impact financial scandals. To face it,… » read more

  Posted by The Guest Blog

Guest post by Paolo Battiston, Executive Vice President Digital Payments & Labs Europe, Mastercard The 4th industrial revolution is here. And it is digital. Unlike any other time in recent history, society is witnessing an intense interest in digital transformation. What is changing is nothing less than how consumers interact: with their families, friends, communities… » read more

  Posted by The Guest Blog

Commercial vehicles – like trucks, vans and buses – are not consumer goods; they are tools used to get a job done. When looking at passenger cars, the main variable is the amount of people to be transported. A single commercial vehicle, however, might be used for very different purposes and at very different degrees… » read more

  Posted by Secretary General of the European Automobile Manufacturers' Association (ACEA)

By Mostafa Darwish & Arthur Wyns Climate Action is necessary on all levels, from changing personal behaviour to promoting sustainable businesses & entrepreneurship. Climate-KIC – or the Knowledge and Innovation Community – does just that: as Europe’s largest public-private innovation network, it empowers young people to come up with new business ideas to challenge and… » read more

  Posted by Arthur Wyns - environmental journalist

In recent years cloud storage such as Dropbox or Drive is gaining popularity across different industries principally for its affordability given the excellent performance offered. Within this domain, also cloud databases are now challenging well-established solutions deployed on site. Regarding big-data analytics, cloud databases are now starting to play a crucial role. According to a… » read more

  Posted by Social Sentiment Indices powered by X-Scores

Crowdsourcing is a problem solving approach that uses the power of the crowd to perform certain tasks. Usually a task is divided into small parts also known as ’microtasks’. These are processed by one or more individual crowdworkers. Crowdsourcing is used in various areas of research like linguistics, astronomy and genetic genealogy. In recent years… » read more

  Posted by Social Sentiment Indices powered by X-Scores

The implementation of solar cookers across Moroccan communities is proving to be a great example of how decentralization of renewable energy is contributing to the energy independence of a country. By Lina Yassin & Arthur Wyns Morocco is being widely portrayed around the world as one of the leading countries in renewable energy deployment. The… » read more

  Posted by Arthur Wyns - environmental journalist

Europe is Open for Business. “Partners across the globe are lining up at our door to conclude trade agreements with us […]. Trade is about jobs, creating new opportunities for Europe’s businesses big and small. Every additional €1 billion in exports supports 14,000 extra jobs in Europe. Trade is about exporting our standards, be they… » read more

  Posted by Victor Ciumac

Guest post by Michal Kurtyka, PHD Electromobility is one of the several strategic directions for Poland’s economic development in the near term. On March 16, 2017, the Polish government adopted the Electromobility Development Plan, which set goals and directions for action in this area until 2025. The energy composition of transport fuels, shaped through history,… » read more

  Posted by The Guest Blog

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