June 12, 2017

Jaap de Hoop Scheffer: Never Waste a Good Crisis

It has often been said that Europe is an economic and financial giant, a political adolescent and a military pygmy. But does it have the luxury to remain that? Look at the challenges and threats we are facing: climate change, migration, terrorism, pandemics and failing states, to name just a few of them. There is not a single one among them which can effectively be addressed at the national level. I believe that we need Europe more than ever. I … – More

"Donald J. Trump is helping European integration. He is making Germany realise that it is time for Germany to lead"

Jaap de Hoop Scheffer,
former Secretary General of NATO

June 13, 2017 - What others write

Judy Dempsey: France’s Rise and Britain’s Demise

While Britain’s prime minister ushers in the decline of London’s influence in the world, France’s president seeks reforms that will reassert Paris’s role in the EU. The contrast could not have been starker. After the first round of the parliamentary election in France on June 11, President Emmanuel Macron’s novice Republic on the Move party …

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July 13, 2017 - Young European Voices

Anna Penninger: Machines vs. Humans

Artificial intelligence is shaping our life. Many leading forces in this key sector are part of American corporations; in Europe, we are sliding into dependency. Wider questions are raised with the rise of artificial intelligence. Increasingly, people worry about the impact that this technology will have on our societies and economies. While it is true …

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