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Guest blog post by Jean-François Platon, a chemical engineer with more than 40 years of experience working in the food and cosmetics sectors, and an administrator at the AFECG (French Alliance for the Study of Fats. How will President Emmanuel Macron’s government handle the populist debate around science and regulation in France? The early signs… » read more

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Data is not the new Oil

Guest post by Jakob Kucharczyk, Director of Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA) Europe It’s not entirely clear who first coined the term “data is the new oil”. But as people scrambled to explain data as the ‘new something’ – the new currency, the new coal, the new gold, and even the new bacon –… » read more

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Guest blog post by Mehmet Ö?ütçü, chairman of the Global Resources Partnership, a boutique energy investment and geopolitical advisory consultancy Millions of tourists are descending on Croatia’s sun-kissed coast for the summer season, enjoying the tranquil Mediterranean waters. If only Croatia’s domestic political situation and external environment were as calm and carefree. For prime minister… » read more

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Guest post by Britt L. Bolin, Europe Fellow at Young Professionals in Foreign Policy (YPFP) Two months ago, British politics could not have looked clearer. With her party projected to win by 20 points, Prime Minister Theresa May called a snap election in an attempt to increase her majority in Parliament. She had just invoked… » read more

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Guest blog post by John J. Martin, Global Transparency Fellow at Young Professionals in Foreign Policy (YPFP). John earned his BA in International Relations from New York University. A century after the words were first uttered by Winston Churchill, ‘business as usual’ does not appear to be on the agenda of British Prime Minister Theresa… » read more

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Guest blog post by Hans-Jochen Luhmann, Senior Expert at the Wuppertal Institut für Klima, Umwelt, Energie. The not even steadily but actually increasingly increasing discrepancy between target and real (NOx emission) values of cars and vans has not been a new phenomenon – it has been measured and published since more than a decade. In… » read more

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