The EU vision for plastic-free oceans
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The European Commission has launched its plastics strategy, setting out an agenda to make all packaging recyclable by 2030, reduce single-use plastics and ban microplastics. European Commissioner for Environment Karmenu Vella outlines his plan to …

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Integrated Flood-Risk Management in Sweden
05 Mar 2014 – 11:51 One Comment
Integrated Flood-Risk Management in Sweden

By Åse Johannessen and Jakob Granit
Even though catastrophic flood events, like those experienced in downstream countries such as Bangladesh or the Netherlands, do not happen in Sweden, not investing in flood preparedness does carry significant …

Latvia and the Baltic States: Establishing the Basis for Long-Term Competitiveness
05 Mar 2014 – 11:26
Latvia and the Baltic States: Establishing the Basis for Long-Term Competitiveness

By Edgars Rinkēvičs, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Latvia
Springing back after the global financial crisis, Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania are the fastest growing EU economies, with macroeconomic forecasts projecting steady GDP growth of 4% …

Is the Media Taking Free Expression Too Far?
05 Mar 2014 – 11:20

By Sarah Argersinger, Editorial Researcher, Government Gazette
Edward Snowden is the new Julian Assange, alarming both US and British intelligence agencies. With top secret information being leaked to the public through the media, the concern has …

Viewpoint on an EU-Wide Diabetes Strategy
05 Mar 2014 – 11:02
Viewpoint on an EU-Wide Diabetes Strategy

By Andrew JM Boulton, President, European Association for the Study of Diabetes 
Diabetes, particularly type 2, is reaching epidemic proportions across the world including European countries. Indeed if all those with diabetes across the world were …

Australia and South Africa: The Major Social Factors Influencing Voting Patterns
05 Mar 2014 – 10:56
Australia and South Africa:  The Major Social Factors Influencing Voting Patterns

By Nawid Zaher, Editorial Researcher, Government Gazette

There are many social factors that influence voting patterns in federal elections. However, often there will be one dominant factor that can explain key patterns. Australia and South Africa are …

THE GREEK SHIP-FINANCING MARKET: NAVIGATING THROUGHT STORMY WATERS
05 Mar 2014 – 10:43
THE GREEK SHIP-FINANCING MARKET: NAVIGATING THROUGHT STORMY WATERS

 
by Dr. Ilias Visvikis & Ioannis Alexopoulos
In December 2013, according to Lloyd’s List Intelligence, Greek shipowners maintained a leading position in the international maritime industry controlling a fleet with a total Deadweight (Dwt) capacity of 243 million …

SOME OBSERVATIONS ABOUT UK WHISTLEBLOWING LEGISLATION
05 Mar 2014 – 10:21

By Professor David Lewis, Middlesex University
Health and safety disasters (for example, the sinking of the Herald of Free Enterprise and the Piper Alpha explosion), financial scandals (for example, at Maxwell pensions, Barlow Clowes, Barings Bank …

Compulsory Voting
13 Dec 2013 – 10:04

By Nawid Zaher

Introduction:
Upon turning 18 and being eligible to vote in my first federal election, I was given a ballot paper with a number of voting options. The one choice that I was not given …

AUSTRALIA & SOUTH AFRICA: THE MAJOR SOCIAL FACTORS INFLUENCING VOTING PATTERNS
13 Dec 2013 – 09:59

By Nawid Zaher

There are many social factors that influence voting patterns in federal elections. However, often there will be one dominant factor that can explain key patterns. Australia and South Africa are no …

Forthcoming Presidential Elections in Georgia
27 Nov 2013 – 11:36

By Simon Gillon, Managing Editor, Government Gazette
The next elections for the President of Georgia will be conducted on 27th October 2013. These will be the 6th Presidential elections in the country since independence after the …