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Economics Natural resources and energy

2016 is the year of cheap renewables, not oil

While much attention is devoted to the fall of oil prices, 2016 has seen a significant expansion in the development of renewable energies

Economics Europe

Should Europe implement universal basic income?

Switzerland has voted against a universal basic income, but the debate is alive and well within a number of European states.

Europe Finance

The latest signals from the European Central Bank

By reevaluating the current bond purchase program and refusing to rule out a rate cut, the European Central Bank opened a new set of opportunities for investors. The action also

Economics Europe

Anti-migrant attitudes are hurting businesses in Denmark

Though the most recent wave of migrants reached Denmark in early September, few have applied for asylum, and the vast majority went on to Sweden. According to some, this is a

Europe Politics

Danish election results reflect a domestic identity crisis

Last week’s Danish election results, which saw the ruling Social Democrats ousted by a centre-right coalition that includes the far-right Danish People’s Party (PPP), reflect a growing domestic crisis of

Europe Security

Nordic Defense Cooperation to counter Russian threat

The five Nordic defense ministers announced last week the beginning of extensive military cooperation between their countries, arguing that Russia is currently the biggest threat to European security. In a declaration published

Europe Politics

Growing Islamophobia heightens political risk for Europe

Amid the high tension in Europe, populist parties will use Islamophobia to increase their political influence. This troublesome trend will only bring about greater political risk for the continent. Islamophobia

Europe Politics

Investors less worried about a British EU exit

What do perceptions of the economic consequences of a British EU-exit mean for the prospects of a referendum? In a climate of political uncertainty in Britain and the EU, can

Economics International

EU seal case adds new protectionism to WTO

The WTO’s public morality exemption has seldom been employed. However, a recent successful challenge has changed that and may herald a litany of trade restrictions in the near future. Goods,

International Security

Arctic nations continue militarizing the Arctic

Arctic nations have in recent years unveiled plans to upgrade military capabilities, allowing for operations in the harsh Arctic region. Yet while these developments affirm the increased strategic value of