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How real is the danger of an EU collapse? My verdict: It’s receding, but the UK is the wild card

March 14, 2013

Popular nationalism an inter-governmental brinkmanship still threaten the EU’s future, says former Irish Prime Minister John Bruton. And although its existential crisis is abating, it could yet be severely damaged if the British “re-negotiation” goes wrong Popular sentiment and necessity are pulling Europe in opposite directions. The popular sentiment that drove more...

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ORANJE FONDS

March 13, 2013

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Francis Muthaura: ICC drops case against accused Kenyan, why not Kenyatta

March 11, 2013

Francis Muthaura: ICC drops case against accused Kenyan, why not Kenyatta

The International Criminal Court (ICC) has dropped charges against Francis Muthaura, a co-accused of Kenya's presidential election winner Uhuru Kenyatta, the prosecutor has said. Fatou Bensouda said some witnesses were too scared to testify, while another recanted his statement. Mr Muthaura was accused of fuelling violence after the 2007 election. Mr Kenyatta, more...

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Stop and search rules need an overhaul to allow selection, says mayor

March 9, 2013

Stop and search rules need an overhaul to allow selection, says mayor

The current stop and search legislation needs to be changed so police can select who to search, Utrecht mayor Aleid Wolfson says in an interview with the Telegraaf. At the moment, stop and search procedures involve a search of everyone in an area decreed to be risky. ‘But this takes a lot of police time and the results are disappointing,’ Wolfson told more...

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Annemarie van Gaal: Expensive lawyers, busy judges

March 5, 2013

Annemarie van Gaal: Expensive lawyers, busy judges

Judges have a heavy workload but most of it comes from lawyers who don't want to keep it short, writes Annemarie van Gaal With all the hullabaloo surrounding events at SNS Reaal, the warning issued by high court president Geert Corsten has disappeared into the background. Corsten is rightly worried about the workload of judges. Judges have no time to do the job 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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EU leaders agree a ‘sober’ budget, Dutch and British prime ministers are satisfied

February 9, 2013

EU leaders agree a ‘sober’ budget, Dutch and British prime ministers are satisfied

EU leaders on Friday agreed a budget that will take the community through to 2020, and includes a cut in spending for the first time in the body’s history. Total spending will reach €997bn, some €38bn below the current budget. At the same time, the Netherlands claims it is holding on to its €1bn discount, a key issue for prime minister Mark Rutte when he 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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The Issues of Homosexuality, Morals & Human Rights

February 2, 2013

The Issues of Homosexuality, Morals & Human Rights

God created man and saw he was lonely so he got him a partner and hence woman came into being. God then gave mankind the sacred gift of sex and decreed that only man and woman must associate sexually for the primary aim of procreation. It is a grievous sin for a man to have sex with another man likewise a woman to have sex with another woman. However as if to prove more...

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CAN THERE BE TRUE PEACE WITHOUT JUSTICE?

January 3, 2013

CAN THERE BE TRUE PEACE WITHOUT JUSTICE?

 Ghana's Coat of Arms significantly bear the words "Freedom & Justice" [without mentioning 'peace'] simply because freedom & justice are the foundations on which peace and development will thrive! Justice is therefore on balance, a pre-condition to peace and cannot be reversed Following on the recent 7th Dec '12 Parliamentary and Presidential elections in more...

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