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Bekende politici naar Brussel sturen levert al snel ‘nul points’ op NEW
placelux.eu 5 Months, 4 Days, 23 Hours, 29 Minutes ago
Nederland moet, net als andere landen, politici met een indrukwekkende staat van dienst naar Brussel sturen, schrijft Lidy Nicolasen (‘Net als het Songfestival hebben we de Europese verkiezingen laten versloffen’, Opinie, 17 mei). Van de...
Mandela Day NEW
placelux.eu 10 Months, 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 20 Hours, 12 Minutes ago
This morning, in response to the death of Nelson Mandela, I posted the following tweet: There already is a ‘Mandela Day’, and it’s officially recognised by the UN: 18 July, Mandela’s birthday. But it’s not  a public...
A future for the UK in Europe NEW
placelux.eu 2 Years, 3 Months, 1 Week, 6 Days, 19 Hours, 43 Minutes ago
(This is a slightly edited version of my opening statement in testimony I gave on 10 July to the House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee inquiry on the future of the UK government’s EU policy) It is one of the great ironies of European histo...
A future for the UK in Europe NEW
placelux.eu 2 Years, 3 Months, 1 Week, 6 Days, 19 Hours, 43 Minutes ago
(This is a slightly edited version of my opening statement in oral evidence I gave on 10 July to the House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee inquiry on the future of the UK government’s EU policy) It is one of the great ironies of European h...
Gambling in the Hague NEW
placelux.eu 2 Years, 5 Months, 1 Week, 6 Days, 20 Hours, 59 Minutes ago
(A shortened version of this post appears in this month’s State of the Left Review) Two months ago, the members of the Dutch Labour Party (PvdA) overwhelmingly voted for Diederik Samsom to be their new leader. Today he is fighting his first gen...
Gambling in the Hague NEW
placelux.eu 2 Years, 5 Months, 1 Week, 6 Days, 20 Hours, 59 Minutes ago
(A shortened version of this post appears in this month’s State of the Left Review) Two months ago, the members of the Dutch Labour Party (PvdA) overwhelmingly voted for Diederik Samsom to be their new leader. Today he is fighting his first gen...
Can Diederik Samsom save Dutch Labour? NEW
placelux.eu 2 Years, 7 Months, 1 Day, 22 Hours, 35 Minutes ago
(This article, which was published in the March edition of Policy Network’s State of the Left review, is an adapation of an earlier blog post published here.) Last Saturday over 1,000 members of the Dutch Labour Party (Partij van de Arbeid, or...
Can Diederik Samsom save Dutch Labour? NEW
placelux.eu 2 Years, 7 Months, 1 Day, 22 Hours, 35 Minutes ago
(This article, which was published in the March edition of Policy Network’s State of the Left review, is an adapation of an earlier blog post published here.) Last Saturday over 1,000 members of the Dutch Labour Party (Partij van de Arbeid, or...
Double Dutch: how the Rutte government nearly lost the europlot NEW
placelux.eu 2 Years, 7 Months, 3 Weeks, 1 Hour, 3 Minutes ago
From the start of the current economic crisis the Dutch government has insisted on strict budgetary discipline in troubled eurozone countries – in particular for Greece. That shouldn’t come as a surprise. After all, the Netherlands is one...
Double Dutch: how the Rutte government nearly lost the europlot NEW
placelux.eu 2 Years, 7 Months, 3 Weeks, 1 Hour, 3 Minutes ago
From the start of the current economic crisis the Dutch government has insisted on strict budgetary discipline in troubled eurozone countries – in particular for Greece. That shouldn’t come as a surprise. After all, the Netherlands is one...
Where next for Dutch Labour? NEW
placelux.eu 2 Years, 7 Months, 3 Weeks, 4 Days, 22 Hours, 36 Minutes ago
“Yes we Cohen!” That was how the Dutch Labour Party (Partij van de Arbeid, or PvdA) greeted the election of the universally popular mayor of Amsterdam, Job Cohen, as its new leader in the spring of 2010.  On Monday 20 February, after les...
Where next for Dutch Labour? NEW
placelux.eu 2 Years, 7 Months, 3 Weeks, 4 Days, 22 Hours, 36 Minutes ago
“Yes we Cohen!” That was how the Dutch Labour Party (Partij van de Arbeid, or PvdA) greeted the election of the universally popular mayor of Amsterdam, Job Cohen, as its new leader in the spring of 2010.  On Monday 20 … Continue re...
How Cameron’s kamikaze act could have been prevented NEW
placelux.eu 2 Years, 10 Months, 2 Weeks, 17 Hours, 25 Minutes ago
Did David Cameron deliberately manoeuvre the UK into splendid isolation last night, or was it an accident that could have been prevented? The latter, if the following account from someone who followed the proceeding closely is to be believed: “...
How Cameron’s kamikaze act could have been prevented NEW
placelux.eu 2 Years, 10 Months, 2 Weeks, 17 Hours, 25 Minutes ago
Did David Cameron deliberately manoeuvre the UK into splendid isolation last night, or was it an accident that could have been prevented? The latter, if the following account from someone who followed the proceeding closely is to be believed: “...
Victory for Europe, disaster for Britain NEW
placelux.eu 2 Years, 10 Months, 2 Weeks, 20 Hours, 30 Minutes ago
By Professor Simon Hix At the EU summit in Brussels yesterday Britain lived up to its century old stereotype of “perfidious albion”; which Wikipedia describes as “a pejorative phrase used within the context of international relations and diplom...
Victory for Europe, disaster for Britain NEW
placelux.eu 2 Years, 10 Months, 2 Weeks, 20 Hours, 30 Minutes ago
By Professor Simon Hix At the EU summit in Brussels yesterday Britain lived up to its century old stereotype of “perfidious albion”; which Wikipedia describes as “a pejorative phrase used within the context of international relations and diplom...
To get out of this crisis, we need to rebuild Europe from scratch NEW
placelux.eu 2 Years, 11 Months, 6 Days, 9 Hours, 24 Minutes ago
(A reworked version of this blogpost was published as an op-ed in Dutch by de Volkskrant on 24 November 2011. A Spanish translation was published by El Pais on 2 December 2011.) In an op-ed published recently in the Financial Times, Jean-Claude Piris...
To get out of this crisis, we need to rebuild Europe from scratch NEW
placelux.eu 2 Years, 11 Months, 6 Days, 9 Hours, 24 Minutes ago
(A reworked version of this blogpost was published as an op-ed in Dutch by de Volkskrant on 24 November 2011. A Spanish translation was published by El Pais on 2 December 2011.) In an op-ed published recently in the Financial … Continue reading...
Open letter: the eurocrisis needs a solution, now NEW
placelux.eu 3 Years, 1 Week, 5 Days, 4 Hours, 49 Minutes ago
The euro crisis needs a solution, now. The current measures are too little and too late and are precipitating global financial turmoil. The euro is far from perfect, as this crisis has revealed. But the answer is to fix its faults rather than allowin...
Open letter: the eurocrisis needs a solution, now NEW
placelux.eu 3 Years, 1 Week, 5 Days, 4 Hours, 49 Minutes ago
The euro crisis needs a solution, now. The current measures are too little and too late and are precipitating global financial turmoil. The euro is far from perfect, as this crisis has revealed. But the answer is to fix its … Continue reading &...