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Why Brussels’ position on Cataluña does the EU more harm than good

Brussels’ leaders have decided to condemn the Catalans’ fight for independence by backing a corrupt regime in Madrid. This weak, yet undifferentiated attitude may harm the EU in the long run. What does the average EU citizen know about Spain? … Continue reading

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Game of Thrones in Europe

Apart from beautiful filming, Game of Thrones has also educational character. Its political content can help immature citizens understand why we need more integration, not isolation as postulated by Brexit. Looking at recent developments, one might expect that Europe is … Continue reading

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Spain: a lesson on democracy for all of us?

While everyone in Spain is tensely waiting for the outcome of today’s election, it is clear that regardless of the outcome, Spanish citizens have eventually learned what the most important element of democracy is. Being Swiss and at that time … Continue reading

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Switzerland in the 21st century: democracy and equal access or patriotism and isolation?

While Europe is struggling to cope with one of the biggest mass migrations in recent history, Switzerland is preparing for the upcoming elections. It does that by looking backwards but ignoring the fact that throughout history, thousands of Swiss have … Continue reading

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The most dangerous invasive species of present times!

Worldwide environmentalist and conservation groups are fighting invasive species. However, the most dangerous of invasive species can only be controlled with the support of all citizens around the world. Invasive species are organisms that are non-native to an area and … Continue reading

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While asking for more democracy, what citizens really want is anarchy!

Democracy, equity and participation are some of those wonderful terms that stand for a developed society. However, while these metaphors are prominent on paper, in reality they are quickly disappearing. In Australia, the anger over the execution of some drug … Continue reading

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Erdocracy, historic infrastructure and the benefits of money laundering. A holiday in Europe.

With every time that I visit Europe, the difference to Asia seems to become smaller. Cause is not a booming Asian economy but increased autocracy, bad infrastructure and services, and an ever more apparent inequality in Europe, that help the … Continue reading

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