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Germany is stronger than ever

Europe bad and good By 3 January, 2021 No Comments

While other nations as USA and Russia fall as brands due to their pseudo cold war play that shifted from Asia and Europe to Africa, Angela Merkel has made out of Germany much more than just a “made in Germany”. The country has become a brand for global values and virtues after being the most destructive country in the world. A nation admired for its stable leadership, Germany is right now the world’s strongest nation brand, BSI score of 84.9 out of 100.

Lockdowns and economic impact

Europe bad and good By 30 November, 2020 No Comments

In times of crisis, the economy is usually the first port of call for disaster—and the impact can be felt for many years after. The Bank of England says that history has proven there are two certain things when it comes to financial crises: another one will follow, and it will be different from the last one. Our world has changed dramatically over the best part of a year. A rare disaster of a global pandemic never before seen in our lifetime has resulted in countries introducing necessary quarantines and social distancing measures in a bid to curb the spread of the virus. This has had a negative but necessary effect on our economies. A crisis bringing great uncertainty, governments are providing support to workers, businesses, and financial markets to guide us towards a strong recovery. However, there is doubt about what our global economic landscape will look like when things return to normal.

Youth and politics – our future

Europe bad and good By 28 November, 2020 No Comments

How to engage youths in democratic politics has become a headache of a sort to social crusaders, political scientists, media practitioners and so many other groups in Nigeria and by extension, international. This question has continued since 1999 the country started to practice democracy after 35yrs the military held sway in the leadership of the country. Since the democratic dispensation, the country has spent billions of Dollars in electoral processes. Likewise, some international unions like the European Union, EU, can swank of supporting and strengthening Nigeria’s democracy and electoral processes with not less than 100 million Euros. This, the EU can say, were supported by means of democratic institutions, the electoral processes, legislatures and all electoral stakeholders.

Germany’s leadership in pandemic is worldwide accepted

Europe bad and good By 27 November, 2020 No Comments

66% of survey respondents expect institutional investors to increase their exposure to Germany over the next 12 months 40% of institutional investors expect German economic growth to exceed the forecast of 4.4%, compared to 20% who think it will be lower than this. A new survey of institutional investors in Germany and the US who collectively manage €44.37 billion of assets, reveals 80% believe the German Government has delivered a much more comprehensive package to support its economy and jobs than other major nations. The findings are from MBH Corporation plc, a diversified investment holding company listed on the Frankfurt and Dusseldorf Stock Exchanges that acquires successful, well established small to medium sized enterprises across multiple geographies and sectors.

Young Portuguese show courage

Europe bad and good By 4 October, 2020 No Comments

Four children and two young adults from Portugal have filed an unprecedented climate change case with the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg. They are asking the Court to hold 33 countries accountable for fuelling the climate crisis. The case, which is brought with the support of the Global Legal Action Network (GLAN), centres on the rising threat which climate change poses to their lives and to their physical and mental wellbeing. If successful, the 33 countries would be legally bound, not only to ramp up emissions cuts, but also to tackle overseas contributions to climate change, including those of their multinational companies.

Europeans forget the Sahel

Europe bad and good By 30 August, 2020 No Comments

The activities of the Sahel Alliance since its formation demonstrate some of the wide-ranging ambitions for European and international policy in the region. But the Alliance has also revealed the difficulties facing efforts to coordinate ongoing work and make existing and future policies more effective. Confusion surrounding European programmes and international strategies in the Sahel has been made all the more serious by the worsening security situation there.