The ‘Ndrangheta Explained

April 20, 2021

The 'Ndrangheta, Italy's most powerful criminal organization, has been in the news lately. But what does the 'Ndrangheta do?

Tracing the Economic Growth of Poland

April 06, 2021

Alternative for Germany Is Failing to Keep Up

February 23, 2021

If not for the familiar awkwardness of social distancing rules, the scene at the digital party conference of Germany's Christian Democratic Union (CDU) would have been fit for a daytime game show. With the theme from “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire” playing in the background and the CDU's...

In Conversation With Belarus Opposition Candidate Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya

October 06, 2020

GLOBSEC hosts Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, the main opposition candidate in the 2020 Belarus presidential election, in this fireside chat.

The Wirecard Debacle Calls for a Rethink

July 01, 2020

Wirecard AG, the Munich-based payments and financial services company that was a member of the DAX index of Germany’s 30 leading blue-chip stocks, collapsed spectacularly and filed for insolvency on June 25. Among many lessons, this disaster has revealed major gaps in audit...

The Challenges Facing the Eurozone

June 01, 2020

The current public health crisis has become a major challenge for European economies. It particularly affects countries in the southern part of the eurozone, as they are still suffering from the effects of the euro debt crisis of 2009-12. In the absence of a convincing fiscal policy response from...

Looking for a New Chapter in Central Eastern Europe

April 02, 2020

Central Eastern Europe (CEE) has been hit by the novel coronavirus — which causes a disease called COVID-19 — at a time when upgrades to its industry are overdue, the cost of labor has gone up, the tailwinds from EU funding are about to wane, and the region is in desperate...

Emmanuel Macron Promotes “le Startupisme”

October 31, 2019

Bloomberg offers its readers a look at a typically French phenomenon: a government’s economic cheerleading around the promotion of a simplistic idea that makes its traditionally stale policies appear more modern and dynamic than they actually are. One of the classic ploys is to borrow...

When an Albanian and a Serb Meet for the First Time

October 07, 2019

Despite the conflict ending 20 years ago, the effects of the Kosovo War live on today. In Kosovo, there are still some Albanians and Serbs who never mix. In this video, the BBC tells the story of two young people who meet for the first time.

How German Reunification Could Change Global Capitalism Today

October 01, 2019

Nearly 30 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall, powerful images come to mind from those heady days of 1989: people dancing on walls and the related assumption that from now on freedom would reign around the world. Global capitalism had prevailed over the state-run socialist model, and people...

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