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European Union having to show its true face by the arrest of Puigdemont and imprisonment of Catalonian politicians

European politicians shall have to show its true face to the Europeans who look for a democratic and free Europe. Spain’s Supreme Court prefers to neglect the democratic Catalonian votes, which were already expressed in difficult times, the Spanish government … Continue reading

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Populism endangering democracy

These days we see all over the civilised world a similar problem of politicians trying to please the majority of their populace. Trying to gain votes several politicians do not take it so properly with he protection of human rights. … Continue reading

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A busy 2017 #1 Referenda

Before I could be fully aware of the impact, the days and months of 2017 came to belong to the past. The 1 extra second did not help me to get over the fact that I felt I could not … 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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2016 in review Politics #1 Year of dissonance

2016 year of dissonance, despair, where all certainties were brushed away When Israeli commandos in 2010 intercepted a flotilla of ships seeking to break Israel’s blockade of Hamas in the Gaza Strip a diplomatic rupture broke several contacts in the … 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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Brexit No. 2 Blow-up

In the United States of America some people could go to sleep in shock over what they just had witnessed. In Europe we awakened in unbelief or some in what they thought was a nightmare. In Europe many mouths fell … Continue reading

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Migration, a story of two worlds and a play toy of the media

The EESC at the Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum in Bonn brought together Europeans with a crying heart who could see that there is not much left of the unifying spirit for which Europe got a few years ago the … Continue reading

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EU’s European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) asylum seekers and Eastern neighbours

At the May plenary of the EU’s European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) the EESC called for a more proactive, dynamic approach, focusing on regional stabilisation and greater social and civil dialogue. The problems in Turkey were not yet there, putting a … Continue reading

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Honouring hundreds of thousands of victims of the brutal Somme battle

Today, July 1 of the year 2016, 15 minutes later than planned a moving Commemorative Event for the Battle of the Somme started at Thiepval a commune in the Somme department in Picardie in northern France. Once more Europe can … Continue reading

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