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Posts Tagged ‘Spain’

Ireland’s Netherlands Factor

PA photo   By Ricardo Swire The Republic of Ireland is the main cocaine distribution center for shipments aimed at British users. Seven years ago “Operation Shovel,” an international law enforcement mission, discovered the Costa del Sol criminal empire, valued at £1 billion, international security observers rating Costa del Sol Spain’s most influential cartel.

Underworld Movements

Reuters photo   By Ricardo Swire In early April 2017 one of Spain’s most wanted felons, “El Canoso” or “Grey-Haired” was arrested in a restaurant in Armenia, Quindio, Colombia.

EU: Stop trying to alter the cut of our UK Jib/Gib!

AFP photo   By Hazel Speed Apparently, Mrs May, it is being said, made a major mistake is not referring to Gibraltar within her Article 50 letter to the EU.

Observations of an Expat: Gibraltar

By Tom Arms Gibraltarians are happy people. They should be. The Rock is the second most prosperous territory in the EU. The economy is growing at an astonishing ten percent a year and has been for some time. Unemployment is less than half of one percent.

How to deal with the threat of the Islamic State

By Philipp Müller In the aftermath of the terror attacks on Paris by the Islamic State (IS) on Friday, 13th November 2015, it has become more important than ever for European policymakers to determine how to deal with the threat posed by the IS. The French president Francois Hollande has announced to wage a ‘pitiless […]

Is Slavery the cause of Africa’s underdevelopment?

  A case study of Nigeria By Ajise Vincent In the year 1442 the Portuguese started the transatlantic slave trade by taking solace along a settlement near the gulf of Guinea, now known as the present day Nigeria. There had already been slavery prior to the Portuguese invasion with men and women carted away following […]

Hard Truth with Anant Mishra: Understanding the need to reform the United Nations Security Council

  By Anant Mishra Introduction “We need a reform of the Security Council. It must be perceived as truly representative of all 193 member states, to uphold the credibility and legitimacy of the UN as the main political arena” – Anna Lindh (former Foreign Minister of Sweden and former Chairman at the Council of the European […]

Divided we Stand: the beginning of the end for the EU?

  By Robert Barrett Sunday 25th January may have seemed an inconspicuous enough day to you and I, but whilst we were mildly complaining about the cold and looking forward to the end of “Dry January”, Greek voters were setting in motion a chain of events that may well change the status quo of the […]

The Role of Economic Policy in the Prevention of Conflict

  By Anant Mishra “If poverty and economic instability are so often the root causes of war, then getting the economics right is key to sustainable peace and preventing countries from falling back into conflict.  Effective governing institutions are also critical to building a lasting peace. ” – Marek Belka, former UNECE Executive Secretary.

DEVISING MEASURES TO ADDRESS AND STABILISE FAILING ECONOMIES

  By Anant Mishra The financial crisis seems to be an inexhaustible issue, continuously drawing the attention of economists worldwide. However, while countries are steadily recovering and economies are slowly healing, the epicentre of the problem seems to be shifting to a new direction: what about the countries which are still unable to make ends […]