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The lack of education of politicians

Summer is here, and with it children finish school and return to their homes. And like every year we face the challenge of what to do with them, where to put them, shall we send them with their grandparents, etc.

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Posted in Education

Why did King Juan Carlos abdicate?

Several things have happened in recent weeks that could explain the surprising step taken by King Juan Carlos of Spain on Monday to appear before the television cameras to announce his abdication as King of Spain. I say surprising, because

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Posted in Politics

Offshoring: What is at stake?

With the case of Bangladesh workers deaths (over a thousand), where clothes for well known brands were being made still in our minds, the issue of offshoring is once more put forward. I spoke about the history of offshoring in

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Posted in Banks, Economy

Cyprus: Who is to blame?

Well there is either a little evil creature travelling throughout the world collapsing economies or there is a common practice of excesses and risky investments carried out by financial institutions around the world. I would tend to believe is the

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Posted in Banks, Economy, Politics

Nature: How it has and will shape civilisations

I recently read a very interesting book by Charles C. Mann named “1491” which exposes numerous new findings that shake the beliefs on pre-Columbian America. I have to say, that I thoroughly appreciated the book and it draws light on

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Posted in Environment, Migration

Italy: Why do they say its ungovernable?

In the recent elections in Italy, the results show the appearance of a new movement called 5-stars that has been portrayed as a disaster. Having the key to majority in both houses, this movement has been quickly vilified into an unstable bunch

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Posted in Banks, Politics

Education: What, how and where.

If there is anything I must be grateful to my parents, is their commitment that I get a good education, that I have enough knowledge, the capacity to analyse issues and the instinct to formulate opinions and answers based on

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Posted in Education, Politics

Farmers: How far away are they?

Being a farmer is one of the least attractive job there is. Not necessarily because of the job itself but because of the fame that surrounds farmers and their way of life. This is ironic because even though it is

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Posted in Economy, Environment

Spain: Builders, bankers and politicians: best friends always

News have come out today that the ruling Popular Party or PP in Spain had, at least during 18 years, a double accountancy system, to remunerate its leaders with some extra cash for their good job. This was done with

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Posted in Banks, Politics

Dutch court ruling against shell, a partial victory – From Friends of the Earth

THE HAGUE, THE NETHERLANDS, January 30, 2013 “ Today a Dutch court ruled that Shell Nigeria is responsible for polluting farmlands in a landmark case brought by four Nigerian farmers and Friends of the Earth Netherlands. The court said Shell’s subsidiary is accountable

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Posted in Economy

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