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“Emerging Europe and Central Asia have returned to growth, but there are concerns about unemployment and the sustainability of the economic growth … The recovery was not at the same level in all the states. Croatia, Latvia, Kyrgyzstan and Romania have not yet returned to growth. “- I quoted the World Bank Vice President for… » read more

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Marco Saba: AUDIT the European Central Bank While the euro monetary rent – hundreds of billion euros each year – is being masked in the ECB balance sheet (in the liabilities side instead of the assets side), we ask for a long due independent AUDIT of the European Central Bank. Please, do sign the petition… » read more

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By Eugene Kontorovich In a surprising and dramatic development, a federal judge in Virginia threw the international campaign against Somali piracy into jeopardy this week by dismissed piracy charges against a Somalis accused of an attack on a U.S. warship. The holding turned on a statute dating back to 1819 that punishes “piracy against the… » read more

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There is a crucial third trend threatening the UK games sector (Financial Times, “Underground niche is now mainstream”, June 16th) — a chronic and feudalistic leadership crisis. Business leaders’ lack of vision, plus overwhelming caution bordering on timidity, contributed greatly to the present innovation vacuum. University chief wizards must also share the blame. Obsessed with… » read more

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By Jim Egan, Principle Partner at Ferrumar. How the ‘Masters of the Universe’ view our world (Photo source) What delicious irony to behold the Goldman Sachs cult’s desperate attempts to evade its well-deserved public and political back lashings. Tout au contraire, that Goldman’s “… reputational damage is hard to gauge …” (The Economist, “Sachs and… » read more

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Dr Christine Loudes, Campaign Director for Amnesty International, asks whether the Belgian Presidency of the European Union will work to provide greater protection for females. Aissatou Diallo was 14 years old when she was held down forcibly by six people while the seventh person cut her in her home in Guinea. She was made to… » read more

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Gender awareness expert Dr Jane Hailé discusses whether the world needs more women in decision making positions. The last couple of years have been difficult ones for the several of the so-called Bastions of Male Privilege – the Banking and Financial Sector globally, the Catholic Church, the British Parliament with its expenses scandal. For the… » read more

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Cet article existe en français On Tuesday, Belgian MPs, members of the Belgian Parliament’s Social Affairs Committee voted – unanimously – a resolution to include the proposal for a European minimum wage on the agenda of the EU Presidency chaired by Belgium starting in July 2010. (1) Hyperlinks are missing … contact me on corine… » read more

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This article has been sent to Blogactiv by Dr Dan Luca, expert in EU Communication Techniques. Successful European integration requires more than the implementation of efficient institutions and the harmonization of national and European policy making. It also involves processes of communication and the appearance of public sphere that allows citizens to get involved in… » read more

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