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The European integration project has made the discussion about transnational spaces for cultural and political debate acute. A democratic European Union, engaging citizens not just technocratic elites, requires a vibrant European public sphere to strengthen integration and legitimacy. Let's start debating Europe.
For too long, the emergence of a European public has been viewed skeptically. New technologies, however, let us increasingly cross national borders, and soon we are going to read German papers in French.
Distant and apolitical, and irredeemably so: The European Union is disappointing for most pro-Europeans. And yet, it is our best bet.