Patarei.

We were told it’s a former KGB prison. A fortress, used by the Soviet Secret Service until the end of the breakdown of the east bloc. I expected a cruel

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The European Left: All Eyes On Slovenia

The Left in Europe has shown glimpses of electoral success recently in both Greece and Spain. Even a grey-haired, bearded, self-titled socialist has been elected as the leader of the

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Forum Lecture on EU-Ukraine Association Agreement – Q&A

 ‘Let’s stop being naïve and let’s accept that only by using force can we get Russia to the negotiation table’.  In the light of the upcoming Dutch Referendum on the

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Status: complicated – a talk about the Euro-Turkish relationship

Throughout the last months, and especially during the last weeks Turkey was back in the centre of deliberations among EU head of states. Mainly because of the ongoing migration via

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From Groningen to the World Bank

                 written by Alexandra Voinescu                            edited by Casper de Boer   Brussels has the world’s most renounced European and International business environment.

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Designing the Future- An introduction to Daan Roosegaarde

It is in the unmistakeable Dutch name of Daan Roosegaarde, that we find one of the most talented Dutch designers of the past decade. With his thin and seemingly vulnerable

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Tinder: how consumerism drastically altered the way we love

Tinder stands for 24 million users, of whom 30% are already married and 12% are already in a relationship. 70% of these ‘love seekers’ already have an account on another

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Designing Change: The Rise of Humanitarian Architecture

by Aleksis Oreschnikoff – an independent writer interested in living better As Europe faces an unprecedented influx of refugees fleeing conflict in Syria, international organizations, and international humanitarian development look for

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Eagles. Dutch Eagles.

The Dutch authorities are currently training eagles to capture drones that are violating the Dutch law. The Dutch Ministry of Transport has mentioned recently that there is an increasing trend

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Shaking Schengen

Schengen keeps alive the idea of a Europe free of internal border control which facilitates a rapid and smooth flow of goods, services and persons, without any border check delays. However, the

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