Jürgen Trabant: What language for Europe?

March 19th, 2021|

When they want to communicate, Swedes stand in front of Portuguese and Romanians in front of Latvians like unknown beings from distant planets, unable to understand their sounds. Nothing prevents us from community building as effectively as our language. And yet all experience teaches us: language barriers have always been overcome in the history of mankind. Whether it is a question of professional necessity, political pressure or even love: at all times, people have learned foreign languages and thus opened

Graham Watson: Squeezed between two unions – Scotland’s choice between the UK and the EU

March 4th, 2021|

“Scotland will be back soon, Europe. Keep the light on.” These were the words Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon tweeted on 1st January 2021, just a few hours after Brexit had finally detached the United Kingdom as a whole from the European Union. Is there more to come? - In the 2016 referendum on Brexit, 62% of the Scots voted to remain in the EU, but could not transfer their convictions to the rest of the country. Since then, polls

How does the EU work? , part II. – the ECB

March 24th, 2020|

What is the European Central Bank? Why is the ECB preserving zombie-businesses through its low-interest-rate policy? Why is the EU bolstering the hegemony of large financial institutions, with tax-payers money? The ECB is a large casino for the Europe-affine bourgeoisie? A superficial understanding of the ECB can be dangerous and lead to fanciful questions. In order to help people better understand one of the EU's most important institutions, we have produced a video giving you a basic understanding of the

New video series: How does the EU work, part I. The Commission

December 16th, 2019|

There have always been hundreds of crazy rumours about the EU. Entire industries are busy weakening  the EU with the most absurd allegations: it forbids children to inflate balloons, it orders kilts to be women's clothing, or it forces fishermen to wear hairnets. The EU itself has published an impressive collection of these "Euro myths" (link). But how does this EU really work? What is the Commission doing? And what about the European Parliament? Is it true that hundreds of

First European Democracy Passports issued

November 25th, 2019|

It was a premiere: We are Europe!, Pulse of Europe Düsseldorf and four reputated artists of the series KÜNSTLER SEHEN EUROPA - Nadja Zikes, Robinson Tilly, Rhea Standke and Theresa Kallrath - issued the first almost 60 European democracy passports on 23.11.2019 in Düsseldorf. With this passport the demand is given emphasis to transform the EU from a club of 28 individual democracies finally into one transnational democracy. For the future of Europe much will depend on learning to see

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