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Negative consequences of Special Labelling and Trade-Restrictive measures

In the crisis stricken Eurozone countries the weight of the basics in their consumption spending has greatly increased during the past three years favouring food and energy. (19.4 % and 11.0 %, respectively) For that food we do find an … Continue reading

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Uttarakhand, Avoidable environmental tragedy in India

Many of our policy makers seem to have entirely forgotten how extremely fragile our eco-system can be. Several places in the world are just used to enrich other regions no matter at what cost for the local environment and inhabitants. On … Continue reading

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Russian government has the power to shut down any sort of organisation they do not like

The Kremlin’s announcement last week that it was kicking USAID out of Russia is the latest step in a crackdown on foreign-funded civil society groups. It’s a trend that has intensified since Vladimir Putin’s return to the presidency in May, … Continue reading

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Stronger than anything that wants to destroy

Often first something terrible has to happen before people recognise the blessings they have. Its not from what they see on the small or bigger screen today, but from the things that they really can feel. Or when working with … Continue reading

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Nucleaire lente in de BRICs

De kernramp in Fukushima staat nog fris in het geheugen. Na een eerste paniekreactie was er vlug een wegwuiving en ging men weer zijn oude gang. In mei werd de enige nog draaiende kerncentrale in Japan stilgelegd voor periodiek onderhoud … Continue reading

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Leaving the Old World to find better pastures

Reason to look for New Pastures The  country where many grew up and currently see is unrecognisable from the times when we were a child. For many it is also nothing like any more of what they hear from their … Continue reading

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