The US + Britain trivialize mainland Europe, NATO and the EU

After the insults the German Chancellor Angela Merkel experienced in Washington last week, the Anglo-American duo last Tuesday orchestrated new assaults on mainland Europe. It’s not only the outrageous option of the no-deal Brexit, which gains momentum in London, possibly being encouraged by Washington. It’s also a fact that Britain and the US escalate their […]

Will Turkey abandon the refugee deal and risk losing a bonanza of money?

Last week Turkey threatened Europe to reinstate capital punishment and to drop the EU-Turkey pact which was signed one year ago. The desperate need of the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to gain more power has forced Turkish officials to release accusations to Europe and especially to the Netherlands, Germany and Brussels in view of the […]

Trump asked Merkel to pay NATO arrears and cut down exports ignoring the EU

The German Chancellor Angela Merkel returns to Berlin with a bill her country must pay to the US. The check was handed over to her personally by the American President Donald Trump last Friday at the White House. In a very clear manner he estimated what Germany owes to NATO, and indirectly to the US. […]

May threatens the EU with a wild Brexit indifferent to Scotland, Northern Ireland and the City

Late last Tuesday, Theresa May, the British Prime Minister, got the green light from the lower house of the Parliament, the Commons, to trigger and negotiate the Brexit any way she likes. The elected members of Parliament reversed a decision of the upper chamber, the unelected Lords, who had attached two conditions in the law […]

Jade Spring Meeting 2017 – day 2: Coporate workshops, general assembly and magna moment

Endorsed content Corporate workshops and the “momentum” that brought the Junior Enterprises together! The JADE Spring Conference continued with its second day in KU Leuven University. Junior Entrepreneurs had the opportunity of developing and acquiring new skills through the partners’ workshops. JADE’s partners – Simon Kucher & Partners, Covestro, Wavestone, ING, Nike, Amaris, Agorize, EFQM, […]

JADE Spring Meeting 2017– day 1: Excellence awards, panel discussion, keynote speeches

Endorsed content Many people were waiting impatiently for this day to come: The day of JADE Spring Conference, the celebration of JADE’s 25th anniversary and the 50th of the Junior Enterprise concept. After their check-in in the Event’s Hotel des Colonies (situated in the center of Brussels), our guests went to the KU Leuven University […]

The four top Americans who flew to Europe perplexed things about Trump’s intentions

Four top ranking Washington bigwigs – who flew to Munich, Brussels and Bonn to mend fences with Europe, after Donald Trump termed NATO ‘obsolete’ and rejoiced the unraveling of the EU, left the Europeans bewildered with the dangerously diverging stories they had to narrate. Only the extreme right wing, Polish Defense Minister Anton Macierewicz seemed […]

Europe led by Germany seems vulnerable to Trump’s threats

Trump’s America and Europe are obviously at odds. The question is how far this division will go? Unquestionably, it’s the new tenant of the White House who fuels this unseen before confrontation between the Atlantic allies, attached by a time cherished bonding that has politically and economically shaped the world as we know it so […]

Germany and Europe prepare for Trump’s America

Germany, and more generally the EU, is now preparing in earnest to confront the groundbreaking changes in their relations with Trump’s America. Last week, both the German Chancellor Angela Merkel and her Federal minister for Finance Wolfgang Schauble, made direct and indirect statements about the policies now needed for Germany and the European Union. On […]

The JADE Spring Conference 2017 is casting its shadows before

Sponsored content The European Conference for Junior Entrepreneurs takes place 02.-‐05. March 2017 The JADE Spring Conference is the main international Junior Enterprise event in Europe, bringing together over 300 Junior Entrepreneurs from over 14 countries in the continent, as well as Brazil and Tunisia. In 2017, we are celebrating a very special year for the network: the […]