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Globalisation,Managing migration as a source of workers, a response to ageing, and a benefit to development;

February 23, 2013

Globalisation,Managing migration as a source of workers, a response to ageing, and a benefit to development;

The combination of technological progress, lower transport costs and policy liberalisation in the European Union and elsewhere has led to increasing trade and foreign investment flows between countries. This has important consequences for the functioning of the EU economy. While globalisation brings huge benefits and opportunities, it also means that Europe has to more...

Community , Economy , Jobs , Politics

President Mahama’s State of the Nation Address

February 23, 2013

President Mahama’s State of the Nation Address

STATE OF THE NATION ADDRES ADVANCING THE BETTER GHANA- OPPORTUNITIES FOR GROWTH DELIVERED BY H. E. JOHN DRAMANI MAHAMA PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF GHANA     TO THE 6th PARLIAMENT OF THE 4TH REPUBLIC THURSDAY FEBRUARY 21, 2013   Rt. Hon. Speaker of Parliament Vice President Kwesi Bekoe Amissah-Arthur Her Ladyship the Chief more...

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Winter forecast 2012-14: Gradually overcoming headwinds

February 23, 2013

Winter forecast 2012-14: Gradually overcoming headwinds

Winter forecast 2012-14: Gradually overcoming headwinds While financial market conditions in the EU have improved substantially since last summer, economic activity was disappointing in the second half of 2012. However, leading indicators suggest that GDP in the EU is now bottoming out and we expect economic activity to gradually accelerate. The pick-up in growth more...

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All foreigners in Holland should sign ‘participation contract’: minister Asscher

February 20, 2013

All foreigners who move to the Netherlands should be required to sign a contract in which they agree to uphold the Dutch constitution and the rule of law, according to social affairs minister Lodewijk Asscher. In an interview with the Volkskrant, Asscher says he wants to ensure the Netherlands has a 'warm and caring' integration policy but also that it is 'clear and more...

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After horse in lasagne, now it’s bacteria in Swedish burgers, do not accept rejected meat from Europe

February 18, 2013

After horse in lasagne, now it’s bacteria in Swedish burgers, do not accept rejected meat from Europe

Dutch food safety inspectors on Monday carried out emergency checks on a meat processing firm in Enschede, following reports it had supplied meat contaminated with the potentially lethal EHEC bacteria to a Swedish wholesaler. Some 6 tonnes of hamburger and kebab have been removed from Swedishsupermarket shelves after two children became ill eating meat which was not more...

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Enough of This Asante Hatred!

February 18, 2013

Enough of This Asante Hatred!

Empirical evidence suggests that no nation or country has ever progressed in an atmosphere of inter-ethnic hatred or ethnic tension. In many African countries such as Rwanda, Burundi, and Kenya, ethnic hatred has often been exploited and even fuelled by  political leaders to serve their agenda of seeking to gain electoral advantage and consolidate political power. more...

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PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP IS KEY TO AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT

February 18, 2013

PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP IS KEY TO AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT

By Albert Engel A favorable institutional set-up is key to maintain economic growth in Africa. This includes not only security, stable governments and predictability of legal decisions but also capable governmental and non-governmental institutions that offer a sound economic framework, supportive policies and business development services. It encompasses also the more...

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The Importance of Aid for Trade

February 18, 2013

The Importance of Aid for Trade

By Pascal Lamy, Director-General, World Trade Organisation (WTO)   Aid for Trade is as relevant today as it was when the Initiative was launched at the Hong Kong Ministerial Conference in 2005. Developing countries, and in particular Least-Developed Countries (LDCs), have made measurable progress in their participation in the global trading system.  But for more...

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Mali conflict shows France is the ‘de facto European army’ by Justin Stares

February 18, 2013

Mali conflict shows France is the ‘de facto European army’ by Justin Stares

War in Mali has again exposed the European Union's Achilles' heel - an unwillingness to sanction joint military action, reports PublicServiceEurope.comFrance has been forced to act as the de facto "European Union army" because the 27-member bloc is still incapable of putting together a joint defence force, a conference in Brussels heard on Wednesday. The French-led more...

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Amsterdam dumps the ‘A’ word, allochtoon and autochtoon(Alien)

February 14, 2013

Amsterdam city council is to stop using the words 'allochtoon' and 'autochtoon' to differentiate between locals and immigrants, the Telegraaf reports on Wednesday. The idea originated from Labour party councillors but has now been given the support of the city's executive board. Labour says the use of the word allochtoon - primarily used to describe people with a more...

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