On January 1, 2006, Rick Falkvinge founded the Swedish and first Pirate Party. The party has survived more than nine turbulent years while provoking heated discussion on copyright reform, privacy and freedom of speech.
The Icelandic Pirate Party is out-polling all the country’s other parties, with 24% of the population backing them. Read the rest
After meeting with top EU representatives on Thursday, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has committed himself to introducing concrete reform measures in the coming days. Once this happens Athens is to receive further financial aid. That does nothing to change the fact that the Eurozone is dysfunctional, commentators criticise, and warn that Greece’s fate must not be left in the hands of Russia and China.
The leaders of debt-wracked Greece and economic powerhouse Germany meet in Berlin Monday (23 March) after weeks of bad blood over Athens’ debt woes, and bitter WWII memories.
Britain can prosper post Brexit – if it embraces free trade and deregulation
Open Europe’s new report on Brexit concludes there is a life for Britain outside the EU. However, it will face a number of tough political and economic choices if it is to prosper.
The latest challenge to Northern Ireland’s abortion law is a very small step in the right direction, away from a post-conflict settlement in which women can be treated as secondary citizens.
From today’s perspective, it seems amazing to think that Macedonia was actually one of the frontrunners on the road to European integration in the Balkans, even before the most recent member of the EU club, Croatia.
A quarter-century ago, when the Berlin Wall fell and the Iron Curtain rose, the people of Central Europe chose capitalism over communism and democracy over dictatorship.
Europe is on the cusp of a technological transformation that will revolutionize entire industries and change the way its people engage with one another. Indeed, the digital transformation is emerging as the single most promising way to revive the continent’s moribund economy and tackle its stubborn unemployment problem.
Erri De Luca suggested in an interview that the Susa Valley high-speed rail line should be sabotaged. The construction company involved has taken him to court.