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Belgium's Prime Minister has admitted that authorities have lost control of Brussels suburb of Molenbeek. Senior Fellow at the Itinera Institute, Bilal Benyaich says extremists there ar…


Madrid, London, Paris … and our own capital, March 22 2016 – the attacks in the heart of Belgium and Europe. The security is armed and we will claim for the first time again on “v…
A hail of statistics and forecasts from the IMF and the European Central Bank (ECB) is confronting us with an undeniable truth – the economy is not recovering fast enough. Growth rates, though positive, are mediocre. And the main indicator of economic recovery, namely anticipatory purchases and investments, i.e. inflation, has been revised downwards, despite the enormous injections of liq…
The real challenge over the next few years will be to avoid the shipwreck of the eurozone economy in what is often called a Japanese-style deflationary scenario – but with the Chinese slow-down feeding into it. This scenario is looking more and more plausible as prices have been stagnating for two years now and the inflation rate remains desperately low. Technically, of course, this could…
Door de druk en de waan van de dag durven we in het publieke debat wel eens het bos door de bomen te missen. Aan die wetmatigheid ontsnapt ook niet de fameuze ‘taks-shift’. Neem de loonlasten. Die zijn in België van toxisch gehalte: het lijkt wel alsof we arbeid als een schadelijk product willen wegbelasten. We zijn het dus al jaren eens dat arbeidslasten omlaag moeten, maar da…

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