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The EU Bankrolled a Rebellion That Threatens to Tear It Apart (Bloomberg)

Bloomberg title: The EU Bankrolled a Rebellion That Threatens to Tear It ApartBloomberg subtitle: Poland and Hungary have used the largesse of the European Union to undermine democracy and the rule of law. Is it too late to bring them in line?By: Wojciech Moskwa, Zoltan Simon, and Rodney JeffersonDate: 14 November 2021 "Governments across Europe are...

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EU vaccine passport a.k.a. Digital Green Certificate

Southern European countries (eg, Greece) are in urgent need of tourist Euro's. This explains the EU's drive to develop a Digital Green Certificate to "facilitate safe free movement inside the EU". Hence, the EU presents this initiative as an add-on to Article 21 of the TFEU, which regulates the right to freedom of movement within the EU.However, Article...

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A century-old treaty haunts the Mediterranean (WaPo)

Washington Post title: A century-old treaty haunts the Mediterranean By: Ishaan Tharoor Date: 10 August 2020 "A hundred years ago, French, British and Italian officials convened in a famous porcelain factory southwest of Paris to carve up the Ottoman Empire. The Treaty of Sèvres, signed Aug. 10, 1920, concluded months of fitful negotiations among the victors of...

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From Knowledge to Power – the 7 Belief systems in the age of monism

From Knowledge to Power – the 7 Belief systems in the age of monism

For several centuries, various scholars believed in the equation Knowledge = Power (eg, Imam Ali, Francis Bacon, Michel Foucault). This concept is also known as dualism. It took me some time to understand that my concept of Love, Knowledge & Power (my blogs), represents a related concept called trialism (my blogs), apart from...

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You can only hurt someone with the truth (2)

Various southern European countries are hurt by statements of the Dutch Finance minister. In 2017, I wrote my blog You can only hurt someone with the truth. This blog seems applicable here. I doubt that these countries are hurt by a lack of Dutch empathy. There is, however, a distinction between being right and being put in the right (NL: gelijk hebben en...

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The Mistake Countries Repeatedly Make When Dealing With the EU (New Republic)

New Republic title: The Mistake Countries Repeatedly Make When Dealing With the EU New Republic subtitle: Greece with its bailout, the UK with Brexit: The European Union is the reigning champion in this game of chicken. “There isn’t even a one in a million chance that Merkel will say no.” These were the words of Alexis Tsipras shortly before becoming Greece’s prime...

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