Lifestyle

Get Inspired: Run to the better version of yourself

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We run for our hearts and our bones, to melt away fat, to get stronger, to prevent illness, to live a happier longer life. I have been asked repeatedly, ‘do you ever get tired...

Joseph Heymans: Healthy, active, and running 20km races at age 91

Joseph Heymans may not be a household name, yet as soon as word got around the New Europe office that we were going to be interviewing the man who at the age of 91...

Hydration, hydration, hydration: The key to optimal running performance

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What comes to mind when we first think of running are the words: distance, pace, and strength. These three are usually the factors we focus on when we seek to improve our running. Nevertheless,...

Running for something bigger than you: Running for charity

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People run for different reasons. Some run for fitness, some run to lose weight, some run for fun, some run to meet new friends, some run to improve their energy levels, some run to...

Running happy, running free

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Behind every successful idea there are always people with passion. Every time I meet such a person, the energy is overwhelming. Last month, during a visit to the headquarters of the 20km of Brussels,...

Europe’s prison escapees have been increasingly innovative in recent years

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Prison breaks have been a theme of Hollywood films for years, some of which were inspired by real events. Intelligence and creativity helped the escapees' dreams come true with some prisoners taking advantage of...

Miller: Bring the Marbles back or send the Parthenon to Britain

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ANCIENT NEMEA, GREECE – Britain should the return the Parthenon marbles to their home in Athens in order for the surviving sculptures to be reunited, Stephen Miller, the renowned American Classical Archaeologist from the...

Miller’s Macedonian connection to the Ancient Nemean Games

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ANCIENT NEMEA, GREECE – Stephen Miller, the renowned American classical Archaeologist from the University of California at Berkeley and the architect of the revival of the Nemean Games on antiquity, is already preparing for...

Suicide epidemic plagues French farmers

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For over a decade,  France has been plagued by a suicide epidemic among French farmers as, according to broadcaster France 24, that one farmer commits suicide every two days, with the majority of cases being recorded in Brittany...

Lawyer who defended Milosevic murdered outside his Belgrade home

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A well-known Belgrade lawyer who gained notoriety as the lawyer of Serbia's former dictator and accused war criminal Slobodan Milosevic was shot dead in a gangland-style murder in front of his Belgrade home on July...

Requests for Belgian nationality drop from 10,000 a year to 175

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The number of requests for Belgian nationality has dropped dramatically. There were 10,000 requests a year from 1995 to 2012 but just 175 in 2017, according to figures provided by N-VA MPs Sarah Smeyers and...

Flanders to ban foie gras and fur production

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The fur farms and foie gras producers  in Flanders will have until 2023 to either cease or change their activities. The measures to end fur farming and the production of foie gras in Flanders are...

EU Commission: Volkswagen yet to convince on car emissions

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The European Commission and national consumer authorities in the EU criticized Volkswagen on Tuesday for failing to guarantee that repairs after the Dieselgate scandal would not affect cars’ performance. The EU Commission published today the conclusions on the...

15 Swedish private companies account for 8 % of Sweden’s decrease in GHG emissions since...

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15 companies in the Swedish climate business network Haga Initiative have contributed with a decrease of emissions equivalent to approximately eight percent of Sweden’s total decrease between 2010 and 2017. Nine of the member companies have...

More than 13,000 Brits got nationality in a EU country in 2017

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More than 13,000 British people requested a new nationality from an EU member country in 2017, the BBC has reported. The figure is a massive increase compared to 2016 (5,025) and 2015 (1,800). The UK...

Belgian politicians angry over Turkish lessons in Flemish schools

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The Belgian federal secretary of state for equal opportunities, Zuhal Demir, publicly criticised the practice of teachers being paid by the Turkish government for giving extracurricular Turkish-language lessons in schools in Ghent. Demir, who hails...

Pharma and healthcare distribution executives speak about collaboration as future of healthcare

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Dublin, Ireland – Innovation, technology, digitalisation, partnership, and entrepreneurship – all contribute to building efficient and resilient healthcare systems. The need for collaboration in these areas was consensus among delegates gathered in Dublin, Ireland...

EIB approves EUR 4.3 billion of new support for business, education

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European Investment Bank (EIB) has approved EUR 4.3 billion of new support for business, education, energy, health and transport schemes. Meeting in Luxembourg, the Board of the European Investment Bank approved a total of EUR 4.3 billion...

Top 10 Schengen countries for short-stay visa applications in 2017

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France has once again topped the list of Schengen countries that received the highest number of applications for short-term visas in 2017 than any other country in the 26-member bloc, according to SchengenVisaInfo.com. Schengen Visa's statistics, published by...

Belgium to allow driverless cars for testing on its roads

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Belgium is one of the rare European countries to authorise tests for driverless cars on its public roads. Belgian consumers have a bright outlook on the safety of autonomous vehicles, though concerns remain. Significantly fewer...

Amnesty International says Turkey has become ‘a dungeon for journalists’

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With the international community celebrating World Press Freedom Day on May 3, journalists and human rights activists around the world used the occasion to speak out about the climate of fear in Turkey since a failed...

EU Court rules member States may not automatically deny war-crime suspects right of residence

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The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) ruled that the EU Member States may not automatically deny residency rights to European citizens who are suspected of having committed war crimes and must be reviewed on a case-by-case...

Amnesty says Turkish gov suffocating civil society through deliberate climate of fear

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A new report by Amnesty International says Turkey is using the permanent state of emergency to shrink the opposition and silence criticism in the media. The report, Weathering the storm: Defending human rights in Turkey’s climate...

NGOs deplore that Greek government defies court on asylum seekers

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The Greek government’s move on April 20, 2018, overturning a binding court ruling ordering it to end its abusive policy of trapping asylum seekers on Greece’s islands raises rule of law concerns, 21 human rights...

Hatred of journalism threatens democracies says media watchdog RSF

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The organisation Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is warning that violations of press freedom are no longer the practice of authoritarian regimes and dictatorships. The Paris-based group said in its 2017 World Press Freedom Index, released...

Google, Amazon services partially blocked in Russia

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Google, Amazon and other services inside Russia have been hit by the country's bids to stop people using the Telegram messaging app. On 17 April, Roskomnadzor, Russia's state authority regulating telecommunications has asked Apple and...

Romanians are the least happy in the EU according to Eurobarometer

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Burdened by personal health problems, as well as inequality and injustice in society, Romanians seem to be the saddest citizens in the European Union, according to the latest Eurobarometer survey published by the European Commission. Only...

Airlines fear wave of compensation claims after EU Court ruling

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A new ruling by the European Court of Justice could force airlines to pay countless sums in compensation for flights cancelled or subject to long delays caused by a strike. Several cases were brought to the EU’s Court...

Don’t floor it: European-wide speed check operation on Wednesday

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Tispol, the European police network responsible for road safety, is organizing a large-scale speed check operation on Wednesday. Speeding drivers are being targeted this week as part of a Europe-wide campaign aimed at raising awareness...

EU Court: logging by Poland in Białowieża forest infringes EU law

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The forest management operations concerning the Puszcza Białowieska Natura 2000 site that have been undertaken by Poland infringe EU law, said today the EU Court of justice. In February already,the court’s advocate general Yves Bot had backed...

The Shape of a Director’s Fantasies

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New Europe’s Federico Grandesso recently sat down with Oscar-winning Mexican film director Guillermo del Toro during the Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival to discuss with the director of “The Shape of Water” his vision...

Beauty and myth in Corinthia’s Trikala, where the Greek Gods and mountains beckon

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TRIKALA, Corinthia – Greece is a country full of myths and legends. On the beautiful Mt. Ziria, in a cave by Dasios Lake, the Nymph Maia – one of the “Seven Sisters along with...

Which are the best (and most visa-free) passports in the World

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Have you ever wandered which passports make it easier to cross borders than others? Or which nationalities are more advantageous than others when traveling? Traveling has become easier. But this does not mean that we can all...

Uber loses against France in EU Court of Justice

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France is entitled to bring criminal proceedings against local managers of ride-hailing app Uber for running an illegal taxi service, the EU’ Court of Justice ruled on Tuesday. “Member states may prohibit and punish, as a...

Spanish police breakup Ukrainian-Russian ATM hacker gang

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Spanish law enforcement officials have broken up a cybercrime gang made up of Ukrainians and Russians that allegedly stole more than €1 billion from financial institutions worldwide during a five-year spree. According to statements issued...

Giant Unilever moves HQ from London to Rotterdam, in blow to May

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Unilever, Britain’s third-biggest company, will close down its London corporate headquarters and make Rotterdam its sole legal home in a blow to Prime Minister Theresa May’s government ahead of Brexit. Unilever last year announced a review...

EU Commission releases 2017 list of dangerous products, killer toys

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The European Commission on Monday released its 2017 report on the Rapid Alert System for dangerous products, with toys and cars leading the lot. Several models of the popular fidget spinners, cars, and motorcycles topped the...