Category Archives: Welfare and Health

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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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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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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Continuing Greek telenovella

Last April it was clear that European Union Council President Donald Tusk had good reasons to sound skeptical, arguing the finance ministers should make more progress before the leaders intervene for Greece. Greece’s lenders, especially the IMF, want the Greek parliament … 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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2015 Ecology

Climate Business In Belgium Klimaatzaak (Climate Business) was formed at the end of the year 2014 and includes artists, scientists and conservationists. With film director Nic Balthazar, Ignace Schops of the Regionaal Landschap Kempen and musician Stijn Meuris they have … Continue reading

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2015 Health and Welfare

Health resilience, climate risks and Sustainable Development Goals 2015, the year that still 400 million people do not have access to essential health services  — including family planning, antenatal care, skilled birth attendance, child immunization, antiretroviral therapy, tuberculosis treatment, and … Continue reading

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Summary for the year 2015 # 2 Strewn with corpses and refugees

Throughout the year, we saw a lot of smombies* walk the streets and sit at the breakfast tables in hotels, or conducting themselves antisocial in resting places for the employees. * Smombies: Plural form of the fairly new Flemish and … Continue reading

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