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Towards a sound economy, By Rudo de Ruijter*

Sometimes money is compared with the blood of the economy. The credit crisis painfully demonstrated, that the economy depends on a permanent infusion of credits. As soon as the banks deliver a bit less credit, enterprises fail and the mass dismissals succeed each other. We are made to believe, that ...

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France: “the suburban effect”

by Thierry Warin 18/11/2005   There are two ways in French to talk about suburbs : “la banlieue” and “en banlieue.” Say you live in “la banlieue,” and everybody knows it is in a public housing project. Say you live “en banlieue,” and it is likely to be outside Paris, for ...

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Can Hungary Compete?

by Magdolna Csath 16/04/2004   There are only five months before 10 more countries become full members of the EU. How well prepared these countries are for the challenges of the membership, and how ready the EU is for handling the unexpectedly emerging problems and potential shocks of enlargement ? There ...

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Space: the Final White Elephant?

by Adrian Taylor 27/11/2003   Do we need a space policy ? The headlines are dramatic :  The US is spending €35 billion on military and civil space research, which represents six times more than Europe in all its configurations and geography according to the European Commission (DN : IP/03/82, Date : 21/01/2003)  “Now ...

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