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It was in February 2017 that we first launched our Global Review. Evidently, this is an edition we are particularly proud of and this was, certainly, only the first of many years and a moment we could not but celebrate.

But the world keeps on moving and on our first edition of 2018, we review the past in order to better understand the future. Reason why the editorial, signed by the Chairperson of the Estoril Conferences, Teresa Violante, looks at the latest report from Frontex to analyse the latest numbers regarding migration so as to anticipate the year ahead.

Migration is also the subject of Duarte Pitta Ferraz, professor at NOVA SBE, who examines the financial integration of migrants and the impact of remittances in their country of origin. Felipe Pathé Duarte analyses the relation between Israel and Syria to conclude that a collision with Iran is unavoidable; Dario Scannapieco, Vice-president of the European Investment Bank, writes about how the EIB is building resilience in the EU Neighbourhood and Dirk van Dierendonck, professor at the Rotterdam School of Business, speaks about Servant Leadership culture adopted by companies.

Carlos Carreiras and Miguel Pinto Luz, respectively the President and Vice-president of Cascais, share their opinions on how cities should be leading the next century, with Carlos Carreiras declaring that the sustainable development goals depend on the cities and vice-versa and Miguel Pinto Luz proclaiming that adaptation to climate change should be led by municipalities such as Cascais.

Still on the subject of Cascais, Pedro Loureiro, CEO of Agency DNA Cascais gave an interview to the Global Review to speak about the advantages of having such an agency in the municipality and Duarte Nobre Guedes, President of the Tourism Association of Cascais, establishes the effectiveness of the Estoril Conferences to tourism in the town.