emissions
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Fighting Global Warming by Reducing Emissions

Two important meetings were held last week that could significantly affect the design of future public policies against global warming and carbon dioxide emissions. At the APEC (Asian-Pacific Economic Cooperation) meeting, Barack Obama and Xi Jinping announced that an agreement has been reached between USA and China upon future reductions …

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HE Asta Skaisgiryte Liauskiene
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Interview with HE Asta Skaisgiryte Liauskiene, Ambassador of Lithuania to the UK

Energetic and driven. These are probably the first things that come to your mind when you listen to HE Asta Skaisgiryte Liauskiene, the Lithuanian Ambassador for the United Kingdom. “When you go to politics, don’t be afraid to stand alone. Have your own views on whatever is happening and defend …

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wage
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Raising wages: how much?

The public debate around labour market institutions in the US is currently focused on the minimum wage. President Barack Obama has repeatedly proposed a raise in the minimum wage (now at $7.25/hour) at federal level from the beginning of his second term, but no wide consensus has been reached upon …

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Referendum
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What About Catalunya’s Referendum?

What do Catalans actually say about the upcoming referendum? On the 25th October, one of the most anticipated games in European football will take place – the El Clasico between Real Madrid and Barcelona. However, with only 16 days before the Catalan Independence Referendum takes place, the first El Clasico …

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Slavery
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Modern Slavery: Behind the Barcode

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights of 1948 states that “No one shall be held in slavery or servitude; slavery and the slave trade shall be prohibited in all their forms”. Half a century has passed since this principle was set black on white; nevertheless, the fight against slavery is …

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Malala
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Malala: Education and Women Empowerment

“A girl has the power to go forward in her life. And she’s not only a mother, she’s not only a sister, she’s not only a wife. But a girl should have an identity. She should be recognised, and she has equal rights as a boy.” Malala In her Nobel …

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Elections
EuropePolitics

Bulgarian Elections: A Missed Opportunity

Yet new parliamentary elections took place in Bulgaria 6 days ago, after the most recent government stepped down on 23rd July 2014, after just 441 days in office. Extensive protests have been plaguing the country for more than a year, amid growing dissatisfaction of the population. This was the third …

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Revolution
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HK Revolution in the Media

Hong Kong’s pro-democracy revolution has covered the headlines of all international media in the past week showing that the world’s eyes are focused on the Umbrella Revolution. The international community has followed the current demonstrations very closely, mindful of the 1989 student protests in central Beijing; but how has the …

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Women
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Women in Japan and Growth

The weak status of women in the Japanese professional environment has changed minimally throughout the past decades and the country’s economy is suffering from their absence. Le level of higher education in Japan is amongst the highest in the world, according to the OECD, but when women leave university their …

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Le Pen
EuropePolitics

Marine Le Pen vs. European Unity

The triumph of Marine Le Pen ’s National Front (FN) at the first round of the French municipal elections on March 23rd is a profoundly worrying phenomenon for France and for Europe. Supporting strong anti-EU and anti-immigration policies, the FN won for the first time since 1995 the mayoralty of …

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