The Presidential Daily Brief


  1. New Populations and Products to Cross Borders in 2014

    A large wave of economic migration across Europe is anticipated as EU restrictions on the movements of Romanians and Bulgarians ends on Jan. 1. The migration of Eastern Europeans is already controversial in places like Britain, where polls indicate that 72 percent would prefer to keep the EU restrictions in place. Elsewhere, the major 2014 legal switch involves drugs — specifically, legalizing the production and sale of previously banned narcotics including cannabis (U.S.), coca (Bolivia) and licensed synthetic drugs (New Zealand). 

    Sources: The Independent, The Telegraph, The Economist

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