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Dutch MP Stientje van Veldhoven has urged the European Commission to make the data of Europe’s railway companies freely available (“open data”) so that app developers can start creating a Europe-wide travel planning app. “A European-wide travel app will make international travel by rail more accessible and customer-friendly,” she told the Dutch lower house of… » read more

“The Hanseatic League was a precursor of the European Union.” – Comment by a tourist guide in the town of Groningen in the north-east of the Netherlands, 1 March 2014. From the Wikipedia page on the Hanseatic League ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hanseatic_League ) : The Hanseatic league (a.k.a. Hansa, among others) was a commercial and defensive confederation… » read more

Since the crisis this week-end, the split of Belgium received further credits and some in Wallonia are effectively elaborating on their future without Flanders. The wheel of fortune turns. Now, Flanders appears to be afraid… Read background on Belgian politics for dummies… and EU-afficionados According to a recent survey by Dedicated Research, Flanders is afraid… » read more

Kader Sevinç Our world is living through difficult times. The global financial system, the use of natural resources and the consumption society as we have known for several decades are no longer sustainable. These problems coincide with political crises and unsolved poverty dilemmas around the world. The world truly needs that the actual transitions in… » read more

Two Meetings in Brussels : Suspicions Raised Regarding the Turkey’s New Foreign Policy Article (Excerpt) By Kader Sevinç, CHP EU Representative Strategic Thinking Review Undoubtedly, the political and economic developments in the EU member states are immediately echoed in Brussels. Domestic political discussions in the European countries regarding Turkey’s accession to the EU have recently… » read more

Turkey has recently discussed the draft constitutional amendment package prepared by the ruling party, AKP, without integrating all the parties in the Parliament in the process. As the main opposition party, the CHP has supported for long the idea of changing the constitution with the aim of further enhancement of Turkish democracy, and shared continuously… » read more

Turkey has recently discussed the draft constitutional amendment package prepared by the ruling party, AKP, without integrating all the parties in the Parliament in the process. As the main opposition party, the CHP has supported for long the idea of changing the constitution with the aim of further enhancement of Turkish democracy, and shared continuously… » read more

Brussel is altijd het weeskind gebleven van de Belgische compromissen.De verschillende nationale overeenkomsten sinds de zeventiger jaren, apaiseerden (bevredigden) de twee grote regios/gemeenschappen met onverantwoorde overdrachten van geld en bevoegdheden.Dat ging ten koste van de centrale (federale) regering en, zoals steeds meer blijkt, van de regio van het Brussels gewest.Ter gelegenheid van het Verdrag van… » read more

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