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TTIP, CETA, TPP and… another secret trade deal

TTIP, CETA, TPP and… another secret trade deal
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Greenpeace has recently leaked an update of the text of the Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA), a trade deal being negotiated in secret since March 2013. Joining the talks are the European Union (EU) and 22 other countries, including the United States of America (US), Canada, Japan, Turkey, Israel and Pakistan. Together the participating countries […]

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Uber will wipe out skills not jobs

Uber will wipe out skills not jobs
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Ride-hailing app Uber recently announced a pilot project testing the use of self-driving cars in the streets of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The announcement was quite unexpected since the technology of automated passenger cars is not even close to hitting the markets.  There are major technological flaws to be resolved and regulators have barely begun setting up […]

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The difficult dilemma between inequality and unemployment

The difficult dilemma between inequality and unemployment
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Too often, young adults feel like they are being held back by unfavorable labor regulations, overly-regulated property markets and a shaky economy. The numbers do not lie either: around 20% of young workers in the European Union (EU) were unemployed in 2015. As suggested by The Economist, solutions might be found along the lines of […]

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All eyes on Rio: Blessing or curse for local tourism?

All eyes on Rio: Blessing or curse for local tourism?
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Rio de Janeiro is a city that captures imagination. It has been nicknamed the ‘Cidade Maravilhosa’ (Marvelous City), and remains the most popular tourist destination in Brazil. In 2014, the city welcomed 1.8 million foreign tourists (a 34% increase compared to 2009), mainly due to mega-events such as the annual Carnival and the 2014 FIFA […]

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