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Sustainable forestry | Looking ahead to the next 300 years

Sustainable forestry management has an immense role to play globally; not only in the near future, but looking ahead to the next 300 years and beyond. Forests, as one of the prime, renewable, natural resources available to man will be pivotal in alleviating climate change, providing clean air, conserving biodiversity, protecting soil and water and […]

Trade renegotiations top of the agenda for Trump and Trudeau

All eyes were on the White House earlier this week, when Canada’s charismatic Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau met with straight talking U.S. President Donald Trump and held a joint press conference. Before the pair got down to business, however, initial media interest centered on whether Mr Trudeau would succumb to Mr. Trump’s unusual handshake – […]

Italy heads to the polls | Seismic shocks ahead for Europe?

Italy heads to the polls | Seismic shocks ahead for Europe?

Italy’s upcoming referendum on constitutional reform takes place on Sunday, December 4; not very interesting one might think, yet its results could herald a profound and tumultuous change to Europe’s landscape as we know it. The reason for this is that Italy’s Prime Minister, Matteo Renzi has laid out plans to strengthen the government that […]

May confident of overturning High Court ruling on Article 50

May confident of overturning High Court ruling on Article 50

British Prime Minister is confident about overturning last week’s British High Court ruling that the government cannot trigger Article 50, initiating the United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union, without parliamentary approval. Mrs May reiterated last Sunday that Parliament must accept that Britain’s vote to leave the EU was legitimate and let the government get […]

Canada-EU trade deal | Signing still possible says Tusk

Canada-EU trade deal | Signing still possible says Tusk

A pre-planned summit arranged for Thursday, October 26, is still on the cards, according to European Council President Donald Tusk. Belgian politicians, led by Prime Minister, Charles Michel, have entered a second day of talks with regional authorities representing Wallonia and Brussels, on the future of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA); the two […]

The ‘Slow Shopping’ trend | British or American style – what’s yours?

It seems that more and more often now, the consumer doesn’t have to venture outside of their own front door to shop for goods or services. Whether it’s food, clothing, electrical goods, gifts, personal services – anything really seems to be a click away from arriving by same-day or, perish the thought, next-day delivery. The […]

Michel Temer makes his full presidential debut at the G20 summit in China

Hangzhou, China was the venue of this year’s G20 Summit on September 4-5. Recently-installed – on a permanent basis – Brazilian President Michel Temer joined other world leaders for his first outing since taking office after the controversial impeachment of previous president, Dilma Rousseff. Mr Temer called for the entire international community to engage in […]

Temer time | Brazil’s president ready for revival

The grand finale, when it came, was muted. Despite putting up a fierce defense, Dilma Rousseff was permanently removed as Brazil’s president on August 31st. Within hours, her interim replacement, Michel Temer, was officially sworn in and will remain in office for the remaining 28-month period of Ms Rousseff’s elected term. Breaking boundaries, Dilma Rousseff […]