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On 2 July 2024, the new right-wing coalition government in the Netherlands – composed of the election winner the PVV party, the VVD party, and newcomers the Farmer–Citizen Movement (BBB) and New Social Contract (NSC) – was installed. The coalition unveiled its key policy plans for the next four years [...]

On 2 July 2024, the new right-wing coalition government in the Netherlands – composed of the election winner the PVV party, the VVD party, and newcomers the Farmer–Citizen Movement (BBB) and New Social Contract (NSC) – was installed. The coalition unveiled its key policy plans for the next four years in its ‘Hoofdlijnenakkoord’ or ‘Outline […]

1. Executive summary Solvency and Supervision Title Observation and implication Grade a. Basel III Reforms publication in the Official Journal of the European Union • The European Union (EU) Banking Package CRR III/CRD IV consists of three parts: (i) implementing the final Basel IV reforms, (ii) contributing to the green transition (sustainability) and (iii) ensuring […]

IN SUMMARY The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has revised its regulatory and legal frameworks in recent years, including with regard to money laundering, terrorism financing, sanctions, cybercrime, data privacy, bankruptcy and whistle-blower protections. Despite these efforts, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) listed the UAE on its ‘grey list’ for money laundering from 2022 to […]

The emergence of generative AI presents a significant global challenge, catalysing considerable investment by major public and private players. Though foundation models like OpenAI and Mistral are arousing great enthusiasm among the public and corporates alike, Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google, notes, ‘Chips and hardware represent the invisible infrastructure of the AI era, on which […]

In the push for carbon neutrality, nuclear power is making a comeback, reclaiming its place as a crucial player in the global energy mix. Small modular reactors (SMRs), a game-changing innovation with their compact sizes and impressive flexibility, are driving this return to the spotlight. In this article, we take a closer look at nuclear […]

In the world of construction, where cranes paint the skyline and steel structures touch the clouds, women have been quietly shaping the narrative of change. What do I mean by that exactly? Just that women are taking up more space, not only in the professional environment at large, but in leadership positions too. This trend […]