The 31st of January the Brexit finally occurred, more than three years after the notorious Brexit-referendum the United Kingdom (UK) finally left the European Union (EU). The UK moved into the so-called transition period, scheduled to the end of this year, in which she still follows EU regulation and trade on free terms with the continent.
On Tuesday, April 21st, the time has finally come! The ESV congress will take place for the first time at an external location, namely at brasserie Bikkels in the NEC stadium. Sustainability, fair trade, green, environmentally friendly, ecological, vegan and biological. These terms have become inescapable and are thrown into every conversation.
The past month the Corona virus has been in the news a lot. Ever since the beginning of the year when the virus was identified, it has spread rapidly from Wuhan to the rest of the world.
On Saturday, January 25, it was finally time. We left with 27 ESV members to Risoul. The bus ride took quite a few hours, but the trip was not too bad with the pleasant bus drivers, playing cards for anytimers and with songs such as El Toreador and Smoorverliefd!
In the last five years the Dutch housing market has completely changed. It has never been this hard to find a house. This is a consequence of extreme competition in the market.
In 2018, a Lion Air Boeing 737 MAX crashed in Indonesia as a consequence of a sensor that was incorrectly set up. 189 passengers died. In 2019, another Boeing 737 MAX crashed and 157 passengers died in Ethiopia.
The recent assassination of Iranian general Qasem Soleimani increased tensions worldwide. When such occurrence take place, investors usually steer their portfolio to more traditional safe-haven assets such as the Swiss Franc or gold.
Best wishes and a happy new year to all who support the ESV! Hopefully everyone had left some place for the necessary ‘oliebollen’, apple fritters and champagne after Christmas.
The time has almost come, 2020 is in sight. Before we start the new year, I look back on a great 2019. In the first half of the year I was still in Nijmegen and I had the opportunity to attend many ESV activities.
Where last year Christmas and New Year were all about ‘finally back home’ after six months in the beautiful Budapest, this year it was finally a moment of rest in the bustle of the Master Accounting & Control that I started with in September.