Category Archives: Islam in Europe

HELP FOR REFUGEES, YES ! BUT NO RESTART OF “TURKISH ACCESSION” TALKS

Europe has to help Turkey with the problem of immigration flows to that country.But never should Europe’s political leaders vtake up again the Turkish request, rather vdeman for mebership in the European Union. It never was an objective with any benefit to Europe. Strength of our continent is not in space and numbers but in cpohesion and unity. Withv Turkey we ardently wish to work together on projects in Europe and in Asia, for instance the Silk Road and other ideas The auythor was Counsellor in the netherlands Embassy in Ankara, and later Ambassador in China ,and yet later with teh OECD. Immigration is a topic to be handles with care, and respect to both sides: the migrants and preservation of Europe’s own vculture and identity Continue reading

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THE EU SHALL SUPPORT THE UKRAINE, BUT NOT WITH WILD WORDS

  THE EU SHALL SUPPORT THE UKRAINE, BUT NOT WITH WILD WORDS.   The demonstrations in Kiev are widely followed and get good support from European countries, both in and outside the European Union. It is good to see that … Continue reading

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FOCUS 2008 June “Non ingrassare Europa !”

our newsletter of june 2008 countering the idea that expansion of the European Unin would be good for Europes geopolitical strength. The case of Turkey and other candidates. An interview with Rocco Buttiglione. In “VOE-mode” that means, with some parts in other languages than english, ture to our theme of Voices of Europe in the PLURAL. (Italian, French Dutch) Continue reading

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EXPLANATION TO OUR MUSLIM NEIGHBOURS

2010-11-04 Explanation to our Muslim neighbours – the A,B,C’s of Native-Muslim relations Perhaps to our long-term Muslim residents in Europe we owe an explanation.      I know in Holland several of them which come from our long time colonial heritage.They truly … Continue reading

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FOCUS sept-october 2010

a monthly note linking various of our themes. French smaller political parties,unhappiness with EU arrogance. A commemoration of General Pierre-Marie Gallois Continue reading

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BOOK REVIEW Caldwell on Immigration Europe

BOOK REVIEW per 24 September 2010 Christopher Caldwell: REFLECTIONS ON THE REVOLUTION IN EUROPE Caldwell gives us a very important and readable book : Reflections on the Revolution in Europe, The choice of this title shows he thinks the problems … Continue reading

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