European Elections Special

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Radovan Geist

Political Scientist

The author holds a PhD in Political Theory from the Slovak Academy of Science as well as a master’s degree in International Relations and Diplomacy from them Faculty of Political Science and International Relations, UMB, Banská Bystrica. He has worked as a research fellow (2001/2002) at the Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi, India and as with the media since co-founding the policy portal EurActiv.sk. Since 2006 he is lecturing at the Department of Political Science at the Faculty of Philosophy, Comenius University in Bratislava.

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Androulla Vassiliou

Politician

The Cyprus-born Androulla Vassiliou has been the European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth since February 2010. Before, she was the European Commissioner for Health. She was active in the field of international affairs and human rights as a President of the UN Association of Cyprus from 1978 until 1992 and as President of the World Federation of UN Associations from 1991 until 1995

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Katja Kipping

Politician

Katja Kipping is leader of the German left-wing party “Die Linke”. She joined the party in 1998 and is a member of German parliament since 2005.

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Erica Johnson Debeljak

Author

Erica Johnson Debeljak was born in San Francisco, California. She moved to Slovenia in 1993 to marry. In her new home, she began a career first as a translator, and then as a writer and columnist. Her memoir Forbidden Bread (North Atlantic Books) was published in 2009. Her new novel, The Bicycle Factory, will be released by the Modrijan Publishing House in 2015. She lives and works in Ljubljana with her husband and three children.

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Guy Verhofstadt

Politician

The former Belgian Prime Minister (1999-2008) has been a member of the European Parliament since 2009, where he is currently the leader of the Group of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE). He is the ALDE’s nominee for President of the European Commission in the upcoming European Elections. Verhofstadt, a strong advocate of the federalist idea, also founded the inter-parliamentarian “Spinelli Group” that is fostering the idea of a United States of Europe.

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Why we need more European Integration

Size Matters

Integration is the only way forward for Europe. Yet to save the Union, governments need to recognize their common values and actively pursue unity. Unless committed Europeans step forward, our Union will wither away.

by Jean-Dominique Giuliani 24.03.2014

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The electoral backlash during the crisis

Something to trust

We must be more creative about opening up space for meaningful participation. This is why we should remember what the Athenians once did.

by Besir Ceka 31.03.2014

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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

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Fighting populism in Europe

Down with the Veil!

Europe’s populists are dangerous. They dress up as democrats merely to hide their authoritarian faces.

by Paula Diehl 12.03.2014

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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

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