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Foreign fighters in Syria are all over the news. 2015 is already the year of terror in Europe. The attacks in Paris, Copenhagen and the deadly raid in Verviers have been a wake-up call for everyone. What is radicalism and how does it differ from extremism and terrorism? Is Islam to blame? Should we be afraid? And most importantly: what can we do to stop radicalism and t…
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The sustainability of our health care system is endangered. During the next legislation a long-term strategy for our health care policy must be developed. Itinera discusses the main priorities in the report “Towards a targeted health care policy with collective ambition.” It’s clear that we will have to do more with less resources. This is possible if we choose to organize our…
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Itinera asks in its election series to focus on one of the underexposed aspects of education policy: the role of teachers, schools and parents. The education debate is often about structures, processes and resources. That is understandable and important. But it is not enough. We focus on the pedagogical angle and on the reality in the classroom and in the school yard. That are ultimately the mo…
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Itinera calls the next Government up to  counter the detachment of wages and productivity and investing in a proactive STEM-educational policy
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Itinera pleads for a shared effort to ensure the funding of pensions
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Itinera advocates for an elderly policy that is committed to increase empowerment of the elderly. The government should go for a personalized budget, depending on the elderly care needs, attracting and retaining health personnel and the implementation of a transparent, open and honest environment for all care providers. In terms of financing Itinera chooses for a smarter system of solidarity in…
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There is a need for alternative financing apart from banking credit. Private equity, venture capital but also crowdfunding can play an important role in this. In any case we need to revaluate the development of risk capital as a priority for our country. Itinera makes concrete proposals to stimulate the Belgian stock market. We stress the importance of relationship banking given the importance …
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Both the structural disadvantages of the Belgian labour market as the historic challenge of aging modes in one and the same direction: we must do everything to get more people to work and to get more people to work longer.
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A tax shift away from labour should be top priority. The challenge of next government is a more just taxation that stimulates the economy in a transparent way. Itinera pleads for a tax reform that is budgetary realist. Several proposals were analyzed with regard to their cost and distributional incidence.
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Belgium needs up to 13 000 MW new capacity for the production of electricity by 2025. Itinera calls for a roadmap by 2025 with new capacity, better use of existing capacity and with the support of renewable energy as full market party.
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