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While Ukrainian politicians one year ahead of both presidential and parliamentary elections are thinking about their campaign messages and the West has its eyes on the formation of the Anticorruption court in Kyiv, there’s one item missing from the European headlines. More specifically, the ongoing conflict in Eastern Ukraine. Some months before the extension of the OSCE’s mandate in the separatist-controlled territories...
It appears that a massive wave of heat has hit the European political scene in these first weeks of summer. The EU faces unprecedented turbulence shaking its core and undermining its relations with traditional partners. We seem helpless towards the migration challenge, which shook the foundations of the so-far stable German coalition and brought to power or strengthened populist and extremist forces. We are also faced with an...
Few countries in Europe and in fact the world, have an economy that is as open as the Belgian one. Long before Belgium even became an independent nation, the economy in this region grew because of trade and foreign investors. To this day, this remains an integral part of our DNA. Belgium ranks 38th worldwide in terms of GDP, but we rank 12th in terms of import and export. Our open economy is the driver behind the welfare and...

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