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Bienvenue sur mon blog. Cet blog a pour but d’agréger certains de mes articles sur mon blog original que je vous invite à découvrir :

Last week, President Obama signed an order that would close the controversial prison facility at Guantanamo within a year. Now, EU leaders are meeting to formally consider their previous offer to help. European Union foreign ministers are forging a plan for taking in dozens of Guantanamo Bay inmates who will have no safe home upon… » read more

Quick update

Just a quick update after a long period of inactivity (on the blog, not in general!). We are now developing the Sandbox Festival. An annual, travelling, city-level prototype Civil Sandbox event. First prototype pencilled in for 2010 in Groningen, in north Holland. 1 We have a physical space where we are building a community to build… » read more

It is too soon to say of course. It is clear however that his worldwide appeal and victory are, at least partly, due to the image of integrity, of moderation and care he successfully projected during the campaign. This more than compensated for the apparent weaknesses and lack of substance in his campaign program. During… » read more

If you can’t answer to the next few questions, in your european vision, can be all right?… 1. You are european citizen because it needn’t cost you very much, or you pay global political and economic interests because your every need? 2. The nation… Not a highly desirable term to be conceptualised and to lives… » read more

No, I don’t think so. But to put it crudely, I don’t believe forced “social mixity” alone will lead to “better schools for all”. I rather believe that “better schools for all” will facilitate more “social mixity”. In this entry, a sequel to “Is “magical thinking” only striking Belgian politicians?”, I briefly discuss the title question:… » read more

“High culture is nothing but a child of that European perversion called history, the obsession we have with going forward, with considering the sequence of generations a relay race in which everyone surpasses his predecessor, only to be surpassed by his successor. Without this relay race called history there would be no European art and… » read more

Poul Nyrup Rasmussen writes The PES – and more recently also the European Parliament – has made a clear demand for new regulation to cover all financial players including hedge funds. In response the European Commission has launched a ‘consultation’ on regulation for hedge funds. It is not what we asked for but it is… » read more

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