Category Archives: european politics

barking dogs don’t bite

in a recent effort to update a paper i wrote on european-russian relations two years ago, i chose to narrow the focus from general economic and foreign policy relations onto the sole issues of militarized conflicts. in a comparison between … Continue reading

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the bleeding sword of liberty

i find myself in a status of speechless awe, covering my face in the soothing mantles of my hands, while words and messages drip into my conscience, listening to the rhetoric of western freedoms and their glory. freedom of religion, … Continue reading

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the identity of identity

a few month ago i wanted to start a scholar work on the question of identity within the european union. the idea went as following: within austria one tends to call the european union an “elite project”, which is to … Continue reading

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brussels – a project in the making

the city brussels is like a symbol to the european union. the city is a construction site. the city is big. so big, in fact, that each part feels like a separate entity in itself. it seems like it is … Continue reading

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the golden ticket

there is just one golden entrance ticket to this world. it is small. it is red. and it reads: passport of the european union. – preferably even, if it names any country between france to germany. it was the first … Continue reading

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touching history

growing up i was always fascinated by history, yet i was hardly able to remember any dates or facts. it seemed to me as if those stories are so far away, so untouchable, that it made them even less rememberable … Continue reading

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letters to the european citizen

dear european citizen, i hear you are complaining about the european union. you are dissatisfied with the instability of economy and you worry about the future of the euro. yet when i tell you that instability is not caused by … Continue reading

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a case for a wall

where once tanks rolled through the streets of the german capital, today the economic roller of infinite development, maximum efficiency and endless profit is trying to steamroll memories and tears and pain of german history. the berlin wall separated the … Continue reading

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letters to the european union – 1

dear european union, a week ago i visited a university in a “foreign” but european country. one would think that being a citizen of the european union and a student myself it would be a piece of cake to enter … Continue reading

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the robbin-hood-claim

the french government set a goal to introduce a 75 percent tax on wealth. there are demonstrations in several german cities calling for a redistribution of wealth. the question of wealth and welfare divides people and parties all over the … Continue reading

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