How boba shortage in the US relates to Samsung’s next phone release

In the first week of April earlier last year, the US Boba Guys bubble tea franchise had announced an official industry-wide boba shortage. They had explained that many boba shops

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“No internationals”: How the Dutch housing crisis arose

It has not been as difficult as it is today to find a place to live in the Netherlands since World War II. The prices of houses for sale have

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Cutting Ties – Uyghur Forced Labour and the Fashion Industry

Although still hardly receiving the attention it deserves, the situation of the Uyghur minority in China is no longer a secret. As discussed in Julia’s article on the cultural genocide

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No more Watermelon Sugar in the EU? The destructive effects of Brexit on the music industry

Imagine yourself in a club (crazy, I know). It’s cold outside but in here, it’s hot and sweaty. You’re standing with a group of your friends, sipping the last of

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The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership: The Largest Regional Trade Deal Ever Signed

Asia-pacific countries have recently formed the largest trading bloc in the world, constituting a total of 2.2 billion people with a combined GDP of $26.2 trillion. The Trade deal named

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Common Agricultural…Fraud? Why the European Common Agricultural Policy needs improvement

We all need it, we all benefit from it, yet when asked to pay 5 cents more for our milk at the supermarket, we are quick to forget about it:

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From failing to moving forward? – Assessing Europe’s “Hamilton moment”

How does an idea, project, son of a war, And a Schuman, dropped in the middle of a forgotten spot In Brussels by providence impoverished In squalor, grow up to

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A Mexican Standoff in the Middle of a Pandemic – Understanding the New Oil Price War

In the shadow of the corona pandemic, a second crisis seems to be unfolding as oil prices have been falling 45% since the start of the year. Plunging to an

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The EU’s white paper on Artificial Intelligence: Pushing for progress while keeping Pandora’s box locked?

Over the last couple of days, several high ranking Silicon Valley executives — including Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg — paid visits to Brussels. In the build-up to this week’s announcement,

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Scars Too Deep to Heal: Historical Legacies and the Japanese-South Korean Trade Dispute

As territorial claims in the South China Sea continue to test the patience of regional hegemons and superpowers alike, an economic conflict of a less visible, yet equally significant nature,

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