Child asylum-seekers, safe, sound and allowed to stay in the Netherlands

The children, aged 12 and 13, came to the Netherlands as babies and have never been to Armenia. Nor do they speak the language. Their mother was sent back a year ago but the children were taken into hiding at the time to avoid deportation. The court ruled that there are no reasons why the children should not be deported.

Eastern promise and Western pretension

People in the former Eastern bloc are different from those in the West. They are more realistic. This applies to both "Eastern Europeans" and East Germans.

Can Europe become a nuclear power?

“Do we need the bomb?” asked the front page of one of Germany’s biggest newspapers last month.

Europe’s quest for financial independence

Brussels will find it hard to defy Washington, but it has to try.

The orange XTC state, a 19 billion euro industry

Dutch criminologist Edward van der Torre warns that the drug industry in The Netherlands is gaining more and more power.

Can Trump and Europe restart relations?

Although the recent and newfound rapport between Trump and the EU is a welcome respite from the current rot in the transatlantic relationship, it is unlikely to be a long-lasting feature as fundamental issues still divide Washington and Brussels.

US-China trade war: What’s in it for Europe?

To help evaluate whether the market response is warranted or exaggerated, the author measured the trade impact of additional import tariffs based on standard economic theory, namely two key parameters—the tariff pass-through rate and the price elasticity of demand. The end of multilateralism seems clear, at least for trade.
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In 1973, an MIT computer predicted the end of civilization and...

While many in history have made apocalyptic predictions that have so far failed to materialize, what the computer envisioned in the 1970s has by and large been coming true. Could the machine be right? r.

Russia’s financial authorities are putting the economy on an “economic war”...

The sanctions based assault on Russia by the US and its expanding sanctions regime is starting to take its toll as the Russian government and financial authorities scramble to manage the damage that is now affecting everything from corporate profits to foreign currency reserves.

Inside F1’s race to reinvent itself

Formula One's new owners are changing everything from camera angles to car designs, with the aim of turning every grand prix into a Super Bowl-like spectacle

The four ways that ex-internet idealists explain where it all went...

A long time ago, in the bad old days of the 2000s, debates about the internet were dominated by two great tribes: the Optimists and the Pessimists.

The new realism, an uncomfortable middle

Just recently, 16,000 gathered in Amsterdam for the International AIDS Conference—“AIDS2018.” Many leading figures painted a sobering picture: goals for global HIV/AIDS treatment and prevention goals are not likely to be attained, funding has declined, high-level political will is lacking, and there is the risk of a resurgent epidemic.

Greece begins a new chapter following the conclusion of its stability...

In total, €288.7 billion in loans have been provided to Greece since 2010. This includes €256.6 billion from its European partners and €32.1 billion from the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

What should the EU do about the Turkish currency crisis?

The Turkish lira has lost more than 30% of its value against the US dollar since the beginning of this year. After the political escalation of tensions between the US and Turkey and the increase in tariffs on some Turkish imports last week, the lira was temporarily in free fall.

#FreePress: Journalists are not the enemy

Replacing a free media with a state-run media has always been a first order of business for any corrupt regime taking over a country.

Opposition to Nord Stream 2 makes no sense for America or...

President Donald Trump, his opponents in the United States, and his critics in Europe have found common cause: opposing the planned Nord Stream 2 pipeline that would transport Russian natural gas to Germany. All sides are in rare agreement, but they are all misguided in their own ways.

Google Chrome may soon add a feature that will speed up...

Google’s Chrome browser is the most popular web browser on the planet by a massive margin.

Let’s talk about climate change

If the repeated dire warnings from the world’s climate scientists have not been enough, then the recent tragic events in Japan, Europe and California must convince us to finally admit we have a problem.
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Diving into the future of digital finance

56 coders from 15 countries in 12 teams took up the challenge: an innovative blockchain event set up for the first time at the EIB’s headquarters in Luxembourg. The 48-hour challenge: to use blockchain technologies to redesign the transaction processing of commercial paper.

Saudi Arabia and Canada

Saudi Arabia has ordered its ambassador to Canada to come home and has expelled the Canadian ambassador, stopped Saudi flights to Canada, stated that all new commerce with Canada will now be reviewed, and told Saudi students there—there are 12,000—to study elsewhere.