Economy

Modern Mitteleuropa: differences and similarities in the Visegrad Group

The paper highlights the similarities and differences in the development paths of the four so called Visegrad countries (Poland, Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia, leaving...

Germany’s sickly economy

“Be more like us” say German policymakers to their EU partners. But Philippe Legrain warns that appearances can be deceptive as Germany suffers from...

Five steps for closing the transatlantic productivity gap

American companies embraced new information technologies 20 years ago, while Europeans are still hesitating. Bruno Maçães sets out a digital catch-up strategy. ...

Je Suis(se) HSBC! – The austerity odd or ad?

While the wealthy evade billions in taxes, ordinary citizens continue to bear the burden of budget cuts. Meanwhile, those who resist are punished for...

Blame Germany If Europe Implodes

The Greeks have received all the blame for the crisis, but the bankers in Frankfurt deserve the lion’s share of the culpability for making...

Fair Trade – an alternative made to Aid and Free Trade?

“Trade not Aid”: this used to be the slogan of third-worldist movements in the mid-1960s, an epoch when intellectual figures in the Third World...

We are 99% too many on this planet – 1% is fat and furious

Escalating inequality is the work of a global elite that will resist every challenge to its vested interests. Even the extremely asocial CEOs and...

Global Markets of Misery

Is our global humanitarian system in transition? If so, what are the key issues before the 2016 World Humanitarian Summit "Today's...

NEW DEAL for the Balkans – China and BRICS

Capital rich and ready to spend, China might be outplaying many Western rivals, even maybe Russia, in the Balkans. Chinese investments boost the influence,...

Future of Davos in Kyrgyzstan

Is the new Russian approach towards China and India, vector for a multipolar world order? Will the new Davos – gathering between vanity fair...

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