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    What if central banks meddle with cryptocurrencies?

    Cryptocurrencies were set to disrupt and completely revolutionize the use and the very concept of money. Yet, 10 years on from the launch of Bitcoin — the pioneer among cryptocurrencies — cash is still alive and well, and the digital currency revolution is not in sight. The economic institution to revive the hype around digital currencies may be one above any suspicion: the central bank.

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    The green-green dilemma

    Policy conflicts between biodiversity conservation and renewable energy.

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    Killer cotton: Fashion’s parasitic relationship with Indian farmers

    Clothing manufacturers are preying on the developing world for their cheap capital and labor to maintain speedy production. Fast fashion, the business model behind this, has increased demand for cotton used to produce most garments. Indian farmers provide a cheap version of the crop, a version genetically modified by seed monopolist Monsanto, which has created an inescapable dependency on the company; perpetuating bankruptcies, illnesses, and ultimately suicides.

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    Study at CEU’s School of Public Policy: Let us conceive a better world together!

    The School of Public Policy (SPP) at Central European University (CEU) is a leading global institution, which is committed to inspire and empower its diverse student body and equip them with the knowledge, competences, and emotional intelligence to address complex real-world policy problems. We asked the Head of SPP, Martin Kahanec, to answer our questions about the graduate programs and scholarships his school offers. We also included several SPP students and gave them the opportunity to tell their stories.

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    The invisible people

    Usually when the question of how welcoming a country’s attitude towards refugees is raised, people look at the relation between proportion of accepted and rejected asylum seekers. But the destiny of those rejected is rarely featured in the mass media. What happens to them?

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    Migrants without protection = Humanitarian principles at risk

    In the last few years, tens of thousands of people have left their homes and crossed the Mediterranean Sea. The media is constantly publishing stories of drowning migrants and of the harsh conditions of detention centres in Southern Europe. At the same time, the attitude towards migration has hardened in many European countries. Countries like Italy, Austria and Hungary have shown that there is very little humanity left.

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    Clothing manufacturers are preying on the developing world for their cheap capital and labor to maintain speedy production. Fast fashion, the business model behind this, has increased demand for cotton used to produce most garments. Indian farmers provide a cheap version of the crop, a version genetically modified by seed monopolist Monsanto, which has created an inescapable dependency on the company; perpetuating bankruptcies, illnesses, and ultimately suicides.

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    The School of Public Policy (SPP) at Central European University (CEU) is a leading global institution, which is committed to inspire and empower its diverse student body and equip them with the knowledge, competences, and emotional intelligence to address complex real-world policy problems. We asked the Head of SPP, Martin Kahanec, to answer our questions about the graduate programs and scholarships his school offers. We also included several SPP students and gave them the opportunity to tell their stories.

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