20 janvier 2020

GRECO president: “Politicians should lead by example, without ifs or buts”

Conseil de l'EuropeTo mark International Anti-Corruption Day, held every year on 9 December, Marin Mrčela, president of the Group of States against Corruption of the Council of Europe (GRECO), said:
“In too many countries we are witnessing corruption or unethical behaviours by the very persons who are in charge of our public institutions. This lowers trust in and the respect for such institutions which, in turn, erodes democracy and the rule of law.” More...

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What is the environmental footprint of Christmas?

Type “Christmas and environment” into Google and you will get page after page of tips on how to have a sustainable festive and holiday season. Running the whole gamut of topics from the Christmas tree to sustainable gift-giving to eco-friendly Christmas food to holiday cards to gift wrapping, there is no shortage of news articles, websites and blogs providing useful advice on how to reduce the environmental footprint of the holiday period. More...

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Innovation and Competition in Financial Markets

The substantial growth of BigTech firms, such as Amazon, Google, Facebook and Apple, in terms of customer base, international presence, and use of customer data, has drawn the attention of practitioners and policy makers to the potential for such firms to leverage their competitive advantages to compete in segments of financial services. More...

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The integrity road: fighting corruption in infrastructure in Asia-Pacific

Corruption can derail us from going places – both in transport infrastructure and socio-economic development. Infrastructure is key to facilitating trade, but also to better health care and education, water supply systems, and waste treatment facilities. More...

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Celebrating the unsung heroes of integrity and anti-corruption: government officials

Today is anti-corruption day and as every year we hear a fair share of bad news. Corruption is everywhere and much more action is needed. That we know. But for a change, today let’s celebrate. More...

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Does the global output gap matter for inflation?

There is a recurring controversy, as to the role of global demand pressures in driving domestic inflationary pressures, which matters because such an effect would undermine the control which domestic central banks have in achieving their inflation objectives. More...

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Estonia’s digital future: how to go from e-government to e-business?

Estonia ranks already among the top countries in e-government. Citizens can do basically anything online except for a very few things like getting married or divorced and selling or buying real estate. The X-road, the secure communication protocol underlying e-government services, was built on the same principles as the block chain, even before the word block chain was invented. More...

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Norway’s economy, ensuring continued good outcomes in wellbeing

Norway’s economy is currently growing at annual rates well over 2%. Growth is expected to ease in the coming quarters, but remain sufficiently strong for increases in employment and wages. This good macroeconomic performance is helping sustain Norway’s living standards, which remain among the highest in the OECD area. More...

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