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The idea of a joint debt mechanism emerged once more in the EU, propelled by the same “spendthrift” states and opposed by the same...

Rise of Global Protectionism: Natural Economic Development Round or Step Back as a Necessary...

Protectionism is growing at a record pace, despite the fact that the majority of economists consider it an absurd economic policy. According to a recent...

Vive le CFA Franc – The Leech That Is Draining Africa  

The relationship between French colonisation and economic dominance has always been intertwined. From the first trading ports in Senegal in the 17th century and...

The Failing Marriage of Convenience

The 2015 nuclear deal (Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action) struck between the Islamic Republic of Iran and six world powers - the US, UK,...

Paradise Lost – The Venezuelan Crisis and the Response of the International Community

Venezuela anguishes in what is being described as the country’s worst economic, social and political crisis to date. A combination of low oil prices,...

Look at me! This is Attention Economics!

There’s a new resource in today’s economic market, which has spawned a lucrative, fast-paced industry, and is more sought after than any other. That resource...

‘‘Francly’’ Speaking: The Stakes of the New West African Monetary ECO-System

Since the middle of the last decade, public debate in the West African region, namely in the francophone countries, has been dominated by the...

Boosting Women Entrepreneurship in the Med: Such a Mad Idea?

5Gender equality, anchored at the very heart of human rights, has been gaining considerable momentum over the course of the past few years. Still,...
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Hard Times for Free Trade in North America – Canada gears up for NAFTA...

As the Trump administration’s growing mistrust of international trade deals places the North American Free Trade Agreement squarely within White House crosshairs, Canada is...

Power Shifts after Britain’s Drift

By: Maria Lohmann (Guest Writer) With Brexit looming around the corner, France and Germany will soon be left with the responsibility of filling the power...

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