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Belgian aftershock from the Turkish coup d’état

Belgian Ummah The Ummah (Arabic: الامة الاسلامية Al-Ummah al-Islamiyya or simply Al-umma) or worldwide Islamic community in Belgium feels the aftershock of the Turkish coup d’état.  The Ummah is seen as a global unit to which those countries are counted … Continue reading

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Bosphorus bloodshed

Nice is a very popular place by Belgians to go on holiday, but Istanbul is also a very great favourite. The most populous city in Turkey and the country’s economic, cultural, and historic centre at the Bosporus, also spelled Bosphorus … Continue reading

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The Great War changed everything

Originally posted on The Pen and The Sword:
Yesterday marked the anniversary of the assassination in 1914 of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife Sophia, the duchess of Hohenburg, by a Serbian nationalist named Gavrilo Princip. It is common to…

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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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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 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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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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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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