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Best countries and cities for attracting and developing talent

When it comes to making a country, a city or an organization competitive, there’s an essential ingredient – people. For the last six years, the Global Talent Competitiveness Index (GTCI) has ranked countries and major cities on their ability to attract, develop and retain talent. TCI is an annual benchmarking report

Online shopping: EU against geo-blocking and country redirects

MEPs have voted in favor of ending geo-blocking and country redirects by the end of 2018. any Europeans shop online on a daily basis. Whether it’s for electronics, appliances or furniture, 57% of EU citizens bought something online in 2017. Shopping online is one of the favorite activities of internet

Jack Ma quotes on management, technology and globalization

In Davos at the World Economic Forum, Jack Ma, Alibaba's founder and Executive Chairman spoke openly and at length about some of the key challenges facing the world, delivering a stream of perspectives and guidance. Here are Jack Ma quotes from his speech. On the impact of technology "We are very lucky

4th Industrial Revolution (4IR) characteristics

nce every century (give or take), society and technology undergo a massive revolution. Suddenly we see major changes coming hand in hand with scientific discoveries. The wheel, fire, papyrus, Gutenberg and his press, the steam engine – all enormous, incredibly profound inventions that flipped the world on its head and

Work-Life balance: Denmark case

"Something is rotten in the state of Denmark", goes the line in Shakespeare's Hamlet. But four centuries after the play was written, the analysis couldn't be less accurate. According to the OECD Better Life report, Danes have a better work-life balance than any other country surveyed. nly 2% of employees regularly work very long

Leeuwarden and Valletta – 2018 European Capitals of Culture

rom January 1st, Leeuwarden (Firesland, the Netherlands) and Valletta (Malta) will hold the title of European Capital of Culture for one year. The opening celebrations for Valletta will take place from 14 to 20 January across the city, inspired by the traditional Maltese festa. In Leeuwarden, celebrations will kick off on 26 and 27 January, with

Montenegrin language ISO code [cnr] assigned

United Nations Advisory Committee, with HQ at the Library of Congress in Washington DC finally approves request for defining the language code within ISO 639 for Montenegrin, submitted by the National Library of Montenegro "Djurdje Crnojevic".   ISO code for Montenegrin language shall be [cnr]. Enlgish name: "Montenegrin“, French name: "monténégrin”; original names:

Most innovative countries list

Switzerland is the world’s most innovative country. Its capacity for innovation and the quality of its scientific research institutions are just two of the factors that have enabled this small alpine country to hold onto the top spot in the World Economic Forum’s latest Global Competitiveness Index. Swiss companies are ready

EU: Strengthening the Cybersecurity

he General Affairs Council adopted conclusions calling for the strengthening of European cybersecurity and enhancing cyber resilience across the EU, in line with the tasking from the European Council. The conclusions stress the need for all EU countries to make the necessary resources and investment available to address cybersecurity. They

WiFi4EU – EU scheme for free internet access

A financial scheme for local wireless access points in the EU, free of charge and without discriminatory conditions, is on its way. MEPs pass EU scheme to support free WIFI in public spaces ✔️ Safeguards for personal data ✔️ he funds will be used in a “geographically balanced manner” in more than 6000 communities across

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