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Looking Ahead: The New Israeli Government’s Main Challenges and Themes

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the new Israeli government will operate under “emergency” status for the first six months, advancing legislation solely related to the virus and its impact....
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Israel’s New Government: Two Camps Under One Roof

On May 17, 2020, Israel’s 35th government was sworn in, actualizing a power-sharing agreement between incumbent Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Blue and White party chief Benny Gantz....
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The German Constitutional Court’s Ruling and the EU’s Constitutional Certainty

The German constitutional court recently caused huge waves with its 5 May ruling on the legality, under German law, of the European Central Bank's bond purchasing programme—an essential element of the EU’s plan to reduce the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic....
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The Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area in 2020

While the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area plan has reached a number of milestones, it has faced several setbacks. Foreign companies that tailor their strategy to the plan’s ambitions and priorities are best placed to benefit from its ambitious agenda....
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How can the Food Industry Come Back Stronger from the COVID-19 Pandemic?

The food industry, from farms to restaurants to retail to the tables of consumers, has been upended by COVID-19. This has resulted in a forced shift in the supply chain and could change how the world produces and consumes food well into the future....
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The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Brexit

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has made agreement on the future of the UK-EU relationship by December 2020 quite unrealistic....
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It Sure Doesn’t Feel Like an Election Year Anymore

COVID-19 has forced the 2020 campaigns—much less our connections with friends and family—into virtual mode for the foreseeable future....
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Keir Starmer’s First Days Are Promising but Don’t Tell the Full Story

It has been less than a week since Sir Keir Starmer was elected leader of the UK Labour Party yet it already feels like a lifetime. With the party still reeling from its historic loss in the December General Election and Coronavirus dominating the news cycle, the opposition’s challenges are significant but not insurmountable....
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Has the Circular Economy’s Moment Finally Arrived?

It is in the times of adversity that radical transformations are often easier to achieve. The global pandemic offers a key moment to rethink the way we consume and operate and make a positive change to become truly sustainable and circular....
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Beijing’s COVID-19 Stimulus Will Be Aimed at Tomorrow’s Infrastructure

The greatest opportunity in this time of crisis are for companies to demonstrate their know-how and expertise through partnering in “new infrastructure” projects. Besides the potential to partner on large-scale endeavors, companies that are actively engaging with China will shape tomorrow’s infrastructure standards and lay the foundations for long-term success....
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