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The Future of Europe and the “European Identity”

Ugly politics of the crisis

Ironically, the attempt to solve Europe’s banking problems within the Eurozone has undermined support for the European project of both its staunchest supporters and its vulnerable citizens. Skepticism will not go away.

by Neil Fligstein 03.02.2014



Forjudge Europe from below

There was a time

Neoliberal politics destroyed the vision of a free and united Europe. It’s time to stop, think and act.

by Katja Kipping 07.05.2014



Germany and European Defence

The changing tone

What might have been started at the Munich conference is a strategic debate on a reinvigorated role for both Germany and the EU in international security.

by Alistair Shepherd 21.03.2014



Why Europe’s Collective Identities are Plural

Identities in the Making

Does the European Union need a shared collective identity? Yes, it does, but not just one. If the EU is to come out stronger from its present crisis, it will need to add to the collective identities that it has successfully promoted in the past a new one that keeps it going into the future.

by Rainer Bauböck 20.01.2014



European labor reforms are on the wrong track

A Hartz for Europe

Peter Hartz has presented a series of concepts to fight youth unemployment across Europe – and France is about to repeat Germany’s mistakes.

by Moritz Pfeifer 02.07.2014



The Importance of a European Identity

Same Same, but Different

A common European identity is not only possible and desirable, but it is an inevitable part of the modern European experience. Europeans are distinctive from non-Europeans.

by John McCormick 15.01.2014



Jean Monnets vision for Europes Nations

The Weariness of Men and Nations

Jean Monnet wanted both supranational institutions and the nation state. His famous method could help tackle the current crisis.

by Eric Roussel 03.03.2014



Great Britain: Repercussions of a Brexit

Better off Inside

It’s impossible to say what will happen between the UK and the rest of Europe. But it is possible to say what should happen.

by Stephen Tindale 17.01.2014

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