Monday, 09 March 2015 18:47 Written by Mose Apelblat
Europe finds itself very close to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and shows an increasing interest in contributing to a sustainable and just solution to the conflict. Last December the European Parliament voted with overwhelming majority for a resolution supporting in principle the recognition of Palestinian statehood and the two-state resolution.
Thursday, 09 April 2015 15:20 Written by TBT News
What was the origin of World War One? A gunshot at Sarajevo? Don't you believe it! What started the Second World War then? Hardly another assassination attempt on a grand duke!
Wednesday, 18 February 2015 17:31 Written by Martin Banks
MEPs' expenses should be subject to more "rigorous and regular" checks in order to avoid potential abuse of the system.
Wednesday, 04 February 2015 11:07 Written by Philippe Legrain
Brussels life is periodically punctuated by strikes against budget cuts and jobs losses. But such protests pale in comparison to the political backlash against austerity that is gathering strength across much of the eurozone.
A few months ago I was strolling through Chaussée de Haecht, one of the most important commercial streets in Brussels. This vibrant street connects four communes of Brussels. Chaussée de Haecht is in particular known for its many Turkish shops, restaurants and bakeries.
Tuesday, 13 January 2015 18:49 Written by TBT News
Following the op-ed by Mose Apelblat on 18.12.2014 on EU funding to Roma integration, we have received the following response from DG Employment, Social Affairs & Inclusion to the questions raised in the article. Q: Are there figures on how much EU-funding is going to Roma projects or projects with…
Sunday, 11 January 2015 15:13 Written by TBT News
The events at Charlie Hebdo were shocking. Journalists and lay members of the public have showed solidarity with the journalists of Charlie Hebdo by holding up the “Je suis Charlie” placards. The sheer volume of people taking part in these acts of solidarity has been tremendous.
Thursday, 18 December 2014 17:52 Written by Mose Apelblat
Media has recently been reporting on an increase in hate crime and violence against Roma in EU member states and candidate countries. In Sweden, known for its tolerance to immigrants, Roma camps have been attacked and set on fire. In Germany, known for outlawing hate crime, Anti-Gypsyism gets away unpunished.…
Wednesday, 17 December 2014 14:56 Written by Philippe Van Parijs
If you have lived before in Berlin or in Vienna, in Paris or in London, or even in Antwerp, you may often have wondered, sometimes with some exasperation, why Brussels is not a bit more like them. Why does the city of Brussels - more precisely the Region of Brussels…