Archive for May, 2014

European Elections 2014: Same Old Story or Significant Novelty?

European Elections 2014: Same Old Story or Significant Novelty?

| May 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

Electors from twenty-eight member states will be asked, between 22nd and 25th May 2014, to cast their ballots to elect their representative in the European Parliament. There are several reasons why this electoral context is different from any of its preceding equivalents. Firstly, these will be the largest elections hitherto held; with the accession of […]

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Education is a Security Issue

Education is a Security Issue

| May 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

By TONY BLAIR British Prime Minister (1997-2007) In November, I spoke at the United Nations Security Council for the first time in 13 years. It struck me how different the mood is now. In September 2000, the world seemed very different. We were trying to articulate the new security order in the decade after the […]

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International Trade: From Start-Up to Success

International Trade: From Start-Up to Success

| May 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

BN Magazine’s Editor-in-Chief, Ozan R. Adan spoke to the CEO of BEKO UK, Ragip Balcioglu about the success they have had over the last decade. Beko brings into the UK Market millions of appliances with superior features and at affordable prices positioning Beko as a ‘value for money’ brand. Based on the outskirts of London […]

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The Financial Fire Next Time

The Financial Fire Next Time

| May 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

by Prof. ROBERT J. SHILLER Yale University, 2013 Nobel Laureate in economics If we have learned anything since the global financial crisis peaked in 2008, it is that preventing another one is a tougher job than most people anticipated. Not only does effective crisis prevention require overhauling our financial institutions through creative application of the […]

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Tailspin or Turbulence?

Tailspin or Turbulence?

| May 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

By KEMAL DERVIŞ Vice President of the Brookings Institution Since the beginning of the year, a new wave of doubt has engulfed emerging markets, driving down their asset prices. The initial wave struck in the spring of 2013, following the Federal Reserve’s announcement that it would begin “tapering” its monthly purchases of long-term assets, better […]

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Ragip Balcioglu, CEO of Beko

Ragip Balcioglu, CEO of Beko

| May 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

BN Magazine’s Editor-in-Chief, Ozan R. Adan spoke to the CEO of BEKO UK, Ragip Balcioglu about the success they have had over the last decade. Beko brings into the UK Market millions of appliances with superior features and at affordable prices positioning Beko as a ‘value for money’ brand.

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Macedonia: A Land Of Opportunity

Macedonia: A Land Of Opportunity

| May 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

By Giorgio Buttironi The Republic of Macedonia, a landlocked country in South-East Europe with 2 million inhabitants, acquired independence from Yugoslavia in September 1991 following a national referendum. Over two decades, Macedonia has undergone a significant evolution from being the poorest republic in Yugoslavia to becoming the top performing country among EU candidate countries. Post-Independence […]

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