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How much is Euro 2016 worth?
Euro 2016
Robert MacIntosh, Heriot-Watt University | Euro 2016 benefits from the global...
Why Europe's new tax initiative is a big deal
Blogs
The FATCA rules and the new transparency rules announced by the five European...
Is European football facing a crisis?
Football
UEFA and football have some major issues to deal with. Not least of these is...
We must prepare for a 30-year war in the Middle East
Blogs
We have recently entered the 15th year of what used to be called the “War...
Do refugees have a 'right' to hospitality?
Blogs
To humanely respond to today’s “crisis” we need to understand...
More sex during South Africa’s World Cup meant more boys nine months on
Blogs
Nine months after South Africa hosted the 2010 football World Cup a...
Public opinion on the refugee crisis is changing fast – and for the better
Blogs
For years, the bulk of the media, most politicians, and a majority of the...
Why Corbyn is winning – and how Labour’s moderates can stop him
Blogs
Labour’s moderates would have to argue that it is important for the party...