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Europe in the age of global competition Europe in the age of global competition 6 February 2005 Janez Potočnik, European Commissioner for Science and Research, was the keynote speaker at an EPC dialogue, kindly sponsored by Hutchison Whampoa Limited, on "Europe in the Age of Global Competition.” The Euro in a Shrinking Zone - Robert Skidelsky Exit from comment view mode. Click to hide this space LONDON – The recent European Union summit was a disaster. Both Britain and Germany played the wrong game: British Prime Minister David Cameron isolated Britain from Europe, while German Chancellor Angela Merkel isolated the eurozone from reality. Had Cameron brought an economic-growth agenda to the summit, he would have been fighting for something real, and would not have lacked allies.

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China's Economy Just Overtook The U.S. In One Key Measure This was inevitable, but it still feels momentous: By one important measure, China's economy is now the biggest in the world, topping the United States. China's gross domestic product is worth $17.6 trillion, adjusted for China's relatively low cost of living, compared with $17.4 trillion for the U.S., the International Monetary Fund estimated as part of its latest World Economic Outlook. Here's how that looks in chart form: Expert: Journalists were caught off guard by Europe's economic crisis Via Pedro Rivas Ugaz on Flickr, used with a CC-license. As Europe's economic crisis deepens, journalists covering the area are challenged to analyze, interpret, and above all, predict what will happen. "Journalism is a service to society.

The Origins of the Greek Financial Crisis Before the modern Greek state assumed its present day contours in the aftermath of the first world war, communities in the trading cities of Alexandria, Odessa, Salonika, Smyrna, and Trieste, already had a long history of running their own school systems, hospitals, and orphanages. This was partly a legacy of Ottoman rule. With the exception of political stability, the Ottomans were not in the habit of providing public goods so, when it came to public health and economic development, citizens had to fend for themselves. That system worked. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights Whereas recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world, Whereas disregard and contempt for human rights have resulted in barbarous acts which have outraged the conscience of mankind, and the advent of a world in which human beings shall enjoy freedom of speech and belief and freedom from fear and want has been proclaimed as the highest aspiration of the common people, Whereas it is essential, if man is not to be compelled to have recourse, as a last resort, to rebellion against tyranny and oppression, that human rights should be protected by the rule of law,

Explicit cookie consent IF THE 20th century belonged to the rich countries of North America and Europe, some economists argue, then the 21st will be the era of the emerging world. Economic growth across emerging markets has been scorching since 2000. Some of the largest countries, like India and China, managed growth rates above 10% per year. Continued growth at such rates would lead to “convergence” with the rich world. That would mean higher living standards in developing countries and a shift in the balance of economic and political power.

A Continent In Crisis: What Can We Do To Save Euro? Double dip recession is the most frequent phrase I usually encounter while reading news. The stories developing in Europe are boring. Greece default, Greece default, Greece default and the need of contagion! It shouldn’t have made any headlines. In last article, I suggest only a new bold action will solve the crises in Eurozone. London vs. the Eurozone - Howard Davies Exit from comment view mode. Click to hide this space LONDON – Ever since the United Kingdom joined the European Economic Community in 1973, after the French withdrew Charles de Gaulle’s veto of its membership, Britain’s relationship with the European integration process has been strained. The British are reluctant Europeans, for historical and cultural reasons.

Law Library: IGOs & NGOs Research Guide This guide provides background information on IGOs and NGOs and features mega-lists of IGOs and NGOs for finding sources quickly. Introduction This guide provides you with brief background information on IGOs and NGOs and features mega-lists of IGOs and NGOs for finding sources quickly online. Print sources and other research guides are also included.

For European enactments a useful site is From here you will be able to see reports and directives such as: - Directive on the Legal Protection of Databases. - Directive on the Legal Protection of Biotechnological Invention. - Directive of the European Parliament and the Council of 8 June 2000 on Electronic Commerce. - Directive on the Harmonization of certain aspects of copyright and related rights in the Information Society. - Directive on the Patentability of Computer Implemented Inventions. - Report from the Commission of the European Parliament and the Council on the Development and Implication of patent Law in the field of Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering. by raviii Jun 2

The law relating to IP Although there is a degree of harmonization between countries regarding IP, including a number of international treaties, IP law is still very much determined by each individual country. It is, therefore, not possible here to list all the various IP related laws, such as patent Acts, around the world. However, most countries now have a Intellectual Property office website where much of the legislation can be found. Some offices, like the UK, also have the case law on the web. by raviii Jun 2

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