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Panel discussion "The Idea of Europe – Next Generation" May 2, 2014

“Dispute over Europe”: Congress kick-off

(photos by Hartwig Klappert) On May 2, 2014, I took part in a public panel discussion “The Idea of Europe – Next Generation” in Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin. It was a part of the kick-off of the congress “Dispute over Europe”.  My full statement can be read here. The […]

13/06/2014 ×

Europe, Politics

EU-populism (illustration credits: http://www.voxeurop.eu/en/content/article/4306161-populism-not-real-issue)

The EU-rope Confusion and the Politics of Consensus

There is a certain con­fu­sion be­tween the EU and Eu­rope which serves sev­eral anti-de­mo­c­ra­tic in­ter­ests. Con­sen­sus pol­i­tics gov­erns Brus­sels and any cri­tique of the in­sti­tu­tions is being cen­sored out from the pub­lic sphere as prim­i­tive Eu­roscep­ti­cism. It is no won­der that an­other record low in vot­ers’ turnout is ex­pected on May 25th.

13/05/2014 ×

Europe, Politics

"Braucht Europa Europäer?" Eine Podiumsdiskussion zum Thema Europäische Öffentlichkeit

Braucht Europa Europäer? Eine Podiumsdiskussion im Goethe Institut Prag

Am 19. November 2013 nahm ich mit Josef Zieleniec (New York University, Prague), Bernd Ulrich (Die Zeit) und Radko Hokovský (Leiter des Think-Tanks European Values, Prag) an einer Podiumsdiskussion zum Thema europäische Öffentlichkeiten teil.

12/12/2013 ×

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Illustration by Alfredo Martirena Hernandez

German elections from the perspective of a European student

Angela Merkel’s landslide victory in the recent German elections puts her, despite the glaring success, in an ambiguous situation. Germany matters, not only because it has to provide us students with a steady supply of Faber-Castell pencils and Stabilo markers. It has the power to shape the future of the continent.

15/11/2013 ×

Europe, Politics

(c) BZ Berlin

Zweimal Peer Unser, dreimal Ave Merkel

Der Begriff „Vision“ ist aus dem politischen Vokabular verschwunden. Stattdessen sind Nüchternheit und Pragmatismus gefragt. Das ist fatal, denn eine Politik fernab von technokratischem Ordnungszwang kann es so nicht geben.

28/09/2013 ×