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About Philip Ebels

Philip Ebels is a Dutch independent journalist living in Brussels. His website is here 

Articles by Philip Ebels

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Adam Ramsay is a co-editor of openDemocracyUK.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Belgium: blame the chubby nationalist

The creation of a new Belgian government seems as unlikely as the Red Devils ever winning the World Cup. Bart de Wever, leader of the nationalist New Flemish Alliance (N-VA), receives much of the blame, but representatives from all political parties across the language frontier are unable to bridge the ever wider gap between north and south

The curious case of Mr Nada

Human rights are undermined in the war on terror by the widespread use of blacklists.

Sinterklaas: light and darkness

An annual holiday in the Netherlands that mixes Christmas cheer with racial stereotyping is provoking debate - even if most Dutch people can’t see what the fuss is about, says Philip Ebels.

Along the language frontier

As Belgium is on the brink of collapse, some talk of a second Yugoslavia, partly in jest, partly not. It has been violent before. Will it be violent again? Philip Ebels rode his bicycle along the language frontier in order to find out.
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