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Schengen area and Freedom for Europeans being put to the test as never before

Are Steven Erlanger and James Kanter from the NYTimes putting the finger at our Western sore wound? One must be ‘blind and deaf’ if one does not come to understand that the refugee crisis has tested the limits of Europe’s … Continue reading

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If Europe fails on the question of refugees, then it won’t be the Europe we wished for

Having come together for the umpteenth time the European Union’s 28 nations have once more been unable to agree on a solution. Ahead of a European Commission proposal  Wednesday for a system to spread asylum-seekers across all E.U. countries. Big … Continue reading

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2014 Economics

Eurozone In this chapter looking on the year that Latvia officially adopted the euro as its currency becoming the 18th member of the Eurozone we could see in the West that more people did not manage any more to come … Continue reading

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Left behind for economical emigration

Few years ago parents fled the Ceaușescu regime in Romania. Teodora Ana Mihai spends several months in the life of one such family where the kids are being left behind because of economic migration, as hundreds of thousands of citizens … Continue reading

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Out and In-work poverty plus Mini jobs, Maxi-poverty

A few days ago in the ‘reading magazine’ “Ter Zake” on the Flemish Television channel Canvas an awful picture of Greece was given, contrary to the good news certain economical papers want to present of the country. thousands of people … Continue reading

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Expanding opportunities for more American families

It is scandalous that in many so called ‘civilised countries’ people do have to work for just a few Euros, Dollars or Pounds. Wherever you look in Belgium at a construction site you shall see Polish workers, who have to … Continue reading

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Migrants to the West #8 Welbeing

In the previous chapter I tried to show how a fear was build up for those who have a certain faith. The people immigrating in Europe and the United States of America seem to be to a large extent from … Continue reading

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Economic crisis danger for the rise of political extremism

The last few years we have seen racist attacks becoming more in vogue again. Some experts blame the situation on the social stress caused by an extended period of economic austerity – unemployment rates are fast approaching high percentages and … Continue reading

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1985-2012 Poverty in Europe

From bad to worse The number of poor people in Europe had increased from 38 million in 1975 to 44 million in 1985. {Interim report on the 2° European Poverty Programme – EU Commission 1989} But soon this figure went … Continue reading

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