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East must help West understand #OBOR

East must help West understand #OBOR

On the occasion to celebrate and reflect the lessons learned and experiences made since the return of HK to China 20 years ago, there was plenty of discussion of past events, current trends and foresight on how to prepare for the future. Much was said in particular about the evolving international relationships between the East […]

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#China: My view of the #Netherlands

#China: My view of the #Netherlands

I have been living in the Netherlands for ten years, studying here, working here, and settling down here. I am deeply in love with this country. This country is not only in good shape of being state-wealthy, it is also relatively economic-social in both its democracy and resource equality for citizens, and also embraces respect […]

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GUE/NGL calls on Council to act over #Dijsselbloem’s recent remarks

GUE/NGL calls on Council to act over #Dijsselbloem’s recent remarks

GUE/NGL MEPs are demanding greater accountability from the Council following the unjust and unacceptable comments made by Eurogroup chief Jeroen Dijsselbloem in the media this week. Dijsselbloem’s comments, which were published in a German newspaper, appeared to compare the desperate economic situation of southern eurozone countries to someone wasting money on “alcohol and women” and […]

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Dutch report urges strong Britain-EU trade ties after #Brexit

Dutch report urges strong Britain-EU trade ties after #Brexit

| March 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Netherlands should push for the European Union to keep strong trade ties with Britain after the British quit the EU, a report commissioned by the Dutch parliament said on Tuesday (21 March). Britain is the Netherlands’ second-largest trading partner, accounting for 9% of exports, according to the paper by two members of the Dutch […]

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Relief in EU capitals as Dutch PM sees off far-right’s #Wilders

Relief in EU capitals as Dutch PM sees off far-right’s #Wilders

| March 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

Dutch center-right Prime Minister Mark Rutte fought off the challenge of anti-Islam and anti-EU rival Geert Wilders to score an election victory that was hailed across Europe on Thursday (16 March) by governments facing a rising wave of nationalism, writes Anthony Deutsch and Toby Sterling. The euro EUR= gained as the results of Wednesday’s vote showed a […]

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Relief in EU capitals as Dutch PM sees off far-right's #Wilders

Relief in EU capitals as Dutch PM sees off far-right's #Wilders

| March 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

Dutch center-right Prime Minister Mark Rutte fought off the challenge of anti-Islam and anti-EU rival Geert Wilders to score an election victory that was hailed across Europe on Thursday (16 March) by governments facing a rising wave of nationalism, writes Anthony Deutsch and Toby Sterling. The euro EUR= gained as the results of Wednesday’s vote showed a […]

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#Dutch voting in test of European anti-establishment sentiment

#Dutch voting in test of European anti-establishment sentiment

| March 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

Dutch people voted on Wednesday (15 March( in an election seen as a test of nationalist feeling magnified by a furious row with Turkey in recent days, the first of three polls this year in the European Union where anti-immigrant parties are seeking breakthroughs, writes Philip Blenkinsop. The center-right VVD party of Prime Minister Mark […]

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