Posted on 18. February 2013 by Juliane Sarnes So he has really done it: Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron pronounced the R word! He promised his voters an ‘in or out’ referendum on EU membership in 2017 – if he does not succeed in negotiating more preferable terms for the UK, that is. And if he … Continue reading No Damsel in Distress – Why a referendum could save the British-EU relations
Posted on 28. January 2013 by Juliane Sarnes Xenophobia in the Microcosm of Berlin’s Prenzlauer Berg – A comment on the „Swabian Invasion” Yesterday, the Vice President of the Bundestag procured me with a really awkward moment. Living in the UK, I had not expected to be confronted with curious questions about the “Swabian Invasion of … Continue reading World cities and citizens of the world
Posted on 08. January 2013 by Juliane Sarnes Click here for the full article London shrank faster than any other financial centre in the world – and, ironically was much harder hit than Germany. It almost felt as if I was personally being punished for having left my country when it was down! Technically, I could … Continue reading Creating Opportunities for Young Europeans: It’s the Future, Stupid!
Posted on 21. December 2012 by Juliane Sarnes As I was putting stamps on my traditionally late Christmas cards and trying to remember where I have hidden the presents for my loved ones, I came across an article on BBC News with the slightly bewildering title “Abstract Christmas tree sparks protests in Brussels”. Interesting, I thought. … Continue reading O Tetris Tree – A Comment on the Brussels Christmas … Installation
Posted on 05. December 2012 by Juliane Sarnes On Wednesday, 5 December 2012, after four years of crisis and numerous reports on their nightmarish impact on Europe’s young people, the European Commission is going to present a set of measures to drive down youth unemployment. While the crisis has not exactly been a picnic for anyone, … Continue reading Youth Employment Package – after four years of crisis