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    There is no ‘Belgian problem’ with radical Islam – only a European one

There is no ‘Belgian problem’ with radical Islam – only a European one

Following the recent terrorist attacks, attention has focused on the Brussels municipality of Molenbeek, where some of the perpetrators of the attacks were based. Bart Cammaerts writes that while Belgium undoubtedly has a long-standing problem with radical Islam, the reasons for this are also present in many other countries across Europe. He argues that all European countries will need […]

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Tax avoidance is the current front line in the struggle for a new politics of redistribution.

Recent weeks have seen the tax avoidance of large multinationals such as Google and Apple brought into sharp relief, with their executives claiming that these companies pay the amount of tax that they are legally obligated to. In the wake of a European Council summit which focused on tax evasion, Bart Cammaerts argues that governments and political elites are largely […]

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An EU without the UK would be one step closer to a genuine political union.

Bart Cammaerts writes that if the EU is to survive in the years to come it must start making a genuine difference for its citizens and become not only a champion for free markets and peace, but also for solidarity, social justice and welfare. He argues that this may not be achievable with the UK continuing as a currently unwilling […]

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A renewed social contract is needed to tackle rising poverty and inequality in Europe.

The financial crisis of the past four years has seen a fall in incomes and rising poverty in the Eurozone, as well as an increase in the number of young people not in employment, education or training. Bart Cammaerts argues that the solutions to these problems no longer lie in the current neo-classical economic consensus. What is needed now is […]

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