Marc Rutte Wins Dutch Election

General elections were held in the Netherlands on Wednesday 15 March 2017 to elect all 150 members of the House of Representatives.
This was the first election since 2002 called because of the completion of the government’s four-year term rather than the resignation of the cabinet.

The votes are still being counted in the Dutch 2017 general election but preliminary results show that the incumbent VVD headed by Mark Rutte have taken the largest share of the ballot papers. Far-right populism in Europe failed its first test of 2017 when the nationalist firebrand Geert Wilders came a distant second in the closely-watched Dutch election. Conservative Prime Minister Mark Rutte claimed victory in The Hague Wednesday night, amid wild cheering and whistling from his jubilant supporters.

Turnout was 81%, the highest in three decades. Voters turned out in droves. Many journalists felt this particular election is a test of populist right-wing sentiment in Europe, ahead of the French presidential vote (in April) and the German national election in September.

Infographic: Mark Rutte Wins Dutch Election | Statista You will find more statistics at Statista

Which country dominates Europe’s brewing Scene?

Latest figures from The Brewers of Europe have revealed the UK to be leading the way in terms of active breweries.

As of 2015, there were 1,880 breweries in UK. Maybe surprisingly to most of us Germany in second place with 1,388. The French are more famous for their wine production but they made up the top three with a respectable 793. Is that really surprising, no. France is a huge country and they like good food.

Infographic: The UK dominates Europe's brewing Scene | Statista You will find more statistics at Statista

Atlanta – Apr 05 2017

Greetings everyone:

Please join us for our April EuroCircle gathering at the brand new CABO Cantina located in the heart of Buckhead (264 Pharr Rd – across from the Atlanta Fish market and next to Istan Blue).

The venue is currently under renovation so please join us Wednesday, April 5th to celebrate their grand re-opening. We will have complimentary appetizers as well as specialty drinks (to be announced). Please be sure to RSVP and remember to invite your international & like-minded friends to join us for this event.

See you in April…


EuroCircle Atlanta


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New York – Mar 30 2017

Join us for our annual spring rooftop party at this midtown rooftop hotspot!

NO COVER with online RSVP by 5 pm on March 30 and saying “EuroCircle” at the door!
Attire: Spring Chic
If you show up in a spring color, you’ll look even more fabulous!

Let’s celebrate the beginning of spring at this great rooftop & lounge!
There will be great music playing throughout the night!
The drink special: $10 Absolut cocktails. Food is available for purchase.

Feel free to invite friends the more the merrier!

Your Hosts:

Diana Cristea, Romania
Vincent Paradiso, Italy
Thierry Kranzer, France, L’Union Alsacienne of New York,
Boriana Pavlova, Bulgaria
Alexandra Spirer, EuroCircle

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USA: Where do you stand on immigration?

While both sides debate the issue vigorously, we can challenge ourselves to imagine American business culture without immigrants.

The Partnership for a New American Economy sponsored a report titled “The ‘New American’ Fortune 500” in June of 2011. At the time, the co-chairs were Steve Ballmer, Michael Bloomberg, Julian Castro, Bill Marriott, and others. They were interested in understanding the impact immigrants have had on the Fortune 500 businesses that provide Americans with jobs and other opportunities.

What do you think found?

  • More than 40% of 2010 Fortune 500 companies were founded by immigrants or their children, yet made up only 10.5% of the American population on average since 1850.
  • There are 90 immigrant-founded Fortune 500 companies, accounting for 18% of the list.
  • When you include the 114 companies founded by the children of immigrants, the share of the Fortune 500 list grows to over 40%.
  • Fortune 500 companies founded by immigrants or children of immigrants employ more than 10 million people worldwide.
  • Immigrant-founded Fortune 500 companies alone employ more than 3.6 million people, a figure equivalent to the entire population of Connecticut.
  • Revenue generated by Fortune 500 companies founded by immigrants or children of immigrants is greater than the GDP of every country in the world outside the U.S., except China and Japan.
  • The Fortune 500 companies that boast immigrant or children-of-immigrant founders have combined revenues of $4.2 trillion. $1.7 trillion of that amount comes just from the companies founded by immigrants.
  • 7 of the 10 most valuable brands in the world come from American companies founded by immigrants or children of immigrants: Apple, Google, AT&T, Budweiser, Colgate, eBay, General Electric, IBM, and McDonald’s, to name just a few — owe their origin to a founder who was an immigrant or the child of an immigrant.

What did the report conclude?

“America’s economy has always profited from the steady influx of foreign-born talent. But in the new 21st-century global economy, we must do more to welcome the next generation of entrepreneurs, as opportunities improve around the world and competing countries roll out the red carpet. For years, America has loomed largest in the minds of the most enterprising individuals around the world. But as the global marketplace evolves, we cannot count on remaining their top choice. Budding entrepreneurs from new powerhouses like China and India see ever-better business environments back home. Countries like the U.K., Canada, and Australia are taking bold steps to draw ambitious, talented people to their shores. Meanwhile, the American immigration system continues to raise barriers to these individuals, driving away the bright foreign students who attend our universities and keeping out the aspiring businesspeople who would otherwise come here.”

Maybe it gives all of us something to think about – whether we are are immigrants ourselves or not.

Want to read the entire report, here is the link:

San Francisco – Mar 18 2017

IRISH BANK – March 17 – The block party

WeNightlife, Pitch Globally, Darkest Fox Luxury Lingerie, EuroCircle and Bay Area Socialites invite you to:
8pm-10pm: Networking & Pitching
10pm-1:30am: VIP Party, DJ Music, Fashion Show

CALL/TEXT 415-900-INFO(4636) for VIP TABLES & INFO

► Music by Top Bay Area Djs
► Photography by Azalea Jeanette

Hosted by Brad Carrick of Creative Startup Labs, Angelica Janice of Cake Angel and fashion industry professionals.
Sponsored by Z+ (Healthiest Energy Drink)
8pm – 1:30am | 21+ | Fashionable & Cocktail Attire

Guest list is FREE before 10pm – please invite your friends to network, party & enjoy the show!

Atlanta – Mar 08 2017

Happy Friday everyone;

Sorry for the late update regarding our March event. Unfortunately the venue I was hoping to confirm (the Mandarin Hotel in Buckhead) has had some changes in management as well as policies regarding event hosting so I had to find a replacement.

The good news is that CINEBISTRO Brookhaven was nice enough to accommodate us last minute. We have had our events there already a few times, always with a great turnout.That said, please join us next Wednesday, March 8th at Cinebistro for our monthly EuroCircle get-together. Due to late notice, please invite all your international & like-minded friends to attend. Official invites will be sent today…

Wishing all a great weekend and hope to see you next Wednesday!!!

Atlanta Eurocircle

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Philadelphia – Apr 12 2017

let’s celebrate spring together at the hottest rooftop bar in Philly!
Come meet Philly’s best Europeans, singles and internationals, and talk about new and old adventures at Stratus lounge. Happy hour goes until 7pm.

Eurocircle has joined forces with Kristi D Price LLC to bring you some super fun travel adventures for singles for those of you who want to keep the momentum going! We will let you know about these upcoming travel opportunities during the party!

Our co-hostesses are Kristi D Price, and Heidi Abrams!

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