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Developments in international climate policy

Written by Gregor Erbach

UN climate talks in Bonn made only slow progress in negotiations towards a new international climate agreement, although a deal was reached to protect forests with a view to mitigating climate change. 1,271 more words

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THE EYE WITNESS

It is said that only those present know and understand what the feeling is like. I don’t know who said that though. I guess its me then. 1,673 more words

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Unemployment in the EU [What Think Tanks are thinking]

Written by Marcin Grajewski

Unemployment in the euro zone and the whole European Union has been inching down for many months, adding to signs of economic recovery, but remains well above levels recorded before the start of the financial crisis in 2008. 526 more words

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Understanding hybrid threats

Written by Patryk Pawlak

‘Hybrid threats’ are often invoked in reference to the ongoing conflict in Ukraine and the ISIL/Da’esh campaign in Iraq. As policy-makers struggle to grasp what hybrid threats mean for national security, it is pertinent to recall the origins, the meaning, and legal challenges associated with this concept. 1,258 more words

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The ECB's 'unorthodox' monetary policy [What Think Tanks are thinking]

Written by Marcin Grajewski

In March 2015, the European Central Bank (ECB) launched its quantitative easing (QE) programme, the so-called Public Sector Purchase Programme, under which the ECB buys financial assets from euro-area banks, corporations or governments. 487 more words

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