Accelerating renewable energy growth in Ghana
Economy · 04. March 2021
Ghana has committed to generating 10% of electricity from renewable energy sources by 2030. In a recent blog, Diligencia’s Emmanuel Igbinoba looks at how the country is accelerating the expansion of electricity supply and some of the companies that are leading the way with green initiatives.

The Southeast Asian tigers roar back
Economy · 03. March 2021
Trade tensions between the US and China, the COVID-19 pandemic and increasing concern about the way China uses its growing economic might are encouraging a rethink about global supply chains, to Southeast Asia’s advantage, according to Adrian Ashurst, President of World Box Business Intelligence.

CRIFBÜRGEL: Insolvency risk in the travel industry
Economy · 26. February 2021
In the Corona crisis, travel agencies and tour operators are among the hardest hit industries in Germany. In June 2020, 85% of the travel agencies and tour operators surveyed saw their existence threatened.

Portuguese Presidency of the Council gives first views on the EU Data Governance Act
EU Newsletter · 25. February 2021
On February 22, the Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the EU unveiled its first draft paper on the EU Data Governance Act, proposal which is currently also debated in the European Parliament

EDPS suggests including a complete ban on targeted advertising in the DSA
EU Newsletter · 22. February 2021
The Digital Services Act and the Digital Markets Act seek to provide a safe and transparent online environment, and the EDPS believes there should be “additional measures” to protect individuals online.

UK to receive adequacy decision from the EU on data protection
EU Newsletter · 19. February 2021
The EU Commission plans to deem the U.K. an "adequate" third country, meaning data can continue to flow across borders despite its exit from the EU. The decision will allow for the continued transfer of data between the EU and U.K

Council agrees its position on ePrivacy rules
EU Newsletter · 15. February 2021
On February 10th, 2021, member states agreed on a negotiating mandate for the Council on the e-privacy regulation. These updated ‘ePrivacy’ rules will define cases in which service providers are allowed to process electronic communications data or have access to data stored on end-users’ devices.

Angola: Bridging the Gulf
Economy · 13. February 2021
As Angola battles the combined challenges of the global pandemic and a declining oil market, its efforts at cultivating diplomatic and commercial ties with the Gulf states are beginning to bear fruit.

EP stance on credit servicers and credit buyers directive and trilogue discussions
EU Newsletter · 12. February 2021
Mid-January 2021, the ECON Committee of the European Parliament finally adopted the report from MEP Esther de Lange on the proposed directive on credit servicers and credit buyers.

Vietnam’s business environment to be improved in 2021
Economy · 10. February 2021
The facts that business environment will be more favorable, the pandemic will be well-controlled, and demand will be more enormous are the basis for start-ups and business expansion to boom in 2021.

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