Author Archives: Marcus Ampe

About Marcus Ampe

Retired dancer, choreographer, choreologist Founder of the Dance impresario office and archive: Danscontact-Dansarchief plus the Association for Bible scholars, the Lifestyle magazines "Stepping Toes" and "From Guestwriters" and creator of the site "Messiah for all". - Gepensioneerd danser, choreograaf, choreoloog. Stichter van Danscontact-Dansarchief plus van de Vereniging voor Bijbelvorsers, de Lifestyle magazines "Stepping Toes" en "From Guestwriters" en maker van de site "Messiah for all".

Foreign workers and immigrants

In the past there always have been many flows of migration. Several countries before they were part of the European Union have in the past welcomed workers from Europe and beyond and had a migration policy. All Western countries of … Continue reading

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Brexit, Nexit, Vlexit and Frexit

After the Dutch showed how they were against the European Union and also voted against a trade deal with Ukraine, they now found some new oil in the idea of a Nexit like the British referendum got them a positive … Continue reading

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Backing the wrong horse

For months many debates over Britain’s membership of the European Union went on in the media. I thought the soup would never be so hot as it is served and that the than the many lies of those misleading the … Continue reading

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2015 Performance arts

It is a well-known fact that Belgians are not real theatre lovers. Dance is the less one loved, but spoken theatre has lost a lot of spectators too. Some 250 theatre people – from directors to actors to stage hands … Continue reading

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2015 Persons and groups of the year

Battle of Waterloo The oldest to remember for 2015 is the one with whom there could be a love hate relationship. Napoleon Bonaparte, who always saw things big, left behind a series of buildings in Belgium that still stand today, … Continue reading

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2015 Film

A poignant film directed by 36-year-old Yared Zeleke and Ethiopia’s first entry in France’s prestigious Cannes International Film Festival, warmly received at its première, was shot in the highlands and forests of northern and central Ethiopia. Lamb tells the story … Continue reading

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2015 Technology and development

Green Tech Aircraft (GTA), a new industry-leading innovator that develops and produces next generation, sustainable sport aircraft, based itself in Leuven and announced the development of an innovative electrically powered airplane called Ypselon GT. GTA’s mission is to revolutionise the new … Continue reading

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A one word country name, Czechia back in the running

With many languages spoken it is often difficult to have the same name when two or more words are used to indicate a region or country. In several parts of Europe (a.o. Belgium) in the previous century spoke about Czechia … Continue reading

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2015 Economy

Aid to the Most Deprived In the second half of December, the European Commission approved the operational programmes for eight EU countries to use the new Fund for European Aid to the Most Deprived (FEAD), including a €560 million package … Continue reading

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Brexit clashes and reasons to consider to bring out the right vote

On May the 9th David Cameron, prime minister, raised the spectre of European wars in making the case for staying in the EU. It followed George Osborne, chancellor, on Sunday appealing to the darkest British psychoses with a warning that … Continue reading

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