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  • Strengthening the Majority

    Strengthening the Majority0

    Dear friends   How strange. Why on earth would one want to strengthen the majority? Doesn’t the majority have the power and shouldn’t it be much better shared with the minority?   That is what you would generally think. But you have probably also experienced that physical encounters have become rarer in today’s world and

  • Support Us – A Day of Lobby Work in Brussels

    Support Us – A Day of Lobby Work in Brussels0

    A day of lobby work in Brussels with Arie de Pater, EEA Brussels Representative   On Wednesdays, I take a 6.30 h train for Brussels. As the train is still fairly quiet at that hour, it provides me an opportunity to prepare for the day. That can be listening to a podcast, read and write

  • Europe is getting weary

    Europe is getting weary0

    Migration has been a hot political topic across Europe since 2015 when large numbers of people sought sanctuary here.
    Several years later, the number arriving is not so big, although more than a 1000 have died so far this year as they tried to cross the Mediterranean. But, with conflicts in Africa and Taliban rule in Afghanistan, most people predict that many more will try to come to Europe.

  • Any future for the European Union?

    Any future for the European Union?0

    That’s not a question only Britons have asked themselves. What is left of the original dream of the EU’s founding fathers? And where is the EU going? Is the European Union still a Christian project and should it be?