Germany has taken the long road on its way to becoming the progressive force that it is today. Their recent election to the Human Rights Council of the United Nations underlines the level of trust and recognition Germany has earned from the international community. But despite the progress it has made, rightist extremism in Germany remains a matter of concern. It will take unity between all actors within German society in order to end the persistent problems of intolerance and hatred.
Posts Tagged ‘ integration ’
The Future of Europe group, composed of 11 EU foreign ministers, released a paper with groundbreaking integrationist proposals and a very realistic approach: when History is calling upon you, don’t wait for the others. Artus Galiay from the New Federalist takes a look at the proposals for a better future of Europe.
The outcome of twenty-six to one in favour of stronger integration and tighter fiscal and budgetary rules has left the UK in the corner. Seldom has such a degree of unity been found among member states. Criticism of Cameron was harsh and aggressive, but is London’s decision to remain outside really that bad? Well, yes, but not necessarily. It might actually be great news.
“Turkey is not in Europe”. If you have ever found yourself in a discussion on the future of the EU enlargement and the Turkish case, I bet you have heard this over and over again. I did hear this a lot from the Turko-skeptics and every time I ask them the simplest yet most complicated question: which Europe are we talking about?
Multiculturalism is dead. At least, according to many prominent EU-leaders. It’s a shame though, that they didn’t present a feasible alternative to the multicultural society. Should we say our permanent farewells to the multicultural ideal, or should we instead try to reform it, giving it a chance to survive? I’ll try to answer that question below.