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CATALONIA: The economy is suffering the conflict with Spain

Europe bad and good By 17 octubre, 2017 No Comments
Since August the tensions between Spain and Catalonia have increased. The intentions of Catalan governmental leader Carles Puigdemont has provoked that 700 companies already left the region and the tourism is suffering a reduction of revenue by 15% since summer. Artists and intellectuals critizise the way the separatism is diving society and Economist fear longterm damage for Catalonia and Spain at a whole.

BUSINESS CULTURE: What will change in Europe

Europe bad and good By 22 septiembre, 2017 No Comments

planet-bpm.com interviews Martina Violetta Jung (53) who completed legal studies in Germany and China with a PhD degree. She formerly worked as a M&A Lawyer, Managing Director, CEO, Non-Executive Director and Leadership Advisor. She left these positions and titles behind to enhance people’s perspective on the meaning of career, power, money and the responsibility that comes with it with poems, stories and corresponding watercolor portraits. We talk with her about trends in the market and her last book: “Durchschaut – Worte im Maßanzug”. 

BANKING: Europe did not learn a lot

Europe bad and good By 16 abril, 2017 No Comments

by Jasmin Panjeta

The Global Alliance for Banking on Values (GABV) is a network of banking leaders from around the world committed to advancing positive change in the banking sector. Our collective goal is to change the banking system so that it is more transparent, supports economic, social and environmental sustainability, and is composed of a diverse range of banking institutions serving the real economy.

Why Europe still is an example for tolerance and democracy

Europe bad and good By 31 enero, 2017 No Comments

by Stefanie Claudia Müller

In these days we talk a lot about Trump and the US. We are very scared about what we see. The Americans have always been a reference for democracy and tolerance, but in these elections they have shown that something changed in the American society. In Europe populism à la Trump is rising, also due to its, how it seems, easy success to get the votes of frustated middle class families and the support of many young people without a job. They are doubts about immigration and integration, but nevertheless Europe and the European Union are still the best example in the world for tolerance and democracy. 

BREAKDOWNS: How to manage defeats

Culture, Europe bad and good By 22 enero, 2017 No Comments

Many companies or people in Europe are in a breakdown at the moment, either on a professionnal or private basis. A breakdown is a situation in which you realize you cannot continue like before, and you can´t go foreward as you had planned. It is a huge obstacle on the way to where you were going and it is a stiuation that you can´t ignore and need to pay attention to. Breakdowns occur regularly in our lives, whether we like it or not.

A breakdown doesn´t necessarily have to be negative. It can be meaningful for an indivicual but it is huge to deal with. An example would be a promotion in your company or a change in career: for example that you have left the environment of a multinational corporation and want to set up your own business.