Category Archives: Crisis

Ukrainians should be free to shape the future of their country

26-27 February 2014 EESC, Brussels: Ukrainians should be free to shape the future of their country. Europe looking at 2014 2014 was going to be a crucial year for all Europeans, having them to bring their vote once again and … Continue reading

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Oekrainiërs zouden vrij moeten zijn om zelf hun toekomst te bepalen

Voor alle Europeanen belooft 2014 een cruciaal jaar te worden. Weer eens zien wij op naar de mogelijkheid om een stem voor of tegen diegenen die onze landen als een eenheid willen waar maken. Al te lang wachten vele burgers … Continue reading

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2013-2014 Money to be put on hold or to be used

“Optimism is a moral duty” said Sir Karl Raimund Popper (1902-1994). Such a good tiding was not in the mind of the visual press and television channels bombarded the world with negative news. After five years of economic crisis and … Continue reading

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A small circle taking a nation hostage

Many think in the United States of America everything is possible. We should perhaps agree with them, when we see that such an incredible thing is possible, that a few people can take the whole country hostage. There are Americans … Continue reading

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Belgium has weathered the global crisis quite well

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) brought some good news and small ray of sunshine in to the economic crisis world. Their message is that moderate recovery is underway in the major advanced economies. Presenting the Assessment in … Continue reading

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Negative consequences of Special Labelling and Trade-Restrictive measures

In the crisis stricken Eurozone countries the weight of the basics in their consumption spending has greatly increased during the past three years favouring food and energy. (19.4 % and 11.0 %, respectively) For that food we do find an … Continue reading

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Mogelijkheid tot wereldwijde voedselcrisis

Zou het kunnen dat wij ons toch ernstig zorgen moeten baren voor een mogelijk onheil in de voorziening van voedsel wereldwijd? Volgens Jan Douwe van der Ploeg, hoogleraar Rurale Sociologie aan de Landbouwuniversiteit van Wageningen staan we nu aan het begin … Continue reading

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Detroit, A city not to be understood

Last week, the mayor of Detroit, America’s 18th largest city and the home of the flagship of Main Street America, the US auto industry, filed for bankruptcy with debts hitting $18-20bn.  On the same week, the behemoths of Wall Street, … Continue reading

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What comes after neoliberalism?

The build up after the second world war was partly a matter of using those destroyed countries as opportunities to get cheap labour, but as soon as they became more expensive Americans but also European industry started to look at … Continue reading

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Increasing wealth gap of immense proportions in the Capitalist World

In Europe we can see that the gap between the rich and poor is increasing and more people from the middle class are become lass wealthy and are feeling the pressure of making it possible to live a normal healthy, … Continue reading

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