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The Amsterdam Conversation 2012
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As we approached the European Year of Citizens, Felix Meritis asked participants in the Amsterdam Conversation 2012 what role citizens had to play in a future Europe. Later, the abstraction of the financial industry and financial products were discussed, with the hope of preventing future crises like the one we are presently experiencing.
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The European dream in times of crisis
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What is the future of the European dream in these testing times? Is it time to wake up or is there still cause for hope. Jeremy Rifkin discusses the prospects for Europe going forward, providing an American perspective to the many challenges facing the European project.
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Are we all going to become German?
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What is the level of German dominance in the existing European structure, how is it likely to change and should we be concerned about its impact? Piotr Buras, Karolina Wigura, Marek Cichocki and Wolfgang Templin discuss the thorny issue of Europe's dominant state.
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People of Europe rise up (1)!
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Southern Europe is feeling the pinch of austerity measures enforced from above and society appears to be becoming dominated by increasingly well connected financial elites. There are, however, new organisations emerging which show potential solutions to our developing socio-economic concerns.
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Truth and Love
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In a time of European crisis the Central European Forum looks at the work of Václav Havel and aks where the rising tide of hatred in our societies is coming from, what role aggressive modern variants of populism are playing in this process and how we can stay true to the core values of love and truth.
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The political exclusion of the Roma: from Katunitsa to Paris
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What has been the aftermath of Katunitsa and are we likely to see a repeat of the anti-Roma riots and right wing propaganda, which we saw in the 2011 elections, again in 2013? Will these racial outbursts be properly challenged by the responsible authorities and how can reintegrate the Roma into the political process?
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(at) Home in Europe
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What is European identity, where is it located and for what reasons do we as Europeans feel at home? We often consider ourselves to be of specific regional and national backgrounds, but, upon analysis, how realistic exactly are these identities in the modern pluralistic world we live in?
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Whose solidarity, whose egoism?
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How exactly did the Southern European states acquire such massive debts and what is the best way of resurrecting their economies? Should we opt for European solidarity and move closer together to protect our combined assets or is it time that a lesson was learnt about the consequences of overspending?
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Asylum: is there European solidarity?
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How are we to go about resolving our immigration problems: should there be a centrally organised response with European nations bearing responsibility as corresponding to say their own population mass or must this be arranged an a looser basis? Is there a European solidarity as far as asylum is concerned?
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Europe’s new far right: fear or fantasy?
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The National Front are resurgent in France, the English Defence League an emerging threat in the UK and Golden Dawn a rising force in Greece. How much of a threat are these groups in reality, is the so called "new European far-right" a serious concern or simply a serious exaggeration?
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European Spring?
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Is European politics starting to witness new forms of participation which could lead to a European equivalent of the recent Arab Spring or are we just seeing a rise in the superficial politics of populism? What is the reality of European politics today and how can we expect it to look in the future?
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The euro and the economy: the final countdown?
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What is myth and what is reality in the current European economic crisis? Are the solutions to be found in further federal integration, in renationalisation or in a North/South divide? More importantly, who should decide which of these options is ultimately adopted?
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