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Spinelli, me and my honeymoon

The first time I met Altiero Spinelli did not go well.  As a young researcher at the European University Institute in Florence preparing a PhD on the history of the European Movement, I had read about Spinelli and arrogantly thought to myself – at last, someone who thinks like me! Needless to say, his “back-story” was a lot more prestigious. 

Visions for the future of Europe: Ervin Laszlo

‘We always talk about democracy, but we don’t practice it.’  These words from a short video clip by Ervin Laszlo, the Hungarian philosopher of science and systems theorist, are both a warning and an invitation, writes Jeannet Weurman. 

Fake Ukrainophobic publications: OSCE and Russian propaganda

The OSCE disseminates the report of th

Declaration for the 28th anniversary of the Maastricht Treaty - ECIT Foundation

With the 28th anniversary of the Treaty of Maastricht coming into affect, the ECIT Foundation celebrates the ambition and foresight of this landmark agreement.

Citizens’ senate or towards consensual presidential democracy - Tony Czarnecki

Anyone hoping the US under President Biden will restore its own democracy to at least the level, which could be an example for most of the world, must be quite disappointed.

A politics for survival - Jeannet Weurman

“We need a new politics – the politics of existence on this planet… I think the next three days could be important for you, for your life and for humanity.”

Brexit - five years of political turmoil

Five years after the referendum and the negative effects have become a daily experience.

Remembering Srebrenica

11th July is the day we remember the 8372 Bosnian Muslim who were murdered in Srebrenica, a town in Bosnia and Hercegovina in 1995.

Greece celebrating 40 years in the EU, Melina Mercouri and what it means to be European

The President of the European Parliament, David Sassoli, is visiting Athens on Thursday and Friday, 27-28 May, on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of Greece’s accession to the EEC.

From the sofa to a seat at the table

Instead of confronting open wars, state terrorism and dictators on the basis of a common - determined policy, the EU and numerous member states delegate the consequences of latent conflict situations to despots, especially Turkey. 

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