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‘Europe does not have the means to fight jihadists on its own territory’ NEW
Europhrenia 3 Months, 1 Week, 3 Days, 20 Hours, 6 Minutes ago
BlogFor economist Loretta Napoleoni, specialist on terrorism and how it is funded, the Islamic State (IS) does not pose a direct threat on the European continent, but Europeans are not financially and legally equipped to fight young radicals and form...
Democratic economic choices come through political union NEW
Europhrenia 3 Months, 2 Weeks, 4 Days, 16 Hours, 56 Minutes ago
BlogLuigi Zingales writes in Il Sole 24 Ore that Syriza's radical leftist nature should not avert attention from the unfair treatment of Greece. The IMF would have treated it better than the Troika. The problem isn’t Germany, nor is it Gree...
A joint German-Greek fund for rehabilitating common history NEW
Europhrenia 3 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days, 14 Hours ago
BlogA reader, Veritas, recommends a comment from Hagen Fleischer from British daily The Guardian. Fleischer details the notorious 'Besatzungsanleihe' – the monthly 'loans' the Greeks were forced to make to the German government to pay for the...
‘The Romanians are coming’ sparks debate NEW
Europhrenia 4 Months, 1 Week, 4 Days, 8 Hours, 16 Minutes ago
BlogA British documentary series on Romanians seeking work in the United Kingdom has sparked debate about how its subjects are depicted. Although the series’ directors maintain that they are presenting a number of different stories – incl...
‘Europe’s fate is being determined in Ukraine’ NEW
Europhrenia 4 Months, 1 Week, 4 Days, 12 Hours, 15 Minutes ago
BlogKarel Schwarzenberg was Foreign Affairs Minister of the Czech Republic from 2007 to 2013. He was chancellor under Václav Havel in the 1990s, when he led the first delegation of the OSCE to Nagorno-Karabakh following the outbreak of war bet...
‘Democracy in Europe could disappear’ NEW
Europhrenia 6 Months, 6 Days, 7 Hours, 8 Minutes ago
BlogIn his latest book, Swiss sociologist and United Nations Human Rights Council advisor Jean Ziegler denounces the misdeeds of the “globalised financial oligarchs” and accuses European elites of not realising the extent to which they ar...
Verdun, a war in itself NEW
Europhrenia 7 Months, 3 Weeks, 4 Days, 1 Hour, 19 Minutes ago
Blog‘BESEIGED, DESTROYED or DAMAGED in 450-485-984-984-1047-1246 AND DESTROYED IN TEN MONTHS FEBRUARY-DECEMBER 1916 AND REBUILT IN TEN YEARS 1338-1562-1792-1870-1919-1929.’ Above it, written in large letters is one word: ‘VERDUN&...
Currency, Policy, Discourse and Identity NEW
Europhrenia 9 Months, 2 Weeks, 5 Days, 15 Hours, 49 Minutes ago
BlogShould symbolism be taking over economic and civil needs? Certainly not! I grew up in the post-Prague Spring’s Czechoslovakia (I was 19 years old when it broke up), and I find it disconcerting that the “YES camp” refers to the d...
How to support VoxEurop NEW
Europhrenia 11 Months, 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 21 Hours, 31 Minutes ago
BlogSince it has taken over Presseurop, VoxEurop is running with a motivated, though reduced, team. But the echoes we’ve had are encouraging et lead us to go on with our efforts. If we do not lack motivation, we have to face some functioning c...
Un-writing history: The ‘right’ to be forgotten NEW
Europhrenia 1 Year, 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 1 Hour, 52 Minutes ago
BlogGoogle has announced it has taken steps to comply with the EU’s freshly minted 'right to be forgotten’. Is this a cause for celebration or are history and truth under threat? Who owns the past? A European Court of Justice (ECJ) rulin...
D-Day and the European Shoreline NEW
Europhrenia 1 Year, 1 Month, 16 Hours, 23 Minutes ago
BlogSeveral months ahead of Friday’s commemorations of the 70th anniversary of D-Day, I was in the town of Courseulles-sur-Mer, the first French port liberated during the landings of 6 June 1944. Two workers were busy excavating a bunker that h...
Vote for politics NEW
Europhrenia 1 Year, 1 Month, 1 Day, 13 Hours, 9 Minutes ago
BlogAs the dust settles on the EU parliament elections it’s worth taking a moment to ask if the stakes should be higher, not lower, in Europe. Not long after last month’s European elections a relative told me he voted for the mildly euro...
Has Europe turned fascist, really? NEW
Europhrenia 1 Year, 1 Month, 1 Week, 1 Day, 13 Hours, 23 Minutes ago
BlogEurope hasn’t turned fascist, but the wave of nationalism sweeping the continent does tell an important story. Europe has voted for fascists. It’s the end of the world as we know it—except it’s not. The response of the i...
Moderating Presseurop NEW
Europhrenia 1 Year, 6 Months, 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 14 Hours, 5 Minutes ago
BlogReader participation forms an essential part of Presseurop's mission to encourage debate on issues affecting Europe. On the web, the simplest way of involving "the people formerly known as the audience" is to open articles to comments. The quali...
Martin Schulz: ‘Presseurop’s role is essential’ NEW
Europhrenia 1 Year, 6 Months, 3 Weeks, 5 Days, 13 Hours, 28 Minutes ago
BlogWith Presseurop set to close on December 20, the European Parliament President deplores the European Commission’s decision not to renew the project's funding, highlighting Presseurop’s essential role in informing Europe's people ahead...
Nicu Popescu — “On Ukraine, the EU operates through words, not stick” NEW
Europhrenia 1 Year, 7 Months, 1 Week, 2 Days, 5 Hours, 3 Minutes ago
BlogOn the eve of Vilnius's upcoming summit on Eastern partnership Nicu Popescu, a Moldovan researcher for Paris's Institute for Security Studies, tells Presseurop he believes that, even if Ukraine eventually decided not to sign an association agreem...
EU is no safe haven for whistleblowers NEW
Europhrenia 1 Year, 7 Months, 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 21 Hours, 29 Minutes ago
BlogWhistleblowers are essential to democracy. They should therefore be granted protection, not least by the government. However, most European countries do not protect those, like former NSA agent Edward Snowden, willing to reveal corruption or ille...
A technical overview of Presseurop.eu NEW
Europhrenia 1 Year, 7 Months, 4 Weeks, 19 Hours, 38 Minutes ago
BlogPresseurop.eu is under continuous development since March 2010. This article outlines some of the more notable features of the site, in particular its flagship multilingual discussion platform. As the main developer, I will describe some of the c...
Europe’s forgotten ‘Bloodlands’ NEW
Europhrenia 1 Year, 10 Months, 6 Days, 15 Hours, 41 Minutes ago
BlogThis year Presseurop was once again one of the partners of the European History Book Award handed out by the Society of Historians. The 2013 winner, which was announced in June, is Bloodlands, by American Timothy Snyder. The work, which has alrea...
Culture is the key NEW
Europhrenia 1 Year, 11 Months, 2 Weeks, 5 Days, 4 Hours, 22 Minutes ago
BlogHow can culture help resolve social, political and economic problems? This was the question posed by the Forum d'Avignon Ruhr which was held on 27, 28 and 29 June in Essen. For many decades, culture had hardly any role to play in the Ruhr. Howev...