Russia & Ukraine - What is still to come for German companies? A recommendation from WB Risk Prevention Systems.

(c) 30.03.2022 by Johannes Wamser The fact that there is a war of aggression on our own doorstep with the Russian invasion of Ukraine poses new challenges for the whole of Europe. German Chancellor Olaf Scholz spoke of a "turning point in time", political commentators and authors speak of a new era of "world disorder". Military escalations, nuclear threats, potential use of chemical weapons, hybrid attacks, and [...]

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Escalation Eastern Europe Kiev Ukraine

Escalation in Eastern Europe: Immediate action as business in Ukraine and neighboring countries

An extreme scenario has occurred that many thought unthinkable: The escalation in Eastern Europe. Just a few days ago, some companies and even experienced managers who have been responsible for German subsidiaries in Russia for decades shared the assessment and confirmed to us that they had been surprised by the attack. Even if we ourselves personally did not [...]

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UEFA EURO Football Crisis Management

UEFA EURO 2020: Insights for crisis management?

UEFA's European Championship is still in full swing and yet, as the group stage draws to a close, it is already apparent that crisis management offers some grounds for discussion. A contribution from Marcel Hagens When, on the opening day of UEFA EURO 2020, Denmark international Christian Eriksen collapsed in mid-match with a cardiac arrest and was still on the scene - God [...]

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Airplane evacuation Nepal

Evacuation flights after government overthrow

Evacuation in emergency management - In very few cases does a government overthrow proceed peacefully and amicably. Protests, unrest and even violent confrontations are not uncommon reactions. An experienced example was the overthrow of the Nepalese government or the deposition of the king, in which the country was completely cut off from the outside world. There was a complete cessation [...]

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Employee strike India clashes

Employee strike leads to physical confrontations

It is not always possible to avoid an employee strike in your own company. Grievances and misunderstandings can also lead to this. But so can influence from outside. In this case, the strike developed its own dynamics: around 4,000 employees went on strike at the Indian subsidiary at seven locations. At the time of the intervention, the strike had already been raging for 11 months and the Indian sites were disconnected from the European headquarters. The server connection was [...]

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Mumbai India

Terrorist attacks in Mumbai

On November 26, 2008, terrorist attacks were carried out at a wide variety of locations in the Indian port city of Mumbai. Within a short period of time, there were numerous murders, explosions and hostage-takings. A group of ten attackers was behind the uniformly coordinated terrorist attacks. They split up into several teams on the spot and apparently targeted tourist or Jewish establishments. Two luxury hotels were also among their targets. Led [...]

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