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.
Tuesday, 10 January 2017 16:55 Written by Sergii Kovalenko
A recent resolution by a monitoring committee from the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe stipulates that the fight against corruption in Ukraine is “too slow and specific results – too limited”. Prior, the European community was shocked of the enormous wealth that civil servants amass from this Eastern…
Sunday, 11 September 2016 18:30 Written by Philippe Van Parijs
Coupling the end of the travelling circus and the emergence of a continental Oxford Will Brexit turn out to be, all things considered, a good thing? I very much doubt it. Essentially because what it amounts to is that a big chunk of the European population is opting out, for…
Thursday, 01 September 2016 13:49 Written by Philippe Legrain
When Hitler invaded Poland in September 1939, Britain and France immediately declared war on Germany. But for eight months afterwards, there was no significant fighting on the Western Front. During this Phoney War, everyone knew conflict was coming, but it hadn’t properly started yet.