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60 years since the Treaty of Rome: let’s start by changing the captain of the ship

10 February 2017 | by

How should we celebrate 25th March 2017, the 60th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Rome? Many people are asking themselves this tricky question. In my own opinion, it would be better not to celebrate anything at all. I have no memory of any celebration in 2007 for the 50th anniversary of the […]

Citizens & the Ivory Tower; the Need for Political Leaders to Build a Staircase

19 March 2014 | by

A respectable man stands at the base of a tower, shouting up to who knows where. ‘Can you hear me up there? My water is contaminated.’ Eventually after days of standing and shouting to no avail, a letter floats down, ‘Message received: Your wife is constipated. There is nothing I can do to help you.’ […]