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North America Politics

Winners and losers of the battle against H1B visas

The Trump administration may move start implementing another electoral promise: protecting American jobs by revisiting the non-immigrant visa system.

Economics North America

Four things the US should learn about losing and creating jobs

The loss of manufacturing jobs in the United States is unlikely to be reversed unless workers acquire new skills and become employable in other sectors.

Economics Europe International

China in Europe: reshaping trade relations with Central Eastern Europe

China, who has been systematically and intentionally bypassed by the most important regional trade agreements, is now making history by building its way into the Western markets. For China, Central

Europe Politics

Romania’s Minister of Justice admits to lying to the European Court of Human Rights

Romanian Minister of Justice, Raluca Pruna, admitted in this month’s meeting with the Romanian Superior Magistrates Council, to have lied to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) regarding the budgeting of almost a billion euros for the construction of seven new penitentiaries.

Economics North America

How Buy American is jeopardizing TTIP

America’s web of Buy American requirements is undermining TTIP discussions, blocking EU companies from trillions of dollars worth of procurement deals.

Europe Politics

Romania’s anti-corruption fight sends mixed messages

Romania’s efforts to combat political abuse have received both praise and scorn, domestically, as well as internationally.

Europe Security

Same problem, same mistakes? European Commission unveils new plan for migrant crisis

The European Commission’s latest plan to tackle the worsening EU migrant crisis risks repeating the same mistakes of recent years.

Asia Pacific Economics

Steel and sea issues dominate U.S.-China dialogue

The recent Strategic and Economic Dialogue (SED) highlighted the importance of steel production and the South China Sea in U.S.-China relations.