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Our new Prime Minister: A "quick-wins" projectmanager?

Tuesday, November 9, 2010 · Category Opinions · comments 0

Our new Prime Minister: A "quick-wins" projectmanager?

Where the former cabinet under the leadership of Balkenende IV started the 2007 governmental year with a 100-day tour across the country to listen to the people, our new Prime Minister Mark Rutte (43) seems more like a projectmanager.

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The hypocrisy of the Dutch Mortgage Interest deduction

Monday, November 8, 2010 · Category Opinions · comments 0

The hypocrisy of the Dutch Mortgage Interest deduction

The Netherlands is the last country in Europe where we can still deduct a part of our mortgage interest. Over the years there have been many discussions gradually stopping this legal tax cut for house owners.

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4* Star Pension for Chicken

Saturday, October 30, 2010 · Category Opinions · comments 1

4* Star Pension for Chicken

And so I had finally worked out the details, bought some basic material and started out on the poultry house. The girls (6) house is ready for use.

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Promoting local products the Russian Way

Wednesday, October 20, 2010 · Category Opinions · comments 0

Promoting local products the Russian Way

In the past the United States government has launched numorous successful campaigns promoting local products as "Buy Made in the USA", the Russian government has a more direct approach.

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Daily shopping for groceries

Wednesday, October 20, 2010 · Category Opinions · comments 0

Daily shopping for groceries

The kitchen, it's my domain. It's not that I really like to cook every day, but it happens to be a basic necessity, especially when you have some growing up teenagers around. It all starts with buying the groceries.

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Brussels: Poverty on the rise

Wednesday, October 13, 2010 · Category Opinions · comments 0

Brussels: Poverty on the rise

Brussels: The European capital. Who would have thought that poverty has been a problem in Brussels for many years. Anyone living in Brussels has traditionally been worse off than other Belgians.

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New Belgium political year without a "State of the Union"

Tuesday, October 12, 2010 · Category Opinions · comments 1

New Belgium political year without a "State of the Union"

We are now counting 110 days after the Belgium elections and we still don't have a new government. After blowing up the negotiations in September, Mr. Bart de Wever from the biggest Flemish party NV.A has again received a 10-day mandate from the King.

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Reed Elsevier's withdrawal from the Dutch market

Thursday, September 23, 2010 · Category Opinions · comments 1

Reed Elsevier's withdrawal from the Dutch market

Reed Elsevier has been closing down many initiatives in the past year and as off 2011 will keep closing down even more. Officially the main reason is that Reed Elsevier has not been able to make "these wonderful products" structurally profitable enough to operate.

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