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EUROPE: climate change splits up

Europe bad and good By 12 July, 2019 No Comments

A report aftermath of the European Parliament election, finds that almost half (44%) of Spanish voters think their country’s political system is “broken”. Support for the EU, however, remains strong – with parties, and voters, agreed on the need for pan-European engagement on to key issues, such as climate, the economy, and international security.

EU: The new cold war and how it effects us

Europe bad and good By 22 May, 2019 No Comments

by S&P/planet-bpm.com

In a first look at trade tariffs the U.S. and China have recently slapped on each other, economists at S&P Global Ratings believe the direct effects on the world’s two largest economies are likely to be minimal—if the levies remain in place for the rest of 2019. However, the indirect macroeconomic effects are likely to be many, varied, and capture other trade-dependent economies in their nets like Europe and Canada. Willem Buiter, Economist and advisor of Citibank, speaks already from a “new cold war”, that the Chinese are likely to win.

MIGRATION: Not a main worry for Europeans

Europe bad and good By 1 April, 2019 No Comments

Despite what Viktor Orban, Matteo Salvini and Steve Bannon have said, the EU elections will not be a referendum on migration. While migration is important for some voters, it is not the only battleground for votes ahead of the European Parliament elections, according to a major new poll by the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR). The think-tank’s poll finds that emigration and domestic issues, such as corruption, the cost of living, health, housing, and unemployment, also feature prominently among voters.

UK: the impact of a no-deal-Brexit

Europe bad and good By 19 February, 2019 No Comments

by Jan Goller

It was more than two years ago when the British voted about remaining in the European Union or not. But still there isn’t any certainty about the future of the UK in the EU. Will there be a soft Brexit with an agreement or a hard one without any convention or any Brexit at all?

In fact, the withdrawal agreement scheduled the British exit of the EU on 29 March 2019. But untill now the politicans didn’t find any agreement about a soft Brexit. Therefore in the worst case we would have to face a hard brexit whose impact will be omnipresent.

NETHERLANDS: Dutch loses ground

Europe bad and good By 27 January, 2019 No Comments

The Dutch Inspectorate of Education published the results of an investigation which suggest that in May last year the association ‘Beter Onderwijs Nederland’ (BON or Better Education Netherlands) had perfectly good reasons for filing a lawsuit against two Dutch universities and the inspectorate of education itself in an attempt to stop the unbridled anglicisation of higher education in the Netherlands.