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Brazil 2014: European football in the climate trap

A lot can be read into the early exit by Europe’s leading footballing nations, Spain and England, from the FIFA World Cup in Brazil. It could be said to be indicative of a general decline in European football. Or that the smaller nations have caught up and in some cases have overtaken the bigger footballing nations. more...

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Getting into debt is not a sin

Nowhere else is the disconnect between guilt and redress so clearly discernible as in the most recent financial crisis. Everything we were ever taught as a child seems to have gone completely out of the window in this case. It is not so long ago for most of us: If you messed up your bedroom in a childish tantrum, you had to clean it up afterwards and were probably grounded for a week on top. more...

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Hand on heart: Are you a dyed-in-the-wool European?

Europe has been to the polls and given Brussels plenty to chew on. A leaden wave of Euro-fatigue is smothering the EU member states like a heavy blanket. The results show a shift to the far right and a voter turnout under 50%. Is the eurocrisis to blame? more...

Expertise from Dubai

Free trade zones for all

The Emirate of Dubai is known for its numerous free trade zones – so its choice as the headquarters of the newly founded World Free Trade Zones Organization (World FZO) is nothing more than a logical next step. The organization will in future help put free trade zones in other parts of the world on the road to success, says World FZO Chairman Dr. Mohammed Alzarooni. more...

Company of the Month

cd Vet Naturprodukte GmbH

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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