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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

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Guest blog post by Dan Luca, Euractiv.   Recently I was invited as speaker at the “Innovation Conference” (Gearing up for digitisation – Adapting Retail Banking to the Digital Age) to present my view on how innovation disrupts the media sector.   My presentation focussed on some key points:   1.Democratization of media production The… » read more

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Guest blog post by Nick Stringer, Chair of the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance (EDAA). Amid the recent (and continuing) redrawing of the European data privacy landscape, it is of crucial importance for the digital economy that the freedom to deliver advertising matched to the interests and preferences of people (otherwise known as online behavioural… » read more

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Guest blog post by Margit Schratzenstaller and Danuše Nerudová. The debate about tax-based own resources, which as “genuine own resources” may (partially) replace current own resources funding the EU budget, is as old as it is controversial. On the one hand, Núñez Ferrer (2008) and Begg (2011) rightly stress that the current EU system of… » read more

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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

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Guest blog post by Dan Luca, Euractiv. In 2017 we will celebrate 30 years since the implementation of Erasmus programme and the results are incredible: 3 million beneficiaries and … (surprisingly) one million children from mixed couples facilitated by the European mobility offered … We can say that Erasmus has formed a European spirit? Is… » read more

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Guest blog post by John Mitchell, President and CEO of IPC. Manufacturing gets a bad rap. Today’s advanced manufacturing companies require engaged, intelligent and highly-trained workers. Those working at these cutting-edge facilities would scarcely recognize the old assembly lines from the 1950’s. And yet, manufacturers today cannot find enough trained workers to fill their open… » read more

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