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The Collapse of Schengen: The beginning of the end?

The Collapse of Schengen: The beginning of the end?
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Author: Lea Duplan The creation of the Schengen area (1995) made it possible to enhance a fundamental right in the European Union: the free movement of people. Since the agreement, 1.7 million people started earning their salary in a different country than the one they live in. A possible disintegration of Schengen would then pose […]

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The basic income – Three centuries of discussion

The basic income - Three centuries of discussion
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Author: Lea Duplan An unconditional and universal basic income, as defined in a study by the German Institute for Economic Research, is an income distributed to every single citizen of a country, with no conditions attached. In return, welfare benefits disappear. The main ideas are to address poverty, to cut red tape and administrative costs, […]

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U-Multirank – shaking up the traditional World University Rankings?

U-Multirank - shaking up the traditional World University Rankings?
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Author: Lea Duplan With a €2 million budget from the European Union for the period 2013-2015, what is so special about U-Multirank? Are we really in need of another ranking? While U-Multirank celebrates the release of its 2015 ranking, it is time to evaluate its performances. The platform is led by a group of experts […]

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The hidden power of open government data in the EU

The hidden power of open government data in the EU
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Author: Lea Duplan Ranging from eradicating poverty to promoting peaceful and inclusive societies, most of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) could use open government data (OGD) to succeed in their strives. This means that all the data collected by governments to perform their tasks could be more useful than we think if they were […]

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