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Economic situation in EU becomes one of the most widely discussed topics of Davos forum

February 11, 2013 11:47 am1 comment
Economic situation in EU becomes one of the most widely discussed topics of Davos forum

More than 2,500 business leaders and politicians discussed the current economic situation and took part in the annual World Economic Forum (WEF), which ended in the Swiss ski resort of Davos on Saturday, January 26. The theme of the meetings was Resilient Dynamism, with the largest number of discussion sessions […]

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What is the West?

December 7, 2012 1:34 pm2 comments
What is the West?

Yesterday night, I went to Scotmids to buy some Cigarettes. It was almost 12 o’clock and the minute I stepped outside it was snowing. That got me thinking. Winter is coming, well it’s actually here already. Is that a good thing? As usual I went on a little rant about […]

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2012-13 UEFA Champions League Forecast

September 25, 2012 5:24 pm0 comments
2012-13 UEFA Champions League Forecast

On the face of it, this season’s premier European competition is excitingly wide open. Prior to it all kicking off again, at least six of the teams involved can be realistically considered as contenders for the trophy; as well as one or two dark horses which could really shake things […]

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Paradise Found

3:40 pm1 comment
Paradise Found

I recently travelled around Europe, visiting cities including Copenhagen, Berlin and Amsterdam. Although I have a mild interest in the “mainstream” sights in cities, the Mermaid statue in Copenhagen, for example, I feel like visiting is rarely different to looking at a picture of it (For this reason I have […]

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Should England fans be confident heading into the 2014 World Cup?

September 13, 2012 11:08 pm0 comments
Should England fans be confident heading into the 2014 World Cup?

England’s 2014 World Cup qualifying campaign has begun. Confidence is quite rightly high for this campaign, but should it be for the actual tournament in two years time? The extremely experienced Roy Hodgson is the current boss and he has his work cut out to attempt to bring some success […]

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Someplace Somewhere

August 8, 2012 1:32 am0 comments
Someplace Somewhere

Hitch-hiking was the best way to travel for me back in the ’70s. I’d pack a rucksack and sleeping bag and head for the nearest motorway service station. I always picked the height of summer, July or August, and went for it. I’d save around fifty quid for the trip. Most of […]

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Industry Experts Not Impressed by EU’s Single Patent System

July 25, 2012 2:40 pm0 comments
Industry Experts Not Impressed by EU’s Single Patent System

Leaders of the European Union agreed on 29th June to create a single EU Patent System and to establish a European patent court, which will have its headquarters in Paris with two specialised divisions in London and Munich. Most industry experts, however, have expressed their disappointment and concern over the […]

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Europe Faces a “Tsunami” of Mobile Payment Options

July 23, 2012 3:00 pm0 comments
Europe Faces a “Tsunami” of Mobile Payment Options

A rapid surge in mobile payment initiatives is putting pressure on banks and mobile phone operators to move into the mobile payments industry quickly, after Deutsche Telekom and MasterCard announced they have formed a Europe-wide mobile payments partnership. ‘If financial service providers delay taking an active interest in mobile business […]

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