Part 5: “Work hard, play hard”

On a more personal note: After being in “the business” for more than 20 years now and having seen it from both sides, which skills or experiences do you find

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Part 4: “A lot of the opposition against TTP is not based on facts and figures”

These associations that you have previously mentioned are all representing employers and businesses. How good is the cooperation with, for instance the European Trade Union Confederation or other societal stakeholders?

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Part 3: “I do not consider myself a lobbyist.”

Let us get back to the trade issues, which are your field of expertise. From Philips’ point of view as a producer of high-end, high-value products in lighting, healthcare and

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Interview with Jean-Pierre Kempeneers

On the 30th of April Clio will host its annual conference under the theme “Diplomacy unravelled?”. At this conference, Jean-Pierre Kempeneers will lead a workshop on the importance of economic

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A Tribute to Lee Kuan Yew

On the 23rd of March this year, Asia lost one of its most peculiar leaders: Lee Kuan Yew, the very first prime minister of Singapore. This man, who was known

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Prague: A History of Self-Immolation

Almost every year, Czech students set themselves on fire near Wenceslas Square in Prague. It must be said that, in most cases, this is not a suicidal act. More specifically,

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Why Tröglitz matters

On the eve of Easter Sunday a house went up in flames in the small village of Tröglitz in East Germany; the result of an arson attack. The building was

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Tackling Ignorance

Did you know that saving the lives of little children in regions of extreme poverty will decrease the overall growth of population in the long run? Or that the deaths

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Eight Weeks With Ebola

Letters of Andrius Slavuckis Sierra Leone, 2014 September-October Source: Intelligent Life, 2015 April, Nr. 3 (30) Week I As I presented my passport to the frontier-guard I was kindly asked

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