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Looking for European Chutzpah

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  “The only natural resource we discovered is the human potential. Israel is an example where the people enriched the land more than the land enriched the people.”                – President Shimon Peres, from his EU parliament speech   In their book “Start-up Nation: The story of Israel’s economic miracle”, authors Dan Senor and Saul Singer describe  why and how […]

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Once Upon A Time… Starting January 1st, 2014 the UK fully liberalized the working restrictions for Bulgarians and Romanians. Bulgaria and Romania joined the European Union in 2007. Since then, they have been able to work in the UK under certain circumstances: employees had to apply for a “registration certificate”, but these restrictions have been lifted. Approximately 10, 000 arrivals […]

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Jonge Europese Federalisten – Simulatie Europese Raad 2013

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Lente top in volle gang in Gent Gent, 16 maart – Deze ochtend is de Europese Raad in Gent van start gegaan. Na de aankomst en de informele gesprekken van gisteren, staan vandaag harde onderhandelingen  op het programma waarbij een antwoord op de kritieken rond de Meerjarenbegroting beantwoord dienen te worden, alsook een visie rond het gemeenschappelijk landbouwbeleid en een kader […]