In the past two years, we have witnessed the rise of numerous parties all over the world that are identified as far-right populist. AfD in Germany, FN in France and PVV in the Netherlands performed remarkably well in recent elections and polls.
“For many decades, we’ve enriched foreign industry at the expense of American industry; subsidised the armies of other countries, while allowing for the very sad depletion of our military. We’ve defended other nations’ borders while refusing to defend our own…. From this day forward, it’s going to be only America…
Friday, 16 December 2016 18:29 Written by Martin Banks
Whether it’s Donald Trump or Apple, the issue of taxation has been in the news of late. And the subject has also hit the headlines in Belgium with controversial plans by Finance Minister Johan Van Overtveldt to reduce corporate tax from nearly 34 to 20 per cent.
In 1992 the UN declared 17 October as the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. We sometimes tend to think that the battle against poverty is one that is fought in far-off countries and that poverty is principally a third world problem.
Tuesday, 15 November 2016 13:19 Written by Philippe Legrain
If you wander through the streets of Brussels, you’ll see people glued to their smartphones – checking email, finding their way with Google Maps, hailing an Uber, chatting on WhatsApp, watching YouTube videos, posting on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and so much more.
Why foreigners need to be given the vote in regional elections and how this can be achieved. Isn’t it about time that universal suffrage was introduced in Brussels? Don’t we already have it? We don’t. Here are the facts. Over a third of the Brussels population is disenfranchised Very roughly,…
The rejection of the CETA trade deal with Canada and the cancellation of the EU-Canada summit have sent a terrible shockwave through EU institutions and beyond. They are paying the price of ignoring the complex Belgian political reality.