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Find out about Europe’s geopolitical and economic prospects. Our reports analyse the current political map of the old continent and, in addition, details the region’s main economies and how they compare with each other. Keeping an eye on the geopolitical landscape is a crucial skill for business leaders, investors and entrepreneurs to help them understand the world in which they operate.

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Prague Smart City: Czech hub for regional development

Smart cities represent a burgeoning global trend, focusing on enhancing city dwellers' daily lives through improved infrastructure, innovation, technology, and services. In the Czech Republic, various elements of this concept are being implemented. This article aims to shed light on these initiatives, evaluate their success, and draw comparisons with international…
Léo Portal
2023-11-03
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Romania and internet connectivity: success factors

Romanian internet population data Romania's internet penetration rate is one of the highest in Europe, surpassing even some of the continent's wealthiest countries like France, Belgium, Finland, and Austria. In January 2023, Romania had 17.82 million internet users, indicating an 88.9% internet penetration rate of the total population. This represents…
Léo Portal
2023-10-20
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Local consideration in education policies of post-war Kosovo

The author : Adalgisa Martinelli graduates in International Affairs at University of Bologna in December 2022, with a Master thesis on “The role of agriculture between Africa and EU relations: Kenya case-study” supervised by Professor Arrigo Pallotti. On May 2023, she receives the award America Giovani from Fondazione Italia-USA for…
Guest Author
2023-10-13
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For a better future of NEETs in Romania

By Amalia Dania Berinde Dania Berinde majored in English Literature in 2013 and later became an English-Romanian translator. In 2022 she began economic studies, enrolling in bachelor’s studies at the Vasile Goldis Western University of Arad, specialising in Accounting and Management Informatics under the mentorship of Professor Olimpia Neagu. Blue…
Guest Author
2023-09-08
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The EU enlargement in the Western Balkans: new challenges after the war

Introduction The large-scale invasion of Ukraine by Russia since February 2022 has radically transformed the international political environment and internal balances within the European Union and, predictably, has also affected relations with the Western Balkans. The process of European integration of the six countries in the region (Albania, Bosnia Herzegovina,…
Léo Portal
2023-08-31
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Pollution in the Western Balkans (Part 1): an overview

Pollution, air quality and, more broadly, responses to climate change pose a challenge to the stability and security of the Balkan region. The environmental fragility of the region combined with critical socio-economic issues make it feared that the energy transition in the Western Balkans will not be a foregone conclusion.…
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Threats to the Rule of Law in the UK and in Europe

By Lorenza Buttini Lorenza Buttini is a graduate in the master’s degree in law at the University of Pavia with a score of 109/110. Her final dissertation, discussed in December 2022, is about ‘The contrast to the gender pay gap’ in the field of European Comparative Labor Law, with particular…
Guest Author
2023-08-09
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