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“It’s hard to beat a person that never gives up.” ~Babe Ruth (source of the photo © Mentalhealthhumor.com) “Mini Public Health Day – 19 June 2012” Introductory comment: On the 19th June I faced an inconvenient situation which may occur quit frequently in the life of EU professionals in Brussels due to the high intensity… » read more

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“It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.” ~Harry S Truman Conference on Social Innovation (Brussels, 13th June 2012) The co-organizers of the Conference on Social Innocation and Independent Living were the Liaison Agency Flanders-Europe (VLEVA) and the Kent County Council on behalf of the Social Inclusion… » read more

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“It has been my observation that most people get ahead during the time that others waste.” ~Henry Ford The Impression of an Independent Health Expert on the Spot – EPHA Conference 06/06/2011 Although there were several health related events on 6th June 2012, I decided to take part in EPHA’s Annual Conference organized under the… » read more

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“It does not matter how many times you get knocked down, but how many times you get up.” ~Vince Lombardi Previously There were and still are fierce discussions about the financial crisis almost at all imaginable levels. Austerity, budget cuts and the need for ‘crucial reforms’ became key words of exchange of views. Let’s talk… » read more

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“A bird does not sing because it has an answer. It sings because it has a song.” ~Chinese proverb On the 22th May (Tuesday) – just one day before the extraordinary European Summit about Investments, Growth and Jobs to be held on the 23th May (Wednesday) immediately followed by a dinner intented to discuss the… » read more

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“Common looking people are the best in the world: that is the reason the Lord makes so many of them.” ~ Abraham Lincoln This 9th May was a very special occasion for the European Parliament to dedicate one agenda item of its Plenary Sesssion to the overall discussion about the Future of Europe I had… » read more

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“Never deprive someone of hope; it might be all they have.” ~ Jackson Brown Jr. Following a summary on relations between Healthcare costs and budget cuts publicated on EurActive in march 2012, I try to further develop this idea which might be an always green subject of budget discussions, especially under the seemingly never-ending financial… » read more

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Opportunity may knock only once, but temptation leans on the doorbell.” (Photo: From “Why Social Security?” (1937) © Tobias Higbie) What is the current modification of the social security legislation in force is all about? May I underline that this proposal can be regarded as a mainly technical simplification. It does not recodify the whole… » read more

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This blog has been created on 14 April 2012 as ‘Blog of Zoltán Massay-Kosubek’, so 14 April is considered as the ‘birthday’ of this blog. After several months, the blog has been moved under the current ‘Blogactiv’ scheme as ‘EU Hemicycle: updates on EU news, opinion on EU affairs’. All previous posts published on ‘Blog… » read more

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