Category Archives: Poverty

Baby Boomers reaching retirement age, Demographic trends and New blood from abroad

Europe has to face the inevitable effect of the extra-large baby boom generation hitting retirement age and stepping away from the work force. For many years, economists from Europe and America have spoken of Japan and Western Europe as places … Continue reading

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Les partis politiques s’engagent à élever le revenu minimum au-dessus du seuil de pauvreté européen et réformer le statut cohabitant

Dans le cadre des élections fédérales du 26 mai, le Réseau belge du revenu minimum (BMIN) a organisé le 28 mars un grand débat politique sur l’une des mesures les plus importantes pour sortir les gens de la pauvreté : … Continue reading

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Involvement and implementation of European Pillar of Social Rights

The European Pillar of Social Rights wants to provide security for the European citizens. Regardless of the type and duration of their employment relationship, workers, and, under comparable conditions, the self-employed, have the right to adequate social protection. When in … Continue reading

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Race to the bottom of refugee rights in European Union #2 Branded as a ghetto

The organisation “Refugees Welcome Denmark” is a small, humanitarian organization based on volunteering which has as starting point the Refugee Convention and human rights and has as their primary efforts free legal advice and assistance to asylum seekers. At the … Continue reading

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Pushing people in a corner danger for indoctrination and loss of democratic values

We must be very careful that a fear of certain faith groups does not lead us to reduce or even remove many elements of the acquired liberties from our human rights. We must also ensure that we protect the vulnerable young people from extremist propaganda, because they have no strong sense of identity and, for example, are excluded by society because of their rejection in schools due to head coverings. Continue reading

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When so desperate to hold onto power

This past year we have seen how certain people tried to do everything to get another person in the bad light. All tactics where used to bring negative news in the ether. Members of certain political groups did not mind … 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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Not everything has to be reciprocated with money

We not always have to say it with money or have to recompense with currency or money. Last weekend we had the most important weekend of the year. We looked at the liberation of the Jewish people from the slavery … Continue reading

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Social media, sympathy & shocks

Sympathy In January last year we saw quickly arisen sympathetic reactions for what happened at the Charlie Hebdo headquarters, which sparked three days of bloodshed in the French capital. After the subsequent shootout at the Bataclan theatre in November — … Continue reading

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2015 In the Picture

2015 opened with an attack on the freedom of press. The first month of the year there was an outpouring of anguished and biting solidarity with those gunned down at the French weekly Charlie Hebdo where 12 were killed including … Continue reading

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