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Tens and thousands of refugees from war in Middle East, Africa and parts of Asia such as Afghanistan are piling up on European shores, hoping for the better days. Flow of refugee is so great that European migrant crisis is taking shape to be a much larger crisis than originally thought. In spite of not being an economic crisis, it threatens to break the back bone of European unity, so we strongly feel it demands greater attention. Hence this series is dedicated to Europe’s new challenge – the refugees.

Migrant Crisis Series

Revealed: legal advice for asylum seekers disappearing due to legal aid cuts

Nov 15, 2017 09:43 am UTC| Insights & Views

Ever since changes were introduced in 2013 to the way legal aid works in England and Wales, campaigners, judges and politicians have been telling the government that many people are now unable to access legal advice and...

Migrant Crisis Series

Is Spain facing a new migration crisis?

Aug 28, 2017 13:27 pm UTC| Insights & Views

The headlines state it clearly, and in capital letters. Migrant crisis: Spain rescues 600 people in busiest day, wrote the BBC. Spain rescues HUNDREDS of migrants crossing from Morocco, exclaimed the Express. According to...

Migrant Crisis Series

How the European Union is making major strides fighting terrorism

Aug 28, 2017 13:10 pm UTC| Insights & Views

The Barcelona terrorist attacks have resulted in a range of commentary on the larger security role that Europe can and should play. Yet many of the proposed solutions dont take into account the reality of improving...

Migrant Crisis Series

Refugia: a utopian solution to the crisis of mass displacement

Aug 07, 2017 15:41 pm UTC| Insights & Views

And still they come. An apparently endless flotilla of rubber dinghies filled with migrants and refugees making their way across the Mediterranean to Europe. As the numbers and visibility of this migration have gathered...

Migrant Crisis Series

European citizens want information on migration – not higher walls

Aug 03, 2017 16:36 pm UTC| Insights & Views

Despite being bombarded with headlines about the migrant crisis facing Europe, little is really known about how European citizens perceive and experience migration in their daily lives. As part of our ongoing research weve...

Migrant Crisis Series

Squatting against oppression: how refugees are fighting back against border controls

Jul 25, 2017 14:33 pm UTC| Insights & Views Politics

After surviving the perilous journey to Europe, migrants are met with two seemingly opposite responses. Increasingly, European governments are criminalising migration, militarising borders and expanding detention centres....

Migrant Crisis Series

Immigrant youth help to build nations

Jun 30, 2017 17:51 pm UTC| Insights & Views

Immigrants and refugees, especially those from developing nations, are often portrayed by segments of the media and policy makers as an economic burden, a threat to our social cohesion and our way of life. However,...

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Economy

JGBs trade sideways ahead of January national CPI, BoJ member Funo’s speech eyed

Japanese government bonds traded sideways Tuesday as investors await the Bank of Japans policymaker Funos speech, scheduled to be held on February 21 by 01:10GMT, besides, the countrys national consumer price inflation...

Australian bonds slump after policymakers remain optimistic over growth outlook in February minutes

Australian bonds slumpedon Tuesdayafter policymakers showed optimism over economic growth outlook in February minutes, mapping out a steady course for rates at its first meeting of 2018 this month. The yield on the...

UK gilts suffer ahead of BoE Governor Carney’s speech, January employment report

The UK gilts suffered during European session Monday as investors wait to watch Bank of England (BoE) Governor Mark Carneys speech, scheduled to be held later today and the countrys employment report for the month of...

German bunds slump ahead of February ZEW economic sentiment index, manufacturing PMI

The German bunds slumped Monday ahead of the countrys ZEW economic sentiment index and the manufacturing PMI for the month of February, scheduled to be released on February 20 and 22 by 10:00GMT and 08:30GMT...

German bunds slump ahead of February ZEW economic sentiment index, manufacturing PMI

The German bunds slumped Monday ahead of the countrys ZEW economic sentiment index and the manufacturing PMI for the month of February, scheduled to be released on February 20 and 22 by 10:00GMT and 08:30GMT...

Politics

For black celebrities like Oprah, it's impossible to be apolitical

Oprah Winfreys rousing Golden Globe speech has many speculating whether the media mogul will become a presidential candidate in 2020, with some pundits questioning the merits of another celebrity president. But to...

Politicians are inflating the evidence used to justify tax increases

Chris Doucouliagos, Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, Deakin Business School and Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation, Deakin University Many government policies are flawed because...

GOP tax plan doubles down on policies that are crushing the middle class

The U.S. middle class has always had a special mystique. It is the heart of the American dream. A decent income and home, doing better than ones parents, and retiring in comfort are all hallmarks of a middle-class...

What does Ramaphosa's victory mean for South Africa's economy?

A great deal is expected from Cyril Ramaphosa who was elected as the president of South Africas governing party, the African National Congress (ANC). This positions him to become the countrys president in 2019. Sibonelo...

Cyril Ramaphosa prepares to confront South Africa's bleak future

Among all the remarkable turns in African politics this year, one of the most momentous was Decembers ANC party congress in South Africa, where the party chose a new president: Cyril Ramaphosa, who narrowly bested...

Science

UBI Helps People Be More Productive And Work More, Study Claims

The topic of universal basic income (UBI) has been a hot-button issue among economists, financial experts, legislators, and tech industry giants for years. Some say that it will increase productivity while others claim the...

Startup Raises $250M To Use Placenta To Extend Life And Cure Cancer

Companies have been trying to unlock the secrets to regenerative medicine for years and one startup just raised $250 million by intending to use human placenta to do so. The company believes that using the disposable...

Perfumes, Cologne And Other Chemicals Contribute To Air Pollution As Much As Cars

Environmentalists often blame cars for being the biggest contributors to air pollution thanks to the smog coming out of them. However, recent data shows that aerosol chemicals are also huge contributors to making the...

Potential Tests For Autism Using Blood And Urine Developed

Autism remains one of the biggest mysteries in the medical industry right now, with the root cause still being unidentified. Whats worse is that early detection of the illness has been rather unreliable. This may soon...

Ozone Layer Update; Not Recovering As Expected For Unknown Reasons

In the late 90s, the issue regarding the hole in the ozone layer was big in the public consciousness, but it quickly faded in light of a new gigantic threat in the form of climate change. In recent years, scientists have...

Technology

SpaceX Internet Is One Step Closer To Reality, Satellite Launch Backed By FCC Chair

Elon Musks private space agency, SpaceX has been considering launching satellites into space with the main goal of delivering high-speed broadband internet connection. This ambition is now one step closer to becoming a...

Facebook Sinks To New Lows, Uses Two-Factor Authentication To Spam Users

The two-factor authentication system is meant to provide users with extra security to protect themselves from threats like getting hacked or getting spammed. Facebook, like many other tech companies these days, employs...

Facebook Slammed For Offering VPN That Does The Opposite Of What VPNs Do

Virtual private networks (VPN) are supposed to help users get away from the usual data-tracking schemes that both tech companies and governments have been cooking up. They basically cover the users tracks, thus allowing...

Peter Thiel Escapes Silicon Valley, Moves To Los Angeles

Peter Thiel is a controversial figure in the tech industry because unlike many of his colleagues, he is an avid Donald Trump supporter. It seems the backlash for his political leanings have finally taken its toll since a...

Google’s High-Speed Internet Service Is Now Available In 170 Countries

Google just expanded the coverage of its Project Fi service from 135 countries to 170, bringing much-needed diversity in options to places that might not have access to reliable internet connections. Aside from the fact...
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