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    The Battle for Brussels

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    1. Kemal Derviş Kemal Derviş ,
    2. Mary Fitzgerald Mary Fitzgerald ,
    3. Daniel Gros Daniel Gros ,
    4. Zaki Laïdi Zaki Laïdi ,
    5. Mark Leonard Mark Leonard ,
    6. Emmanuel Macron Emmanuel Macron ,
    7. Silvia Merler Silvia Merler ,
    8. Simone Tagliapietra Simone Tagliapietra ,
    9. Alessio Terzi Alessio Terzi

    This month’s European Parliament election is widely viewed as a turning point that will decide the European Union’s fate. But even if Europe is spared large gains by disruptive populist forces, it won’t be out of the woods.

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What Do Workers Need?

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  1. Daron Acemoglu Daron Acemoglu ,
  2. Dalia Marin Dalia Marin ,
  3. Lenny Mendonca Lenny Mendonca ,
  4. Jim O'Neill Jim O'Neill ,
  5. Dani Rodrik Dani Rodrik ,
  6. Charles Sabel Charles Sabel ,
  7. Laura Tyson Laura Tyson

Even before the 2008 financial crisis and the subsequent tepid recovery in most countries, working hard no longer guaranteed a middle-class life in the developed economies. A decade later, with many countries’ political stability at stake, restoring the conditions for broadly shared prosperity has become an urgent priority.

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What Should Tech Reform Look Like?

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  1. Alissa Amico,
  2. Elmira Bayrasli,
  3. Michael J. Boskin,
  4. Gaspard Koenig,
  5. Roger McNamee,
  6. Kenneth Rogoff,
  7. Yanis Varoufakis,
  8. Guy Verhofstadt

Citizens and policymakers alike have finally lost patience with digital giants’ use and abuse of personal data, anti-competitive behavior, and lack of accountability, and now a raft of proposals seeks to bring the industry to heel. But with so much at stake, devising the right regulatory strategy will be an uphill battle.



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After the election of President Emmanuel Macron in France and the return of a centrist grand coalition government in Germany, many hoped that the Franco-German ax… read more

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The biggest cloud hanging over the world economy is the incipient trade war with China launched by US President Donald Trump. But with America’s closes… read more

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Today’s media landscape is littered with landmines: open hostility by US President Donald Trump, mounting censorship in countries such as Hungary, Turkey, a… read more

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Africa’s economic rise is a world-changing development, but the sources of its emerging strength – and lingering weaknesses – are little understood. W… read more

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Future Cities

Half of the world’s population live in cities, and that share is growing rapidly. How can cities expand, maintain services and communities, and be envi… read more

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