By Jesse Van Mouwerik - 13. 07. 2015

A look at attitudes about Greece....

By Jesse Van Mouwerik - 1. 07. 2015

Greece’s endless eleventh hour agreements and continued resistance to bailout package terms have many wondering what next steps the country should t...

By Jesse Van Mouwerik - 8. 05. 2015

Elections in the United Kingdom have been disappointing for nearly everyone....

By Jesse Van Mouwerik - 16. 04. 2015

Reluctance aside, the world still needs an American superpower....

By Jesse Van Mouwerik - 28. 03. 2015

Our best hope for proper civic engagement is state sovereignty. But many confuse it with a dangerous sense of nationalism. ...

By Jesse Van Mouwerik - 18. 03. 2015

Nationhood, and the way we perceive it, is potentially the most controversial topic of the 21st century. ...

By Jesse Van Mouwerik - 23. 02. 2015

We need to have more empathy for people that suffer from addiction, as well as more appreciation for the people who do the dirty work of enforcing dru...

By Jesse Van Mouwerik - 12. 02. 2015

Perhaps a more distant Russia is not a good thing....

By Jesse Van Mouwerik - 3. 02. 2015

Aging populations are both a blessing and a curse. What will our world look like when old age becomes the norm?...

By Jesse Van Mouwerik - 27. 01. 2015

Britain’s lukewarm approach to the European Union has done it more harm than either full integration or an outright departure ever could. ...

By Jesse Van Mouwerik - 21. 01. 2015

How much do online communities affect geopolitics? ...

By Jesse Van Mouwerik - 12. 01. 2015

Islam, like any religion, needs effective critiques from believers and non-believers alike. ...

By Jesse Van Mouwerik - 8. 01. 2015

How Russell Brand is helping force UK politics into a very necessary state of self-reflection. ...

By Jesse Van Mouwerik - 23. 12. 2014

Porn, like any vice, can matter as much or as little as you want it to. Imposing a ban on it is the wrong solution to a much wider problem. ...

By Jesse Van Mouwerik - 11. 12. 2014

In the trenches of the First World War, Christmas and electronic music have more in common than one might think. ...

By Jesse Van Mouwerik - 4. 12. 2014

Radical groups and twisted individuals have been enticed by the power of social media to disseminate violent messages for a global audience. Is the In...

By Jesse Van Mouwerik - 27. 11. 2014

Michael Brown's death was not just a tragedy, but also the final straw for a town fed up with racial discrimination by police. Rather than merely hold...


EU CO2 standards for trucks: Industry express serious concerns
By Alexandre Kintzinger

The EU-Parliament and the Council reached a provisional deal on new CO2 emission targets for heavy-duty vehicles. Until 2030 emissions from new trucks have to be 30 % lower compared to 2019 emission level. The EU said it is an opportunity for the manufactures to embrace innovation. For the industry,

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No, President Trump, there is no "national emergency" on the souther border. You want a national emergency? 30 million Americans have no health insurance and many more are under-insured.

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The middle of the political spectrum is thinly populated: Only 10 percent of Americans identify as undecided independents. The rest is drifting apart politically.

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Back To Basics
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Conservatism appears to be in crisis: climate change calls for environmental policies, the welfare state must be reformed (but not be abolished), the financial crisis has exposed the flaws of markets. Many conservatives struggle to articulate their answers - or do they?

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