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2015 Human rights

Terrorism and freedom of speech In the wake of the horrific shooting at the offices of the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo, illustrators and cartoonists around the world came together in solidarity with the 12 artists and ordinary people who … Continue reading

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2014 Culture

Theatre productions “Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown“, the frenetic 1988 comedy that first brought film director Pedro Almodóvar to the attention of a wider international audience. After a short run on Broadway in 2010, Women on the … Continue reading

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Belgium, Belgicae and the fertile floodland

Herman Van Rompuy (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Frank Jacobs wrote that unassuming like most of his countrymen Herman Van Rompuy had quietly been preparing the Belgianisation of Europe ever since his appointment to the presidency of the European Council in 2009. … Continue reading

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Bruges’ Historium

For Belgium the average day tripper to the cities of Flanders spends €68 per person, mainly on shopping and eating out. Longer-stay tourists spend €142 per person a day on food, accommodation and shopping. The figures come from a new … Continue reading

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Welfare state and Poverty in Flanders #5 Housing

Poverty evolution in Flanders 5.     Housing Just over 84 million persons or 17 % of the EU-27‘s population were at-risk-of-poverty in 2007, while a similar proportion (17 %) of the total EU-27 population suffered from material deprivation. There was a … Continue reading

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Welfare state and Poverty in Flanders #4 The Family pact

Poverty evolution in Flanders 4.     The Family pact Family and poverty: there is a narrow mutual connection between both terms. Poverty makes humans vulnerable and can destroy families. Sometimes the poverty goes so far that they take away the revenue … Continue reading

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