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Jean-Claude Juncker, the EU’s scapegoat

EU Commission President Juncker is being blamed for many of the bloc’s woes: waning interest in Europe, far-right populism and – recently – the Brexit. But how far is he really to blame? Barbara Wesel from Brussels.

Deutsche Welle

Europe and those Arabs (4): The EU and the Belgian syndrome

Unlike most Europeans, Belgians are shy to ask for better services, not only in public institutions, but even in the private sector. If a Belgian has trouble getting service, or buying a product, he or she won’t make a fuss. They’re polite. The service provider will apologise and everyone will go off on their way. …

Maher Hamoud

Democracy and modernisation are universal values, not western products

By Mohammed Nosseir Democracy and modernisation are not western products that the west is trying to export to certain countries that have a shortage. They are universal values that, for many reasons, the west was able to espouse and implement before other countries. Among these reasons was a particular mix of culture, law and leadership that …

Daily News Egypt

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