Europe must set its priorities straight if it wants to remain a key player in global affairs. Only a Union that is both political and pragmatic can sustain future shocks.
The Alliance of European Conservatives and Reformists stands for a different kind of Europe. We believe that Europe would be more prosperous and democratic if each nation provided for its own needs.
To publish or not to publish? That is no longer the question. What remains to be done after the "Mein Kampf" copyright expires in 2015 is to provide an antitoxin to its content – and Bavaria has just the right medicine.
The German state must ban Hitler’s _Mein Kampf_ for eternity and recognize that plain and outspoken rejection of Nazi ideology is a fundamental part of German democracy. This is the surest way to prevent history from repeating itself.
Should German publishing houses, even German citizens, be free to publish and sell Adolf Hitler's racist, ranting autobiography _Mein Kampf_? Yes, they should.
The UK-EU relationship is complex, but the reason for this complexity is simple: both sides have baggage – and not just a bit.
It’s impossible to say what will happen between the UK and the rest of Europe. But it is possible to say what _should_ happen.
Banging on about Europe has once again become a vote winner in the UK and a “Brexit” is more likely than ever. If David Cameron wins next year’s elections, he will have to face an inconvenient promise.
Why a referendum could save British-EU relations.
It is the duty of every modern and free society to protect its homosexual population. States that discriminate on the grounds of sexual orientation will be left standing.
The debate about gay rights stretches far beyond marriage and adoption – it is a debate about freedom and human self-determination. Politicians should look at the economy to learn how to benefit from diversity.
Increasing LGBT rights means decreasing intolerance, xenophobia and other discriminating behavior. The struggle for equality must therefore matter to us all.
Vladimir Putin is right to oppose strengthening the rights of homosexuals. Some privileges should be reserved for heterosexual couples.
The Russian annexation of Crimea is certainly not the beginning of a new Cold War. The EU and the US should ignore Russian muscle-flexing and focus on other challenges.
Putin’s authoritarianism is repulsive not only to people abroad. The situation in Russia is reminiscent of the eve of the Soviet Union’s collapse.
Over the last twenty years, European politics have ignored classical geopolitics. Now we are paying the price for our neglect.
We don’t need to build new cities – a simple reboot of the existing ones will do. An account of human sensors and smart trash:
Building new, efficient and successful cities is the 21st century’s Space Race. There are no ready-made solutions for “smart cities”, but a lot to be learned from our past mistakes. Three easy steps for a smart urban future: