25. November 2013 On 17 and 18 November a group of young Europeans met in Brussels to discuss the strengths and weakness of the current democratic system(s) with regards to the future challenges and to identifying the priorities for action. The workshop was hosted by the King Baudouin Foundation as a part of the Foundation’s … Continue reading The Future of Democracy?
Posted on 03. May 2013 by Zuzana Novakova Europe and its ‘neighbourhood’: Please mind the gap! Growing up in the political transition and a candidate country, the project of European integration always had two connotations for me: an area of freedom and commonality, an exclusive economic club that everyone would like to enter and simultaneously a … Continue reading How far is too far? Reflections on the Bergedorf Roundtable
Posted on 08. March 2013 by Irma Zulic Oh, how I wish I was at the Körber Debate: “Should Germany relinquish more sovereignty to the EU?“ held in Hamburg, on the 4th of March, 2013. But here is an insight in what I would comment during the Q&A session and although it’s maybe “timely” belated, in … Continue reading Mr. Schulz, I highly disagree!
Posted on 19. February 2013 by Zuzana Novakova Democracy as a political system is not able to help us facing the challenges mankind and our planet will face in 2052. A very strong position by Jorgen Randers, member of the Club of Rome, made us reflect after watching an interview on ZDF. Here are some reflections … Continue reading Is democracy able to help us through the challenges of the 21st Century? – join in the debate with FutureLab Europe
Posted on 15. January 2013 by Leticia Díez Sánchez Once upon a time, the European Union was considered an entity in charge of addressing market failures from a strictly technical perspective. The pursuance of the internal market was something about harmonising pipe standards and the like – a business for the technocracy and independent agencies. Time … Continue reading The EU enters into the business of redistribution – but to whose benefit?