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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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2016 economics (addition)

Forgotten part to the review of economics for 2016 – 2017 March 4 EU ramped up campaign against corporate tax avoidance, Belgium ordering to recoup €700m tax, whilst Clinton in January planned a 4% tax on Y.S. wealthy. The decision itself … Continue reading

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2016 review Human rights

From the ‘forgotten to publish’ material, written on March 2017 After 2015 brought court sentences to some human traffickers and Great Britain voted to exit the EU it did not end the traffic. A court in Leuven heard how a … Continue reading

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Taking care of the drinkable water

Last year in Belgium there was a shortage of water at many places. Many countries could really feel that the world is changing and that it is high time human beings take action. Though still there are certain politicians who … Continue reading

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Right of the parents or children to fall under religious rules

In Belgium politicians and organisations are still under consideration about circumcision, because some members believe that freedom of religion prevails, since circumcision is common among Jews and Muslims. Others believe that circumcision in men is unacceptable, as is the case … Continue reading

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A busy 2017 #2 From hero to zero

2017 was the year where nobody could ignore the Tweets and the playing tricks of president Trump and his family. The antics of his children in other countries would have been called treason to the country, but not so in … Continue reading

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2016 in review Politics #2 Persons of the year

Merkel‘s popularity had suffered in 2016, following a rash of sexual assaults in the western city of Cologne on New Year‘s Eve blamed mainly on Arab and North African men. Going from 2015 into 2016 in some German cities brought … Continue reading

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At the closing hours of 2016 #2 Low but also highlights

Wanting to write on what happened in 2016 I noticed I have forgotten to publish some articles I wrote this year. The time went credibly fast when our thoughts had to go to so many people in trouble, having to … Continue reading

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At the closing hours of 2016 #1 Looking down at terror

2016 is quickly coming to its end. By many it shall not be forgotten soon. Lots of people in 2016 lost their beloved ones and got confronted with a lot of bloodshed. Though there is no World War going on … 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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