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Habermas on Democracy and Eurozone Crisis. Bridging Economy and Politics Through Solidarity

In a speech delivered at KU Leuven on 26th April 2013, Jürgen Habermas explains the evolution of democracy and solidarity concepts in the context of the European crisis with a focus on the Eurozone and Germany’s leading role. Habermas argues … Continue reading

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Topless Ambition Gone Wrong. Why Femen Cannot Compete With Vladimir Putin

When in Rome… or when in Hanover… Femen got it really wrong this time: first Berlusconi, now challenging Putin! What were they thinking? Girls, please select your target first… Here is what Vladimir Putin said in a follow up news … Continue reading

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MCV Report Not Enough. EU Democracy and Rule of Law Need Further Compliance

Last Friday, Germany, the Netherlands, Finland and Denmark expressed their concerns in a letter adddressed to the European Commission over the need for further rule of law compliance inside the EU-27. Specifically, this letter follows the EU’s Justice and Home … Continue reading

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Schengen: Definitely No Access for Romania, Says Germany

German Interior Minister Hans-Peter Friedrich: The EU has long been evaluating whether or not Romania and Bulgaria are ready for acceptance in the Schengen Area. The last annual report showed progress, but it’s not enough. Bulgaria and Romania still have … Continue reading

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Elite Immigration in Germany. Romania Should Fear German Veto for Schengen

The Eurolines bus from Romania was waiting to cross the Austrian border one sunny day in autumn 2003. Some of us were Erasmus students heading for university studies or research in France, but the rest of the people were workers … Continue reading

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