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Bernard Lewis, Europe and Islam

Bernard Lewis, Europe and Islam

It is sometimes forgotten that the content of history—the business of the historian—is the past, not the future. I remember being at an international meeting of historians in Rome during which a group of us…

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Andrea Riccardi: Europe; beyond the crisis, hope

Andrea Riccardi: Europe; beyond the crisis, hope

Brussels 12th May 2012, Brussels Square Meeting Centre Together for Europe. “Dear friends, we cannot conceal the European crisis from ourselves. It is rooted in other crises, like the economic crisis gripping many countries. How…

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Jean-Claude Juncker: The Demons Haven’t Been Banished

Jean-Claude Juncker: The Demons Haven’t Been Banished

Interview, 07/16/2012. Translated from the German by Paul Cohen. SPIEGEL:Mr. Prime Minister, it has been seven weeks since you stepped down as head of the Euro Group. Do you sometimes wake up in the middle…

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The Independent: Isolation that damages both Britain and Europe

The Independent: Isolation that damages both Britain and Europe

The Independent, Saturday 10 December 2011 What took place in Brussels in the early hours of yesterday morning was nothing short of a disaster for Britain, and perhaps for the European Union and its single…

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A Petition for a European Federation

A Petition for a European Federation

At the initiative of the think-tank EuropaNova and in collaboration with Celsius-Europe, a new generation is calling on European leaders to take responsibility for taking Europe out of the crisis and committing to the creation…

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Volker Kauder: ‘Europe is Our Future’

Volker Kauder: ‘Europe is Our Future’

Volker Kauder, 62, is the head of the parliamentary group of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives. In a SPIEGEL interview, he defines his party’s red lines in the euro bailout efforts and warns against hasty changes…

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Anne Applebaum: Cameron’s eyes are on the City

Anne Applebaum: Cameron’s eyes are on the City

Anne Applebaum, The Washington Post, December 12, 2011 [extracts] The British Prime Minister, David Cameron, did not intend to emerge from negotiations in total isolation. In essence, he tried to blackmail the rest of Europe:…

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Tim King: Referendums are not the right way to address the EU’s democratic deficit

Tim King: Referendums are not the right way to address the EU’s democratic deficit

07 February 2013, Opening Remarks. An obsession with referendums used to be just one of the various eccentricities of Switzerland. Nowadays it is common also to the European Union. The promise made to his electorate…