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Frans Timmermans

Frans Timmermans

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Frans Timmermans, Executive Vice President of the European Commission, is Co-Chair of the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy.

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  1. The Only Way to End the War
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    The Only Way to End the War

    Feb 22, 2023 Frans Timmermans explains why there remains no other option than to give Ukraine the means to push Russia back militarily.

  2. To Support Climate Efforts, Support Mayors
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    To Support Climate Efforts, Support Mayors

    Oct 29, 2021 Michael R. Bloomberg & Frans Timmermans explain why city governments and leaders are essential in the global fight against climate change.

  3. The Geopolitics of Climate Change
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    The Geopolitics of Climate Change

    Apr 26, 2021 Frans Timmermans & Josep Borrell offer an honest assessment of what Europe's green transition will mean for global power dynamics.

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    A Big Step Forward for Liver Health

    Danjuma Adda explains how new hepatitis guidelines from the World Health Organization could reduce cancer deaths in Africa.
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    The Fragile Fraternity of China and Russia

    Nina L. Khrushcheva

    Vladimir Putin’s recent state visit to Beijing – his first trip abroad since being inaugurated for a fifth term – was practically a mirror image of Mao Zedong’s visit to Moscow 75 years ago, when Stalin looked down on his guest. There is little reason to think that the bilateral relationship will prove more resilient this time.

    doubts that two countries with such diverging interests will be able to build a lasting partnership.
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    The Global Economy Is More Vulnerable Than It Seems

    Bertrand Badré & Yves Tiberghien identify five factors driving a potentially catastrophic trend toward fragmentation.
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    The Myth of Central-Bank Independence

    Robert Skidelsky thinks the time has come to transfer power from technocrats back to elected officials.
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    The Gig Economy vs. America’s Workers

    Sandeep Vaheesan warns that proposed ballot initiatives in Massachusetts would legalize exploitative employment practices.
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    King Trump on Trial

    Richard K. Sherwin

    High-ranking Republican politicians have lately been turning up at Donald Trump’s New York City trial to demonstrate solidarity with the former president. But their attendance also serves a more alarming purpose: to validate Trump as a competing source of sovereign power, independent of the US Constitution and the rule of law.

    explains why a parade of Republican leaders have made appearances at the former president’s trial in New York.
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    Crunch Time for the Power Sector

    Michael Spence argues that developing flexible, stable, and resilient smart grids requires an expanded industrial policy.
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    The Rise of Mesoeconomics

    William H. Janeway details how a long-neglected field of economic study can be applied to today's most pressing policy challenges.
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    What the AI Pessimists Are Missing

    Michael R. Strain points out that the technology will help to address many of the risks it creates.

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