Brussels – will it ever be the same?

10. April 2016 by Darija Maric

Darija MaricI will never forget the first time I went to Brussels. I was part of a leadership development programme and we were presenting our project in the ‘capital of Europe’. After our seminar was over, we did the whole tourist experience – we ate waffles at the Grote Markt, posed for pictures in front of the Place Royale and took a walk through Parc du Cinquantenaire. I remember Manneken Pis was a bit disappointing for me (I expected it to be bigger!) but I found some comfort in excellent Belgian beer, which we all had together in the famous Delirium bar.

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The face of Europe today – Is it hidden in the Turkish sand?

Posted on 14. September 2015 by Darija Maric I am sure we all saw the photo that made our hearts sink – a little boy, lying in the sand, face down. It is a photo of a toddler, a Syrian refugee, who was found dead somewhere on the Turkish coast. And I am sure that when … Continue reading The face of Europe today – Is it hidden in the Turkish sand?

Should there be limits to freedom of speech?

Posted on 13. February 2015 by Darija Maric On January 7, 2015, Paris stood still. At 11 o'clock in the morning, two men forced their way into the offices of Charlie Hebdo, one of France’s major satirical newspapers, and shot down the maintenance worker and 11 other people. When we saw it on the news, we … Continue reading Should there be limits to freedom of speech?