Iceland has been getting a lot of attention lately - partly because of its increasing popularity as a travel destination and also because of recent tumultuous economic, political and geological events (remember the eruption that grounded European
Artificial intelligence has become an area of strategic importance and a key driver of economic development.
Imagine a whole stratum of the western population for whom politics and policy were once distant concerns – abstract concepts they did not feel really affected them.
"The trust of the mass population can no longer be taken from granted, and any continuation of the 'grand illusion' is dangerous for leaders in today's world."
Worries over European democracy are certainly justified.
The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) trade agreement between the European Union and the United States aimed to liberalise trade by reducing the regulatory barriers for businesses.
From human trafficking to terrorist attacks, Europe is vulnerable to international criminal activity that challenge traditional law enforcement and helps shape voters' sense of security.
Europe is showing visible signs of progress: in most countries, labour markets are healthier than they have been in a decade, with more people in work than ever before, while social exclusion is declining.
Submissions are now open for the European Excellence Awards 2018!