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Post-Warsaw, Why We Must Now Redouble Efforts to Secure a Global Climate Deal by 2015

Adam Matthews | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK
Adam Matthews

Warsaw revealed some serious divisions amongst groups of countries, and the language used became ever more heated. Indeed, the negotiations may well have raised the curtain on what will be some very difficult discussions when countries come forward with their 'contributions' from the end of next year.

Colombia Innovates in Democratic Peacemaking

Kristian Herbolzheimer | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Kristian Herbolzheimer

For now, the news is good. Parties are agreeing on essential principles and they are opening space for public debate on how to implement them. The Colombian peace talks are not only moving forward; they are also innovating in democratic peacemaking.

FIA Serious About Cutting Costs in F1

Todd McCandless | Posted 17.11.2013 | UK Sport
Todd McCandless

If you've ever created a personal budget, you know that cutting costs can be difficult. If your local town, city or state government were to swoop in and create the budget for you and then monitor your spending levels, that would even be more difficult. That is basically what the FIA are suggesting in the latest comments from Jean Todt.

F1's World of Tyres, Votes and Money

Todd McCandless | Posted 08.11.2013 | UK Sport
Todd McCandless

Formula 1 has traditionally been operated in the penumbra of a document called the Concorde Agreement. This legally-binding document ties the teams, the commercial right's owners (FOM) and the governing body (FIA) together in a dance of speed, technology and perhaps most importantly...money.

All But Four F1 Teams Financially Struggling

Todd McCandless | Posted 29.06.2013 | UK Sport
Todd McCandless

Marussia designer Pat Symonds has addressed the recent concerns over the prize money payout as only the top 10 team will receive any compensation for the performance in the series. Symonds, a long-time F1 man, says that things are very difficult at the team and suggests that all but the top four teams are feeling the economic crunch.

Ferrari Boss Dresses Down Formula 1

Todd McCandless | Posted 09.11.2012 | UK Sport
Todd McCandless

Whether you are a fan of Ferrari or its boss, Luca di Montezemolo, the Italian head of Fiat is thinking outside of the box and for good reason. I recently commented on a statement McLaren's Martin Whitmarsh made about Formula One just now discovering this new technology called the "interweb" and how it may be used to generate new and exciting ways to connect with fans.

Todt: Cut Costs by 30% or Teams Will Leave F1

Todd McCandless | Posted 07.11.2012 | UK Sport
Todd McCandless

There was a meeting today between FIA president Jean Todt, Formula One Management boss Bernie Ecclestone and Ferrari boss Luca di Montezemolo. Three big players in the current and future evolution of the sport. What kind of discussions could have taken place? Doubtful they were discussing this weekend's Italian Grand Prix.

Balancing the Fight Against Terrorism Against the Right to Privacy

European Parliament Web Team | Posted 17.06.2012 | UK Politics
European Parliament Web Team

Catching terrorists is not always about James Bond-style spying with white-knuckle chases and high-tech gadgets. These days results are often achieved in the office by analysing dry sets of data. Although effective, there are concerns that using data in this way could be abused for other ends.

Mercedes AMG: FOTA is 'Vital'

Todd McCandless | Posted 04.02.2012 | UK
Todd McCandless

Ferrari and Red Bull's announcement that they were leaving the Formula One Teams Association (FOTA) is a bump in the road toward the mission of of the...

Senna's McLaren? Yes, You Can Drive That Too

Todd McCandless | Posted 07.01.2012 | UK
Todd McCandless

McLaren, I've learned over the years, doesn't do anything half-hearted. n fact, they are very selective in who they work with and who they choose to lend their name to. One looks no further than the myriad games, toys and swag bereft of their name to see that truism.

Leaders Reach Three-Pronged Agreement To Save Eurozone

BBC | Posted 26.12.2011 | UK

European leaders have reached a "three-pronged" agreement which they say is vital to resolving the region's massive debt crisis. After marathon tal...

Restricting the Restriction...or, how to Cheat in Formula One

Todd McCandless | Posted 29.11.2011 | UK
Todd McCandless

I was reading an interesting story at AUTOSPORT about Mercedes GP boss Ross Brawn's view of the Resource Restriction Agreement (RRA) that the teams ag...