February 23, 2016

Jürgen Grossmann: Stay With Us!

There are little more than a hundred days left to convince the British that their future lies in Europe. That’s not very much time given all the negative factors. Public opinion seems to be leaning towards Brexit; only about 20 percent are still undecided. Both big parties are, at best, unenthusiastic about Europe. Labour is led by a former Eurosceptic, and the Conservatives are split with London’s popular mayor Boris Johnson leading the anti-European campaign. The press is … – More

"We need to believe in Britain’s essential role in Europe, both economically and politically"

Jürgen Grossmann,
Treasurer of United Europe

Jürgen Großmann

August 22, 2016 - News & Opinions

Jürgen Brandt: A Lesson from Ancient Rome

This is a story from ancient Rome that modern Britain seems to have forgotten. More than 2000 years ago, a father once gathered his older boys around him. He gave them a bunch of sticks. He asked his sons to break the bunch. One after the other tried – but no one succeeded. Then the …

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September 15, 2016 - Young European Voices

How Dutch Politics Are Becoming Populist

When it comes to immigrant integration policies, the Netherlands is a country of extremes. Until the late 1970s, the general belief was that immigrants would stay only temporarily. The only exception were the “repatriates” who had arrived from Indonesia after its independence. Therefore, an integration policy was not deemed necessary. In the 1980s, when it …

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