The next 10 days could make or break a plan to reshape the European Union under new management, in an attempt to revive the economy and regain trust among its half-billion people.
What I would like to argue is that this historical and existential process retraced by Kojève helps to clarify the origin and the genesis of the present, European and global, supremacy of economic processes over all other fields of human activity.
PARIS — Air France‘s leading pilots union on Sunday announced an end to its 14-day strike that grounded roughly half of the airline’s flights, stranded passengers worldwide and led to stern shows of frustration by the French prime minister.
Catalonian separatism has grown and grown in the face the brutal austerity imposed upon Spain during the Eurozone crisis
open Democracy News Analysis – by Chiara Rosselli and Eleonora Poli
The success of eurosceptic parties at the 2014 European elections was expected to mark a paradigm shift in both national and European politics. As the dust begins to settle, the eurosceptic wave may not be the catalyst for change many feared or hoped for.
open Democracy News Analysis – by Gerry Hassan
The independence referendum shows a need in Scotland to reach out.
It was a momentous moment in Scottish and British history. The Scottish independence referendum. It dominated Scottish and British airwaves in the last couple of weeks, and became a huge international story.
A Frenchman kidnapped by Islamist terrorists in Algeria has been killed. Video footage of his beheading was published on the Internet on Wednesday. Before killing him his kidnappers had demanded that Paris refrain from participating in the military strikes against the IS. Even a military strike that contravenes international law is justified in the fight against the IS, commentators write, and warn France not to yield.
open Democracy News Analysis – by Volodymyr Dubovyk
The events of the last several months have proven that all existing mechanisms and arrangements to provide for Ukraine’s security have been ineffective.
The events of the last several months have proven that all existing mechanisms and arrangements to provide for Ukraine’s security have been ineffective. The country has found itself in limbo, desperately trying (and often failing) to provide for its own security while defending against Russian aggression.
The next European Commission must step up efforts to tackle social justice in the EU, as the economic imbalance between member states intensified during the crisis, warns the Bertelsmann Stiftung.