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CONFERENCE CALL: Making multilateralism work in the face of a nationalist backlash

CONFERENCE CALL: Making multilateralism work in the face of a nationalist backlash

The global population is growing and that is changing everything. Exponential demographic expansion is a challenge we are as yet unqualified to deal with, argued ex-German foreign minister Joschka Fischer at the Rhodes summit this year.

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Tourists head off the beaten track in CEE and Eurasia

Tourists head off the beaten track in CEE and Eurasia

Exotic destinations in Central Asia and the Caucasus saw the region’s sharpest increase in tourist spend in the last seven years, a report from the WNWTO shows.

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Ukraine’s renewable rush still faces uncertainties

Ukraine’s renewable rush still faces uncertainties

Ukrainian energy companies are rushing into new renewable power projects to take advantage of "green tariffs," and the country is ideal for wind and solar power, but experts worry the momentum may be lost later this year when regulations change

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CONFERENCE CALL: Romania to take over EU Council presidency at a critical moment

CONFERENCE CALL: Romania to take over EU Council presidency at a critical moment

Romania will preside over the EU Council as the bloc prepares for Brexit — arguably its biggest ever challenge — but political infighting in Bucharest and clashes with Brussels over judicial reform raise the question: is Romania up to the job?

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Happy 12th birthday bne

Happy 12th birthday bne

bne keeps soldiering on as we believe the transition of emerging European countries into normal democracies with functioning markets is one of the most exciting stories on the planet.

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ALACO DISPATCHES: Stability in Iraq undermined by US sanctions attack on Iran

ALACO DISPATCHES: Stability in Iraq undermined by US sanctions attack on Iran

Unless they can negotiate exemptions, the Iraqis are likely to suffer collateral damage.

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Belarus' new nuclear power plant will change the balance of energy in the Baltics

Belarus' new nuclear power plant will change the balance of energy in the Baltics

Russia’s Atomstroyexport is close to completing Belarus’ controversial $11bn Astravets nuclear power plant that will change the energy security mix in the Baltic states.

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Albania beats EU nations on renewable energy

Albania beats EU nations on renewable energy

Latvia has emerged as the continent’s biogas generation leader, Eurostat data show, while former laggard Hungary has boosted investment into renewables in recent years.

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INTERVIEW: Russia’s game in Syria

INTERVIEW: Russia’s game in Syria

The military phase of the war in Syria is coming to an end and the Russians say they will withdraw their forces, but will happen next? bne IntelliNews editor Ben Aris sat down with Israel’s former prime minister Olmert Ehud to find out more.

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