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

Europe, which Europe? – The European Union has yet to be created.

August 15th, 2016|

“Why Trump Can Safely Ignore Europe, Its Leaders readily condemn but never act” Jeremy Shapiro, Director of Research at the European Council on Foreign Relations, writes, on May 15, 2018 in Foreign Affairs. Does Shapiro just convey the usual Trumpish anti-European propaganda? Or does he rather pinpoint a symptom of European helplessness, its inability to find a common voice, its unwillingness to strike bold actions.

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