Vice-Prime Minister Kocho Angjushev: Pulling Macedonia Out of a Limbo and Into the European Union

What’s in a name? In the case of Macedonia, an entire country’s future. Macedonia, a candidate for accession to the European Union since 2005 and equally anxious to join NATO, has been unable to start accession processes over a dispute

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Nouriel Roubini: A Mixed Economic Bag in 2019

After the synchronised global economic expansion of 2017 came the asynchronous growth of 2018, when most countries other than the United States started to experience slowdowns. Worries about US inflation, the US Federal Reserve’s policy trajectory, ongoing trade wars, Italian

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Tatiana Valovaya, the New Director-General of the UN Geneva Office

The Russian succeeds Mr Michael Moeller of Denmark.  UNITED NATIONS, June 2019, CFI.co’s Tor Svensson informs from Geneva:   United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres announced last month the appointment of Ms Tatiana Valovaya of the Russian Federation as Director-General of the

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CBRE – Adapted Retail & Alternative Assets: Rental Trends Adjusting With the Times

Economic growth is driving increased demand for retail and alternative real estate assets, while spare capacity is gradually being eroded, particularly in the big cities. This could mean further rental growth in 2019 and 2020, especially for prime properties. The

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The Roca Brothers: Community-Based Solutions for Food Security

To become the best is not necessary to go global. Spain’s three Roca brothers, celebrated as royalty in foodie circles, believe that food security begins at home. The brothers have repeatedly questioned the viability of current agribusiness models which see

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Danièle Nouy: Getting Tough with Bankers

It is her job to keep Europe’s banks on the straight and narrow and remind their executives that honesty pays. During her four years as chairperson of the European Central Bank’s (ECB) supervisory board, Danièle Nouy made few friends in

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President Armen Sarkissian: Quantum Politics Defined, Explained, and Considered

Armenia is ready for its time in the spotlight. The landlocked country experienced a watershed moment earlier this year when journalist-turned-politician Nikol Pashinyan, 43, set out on a protest march opposing the long rule of Serzh Sargsyan, who served two

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UN SDGs and Gun Control: UNODA to Coordinate Action on Small Arms Under UN Disarmament Agenda

The UN Secretary-General’s has a detailed action plan for disarmament in order to save humanity – including future generations – from weapons of mass destruction and forthcoming weapons technologies. The plan includes 40 action points to save the planet. The

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President of Montenegro Milo Đukanović: Visions of Europe by Its Best Pupil

Last September, the European Union launched its own Belt and Road Initiative, connecting Europe with Asia. The announcement of Brussels’ tentative response to Beijing’s grand strategy was barely noticed as Brexit negotiations neared their climax and Italy decided to throw

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Book Review by Kenneth Rogoff: Crash Time

Crashed: How a Decade of Financial Crises Changed the World by Adam Tooze Ten years after the collapse of Lehman Brothers, Crashed, by the noted Columbia University historian Adam Tooze, offers a sweeping history of the global financial crisis up

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