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By Russell Blair One of a person’s most important identities is their membership in a language community. In Europe, the nation-state and a national language community are mutually reinforcing. This is the result of conscious decisions to privilege one indigenous language or dialect and suppress all others. The goals, largely achieved, were administrative efficiency and… » read more

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By Andres Laiapea, conservative and a member of the Pirate Party in Estonia. There has been a lot of talk on how the direct election of the President of the European Commission could provide democratic legitimacy. But it might in fact backfire in the most devastating manner. It appears many agree by now that there… » read more

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By Uta Dirksen, Björn Hacker, Maria João Rodrigues, and Winfried Veit. The Eurozone is standing at a crossroads, facing the biggest challenges in its history: the systemic crisis and the political attempts to overcome it have far-reaching consequences for the future of the Economic and Monetary Union, European integration and Europe in the world. By… » read more

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By Fadi Elhusseini As we are approaching spring, it reminds us of Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu theatrical gesture at the United Nations General Assembly last September, while holding up a cartoon-like drawing of a bomb with a fuse as he drew the famous “red line” for Iran’s nuclear program. That red line represents this spring and… » read more

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According to a publication, recently released by the European Commission, Romania ranks 3 on the list of energy independent countries among the 27 states, after Denmark and Estonia. This performance was achieved as the country only imports 21% of the energy it consumes, while the EU average reaches somewhere around 53%. “From a strategic perspective,… » read more

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By Alessandra Flora I have been asked to describe Beppe Grillo: It’s a hard task but I’ll try to do it. His result in the last political elections is now one of the hot topics in Italy. His name is becoming more and more popular, but nobody seems to know him well. Italian media attack… » read more

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