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Global systemic crisis – 2015: The world is defecting to the East

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Two important facts emerge from the past four weeks’ news. First, China is becoming the world’s largest economic power, officially overtaking the US, based on GDP measured in purchasing power terms (IMF figures) of $17.61 trillion (compared to $17.4 trillion for the US). If the official media hasn’t raised the ...

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Europe 2020 – Community or empire?

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This title is inspired by Franck Biancheri first book (unpublished) written in 1992 and in which the author showed that the founding principles of the European project conceived at the end of the Second World War (a community of countries giving themselves the means to jointly build a lasting peace ...

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The Euro-Russia row as a result of an overlap between two economic unions : lessons for a multipolar world in the wake

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The Euro-BRICS project firmly believes that the emergence of a multipolar world is a heavy trend that should be welcome and accompanied rather than feared and contained. Indeed LEAP bases its work on an original prospective method – political anticipation[1] – which, among other features, intends to help detect unavoidable trends, identify future-bearer paths amidst ...

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How is the Sixth BRICS Summit Rated in Russia?

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Professor Georgy Toloraya is the Executive Director of the BRICS National Research in Moscow, Russia and associated with the Russkiy Mir Foundation During the preparation of the Brazilian Summit, the event seemed to be an ordinary one, even though it was the beginning of the second BRICS Summits series. The summit ...

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NKI BRICS-LEAP meeting in Paris (27/07/2014)

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On July 27th, in Paris, as part of the Euro-BRICS project, representatives of NKI BRICS and LEAP met in order to discuss interesting perspectives of cooperation: “The BRICS National Research Committee is developing forms of cooperation with countries outside the regions, especially with the European Union countries, concerning the problems ...

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FEFAP – A video to make political anticipation training offer known

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Discover the first FEFAP video ! Sometimes nothing’s better than drawings to express yourself… “Our main objective is to develop skills in Political Anticipation worldwide through online courses. Our courses are mainly aimed at people who every day need to make decisions at a professional or family level. They are ...

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A Euro-BRICS joint statement on the Ukrainian crisis – Three strategic proposals

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We [1], the undersigned members of civil society in Europe and the BRICS (academic professors and researchers, think-tank leaders, journalists, business representatives, civil society representatives), declare our common worry about the trends currently at play resulting from the crisis in Ukraine. These trends are affecting the international community, threatening the sovereignty ...

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Toward the “Estates General” of the Euroland, by Harald Greib

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  Franck Biancheri, former director of studies and research at LEAP, used to say that “the national parties don’t understand anything about Europe”. His assessment was confirmed in a most impressive way on April 23rd during a TV broadcast on France-Inter radio channel, where Bruno Le Roux, the President of ...

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2014, year of change for FEFAP

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FEFAP or Foundation for Education and Training in Political Anticipation aims to develop skills in Political Anticipation worldwide through online courses. This year FEFAP has made its training programme more flexible, from now one you can take 1,5 or 10 sessions. In addition, FEFAP recognises the highly interactive character of its training ...

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The experience of the ECSC, the status of the concept of pooling resources in Europe today, and lessons for Europe and the World of Tomorrow

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Marianne Ranke Cormier, May 23rd 2013, Moscow, 4th Euro-BRICS seminar General Secretary, Promete (Association de Promotion des Medias Trans-Européens), Paris, France Europe was born out of energy more than 60 years ago. Today there is no such thing as “one” European policy on energy and resources, although different instruments, mechanisms ...

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Proliferation of Free Trade Agreements and Currency Conflicts, by K.N.Harilal

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Global governance is taking over hitherto unreached spaces of policy making including internal policies of nation-states and even those of local governments. It is undertaken with the overriding objective of facilitating global accumulation of capital. Globalisation of governance, however, cannot be a smooth process because of its obvious contradiction with ...

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With our FEFAP Partner- What’s new in Political Anticipation training? Discuss the world crisis using the principles of Political Anticipation

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Next training course : 1st February to 5th April 2014 The European Laboratory of Political Anticipation (LEAP) operates on the base of a novel method of « political anticipation », developed and perfected by Franck Biancheri[1] during 30 years of outstanding experience of European political – associative practice. This method, which emphasises the principles of ...

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LEAP launches new working group - « Euroland Governance 2020 »: completing the Eurozone’s institutional embryo, securing its democratic articulation

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For some twenty years, the building and management of Europe took place in the framework of the European Union (EU) which replaced in 1992 the previous framework, called European Community. This framework is now breathless. Questioned by member-states and citizens alike, attacked on every front, it endangers the European project ...

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