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Selective feminism is the freedom to choose poverty

May 21, 2013

Selective feminism is the freedom to choose poverty

Those who do not want to encourage women to go out and work are out and out cynics, according to Margriet van der Linden.   Last Saturday, ‘a day before Mothering Sunday’ Christian democrat Euro MP Esther de Lange spluttered indignantly, and two days before the start of the woman’s magazine Libelle’s Summer Week, education minister Jet Bussemaker put more...

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New Policies for the Youth of Today and Tomorrow: The European Commission View

April 11, 2013

New Policies for the Youth of Today and Tomorrow: The European Commission View

By Koos Richelle. In February 2013, the youth unemployment rate in the EU was more than twice as high as the adult rate, at 23.5%. The problem has been exacerbated by the crisis, but there is also a structural issue to be resolved. There are 8.1 million Europeans aged 15-24 who are neither in employment, education or training1. In December 2012, the Commission adopted more...

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Greg Shapiro: ‘Benefit Tourism,’ meets ‘Brain Drain’

March 14, 2013

Greg Shapiro: ‘Benefit Tourism,’ meets ‘Brain Drain’

It's not benefit tourism that should be worrying Dutch ministers but how to keep highly-skilled immigrants, says Greg Shapiro. The Dutch government wants to crack down on Benefit Tourism: welfare cheats sneaking into the country to sponge off the system. In fact, these thieves may even be coming from within Europe! But a new report from theDutch statistics bureau says more...

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Globalisation,Managing migration as a source of workers, a response to ageing, and a benefit to development;

February 23, 2013

Globalisation,Managing migration as a source of workers, a response to ageing, and a benefit to development;

The combination of technological progress, lower transport costs and policy liberalisation in the European Union and elsewhere has led to increasing trade and foreign investment flows between countries. This has important consequences for the functioning of the EU economy. While globalisation brings huge benefits and opportunities, it also means that Europe has to more...

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PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP IS KEY TO AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT

February 18, 2013

PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP IS KEY TO AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT

By Albert Engel A favorable institutional set-up is key to maintain economic growth in Africa. This includes not only security, stable governments and predictability of legal decisions but also capable governmental and non-governmental institutions that offer a sound economic framework, supportive policies and business development services. It encompasses also the more...

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The Importance of Aid for Trade

February 18, 2013

The Importance of Aid for Trade

By Pascal Lamy, Director-General, World Trade Organisation (WTO)   Aid for Trade is as relevant today as it was when the Initiative was launched at the Hong Kong Ministerial Conference in 2005. Developing countries, and in particular Least-Developed Countries (LDCs), have made measurable progress in their participation in the global trading system.  But for more...

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Mali conflict shows France is the ‘de facto European army’ by Justin Stares

February 18, 2013

Mali conflict shows France is the ‘de facto European army’ by Justin Stares

War in Mali has again exposed the European Union's Achilles' heel - an unwillingness to sanction joint military action, reports PublicServiceEurope.comFrance has been forced to act as the de facto "European Union army" because the 27-member bloc is still incapable of putting together a joint defence force, a conference in Brussels heard on Wednesday. The French-led more...

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Amsterdam dumps the ‘A’ word, allochtoon and autochtoon(Alien)

February 14, 2013

Amsterdam city council is to stop using the words 'allochtoon' and 'autochtoon' to differentiate between locals and immigrants, the Telegraaf reports on Wednesday. The idea originated from Labour party councillors but has now been given the support of the city's executive board. Labour says the use of the word allochtoon - primarily used to describe people with a more...

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THE CHALLENGE OF CHOOSING A NEW WTO DIRECTOR GENERAL,Amina Mohamed or Alan John Kwadwo Kyerematen

February 7, 2013

THE CHALLENGE OF CHOOSING A NEW WTO DIRECTOR GENERAL,Amina Mohamed or Alan John Kwadwo Kyerematen

By Shada Islam, Head of Policy at Friends of Europe The Doha round of trade talks has long dominated the agenda of the World Trade Organization (WTO). An urgent priority for the organisation’s 157 members, however, is to appoint a new director general to replace Pascal Lamy, the much-respected former EU trade commissioner who has led the Geneva-based trade body more...

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Fewer people move to Holland as the population growth slows, less badies more

February 7, 2013

Fewer people move to Holland as the population growth slows, less badies more

The number of new immigrants arriving in the Netherlands fell to 156,000 last year, just 7,000 more than the number of people leaving the country, the national statistics office CBS said on Thursday. It is the first time the number of immigrants has fallen since 2006 but emigration is up for the third year in a row. In particular, there were fewer refugees from Asia more...

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