Obama: The US is better-positioned for the 21st century than any other nation on Earth

Would you agree with Obama or not, and why? And BTW, in your opinion, what is the biggest challenge for the US for the 21st century at this moment?

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EU loses AAA rating from S&P. Is it justified?

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Banking union deal is facing criticism

Martin Schulz: European Parliament cannot accept the single resolution mechanism SRM for failing banks as agreed by ECOFIN. Michel Barnier: When I compare it with my original proposal I have regrets.

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EU in Southeast Asia: An alternative to other powers?

Vice-president of the European Commission Antonio Tajani visits Vietnam, Burma and Thailand on his Mission for Growth.

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What to do with Troika?

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Bill to end shutdown, raise debt ceiling was approved. But solution…

The bipartisan deal was achieved to avoid the default but it seem mote like a postponement of the problem. Or would you say it may lead to more comprehensive deal on many issues that were highlighted in the shutdown period? Read few comments.

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Shutdown and debt ceiling: Deal or no deal?

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Deutsche Bank’s Jain on default: This would be a fatal disease. How bad is it?

Anshu Jain also said that the US default would be utterly catastrophic.  Could you please shortly explain if you agree with him or not, and why?

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American middle class today resembles past’s poor?

Ex-president Jimmy Carter said that income gap in the US has increased to the point where members of the middle class resemble the Americans who lived in poverty when he occupied the White House.  But… Read few comment.

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Who thinks about wages and working conditions when companies are hopping around the world?

Last time we have been discussing Bangladesh labor force after the terrible tragedy in Dhaka textile company. But the textile industry is moving even from Bangladesh looking for even cheaper labor force e. g. Ethiopia. Doing this is basically pretty usual for any industry but if companies can move globally quite easily should also working standards be improved and strengthened somehow and what would be your suggestion on this? Read few comments.

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