Insights

29 March 2017
The table below compares some of the essential elements of the letter UK Prime Minister Theresa May sent to the European Council on 29 March 2017, triggering the Brexit negotiation process, with positions expressed so far by the 27 EU member states and the Commission. The fault lines and difficulties are already apparent. But then nobody pretended that the Brexit negotiations would be a walk in the park.
29 March 2017
By domesticating a limited group of plants and animals, agriculture essentially changed the human diet and lifestyle. From hunters and gatherers we became farmers and this had far-fetched consequences.
16 February 2017
The European Parliament today ratified the comprehensive economic and trade agreement between the EU and Canada, known as CETA, with a solid majority of 408 against 254. Amidst protests from the anti-trade left- and rightwing factions, a solid majority endorsed this new generation trade agreement that will now in major parts enter into force provisionally. This represents a crucial step in the cumbersome ratification process involving no less than 38 elected assemblies in the 28 EU Member States – yes, that includes the UK for as long as it is a full EU member.
14 February 2017
In recent years, New York vlogger (short for video blogger) Casey Neistat has emerged as a global YouTube celebrity. His highly creative and risk-taking videos have generated a very respectable follower base of 6.5 million subscribers. In 2016, his account was one of YouTube’s fastest growing. Neistat makes a living through his daily videos and paid partnerships with some of the world’s richest brands such as Nike, Samsung or Mercedes. So, how did the Blue Point Brewery*, a small Long Island (NY) company with less than 40 employees, managed to get him on board as well? And – most importantly – what can organisations learn from this?
27 January 2017
​27 EU Member States have to agree with the UK. In her extensively commented speech, Prime Minister Theresa May outlined how the UK government envisages leaving the European Union. What matters now is what the EU27 can accept and agree upon with the UK.