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  • Article / 14 March 2017 at 13:07 GMT

    The four million people who fear Brexit the most

    Head of Editorial Content / Saxo Bank
    Denmark
    The four million people who fear Brexit the most
    Monday's vote saw Westminster refuse to consider the rights of EU nationals in the UK, clearly preferring the negotiating table as the proper venue for these talks. But what could await this group, as well as the 1.2 million Britons in Europe and the pound, as the Brexit talks play out?
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    Michael O'Neill Michael O'Neill
    Hi Clemens The venerable BBC put a refugee slant to story in Sweden (http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-39047455) which didn't get quite the attention Trump's remarks did. I...
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    Larchik Lakirovannyi Larchik Lakirovannyi
    Hi Clemens. Are you implying that criminology professor Leif GW Persson was not telling the truth?
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    PeterAlexander PeterAlexander
    Larchik a link would be helpful.
  • Article / 08 October 2016 at 10:00 GMT

    Merkel, Europe and the 2017 elections

    Merkel, Europe and the 2017 elections
    Europe's largest economy Germany will hold elections in roughly a year, but it is not clear whether chancellor Angela Merkel will run again. In this first of a two-parter, we look at Merkel's position on the international stage before examining her domestic standing.
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  • Editor’s Picks / 15 May 2016 at 22:05 GMT

    Rising wave of populism threatens world economy

    Nikkei Asian Review
    There is a growing backlash against globalization, most notably in rich Western countries. Political parties and politicians critical of free trade and immigration are winning support among voters who feel their livelihoods threatened by economic and social change. It would be dangerous to ignore the rising tide of populism. If this leads to protectionist trade policies or undue restrictions on the movement of people, the world economy will suffer and people will be worse off than before. It is time to begin grappling with anti-globalization sentiment. Mainstream politicians and business leaders must make the case that restricting global flows of goods, services and people will make people worse off, not better.
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  • Editor’s Picks / 30 December 2015 at 8:40 GMT

    The 10 most seismic events of 2015

    The Telegraph
    It's been a year to remember and, perhaps, for some, one to forget. Jeremy Warner picks out his top ten from an extraordinary 2015 that kept the headline writers in gainful employment and sent markets spiralling one way or the other with alarming frequency.
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  • Article / 17 December 2015 at 14:00 GMT

    Calculating the fiscal contribution of refugees

    Calculating the fiscal contribution of refugees
    Opinions differ – there is no other way to describing the financial effect of the influx of refugees to Europe. Taking a look at statements and research from Germany, Europe’s largest economy (and the country accepting the most refugees) offers a glance at the difficulties involved in estimating the net effects of the new arrivals on the economy.
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  • Editor’s Picks / 16 November 2015 at 11:07 GMT

    Paris attacks turn scrutiny on migration crisis

    The Telegraph
    The terror attack on Paris last Friday has turned the spotlight on Europe's migration crisis and placed under threat one of the fundamental tenets of the European Union — namely the free movement of people between member states, writes Roger Bootle. The Schengen agreement was designed to facilitate the movement of member state populations from one country to another and was created at a time when the EU was essentially a western European club. With Eastern Europe added to the mix and a refugee crisis swelling the numbers of those who are looking to take advantage, the union faces "an existential crisis" that dwarves all others since its inception in 1957.
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  • Editor’s Picks / 14 October 2015 at 8:12 GMT

    School should not be out for refugees

    The Guardian
    We all have heard it before: we are living in a knowledge-based society and a good education is pivotal. That also holds for those who have fled their home country. In order to enable refugees to become contributing members of society, they need to receive schooling and training. According to this Guardian article, however, while more than half of all refugees are children only one in every two of them attend primary school and only one in four refugee adolescents receive secondary school education. It is important to supply them with training in addition to emergency help. "Above all, we must remember that, in our increasingly interconnected world, an investment in their future is an investment in ours too", writes Khaled Hosseini, author and goodwill ambassador for the United Nations High Commission for Refugees.
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  • Article / 18 September 2015 at 13:00 GMT

    How refugees could help Germany and Europe

    How refugees could help Germany and Europe
    While accepting refugees may be seen as an act of mercy, integrating them into society could help both the migrants and the target countries. The latter suffer from a lack of young talent and this is exactly what the former might be able to offer. Germany is a case in point
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    Clare MacCarthy Clare MacCarthy
    Hi Juhani, I don't disagree with you completely, but speaking as someone who's observed and analysed migration into the Nordics for 30 years I'll just say that...
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    Clemens Bomsdorf Clemens Bomsdorf
    Hi Juhani, thanks for your comments. By outlining how refugees could contribute to Germany and Europe it is looked at their potential. Activating it needs investment and...
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    Juhani Huopainen Juhani Huopainen
    Clare: Syrians definitely have a better chance to become productive members of modern societies, so I do not think there is a high risk of long-term fiscal...