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Amina J Mohammed: Energy for Sustainable Goals

If, by way of magic, cynicism and indifference could be banned, the world would undoubtedly be a much happier place. For United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Amina J Mohammed (56) those two deplorable traits represent the principal obstacles to meeting the

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An Inspiring Trajectory

Amina J Mohammed has been called one of the world’s greatest leaders (Fortune magazine), Diplomat of the Year (Foreign Policy magazine), and Climate Warrior (Vogue). The UN Social 500 praised her for her transparency. On social media she shares her

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UNCTAD’s World Investment Forum: Looking for a Way Out of the Lucas Paradox

Any and all talk about a determined, sustained, and final push to eradicate poverty from the face of the earth revolves around a single question, one often lost in the peripheric chatter: How best to allocate the world’s savings? The

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Project Fear

After suffering some initial and minor difficulties, they fully expect the UK to become the shining star of a new world order – an Empire 2.0 – a low to no regulation haven of free enterprise, free trade, and free

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Democratic Deficit

Eurosceptics often decry the European Union’s perceived democratic deficit and strenuously object to being ruled by “faceless unelected bureaucrats.” In the UK, where Euroscepticism is particularly fashionable, they wish for legislative powers to be devolved to Westminster and executive powers

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Border Trouble

Post-Brexit, the UK will remain part of the EU customs union and quite possibly of its single market as well. That is the gist of the tentative agreement reached on December 08 in Brussels between both parties. The UK’s continued

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Greece vs The Euro Righteous: Waiting for the Other Guy to Blink

So far, nobody in Brussels blinked. However, before the week is out somebody will. An eleventh hour compromise between Greece and its creditors is more than likely. According to the analysts at Morgan Stanley, the probability of a Grexit is

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Europe & Greece: The Gathering of the Perfect Storm

The bears took hold of most European markets earlier today on news that the Greek government is determined to end austerity and will not be seeking an extension of the bailout agreement with its creditors. In a defiant speech delivered

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Greece: Attack of the Merchants of Doom Fails to Impress

President Martin Schulz of the European Parliament (EP) arrived in Athens today to read the riot act, before the Greek government does something it may come to regret. Mr Schulz travelled with a sizeable entourage of journalists to ensure the

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Greece: The Primacy of Politics to Provide a Solution

Just a few years ago, Forbes Magazine – that self-proclaimed “Capitalist Tool” – identified the primacy of politics as the greatest danger facing Europe and the European Union (EU). The publication merrily took a swipe at Mario Draghi, president of

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