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#Iran people poised to reject ‘Selection’

#Iran people poised to reject ‘Selection’

| February 21, 2020

Today (21 February) Iran is holding parliamentary elections. That is if you believe the regime and its leaders. But in reality. the 290 deputies will enter the Islamic Consultative Council, Majlis (Parliament) through a selection rather than an election, writes Hossein Abedini. The clerical regime is effectively preserving a monopoly of power through the Supreme […]

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#Coronavirus – Now more than ever, international co-operation is necessary

#Coronavirus – Now more than ever, international co-operation is necessary

| February 18, 2020

Watching the headlines these days, it seems that the coronavirus outbreak may not have hit the world at the most convenient time. For years, the Sirens of deglobalisation have invoked the return to selective economic, political and social isolationism where states are relatively closed systems and enjoy unrestrained decision-making autonomy. In this context, the coronavirus […]

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Renewal of vessels, instead of their liquidation, means new challenges for #Shipping

Renewal of vessels, instead of their liquidation, means new challenges for #Shipping

| January 31, 2020

The lifetime of modern vessels lasts from 25 to 30 years, before the layer of corrosion starts covering them, the engines have defects and other types of wear and tear that make the operation of ship not only expensive, but also dangerous. Then the operators face the considerable dilemma – what to do with the […]

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Railway technologies in global leadership and in the perspectives of ‘Green Thinking’ people

Railway technologies in global leadership and in the perspectives of ‘Green Thinking’ people

| January 29, 2020

Railway history goes back almost 2000 years, and today it has developed so far that the countries can compete for the most advanced railway technologies in the global market. Besides, in many places in the world the industry starts using renewable energy instead of the diesel. The global transport demand increases rapidly. Taking into consideration […]

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Dr Vladimir Krulj’s prognosis for the #Zagreb Summit

Dr Vladimir Krulj’s prognosis for the #Zagreb Summit

| January 22, 2020

The next six months will be essential for both the European Union and the countries of the Western Balkans aspiring to join the EU, according to European Commission President Ursula Von Der Leyen. She was speaking in Zagreb at the start of Croatia’s Presidency of the EU, and she committed to drafting a new enlargement […]

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Comment on #Facebook political ads announcement

Comment on #Facebook political ads announcement

| January 10, 2020

Facebook has announced that it won’t change its policies on fact-checking political adverts or limit microtargeting. The social media giant declined to follow action taken by Twitter and Google, and instead said it will expand transparency around political ads and give users more control over what they see. Google previously said it is limiting political […]

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#Huawei – Trustworthiness and security: The foundations of EU #5G

#Huawei – Trustworthiness and security: The foundations of EU #5G

| January 10, 2020

With a global supply chain including industry partners like Huawei, Europe can lead the technology of the future, grounded in the common values and fundamental freedoms of the EU, writes Abraham Liu, chief representative to the EU institutions and vice president for European region, Huawei.  Europe’s digital destiny beyond 2020 As we start the New […]

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