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Between Scylla and Charybdis: how will the Dutch Presidency connect our Union to citizens?

The flow of refugees from the war zones around Syria has become more and more a test to the European Union. This is also the case for the Dutch government, which will have the EU Presidency in the coming months. 813 more words



Open your heart’s window
see on the horizon
my deep affection
floating before the sun
covering its face
to protect you from harm
it can be bruised and burned… 43 more words


Christmas 2015: The Netherlands

Syntha and I are on what we have labeled a “Dutch-not-Dutch” adventure, because we both have ethnic ties to the Netherlands but don’t call ourselves “Dutch” outside of queries about our heritage. 738 more words

Whose religion? Whose Tolerance? A Response to Jonathan Israel

In yesterday’s post, Aukje Muller and Roos Feringa provided a summary of a public lecture delivered by Prof Jonathan Israel at the University of Groningen. 1,677 more words


Toleration in the Dutch Republic – A changing picture? A summary of Prof Jonathan Israel's Lecture at the University of Groningen

On Wednesday 4 November 2015, Jonathan Israel gave a University Colloquium lecture in Groningen, organised by Studium Generale. In his talk, Israel focused on the still very relevant notion of tolerance in the Dutch Republic, from the early Enlightenment period onwards. 1,807 more words

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Almost Christmas....and home!

That’s right! We are in the final days now! By the time this posts, it will officially be 9 days until Whitney and I are heading home. 969 more words

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