Moving on from oil

Moving on from oil

At the height of the Covid-19 emergency, the CEOs of some of the world’s biggest oil and gas companies, reiterated their commitment to an emissions-reduction manifesto announced in 2014. The…
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The social function of communities

The social function of communities

by Prof. JosAnn Cutajar A community consists of a group of individuals or families that share certain values, interests, services, institutions, and/or geographical proximity. Fellin (2001) defines ‘community’ as a…
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The canary leaves the coal mine

The canary leaves the coal mine

In early 1882, Holborn Circus in central London came alight with a burst of electricity generated by a newly-built facility nearby. The Holborn Viaduct power station became the world’s first…
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Myanmar on the brink

Myanmar on the brink

Hours before the Burmese parliament was set to certify the results of the general election held in November, the country’s powerful armed forces seized control of government and declared a…
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The calm during the storm

The calm during the storm

The invocation of Article 50 by the UK opened the door to a whirlwind that has blown past two British Prime Ministers, two EU Commissions, two UK elections, an EU…
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A great deal of expectation

A great deal of expectation

After years of hard-nosed negotiations, false starts and inconclusive talks, the post-Brexit deal announced by the UK and the EU on December 24th felt nothing short of a Christmas miracle.…
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Stoking embers in Ethiopia

Stoking embers in Ethiopia

by Tonio Galea A year ago, Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed was awarded the Nobel Prize for Peace after formally ending a two-decade conflict with neighbouring Eritrea. Some weeks ago,…
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America makes up its mind

America makes up its mind

Georgia and North Carolina were the last states to be called in the US Presidential race, ten days after the election. Democratic nominee Joe Biden won 306 Electoral Votes in…
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Education without end

Education without end

by Jesmond Saliba Industry 4.0 is still a realm in the making, but restless keynoters are already heralding the coming of Industry 5.0. Economies will change, societies will adapt, and…
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A vote for the world

A vote for the world

The stage of the American election is as big as the world. Every nation follows the US Presidential change-of-season every four years with interest. In 2020, things have gone up…
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The bumpy countdown to November

The bumpy countdown to November

The American Presidential election funnel is fairly straightforward. Parties field multiple candidates into the fight-fest more commonly known as the Primaries whittling down their number until the last one standing…
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Trump, Biden, or else

Trump, Biden, or else

Suburbs across America are dotted with blue-and-red yard signs, but not all of them are shout-outs to Joe Biden or Donald Trump. Or even Kamala Harris and Mike Pence. The…
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The swingest of them all

The swingest of them all

The US Presidential contest is a competition for counties– the local units of government that make up an American state. The results in a handful of counties can determine which…
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The Disunited States of America

The Disunited States of America

Joe Biden has been leading the national and toss-up state polls for a steady seven months now. But when your adversary is the Republican Party in the unpredictable form of…
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CorporateDispatch PRO Edition 13

CorporateDispatch PRO Edition 13

Download your free edition of our journal today. The cover story this issue ponders economic advice from an unlikely leader: the head of the Roman Catholic church. Pope Francis is…
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MEPs Defend Rule of Law

MEPs Defend Rule of Law

Rule of law deficiencies in Member States mean EU funds may be used to undermine European values and in such a context, MEPs are demanding new tools to tackle the…
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Germany Turns 30

Germany Turns 30

Futuristic architecture, a colourful subculture, eclectic cuisine, an intense party scene – Berlin is truly one of the open capitals of the world. Walking though the vibrant streets today is…
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Chain Proaction

Chain Proaction

Some of the most enduring scenes of the coronavirus pandemic involve people battling it out over rolls of toilet paper. The images from supermarkets around the world provided plenty of…
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