One in three (9 out of 26) outgoing EU commissioners who left office in 2014 have gone “gone through the revolving door” and taken up roles in corporations or other organisations with links to big business.

Wasted Talent

Tuesday, 08 December 2015 14:50 Written by
   For a few weeks now I have had the worst case of writer’s block. Nothing seemed to be coming to me, no inspiration, no ideas, I was just completely uninspired in every way possible. Luckily, over Thanksgiving break I asked my cousin to take me to the store, I…

‘Embrace the Other(s)?’

Wednesday, 11 November 2015 12:37 Written by
As the European Union faced the biggest migration crisis since the end of the WWII, the problems of ‘otherness’ revealed itself in the ‘old new’ light.


Wednesday, 04 November 2015 11:39 Written by
  I remember the first day of kindergarten I was five years old, diminutive and socially awkward. I had no friends, but this was a new setting. I adapt effortlessly to situations although I can be shy at first, I tend to make the first move if the other person…

The Golden Graveyard

Monday, 15 February 2016 09:48 Written by
There are two sure-fire ways of making easy money. The first is to bet someone €10 to name the previous year’s Eurovision winner (or even the current year’s winner). The other way is to bet someone that they can’t name five Belgian members of the European Parliament (MEPs). However, it’s…

Women of Colour

Friday, 23 October 2015 15:36 Written by
  A queen described in the Oxford dictionary refers to “[a] female ruler of an independent state, especially one who inherits the position by right of birth.” Reread that once more. Now grasp the concept that black women are queens. Throughout history, they have struggled, been ridiculed and undermined, yet…
Are you moving abroad? Congratulations: you've already taken the most important decision.Expatriation is an opportunity to discover a different way of living, to learn a new language, professional improvement, to reinvent yourself as a person and, if the decision is taken in couple, to strengthen your bond. But before you…

Behind The Screen

Wednesday, 14 October 2015 01:15 Written by
  It’s safe to say that making connections with people have changed drastically from centuries ago to the present day. Back then if someone liked you, they would write you a heartfelt letter, or if you were lucky and sparked the interest of a musician, they would compose music about…

Execution: Yay or Nay?

Friday, 09 October 2015 20:20 Written by
      It was 2003 and the Monday we buried my grandmother. The family was around in particular my oldest brother, Dale. Those who know Dale know he’s the smartest, handsomest and most annoying individual to be around. In spite of his annoying tendencies he’s also my favorite brother,…

Unfair competition within the EU

Friday, 25 September 2015 11:25 Written by
The last time we had a conflict between Spain and Holland was not the 8 years’ war against Philipp II. There is another ongoing conflict with different weapons.