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Europe Is Still The Best Bet On Earth

Listening to all the gloom and doom on the news these days, I sometimes catch myself actually starting to feel sorry for people living in Europe. Then I tell myself: I must be mad. Even with a crisis, Europeans still enjoy just about the…

Walking Through History

Former EWI Board Member and a friend beyond compare, Frank Neuman made me an offer I could not refuse, to spend a few days in his villa on the beach near Alicante on the eastern coast of Spain. Even though Frank is in-waiting for a…

Shooting Ourselves In The Foot

Yet again, highly condemnable sacrilegious material in the shape of a poorly made film against the Prophet of Islam and the faith he preached and practised has made the Muslim world rise in furore. This seems to be the fourth major event of…

Missed Opportunities

“We have not decided yet whether we are going to resist the US or the entire Nato. If the attack was intentional, it must be from the US and not from entire Nato. By accusing Nato we are annoying the whole Europe. If this time we are…

Against Austerity

Recent elections in France and Greece have generated a good deal of comment, suggesting that the years of centre-right governance in Europe may be coming to an end. The defeat of President Nicolas Sarkozy of France by the Socialist…

Our Fake Values

Social values in our country are undergoing a change from the traditional patterns. Such changes are causing major alterations and cleavages in our social fabric. In human history, changes in social values have often led to considerable…

What Is Democracy?

"The liberty of a democracy is not safe, if the people tolerate the growth of private power to a point where it comes stronger than their democratic State itself. That, in essence, is fascism - ownership of government by an individual, by a…

Growth: Prey To Lack Of Reforms!

‘Japanisation’ is the new shorthand that is these days being frequently used for a country’s economy slouching towards what is now known as Japan’s noxious mix of low growth and high debt. With the present economic state of affairs in the…

Poverty In Europe

Almost one in four people in the EU was threatened with poverty or social deprivation in 2010. This is the conclusion of an official report by the European Commission presented in December. According to the report, 115 million people, or 23…