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European Ruling Highlights Apple's Corrupted Business Model

William Lazonick | Posted 09.01.2016 | Business
William Lazonick

There is much for U.S. authorities to learn from the European example of forcing corporations to pay their fair share of taxes, but more far-reaching oversight of executives' allocation of resources is also required.

How I Got There: Jyrki Katainen

Lan Anh Vu | Posted 07.15.2016 | Impact
Lan Anh Vu

Jyrki Katainen is the Vice-President of the European Commission for Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness. He served as Prime Minister of Finla...

From 1 To 16: How Brexit Was A Clear Win For The Good Guys

Doug Bandow | Posted 07.08.2016 | World
Doug Bandow

For Britain the virtues of remaining appeared to this American to pale compared to the likely costs of continued subservience to Brussels. In a variety of admittedly imperfect ways Brexit promoted liberty, community, democracy, and the rule of law. In short, the good guys won.

Britain's Vote Leave Says No Need To Swiftly Begin Formal EU Divorce Negotiations

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 06.25.2016 | World

LONDON, June 25 (Reuters) - Britain should begin informal negotiations on a full settlement governing its post-Brexit relationship with the European U...

Brexit Is Worse For The European Union Than For Britain

Georges Ugeux | Posted 06.24.2016 | World
Georges Ugeux

By putting the debate on economic issues, British leaders have made the Brexit debate an economic one while it is fundamentally a political one.

How I Got There: Peter Balazs

Lan Anh Vu | Posted 06.17.2016 | Education
Lan Anh Vu

Photo: AFP Peter Balazs is the former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Hungary and the former European Commissioner for Regional Policy. He currently h...

How I Got There: Vytenis Andriukaitis

Lan Anh Vu | Posted 04.27.2016 | Healthy Living
Lan Anh Vu

Vytenis Andriukaitis is the European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety. Andriukaitis is the first doctor ever put in charge of EU health policy....

Google Faces Charges For Abusing Market Power In Europe

Reuters | Casey Williams | Posted 04.20.2016 | Technology

BRUSSELS - The European Union charged Google on Wednesday with abusing the dominant position of its Android mobile operating system, opening a second ...

Let Us Not Make Ukraine a Forgotten Crisis

Christos Stylianides | Posted 03.17.2016 | World
Christos Stylianides

The humanitarian situation remains serious. Over three million people are in need of humanitarian assistance.

The LSE and Deutsche Boerse Merger is the Last Opportunity to Build a Truly European Platform

Georges Ugeux | Posted 03.16.2016 | Business
Georges Ugeux

The next weeks will answer the question of LSE and the next few months the question of Brexit. The consequences of those choices will redefine the European landscape. I truly hope that, for once, the European vision will prevail.

How I Got There: Vera Jourova

Lan Anh Vu | Posted 03.03.2016 | Impact
Lan Anh Vu

Image: European Commission Vera Jourova is the current European Union's Commissioner for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality. She was previously t...

With Increased Commitment, Europe Demonstrates Leadership in Global Health

Dr. Mark Dybul | Posted 03.03.2016 | Impact
Dr. Mark Dybul

Ending epidemics that affect the lives of millions of people in low-income and middle-income countries is one of the smartest investments anyone can make to create opportunity, promote social justice and foster growth and security.

The Lousy Brexit Negotiations Threaten To Dissolve What's Left Of European Integration

Juan Fernando López Aguilar | Posted 02.25.2016 | World
Juan Fernando López Aguilar

The European negotiators have chosen to become reckless in order to prevent the "prodigal son" from the leaving the house and slamming the door behind him.

The U.S. Just Struck A Crucial Deal With Europe On Data Privacy

Reuters | Casey Williams | Posted 02.03.2016 | Technology

European and U.S. negotiators agreed to a data pact on Tuesday that should prevent European Union regulators from restricting data transfers by compan...

Keeping the Dream of an Open Europe Alive

Enika Bushi | Posted 01.25.2016 | Politics
Enika Bushi

Friday 22 January 2016, the College of Europe, Brugge Campus, welcomed Prime Minister of Albania Edi Rama, in what was the first high official visit f...

Europe Could Kick Majority of Teens Off Social Media, and That Would Be Tragic

Larry Magid | Posted 12.10.2015 | Technology
Larry Magid

While I'm sure there are well-meaning intentions behind this proposal, I worry that it could actually endanger and disenfranchise young people at the very time when we should be doubling down on their engagement in social media and world events.

Moms Rally Around Pregnant Scientist After She's Uninvited From Conference

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 12.04.2015 | Parents

After a female scientist's invitation to speak at a conference was allegedly revoked due to her pregnancy, a group of women rallied around her with a ...

Why Jews Should Celebrate Thanksgiving 2015!

Rabbi Levi Welton | Posted 11.26.2015 | Religion
Rabbi Levi Welton

As a Jew, I remind myself that for 4000 years, my ancestors cried and prayed for the extraordinary era in which I live, a day in which the Jewish people enjoy both sovereignty in our homeland and freedom in the Diaspora!

'No more crossed wires': how open innovation is born from company collaboration

Benjamin Cave | Posted 11.18.2015 | Business
Benjamin Cave

Open Data Institute trainer Ben Cave shares the wide benefits of the open approach taken with eLearning developer Sponge UK in collaborating on the ne...

Woman at Work: Smarten Up Your Teams to Boost Revenue -- Females are the Key

O'Brien Browne | Posted 11.02.2015 | Business
O'Brien Browne

Over the past several years, many studies have shown the advantages of teams which are diverse in terms of skills, age, culture, personality and, most especially, gender. Diverse teams, when well led, are more innovative and creative.

If Europe Opens Up and Innovates, It Can Create More Jobs

Guy Verhofstadt | Posted 10.29.2015 | World
Guy Verhofstadt

BRUSSELS -- We need to end once and for all the European aberration in which markets of the past are given preference over markets of the future.

Data Privacy Pact Must Be Forged Between Europe And U.S., Regulators Warn

Reuters | Lorenzo Ligato | Posted 10.16.2015 | Technology

Companies could face action from European privacy regulators if the European Commission and United States do not come up with a new system enabling th...

Bread For The Journey: The Greek Baker Who Remembers

Dan Siegel | Posted 09.22.2016 | World
Dan Siegel

As he stacks up dozens of empty baking trays in the back of his van after another morning round of helping to feed refugees, one thing is certain: the "Baker in Kos" clearly remembers from where he came.

EU Faces Uphill Battle In Fight To Help Refugees

The Huffington Post | Willa Frej | Posted 09.11.2015 | World

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker held nothing back during his state of the union speech Wednesday, proposing a quota system to redist...

Migrants And Refugees Clash With Police On Greek Island Of Lesbos

Reuters | Alexandra Ma | Posted 09.04.2015 | World

ATHENS, Sept 4 (Reuters) -- About 200 unregistered migrants and refugees trying to board a ship scuffled with police and coastguard officials on the G...