Search Results for "Europe" : 135

by / on December 16, 2015 at 1:01 pm / in Europe, Issue, World

When Europe Stops Remembering: Union, Exit, and European Peace

…which threaten it.” So begins the Schuman Declaration of 1950, often regarded as laying the foundations for the European Union as we know it today. With the memory of two World Wars still fresh in the minds of their citizens, the states of Europe set out to create an economic union that would make war “not only unthinkable, but materially impossible.” When we talk about the European Union today, our focus is usually economic. Is it fair to allow…

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by / on January 5, 2014 at 10:59 am / in Europe, Winter 2013, World

The Far Right Hook

Europe, depuis l’Atlantique jusqu’à l’Oural, c’est toute l’Europe, qui décidera du destin du monde.” “Yes, it is Europe, from the Atlantic to the Urals, it is Europe, it is the whole of Europe that will decide the fate of the world.” In 1959, at the founding of the Fifth Republic, the French president and statesman Charles de Gaulle triumphantly proclaimed a united Europe’s influence on the world. A world war had ended a little more than a decade…

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by / on May 4, 2011 at 4:06 am / in Europe, Issue, Main Menu, World

Behind the Burqa Bans

…oving their intellectual inferiority, is just one striking example of a phenomenon that has swept across Western Europe: the spectacular resurgence of nativism. Sarrazin paints a picture of a Germany fighting to preserve a grand national heritage against a modern-day Ottoman invasion of barbarian infidels. He is not alone. Europe, the proud home of classical liberalism, has seen its people and leaders embrace a hard-line nativist stance against m…

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by / on October 13, 2012 at 11:59 am / in Opinion, World

Under Pressure

by For the last three years, Europe has been on the edge. Time and time again, the collapse of the euro has seemed alarmingly close. However, European politicians have been able to muddle through, coming up with half- baked solutions to buy time. Meanwhile, the suffering endured by the people of Spain, Greece, Italy and Portugal has been immense – on a scale comparable to the Great Depression. The youth has been the hardest hit; conseq…

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by / on March 13, 2013 at 12:33 pm / in Europe, Opinion, World

The Future of Europe: Break up or federalism?

…is. Few contemplate the horrifying thought of a break-up. Yet the tragic irony of this newfound optimism is that European politicians might just be lulled into a false sense of smug complacency. Throughout the crisis, they have only acted when absolutely necessary, coming up with half-baked stopgaps and avoiding the question that should be at the forefront of their minds: How does Europe move to a full-fledged federal republic? The indisputable f…

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by / on November 8, 2015 at 1:20 am / in Current Issue

Fight and Flight

…e, to prove the EU offers more than moral rhetoric, is lost. In September, Jean-Claude Juncker, president of the European Commission, outlined a plan to resettle 160,000 refugees across Europe. Angela Merkel, chancellor of Germany, presented a plan for five times that, in her country alone. Germany is not Europe, but for the refugees, it may as well be.he problem is not a European problem,” said Viktor Orbán, prime minister of Hungary, of the man…

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by / on May 8, 2015 at 7:05 pm / in Cover Story, Current Issue, Interview

Interview with President of Estonia Toomas Hendrik Ilves

…t do you think it ’ s important for young people today to learn? THI: I would say both, these days. I was in the European Parliament a couple of years ago, and I was vice-chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee. I remember talking about a lot of technology. Most recently I visited them to talk about some legislation that we need in Europe. These people were all very concerned about Snowden, and the US, and the NSA, and as a result have a comple…

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by / on October 12, 2014 at 3:12 pm / in Campus, Events

Events 10/13 – 10/19

…tion regarding this event, please contact Annela Levitov by sending email to How Fragile is Europe? 6:00pm – 8:00pm Buell Hall (Maison Francaise), East Gallery The last few years have been rocky ones for Europe. The deep financial crisis has contributed to widespread skepticism among Europeans on the future of the integration process and its scope. As the new European Commission is installed, Europes economic recovery s…

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by / on January 5, 2014 at 10:58 am / in Europe, Winter 2013, World

The Nerd Who Came In From The Cold

…spised figure of George W. Bush. Instead, it was Barack Obama who put an end to the masquerade — the man on whom Europeans bestowed the Nobel Peace Prize simply because he was not the cowboy from Crawford (to be fair, Americans gave him the presidency for much the same reason). Barack Obama, who had been hailed by cheering crowds in the streets of European capitals and who had promised a more humble foreign policy; Barack Obama, commander-in-chie…

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by / on November 6, 2012 at 12:18 am / in Europe, Uncategorized, World

The Christian Right Angle

…udes clearly identify the extreme right wing as a dangerous and destabilizing force within a rapidly pluralizing Europe. Yet such a depiction also fails to provide adequate insight into a movement that continues to influence European public affairs. Instead, one should emulate 20th century intellectual Hannah Arendt’s determination to “take seriously” even the most horrific ideologies, to sketch the beliefs and intentions of groups whose actions…

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