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Out and In-work poverty plus Mini jobs, Maxi-poverty

A few days ago in the ‘reading magazine’ “Ter Zake” on the Flemish Television channel Canvas an awful picture of Greece was given, contrary to the good news certain economical papers want to present of the country. thousands of people … Continue reading

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Impact of the crisis on civil society organisations in the EU – Risks and opportunities

State of the Civil Society and how Civil Society Organisations have been affected by the Financial Crisis Last month 250 civil society representatives gathered in Brussels to seek ways in which the young and old in Europe could gain better … Continue reading

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Juncker warns for possible new war

La Decena Trágica may have been far away from Europe when it brought in 1913 the Mexican Revolution. Europe had to meet its tragic decennial a year later. The House of Romanov in 1913 celebrated its 300th anniversary of its … Continue reading

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Economic crisis danger for the rise of political extremism

The last few years we have seen racist attacks becoming more in vogue again. Some experts blame the situation on the social stress caused by an extended period of economic austerity – unemployment rates are fast approaching high percentages and … Continue reading

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Classes of people and Cronyism

Merchants and master manufacturers are . . . the two classes of people who commonly employ the largest capitals, and who by their wealth draw to themselves the greatest share of the public consideration . . . The interest of … Continue reading

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Stronger than anything that wants to destroy

Often first something terrible has to happen before people recognise the blessings they have. Its not from what they see on the small or bigger screen today, but from the things that they really can feel. Or when working with … Continue reading

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Uncertainty, shame and no time for vacillation

What happens when we look back at earlier advanced civilizations? Is there a pattern of complexity, collapse and correction that we might recognize in today’s current events? Historically every advanced civilization has faced a downfall. Usually the downfall is routed … Continue reading

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Has Endgame begun for Greece

The population of Greece is better to think very carefully for whom they want to vote next month. More than half of Greeks voted for anti-bailout parties in elections two weeks ago. Greece, which adopted the euro on 1 January … Continue reading

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Who is considered Old

In case you would ask several people if they would consider them young or old, or the other person young or old, you shall get quite different answers from the different age groups. When we look at the key results … Continue reading

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Ageing and Solidarity between generations

Today Europe is like other continents confronted with the ageing population. Facing the problem of an intense growing older and non-working population the European Commission called for a year of reflection on this problem and instigated the “2012 – European … Continue reading

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