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Mayors discuss cross-border approach to outlaw motorcycle gangs

On 22 November 2016, mayors from the Meuse-Rhine Euroregion met in the Provincial Government Buildings in Maastricht to discuss increased cooperation in dealing with outlaw motorcycle gangs. Participants at this mini-conference put forward various different possibilities for administrative measures to tackle these gangs in Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands. The meeting was organised as part…

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Exhibitions with cartoons and photos in context of 25th anniversary Maastricht Treaty

Under the general title of ‘Vastgelegd & Getekend‘ (‘Snapped & Drawn’), the exhibitions ‘Scherts‘ (‘Jest’), ‘Vrijmoedig‘ (‘Candid’) and ‘Ontgrensd‘ (‘Borderless’) display cartoons and photos that focus in various ways on the changing nature of Europe. The three exhibitions are being held from 2 December 2016 up to and including 24 February 2017 in Maastricht. ‘Vastgelegd…

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35th anniversary Maastricht based European Institute of Public Administration (EIPA)

Last week the Maastricht based European Institute of Public Administration (EIPA) celebrated it’s 35th anniversary. For that special occasion they organized a EU forum about the impact of the Maastricht Treaty on public governance and administration. Delegates all over Europe attended the conference as well as the Provincial governor Bovens, Mayor Penn-te Strake of Maastricht…

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Top economist De Grauwe: Maastricht Treaty nice house without a Roof

On 9 December 2016, it will be precisely 25 years ago that the EU Summit commenced which would lead to the much-discussed Maastricht Treaty. On this day, various top politicians and academics will be participating in a special EU Summit in Limburg’s Provincial Government Buildings. One of them is top economist Paul de Grauwe. Since the very beginning, he has had his doubts about monetary union without the support of political union.

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Future of Europe’ Conference a Resounding Success

On the 5th of November 2016, student organisation Maastricht Students for Liberty hosted their third regional conference, with the title: “The Future of Europe”. This conference was held alongside many other Students for Liberty regional conferences across all of Europe, and was held with the support of the Municipality of Maastricht under the ‘Europe Calling’…

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Mini-conference devoted to cross-border judicial cooperation

On Monday 24 October, a mini-conference devoted to cross-border judicial cooperation was held in the Provincial Government Buildings. Those attending included Ard van der Steur, Koen Geens and Thomas Kutschaty, the justice ministers of the Netherlands, Belgium and the German federal state of Nordrhein-Westfalen. The mini-conference is part of Europe Calling!, the programme commemorating the…

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