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Join the discussion!Kick-off by Marco SanfilippoRehearsal of a South-South Cooperation: China and the BRICSChina is shifting his political outlook: from North to South. The emergence of the “Africa Agenda” is a reality: how this can change global balance.The key event of the new Chinese leadership foreign tour, the fifth summit of BRICS in Durban brought some new decisions, the most significant: the creation of a new, joint, Development Bank with an initial capital of $ 2 billion.© All rights reserved by LaMerlettaiaCivic activism and Russian government confront themselves: why harsh measures have been evoked and legislation have been tailor-made to discredit protests? Read some ideas on the reasons behind this phenomenon.The political regime has little or no public support from the educated middle class (or ‘Russian Educated City Dwellers’ as they are popularly known), although the President is deemed to be a rather agreeable figure to some portions of the Russian society.Read the Kick-off by Anna Bara (EUI)© All rights reserved by El Tel63Join the discussion!Russia Tightens the ScrewsReturn Migrants And Entrepreneurs: Beyond Established ParadigmsShare your knowledge, experience, and raise questions on this issue?
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See also Return Migration and Development PlatformMigration is not only about settling down in the country of destination, but also about returning to one’s country of origin bringing back new capital: resources, networks, skills, new ideas.
Which factors shape the entrepreneurship of return migrants? How do they differ in terms of levels of entrepreneurship back home? And why? Should returnees’ entrepreneurship be supported?
How do conditions differ between south-eastern Europe, north Africa and even sub Saharan Africa? Are the challenges for entrepreneur-returnees similar?Join the discussion!Kick-off by Anna Triandafyllidou and Jean-Pierre Cassarino (EUI)© All rights reserved by Luigi StranoWhat Does the WTO Need From its Next DG?The WTO is going through a leadership transition. After 8 years the incumbent Director-General (DG), Pascal Lamy, steps down on September 1, 2013. Who replaces him matters. First, because the WTO is not generating the trade liberalization and policy reforms that will stimulate investment and job creation—a key issue given the grim economic situation today.Join the discussion!Kick-off by Bernard Hoekman and Petros C. Mavroidis (EUI)Get the views of 7 candidates on the world’s trade governance problems.
Read the Vox.Eu e-book: "Race for the WTO Director-General job"Since Viktor Meyer-Schönberger first released his seminal book Delete in 2011, there has been a widespread debate in European Public about the Right to be Forgotten.The Right to Forgetfulness? – On Regulating Information for the Public GoodIn 2.0 society how the right of privacy can be guaranteed? Does the “Right to be forgotten” matter to European consumers? Technological evolution brings new challenges, some evident, some hidden.Kick-off by Ben Wagner (EUI)Join the discussion!© All rights reserved by CPOAKick-off by Zsuzsanna VidraJoin the discussion!New Hungary: between Strong Populist Traditions and Weak Democratic AttitudeHungary has been in the spotlight since the current government started to pass bills that have been gradually leading towards the weakening of the democratic institutions and the rule of law in the country. With the latest amendment of the constitution a further step was taken towards the elimination of the checks and balances of the system.The crisis as a pretext to slowly turn away from basic democratic values on which the EU is founded. This is a challenge for the European Union as a whole.© All rights reserved by adriana