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Guest editorial by Greek economics expert Professor Spiridon Paraskewopoulos

Greece: Orderly default as the best solution is virtually no-win

The early Greek elections, scheduled for 25 January 2015, suddenly put the word “Grexit” – Greece’s possible exit from the Eurozone – back on everyone’s lips. This intensely discussed worst-case scenario, which has Greece and the Eurozone feeling anxious, is owed, however, not only to the demagogic and utopian left Greek opposition leader Alexis Tsipras. more...

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No new Saudi Arabia in sight

The fall in the price of oil to less than 50 dollars a barrel is dividing the international economy into winners and losers. It would seem that some fracking companies in the US are afraid that they will one day be on the losing side. The American shale drilling and oil boom of the past few years has collapsed and another American Dream seems to be over – no new Saudi Arabia in sight. more...

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How the next mobility revolution will change us

“The most highly prized luxury in the 21st century will be private space and time,” says Dieter Zetsche, Chairman of the Board at Daimler AG. In the same breath, he prophesises the next mobility revolution: with a self-driving car that glides serenely like a one-room luxury apartment through the megalopolises of the future as if guided by invisible hands. more...

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A slap in the face for Edward Snowden

Well, now it’s official. The intelligence services can carry on spying to their hearts’ content – at least the British intelligence gathering station GCHQ can. The finding by the British Investigatory Powers Tribunal that the mass surveillance of telephone and online communications does not contravene British law gives carte blanche to the UK’s intelligence services – and is a slap in the face for Edward Snowden. more...

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Healthy alternatives for animals

The overdose of antibiotics in food animal production is considered a problem with serious repercussions. The risk of developing resistance rises each time bacteria are exposed to antimicrobials. Resistance opens the door to treatment failure and leads to an increasing number of infections. cd Vet Naturprodukte GmbH situated in Fürstenau, Germany, decided to bank on a completely different approach. The company develops and produces natural pet products based on natural ingredients that help to prevent diseases.


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